On May 3-5 2018, Management Development Institute of Singapore in Tashkent hosted the "2nd International Congress on Cultural Heritage and Tourism", organized jointly with the University of Selçuk (Turkey). The leading experts from over 30 countries attended the event to discuss the most topical issues in the sphere of tourism such as cultural heritage, diversification of the tourism product, marketing, and tourism management and examine new approaches in terms of changing conditions centered on Cultural Heritage and Tourism.
The congress was run by the representatives of several Universities, namely the Rector of Selçuk University Dr. Mustafa Şahin, the Rector of MDIS Tashkent Dr. Jasur Salikhov, the Rector of Artvin Çoruh University - Dr. Fahrettin Tilki, the Rector of Karamanoğlu Mehmetbey University Dr. Mehmet Akgül and headed by Dr. Necmi Uyanik – the Dean of Tourism Faculty at Selçuk University. As a result of the Congress, the Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Management Development Institute of Singapore in Tashkent and the University of Selçuk, which further on will collaborate on exchange programmes, joint research projects in tourism sphere and other disciplines of mutual interest.
Overall, the Congress lasted for three days, integrating various seminars, workshops and networking sessions among the participants and was finalized by the extensive photo session with the organizing committee, the Congress partners – the CEO of "Asiatour Elite" LLC – Mr. Akmaljon Kosimov and Azimjon Mahmudov – the company director, MDIST staff and volunteers.
Doubtless, the international scale of the event indicates the accelerated development of relationships between Turkey and Uzbekistan and will promote the exchange of experience in tourism, education, science, cultural heritage and other collateral spheres.
MDIS Tashkent team would like to express its sincere gratitude to the Congress partners - the University of Selçuk and "Asiatour Elite" LLC for collaboration and support and is looking forward to further cooperation.