You are cordially invited to participate in the TCI-Network Clusters as Drivers for Economic and Social Development in the Mediterranean Area Conference to be held in Izmir, Turkey on 14-15 June, 2012.
TCI Mediterranean Conference is the first TCI Conference organized in the Mediterranean Area. Clustering policies have been implemented and experienced widely in the Mediterranean for more than ten years and there is a variety of implementations, in terms of the level of experience, number of cluster initiatives or types of policies. Since perspective and practices of Izmir in clustering and competitiveness issues presents an interesting case to discover and study, hosting this exclusive conference is expressive.
The main theme of the conference has been determined within this perspective with the idea of adopting new and successful models of clustering into similar regions in the Mediterranean Area, which further contributes increasing thecompetitiveness of sectors. Within the rich diversity of policies and implementations, it is aimed to create a discussion environment among policy makers and practitioners working in different countries and learn from eachother, besides learning from the experts and well-known academicians. Up-to-date academic studies and interesting cases are also going to be presented in the Conference.
Expectations of the conference delegates include learning about the Turkish and other Mediterranean regions’ policies, practices and clusters, benchmarking their initiatives and activities, finding networking opportunities and cooperation partners, exploring new models, ideas and new approaches in the economic development field.
The conference is expected to become a creative and synergetic platform, to meet and share policies and practices, exchange knowledge and produce valuable outputs. The main outcome of the Conference will be building social bridges among all sides of the Mediterranean.
We are exhilarated to share this outstanding atmosphere with you and to host you in Izmir. Detailed information about the conference is available at the conference homepage at http://www.izmirconference.com
Conference registration fee: 340 €
Early bird registration fee: 260 € (last date: 11 May 2012)
Deadline for Submission of Proposals: 18 May 2012
Phone: +90 232 489 81 81/132
Fax: +90 232 489 85 05