Izmir, Turkey
Excursion, 7th - 8th - 9th optional October 2022

Professional Committee of Firms excursions in Izmir, Turkey, 7th - 8th - 9th October 2022

ELCA’s Committee of Firms Chairman, Yasin Otuzoglu, was thrilled to host ELCA’s Committee of Firms members and national associations representatives to its professional excursion in Izmir, Turkey, from 6th to 9th October 2022. 
On Thursday 6th October, we held our biannual Presidium with the representatives of our national associations.
On Friday 7th October, we discovered two private houses and their magnificient garden, as well as Uzba's arboretum (the biggest palm farm of the world) and Urla Winery, harmonizing the know-how of ancient times and today's technology. The Urla winery is one of the leading wineries of the Izmir region.
On Satursday 8th October, we visited the modern Istinye Park complex and Halk Park.
On Sunday 9th October, an optional tour was organised in the mind-blowing antique city of Ephesus and the House of Mary. 
Here are a few impressions of our participants :
"Everything was organised superbly, the schedule was solid and the gardens were fabulous." - Jaanus LEPIK, Eesti Maastikuehitajate Liit MTÜ, Estonia
"Thanks so much for organizing the Presidium and Excursion. I thought it was fantastic." - Peter GUINANE, Oriole Landscape Ltd., Canada
"Thank you very much for the tour. The organization of this trip was exceptional."- Kadri GRISAKOV, Kivisilla OÜ, Estonia
"I had a very good time and enjoyed it a lot. Thanks for all." - John KOOMEN, John Koomen Tuinen, Netherlands
"Mr. Kosugi and I liked the trip to Izmir very much. Everything was well organized, beautiful weather and interesting places to visit. Thanks especially to ELCA who organized a nice ELCA excursion!" - Andreas HAMACHER, Kosugi Zohen Co. Ltd., Japan
A warm thank you to all participants for these successful professional excursions !