Founder / Trainer
Trade Fairs Organizer / Trainer
Mehmet DÜKKANCI, Founder of Fuarista, was born in 1971 – Xanthi, Greece. He graduated from Boğaziçi University, Department of Business Administration in 1998. After his military service, he worked as a member of the press between 2000-2001. Between 2001 and 2003, he worked as Export Marketing Manager in the Lighting Sector. He took his company to 4 international fairs and prepared it for 2 international fairs.
In 2003, he met with the exhibition sector. Between 2003-2007, he was the Project Manager of Interlight Lighting, Growtech Greenhouse, Agriculture and Exposhiping Europort Ship Industry sector fairs at NTSR Fuar ve Gösteri Hizmetleri AŞ.
Between 2008 and 2011, ANFAŞ Antalya Fair Investment Co. as the Exhibitions Coordinator. He was the coordinator of fairs organized in Antalya such as Hotel Equipment, Food, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Health Tourism, Municipal Equipment, Marble, Boat .
In 2011-2016, he established his own company Agoras Fair Services Ltd. Şti. and started fairs such as Florplant Ornamental Plants and Landscape Architecture, Cosmoshow Cosmetics Fair, RENSEF Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency, SATEF Travel Agents and Suppliers Fair. He contributed to the development of University Introduction Days, Edutalya, Composite fairs with different non-governmental organizations.
Between 2016-2019, he worked as a full-time Fair Consultant / Fair Brand Director for CPHI Istanbul Pharmaceutical Components Fair , Fi Istanbul Food Components , Istanbul Light Lighting, TissuWorld Paper Components fairs in the Istanbul office of the world giant UBM Fuarcılık.
From 2020, his company is registered toAnthea fuarista He started to provide blog posts, training and consultancy services with his brand. With the Fuarista Sahnesi brand, he organizes meetings with fair organizers on Thursday evenings between 21:00 and 22:00 in Zoom environment.
InFuarista Fair Preparation Trainings, Fuarista explains to the companies participating in the fair how to prepare for the fair in order to find customers who can host more visitors at their stands at the fair, place orders among them, make sales exports, and how they can work at the fair and after the fair.
These trainings are given collectively to the members of Exporters’ Associations, Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Sector Associations, participants in the trainings organized by Fair Organizers for their participants, and one-on-one training and consultancy is provided to the companies that request it.
Trainings for participating companies:
- Fair Preparation Training
- Video Tutorials on Preparing for the Fair
- Virtual Fair Preparation Training
Dükkancı, which provides personnel training for fair organizers, also provides consultancy services as well as training for organizers to be more successful in the fairs they organize.
Trainings for fair organizers:
- Fair Vocational Training Programs
- Fair Project Management Training
- Fair Marketing Management Training
- Fair Sales Management Training
- Fair Operation Training
- Virtual Fair Organization Training
Fuarista instructor Mehmet Dükkancı is fluent in Greek and English as well as his native Turkish.