Assoc. Prof. Dr Bülent GÜRBÜZ
REKÇAD (Recreation Studies and Research Association) Group Founder

Dr. Gurbuz received the B.Sc. degree and M.Sc degree in Physical Education and Sports from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey and the Ph.D. degree in Recreation from the Gazi University Ankara, Turkey, in 2006. He worked as a visiting scholar at Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, North Carolina State University, USA.

He teached courses in the area of recreation at Baskent University, Hacettepe University, Ahi Evran University, Gazi Univertsity and Kırıkkale University. He presented many scientific studies about recreation at international conferences, won best presentations awards many times and served in congress scientific committees. He has co-authored two books including Urbanization and Recreation and Total Quality Management in Sport Services.

He is a founding member and current president of Recreation Studies and Research Association which has members from different disciplines (sport sciences faculty, tourism faculties, faculty of forestry). He is currently working as an Associated Professor at Ankara University, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Department of Sports Management.

gafuraliserGafur ALİŞER
Cemer Kent Ekipmanları Deputy General Manager
He graduated from the Civil Engineering from Balikesir Faculty of Uludağ University in 1971. He is married, has 2 children and lives in İzmir.
He worked as a professional manager in the construction, automation and engineering services sectors. He participated in Aegean Region Chamber of Industry. He took charge in civil society organization as EBSO, İTO, EGİAD, ESİAD, İZSİAD. He was member of the commission of urban renewal and urbanization. Landscape and recreation topics are his special interest.


He was involved in various social projects in regional and Izmir. He is still working as Deputy General Manager at Cemer Kent Ekipmanları AS.



kemalbasurkKemal Baştürk
Vialand Mall and Theme Park Operations Director

After graduating Marmara University International Relations Department in 1999, he started his business life in financial sector. After 2005 he took senior managerial positions in readymade retail business and gained experience also in international trade. As of 2013 Kemal Baştürk started to work for ECE, active in developing, leasing and managing big scale shopping center projects. He worked in management of Ankamall and Marmara Park Shopping Centers. Later on he was in charge as center manager of Park Afyon Shopping Center and Aqua Florya Shopping Center. In 2017 he started to work for Gürsoy Group and currently works as Operation Director of Vialand Shopping Center and Theme Park.



The Master of Landscape Architecture degree Murat ERMEYDAN
Chairman of UCTEA Chamber of Landscape Architects, Istanbul Branch

Mr. ERMEYDAN received the bachelor degree in Landscape Architecture from İstanbul University Faculty of Forestry and the master degree in department of Environmental Design from Bahçesehir University, Institute of Science and Technology, İstanbul, Turkey.

He started out his duty as a Landscape Architect at İstanbul Ağaç ve Peyzaj A.Ş. in 1998, he participated in as a Project Implementation Manager in between 2006-2012, as an Assistant Manager of Technical Services in between 2012-2014 and as a General Manager in between 2014-2016 years. Now, he is currently working as a consultant Master Landscape Architect at İstanbul Beton Elemanları ve Beton Fabrikaları A.Ş. (İSTON). He worked as a specialist lecturer at Faculty of Engineering and Design in İstanbul Ticaret University.

He has been involved in many projects and has been a member of the jury at many competitions. He was attendant as a speaker at many conferences and panel discussions about landscape and landscape architecture, also served as a moderator. In 2014, he was selected as a chairman of UCTEA Chamber of Landscape  Architects- Istanbul Branch. He continues to manage as a chairman of Istanbul Branch. He is a second year student at İstanbul University, Open and Distance Education Faculty of Sociology Department.

He is married and father of two children.

Şöhret PAKİŞ
Polin Waterparks Director Of Marketing And Communications

Şöhret Pakiş studied Economics at Bogazici University in Istanbul, and went on to receive her master’s degree in Economic History at the same university.

Her first work experience was at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.

In 2003, after working at Pfizer for 3 years, She joined the Polin Waterparks team. She worked as a Marketing Manager from 2003 until 2013. Şöhret is now the Director of Marketing and Communications at Polin Waterparks.

Şöhret Pakiş has been working as a proud member of IAAPA Europe Committee in 2014 and 2015 and IAAPA EMEA ( Europe, Middle East and Africa) M&S Committee in 2016.