Dear members, dear friends, Ladies & Gentlemen,

It is my true pleasure to have the possibility to welcome you to our first International Congress since we last time met in Cannes, 2019.

I have been looking forward with much anticipation to this time, for us all to finally meet again, our camaraderie, networking and productive meetings have surely been missed.

Therefore, I would like to welcome you all to the wonderful city of Istanbul, where Europe meets Asia and Asia meets Europe at the feet of the Bosphorus. We will be graciously hosted by our Turkish friends under the leadership of President Adnan Oner.

We have planned four intense days with the option for an extra day or more for those who would like to explore more of this beautiful part of the world.

All of us have been through hard times the past few years and we all deserve to see each other again and to celebrate life as the one thing that has held this association together for so many years, FRIENDSHIP.

My dear friends, I hope to see as many of you as possible here in Istanbul. There is a limited number of rooms with favorable rates for those registering early.

There will be room for festivities as the congress will be my last congress as your International President before passing the baton to the new Executive Committee. So you see my friends, we have a lot to celebrate and I cannot wait to meet you all here.

Vive Les Clefs d’Or

In friendship always,