Invited Speakers

Eng. İdrİs Güllüce

İdris Güllüce was born to Hüseyin Güllüce and his wife Sıddıka in Hasankale (today Pasinler) of Erzurum Province on 11 February 1950. He was educated in civil engineering at Yıldız Technical University in Istanbul and went on to study Organization Management at Gebze Institute of Technology earning a Master's degree. Güllüce is married and has five children.

After working as an engineer and manager at construction sites in Libya, Güllüce became business partner of a company, and served there as managing director. He entered politics at regional level. Güllüce was elected Mayor of Tuzla municipality in Istanbul serving three legislative terms. Güllüce was member of the city council in Üsküdar and deputy chairman of the Istanbul Metropolitan city council.

He published a book entitled "Problems of Regional Governments and Their Solutions". Güllüce was elected into the Grand National Assembly of Turkey in the 2007 general election as an MP from Istanbul Province. He was re-elected a second time into the parliament in the 2011 general election. Between 2009 and 2013, he served as the chairman of the parliamentary Public Works, Transportation and Tourism Commission. On 26 December 2013, İdris Güllüce assumed office as Minister of Environment and Urban Planning.