Hİlal Ünal Türkan

Head of Organisation Committee


In 1993, has graduated from Middle East Technical University (METU), Faculty of Architecture BA in City and Regional Planning. In 1996, was graduated from METU, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences MA in Political Science and Public Administration. In 1993, took place at METU Honour List, in 1996 took place in METU High Honour List.

Between 2006/2007, she worked as consultant in EC Delegation to Turkey. Since October 2000, she is Deputy General Manager and Defence and Aviation projects’ Manager in GÖKSER Makina Sanayi ve Ticaret LTD.ŞTİ. Has written and managed many projects of TUBITAK, KOSGEB and EU.  Has been awarded for two times by Coordinator Special Award in October 2009 and July 2014 by TUBITAK.

In 2015, she has received EU Cluster Excellence Certificate. In 2011-2017, has worked in Ankara Defence and Aerospace Cluster (OSSA) as responsible for cluster’s management, SME’s development and export. 

2007-2019, she has been invited as a speaker to many conferences and panels in Turkey and abroad, organised by companies such  as Boeing, Airbus, and Bombardier. In 2013/2014/2016, for first time in Turkey she has planned and organised international event, included B2B meetings and conferences regarding to Civil Aviation Supply Chain, which was awarded for two times by Presidency of Defence Industry.

Since 2012, has lead industrialization and export process of SME, has written 4 URGE projects for various organisations, and these activities were accepted by Ministry of Trade as the Best Practice.

Since July 2015, is working in R&D projects in TÜBİTAK. In 2018, has successfully realized international event SEDEC, Security and Defence fair, B2B and conference about Homeland and Border Security.

In 2018, became the finalist in category “The Best Project Team” of 6th “Çetin Ceviz” awards organized by Turkish Project Management Vocational Institute (TPYME). In 2019, has got the “Project Manager” Honor award of 6th “Çetin Ceviz” awards organized by TPYME

Speaks Turkish (native), English (advance), Spanish (beginner), and German (beginner). Is married and has one child.

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