On November 25, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality filed a candidateship application for adding Gediz Delta to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The European Cyclists’ Federation accepted Izmir’s application and added Izmir to the European Cycling Route Network. Thus İzmir became the first city added to this route from Turkey.
Ari Pekka Maki, the Ambassador of Finland in Ankara, and the accompanying delegation visited Izmir Metropolitan Municipality.
The Congress of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) selected Izmir as the host of Culture Summit to be organized in 2021 by the union.
37th General Assembly of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe was organized in Strasburg, France.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality has signed a protocol for “Turkey and Germany Cooperates for Development of Professional Skills” Project (TAMEB) that is financed by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development in Germany.
Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer received a delegation from the representatives of the Mediterranean Network of Cities which included Izmir.
The World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF) Sailboat Blue Panda, sailing for drawing attention to the plastic pollution in the Mediterranean, anchored in Izmir for the events in Turkey.
“Terra Madre”, a gastronomy fair organized biennially in Torino, Italy and led by the world’s major good initiative Slow Food, will come to Izmir in 2021.
Thanks to the joint efforts of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and Izmir Chamber of Commerce, cruise ships will restart to call on Izmir port regularly.
Iddrisu Musaf, the Metropolitan Mayor of Tamale City in Ghana, came to Turkey as a guest of African Trade Center and visited Izmir Metropolitan Municipality.
Marble Izmir Fair organized by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality signed a cooperation protocol with Ptak Company based in Poland.
“Turkey – People’s Republic of China Business Forum” was the event of second day of International Izmir Business Days organized as a part of the 88th Izmir International Fair.
Li Deng, the Ankara Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, and his delegation paid a courtesy visit to Izmir Metropolitan Mayor in his office.
In the 88th İzmir International Fair People’s Republic of China is the “partner”, India is Focus Country and Kahramanmaraş and İstanbul are Guest of Honor provinces.
Nine successful athletes of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality’s Youth and Sports Club will be competing in the world and European Championships in different branches.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and Wolfgang Salazar, the Mural Artist from Venezuela, started a collaboration that will set the bar for coexistence of different cultures in Izmir. After the walls were colored with the children, the locals celebrated the event with Roman tunes.
Representatives and retired ambassadors of 37 countries attended to the meeting held in the Historical Coal Gas Factory.
The Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group TWO (SNMGMG – 2) was in Izmir Port. The commanders of the naval ships visited Izmir Metropolitan Municipality.
In the Best Sustainable Practices Contest Award Ceremony, an event organized as a part of “4th International Sustainable Buildings Symposium” on July 18-20, 2019, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality received four grand prizes for its four projects.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality took the first step of a great project that will develop north of Izmir through culture, nature and tourism. The coordination center of the project opened in Bergama Town, Kozak Highland Yukarıbey District.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality is named as the pioneering city for its efforts to extend the use of bicycles through “Haydi Türkiye Bisiklete” (Start Cycling Turkey), a project designed by WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities and supported by the EU.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer announced that they are planning on starting the construction works next year and commissioning Buca Subway in five years and thanked the President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for authorizing this investment.
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor, Tunç Soyer participated the United Cities and Local Governments, Middle East and West Asia Regional Organization (UCLG-MEWA) meeting in Amman
In “Mahir Eller (Skilled Hands) Project”, an EU Project co-organized with the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey, 14 female subway and trolley operators successfully passed their exams and proved their professional competency.