Co-chaired by Professor Erol Eren of Beykent University, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, and Professor Asım Şen of the Industrial Engineering Department of Beykent University, the International Conference on Leadership, Technology, and Innovation Management (ICLTIM-2011), was organized by Beykent University, under the main sponsorship of Turkish Airlines. The conference took place at Beykent University’s Taksim campus in Istanbul between the dates of December 2-4, 2011. The opening ceremony, held at  the Adem Çelik Conference Hall, was attended by 120 participants.

The International Conference on Leadership, Technology and Innovation Management 2011 (ICLTIM-2011), held for the first time in December 2011,  aims to be the premier forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of theoretical, experimental and applied leadership, technology and innovation management, bringing together researchers, managers, scientists, engineers, practitioners, and students to exchange ideas and experiences, and forge practical solutions to the problems of leadership and innovation management. 

The conference was host to 90 academicians from 17 countries around the world. A total of 82 papers were presented in 19 sessions. The countries represented included, besides Turkey, Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, India, Iran, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Conference proceedings were distributed to the participants during the conference in both book and CD form. 

Conference participants concluded the second day of the conference with a gala dinner on a boat cruise along Istanbul’s beautiful Bosphorus waterway that separates the Sea of Marmara from the Black Sea.