My name is Olga Eser, and I am a Principle Director for Effect a leading laser light show company located in Antalya, Turkey. We have been involved with the laser display industry since 2006, and although this is not a long time, we have made a very large impact on the laser show industry here in Turkey, and have become the countries leading provider of laser display solutions.
I am announcing my candidacy for the ILDA Board of Directors, because I believe that I can use my experiences in business, marketing, and international affairs to help further this great organization we all care so much about. Turkey is a very small country as many of you may know, and in only 12 years, we have completely changed the laser business in this country. Through strong marketing, an emphasis on product quality and customer service, and by putting safety and education first, we have grown into the premier laser display organization for this area.
My goal in running for the ILDA Board is to help further grow this great organization, and to put my business skills to work for the industry as a whole - Using the same principles we have used at Effect to grow our business. I believe that because my background comes from outside of the laser industry, I can have a unique outlook on new and innovative ways to help our organization grow.
My primary focuses will be on helping the organization gain new membership in Eastern European countries, through strong and focused marketing efforts. And because I speak Turkish, English, Russian, and Romanian fluently, I believe these language skills can be utilized by ILDA to help translate marketing materials, etc to use in an effort to gain new membership.
In addition, I will put a heavy focus on laser safety, and on ensuring that only compliant laser products are sold to consumers in our area, and abroad. I believe this is a vital element that needs to be addressed to ensure the longevity of our industry... Because as our industry continues to grow, the importance of safe laser display applications becomes every more relevant.
And finally, I would like to be on the ILDA Board in an effort to give something back... ILDA has done so much for us as members, and you cannot put a value on the worth of an ILDA membership. I personally have a passion for this industry and want to do what I can to help further ILDA and all of our businesses as a whole, through well planned and executed growth. I want to help bring new members into our organization, to help market ILDA and to help further promote the need for safe laser display.
My Company is member of Antalya Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Member of West Mediterranean Exporters Association; I’m member of Women Entrepreneurs Council of Antalya Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Member of KADEM – Women and Democracy Association (Istanbul) and Member of KADEM Foreign Affairs Committee; Member of NGO Committee on the Status of Women.
Thank you for your time, and for considering me in this year’s Board vote.
More information is in this document: Effect & ILDA.pdf