As one of the most prestigous awards of the sector,
Retail Sun Awards honor and promote outsanding work in the retail industry.
The awards have become an important benchmark of excellence across retailing.
Every year, Retail Sun Awards are granted to those who contribute to the advancement
of retail and make a difference in the sector with their heart, soul and hard work.
The awards will be presented in 6 categories on the 29th and 30th of November,
at the award ceremony in Lütfi Kırdar ICEC.
Retail Sun Awards Sponsor
Lifetime Achievement Award
Nominees are not disclosed for this category.
ATÜ’s “Significant Contribution to Retail” Award Short List
Young Leaders Award Short List
Fatih Karaca, Karaca Group CEO
Ferhat Zamanpur, Silk and Cashmere CMO
Özhun Olgar, Olgar Şirketler Grubu CEO
Zeynep Doğan, Ramsey Yönetim Kurulu Üyesi
Most Successful Professional Executive Award Short List
Bülent Gürcan, Teknosa, CEO
Didem Aydın, Zorlu Property Group, General Manager
Hakan Kaplan, Doğuş Marketing Services, CEO
Nevzat Yıldız, Yataş, General Manager
Best Use of Social Media Award Short List
Best HR Programme Award Short List
Lifetime Achievement Award
This special award recognizes the retailer who has been in the sector for many years, has contributed to the advancement of retail and earned respect from his/her peers and competitors.
ATÜ’s “Significant Contribution to Retail” Award
This award will be given for the contribution to the retail sector. This contribution could be in general or on a single subject such as productivity, IT, human resources, environment, customer relations or management etc.
Most Successful Professional Executive Award
This award is presented to the most successful executive (in stores/supermarkets/shopping centers/restaurants) based on their contribution to the success of their company and their own career path.
Young Leaders Award
This award recognizes the next generation of leadership (aged 25-40) in retail who has contributed to the success of his/her company and set an inspiring example with his/her career path.
Best Use of Social Media Award
This award recognizes the best use of social media in order to establish the most effective, long-term communication channels with the customers, provide customer support or run social media campaign in retail.
Best HR Programme Award
This award recognizes the HR programme that reserves effective, sustainable and innovative features in career planning, recruitment, retention, motivation, self-development and employee satisfaction etc.
Who may participate?
Retail Sun Awards may be granted to those operating in the retail industry or providing services to retailers. People, organizations or projects may participate in the Retail Sun Awards.
Participation & Nomination Procedure
The nomination forms, which are designed peculiarly for each award category, must be completed for the participation process. The nominator/ participant is responsible for the accuracy of the information provided.
The nomination forms for the categories of “Best Use of Social Media Award” and “Best HR Programme Award” must be submitted to Soysal directly.
For other award categories, the forms must be submitted to either Soysal or the retail associations.
The nomination forms can be downloaded from the “Nomination Form” page in our website by clicking the links for each award category. Please submit all the nomination forms to Soysal through e-mail. (You may contact Olgu Kundakçı at: firstname.lastname@example.org)
. While filling in the nomination forms, please do not exceed the word limits stated.
. In case you submit the forms with exceeding word limits, you will be asked to refill the forms.
. Only for the categories of “Best Use of Social Media Award” and “Best HR Programme Award”, you may submit additional information with nomination forms. The submitted additional information must be maximum 3 A4 paper size pages.
Please submit the nomination forms to Soysal and retail organisations until 25th of August, 2017.
Determination of Short List
After all nomination forms are submitted to the grand jury, the jury conducts the first meeting for the evaluation of nominees. The jury determines short lists consisted of four nominees for each category. The short lists are anounced to the sector. The nominees in the short lists may submit additional information prior to the final meeting of the jury. No shortlist is determined for the category of “Lifetime Achievement Award.”
Determinaton of Awardees
Grand jury conducts a final meeting for the determination of awardees. The awardees are determined among the nominees in the short lists of each category. The awardee of the “Lifetime Achievement Award” is determined among all nominees.
Announcement of Awardees
Awardees are announced and the awards are presented to the winners in the Retail Sun Awards Ceremony at Retail Days on November 29 and 30, 2017.
Cem Hakko, Vakko Chairman
Fatih Karaca , Karaca Group CEO
Nevzat Yıldız, Yataş General Manager
Best HR Program AwardMcDonald’s
Best Use of Social Media Awardebebek
Most Succesful Professional Executive AwardNevzat Yıldız, Yataş General Manager
Young Leaders AwardFatih Karaca , Karaca Group CEO
ATÜ “Significant Contribution to Retail” AwardHOPİ
Lifetime Achievement AwardCem Hakko, Vakko Chairman
Lifetime Achievement AwardTekin Acar , Tekin Acar Cosmetics Chairman
Atü Special AwardTomtom Gardens
Significant Contribution to Retail AwardMetro Cash & Carry Turkey
Young Leaders AwardBurak Çelet, Desa CEO
Most Successful Executive AwardUğur Demirel Şok Markets CEO
Best Use of Social Media AwardAltınyıldız Classics
Best Human Resources Programme Awardİpekyol
Lifetime Achievement AwardSüleyman Orakçıoğlu, Orka Holding Chairman
Atü Special AwardVakko
Significant Contribution to Retail AwardMudo Concept
Young Leaders AwardTalha Çilek, Çilek Board Member
Most Successful Executive AwardCem Eriç, Kanyon General Manager
Best Use of Social Media AwardVestel / Sunday Breakfast Campaign
Best Human Resources Programme AwardLC Waikiki / Waisimo
Lifetime Achievement AwardAykut Hamzagil, Hamzagil A.Ş. Founder
Gratis Special AwardBilsar
Significant Contribution to Retail AwardMehmet T. Nane, CarrefourSA General Manager
Young Leaders AwardCoşkun Bayraktar, VIA Properties Chairman
Most Successful Executive AwardEren Çamurdan, Ay Marka General Manager
Best Use of Social Media AwardMigros / 360 Degree Social Media
Best Human Resources Programme AwardBoyner Group / 12 December Retail Employees' Day Vestel / Vestel Asist
Lifetime Achievement AwardMelih Çelet, Desa Chairman
Significant Contribution to Retail AwardTurquality
Young Leaders AwardAhmet Said Kavurmacı, Aydınlı Group Chairman of Executive Council
Most Successful Professional Executive Award-StoresAhmet Yanıkoğlu, Watsons General Manager
Most Successful Professional Manager Award - Shopping CentersAytaç Özçiçek , AVM MFI Partners Managing Director
Most Successful Professional Manager Award-Food and Beverage BusinessesGazi Akyol, Sunset Grill & Bar Manager
Most Successful Professional Manager Award - SupermarketsMustafa Altındağ. Şok General Manager
Environment and Sustainability AwardMigros
Best Use of Social Media AwardMudo
Best Human Resources Application AwardBimeks
Shopping Center Manager of the Year AwardMahmut Metin Gültekin, Tepe Nautilus Manager
SKM Projects+ Special Distinction AwardArmaggan
Lifetime Achievement AwardVahap Küçük, LC Waikiki Chairman
Retail Sun Special AwardIntema Live Project Eczacıbaşı Intema Stores
Significant Contribution to Retail Awardİstanbul Shopping Fest
Young Leaders AwardÖmer Taviloğlu, Mudo Board Member
Most Successful Professional Executive Award-StoresCüneyt Yağcı-Groupe SEB, Genel Manager Cüneyt Yavuz-Mavi, General Manager
Most Successful Professional Manager Award - SupermarketsErhan Bostan, A101 CEO
Most SucAcessful Professional Manager Award - Shopping Centersİlham İnan Dündar, Torunlar GYO Deputy General Manager
Shopping Center Manager of the Year AwardNezihi Kayıboğlu-Optimum Outlet İstanbul, General Manager Award Category Sponsor: ARSİS
Favorite Retailer AwardKom - Tekin Acar
Best Human Resources Application AwardMigros Award Category Sponsor: Secretcv.com
Lifetime Achievement AwardÜmit Zaim, Derimod Chairman
CardFinans Special AwardArgande
Significant Contribution to Retail AwardMehmet Büyükekşi
Shopping Center Manager of the Year AwardKazım Çizmeci, City's Nişantaşı, General Manager
Favorite Retailer AwardAtasay, FLO
Most Successful Professional Manager Award - SupermarketsKubilay Özerkan-Metro Toptancı Market, Turkey General Manager Award Category Sponsor: OBASE
Most Successful Professional Manager Award - StoresHaluk Özmutlu-Adidas Zone Middle, General Manager Award Category Manager: OBASE
Most Successful Professional Manager Award - Shopping CentersOsman İllez- Bayraktar Gayrimenkul, General Manager Award Category Sponsor: OBASE
Shopping Center of the YearHakan Kurt-İstinye Park, General Manager Award Category Sponsor: Arsis Grup
Store Manager of the Year AwardErdinç Yılmaz-YKM, Adana Store Manager Award Category Sponsor: Arsis Grup
Supermarket Manager of the YearVeysel Tanaltı-Migros, Cemalpaşa Store Manager Award Category Sponsor: Arsis Grup
Best Human Resources Application AwardDeFacto
Lifetime Achievement AwardKamil Özçoban Park Bravo Group
Significant Contribution to Retail AwardHüsnü Özyeğin,Fiba Holding Award Category Sponsor: Trump Towers İstanbul
CardFinans Special AwardYKM
Most Successful Professional Manager Award - StoresFüsun Çevikel Kuran, Stefanel Award Category Sponsor: Capitol
Most Successful Professional Manager Award - Shopping CentersErcüment Alptekin, JLL
Favorite Retailer AwardShell (Fuel Oil), Tefal (Kitchenware) Award Category Sponsor: OBASE
Most Successful Professional Manager Award - SupermarketsGalip Aykaç, BİM
Store Manager of the Year AwardNasuhi Gemici, Boyner Adana Store Manager
Supermarket Manager of the Yearİlker Topçu, Real Meydan Store Manager
Best Human Resources Application AwardTesco Kipa Award Category Sponsor: Kariyer.net
CardFinans Special Awardİstanbul Doors Restaurant Group
Lifetime Achievement AwardKerim Kerimol, Ermenegildo Zegna
Service to Retail AwardNuşin Oral, YKM Board Member
Jury Special AwardAziz Bulgu, Migros T.A.Ş., Former General Manager
Significant Contribution to Retail AwardGündüz Bayer-Metro Group Asset Man., Turkey General Manager Award Category Sponsor: Krea Gayrimenkul
Favorite Retailer Awardİstikbal (Furniture),Mc Donald's (Fast food/cafe/restaurant) Award Category Sponsor: OBASE
Most Successful Professional Manager Award - StoresAslı Karadeniz Boyner, General Manager
Most Successful Professional Manager Award - Shopping CentersHüseyin Okumuş Metro Group Asset Man., Shopping Center Manager
Most Successful Professional Manager Award - SupermarketsAlp Özpamukçu, Koçtaş General Manager
Best Human Resources Application AwardGroseri Market
Store Manager of the Year AwardMetin Demirbaş GNC, Konya Store Manager
Local Supermarket Manager of the Year AwardCevat Çelik Fon Gıda, Supermarket Manager
Lifetime Achievement AwardSait Akarlılar, Mavi Jeans
Maximum Special AwardSilk & Cashmere
Significant Contribution to Retail AwardOtto Nagel Multi Turkmall
Most Successful Professional Manager Award - StoresJaklin Güner YKM
Most Successful Professional Manager Award - SupermarketsNihat Özdemir, Kiler Award Category Sponsor: Unilever
Most Successful Professional Manager Award - Shopping CentersOrhan Demir, Carousel Award Category Sponsor: Global Refund-Tax Free
Favorite Retailer AwardMigros (Supermarket) LC Waikiki (Stores)
Most Successful Store/Supermarket Manager AwardZeynep Önal-Louis Vuitton, İstinye Park Alper Demirci-Biçen Gıda, Mimaroba Branch
Best Human Resources Application AwardTeknosa Academy
Lifetime Achievement AwardFethi Ağralı, YKM
Most Successful Professional Executive AwardNuri Aka Profilo
Significant Contribution to Retail AwardMehmet Bayraktar, Flagstone Property Group Award Category Sponsor: Krea Gayrimenkul
Maximum Special AwardKahve Dünyası, Koton
Most Successful Professional Executive AwardMehmet Nane TeknoSA
Lifetime Achievement AwardAbdullah Kiğılı, Kiğılı
Significant Contribution to Retail AwardMavi
Maximum Special AwardLCW
Lifetime Achievement AwardMustafa Taviloğu ,Mudo
Most Successful Professional Executive AwardMurat İzci, Olivium - Hanifi Arabacı, Tepe Home
Maximum Special AwardMigros CRM Applications
Significant Contribution to Retail AwardSerdar Sunay, BBA
Lifetime Achievement AwardVitali Hakko, Vakko
Significant Contribution to Retail Awardİstikbal Group
Most Successful Professional Executive AwardServet Topaloğlu, Tansaş
Maximum Special AwardTepe Nautilus