UKTAS (International Congress Center Facilities Management Inc.) was founded in 1993 in order to develop the congress sector and maintain the hospitality services within Turkey, began managing the International Congress and Exhibition Center - ICEC in 1996 and onwards.

UKTAS was established to serve the field of congress tourism with the cooperation of both public and private sectors to produce business and services and to perform all kinds of commercial, economic and technical activities required within these services.

UKTAS has 142 shareholders including Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, TURSAV(Tourism&Travel Agencies Foundation) and TURSAB(Association of Turkish Travel Agencies) and other leading companies of the sector.