As one of the most prestigious awards of the sector, Retail Sun Awards honor and promote outstanding work in the retail industry. The awards have become an important benchmark of excellence across retailing.

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 every year.

Winners are chosen selectively by the grand jury composed of sector leaders, experts and representatives of the retail associations AYD, BMD, GPD, KMD, MOSDER, MTD, TPF, TMD and TURYID.

The awards will be granted on the 4th and 5th of December at Retail Days.

Winners of Retail Sun Awards 18

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Turgut Toplusoy – Roman

Lifetime Achievement Award

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ATÜ’s “Significant Contribution to Retail” Award 

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Yusuf Akkaş – Köfteci Yusuf

Young Leaders Award 

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Yurdaer Kahraman – Fiba Commercial Properties

Most Successful Professional Executive Award 

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Zeynep Selgur – Sportive

Most Successful Professional Executive Award 

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Best Use of Social Media Award 

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Yves Rocher Turkey

Best HR Programme Award 

Award Categories

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.

Best HR Programme Award by Poldy Sponsorship

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.


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.

Most Successful Customer Experience Award

This award is presented to the most successful project or company that provides customer experience which contributed to positive outcome.

The Grand Jury

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Eda Güngör

MTD Delegate,

Fashion Designer  

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Erkmen Onbulak

KMD Delegate, Zorlu Textile Group, General Manager

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Ersan Arcan

ATÜ, General Manager 

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Füsun Kuran

TMD Delegate, Make A

Wish Turkey CEO

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Kadri Demir


Founder Managing Partner

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Merter Özay

GPD Delegate,

Özay Law Firm, Founder

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Murat Zengin

Opet, Assistant

General Manager, Marketing

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Mustafa Altunbilek

TPF Delegate, Altunbilekler, Chairman of Board

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Nuri Şapkacı

AYD Delegate, ECE Turkey,

CFO and General Manager

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Ömer Taviloğlu

BMD Delegate, Mudo Chairman of the Board

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Pınar Şener Harput

ATU Duty Free, Chief Business Support Officer/Board Member 

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Sinan Karaoğlan

MOSDER Delegate, Vettore Furniture Chairman of Board

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Tolga Tatari


Founding Partner and CEO

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Yrd. Doç. Dr.

Tamer Atabarut

BULLC (Bogazici University Lifelong Learning Center), Director

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Vedat Dilber


General Coordinator

Nomination & Evaluation Process

  • Who May Participate?
  • Participation & Nomination Procedure
  • Please Note
  • Evaluation Process
Who May Participate?

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

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 HR Programme Award by Poldi Sponsorship” and “Most Successful Customer Experience 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: odul.aday@soysal.com.tr

Please Note

Please Note

  • While filling the nomination forms, please do not exceed the word limits stated.
  • You may submit additional information with nomination forms only for the categories of “Best HR Programme Award by Poldy Sponsorship” and “Most Successful Customer Experience Award” . The submitted additional information must be maximum of three A4 paper size pages.
  • Each person, organization or project can be nominated to a single award category.Please submit the nomination forms to Soysal and retail organisations until 16th of August, 2019.
Evaluation Process

Evaluation Process

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, except for the Lifetime Achivement Award. 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.

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 at Retail Days on December 4 and 5, 2019.


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