Meeting and congress center: Istanbul

Istanbul unites its natural beauty with its historical and cultural accumulation and modern infrastructure, ascending in world league as the new favorite city for international organizations.


Istanbul is one of the most visited cities in the world with its historical and cultural heritage, dating back thousands of years. In this respect, it has been attracting attention in the international area in recent years as a rising star for congress tourism. Istanbul has hosted many important international fairs and congresses in recent years due to its location as a central spot both geographically and also culturally, functioning as a bridge between Asia and Europe. Therefore, it is one of the most attractive cities for the professionals of congress tourism.

Istanbul has successfully organized international conferences such as Habitat Conference,  NATO Summit, AGIT Summit, International Union of Architects (IUA), Formula 1, CeBIT Informatics Fair, Autoshow, EMITT Tourism Fair, World Association of Newspapers (WAN), Forum Istanbul 2005, Turkish-German Businessmen Congress, Turkish-Arabic Business Forum, and thus has proved to the whole world that it has the necessary infrastructure and the technical equipment.


Formula 1 in Istanbul 

Istanbul has a historical and cultural heritage acknowledged not only by Turkey but also by the whole world; and apart from its historical and natural beauties the city is well formed with its hotels, fair, congress and meeting halls that have European standards; two international airports with a passenger capacity of exceeding 20 million annually and its transportation infrastructure. It has the capacity to meet all the demands of the sector with its five-star hotels, providing service at world standards. With the CNR Expo Istanbul, Beylikdüzü Tüyap Congress and Fair Center, Istanbul now have giant fair complexes through recent investments.


Eastern and the Western cultures are mixed in the same pot!


Istanbul is one of the strongest candidates for international conferences in coming years, and the city hosted meetings such as World Trade Centers General Assembly in 2006, and Mediterranean Trade Chambers Union General Assembly, and the World Trade Chambers Union General Assembly in 2007.Istanbul’s attractiveness is not limited to congresses. The visitors coming to meetings, congresses and fairs have the opportunity to experience the eastern and the western cultures combining among the artworks that reflect a history of thousands of years.


Istanbul Congress Center

A unique touristic journey


It also promises an amazing touristic journey beyond the imagination with its modern shopping centers, eating and drinking opportunities: including all the cuisines of the world, and entertainment spots working all day and night. Cultural and art performances, such as the concerts given by the foremost artists of the world or film festivals, also create great opportunities for its visitors.

Istanbul has rapidly risen to the first league of the congress sector with all these opportunities. It is a significant competitor amongst the leading cities of congress tourism such as Barcelona, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris and Berlin.

Istanbul presents unforgettable moments to its visitors, providing uncountable surprises. Having many beauties to see and experience, a limited time would not be enough; it deserves to be the destination everybody wonders about and desires to visit several times.

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