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By virtue of possessing a significant historical and cultural heritage, Turkey is a door of amazing possibilities. Turkey where Europe and Asia meet is an ideal destination for Congresses and Incentive Travel with a wide range of accommodation and congress facilities. It is never a problem to find meeting rooms equipped with the latest technology and everything necessary to meet perfectly the needs of different sorts and sizes of productive gatherings. All meetings can be comfortably and pleasurably arranged in Turkey's delightful resorts. In these resorts there can be found four- and five-star hotels, holiday villages, boutique hotels and fully-equipped congress centers that all boast the highest standards plus friendly professional service and traditional Turkish hospitality. Wonderful hotels and restaurants, thoughtfully restored, offer the opportunity to try local dishes including the unique richness and authentic tastes of Turkish-Ottoman cuisine plus Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines. To all of this should be added a wonderful climate, non-stop entertainment and interesting excursions.

Because of its proximity to Europe and the convenience of flying with Turkish Airlines, amongst others, to large cities in the United States, Middle east and asia, Turkey has become the country of choice for meetings, congresses, conferences, exhibitions and fairs. Our most important destinations in terms of Congress Travel are: Ankara, Antalya, Bodrum, Cappadocia, İstanbul, İzmir, Konya, and Marmaris. Amongst the internationally important events that took place in Turkey in recent years were: the Geo-Thermal Congress, the Universiade, a NATO Summit, Formula One race and the Champions League Final, the ITU Telecommunications Conference, the 17th World Accounts Congress, the UPAV Belgian Travel Agents Union Committee, the European Oncology Union Congress and the European Guides Union Committee Meeting. Situated on the doorstep of the world Turkey offers large organizations a comprehensive professionalism plus dynamic and exciting new opportunities. You can find a list of the future events in the book 'Congress Diary' and at the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism website,

Just a Few of Many Locations


The metropolitan heartbeat of Turkey

Ankara is the capital of the Turkish Republic and the nation's political heartland. It boasts universities, museums and concert halls and is a cultural centre. The capital has a modern lay-out and a sound infrastructure plus a very modern atmosphere. The city is surrounded by areas of great natural beauty.


By road: Because it is the capital there are bus connections to everywhere in the country. Ankara to Istanbul is 453 km, Ankara to Izmir is 580 km.
By air: The International Esenboğa Airport is 25 km from the city centre and serves international and domestic destinations.
By rail: Ankara-Istanbul, Ankara-İzmir, Ankara-Balıkesir, Ankara-Isparta-Burdur, Ankara-Zonguldak, Ankara-Adana, Ankara-Elazığ-Diyarbakır are all connections.

Conference Halls

Altınpark Expo Centre has all the equipment and convenience needed for contemporary fairs and its conference hall is an ideal and modern choice for organizing congress, conferences and concerts. It can also be used for exhibitions. It offers a sufficient level of lighting, heating, cooling, integral ventilation, wireless internet; public address and music broadcast system and a 1000 vehicle car park. The capacity of its B Hall is 1250 people and its indoor expo hall stretches over 7500 m².

For more information: İrfan Baştuğ Cad. No: 142
Aydınlıkevler/ Ankara
Phone: +90312317 9700
Fax: +903129707

ODTÜ (Middle East Technical University) Cultural and Convention Centre is one of Turkey's most modern cultural and convention centers with its two meeting hall and a large concert hall. It offers two simultaneous translation rooms, presentation tools, sound systems, data show and a centralized video distribution system, video recording and live broadcast system, sound recording and live broadcast system, closed circuit television broadcast, internet connection and video-conferencing, secretarial services, fax, telephone, photocopy and computer system, catering service, accommodation, hotel and plane reservations, airport transfers, car hire, guided tours of the city and the environs, transport services, shopping centre and health services. The capacity of its two halls is 850 people in total.

For more information: ODTÜ Kampüsü / Ankara
Phone: +903122104151
Fax: +903122104154


Sea, sun, history and nature in magical harmony in the most beautiful coastal city of the Mediterranean

With its hot weather, boulevards shaded by palm trees smelling of honeysuckle and jasmine, charming traditional houses in the narrow alleys and with its old quarter Kaleiçi and international marina, Antalya is Turkey's foremost travel destination. Along the length of the Gulf of Antalya's Turquoise Coast there are: ancient cities, monuments, fine bays, sandy beaches, beautiful forests, cliffs and waterfalls. Antalya serves as an incredible feast of nature and archaeology for its visitors. Because of its excellent transport connections, including its international airport, the high standards and levels of services found in its accommodation, and its sound infrastructure, Antalya is also an important congress travel destination. Visitors from all over the world come to experience the region's breadth of touristic and entertainment opportunities. Highlights include the Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival, international beach volleyball, triathlon competitions, golf tournaments, archery, tennis, skiing, music, theatre and exhibitions.


By road: Antalya has road connections to every part of Turkey. For big cities like Istanbul and Ankara, the best route is to travel via Afyonkarahisar and Burdur.
By air: Antalya International Airport is situated 10 km from the city centre.
By sea: The port of Antalya is one of Turkey's most important sea access points.

Conference Halls

Antalya Expo Centre is built on a 65,000 m² site and has an indoor floor space of 40,000 m². The 2-storey building is suitable for sector fairs, sports activities, concerts and congress. It offers 6 main rooms, seating for up to 800 in 18 halls of various sizes, committee rooms and offices and a foyer, all in a contemporary setting. It has visual communication equipment, business centre, fax, telephone, computers, internet connection, ventilation, catering, 800 vehicle capacity car park, accommodation potential (5 star)

For more information: Cihadiye Köyü Pınarlı Beldesi
07110 Aksu / ANTALYA
Phone: +90 242 4622000
Fax: +90 242 4621990

Sabancı Cam Piramit (Glass Pyramid) Convention and Exhibition Centre covers an area of 4500 m² in the Atatürk Culture Park and is a two-storey building topped by a colored insulated pyramid of glass. Inside it can be found halls for conferences and congresses, exhibitions, specialty fairs and open sessions. The halls can also be used as meeting rooms, picture galleries or press offices.

For more information: 100. Yıl Bulvarı, Kültür Parkı İçi
Phone: + 90 242 238 5444
Fax: + 90 242 238 52 76


One foot in Asia and one in Europe

İstanbul is a bridge between Europe and Asia and an intersection between east and west in culture and trade. The city is an enchanting blend of the past and the present, the old and the new and of all that is traditional and all that is contemporary. Today's Istanbul takes its place as one of the world's great cities. Because of its excellent transport and communications, international congress centers, wide ranging, accommodation facilities with the latest technology, it is one of the busiest centers for congress travel offering professional support solutions for conferences of all sizes. At the same time, Istanbul offers shopping opportunities, restaurants, night clubs, entertainment spots, various music and cinema festivals, competitions, theatre, opera, ballet and concert events that make it a world class art and cultural centre.


By road: There are connections from Istanbul to everywhere in the country. The city's international bus stations are at Harem on the Anatolian side and Esenler on the European side.
By air: The International Atatürk Airport is 20 km from the city centre. Sabiha Gökçen International Airport located on the Anatolian side is at a distance of 50 km to Taksim. There are flights to many countries.
By rail: There are connections to European capitals, Ankara, İzmir and Eastern Anatolia.
By sea: There are connections to European and Mediterranean ports.

Conference Halls

Lütfi Kırdar International Convention and Exhibition Centre (ICEC) is Turkey's largest convention and exhibition centre. It has all the equipment, professional administration and well-educated staff required for anything from a meeting of 10 people to a conference of 30,000 people to pass successfully and comfortably. Suitable for all meetings and production needs its boast an auditorium equipped with the most modern technology, smaller individual meeting rooms, and a foyer suitable for the exhibition of products and services.

For more information: Lütfi Kırdar Uluslararası Kongre ve Sergi Sarayı
Harbiye 34267
Tel : +90 212 373 1100
Faks :+90 212 224 0878
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Cemal Reşit Rey Konser Salonu

Cemal Reşit Rey (CRR) Concert Hall, one of Turkey's best concert halls is built to international standards and meets every technological requirement for congresses. As well as the fabulous acoustics, the main advantages of the concert hall are its portable structure system, electronic sound repercussion system, 16/35 mm projection system, computer controlled 180 channel light system, live television and radio broadcasts including recording infrastructure, simultaneous translation in more than 6 languages, recording in 4 languages, electronic voting system.

For more information: 34367 Harbiye / İstanbul
Phone: + 90 212 246 06 96 - 246 52 28
Fax: + 90 212 248 54 51

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İzmir 'the pearl of the Aegean' is Turkey's largest and most important port city

İzmir, with its bay lined by seaside walkways shaded by palm trees, wide avenues and green parks, is truly 'the pearl of Aegean'. It is mentioned in countless myths and has the remains of many past civilizations, along with vibrant fishing harbors and popular holiday villages. İzmir is a major trade and cultural centre and thus extraordinarily well suited for meetings, conferences and congress. It is also home to many luxury and first class hotels, a great variety of restaurants, sporting activities, entertainment, shops and a year-round temperate climate.


By road: There are direct bus services to the closest and most important cities.
By air: Izmir International Adnan Menderes Airport is 10 km from the city center.
By rail: There is a direct service to Ankara.
By sea: Izmir Alsancak port and the harbours at Çesme, Aliağa and Dikili are all important sea ports which receive cruise liners and ferries.

Conference Halls

Efes Convention Center is izmir's principal congress centre boasting 12 meeting halls, a 5000 m² fair and exhibition area, 3320 person meeting capacity, 1410 person banquet capacity. It offers visual communication equipment, fax, telephone, computer, internet connection, ventilation, catering service, car park and car hire service.

For more information Şehit Nevris Bey Bulvarı NO: 2
Alsancak / IZMIR
Phone: + 90 232 445 4856
Fax: + 90 232 445 4757

Kültürpark Fair Area includes a total of 55.000 m² of exhibition area with 14 indoor exhibition venues and meeting rooms. It offers visual communications equipment, fax, telephone, computer, internet connection, ventilation, catering service, car park, car hire service, open air pool and accommodation (5 stars).

For more information Şair Eşref Bulvarı No: 50
Kültürpark / IZMIR
Phone: +90 232 445 3994
Fax: + 90 232 445 0040