The conference will be organized at the Istanbul Convention & Exhibition Centre (ICEC). ICEC and its Rumeli Fair & Exhibition Hall are the centerpieces of a complete Conference Valley. Offering more than 6.000 guest rooms within easy walking distance to ICEC, including 6 five-star hotels, the Conference Valley offers the participants an unrivalled convenience and flexibility.
The official language of the conference is English.
Turkey is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time and seven hours ahead of Eastern Standart Time.
All participants are required a valid passport to enter Turkey. Citizens of some countries may obtain visa before arrival and some may obtain it at the airport upon arrival. The most updated visa information can be received from the website of Republic of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For further information please contact the nearest Turkish Embassy or Consulate to check the visa regulations.
Banks and Currency Exchange
In Turkey the currency is the New Turkish Lira (YTL). Foreign currencies can be exchanged at the airport as well as at the private exchange offices throughout the city which are open from 8:30 to 20:00 hrs. Local banks, where Traveler's cheques and Eurocheques can be cashed, serve between 8:30 and 17:00 hrs. All major credit cards (such as Visa, MasterCard) are accepted in most of the Turkish restaurants, shops etc.
The electric current is 220V AC with a frequency of 50 Hertz. European standard plugs Type C (European 2-pin) with two round pins are used.
Shopping in Istanbul
Being once called the city of thousand colours and fragrances Istanbul is a paradise for shoppers. One can find a very large variation of carpets, jewels, gold, leather goods etc. while wandering through the old monuments or one can visit the city's modern shopping malls where Turkish brand goods can be found.
The shops are open from 8:00 to 21:00 from Monday to Saturday. The Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar open their gates at 8:00 and close at 19:00. Big shopping malls open from 10:00 to 22:00 seven days a week. Shops do not close for lunch.
In August, the weather in Istanbul is hot and humid. Average temperatures vary between 22oC and 28oC.
The registration fees do not include the insurance of participants against personal accidents, sickness, cancellations by any party, theft, loss or damage to personal possessions. Participants are advised to take out adequate personal insurance to cover travel, accommodation, cancellation and personal effects.
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