The finance and business center of Turkey, Istanbul is an ideal city to convene congresses with 100 to 30,000 or more participants. Retained its place on the list of the top 10 convention destinations in the world in 2014, Istanbul hosts many convention and exhibition centres around the city. All the convention and congress centers are each capable of holding major events with thousands of delegates.
We listed the top 5 convention and congress centers of Istanbul.
1. Haliç Convention Center
Located on the shores of the Golden Horn, Haliç Convention Center (Turkish: Haliç Kongre Merkezi) opened in 2009 and has hosted a number of national and international receptions and organizations. The convention center meets all the needs of convention organizers and is prefered for its high capacity, flexibility, transportation options and experience. Hali Convention Center hosts conventions, meetings, product launchings, fairs, exhibitions, cocktails, gala dinners, wedding ceremonies, film galas, shows and artistic events.
2. Istanbul Congress Center
The Istanbul Convention Center (Turkish: Istanbul Kongre Merkezi) has a convention salon with a capacity of 3,700 persons, in addition to a range of meeting rooms, fair and exhibition spaces suitable for every kind of event. An artistic and cultural meeting place, the Istanbul Convention Center makes it its goal to provide its visitors with wide range of options to accommodate a wide range of needs.
3. Istanbul Lütfi Kırdar – ICEC
Istanbul Lütfi Kırdar – ICEC (Turkish: Lütfi Kırdar Uluslararası Kongre ve Sergi Sarayı) is located at the center where the business, culture and art worlds meet. The venue has been rendering its services to its guests since 1996 with its experienced staff, up to date technologic infrastructure and with catering options from Turkish and world cuisines. Located in the heart of the Congress Valley, the facility has the capacity to host all kinds of organizations from conventions to fairs, from concerts to exhibitions.
4. World Trade Center Istanbul
The World Trade Center Istanbul (Turkish: İstanbul Dünya Ticaret Merkezi Kongre Merkezi) has a capacity of 4,000 people and is Istanbul’s largest convention center offering overnight accommodation. With the latest technologies, six meeting rooms and a high capacity convention hall, the Istanbul World Trade and Convention Center is able to accommodate all the needs of the business community and has experience hosting both national and international congresses, meetings, fairs and weddings for organizations.
5. The Feshane International Fair, Convention, and Culture Center
The Feshane International Fair, Convention, and Culture Center (Turkish: Feshane Uluslararası Fuar Kongre ve Kültür Merkezi) is located in the restored and renovated Feshane building. The building was built in 1839 by Sultan Abdülmecit and it used to supply fez and clothing to the Ottoman army. Today the facility regularly hosts seminars, exhibitions, meetings, galas, concerts, fairs and cultural organisations. There are also four restaurants and meeting spaces. The convention centre was designed to meet the needs of Istanbul’s cultural and art world.