General Information

General Information

Meeting Dates
April 11-11, 2015

Meeting Venue
Mercure Hotel Altunizade, Istanbul

The official language of the congress is English.

Registration and Information Services
The registration and information desks will be located at the reception of meeting venue  and will be operating between 07:30 and 19:00 hours.

Main hotel of the meeting is Mercure Hotel Altunizade. Beside the main meeting hotel, have been reserved for the participants. For further information and terms-conditions please visit registration & accommodation page.

Certificate of Attendance
Certificate of attendance will be provided to all registered attendants.

Badges will be distributed at the registration desks. Participants without badges will not be admitted to the congress activities.

Speaker's Ready Room
The Speaker Ready Room will be located at the Meeting Venue and will be operating during the congress, with its high technology equipments.

Premium transfer service from and to the İstanbul Atatürk Airport and Sabiha Gökçen Airports will be provided for the participants upon request. Please visit registration & accommodation page for price information together with terms and conditions.

Credit Cards
All major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard) are accepted in Turkey by restaurants, hotels, shops and at the Meeting Registration Desks.

In April is the end of winter in Istanbul. The average high is 15oC and the average low is 10oC. Evenings could be chilly and delegates are therefore recommended not to bring light coats.

The current in Turkey is 220 volts 50Hz. Please contact the reception desk for available converters.

Tipping is not mandatory in Turkey. However it is customary to add 10% in restaurants if you are satisfied with the service.

Pay phones are available at the conference center as well as in the city. Phone cards are widely available in shops.
The international dialing code for Turkey is 90, and the code for Antalya is 242

National calls : 0 + city code + telephone number
International calls : 00 + country code + city code + telephone number

Time Zone
Time is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2) in Turkey.