General Information


Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus, Turkey Hotel
Harbiye, Cumhuriyet Cd. No:50,
Sisli, Istanbul 34367 Turkey


The official language of the course is English.

Registration and Accommodation

Please visit the Registration and accommodation page for online registration form, methods of payment, cancellations and refunds.
Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus is the main hotel of the meeting. Please refer to the following website for reservations:
There are also plenty of other options for accommodation nearby.

Certificate of Attendance

Participants can receive their certificate of attendance from the registration desk.


Currency, credit cards and money exchange

Turkey’s official currency is the Turkish Lira. Other than the Turkish Lira, US$ and Euro are accepted in most major shopping points.ATMs and foreign exchange offices are widely available around the city. All major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard) are accepted by restaurants, shops and hotels. Amex and Diner’s are often not accepted.


Getting from place to place in Istanbul is quite easy and economical. An efficient public transportation network offers metro, metrobus, buses and taxis. To find out about the metro network, please visit
You can also find out about how to get to the venue from the link below.
Istanbul has two airports. Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gökçen Airport. The municipality’s shuttle bus service (Havaist for Istanbul Airport and Havatas for Sabiha Gökçen) is the best option for transportation to and from the both airports.
All taxis in Istanbul are yellow and metered.

Mobile Phones

The international dialing code for Turkey is 90, and the code for Istanbul is 212 for the European side and 216 for the Asian side.
For all national calls: dial 0 + city code + telephone number
For all International calls: dial 00 + country code + city code + telephone number

Electricity and Voltage

Turkey’s electrical system operates on 220 volts, 50 Hz, with round-prong European-style plugs. You will need a voltage converterand plug adapter in order to use U.S. and U.K. appliances.


Service charges are included in the cost of all goods and services. However, if you are satisfied with the service, adding 10% to the bill is the usual practice.

Time Zone

Istanbul falls in the Eastern European Time Zone. Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2).