Congress Venue & Accommodation


Congress Venue: "Marma Otel"

IBMSC will take place in Istanbul on April 6-7, 2017 at "Marma Hotel & Convention Centre" which is located in the campus of Maltepe University.

Hotel Details

·         Website: http://www.marmaotel.com/

·         E-mail: [email protected]

·         Address: Marmara Eğitim Köyü, Büyükbakkalköy, 34857, Maltepe, Istanbul.

·         Phone: +90 (216) 626 1200, Fax: +90 (216) 626 1169

For Presenters:

Participants attending the conference will be hosted by Maltepe University at our 5-star Marma Otel

PRESENTERS:  Please click on the link below to reserve your room at Marma Congress Centre.

There is no registration fee for the Congress. It is sponsored by Maltepe University, hence, all expenses are paid by Maltepe University, covering;

·         The accommodation during the Congress at "Marma Otel",

·         Transfers from airports to the hotel and from hotels to the airports,

·         Breakfasts, lunches and dinners,

·         Access to all sessions,

·         Coffee breaks,

·         Conference materials,

·         Gala Dinner and İstanbul Sightseeing.

 

Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey, constituting the country's economic, cultural, and historical heart. Istanbul is a transcontinental city, straddling the Bosphorus —one of the world's busiest waterways—in northwestern Turkey, between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Founded on the Sarayburnu promontory around 660 BC as Byzantium, the city now known as Istanbul developed to become one of the most significant cities in history. For nearly sixteen centuries following its reestablishment as Constantinople in 330 AD, it served as the capital of four empires: the Roman Empire (330–395), the Byzantine Empire (395–1204 and 1261–1453), the Latin Empire (1204–1261), and the Ottoman Empire (1453–1922). Although the Republic of Turkey established its capital in Ankara, palaces and imperial mosques still line Istanbul's hills as visible reminders of the city's previous central role.

Istanbul 2010-European Capital of Culture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-lh6zH74nQ

We only provide shuttle services between Airport to Marma Congress Center  from 8 a.m to 11:30 p.m. Thus, please book a flight ticket to arrive in Istanbul during this time frame. The arrival date for the congress is 5th of april and the last day of program is 8th of april. Please schedule your program accordingly.

 

For detailed information about;

·         Maltepe University: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maltepe_Universit

·         Hagia Sophia Museum: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haghia_Sophi

·         Topkapı Palace: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topkapi_Museu

·         The Basilica Cistern: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basilica_Cister

·         The Blue Mosque: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sultan_Ahmed_Mosque

·         Galata Bridge: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galata_Bridge

·         Galata Tower: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galata_Tower

·         Istiklal Street: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Istiklal_Avenue

·         Bosphorus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosphorus

Airports in Istanbul:

·         Sabiha Gökçen International Airport:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabiha_G%C3%B6k%C3%A7en_International_Airport

·         Atatürk International Airport: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Istanbul_Atat%C3%BCrk_Airport

·         Some Low-Budget Flights to Istanbul:

·         Turkish Airlines: www.thy.com

·         Pegasus Airlines: www.flypgs.com

·         Atlas Jet: www.atlasjet.com

·         Sun Express: www.sunexpress.com

·         Easy Jet: www.easyjet.com

 

AIRPORTS

Istanbul has two international airports Istanbul Atatürk (IST), the main international hub of Turkish Airlines, and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen (SAW), a major hub for low-cost airlines as Pegasus Airlines, Onur Air and AtlasJet. 

 

Passengers arriving/departing from these airports on the day before and after the event will be welcomed by Congress staff and we will take care of your transfer to the Maltepe University campus.

 

VISAS

Visa requirements for entrance into Turkey dependpon the diplomatic agreements between Turkey and the country of the participant. For some countries, entry visas to Turkey can also be obtained at airport of entry. Participants are advised to check visa requirements with the Turkish consulate in their home country or with their travel agency. Please note that a number of countries are also eligible for electronic visas (e-visa) so make sure to check for this option when your apply for your own one.

 

To avoid any inconvenience, apply for your visa in person and in good time before departing for Turkey. The most updated visa information can be received from the Turkish Foreign Ministry website.

 

VISA FEES for your entrance to Turkey: depending on your nationality you might be required to pay a VISA FEE in Euros, US Dollars or British Pounds before passport controls at both Istanbul Ataturk and Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport. Please queue for the visa payment first as, without the required visa you will not be allowed to cross the border.

In case your country is not listed (e.g.: Italy) this will likely mean that in your case visa fees are waived and you can proceed directly to the passport control booths.

At both airports visa fees are also displayed prior to your arrival to the passport controls area. 

> VISA FEES for foreign citizens (Turkish Foreign Ministry website)

 

 

ELECTRICITY

The electric current is 220V AC with a frequency of 50 Hertz. European standard plugs with two round pins are used.

 

CURRENCY

The Turkish Lira is available in notes and coins. 

 

BANKING AND EXCHANGE FACILITIES

Foreign money can be changed at banks during normal business hours (09.00-17.00 Monday-Friday) as well as at hotels, at the airport and in exchange offices. Exchange rates are set daily by the Central Bank. All major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops. ATMs for Turkish Liras, Euros and US Dollarss are available at many points throughout the city and at the airports.

 

WEIGHT AND MEASURES

Turkey uses the metric system for weight and measures.

 

SIZES AND MEASURES

Turkey uses continental European sizes for clothes and shoes. Food and drink are sold in metric measures.  For further information about Istanbul you may visit english.istanbul.com

 

Transport Information

Transfers will be made by congress committee but it might be important to be addressed transport imformation.

There are several transport alternatives to the Marmara Eğitim Köyü,where the new campus of Maltepe University is located.

From TEM Highway; after entering the Kartal-Samandıra junction and the toll booths, turn to the direction  of Samandıra by following the signs.

From Kadıköy; 19H İETT bus can be taken.

From Maltepe; KM40 İETT bus can be taken

From Kartal; 133N İETT bus can be taken

From E-5 (urban freeway); the campus can also be reached after passing over the Maltepe bridge by taking the road leading to the SSK Hospital- Başıbüyük or by taking the road from the Küçükyalı side road junction by following the directing signs at the junctions.

You can also take the ring service buses from Maltepe, which pass through various routes.