COSPAR 2016 Istanbul is cancelled due to military coup attempt
After the failed coup attempt in Turkey, international events are being cancelled arbitrarily. 41st COSPAR Scientific Assembly in Istanbul-Turkey has been cancelled by COSPAR. You may find the ofical announcement by Local Organizing Committee below;
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Berlin is the "new number one" for events
ICCA has announced Berlin as the "new number one" city for 2015 with 195 congress and conference. In their world wide ranking statistics Berlin has become the number one while Paris drops down to second. On country bases USA remains on top again anf Germany as the second... Read more
10 New Turkish sites on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List
On the 13th of April this year, 10 new properties from Turkey, consisting of nine cultural and one natural heritage sites, including, among other, the Akdamar Church, the Yıldız Palace Complex, the Theatre and Aqueducts of the Ancient City of Aspendos, Mountainous Phrygia, the... Read more
EXPO2016 starts in Antalya/TURKEY
Speaking at the opening ceremony of EXPO 2016 Antalya, President Erdoğan said: 'The opening date of our exhibition is on the eve of a very special day for our country and particularly for the children. With EXPO 2016, Antalya adds a new one to the list of international events it has... Read more
Istanbul CVB told ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ story at ECM
Özgül Özkan Yavuz, General Manager of Istanbul Convention and Visitors Bureau told A Tale of Two Cities marketing campaign at European Cities Marketing (ECM) in Spring Meeting.
As a board member of ECM, Mrs.Yavuz made a presentation about the story of A Tale of Two... Read more
Supporting the civilised world through our industry: why Turkey matters to us all
Recently the ACE of MICE show took place in Istanbul, and ICCA as usual sent one of our representatives from Head Office to support our exhibiting members, and to run a well-attended education session. We experienced a very busy, positive show, and the usual friendly... Read more
Istanbul attack prompts cancellations
German tour operators are offering free cancellations or re-bookings of trips to Istanbul after the terror attack there last weekend but are reassuring customers that the Turkish Riviera remains safe.
The suicide bombing on Istanbul's best-known shopping street last Saturday,... Read more
ACE of M.I.C.E Congress, Meeting and Event Awards is the first and only organization that aims to dominate the sustainable progress of Congress, Meeting and Event activities in Turkey as well as... read more
The main goal of this section is sharing best practices and experience to boost your events. We could have created a checklist for a successful event quite easily, however concluding an event safe and sound and ensuring a safety trip for your attendants became the most important topic.
Terror incidents are increasing gradually. The severity of these incidents are also increasing evenly. The events are either being canceled or relocated elsewhere by the fear created and the events carried out under the influence of this fear are unproductive. This leads them to reach their goal faster. However, a correct and reliable attitude against these negative facts will avoid their success and minimize the effects of terror.
We have decided to share the topics that may be helpful for you to achieve a safer and more convenient event organization that resists these potential threats with correct precautions.