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7 - 8 November 2013

Hotel Wyndham Istanbul Kalamis Marina
Istanbul, Turkey



Venue:     Wyndham İstanbul Kalamış Marina Hotel
Address: Kalamis Fener Caddesi
                 No 38, 34726 Kalamis
                 Istanbul, Turkey
                 + 90 (216) 400 00 00


Main Meeting Room:  Grand Ball Room

Passport and Visas

A valid passport is required to enter Turkey. A visa may also be required for some foreign nationals. For information on entry requirements to Turkey, please contact the Turkish Mission in your country or visit the Consular Information in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey website at

Currency and Credit Cards

The Turkish currency is Turkish Lira. Coins come in the amounts of 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 Kuruş and 1 Lira, and notes in 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 Lira. As of 4 October 2013, it was valued at the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey $1,00 = TL 2,00 and € 1,00 = TL 2,72.   For the daily rates, visit:
In March 2012, the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey determined a unique sign to represent the Turkish Lira and facilitated recognition of the Turkish currency in Turkey and abroad.  While "TL" is the abbreviation for the Turkish Lira, " " is its sign. Either may be used depending on the context.
Major credit cards are accepted at Wyndham İstanbul Kalamış Marina Hotel and other hotels as well as restaurants and stores in İstanbul. Banking hours in Turkey are 9.00 - 17.00 on weekdays.

Medical Services

All participants will be responsible for payment of any medical, surgical, dental, hospital or ambulance services that they require in Turkey and are advised to make appropriate arrangements for insurance. Pharmacies (Eczane) are open from 09:00 – 19:00 on weekdays and Saturdays. They are closed on Sundays but there are always on duty pharmacies (Nöbetçi Eczane) open 24 hours in specified neighborhoods for medical emergencies.

Emergency Calls

The number of 112 is for health related emergency calls and 155 for security related emergency calls.

Voltage in Turkey is 220 volts. The outlet has two round holes (European).
Participants are advised to bring their own adapters.  


İstanbul has a Mediterranean climate and humidity is relatively high. The estimation average daily high/low temperatures for the month of November are 16°/9°C. You may find useful to check the current weather in İstanbul visit:

Time Zone

Local time is GMT + 2 hours. Same time zone is used all over the country.

Telephone Calls

To make an international call from Turkey: Dial 00, and the international dialing code of the country required.
To call Turkey from abroad: International prefix is +90, city codes for İstanbul are 212 (European Side) and 216 (Asian Side) and then seven-digit-number.
To call a mobile phone in Turkey: International prefix is +90 and then ten-digit-mobile phone number.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is not permitted inside the facilities used for the meeting or inside any public places in Turkey.


The standard rate of VAT on taxable transactions is set at 18% with special rates of 1 % and 8% for specified deliveries and services.