Istanbul Lutfi Kırdar Convention & Exhibition Centre (ICEC)
Istanbul, Turkey (September 19-21, 2011)
The Istanbul Convention & Exhibition Centre (ICEC) has everything you need to organize memorable and successful congresses and exhibitions in the imperial city of Istanbul. The only place in Istanbul where 3,500 delegates can sit down together for a five-star gala dinner, ICEC offers you an outstanding combination of state-of-the-art facilities and superior service.
ICEC is ideally located in the heart of the city's business, cultural and commercial districts and in walking distance of 16 hotels, 3,400 guestrooms. With a high capacity for even a 2,000-delegate conference, Istanbul Lutfi Kırdar Convention & Exhibition Centre has the facilities, professional management and highly trained staff for the Congress to be successful and enjoyable.
Congress sessions will take place at ICEC Anadolu Auditorium which is a conference venue with a floor area of 2,842 m2 and can accommodate 2,000 people.
The auditorium has three levels; ground, first and second with a total of 12 entrances on these levels. It is equipped with the latest technology to provide best atmosphere for the GEOCATACLYSM-2011 Congress attendees.
The Anadolu Auditorium seats 2,000 in arm-chair comfort and offers complete technical facilities for even the most elaborate performances. From full 16 mm and 35 mm projection facilities to professionally tuned acoustics, the Anadolu Auditorium is a world-class event venue. It was here that world leaders, including Bill Clinton and Jacques Chirac, enjoyed a performance of the epic "Lyrical History of Anatolia", a stage extravaganza featuring a cast of more than 500 and sophisticated lighting, set changes and more. The Anadolu Auditorium was also the site of the Turkish launch of Windows 2000, featuring an address by Bill Gates, broadcast live by satellite up-link.
Break - out rooms, session rooms and satellite conferences
No matter how complicated your event is, ICEC has the infrastructure to meet your needs and ensure that your conference or trade fair runs smoothly. The main ICEC building features a total of 21 meeting rooms with capacities ranging from 600 to 60, equipped with the latest technology for compliance with total convention and production requirements, including a simultaneous translation facility in 12 languages and electronic voting system.
A 3000 sqm foyer space for product and service exhibitions complements the meeting facilities, as does the fully equipped business center and the underground car park.
The top quality five-star in-house food service is equipped to cater to every type of event, from a proper business lunch to an elegant cocktail reception or buffet dinner
The Business Centre provides for the document requirements of participants, organizers and visitors in the Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Centre. The centre is equipped with the latest technology. Facilities include document services such as photocopying, printing (black/white and color), scanning and fax. All the participants, organizers and visitors can obtain all kinds of printed materials on paper or acetate from the centre.
Fatih rooms are fully furnished VIP rooms with bathroom and shower facilities. They can be used when all the building or just the Anadolu Auditorium is hired. They are available to celebrities and other VIP guests.
Restaurants & Bars
Bogaziçi Borsa Restaurant in the Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Centre has a stunning panoramic Bosphorus view. In winter it can serve to 140 people inside and in summer can serve up to 300 in its outdoor dining area. The restaurant is open between 12:00-16:00 and 20:00-24:00 every day. Its menu includes various wines, meat-chicken and fish dishes, a selection of hot and cold starters and a dessert menu. Classical Turkish cuisine is served along with a mixture of international cuisine.