The Resource for Global Meeting, Incentive, Congress and Event
Buyers & Planners Utilizing International Destinations and Venues
About Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul Convention & Visitors Bureau


Halaskargazi Cad. No. 143/5 Sisli

34371 Istanbul



Ms. Ayca Sentop

Project Coordinator


+90 212 522 5555


+90 212 522 0101



Istanbul, the capital of 3 prominent empires, is a natural gateway spread over two continents, Europe and Asia, divided by the Straights of Bosphorus. It is a metropolis proud of its rich history of 8,000 years.
Istanbul is increasing its appeal for the international meeting industry every year as a result of its growing importance for international trade, commerce and industry, constantly improving infrastructure, international networking and active involvement of national associations and corporations and universities.
With its modern infrastructure, state of the art venues and luxurious accommodation facilities offering over 60,000 hotel rooms, Istanbul now is one of the world’s leading destinations for international meetings, congresses and exhibitions.

Convention Bureau Services

ICVB, the Istanbul Convention & Visitors Bureau is an impartial information clearinghouse and contact point for requests for proposals (RFPs)
ICVB services include:
• supporting the congress candidature process by preparing the official bid, destination presentation and coordinating the support of local and national authorities
• helping the planners to find the venues matching the criteria and assistance in collecting quotations and selection of the venues
• information on local suppliers including venues, PCOs and DMCs
• site inspections arrangements
• ICVB produces a wide range of promotional materials including the Meeting Planner’s Guide, the online Congress Calendar, the Visitors’ Guide, brochures and films