General Information

Summit Information

Venue: WOW Istanbul Hotel
İstanbul Dünya Ticaret Merkezi 34149 Yeşilköy Istanbul TURKEY   +90 212 468 50 00     

We choose WOW Istanbul Hotels & Convention Center because of its close proximity to the Ataturk istanbul Airport (IST).
You may take taxi, shuttle bus or even the subway to the hotel from the airport. DTM-Istanbul Fuar Merkezi (World Trade Center/Istanbul Exhibition Center) subway/metro stop, the first stop after airport, is within walking distance of the hotel.

Registration fee: $100 registration fee includes registered and plenary sessions attendance, admission to the summit welcome reception on May 30th and Bosphorus cruise on June 1St, lunches, and break refreshments. Registration fee does not include transportation expenses or hotel accommodations. Reduced hotel rates will be available.

Languages: Please note that the working language will be in English and there will be no translation in the paralel sessions however there will be simultaneous interpretation  (Turkish, English, French, Russian) on the openning & closing ceremony, special and plenary sessions.  

Hotels: The official hotel and venue of the Istanbul Summit is the WOW Istanbul Hotel. (hotel adına tıklayınca sayfasına yönlendirecek.) 

Transportation: Istanbul Ataturk Airport is well-connected with other major airports around the world. Public transport in Istanbul comprises an extensive bus network, various rail systems, funiculars, taxis and maritime services. Refillable Istanbul Card is the official boarding pass and is accepted in all buses, trams, and ferryboats.

Currency: The local currency is the Turkish Lira – TL . Currency can be exchanged at major banks, exchange booths and at most hotels. The average exchange rate is 1 TL = $ 0.50 or 1TL= £0.36. Major credit cards including American Express, Diners, MasterCard and Visa are accepted in large hotels, car rental companies and major stores.

Insurance: The participants are expected to have and shall be responsible for their own insurance to cover expenses related to medical treatment while on travel or in Turkey when attending the Summit and/or the related events. 

Visa: Please be informed that some foreign nationals will require a visa to enter Turkey. Therefore, please apply for a visa at the Turkish Embassy in your home country. If there are no Turkish Embassy or consulate responsible in your country, you may apply at the airport in Istanbul. You are also bly encouraged to check the new web site for Turkish e-visa at

Weather: The average temperature at the end of May through the beginning of June ranges between 18°C / 64 °F and 22 °C /72 °F.

Local Time:  GMT+2 (GMT = Greenwich Mean Time)

Participation Info: Istanbul Summit is open to all NGOs women representatives, academics, specialists and journalists. For those wishing to attend please register to a session of interest on, or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Emergency Information: In case of an emergency while you are in Turkey, please call 112 for emergency services or call 155 for police.

Name Badges: Badges are distributed upon registration. Please make sure to bring your badge to all events and meals.

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