Istanbul has long been a logical meeting ground for international businesses – it is, after all, the city where east and west collide in the most literal, geographical sense. Making the most of its convenient location, the city is packed with modern conference centers, giving you plenty of choice when it comes to planning a professional trip.
Based in a five-star hotel, this center boasts the largest congress hall in Europe, a huge auditorium with 1013 seats that's perfect for whole-party conferences or large meetings between multiple companies. The auditorium is equipped with seven simultaneous translation cabins and state-of-the-art technical equipment, with a total of 22 meeting rooms to allow for smaller businesses or splinter groups to host confidential or sensitive discussions.
Istanbul Lütfi Kırdar is just a seven-minute drive from our Radisson Blu Hotel Istanbul Sisli, so if you'll be kicking off early, this is the place to be. Its center is four floors high, while the neighboring Rumeli building has two levels, topped by a mezzanine and an outdoor terrace, which connects with the main building. Both have spacious foyers and numerous meeting rooms, but the main building's biggest asset has to be the Boğaziçi Borsa restaurant, which provides diners with a view of the Bosphorus strait to accompany traditional Turkish dishes like incredibly soft and tender roast lamb, white bean salad and baklava.
Peacefully located on the banks of the Haliç, the center's serene views and 16,000 square meters of outdoor space are certain to lend an air of calm to all your business proceedings. Six separate structures are connected by galleries and pathways, leading from the Galata Ballroom over to the Sadabad, Kuleli, Pera and Haliç buildings and the Sütlüce Rooms. This setup helps to make the center wonderfully versatile, making it an ideal choice if you'll want to host multiple events simultaneously. The staff here have handled every kind of event from weddings to galas, so they'll be well prepared to help you through any organizational challenges you face.
Experts in organizing trade fairs, CNR Expo has 29 years of experience in the business, hosting major international events like Aysaf, EDT Expo and Eurasia Boat Show. With 150,000 square meters of indoor space, there's room for plenty of exhibitors to get involved at every event they host, while capacity for 7,500 cars makes traveling to the venue quick and easy. All these statistics add up to make this the largest international exhibition center in Eurasia. CNR Expo is also the parent company of Standart, which can provide assistance on every aspect of exhibiting, from the basics of table and projector rental to detailed, eye-catching custom decoration of your stand.