Ancient City with Brilliant Future
Istanbul is the meeting destination of trade routes and ancient civilizations with its history. Istanbul welcomes millions every year with its 15 million population. Deep roots of the history and future dreams of broad horizon lives together in the heart of this precious city.
The primary purpose of Istanbul Chamber of Commerce is certainly to represent Istanbul as it deserves. Working for the beloved Istanbul is the duty of our soul, which takes place in hearts. While we show the value of Istanbul to the world, our main purpose is to bring together the whole world to this city.
Istanbul Convention and Visitors Bureau an organization as a subsidiary of Tourism Development & Education Foundation – TUGEV, is the symbol of our efforts and ambition since 1997.
We are aware of that congress tourism is really important and adds value to our economy. As the conclusion of our efforts, the number of international congresses in Istanbul incerase by 280% in the last decade. We are happy that Istanbul has been reaching an important position rapidly. The 34th World Conference of the International Association of Science Parks -IASP- with 8000 participants and The 22nd World Petroleum Congress -WPC- with 5000 participants are the great examples which are organized in 2017.
All international level congresses brought by ICVB is an honour for our corporate memory and also refreshes our hopes for the future. Every success achieved by ICVB is not only the strong fundament of Istanbul also for Turkey.
I state that with this faith, we continue to work on Istanbul to place our city as one of the Top 5 destinations in congres tourism by 2023.
President of Istanbul Chamber of Commerce