Practical Information


22-23 November 2018


Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel

Cumhuriyet Street NO50 Harbiye, Sisli, Istanbul, 34367, Turkey


For accommodation of the participants, SESRIC has a special meeting rate at Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus. Kindly note that these rates are only for a limited time and amount of rooms. Please contact us through event[at] if you wish to reserve at Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus at the below rate.

Meeting Rates

Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus

Single Room/ Per Night: 726 TL+ VAT (Bed&Breakfast)

Other hotels that are in close proximity to the meeting venue are listed below. Participants who would like to stay at any of the below three hotels should contact with them through the e-mail addresses and/or phone numbers given below.

Hotel Distance from Meeting Venue
The Marmara Taksim

Address: Gümüşsuyu Mahallesi, Taksim Meydani/Osmanlı Sokak 1/B, 34437 Beyoglu/Beyoğlu/İstanbul

Phone: +90 212 334 83 00



1.2 kilometres


Point Hotel Taksim

Address: Kocatepe Mahallesi, Topçu Cd. No:2, 34437 Beyoğlu/İstanbul

Phone: +90 212 313 50 00



650 metres


Grand Hyatt Istanbul

Address: Harbiye Mahallesi, Taşkışla Cd. No:1, 34367 Şişli/İstanbul

Phone: +90 212 368 12 34



900 metres


Visit Istanbul

You can find essential information about Istanbul on the below portals:


Turkish Airlines is the official airline of “International Symposium on Financing for Development” and special discounts are offered on certain booking classes. In order to proceed with the online booking tool for Turkish Conventions please visit the Turkish Conventions website and use the event code “187TKM18” under delegate section.

Visa Requirements

Please check on

Foreign Exchange

The medium of exchange is Turkish Lira (TL). The local banks and exchange offices in Istanbul provide foreign currency exchange service. Foreign exchange facilities are also available 24 hours at the airport. The exchange rates are:

Exchange Rates



(as of 10 October 2018) 6.04 6.96


Turkey operates on 220 volts, 50 Hz, with round-prong European-style plugs that fit into recessed wall sockets /points.


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For more information:

Airport Transfer

Airport transfer will be provided from Istanbul Ataturk International Airport to hotel and vice versa according to your departure and arrival times. More information will be provided to you according to your flight schedule.

Participants can also make their own transportation arrangements from Istanbul to their hotel. Please visit: for more information on airport transportation.


If any further assistance would be required regarding logistics, kindly contact Events and Communications Unit at SESRIC through event[at]

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