IODA World Conference 2018 

13-15 September / Istanbul @ Turkey

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 Re-Birth of Balance

Designing the life and work for the new world

Things you should know : ) 

Conference venue


Venue will be different during the days you are here. 

Day 1: We will be at Radisson Blu Şişli. ( Hear to Holiday Inn)

Day 2 & 3 : We will be hosted by Deniz Akademi which is located at Gayrettepe.

There will be one shuttle in the morning and one in the evening between Radisson Blu and Denizbank.

Between those hours, you can use BiTaksi App or Uber for your own transfer.

Each day our team will make announcements to keep you informed. 

Radisson Blu Şişli: 

Adres: 19 Mayıs Mahallesi, 19 Mayis Street No 2 Sisli, 34360 Istanbul/İstanbul


Holday Inn Şişli:                                                   

Adres: 19 Mayıs Mahallesi, Halaskargazi Cd. No:206, 34360 Şişli/İstanbul



Adres: Esentepe Mahallesi, Büyükdere Cd. No:151, 34394 Şişli/İstanbul



Please download the program before you fly! : ) 

Here is the link: Final Program- IODA Annual Conference 2018  

Events & Tours


This is the list of events & tours organized for you!

12 September- First Day Dinner

Hamdi Restaurant ( @Radisson Blu Şişli) (Optional & Extra) 

200 TL- Per person- All included


13 September-  Get together :) Dinner

Tarihi Karaköy Balıkçısı - Historical Karaköy Fish Restaurant  (Optional & Extra) 
165 TL- Per person- All included


 14 September-  Your Free Time :) 

Our suggestions:

  • Grand Bazaar

  • Cagaloglu Hamam

  • Taksim Square

  • Galata Tower or just simply ask our team  :) 

15 September-  Gala Night - 

Bosphorus Sightseeing Boat Cruise Tour 

Free for all registered participants

150 TL for all other guests 



Dress Code

Business Casual : ) No tie- Please! 

Weather Forecast


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Holiday Inn Şişli Istanbul is at a distance of just 2 km to Lütfi Kırdar Convention and Exhibition Center, 4 km to Taksim Square, 3.5 km to Beyoğlu one of the City’s amusement spots; and by walking distance, it is located only 10 minutes away from the luxury shopping zone Nişantaşı and 5 minutes from Cevahir Shopping Mall.

From the Hotel to Denizbank- The best way is to use SUBWAY

Hotel- Near to Şişli Station

Denizbank- Near to Gayrettepe Station- 200 meters away

Useful Info & Numbers


Please see this link:

Ambulance: 112 (all over Turkey) 
Police: 155 (all over Turkey) 
Tourism Police: (0212) 5274503 (Istanbul only) 

Tourism Info: 170 (all over Turkey)

Conference Chair:

Gözde Berber Özbalaban: +905309616576

Conference Director:

Güneş Ercan: +90 530 964 45 93

Operations & Logistics Director:

Hakan Maden: +90 546 224 58 74 

When You Arrive;

For your transfers , Mr. Emrah from Avion Tourism which is our partner, will help you. You can get in touch with him for different transfer options

Contact Details;


Phone : +902126535250

You can prefer HAVABUS buses for airport transportation:

Istanbul is a big city with its 15 million people living on an area of 5200 square kilometers (2000 square miles) divided by the Bosphorus Straitinto two continents. Undoubtedly, in a city of this dimensions the traffic is one of the biggest problems. 

So before you plan anything let us know :)

If you want to learn a few words before you come ;)