Venue & Accommodation

The colloquium will be held at DESEM, İzmir, Turkey. İzmir (detailed city map, download), once called Smyrna, is Turkey's third most populous city and the country's largest port after İstanbul. It is located on the Gulf of İzmir, along the Aegean Sea. The total population of the city was 3,795,939 at the end of 2008. A detailed information about the city can be found here.

Dokuz Eylül University (DEU) was founded on 20 July 1982. By 1992, it had acquired 41 academic units. The rectorate is in Alsancak in the central part of the city, while the campus is located in the metropolitan district of Buca with 61 dependent institutions across İzmir or in its districts.


Presently, DEU owns 10 faculties, 5 schools, 5 vocational schools, 5 graduate schools and 5 institutes including Earth Sciences and the Institution of Marine Sciences and Technology. Nearly 2000 post-graduate students are being educated for advanced degrees in several subjects (M.Sc. and Ph.D.) in the Graduate School of Natural and Applied Science at DEU.

Bank & Shopping: Banking and shopping facilities are available near the hotels and congress centres. In the downtown area, near the congress centres, there are many shops, restaurants, fast-food places, bars and cafes.

Climate: In October, the temperatures during the day and night in İzmir are about 25°C and 20°C, respectively.

Electricity: The electricity supply in Turkey is 220 volts. You can purchase adaptors in local hardware stores.

Transportation: Public transportation system in İzmir is a combination of three main transportation networks (urban-underground rail systems, bus lines and ferry lines).

Accommodation: There are various hotels in İzmir with a wide range of prices. Official Travel Agent SETUR offers to participants highly recomended hotels at special rates.


Online booking form available at:

For any further travel needs such as flight tickets, tours, etc. please contact Official Travel Agent or visit
SETUR Travel Agency, Atatürk Cad. No:194/A 35220 Alsancak, İzmir / TÜRKİYE

Contact: Mrs. Sinem DAĞDELEN E-Mail:
Tel: +90 232 488 06 24 Direct: +90 232 488 06 06 Fax: +90 232 488 06 48

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ASTA American Society of Travel Agents
ICCA International Congress & Convention Association
IATA International Air Transport Association
UFTAA Universal Federation of Travel Agents’ Associations
WTO World Tourism Organization





Local Memberships

TURSAB Association of Turkish Travel Agents
TUROB Turkish Touristic Hotels and Investors Association
TYD Turkish Tourism Investors Association
ICVB İstanbul Convention & Visitors Bureau
ICEC İstanbul Convention & Exhibition Center





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