GENERAL INFORMATION

Organizing Secretariat
Bahriye JORDAN 
jordan@motto.tc
* The official web-site of the congress: https://www.hisizmir2023.com

Congress Information
Congress Dates: September 27 - 30 2023
Congress Venue: Wyndham Grand İzmir Özdilek Hotel

Official Language
The official language of the congress and of correspondence is English.

Web Site
Congress website is available at https://www.hisizmir2023.com/.  Primary importance will be given to the web site, at every stage of preparation and operation of the congress, including the scientific program, pre-post congress tours, links to HIS components and member societies, sections, publications, and relevant material.

Internet Access
Wireless Internet access will be available at the congress venue.

Exhibition (Commercial/Non-commercial)
A center for commercial exhibitions, including bookstores and souvenir booths, will be organized during the congress. Furthermore, non-commercial exhibitions for international professional organizations, like the HIS member societies and future HIS scientific meetings will take place. The Organizing Secretariat should be contacted for details.

Transportation
İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport is an important destination and transfer point for many international flights from all over the world. Congress venue (Wyndham Grand Izmir Ozdilek) is about 20 km from the airport.

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Visas
All participants will require a valid passport to enter Turkey. Please contact your nearest Turkish Embassy or Consulate to check the visa regulations.

Climate and Clothing
In September the weather in İzmir is generally mild to hot. A light coat, light sweaters and jackets are recommended for outdoor activities at night.

Local Time
The time in Turkey is 3 hours ahead of G.M.T.

Currency Exchange
The currency unit is the Turkish Lira (TL). Convertible foreign currency may be exchanged at the airport, hotels, banks and exchange bureaus at the current exchange rates. The rates are announced in the daily newspapers. International credit cards are widely accepted.

Banks
Working hours for most of the banks are from Monday to Friday, 08:30 - 16:30. They are closed at weekends and on public holidays.

Electric Current
Electric current is 220 Volts, AC 50 cycles. Two pin round plugs are used.

Driving License
International Driving Licenses are recognized throughout Turkey. Car rental companies ask for a valid driving license.

Restaurants
For gourmets, this will be an outstanding opportunity to taste various examples of Turkish, European, Asian and international cuisine in İzmir.

Shopping
Most shops in İzmir are generally open from 09:00 to 19:00, Monday to Saturday. Big shopping centers are open every day of the week, usually from 10:00 to 22:00. In all shopping centers major credit cards are accepted and tax-free shopping is possible.