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Photo Credit: Istanbul Convention Bureau

SIZE DOES MATTER

COMPARISON WITH THE REGION

The Turkish congress tiger is relentlessly growling and overcoming everything set in front of it. Professionalism and entrepreneurship when they are competing for international events are not lacking and they could be setting an example to other convention bureaus. Congress Bazaar of Istanbul offers everything that a meetings organizer needs, in addition to 7 convention centres, 3 fairgrounds and almost 100.000 hotel rooms, and the excellently organized Convention Bureau of Instanbul. The quality of life in Istanbul is improving as well as the general infrastructure; Turkish airlines has become the fourth-largest airline in the world.

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Photo Credit: Istanbul Convention Bureau

ISTANBUL FACT SHEET

Destination population:15,460,000
The number of 4* and 5* category hotel rooms:47,358
The number of 4* and 5* category hotels:281
The size of the largest hall in the city (in m2):8,400
Maximum hall capacity in theatre style (largest hall in the city)3,555
Banquet hall maximum capacity (largest hall in the city):3,000
The number of professional studios for digital and hybrid events:NA
Average internet speed when organising events (Mbps):52
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Photo Credit: Istanbul Convention Bureau

DESTINATION INDICATORS 2022

ICCA Index – worldwide ranking 202262 / 4.25
ACI Airport Connectivity Index*8.227 / 5.00
Numbeo Quality of Life Index**112.36 / 2.26
Numbeo Safety Index***62.39 / 3.45
GDS IndexNA
Nomad List Overall Score4.51

 

READ MORE ABOUT THE MEETING EXPERIENCE INDEX AT: https://kongres-magazine.eu/mtlg-meetologues-of-new-europe/.


 

*ACI Europe Airport Connectivity (higher is better) is based on the SEO NetScan connectivity model, which measures airport connectivity in a more comprehensive way. It measures the number and quality of direct/non-stop connections as well as indirect connections via other airports. The NetScan model brings the most relevant connection components of every single market (frequency, travel time, connecting time) together into a single indicator: the Airport Connectivity Index. Find out more at www.aci-europe.org.

**NUMBEO Quality of Life Index (higher is better) is an estimation of overall quality of life by using an empirical formula which takes into account purchasing power index (higher is better), pollution index (lower is better), house price to income ratio (lower is better), cost of living index (lower is better), safety index (higher is better), health care index (higher is better), traffic commute time index (lower is better) and climate index (higher is better). Find out more at www.numbeo.com.

***NUMBEO Safety Index (higher is better) is an estimation of the overall level of safety in a given city or country. Find out more at www.numbeo.com.

MTLG CATEGORY

XL MEETING DESTINATION

Destinations that can host more than 2000 attendees.

OVERALL PERFORMANCE

ISTANBUL INDIVIDUAL GRADES 2022 
Natural and cultural factors4.78
General and transport infrastructure4.58
Tourist infrastructure5.00
Meeting infrastructure5.00
Subjective grade4.69
Marketing Buzz4.63
ICCA index - worldwide ranking4.25
Numbeo Quality of life Index2.26
Numbeo Safety Index3.45
ACI Airport Connectivity Index5.00
Nomad List Overall Score4.51
FINAL GRADE4.36
6 YEARS RESULTS201720182019202020212022
FINAL GRADE4.344.194.244.324.334.36

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WHO TO CONTACT

ISTANBUL CONVENTION BUREAU
İstanbul Ticaret Odası Ek Hizmet Binası Hobyar Mah. Seyhulislam Hayri Efendi Cad. No:14 K:6 Fatih
Istanbul, Turkey
E: istanbul@icvb.org
W: https://icvb.org.tr/