25th Congress of European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and the Elbow was held in ICEC with 1460
participants from 4 5 countries and 55 exhibitors and sponsors. Invitees had a special tour at the Archeological
Museum before the Presidential dinner at Four Seasons Hotel Sultanahmet. Gala dinner was organized at the
unique place of Istanbul, 1001 Coloumn Cistern. Visitur worked with Torres Pardo as a DMC and a local PCO.
DLH (Deutsche Lufthansa AG) Group invited 240 agencies
to their relaxation night which was organized at
Maçka Cahide Cümbüş which is a very trendy cosy place
and they enjoyed with cabaret shows and draqueens.
44th Scientiﬁc Congress of Turkish Society
of Periodontology was held at the Sheraton Istanbul
Maslak Hotel with 440 participants and 22 exhibitors
and sponsors. Full Moon Bosphorus Boat Trip was
organised on the last night of the congress.
Libyan Foreign Bank Fatca Meeting which was hosted by A&T bank held in Point Hotel Barbaros
and A&T Bank & BSIC Bank General Assembly meeting was held in Park Bosphorus Hotel with
the participation of 45 delegates from different Arabian countries.
Lundbeck Cipralex Middle East Expert Meeting, with 230
participants, was organized at Conrad Hotel on 29 October
2 November 2014. All ground handling services and
a farewell dinner at the Develi Restaurant, trendy Kebab
House, organized by Visitur.
DHL welcomed their CEO, Frank Appel, in Istanbul
on October. Press meeting at the Martı Hotel Istanbul,
DHL Town Hall Meeting at the Polat Renaissance
Istanbul Hotel and a private dinner at the Raika Restaurant
with a gorgeous view of Bosphorus organized during his visit.
Oracle meetings organised in Baku at JW Marriott
Baku Absheron Hotel and Tbilisi in Radisson
Blu Hotel. Oracle experts shared the latest news
on Oracle products, technologies and solutions
during the meeting.
GGS of Management and Law International Study Tour
was held in Turkey and they visited Istanbul, Ankara and
Cappadocia for this year. The purpose of this visit is
to realize different world.
Lundbeck Afﬁlities attended EFNS /ENS Congress
in Istanbul, all ground handling and hotel
accommodation at several hotels organised
between 28 May – 4th June 2014. Gala Dinner
of Lundbeck Azilect for 190 particiants held
at Feriye Restaurant which is located on
the shoulder of the Bosphorus
13th Scientiﬁc Congress of Pain was organized
at the Sheraton Maslak Istanbul Hotel with 410
participants, 28 exhibitors and sponsors for 3 days.
Ömer, the son of Inci, Head of Sales & Marketing
Department, was born in January and he's 10 months
Eylül, the daughter of Selim, Assistant Project Manager
of M.I.C.E Department,was born in June and she's
5 months old.
And finally Pelin, the daughter of Esra, Head of MICE
Department, was born in September and just 1,5
months old! We wish to all our little babies long lifes
with full of health and happiness.
Following successful openings in Nice, London and Dubai, La Petite Maison opens in Istanbul, Turkey, early this month. The venue is
located in the heart of the Turkish capital, in the chic, residential yet busy area of Nisantasi. The new location features exceptionally high
ceilings, a dedicated bar area as well as a 200 square metres landscaped terrace. Under the direction of general manager Olivier
Lavigne du Cadet, La Petite Maison, Istanbul will feature a menu reﬂecting the London and Dubai's restaurants offer, with a twist of local
Rocca Restaurant in Rafﬂess located on the entrance ﬂoor in newly opened hotel Rafﬂess Istanbul. The Chef Ali Ronay 's exclusively
created menu at Rocca restaurant is an ode to the excellent service, the grandeur and the authentic ﬂavors of Istanbul's old upscale
lokantası. In their newly developed ala carte menu, Ronay and his team reworked Turkish ﬂavors according to their inquisitive palates
and aesthetic sensibilities.
Fumée Restaurant; With a spectacular view of the Bosphorus, lunch-goers and diners can admire the view from Fumée's beautiful
open terrace or the modernist dining room with a distinctive Milanese ﬂair
Zorlu Culture & Art Center Upcoming Events
Love Letters - Gérard Depardieu & Anouk Aimée (08 January, 2015) Main Theatre/Theatre
An Evening with Hugh Jackman (17 - 18 March, 2015) Main Theatre/Broadway
The Phantom of the Opera (08 - 26 April, 2015) Main Theatre/Broadway
Andre Rieu (29 November 2014)-Ulker Sports Arena
Joshua Bell (16 December 2014)-Zorlu Performing Art Center
Orientalism in Polish Art-exhibition
24 October 2014 - 18 January 2015 / Pera Museum, Istanbul
Hard Rock Café Istanbul is located at the old “Sponeck Birahanesi” building, where Turkey's ﬁrst public ﬁlm was screened in
1896, near the iconic Istiklal Street and live music neighborhood at the core of Istanbul. The multi-story Hard Rock Cafe Istanbul
includes a live music stage, 3 vibrant bars, cozy dining areas with more than 300 seats, a beautiful terrace, and private rooms
excellent for private events. The Cafe also includes upscale technology and design features that blend the heritage of the city with
the attitude and aesthetic of Hard Rock.
The works in the exhibition will cover a wide period from the 17th to the early 19thcenturies. Among others, the
exhibition will include drawings by Christian Kamsetzer of his Turkish travels, as well as oriental scenes by artists
like Żmurko and Brandt. The artworks will exemplify topics related to the Ottoman world, and to a lesser extent, the
Near East and North African regions.
RAW; A new night club in Karaköy opened at the end of October, and is sure to bring even more fun to the ever-growing Karaköy
nightlife scene. The club will host international DJs including Blond; ish, Robert Dietz, NTFO, and Alex Niggemann.
Joan Miró: Women, Birds, Stars
Beyoğlu has a new venue! Located inside a historical building that oce hosted Ghetto, a venue primarily used for live concerts,
Kloster is hosting electronic acts and international DJs.
23 September 2014 – 01 February 2015 / Sakıp Sabancı Museum
Sabancı University Sakıp Sabancı Museum (SSM), hosts a comprehensive exhibition consisting of the Catalan artist
and sculptor Joan Miró, born in Barcelona. This exhibition, titled 'Joan Miró. Women, Birds and Stars' focuses on the
maturity period of the groundbreaking and multi-faceted artist. . The exhibition focuses on woman, bird and star themes of
Miró, who was heavily inspired by his observations on the Mediterranean geography and people throughout his career. The
exhibition will provide the opportunity for viewers to understand the symbolic language of the artist through a rich selection of
artworks in different mediums such as oil on canvas, sculpture, lithography and ceramics.
Rafﬂes Hotel At the heart of the cutting-edge Zorlu Center, a modern-day bazaar where
fashion, ﬁne food, performance and the arts converge on the European shore in
Beşiktaş, Rafﬂes is an exhilarating fusion of virtuoso architecture, dazzling interiors,
inspired food and deep luxury. The hotel looks above the Bosphorus, a stunning vantage
point above the city.
Hilton Worldwide has announced the opening of Hilton Istanbul Kozyatagi, the debut of
its ﬂagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand on the Asian side of Istanbul. Offering
magniﬁcent views of the Marmara Sea, the upscale hotel is in a prime location within easy
reach of the main tourist attractions and commercial areas either side of the Bosphorus.
MEVLANA JALALUDDIN RUMI (1207-1273)
Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi is a 13th century Muslim saint and Anatolian mystic known throughout the world for his exquisite poems and words of wisdom,
which have been translated into many languages. His doctrine advocates unlimited tolerance, positivereasoning, goodness, charity and awareness through
love. To him all religions were more or less truth. Mevlana looked with the same eye on Muslim, Jew and Christian alike. His peaceful and tolerant teachings
have appealed to men of all sects and creeds. In 1958, Pope John XXIII wrote a special message saying: “In the name of the Catholic World, I bow with
respect before the memory of Rumi.”
Wyndham Grand Istanbul In the center of the city, Wyndham Grand İstanbul Levent
has started to host its guests from business life. Opened its gates on 5th of September
within the Özdilek Center project, Wyndham Grand İstanbul Levent, from now on will be
one of the greatest business centers of Levent and İstanbul as a shining star of business
Istanbul Marriott Sisli
Marriott International's latest endeavor, the Istanbul Marriott Sisli Hotel, has
opened its doors. With 72 countries, 3,900 hotels, 35 million members, and eighteen
brands under its name, Marriott International's Istanbul endeavor exhibits all the high
standards of comfort and luxury in its 259 deluxe rooms and views of the Bosphorus
and Old City.
Mevlana died on 17 December 1273 and was laid to rest beside his father in Konya, in present day Turkey. A splendid shrine, the Mevlana Mausoleum
was erected over their remains, which is now a museum and place of pilgrimage. Every year on that day, at this magniﬁcient 13th century mausoleum
we celebrate Seb-i Arus, his 'Wedding Day', together with thousands of people from all around the world.
Wyndham Grand Istanbul
The fascinating dance of the Whirling Dervishes symbolizes the worship ceremony representing the union with God. The Dervishes wear long white robes
and tall conical red hats representing their tombstones, as they relinquish the earthly life to be reborn in mystical union with God. They start to whirl; by
holding their right arm up, palm upwards they receive the blessings of Heaven and communicate them to Earth by holding their left arm down, pal
downwards: “From God we receive to man we give”.
The Galata Mevlevihanesi, or tekke, is a undoubtedly the most famous Mevlevi Whirling Dervish hall. It is located on Galipdede Caddesi, not far from Tünel
at the end of Istiklal Caddesi. Also called the Galata Lodge, the ﬁrst and only original dervish hall in the city.
A Province of Turkey in Central Anatolia – Konya
Konya province where numerous cultures blend and take on a new meaning is also well known for the popularity of its festivals organized through the year. The world famous
Seb-i Arus Ceremonies are held on December 7 – 17 every year to commemorate Mevlana and the anniversary of his death. The event is followed with great interest and
becomes the scene of spectacular shows and activities. The International Nasreddin Hodja Festival is held to commemorate Nasreddin Hodja who is one of the most important
names of Turkish literature and to expand and promote his witticism and funny stories through the world. Organized in July every year, the festival offers a rich program
Konya is a city in Central Anatolia in Turkey which has protected its name for centuries. Legend says that Perseus
killed a dragon that had been ravaging the town. The people set up a special monument to honor him, a stone
obelisk with an icon of Perseus carved in it. This event gave the city it's name, Ikonyon, Ikonyum, Iconium.
The hometown of the major names of Turkish culture and literature Mevlana and Nasreddin Hodja, Konya is a
magniﬁcent city of great cultural and historical signiﬁcance. Known as one of the earliest settlements on Earth,
and inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük reveals also the beginning
of the history of Konya. Surrounded with many historical monuments and sites, Konya offers the opportunity
to get familiar with the cultural values of the region and get immersed in Rumi's philosophical thoughts.One
of the most important faith tourism centers in Anatolia, Konya invites you to discover its unique mystical nature!
Ruins of Seljuk Palace
Mevlana Museum and Tomb
Tile Art From Seljuk Period