Open Forum will be held in Hilton Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul. The convention center is inside the hotel.


Directions From International Ataturk Airport (IST) To Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus By Car

Take the Airport exit and turn to first right intersection and follow the signs for the Sirkeci/Sahilyolu Caddesi (Parallel to the coast). After about 15 km you will come to roundabout of Yenikapi. Turn left from the roundabout towards the Taksim signs. Keep straight to Taksim. After approximately 5 km you will reach Taksim Square where you will be following signs towards Sisli. After 4 road junction Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus entrance is 250 meters on your right hand side.

Directions from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) to Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus by car

Take the E-6 motorway and continue through TEM Kurtkoy Airport counter. Go on towards Kartal, follow the signs for the Bosphorus (Bogazici)Bridge (I. Cevreyolu). Go over the Bosphorus Bridge and follow the first sign to Besiktas. Keep on the same road which will turn to Dolmabahce Palace and follow the signs to Taksim. When you approach the 4 road junction turn right. Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus entrance is 250 meters on your right hand side.


Ataturk International Airport Directions

Exit airport, turn first right to intersection. Follow signs Sirkeci/Sahilyolu Caddesi. Follow road for 15km to roundabout Yenikapi. Take first left for Taksim. Go for 5km to Taksim Square, exit at Sisli sign. Hotel after 4 road junction.

Distance from Hotel:22 km.

Drive Time:50 min.

Type Typical Minimum Charge
Taxi 15.00 EUR

Sabiha Gokcen International Airport Directions
Take the TEM E-6 highway from the Sabiha Gokcen Airport towards the FSM bridge. Exit from the Kasimpasa direction. Follow the Taksim signs and climb up to Taksim square. Proceed to Cumhuriyet Str, after 1km hotel is on the right side.

Distance from Hotel : 45 km.

Drive Time : 80 min.

Type Typical Minimum Charge
Taxi 30.00 EUR

Transportation from airport

Atatürk Airport :22 km.
Sabiha Gökçen Havalimanı: 45 KM

Airport driving distance :

Atatürk Airport: 30-60 min

Sabiha Gökçen Airport: 60-90 min

Havataş - Taksim - Atatürk Airport: 11 TL
Taksim - Sabiha Gökçen Airport: 14 TL

Havataş - Taksim - Atatürk Airport: 65 TL
Taksim - Sabiha Gökçen Airport: 130 TL

Visa Information

All Participants are required to possess a valid passport and visa (validity not less than 6 months) and hold the relevant documents for entry into Turkey. For details regarding the visa arrangements, participants are advised to contact the nearest Turkey Embassy or Consulates-General or visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for information. The website is

Participants who have difficulties in obtaining visa from the nearest Embassy of Turkey or Consulate shall immediately contact the 2017 EFDRR Secretariat for further necessary guidance.

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