We are honored to announce that “Globalstone 2014” will be organized in October 2014 in Turkey (Antalya) which is known as the city having the oldest religious temple and open/underground quarries.
The “Globalstone 2014” is going to be organized by Chambers of Mining and Geological Engineers of Turkey and Turkish Marble, Natural Stone and Machinery Manufacturers Association together.
The goal of the Congress is to ensure international contributions to share and solve problems in stone industry by exchanging views and experiences between multidisciplinary studies. The Congress will bring engineers, academicians investors and companies together in a discussion platform to exchange scientific and practical experiences of the natural stone world.
We will be glad to see you in Turkey, the cradle of old civilizations.
We look forward to welcoming you in the Congress of World Multi-Disciplinary Congress “Globalstone 2014”
Prof. Dr. Seyfi KULAKSIZ
Prof. Dr. Atiye TUĞRUL
Deadline for abstract submission:
25 April 2014 (Extended to 10 May 2014)
Notification of acceptance for abstracts:
09 May 2014 (Extended to 10 June 2014)
Deadline for Submission of Full Papers:
13 June 2014 (Extended to 15 September 2014)
We kindly invite academy/faculty members, research students, as well as professionals and researchers who are interested in, presenting their research and/or academic experience in stone industry and related disciplines to participate in the V. GLOBAL STONE CONGRESS to share their Works.
Presentations can be in
Oral: to be presented in parallel sessions of the congress
Poster: to be exhibited in the poster sessions of the congress
• Geology, prospecting, and land – use planning in dimension stone and aggregate production
• Natural stone exploration and exploitation
• Rock mechanics and geotechnical applications
• Quarry design and block production technology
• Design of processing plant and management
• Natural stone quarry and plant machinery
• New product development and production technologies
• World and Turkish natural stone sector
• Natural stone industry in architect and building sector
• Qualify control and packing techniques
• Standarts, law and regulations
• Computer applications in stone industry
• Waste utility and management
• Aggregate industry
• Assessment of stone performance in use
• Deterioration of building stones, conservation of historical monuments, ancient quarries
• Environmental effects of quarries and quarry rehabilitation
• Economy and marketing
• Workers and education in natural stone sector
• Work safety
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Raimondo Ciccu graduated in Mining Engineering at the University of Cagliari in 1965. Shortly
after he served the National Research Council until 1973 covering the position
of Senior researcher. From 1974 to 1981 he was Chief Sector at the Sardinian
Mining Board and Managing Director of a major mining Company in Italy.
In 1982 he joined the University of Cagliari as Associate Professor and from 1983 as Full Professor of Surface Mining and Land Reclamation and of Excavation Engineering. He has covered the position of Head of the Department of Geoengineering and Environmental Technologies and that of Pro-Rector of the University of Cagliari. He is now the general manager of AQUAVIS srl, a start-up company for the industrial application of waterjet technology.
The fields of interest range from excavation and cutting of rocks using traditional and advanced technologies to environmental issues.
Professor Ciccu Authored about 300 scientific and technical papers, most of them discussed at International Conferences, and he is responsible of many research contracts with the industry as well as scientific coordinator of EEC-supported projects.
· Senior researcher at CBI Betonginstitutet, a daughter company of SPs, Technical Research Institute of Sweden.
· Part time Associated professor at the Swedish Geological Survey, SGU
· Responsible for the natural stones area at CBI and SP since early 1990
· Swedish expert in CEN TC 246 Natural stones, TC 178/WG 2 Paving stones and TC 128/SC8 Roofing slates.
· Member of ASTM C18 Dimension stones
· President of IAEG C10 Commission on dimension stone
· President of IUGS task group on Heritage Stones
Zenaide Silva was born in Brazil and lives in Portugal since 1982.
Geologist, has her BS degree from University of Bahia, Brazil, MA from Rice University, Texas, USA, PhD. From University of Lisbon, Portugal, “Aggregation” from Nova University, Portugal.
Her academic career includes: Professor at University of Bahia, Brazil, Lecturer at University of Wisconsin, USA, Professor at University of Lisbon and Nova University, both in Portugal. At present she is Associated Professor at Nova, retired.
As a non academic activity, she worked for Geological Surveys in Angola and Brazil and Argo Petroleum in Angola. Area of research: Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology and Geochemistry, Rock Alteration, Rocks in Monuments facing alteration due to aggressive environment. She is a member of the CICEGe Research Center at Nova University.
Her research has been published in several Scientific Journals, presented in Conferences and her book on a specific rock from Portugal and taken to Brazil during XVII and XVIII centuries (OLIOZ PORTUGUÊS, De Lastro de Navio a Arte na Bahia) was published in Portugal and Brazil.
He entered his profession at the planning department of Silkar Holding between 1980 and 1982. He worked as a sales representative at Endaş between 1982 and 1985 and continued his assignment as the Export Manager of Taral Makine ve Aletleri Anonim Şirketi, which is affiliated with Silkar Holding A.Ş., between 1985 and 1990. Since 1990 he has been one of the founding partners of Silkar Mining Co. and at the same time its Chairman of the Board. He is also a board member of İMİB (ISTANBUL MINERALS AND METALS EXPORTERS’ ASSOCIATION) and TÜMMER (TURKISH MARBLE, NATURAL STONE AND MACHINERY MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION)
K. Vikram Rastogi, a postgraduate engineer, is a multifarious tasker as Stone Technologist, journalist, educationist, consultant, trainer and a book writer. He is presently the President of Stone Technology Centre Group(widely known as STC Group), Director, International Stone Research Centre(ISRC), Ahmedabad & Training Service Provider at Stone Artisan Park Training Institutes(SAPTIs.) at Ambaji and Dhrangadhra in the State of Gujarat.
He provided a dedicated service of more than 4 and half decades in different fields with 3 and half decades in stone industry alone. First taught graduate and post-graduate engineering students for 11 years and then diversified to stone industry. Initially worked with Government Corporations involved in stone mining and processing and then started working independently by setting up his own concern catering to the requirement of all facets of the stone industry – publication, consultancy, conducting pre-feasibility and feasibility studies for setting of stone mining and processing industries, setting of institutions, conducting training courses, organizing workshops and seminars.
He worked as consultant with Commonwealth Secretariat, London, for implementation of their marble and granite projects in the countries of Africa, Asia and countries of Pacific, Caribbean and Far-East Regions. A feasibility study was prepared for implementation of a slate project in Bhutan for UNIDO.
He has been associated with the development of `Shaktisthal’(A Botanical Stone Garden) in New Delhi, the Samadhi of Mrs. Indira Gandhi, Former Prime Minister of India.
He has prepared Project Reports for setting up Centre for Development of Stones in Jaipur, India and a Marble Institute in a South Asian Country. He contributed significantly in drafting of Project Report for setting up of International Stone Research Centre(ISRC) in Gujarat.
K. Vikram Rastogi maintains the distinction of having visited more than 43 countries of the world with more than 100 visits, has attended almost all important natural stone fairs held all over the world, Marmomacc Verona and CarraraMarmomacc, Carrara, in Italy, MARBLE, Izmir, Turkey, Stone+tec, Nuremberg, Germany, Stonetech, Beijing/Shanghai and Xiamen Stone Fair, Xiamen in China etc. are a few to be named.
His activities and achievements in book writing and publication of papers are remarkable as he has written six books on Dimension Stones, has authored and presented many papers in national and international journals/conferences. Papers were presented by him in International Conferences. Presented a thoroughly researched paper on “Technical Advancements in Stone Sector” at Global Stone Technology Forum on 30th January, 2014 at Jaipur. He chaired a technical session and was Key note speaker in another technical Session in India Stone Mart 2003in Jaipur while he has contributed as Co-Chairman of a technical session in Sandstone Spectrum 2003 in Jodhpur.
He is also a known journalist in stone sector as he works as Editor, Stone Panorama (the largest distributed stone magazine in Asia and third largest in the world and Renewable Energy & Climate Change, a leading quarterly magazine in renewable energy. His excellence in journalism is also evident from his working as Advisor to Stone Construction Patrika (a bi-monthly bilingual English-Hindi colour magazine); exclusive portal on www.worldstonefairs.com ; www.saptigujarat.org and www.constructionfairs.com
K. Vikram Rastogi has Special Honours at national and international level as he was conferred the title of "di Cavaliere" by the administration of St. 'Ambrogio, ,Italy in 1983 and the Government of Rajasthan with "Certificate of Merit" on 26th January, 1988. As Training Service Provider, was instrumental in securing first National Education Excellence Award 2013 of Government of India in association with ASSOCHAM for Best Government Initiative under Vocational & Skill Development Training.
His areas of interest are: Education, Consultancy, Training & Publication in stone sector at global level.
Donato Attanasio graduated in Chemistry at the University of Rome in 1969 and joined the National Research Council in 1971. He retired in 2010 and is at present associate researcher at the Istituto di Struttura della Materia, National Research Council, Rome. In the past dr. Attanasio worked at the Department of Physical Chemistry of the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands and at the Department of Chemistry of the University of California at Davis. His research interests have been focused on the chemistry of heavy metals and the use of magnetic resonace spectroscopies including Electron Paramagnetic Resonance, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Double and Optically Detected spectroscopies. Since approximately 15 years the research experience of dr. Attananio has been devoted to the study of ancient marbles, the search of unknown ancient quarries and the problem of establishing marble provenance using different analytical methods, including magnetic resonance, and statistical methods of data analysis. Dr. Attanasio has published over 100 scientific papers and two books both devoted to the problem of marble analysis and provenance.
We are planning to have a young scientist to
give an invited presentation during Global Stone 2014 Congress. This speaker
preferably should be selected from a group of young scientists suggested also
by young scientist around the world. Could you please nominate a young
scientist who could serve as an invited speaker in the conference?
The candidate should be less than 40 years of age, and have a number of publications on the topics indicated on the web site of Global Stone 2014 Congress.
The Nominations for the candidates should be sent to the Congress Secretary (email@example.com) before May 1, 2014 including the following documents:
a) A copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae ;
b) A list of publications, identifying the three most important papers ;
The results of the nomination will be announced on June 01, 2014 in the Congress web site.
Deadline for early registration: 23 May 2014 (Extended to 30 June 2014)
Author registration (payment) deadline: 05 September 2014
Deadline for online registration: 03 October 2014
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The Congress Office must be notified in writing via e-mail or fax of a cancellation for all registers. The following cancellation conditions apply:
Cancellations before May 10, 2014: full refund of the registration fee less Re-send costs.
Cancellations before September 01, 2014: full refund of the registration fee less 100 € handling fee.
Cancellations after September 01, 2014: no refund.
These rates are valid for EARLY BOOKING for the package
of three nights.
“First come, first reserve” will be applied.
All participants have to log in to registration system for online booking.
Congress tours are organized for Global Stone 2014 participants who like to discover the beauties of Turkey.
* Please be informed that 10 people at least are required for guaranteed departure.
** Participants who would like to join a tour, have to login to registration system for online booking.
*** ARBER Professional Congress Services reserves the rights to change the tour itineraries.
DAY 1: Early departure and after 6 hours of driving, arrive to "EPHESUS" which is the best preserved and restored ancient city in Turkey and is the best combination of Greek, Roman and Byzantine civilizations. Visit the Fountains of Trajan, Polio, the Temples of Hadrian and Domition, Private House, the Library of Celcius, Varius and Scolasticia Baths, Bouloterion and the Great Theatre with a capacity of 24.000 spectators. Overnight in Selcuk (Seljuk).
DAY 2: After breakfast in the hotel, visit the House of Virgin Mary where she spent last days of her life on the top of the "Bulbul" mountain. Then drive to Pamukkale (Cotton Castle), a beautiful and spectacular natural site, unique in the world. Thermal spring waters have carved this fantastic formation of stalactites, which have been used since Roman times for their therapeutic powers. Both the thermal center with its motels, thermal pools and ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis are situated on the plateau. The monument includes the ancient thermal baths, which have been restored and converted into an archaeological museum. After 7 hours of driving, arrive to Antalya in midnight.
Visit to Perge, one of the most important and spectacular coastal towns; it is famous from religious point of view because it was here that St. Paul delivered his first sermon. Continue to Aspendos which is the best-preserved theatre of antiquity with seating of 15.000 and still used today. Then visit to Side, one of the best-known classical sites in Turkey and was an ancient harbor whose name meant pomegranate. Today a pretty resort town, its ancient ruins, two sandy beaches, numerous shops and extensive tourist accommodation attract hundreds of visitors. The magnificent theater of the ancient city, built on colonnaded arches, is the largest in the whole area. Other monuments include the Agora, the Temple of Apollo, which is situated near the sea, a fountain and Necropolis. The extensive Roman baths, now a museum, houses one of Turkey's finest archaeological collections.
DAY 1: Early departure and after 7 hours of driving, arrive to Cappadocia. Visit 13th century Seljukian Caravanserai, “Sultanhan”, on the ancient Silk Road. Then visit the highlights of the area; Underground City of Kaymakli, the old Christian Village of Cavusin, Citadel of Uchisar and traditional handmade Carpet Factory. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 2: After breakfast in the hotel, drive to Goreme Open Air Museum, featuring the most impressive of all rock-carved churches in Cappadocia. Visit Pasabag Valley, also known as Monk's Valley; then a short drive to Avanos, a village situated on the banks of Kizilirmak River, famous for its clay pottery. Then visit Urgup and Ortahisar Castle. Transfer to the airport and after 7 hours of driving, arrive to Antalya in midnight.
Until 22 August 2014 Free Cancellation, Full refund of the booking fee minus refund costs.
Until 22 September 2014 Refund one night no show cost (for accommodation), 50 € handling cost (for tour and transfer) and refund cost.
After 22 September 2014 No refund
Kervansaray Lara Convention Center
Congress and meeting halls available in the hotel area centrally located to lobby and reception. Congress center that integrates all innovations of technology is composed of two foyers of 1425 m2 upstairs and 369 m2 downstairs with 15 halls of 3309 m2 in total.
Dündar Çağlan, Chamber of Geological Engineers
Mehmet Torun, Chamber of Mining Engineers
Raif Türk, Turkish Marble, Natural Stone and Machinery Manufacturers Assoc. (TÜMMER)
Seyfi Kulaksız, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Atiye Tuğrul, Istanbul University, Turkey
Ali Bahadır Yavuz, Chamber of Geological Engineers, Turkey
Ferah Türkmen, TÜMMER, Turkey
Haşim Ağrılı, Chamber of Geological Engineers, Turkey
Hürriyet Akdaş, Chamber of Mining Engineers, Turkey
İbrahim Yılmazoğlu, Chamber of Mining Engineers, Turkey
İhya Kangal, TÜMMER, Turkey
Nahit Arı, Chamber of Mining Engineers, Turkey
Orhan Kızıltepe, Chamber of Geological Engineers, Turkey
Turgut Çopuroğlu, TÜMMER, Turkey
• Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, General Directorate of Mining Affairs
• Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, General Directorate of Mineral Research & Exploration
• Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning, General Directorate of Environmental Impact Assessment, Permit and Control
• Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate of Cultural Property and Museum
• General Secretariat of Istanbul Mineral and Metals Exporters' Association
• Aegean Mining Exporters’ Association
• Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning, General Directorate of Environmental Management
• CETEM, Brazil
• Valor Pedra, Portugal
Ahmet Hakan Benzer, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Ahmet Hamdi Deliormanlı, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey
Ahmet Şentürk, Afyon Kocatepe University, Turkey
Akos Török, Budapest University, Hungary
Ali Sarıışık, Afyon Kocatepe University, Turkey
Angel López Buendía, AIDICO, Instituto Tecnológico de la Construcción, Spain
Antônio Gilberto Costa, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ayhan Kesimal, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey
Bahattin Şahin, Chamber of Architects, Turkey
Bahtiyar Ünver, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Barry J. Cooper, University of South Australia, Australia
Berend Denkena, Leibniz Universität, Germany
Bjorn Schouenborg, Senior scientist at CBI Swedish Cement and Concrete Research Institute, Sweden
Burhan Erdoğan, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey
C. Ywang, Guangdong University of Technology, China
Carlos César Peiter, CETEM, Brazil
Celal Karpuz, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Cem Şensöğüt, Dumlupınar University, Turkey
Deniz İskender Önenç, Barit Maden Türk, Turkey
Dolores Pereira, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
Donato Attanasio, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Ercüment Yalçın, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey
Erdoğan Yüzer, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Erhan Yaşıtlı, Aksaray University, Turkey
Fabiani Cabanas Navarro, Federal University of Alfenas, Brazil
Fabrice Dagrain, Stone Assistance sprl, Belgium
Faquan Wu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Faruk Çalapkulu, Ege Jeoteknik, Turkey
Fatih Bayram, Aksaray University, Turkey
Francisco Vidal Wilson Hollanda, CETEM, Brazil
Giorgio Costa, Italy
Göktay Ediz, Dumlupınar University, Turkey
Halil Köse, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey
Hanifi Çopur, İstanbul Technical University, Turkey
Hannu Luodes, Geological Survey of Finland, Norway
Hasan Aydın Bilgin, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Haşim Acar, İnka Engineering, Turkey
Hüseyin Yavuz, Süleyman Demirel University, Turkey
Javier Taboada Castro, University of Vigo, Spain
Jorge Carvalho, LNEG (Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia), Portugal
Konstantinos Laskaridis , Institute of Geology & Mineral Exploration, Greece
Kottapali Murty, Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna, India
Liyaddin Yeşilkaya, Afyon Kocatepe University, Turkey
Lola Pereira, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
Luis de Sousa, Universidade de Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
Luis Guerra Rosa, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Luis Lopes, Universidade de Évora, Portugal
Lütfullah Gündüz, Süleyman Demirel University, Turkey
Mahir Vardar, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Mahmut Mutlutürk, Süleyman Demirel University, Turkey
Maria Heloisa Barros de Oliveira Frascá, MHB Serviços Geológicos Ltda. Brazil
Marta Peres, Valorpedra, Portugal
Matthias Bruno, Italy
Mehmet Kemal Gökay, Selçuk University, Turkey
Mesut Anıl, Çukurova University, Turkey
Metin Ersoy, Afyon Kocatepe University, Turkey
Mustafa Ayhan, Dicle University, Turkey
Necdet Türk, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey
Nicola Careddu, University of Cagliari, Italy
Nuno Bonito, CEVALOR, Portugal
Nuria Fernandez Castro, CETEM, Brazil
Ömer Aydan, Tokai University, Japan
Osman Aydın, Chamber of Architects, Turkey
Osman Zeki Hekimoğlu, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Turkey
Paola Blasi - Internazionale Marmi & Macchine SpA, Italia
Peter Bobrowsky, Natural Resources Canada, Canada
Piero Primavori, Italy
Raimondo Ciccu, University of Cagliari, Italy
Raşit Altındağ, Süleyman Demirel University, Turkey
Recep Kılıç, Ankara University, Turkey
Remzi Karagüzel, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Reşat Ulusay, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Reza Mikaeil, Urmia University, Iran
Richard Prikryl, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Risto Dambov, Goce Delčev University, Macedonia
Ruben Martins, Universidade de Evora, Portugal
Sacit Özer, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey
Saffet Yağız, Pamukkale University, Turkey
Sair Kahraman, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Sedat Büyüksağış, Afyon Kocatepe University, Turkey
Siegfried Siegesmund, Universitat Gothingen, Germany
Şinasi Eskikaya, İstanbul Technical University, Turkey
Tamer Topal, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Turgay Onargan, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey
Xipeng Xu, HuaQiao University, China
Yaşar Kibici, Dumlupınar University, Turkey
Yusuf Kaan Kadıoğlu, Ankara University, Turkey
Zeki Karaca, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey
Zenaide Carvalho G. Silva, Portugal
Zeynep Erer, Chamber of Architects of Turkey
Murat Yılmaz, Istanbul University, Turkey
Ömer Ündül, Istanbul University, Turkey
GLOBAL STONE CONGRESS
22 -25 October 2014
The official language
of the Global Stone 2014 is English and Turkish*.
*Turkish simultaneous translation will be available in main meeting room.
Convenient spaces will be available for the exhibitors at the Venue.
Official letters of invitation can be print from the online registration system after the registration procedure is completed. The organizing office may ask for the registration payment.
Turkey is surrounded by the Black Sea to the north, the Aegean to the west and the Mediterranean to the south. Two straits (the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles) form gates to the inner Marmara Sea, dividing Thrace - the European part, and Anatolia - the Asian part of the country. Turkey is truly the place where East and West meet. Click for More
Turkish Airlines is the Official Airline of Global Stone 2014 and offers a special discounted rate for the international participants:
Conventions Code: 008TKM14
Up to 20% on Business Class
Up to 15% on Economy Class
Thanks to the extensive flight network has more than 230 point flying Turkish Airlines flight map, you can use the link below to explore:
Please show the event registration letter to the Sales Office of Turkish Airlines in your country if you plan to attend Global Stone 2014 via Turkish Airlines.
For a list of Turkish Airlines offices please follow the link: http://www.turkishairlines.com/en-INT/contact_us/offices.aspx
Antalya International Airport is one of the biggest Airports in Turkey. Many Airlines have direct flights to Antalya but you may have a connection to the Istanbul Ataturk Airport. In such case there are local airlines flights from Istanbul to Antalya every day and they can provide cheap tickets.
Using a bus to get into Turkey is another option. This is good and cheap if you're planning to get into Turkey from a nearby country such as Bulgaria, Romania or Greece. For Greece - Turkey routes you can even book tickets online through Varan Tourism for Thessaloniki - Istanbul. If you're planning to do that from a farther European country then it may get quite tiring, although you can at times find such a service, especially from Germany or Austria.
From Asia, you can take buses from Georgia to Turkey in both Batumi and Tbilisi but service is irregular and one should inquire around. From Armenia one can go through Georgia by bus to Turkey. From Iran there are buses to Turkey from Tabriz. Most of the intercity and international buses arrive at İstanbul Esenler Otogar from Europe.
The major bus companies are ;
Ulusoy - www.ulusoy.com.tr
Varan - www.varan.com.tr
Metro - www.metroturizm.com.tr
Nilüfer - www.niluferturizm.com.tr
Kamil Koç - www.kamilkoc.com.tr
Most of the routes are link Greek locations - mostly islands - with close-by Turkish locations and, a bit farther, Italy with Turkey. There are several companies operating such lines. A lot of travel agencies operate several routes between Greek Islands and Turkey. One can search for ferry departures and make reservations as well. If you're looking for a ferry from Italy to Turkey or vice-versa as well as alternatives to Greek-Turkey ferries, you should look on Aegean Ferry Services. They have a good map showing all of their ferry routes. One of the most interesting is the ferry from Ancona to Çeşme.
You can come to Antalya by car. But we don't advice you to use this way because of the road conditions and custom regulations. The participants from İstanbul, Greece, Croatia, Romania and Hungary may use this method.
General Route: London - Istanbul, approximately 3,000 km. Northern Route: Belgium, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and Turkey. Southern Route: Belgium, Germany, Austria, and Italy to Turkey.
Antalya, the Turkish Riviera is the most stunning part of Turkey's Mediterranean coast. It is typical of Turkey, a thriving modern city, with a historic heart in the centre of Kaleiçi within the old city walls. This area has seen something of a renaissance in recent years, with many of the wooden Ottoman mansions being restored and turned into boutique hotels. No cars are allowed in the narrow streets of the old town so it is a good place to soak up the atmosphere around the charming harbour; The symbol of Antalya is the fluted minaret or Yivli Minare built by the Seljuks in the 13th century. There are
plenty of interesting pieces in the Archaeological Museum, from the Palaeolithic Age right through to Ottoman times.
Antalya has a backdrop of stunning mountain scenery, and the city is set high on cliffs, with many of its grandest hotels overlooking the sea on the outskirts of the town. The beach area of Lara, approximately 12 km to the east is home to the best beach in the area, known for its golden sand, which is rapidly becoming a resort in its own right. To the west, the long pebble beach of Konyaaltı is also popular. Heading up into the mountains, you can make the most of the beautiful scenery by visiting the spectacular Düden or Kurşunlu waterfall. At Saklıkent, just 50 km away from the city centre, you can even ski, where they usually have snow on the slopes until early April. The Altın Portakal (Golden Orange) film festival is held annually in the autumn. Antalya has a large number of 5 star hotels, many of which have meetings facilities, and this, together with the Pyramid Congress Centre which can hold up to 3000 delegates make it a popular venue for conferences. There are many holiday resorts like Alanya, Belek, Kalkan, Kaş, Kekova, Kemer, Olympos, Patara, Side within the borders of Antalya region.
Aspendos: Just 50 km east of Antalya, Aspendos was an important centre of trade during Roman times. Today, the most impressive aspect of Aspendos is her stunning theatre, which was built in approx. 162 AD. It seats 15,000 and has been beautifully preserved. Each year it hosts the Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival which takes place in June and July and gives you the opportunity to see performances of classics in a magnificent setting. The aqueduct, which supplied water to the city is also still relatively intact and is an impressive sight.
Phaselis: The three harbours of this Lycian port city were once a major commercial centre. In the shelter of Mount Tahtalı, it is a popular stopping off point for yachts, and its clear waters and sandy beaches are popular with sun-seekers. The remains are mostly Roman and include a theatre, baths, aqueducts, Hadrian's Gate, an agora and an acropolis.
Perge: Just 18 kms from Antalya, Perge was an important city in Pamphylia and was visited by St.Paul during his missionary journeys. Today, the city gate flanked by lofty towers, theatre and baths are of interest.
Demre: Also known as Kale, the ancient city of Myra, is mostly famous for its connection with St. Nicholas, who was bishop here in the 4th century. His church is the focus of the annual ceremony which takes place to commemorate him on or around his feast day of 6th December. It is well worth seeing the Roman theatre which remains here, overlooked by spectacular rock tombs, dating from the 4th century BC.
Food and Drink in Antalya Turkish Cuisine ranks among the best in the world alongside French and Cantonese. The vast Ottoman Empire which stretched from the gates of Vienna to the S.tip of the Arabian peninsula lent Turkish cuisine its richness and diversity. A few words here just to give you an idea...
Meze Turkish people traditionally begin their dinner with meze (similar to antipasti or tapas) such as vegetables either stuffed or prepared in olive oil, spicy salsas, yoghurts and dips which are mopped up with crusty Turkish baguettes, deep fried seafood and the list goes on. Some people find that a selection of meze is plenty for their main meal.
Main Meals The Turks are famous for their spicy kebabs of which there are a great many varieties. Fresh fish such as red mullet, sea bass or bream tends to be served simply either grilled or pan-fried. Earth-baked leg of lamb melts in the mouth and the various meat stews and casseroles will leave you asking for more.
Desserts & Pastries Wafer-thin pastry soaked in syrup and layered with ground pistachio nuts is the famous Turkish sweetmeat not to miss. Deep fried dough balls in syrup (lokma) and Turkish style rice pudding (sütlaç) are all samples of desserts available in most any Turkish restaurant. Many Turks however stick to a platter of sliced fresh fruits and berries after their meal. Fruit in Turkey really does taste better!
Drinks Raki is the national alcoholic drink. Everyone drinks it. It has a strong taste of aniseed and when mixed with water takes on a milky hue. Turkish beers and lagers are excellent as are the wines on offer which come mainly from the vineyards around Ankara and Tekirdag by the sea of Marmara. The big soft drinks companies (Pepsi Co. and Coca-Cola) all produce in Turkey. Fruit juice is widely available. Also try ayran which is made up of plain yoghurt whisked in with spring water and a pinch of salt. It is surprisingly refreshing on a hot summer's day.
Wining & Dining in Antalya Whether you are looking for a traditional Turkish restaurant, an Italian Bistro, a pub, bar or cafe Antalya can come up with something to fit the bill. The city is roughly divided into sections which have their own atmosphere and their own cafes, bars, bistros and restaurants.
Kaleiçi (old town within the Roman city walls) has its own unique blend of bars which cater to the young crowd. Further down you will find the Yat Limani (yacht habour) which lives up to its name with up-market fish restaurants, bars and clubs to dance the night away. The area of Isiklar is packed with stylish yet relaxed European-style cafes, bars and bistros frequented mostly by locals. For a taste of a typical Antalyan fish house where the food is simple but tasty even if the surroundings are somewhat primitive go no further than the Halk Pazari or Peoples Market. Amongst the clatter and noise and smells of the sea you will have a genuine Turkish experience.
There is a wealth of handicrafts available to the discerning shopper. Traditional items such as the world famous hand made kilims (rugs) in bold colours, beautifully hand-painted ceramics, copper and brassware and ornate Meerschaum pipes make charming souvenirs and gifts.
Excellent quality gold, silver and leather goods are to be had at prices considerably less than outside Turkey. Busy street markets (the most central one takes place on Wednesdays between Isiklar street and the Talya Hotel) are packed full of stallholders jostling to sell you their best tasting fruit and freshest vegetables. Aromatic spices and herbs such as cinnammon, saffron, paprika and mint entice the senses. For more stylish boutiques Antalya can offer excellent quality fashion clothes and accessories for a fraction of the price in Europe. Look no further than Ataturk Street, Konyaalti street, or the recently opened shopping mall called Migros 5M (situated on the Konyaalti Beach side of town). Carpets and rugs are very much part of the Turkish tradition. The Yörüks, who are semi nomadic, live throughout the winter on the plains. They hand produce carpets using vegetable dyes and wool from their own sheep. The design and patterns used in the carpets reflect their nomadic culture which is expressed in the harmonious use of blues, dark greens and reds. This traditional style of carpet making is concentrated in the villages around Antalyaclick for more
Turkey is a rapidly developing secular democracy with a population of nearly 70 million and is a candidate for membership of the European Union. It is the only country to straddle Europe and Asia, a fact that is reflected in its complex cultural make up. Asiatic Turkey, or Anatolia, constitutes the bulk of the country. It consists of a vast peninsula framed by four seas, the Black Sea, the Sea of Marmara, the Aegean and the Mediterranean, each of which has its own distinctive character. Both in human and geographical terms, Turkey is a country of immense diversity. There are crowded cosmopolitan cities, such as Istanbul and Izmir, high plateau, forested mountains and Mediterranean beaches. The climate and ecology are equally varied, ranging from temperate rain forests on the eastern Black Sea Coast to semi-desert in the Southeast.
Turkey has more Classical ruins than any other country, but also boasts some of the world’s finest Islamic art and architecture. Whether your interests or those of your guests, extend to exploring archaeological sites, trekking, rafting, nightclubbing, or simply lazing on a beach, Turkey is for you. And you are assured of a warm welcome. Turkish hospitality is second to none and grows out of a long tradition. Much the same could be said of Turkish cuisine, to which Romans, Byzantines and Ottomans have all contributed. The results are as varied and enticing as the country itself. According to most experts, Turkish cuisine is the third most extensive cuisine in the world after Chinese and French. With so much on offer, there is no doubt that you will find something to suit your tastes and tempt your palate.
All participants are required a valid passport and may be required a visa for visiting Turkey. Please contact your nearest Turkish Embassy / Consulate for this purpose. Participants from those countries where there is no Turkish diplomatic representation office can obtain their visa at the airport on arrival to Turkey.
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The currency unit is “Turkish Lira”. Some foreign currency can be exchanged on arrival at the airport in Antalya. Most of the banks are open from 9:00 to 16:30 Monday through Friday, some banks in the city provide extended banking hours. Exchange facilities are also available in hotels and exchange bureaus located in the city center and shops near the venues.
Most of the hotels, restaurants and shops accept major international credit cards.
Personal insurance and accident insurance are recommended to all participants during their stay in Turkey . The Organizing Committee will not accept any responsibility in this respect but assistance will be provided in urgent cases. In case of illness or accident, contact the hotel receptions or registration desk in the Congress venue.
The participant in the Conference agrees that the Organizing Committee and Secretariat does not assume responsibility for personal medical and travel expenses incurred during the Conference. Participants are advised to obtain their own travel insurance policies. Attendees waive any claim against the Organization for injury or other damages resulting in any way from Conference participation. If you need a private insurance service please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
August is the end of summer with mild weather of approximately 25-29 °C in the daytime and about 16-20 °C in the evenings. We recommend you to bring light clothes and rain coats for possible showers.
Government offices are open in weekdays from 8:30 to 17:00 and closed at the weekend. Most of the shops are open from 9:00 through 19:00 Monday to Saturday. Some of the supermarkets, shopping malls, department stores, newspapers and food shops are also open on Sundays. Certain newspapers in English, German and French are available in the hotels.
Tax and service charges are included in the cost of all goods and services. Although it is not mandatory, a small tip is expected for good service (5% - 10% of the bill).
The electric current is 220 Volts / 50 Hz AC with European type connections.
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