Global civil society activity in Istanbul, Turkey

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Istanbul, formerly known as Byzantium and Constantinople, is the most populous city in Turkey and the country's economic, cultural and historic center. Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosporus strait between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Its commercial and historical center lies on the European side and about a third of its population lives in suburbs on the Asian side of the Bosporus. With a total population of around 15 million residents in its metropolitan area, Istanbul is one of the world's most populous cities, ranking as the world's fifth-largest city proper and the largest European city. The city is the administrative center of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.

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Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

Top 25 over 20 years

Istanbul is ranked #25 over a 20 year period,
with 1762 meetings since 1998.


Istanbul is ranked #79 in 2018, with 19 meetings.

Organizations based in Istanbul

Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Est. 1993

Union of Road Transport Associations in the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Region Est. 2001

International Blue Crescent Est. 1999

Protocol on Protection of the Black Sea Marine Environment Against Pollution from Land-based Sources Est. 1992

Centre for Research on Globalization and Democratic Governance Est. 2004

Union of Black Sea Region NGOs

International Union of Building Centres Est. 1958

Protocol on Cooperation in Combating Pollution of the Black Sea Marine Environment by Oil and other Harmful Substances in Emergency Situations Est. 1992

Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation

Mediterranean Forum of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Est. 2000

Turkish Asian Centre for Strategic Studies Est. 2003

World Association of Press Councils Est. 1992

Society for Research on the Nature of Human Individual

Association of National Development Finance Institutions in Member Countries of the Islamic Development Bank Est. 1986

Protocol on the Protection of the Black Sea Marine Environment Against Pollution by Dumping Est. 1992

Alpha - Scientists in Reproductive Medicine Est. 1994

International Society for Behçet's Disease Est. 2000

European Weightlifting Federation Est. 1969

Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople

Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution

Helsinki Citizens' Assembly Est. 1990

World Budo Federation

Istanbul International Brotherhood and Solidarity Association Est. 1994

Economic Cooperation Organization Trade and Development Bank Est. 1995

Foundation for Spreading the Knowledge to Unify Humanity Est. 1994

View More profiles (51 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Istanbul

2024 International ConferenceIEOM Society International

2023 CongressInternational Seed Federation

2022 Biennial World ConferenceInternational Association for Hydrogen Energy

2022 CongressInternational Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property

2021 CongressInternational Union of Phlebology

2021 CongressWorld Allergy Organization - IAACI

2020 MeetingAssociation of Language Testers in Europe

2020 International Conference on Economics and Social Sciences

2020 Quadrennial Geographical Congress and General AssemblyInternational Geographical Union

2020 CICE : International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil EngineeringInternational Institute for FRP in Construction

2020 World Recycling ConventionBureau of International Recycling

2020 Joint International CongressEuropean Liver and Intestine Transplant Association

2020 Annual International Arbitration DaysInternational Bar Association

View More Future Events (13 total) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Istanbul

2019 General Assembly – ALADIN
2019 International Engineering Forum – Federation of Consultants from Islamic Countries
2019 Annual session – Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation
2019 Turkey and Middle East Regional Conference – Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication
2019 Eurasia Conference – Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
2019 International Conference on Advances in Artificial Intelligence – Association for Computing Machinery
2019 Annual Convention – International Bunker Industry Association
2019 International Advanced Liver and Pancreas Surgery Symposium – International Society of Liver Surgeons
2019 International ISK-SODEX Conference
2019 United Nations Conference on Space Law and Policy – United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
2019 Triennial World Clean Air Congress – International Union of Air Pollution Prevention and Environmental Protection Associations
2019 World Dairy Summit – International Dairy Federation
2019 Biennial Congress – World Gastroenterology Organisation
2019 Triennial World Congress – International Buffalo Federation
2019 Congress – European association for Surface Treatment on Aluminium
2019 World Congress – World Association of Perinatal Medicine
2019 Symposium – Asian Federation of Medicinal Chemistry
2019 General Assembly – Federation of Young European Greens
2019 Workshop on SDG Indicator 10.7.1 – International Labour Organization
2019 Annual Meeting – European Sailing Federation
2019 Conference – Southeast European Prosecutors Advisory Group
2019 EURIE : Eurasia International Higher Education Summit – Eurasian Universities Union
2019 Congress – Danubian League Against Thrombosis and Haemorrhagic Disorders
2018 World Conference on Tourism and Culture – World Tourism Organization
2018 Annual General Assembly – International Ship Suppliers and Services Association

View More Past Events (2521 total) in The International Congress Calendar

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