SOCIAL EVENTS

An excellent program of Social Functions has been put together for the conference that promises delegates a tantalizing taste of some of the great locations, cuisine and performance art of Istanbul and Turkey.

SOCIAL EVENTS
6 May WELCOME RECEPTION
11 May FAREWELL RECEPTION
OPTIONAL SOCIAL PROGRAMME
7 May FIG FOUNDATION DINNER
  8 May COMMISSION DINNERS  
  9 May GALA DINNER  


WELCOME RECEPTION

Date: 06.05.2018
Time: 19:00-20:30
Location: Hilton Bosphorus İstanbul – Pool Side
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Fee: Included in the registration fee for delegates with full registration and accompanying persons

Participants of FIG 2018 Congress are invited to a Welcome Reception at the Hilton Bosphorus İstanbul Pool Side to inspire the smell of Bosphorus. Hilton Bosphorus İstanbul is the first five-star hotel of the city. It is operating since June, 1955.

The past 60 years of Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus constitute a veritable hall of fame. The Guests of Hilton have come from every nation and all walks of life. Guests ranged from kings to Hollywood stars, from politicians to scientists, from famous musicians to businessmen and included Sophia Loren, Louis Armstrong, Grace Kelly, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden.

 Hotel is located right next to the İstanbul Congress Center.


FAREWELL RECEPTION

Date: 11.05.2018
Time: TBA
Location: İstanbul Congress Center
Dress Code: Smart Casual

After the closing ceremony, gather for a drink and snacks to conclude the busy week with friends and have a taste of the forthcoming FIG Working Week 2019, which will take place in Hanoi, Vietnam.


OPTIONAL SOCIAL PROGRAM

TRADITIONAL TURKISH EVENING - FIG FOUNDATION DINNER

Date: 07.05.2018
Time: 19:00-00:00
Location: Military Museum
Dress Code: Informal
Fee: 90 € (including unlimited local beer, wine, raki, vodka)

The foundation of Military Museum , which is one of the leading museums of the world in terms of the richness of its collections, dates back to the 15th century, though not in the modern sense. After Istanbul was conquered by the Turks in 1453, the Saint Irene Church was organized as a 'Cebehane', an armory, in which valuable war armaments, tools and equipment were stored. In 1726, all the materials in Cebehane were reorganized and a new foundation, called 'Dar-ül Esliha', the Place of Arms, was established. The foundations of Turkish museology in modern sense were laid down in 1846 by the efforts of Artillery Marshall Ahmet Fethi Pasha and this date has become the foundation of Turkish museology and the Military Museum for the first time in real sense.

A four-course delicious Turkish dinner menu will be served during the dinner. Unforgettable moments with good music and traditional shows will be waiting for you with the amazing atmosphere of the Museum.

Guests will be reaching to the Museum in 3 min by walk from İstanbul Congress Center.

The following events are not included in the registration fee for delegates and accompanying persons. If you require tickets to these events please complete the section on the online registration form.

COMMISSION DINNERS

Date: 8 May
Time:  TBA
Venue: To be decided by each Commission
Fee: Individual payment

Details of Commission Dinner will be sent to Commission delegates.

GALA DINNER

Date: 09.05.2018
Time: 19:00-00:00
Location: Boat on Bosphorus
Dress Code: Formal
Fee: 110 € (including unlimited local beer, wine, raki, vodka)

Gala Dinner at the Boat on Bosphorus is one of the best ways to discover and enjoy the beautiful Istanbul in the night and also one of the best things to do in Istanbul.

One of the more popular and fantastic forms of entertainment on your Istanbul visit is the dinner on Boat. The cruise begins slightly to the east of the famous Galata Bridge and continues to Anadolu Kavagi which is the Bosphorus’ entrance to the Black Sea making numerous sightseeing stops along the strait.

The Boat follows a route that takes passes historical sites, including Ottoman palaces, and stunning bridges illuminated by night.

A four-course delicious Turkish dinner menu will be served during the dinner. Unforgettable moments with good music and shows will be waiting for you with the amazing atmosphere of Bosphorus.