Visitors, participants and guests from other countries as well as other Turkish cities will be able to reach the exhibition center (CNR Expo) without entering the heavy Istanbultraffic thanks to the central location of CNR Expo and its proximity to Ataturk International Airport.
Metro and taxi transportation services are available fromAtaturk International Airport to the expo center. Transportation by metro and taxi takes about 5 (five) minutes.Expo center is accessiblefrom Sabiha Gökçen Internationa Airport through a series of transportation including Bus (Havaş, İETT 16S) – Metrobus (34AS) – Metro (M1). Transportation lastsabout one hour and a half by public transportation and approximately45 minutes by taxi.Only one transferis required to reach the expo center by metro from Taksim. Subsequent to the Taksim– Yenikapı Metro, it is easy to reach CNR Expo by taking the M1 line(Airport Direction).
International expo participants and visitors may complete their visa procedures throughthe following address:
Domestic and abroad will participate in the fair participants and visitors can stay transactions at the address below.
Ancient Istanbul is a historical city as well as a modern one. Yenikapı Theodosius Port excavations brought a Neolithic Era settlement to light and the city's history is revealed to date as old as 8500 years ago. Therefore, a new period has been brought to attention regarding cultural, artistic, geological changes Istanbul has gonethrough as well as thecity archeology. Founded in B.C. 700 under the name “Byzantium”, the city served as the capital city for Roman and Eastern Roman Empires under the name “Constantinopolis”.
The city became the capital of Ottoman Empire for almost five centuries following Ottoman Empire's conquest in 1453– referred to as"Istanbul" by the Turks. Today, İstanbul is the country’s most developed cityalthough it may notbe the capital any longer. Its location inthe Bosphorus makes Istanbul a bridge between Asia and Europe. Enjoying atopography which shapes the city settlement with the Bosporus and the Golden Horn, İstanbul defines the city’s silhouette as oneof the most important symbols. Istanbul’shistory and culture is visible in its architecture. The city's architecture brings the East and West together. The city has remains from theRoman Period such as Hippodrome, Basilica Cistern and Column of Constantine as well as the Galata Tower, a heritage of Genoese. Ottoman and Byzantium architecture defines the city. Ottoman architectural works that define the city's culture and identity include the Topkapı Palace, used as residence and headquarters by Ottoman sultans for centuries, Sultanahmet Mosque, Süleymaniye Mosque, Kapalıçarşı (Grand Bazaar) and Mısır Çarşısı (Spice Bazaar), where centuries-old commercialtradition still survives. The most prominentByzantium architecture is Hagia Sofia, standing as the world’s most important monument for 1500 years. Today, Hagia Sofia is open to visitors as a museum.
The international importance of cultural heritage sites of Istanbul has been recognized by UNESCO World Heritage List under the title "Historical Sites of Istanbul." Today, Istanbul hosts 20% of the total population of Turkey, produces 22% of GDP and 40% of tax revenues. The centers of almost all the creative and cultural industries in Turkey are located in Istanbul. You can visit the following address for city-related information and events in İstanbul, the 2010 European Culture Capital.