ICMA along with Member, Sahibinden are putting on an excellent social programme for all our delegates. Attending the social events is an excellent means of extending your global professional network. The costs for these unique social events are included in the conference registration fee (except for the Gala Party which is charged separately). Please make sure to sign up for the social events when registering.

Wednesday 7 November
Afternoon – Istanbul Activity

It’s imperative that no visitor to Istanbul should leave the city without visiting its two top attractions, the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.  These beautiful and historical triumphs of architecture will take your breath away and leave you in a state of wonder and admiration.  Be sure to mark this afternoon into your calendar to join us for this memorable tour.

Evening – Welcome Dinner and Reception at Hotel Dedeman

Experience traditional Turkish hospitality while mingling with fellow members by joining us for dinner and drinks at the Welcome Reception and Dinner at the Hotel Dedeman.

Thursday 8 November
Turkish Group Dinner

ICMA Member and conference host, Sahibinden will be showing delegates the true flare of Turkish food and drinks.  Join us as we view the sights and sounds of Istanbul from a whole different viewpoint as we cruise the famous Bosphorus river.

Saturday 10 November
ICMA Gala Party at the Sait Halim Pasa Mansion

Let’s celebrate the success of ICMA’s first conference in Istanbul at the incredible, historic Sait Halim Pasa Mansion. Considering everything in Istanbul has significant history, don’t expect anything different from this mansion. Undergoing over a century of dramatic history starting with a Princes son, named Sait Halim Pasa, inheriting the mansion. Sait Halim Pasa, received an extensive education,  served within his government and even received special privileges from the Sultan.  Sadly though, his life was cut short by his assassination in 1921. Upon his passing, the mansion was passed on to many different owners, one being the Prime Ministry in which the mansion was used as the family’s summer home.  All was well with the mansion and the owners until the year 1995 when the mansion was struck by a fire requiring the entire mansion to be restored. By 2002 the building was completed in its original architectural style and its prestigious presence continues to live on through the test of time.

Join us in experiencing a grand night in a stunning building with views of the Bosphorus River as we begin the evening with drinks, a three course dinner and then ending the night dancing the night away.  Please note there is a nominal fee of €130 for gala party tickets.