Social Program


Welcome Reception

Welcome reception will be at Havuzbaşı in Istanbul Technical University Macka Campus on June 16, Sunday from 18:00 to 20:00.

Group Photo

The group photo will be shot at the steps inside the building in front of the entrance of Mustafa Kemal Amfisi on June 18, Tuesday between 12:20 to 12:50.


Lunches are included in the registration fee and will be served from Monday to Friday in Arı Kovanı. Tickets are required for lunches.

Coffee Breaks

Coffee breaks will be at the second floor of Management Faculty.


Conference Banquet

The conference banquet will be at Sait Halim Pasa Mansion. The Mansion, located at the heart of the Bosphorus and overlooking the seafront, was built in 1878. Its decorative style is a mélange of French and Egyptian architecture. 19th-century architectural elegance meets with 21st-century service quality. Mesmerizing Bosphorus view will be the backdrop to our banquet.


The “Outing on Wednesday” will be at Sakıp Sabancı Museum and Emirgan Park, followed by a dinner cruise on the Bosphorus.

Buses for the first section of the Outing will depart at 14:40 from in front of ITU Management Faculty. There will be an English speaking guide at the museum. Due to capacity constraints, half of the participants will start at the Sakıp Sabancı museum, while the other half will be taken to Emirgan Park. Later the halves will switch places.

First group visit of the museum will be between 16:00 – 17:00, while second group will visit the museum between 17:30 – 18:30.

After visiting both the museum and the park, the participants will be taken to the Emirgan quay for boarding the boat at 19:00. The boat will disembark the participants at Karaköy around 23:00.

Sabancı University’s Sakıp Sabancı Museum, a private fine arts museum, is located at one of Istanbul’s oldest settlements on the Bosphorus. Sakıp Sabancı Museum presents a versatile museological environment with its rich permanent collection, the comprehensive temporary exhibitions that it hosts, its conservation units.

Emirgan Park, tulip’s homeland, is one of the biggest parks in Istanbul. Emirgan Park includes approximately ninety species of tree and three thousand varieties tulips. It is said to be the most beautiful park in Istanbul.

Boat ride on the Bosphorus, a splendid panorama, is a unique experience for seeing the beauties including palaces, monuments, and mansions accompanied by trees and flowers along the European and Asian sides of the Bosphorus.

Istanbul awaits MCDM 2019!