General Information

  • » CONFERENCE INFORMATION Click here for details...

    Conference Dates
    March 14 - 18, 2018

    Conference Venue

    Acapulco Resort Hotel

    Adreess:
       Catalkoy, Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus, Kyrenia
    Phone: +90 (392) 650 45 00


    Language
    The official language of the conference is English.

    Registration and Information Services
    Registration desk will be functioning on the lobby floor of the Acapulco Resort Hotel at the following hours:

    March 14 (Wednesday) 08:00-20:00
    March 15 (Thursday)  08:00-18:00
    March 16 (Friday) 08:00-18:00
    March 17 (Saturday) 08:00-18:00


    Participants who have not previously registered will be able to complete their registration formalities at "On-Site Registration Desks". For further information and terms-conditions please visit Registration page.

    You can buy a special roundtrip Airport transportation (Airport – Hotel – Airport) from conference website. For more details please visit “Hotel Accommodation Page.

    Airport Transportation
    You can buy a special roundtrip Airport transportation (Airport – Hotel – Airport) from conference website. For more details please visit “Registration & Hotel Accommodation” page

    Certificate of Attendance 
    Certificate of attendance will be provided to all registered attendants.

    Badges
    Badges will be distributed at the registration desks. Participants without badges will not be admitted to the conference activities.

    Speaker's Ready Room
    Speakers’ Ready Room  will be located at the Conference Venue and will be operating during the conference, with its high technology equipments.

  • » HOW TO GET TO KYRENIA Click here for details...

    It is possible to reach Kyrenia via two airports.

    (Important: Participants from Nigeria and Armenia need to contact conference secretariat to receive assistance to obtain the visa required to enter Northern Cyprus.)

    Alternative 1 Via “Larnaka” Airport
    EU citizens or participants who have Schengen visa can fly to Larnaka airport at Southern Cyprus. Larnaka airport is located 5 km south of Larnaka. British Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines, Cyprus Airways, Aeroflot, Olympic Air Aegean Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Emirates and Lufthansa are some of the airlines that operate flights for Larnaka. It takes approximately 1,5 hours by driving to get to Acapulco Resort Hotel (Conference venue) which is at 90km distance to Larnaka airport.  Your passports might be re-checked while entering Northern Cyprus with a very short procedure, however, no other visas required rather than a Schengen visa.

    Alternative 2 Via ” Ercan” Airport
    It is possible to fly to Ercan airport from major cities in Turkey like Istanbul, Ankara, İzmir, Adana, Antalya -with direct flights. It takes 30 minutes to reach Acapulco Resort Hotel (Conference venue) which is at 35 km distance from Ercan airport  No visas are required in this option as long as you are a transit passenger to Ercan Airport during check in to your connection flight in Istanbul airport (or other cities in Turkey). If you have separate flight tickets, you may need a Turkish visa to collect your luggage and for checking to your flight to Ercan Airport. Turkey does not apply visa for visitors from many countries or a visa can be obtained easily at the airport. However, visitors from some countries might still need to apply for visa before travelling. Please check http://www.mfa.gov.tr/default.en.mfa for your country.

    Please make sure that you have your connection flight at the same airport as there are two airports in Istanbul.

    You  need to have your passports with you during entering the Northern Cyprus and fill up  paper visa form at the customs which is to be stamped instead of passports. It is important to keep the paper visa during your stay as it is also going to be stamped while leaving Northern Cyprus.

    Participants are advised to book airport transfers at the time of registration for their own convenience.

  • » ABOUT NORTHERN CYPRUS Click here for details...

       
    Population:  312.626 (2014 According to the general population census)
    Capital: Nicosia (Lefkosia)
    Area: 3,355 km² (1.295 sq mil)
    Currency: Turkish Lira
    International Dialing Code:  +90  392
    Major Language: Turkish (An advantage is also that English is widely and perfectly spoken)

    Northern Cyprus may be a small country, but it is a large island with a BIG heart. One that gives its visitors a genuine welcome and treats them as friends.  

    Northern Cyprus is the 3rd largest island in the Mediterranean with spectacular scenery and enviable climate. An island of beauty and a country of contrast with its cool, pine-clad mountains forming a complete scene-change after golden sun-kissed beaches and its tranquil timeless villages being in striking contrast to modern cosmopolitan towns; luxurious beachside hotels and large areas of natural unspoiled countryside.

    The island of Aphrodite counts more than 10,000 years of history yet remains eternally young. Northern Cyprus, drenched in sun and mythology, at the crossroads of ancient civilizations had numerous visitors through the years, all of whom left their mark.

    Blessed with all year-round sunshine, Northern Cyprus offers such a wealth of attractions that you could be forgiven for not knowing where to start. Sunshine, beaches, mountains, history, tradition, food, wine, hospitality… Modern cities, bustling resorts, ancient sites, timeless. Leisure, sport, entertainment…

    Geography
    Northern Cyprus has an area of 3,355 square kilometers (1,295 sq mi), which amounts to around a third of the island. 75 kilometers (47 mi) to the north of Northern Cyprus lies Turkey with Syria lying 97 kilometers (60.3 mi) to the east. It lies between latitudes 34° and 36° N, and longitudes 32° and 35° E.

    Climate
    Northern Cyprus is not exception as being a Mediterranean island with plenty of sunshine throughout the year. Here, the summer stretches from May to October and means high temperatures, normally with cloudless skies and cool breezes from the sea. In the height of summer, when it's 33°C at the beaches and higher at inland, temperatures will be refreshingly cooler up in the mountains, making it the ideal place for hiking or a simple.

    Traffic
    The traffic is left side traffic. Traffic flows from the left lane. In specific points throughout Northern Cyprus ‘fixed speed cameras video ‘are available. These cameras are generally settled at 50 km, 65 km in the cities. The speed limit for vehicles are between 80-100 km. If the driver exceeds the speed limit, cameras will capture a photo.

    Sightseeing
    It is possible to organize Daily tours through Conference organization to have the chance to know about Northern Cyprus more. Please refer Daily tour page for detailed information.



  • » VISITOR INFORMATION Click here for details...

    Climate & Clothing
    The wakening of the nature that was started in February continues and reaches its peak in March. March opens the spring in Northern Cyprus. The weather becomes warmer and it rains less than in winter months. The weather Mid-March can still be unsettled, may be quite warm one minute, rain the next. It is still cold in the evenings, best to dress in layers for the daytime. With days getting longer, there is almost 8 hours of sunshine a day. Average maximum temperature reaches about 19°C-20°C on the plains and 10°C on the mountain ranges. Average minimum temperature varies from 9°C-10°C in the coastal areas and 7°C inland to 3°C on the mountains.

    March is a great season to get out and enjoy most outdoor activities. It is an excellent period to experience long countryside walks and natural trails. Nature in March is at its best. This month the countryside is alive with green fields and many beautiful wild flowers blooming around villages and in suburbs of any city. Some of the most known and common are anemones and cyclamen. There are also many wild orchids that bloom at this period in Northern Cyprus.

    Recommended clothes are light winter apparel with medium-weight wear.

    Banks and currency Exchange
    Bank and exchange offices are located in the city centre close to the hotels. The currency of Northern Cyprus is Turkish Lira. While some shops do accept euros, pounds. We recommend that you exchange to the local currency. Most shops also accept major credit cards.

    Currency Exchange Offices Opening hours:

    Monday-Friday 08:30 - 17:50
    Saturdays 08:30 - 14:00
    Closed on Sundays

    Credit card/cash points
    Cash points accepting major credit cards are conveniently located in the city.

    General opening-closing hours of Bank Offices;

    Monday-Friday 09:00 - 12:30 / 13:30 - 16:30
    Lunch breaks  12:30 - 13:30

    Emergency phone numbers
    International Dialling Code: +90  392

     Police
     Emergency 155
     General Directorate 228 34 11
     Kyrenia 815 2125
     Nicosia 288 3311
     Famagusta 366 53 10
     
     Fire
     Emergencies 199
     Forest Fires hotline 177
     Kyrenia 815 2111
     Nicosia 227 1259
     Famagusta 366 5389
     Ambulance
     Emergencies 112
     Hospitals
     Kyrenia 815 2266 / 815 2254
     Nicosia 228 5441
     Famagusta 366 2876 / 366 5328
     Telecommunications
     Directory inquiries 192

    Language
    Major Language: Turkish (An advantage is also that English is widely spoken ) . Northern Cyprus Turkish Cypriots speak Turkish, and most also speak very good English.

    Voltage
    Northern Cyprus has a 240v electricity supply and uses British 3-pin rectangular blade plugs, so you don't have to take an adaptor for UK electrical device, mobile phone chargers etc.

    Postal service
    The postal service in Northern Cyprus is run by PTT and there are offices in all major cities, towns and villages.  Postage stamps can be purchased in many denominations, and a normal standard weight letter will cost you around 50 krs (20p) to post to most European destinations.  Delivery times vary, but more often than not it will take at least week to reach its destination.

    Incoming post however is a different kettle of fish, and there have been many problems recently with post possibly not arriving on the island at all.  Some advice for sending post to Northern Cyprus would be to ensure that you have the correct postal code.  Every piece of mail should have ‘Mersin 10, Turkey’ noted at the end of the address.  This add-on effectively routes post to Turkey, and from there they know that it needs to come to Northern Cyprus.  If ‘Cyprus’ is used it will be delivered to the south of the island, where you may or may not find it being re-routed correctly to the North.

    WORKING HOURS OF GOVERNMENT OFFICES

    Monday - Friday:
    Winter
    08:00 - 13:00
    14:00 - 17:00
    Summer
    07:00 - 14:00
    15:30 - 18:00

    Car Parking
    Free car parking is available outside the conference venue. Downtown parking is generally metered.

    Car rental
    Northern Cyprus car hire should always be booked in advance as there is usually a shortage of cars available during the summer months.

    Shopping
    Shops are usually open from Monday to Saturday, from 10.00-17.30. Supermarkets and department stores are open till 19.00 on weekdays and are normally closed on Sundays. Most shops accept all major credit cards.

    Dining out and tipping
    Most restaurants in the city are open from 11.30 until midnight. Gratuities are automatically included in the bills for service at some of the restaurants, meals etc. Tipping is optional.

    Visa Information
    It is possible to reach Kyrenia via two airports.

    Alternative 1 Via “Larnaka” Airport
    EU citizens or participants who have Schengen visa can fly to Larnaka airport at Southern Cyprus. Your passports might be re-checked while entering Northern Cyprus with a very short procedure, however, no other visas required rather than a Schengen visa.

    Alternative 2 Via ” Ercan” Airport
    Participants from Nigeria and Armenia need to contact conference secretariat to receive assistance to obtain the visa required to enter Northern Cyprus.

    No visas are required in this option as long as you are a transit passenger to Ercan Airport during check in to your connection flight in Istanbul airport (or other cities in Turkey). If you have separate flight tickets, you may need a Turkish visa to collect your luggage and for checking to your flight to Ercan Airport. Turkey does not apply visa for visitors from many countries or a visa can be obtained easily at the airport. However, visitors from some countries might still need to apply for visa before travelling. Please check http://www.mfa.gov.tr/default.en.mfa for your country.

    You need to have your passports with you during entering the Northern Cyprus and fill up  paper visa form at the customs which is to be stamped instead of passports. It is important to keep the paper visa during your stay as it is also going to be stamped while leaving Northern Cyprus.