With the business world resetting in the aftermath of the pandemic, decision makers, ministers, high level representatives of banks and financial institutions, heads of business organizations and chambers, entrepreneurs, investors, producers and CEOs of Turkish and African companies will meet once again to do business in person during Turkey-Africa III. Economic and Business Forum (TABEF), taking place on 21-22 October 2021 in Istanbul.
Please apply for your Turkish visa at Consular Section in Turkish Embassies (click here to see contact details of the diplomatic mission in your country/accredited to your country) with the invitation letter that the participants will receive as confirmation e-mail after online registration.
African citizens, travelling to Turkey by Turkish Airlines and holding a valid Schengen/USA/UK visa, can obtain their entry visas to Turkey at Istanbul Airport.
Please visit the Important Announcements page for current information regarding domestic and international flights, suspended flights etc. Please also visit Travel to Turkey page for flight restrictions applied for arrivals to Turkey due to COVID-19.
All attendees (except purchasing delegations) are responsible for their own lodging and travel arrangements.
In response to COVID-19, TABEF will have in place enhanced measures which will provide the reassurance and safety of all our attendees and staff.
We follow the guidance provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding travel and participation in our events. You can find the guidance provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) by clicking here.
Turkish participants are required to present proof of a negative PCR test taken 24 hours prior to event start date. The Turkish Ministry of Health releases Turkey’s daily vaccination and COVID-19 numbers at https://covid19.saglik.gov.tr/.
The participants from African countries are required to have PCR test taken 24 hours prior to event start date and HES code (click here. to take the code).
Please check COVID-19 Measures at the event venue, Istanbul Congress Center.
Istanbul is a world city at the intersection point of Europe and Asia, the settlement date of which extends for 300.000; the historical date for about 3.000 and the date of being a capital for 1.600 years. Through the ages the city has hosted various civilizations and cultures, has preserved its cosmopolitan structure, where people of many religions, languages and ethnic origins have lived together for centuries and it has become a unique mosaic in the historical process. Istanbul is one of the rare sites in the world that has succeeded in being the center in every area for long periods of time and it is a world capital from the past to the current day.
Istanbul is also one of the few cities which has been the center of the country's economic life. Istanbul has a central importance in both domestic and international trade. Istanbul is Europe’s third and world’s 21st biggest city.
Istanbul that makes continents meet, is also a world-embracing congress city with its own wealth of history and nature, its being an international center of arts and culture, its accessibility, alternatives of accommodation, professional services, price policies and the quality of its convention centers.
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