The 3 June 2015 ILCAD International Conference will be hosted in Istanbul.
The conference will start with a press conference at 10:00 followed by presentations from various countries (Europe, Turkey, Japan, Kenya …) and close at 17:30. It will be followed by a visit of the Marmaray (railway) tunnel connecting the Asian and European sides of Istanbul: http://www.uic.org/com/uic-e-news/371 ; http://uic.org/com/uic-e-news/372. The conference simultaneously interpreted in Turkish and English will be available to watch via live streaming on internet (link communicated later). You will receive the official programme later on.
All delegates are kindly invited to an informal dinner on 2nd June and on 3rd June after the visit of the Marmaray railway tunnel.
The main topics to be discussed to launch the 7th edition of ILCAD worldwide are: Engineering, Education/Awareness, Enforcement but also human behaviors, inspection, risk assessment, evaluation, cooperation between the railways and the road infrastructure managers, local authorities, the media. The 2015 edition will be focusing on pedestrians and cyclists’ safety.
The hotel “Double Tree by Hilton Istanbul Moda” chosen for delegates is close to the conference on the Asian side of Istanbul: http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/turkey/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-istanbul-moda-ISTIMDI/index.html.
A web link to book your room at negotiated prices will be forwarded separately upon request (single room basis – VAT and Breakfast included: 120 EUR street view, 150 EUR sea view; double room basis – VAT and Breakfast included: 140 EUR street view, 170 EUR sea view). Do not wait too much because June is peak tourist season in Istanbul. The hotel will not provide any shuttle from/to the airport, you can either take a taxi or public transport to reach the hotel from the airport (best at peak hours; see Istanbul railway network map): http://www.istanbul-ulasim.com.tr/media/24900/ag_2200px_1546px-01.jpg
Please note that delegates have to cover the costs related to flights and accommodation.
- Please use this hyperlink http://www.uic.org/forms/spip.php?article1475 by 20th May 2015 to officially register to the event in Istanbul.