General Information

About the congress:

Conference Date and Location
3rd Propolis in Human and Bee Health Conference will be held during 24-26 September 2020, at Hilton Bosphorus Hotel, İstanbul.

Conference Language
Official language of the conference is English. During the congress, there will be simultanious translation from Turkish to English and from English to Turkish in line with the scientific program.

Registration and Information Desk
Registration and information desks will stay open starting from 24 September 2020, during 07:00am-09:00pm. Our guests will be welcomed by SERENAS staff in every hotel.

Name Badges
All participants will be given name badges. To maintain the order of the congress, we kindly ask you to wear name badges all the time.

The congress invitation letters will be given to the participants by the Congress Secretariat upon request. This type of invitation letters can only be used for permission purposes. This type of invitation letter holders, will pay for their registration and accomodation fees.

If the cancellation is notified by 15 March 2020, the registration fee will be fully refunded. No refunds will be made in registration cancellations after this date. All refunds will be made within one month after the end of the congress. Transfer fee will be deducted from the refund.

About İstanbul:

Augusta, Antonina, Nova Roma, Byzantion, Byzantium, Constantinople and finally Istanbul… These exciting names brings out  the enchanting past of the city. Istanbul can be considered as a combination of the old and modern city, as well as a mixture of Islamic and Mediterranean cultures in a captivating atmosphere.

Istanbul is located partly in Asia and partly in Europe. Its geographical position and its rich history creates a melting pot of cultures. Tourists are flocking to experience this city, making it the 5th most popular tourist destination in the world.

Istanbul offers an unforgettable experience for its travelers, with its colorful daily city life and dynamic nightlife. The beautiful silhouette of the city combines historical sites and monuments such as Roman aqueducts, Byzantine churches, Venetian towers, Ottoman palaces from the Byzantine, Ottoman and Turkish periods.

The skyline is covered with monumental minarets, skyscrapers and plazas. The Historical Peninsula and the Bosphorus should be added to your route.

Istanbul is also one of the most lively metropolises in the world (having more than 15 million residents) that offers variety of intercontinental events, international film, music and theater festivals, international biennials, and more than 80 museums and many art galleries. The Ottoman originated historical bazaars and modern shopping malls are other facts that make the city an attraction center.

Gastronomy is another fact that makes İstanbul stand out. The city offers a wide range of Turkish and iternational cuisines. You can find a suitable place to drink and eat according to your budget from casual to luxurious.

Language: Turkish is the official language.

Time zone: Turkish Standard Time is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2).

Electricity: General Household electric power is 220 volts, 50 Hz, with round-prong European style two pin plugs that fit into recessed waall sockets. You will need a voltage converter, and plug adapter in order to use other type appliances.

Currency: Official currency is Turkish Lira, so we advice you to change your money beforehand.

Transportation: There are two airports in İstanbul, Sabiha Gökçen Airport(SAW) and İstanbul Airport(IST). You can either use SAW or IST as Taksim is in the middle of both airports.

İstanbul Airport: 45 KM
Sabiha Gökçen Airport: 45 KM
İstanbul Airport: 45-60 min
Sabiha Gökçen Airport: 60-90 min

Taksim – İstanbul Airport:18 TL
Taksim – Sabiha Gökçen Airport: 18 TL

İstanbul Airport: 120 TL
Sabiha Gökçen Airport: 160 TL


Passport & Visa: All participants are required to be in possession of a valid passport to enter Turkey. You can access further information from the web site of Turkish Ministry of Foreign (