General Information

Official language of the congress is English. However, the organization will provide simultaneous translation (French, Arabic, Russian) on the scientific program and pre-congress courses of "Organ Donation and Critical Care" and " Transplant Nursing".

The airport is 50 km away from Rixos Sungate and 25 km from the city center.

Citizens of many countries (including almost all EU countries, the US, Canada and Australia) can obtain a visa at the airport. Make sure you complete the visa form before proceeding to the immigration desk. Visa cost varies for each country. Those who do not want to wait in line to pay for their visa at the airport may take advantage of electronic visa. Please follow the steps explained at People not eligible for buying a visa at the port of entry are advised to contact the Turkish Embassy/Consulate for visa information. Please check your country’s visa agreement to enter Turkey at the Ministry of Foreign Afairs web site:

The Turkish currency is the Turkish Lira (TL). Rates of exchange may vary consider- ably, so make sure you check the rates before your visit. Exchanges offices and banks are far away from the hotels, so kindly prefer the exchange offices located at the airport. ATMs may charge additional fees but are also available and are not hard to find. International Credit Cards are widely accepted.

Time Zone
Turkish standard time is 1 hour ahead Central European Time and 7 hours ahead of East Coast US time.

Antalya is a favorite city for holidays in Turkey. October will be sunny and hot, around 20-25 °C.

Health & Emergency Services
The emergency number is 112. First aid and emergency services are fully equipped with air, land, and sea vehicles. Pharmacies are indicated with neon lighted letter ‘E’. The direct number for the Police is 155.

Check your hotel for free Wi-Fi. Many restaurants and cafes in Turkey also ofer free Wi-Fi.

The Organizing Committee can accept no responsibility for accidents or damage to the private property of participants. Please make sure you make your own arrangements for health insurance and another insurances desired.

Congress Venue & Hotel

About Antalya

Antalya, the pearl of the Mediterranean coast and a center of culture and tourism, was the world’s third most visited city in 2011 and welcomes millions of tourists every year. Located on the historical Lycian trade route passing through 19 cities of the ancient Lycia, Antalya has an in history in the Mediterranean region.

About Rixos Sungate Hotel

On a 250,000 square meters area in Beldibi, Antalya, the Rixos Sungate Resort Hotel promises a holiday exper ience beyond your dreams. At the conjunction of the azure of the Mediterranean with the emerald green of the Taurus Mountains, Rixos Sungate offers its guests an unprecedented luxury in the heart of nature.


Embracing the natural beauty of the Mediterranean Basin, Rixos Sungate is built on a 25,000 square meters area with an architectural style in harmony with the peaceful atmosphere of Beldibi. Secluded from the turmoil of the city, Rixos Sungate hosts 1.094 rooms in various categories from standard and VIP rooms to suites and villas with different features and advantages.

At a location 50 km away from Antalya Airport and 25 km from the city centre, Rixos Sungate is at the meeting point of historical, cultural, and natural beauties.

• Garden View Standard Rooms
• S ea View Standard Rooms
• Antiallergic Standard Rooms
• Villa Lake Houses
• Jacuzzi Room
• Family Terrace Room
• Family Terrace Lake Houses
• Suites (Family, Grand, King)
• Disabled Rooms

Your favourite food & drinks or brand new tastes to extend your culinary horizon... Award winning recipes, local classics, delicious snacks or desserts, exotic specialties from World cuisines are all waiting for you as well as select wines, popular cocktails, and various alcoholic or virgin drinks... At Rixos Sungate, there is a choice for everyone!


• Restaurant Turkuaz
• Restaurant Veranda
• Restaurant Pino
• Rixy Kingdom Restaurant
• La Rosetta Restaurant
• Mandarin A’la Carte Restaurant
• Bonzai A’la Carte Restaurant
• Aegean A’la Carte Restaurant
• Restaurant Teppanyaki
• Mermaid A’la Carte Restaurant
• Cactus A’la Carte
Bars & Pubs

• The Dem Coffee & Tea House
• Lotus Bar
• Pool Bar
• Exclusive Club
• Alara Soho Bar
• Mixology Bar
• Piano Bar
• Seafront Drinks Kiosk
• Vitamin Bar C1 - C2
• Rixy Bar
• Billiards and Bowlings Bars

• La Patisserie
SPA & Wellness

In a combination of modern architecture and Oriental mysticism, Rixos Sungate offers an extraordinary environment for relaxation and a unique holiday experience crowned by the Anjana Spa. Designed on a 8,000 square meters area according to the tenets of the Feng Shui philosopy, the Anjana Spa at Rixos Sungate has received a set of national and international awards; not only for its size, but also for its wide range of services.

• Turkish Bath
• Sauna
• Steam Room
• Recreation Room
• Ayurveda and Aura Rooms
• Indoor Swimming Pool
• VIP Pier Private Massage Section
• Classical Massage Rooms
• Hydro Massage Rooms
• Skin & Body Care Rooms
• Thai Massage Rooms
Entertainment & Activities

World-famous stars are invited to perform at Rixos Sungate during the summer: Enjoy the live performances of the most popular music groups, performers, and DJs at Rixos Sungate!Do you like onshore or offshore sports? How about an adrenaline boost or a work-out with state-of-the-art equipment? Enjoy fitness at Rixos Sungate in the company of specialised trainers...

• Fitness Centre
• Water Sports
• Mountain Bike
• Aqua Park
• Theme-Parties
• Billiards
• Go-Kart
• Tennis
• Volleyball
• Basketball
• Beach Volley
• Dance Lessons
• Water Polo
• Pool Games
• Darts
• Mini Golf
• PlayStation
• Bowling
• Zipline Track
• Parasailing
• Canoeing
• Diving Academy
• Windsurfing
• Football
• Step and Aerobics
• Pilates, Yoga Lessons
• Badminton
• Darts
• Morning Gymnastics
• Catamaran & Surfing
Conferences & Conventions

Rixos Sungate Vega Convention Centre is the largest convention centre around Mediterranean Region.

• Total Capacity of 6.000 Guests
• 15 Meeting Rooms
• 1 Amphitheatre
• 3 Convention Halls
• 3 Large Foyer Areas
• 1 Movie Theatre
• State-of-the-art Technology