At ITE, our priority at all times is the safety of our event participants and staff – and recent events in Turkey have been at the forefront of our attention.
We are in constant communication with our colleagues and partners in Istanbul regarding the safety and security situation in Turkey. We are pleased to hear that business has quickly returned to normal, but we remain alert to changes and we will take the best possible advice in line with our commitment to the safety of everyone involved in our events.
As a result of the above, at present, we have no plans to alter our event schedule.
Regarding the security threat in Turkey and elsewhere in the world, we have issued general advice (see below).
This page will be updated if there is a significant change to the situation in Turkey. If you have any specific questions regarding your attendance at any of our events in the country, please contact the event team directly, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call:
London: +44 20 7596 5000
Istanbul: +90 212 291 8310
Terrorist/Security Threats: General Advice
Terrorism is a global threat. Attacks can occur anywhere in the world, usually with little or no warning.
There is considered to be a heightened threat of terrorist attack globally from groups or individuals motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria.
A lot of advice has been issued regarding the steps that you can take to minimise risk in the event of a firearms or weapons attack.
If you’re travelling abroad, check travel advice for the country you’re visiting and where available, subscribe to email alerts for updates. As a general principle you should follow the advice of competent local authorities in the country you’re in.
Other steps may include:
• be vigilant in public areas and places - e.g. hotels, restaurants, bars and crowded places like markets, malls or sports events
• look out for anything suspicious and if you see anything report it to the local police immediately – many terrorist attacks are foiled by the vigilance of ordinary people
• be clear about any routes you use and have a plan of action to follow in the event of an incident
• keep your mobile phone charged and with you, with emergency numbers programmed in
• tell colleagues, neighbours or hotel staff about where you’re going and when you plan to return
• identify places like police stations, hospitals, official buildings along your route where you could seek refuge in an emergency