Visitor surge at Lütfi Kırdar! The number of visitors has reached 15 million in the last 30 years.

“Istanbul Lütfi Kırdar Congress and Exhibition Palace (ICEC), which continues to host various important events including congresses, fairs, and concerts, welcomes over 500,000 visitors each year. The total number of visitors in the last 30 years has recently reached 15 million.”

“This year, celebrating its 75th anniversary, the international center greatly contributes to the development of congress and event tourism in Istanbul. Located at the heart of the congress valley, Lütfi Kırdar ICEC has hosted over 2,000 national and international congresses since 1994. During this period, the number of fairs and special events held has reached 1,500. Speaking to SABAH, Onur Boğ, the General Manager of Lütfi Kırdar ICEC, said, ‘In 2023, we held a total of 154 events in our building, and this year we aim to host over 230 events.’


Continuing his remarks, Boğ emphasized that they welcome over 500,000 visitors annually, ‘The Main Building and Rumeli Hall, which have views of the Bosphorus and receive natural daylight, give our center an unparalleled quality. The strength of our technical infrastructure, services like food and beverages, and our experience put us at the forefront internationally.’


Boğ also highlighted another advantage of Lütfi Kırdar ICEC: its location. ‘There is access to numerous four and five-star hotels within walking distance. Being a short distance from the city’s most important tourism areas and historic structures, and the ability to fully utilize the historical texture, especially turns it into a major attraction during international events,’ he stated.”

SABAH Newspaper