Conference Venue: Sheraton Cesme Hotel Resort & Spa

The 5 star Sheraton Cesme Hotel Resort & Spa is preferred by enthusiasts of adventure and discovery as well as the business world. Sheraton Cesme Hotel Resort & Spa with its meeting facilities and an outstanding location provides the perfect combination of guest satisfaction and comfortable accommodation facilities. The conference hotel that has Turkish bath and spa facilities, fitness center, health club, indoor and outdoor swimming pools offers guests all required equipment for comfortable accommodation. 


How to access the conference venue

Sheraton Cesme Hotel Resort & Spa is located at a distance of about 1 km from the town center of Cesme in Izmir, about 90 km from the Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport. It is possible to take a taxi from the airport directly to the Hotel. Or if you inform our organization agency when you will arrive at the airport, they can take you from the airport to the Conference Center of the IMSMATEC 2018 – Cesme in a low fee.


Local Time

In Cesme, the local time zone is GMT+2 and time is always used on 24 hours.


Currency & Credit Cards

Official currency in Turkey is Turkish Lira (TL) ATM’s are widely available in Cesme, Izmir and you should have no problem if you land in the city with nothing but a credit card. Credit cards, however, are usually not accepted by most government agencies, public museums or other historic places run by the government. You may frequently have to run to an ATM and withdraw some cash to cover for such expenses.

VISA and Master Card credit cards are accepted by almost every merchant, shops, or cafe and restaurant. Almost all banks’ provide the option of making withdrawals in multiple types of currencies such as US Dollar, Euro or Turkish Lira.


Foreign Exchange

Exchanging money is possible almost everywhere in Cesme, Izmir. You can change currency and get cash in Turkish Lira at the airport, through banks or exchange bureaus, or directly from any ATM. Exchange bureaus are very popular, especially in touristic areas and are generally easy to spot. Exchanging almost every currency is possible, and bureaus charge no commission while the exchange rates may slightly differ from one another.


Proper travel and health insurance are strongly recommended to all conference participants.

Climate & Clothing

Located in the West of Turkey, Cesme reflects the characteristics of Mediterreanean climate. Due to its geographical location, the weather in Cesme is an elite holiday destination with its clear sea, sandy beaches, historical places and windsurf. 

The spring season will experience a small amount of rainfall however it is not enough to hamper any sight-seeing excursions as rainfall periods are short and normally do not last longer than a couple of hours. The average temperature in April is about 20 – 25 degree Celcius, there is always the chance of rain. 

Please, visit the link below for the current weather forecast for Cesme: