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"The Seed" was built in the heart of the "Pavilion with Horses (Atlı Köşk)" on a 1,700sqm floor and is Istanbul's most recent congress centre. Located on the European bank of the Bosphorus, its modern structure and architecture make it a premium venue for meetings, congresses, seminars and artistic events hosting, of national and international standard.
The terraces and gardens of the Seed are a unique viewpoint on one of the most impressive landscapes: the Bosphorus strait. Along with this one-of-a-kind surroundings, your diners, cocktails or product launchings will take a distinctive dimension and will undoubtedly leave a never be forgotten memory to its participants.
Built on seven hills overhanging the sea, Istanbul is the world's 5th largest city and Turkey largest city with over 12 million inhabitants. It's also the only city based on two different continents, spreading on the Bosphorus banks, straddled between Europe and Asia.
Thanks to its strategic location on international shipping axes, Istanbul has been a trade platform since Antiquity. Being an open window on the world for Turkey, Istanbul happens to be an authentic ethnic and cultural melting pot place. The city benefits from its historic treasures blended with its economic modernism, besides its natural overwhelming beauty.
Hosting History: Throughout 3,500 years, Istanbul has been the capital city of both the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires during 1,500 years. Standing as the cultural, artistic and spiritual heart of Turkey, the city hosts the major colleges of the country.
Among the numerous monuments of Istanbul listed on the UNESCO World Heritage sites list, you will find the magnificent Saint Sophie's church and Saint Irene's church, as well as the astonishing "Blue Mosque", the Dolmabahçe palace and Maiden Tower... not to mention its archaeological museums or the unique atmosphere of the "Bazaars".
Trading as a tradition: Not only is Istanbul the driving force behind economy, industry and finance, it is also Turkey's biggest harbour and import-export platform of the country.
Over the past few years, the Turkish economy has experienced a real mutation impressed by an opening to global markets, and the expansion of industry and services. The city also hosts the head offices of the major Turkish firms, most of which are banks, insurances and media.
Discover istanbul - the seed's website A rising reference of business travel: Istanbul remains an attractive city on the leisure, cultural and religious tourism market, but it is also becoming a privileged place for international congress and meeting hosting. As a matter of fact tourism has become with the industrial sector the main city employer. Elected European Capital of Culture for 2010, Istanbul has turned into a lively, modern and future-facing metropolis whose gastronomy, sunsets and hectic nights keep on enchanting visitors.
Istanbul's strategic position of junction between two worlds made it a natural focal point between Europe and Asia. The city holds two international airports: Atatürk airport, Turkey's largest airport, on the European bank, and Sabiha Gökçen airport on Asian bank. A vast and still-expanding highway network surrounds and passes through the city, also equipped with tramways, subways, buses and funicular railways, not to mention ferries that always had a major role in Istanbul.