APBM 2021 is going to be held in Istanbul, as a bridge between Europe and Asia, it has more to offer globally minded entrepreneurs than breathtaking sights and a rich history. For centuries Istanbul has been a key trading point, connecting the east and west, thanks to its prime location between two continents. The market stalls of the Silk Road may have been replaced by gleaming skyscrapers and major banks, but Turkey’s largest city remains one of the world’s premier business destinations.

Istanbul’s commercial heritage dates back to its founding more than 2,500 years ago on the western side of the Bosphorus strait: the border between Asia and Europe. This prime location helped the city to grow rapidly into a cross-continental trading hub, paving the way for its distinction as the premier international business destination it is today. Now, still thanks in part to its thriving port, Istanbul is responsible for over half of Turkey’s trade, making it an important meeting point for representatives from the oil, metal, rubber and pharmaceutical industries.

Visiting Istanbul is a great opportunity not only to visit famous historical places and get in touch with the Turkish culture, but also to find new partners for collaboration in science, business and technology.

The exact conference venue is going to be announced soon.