5th ALN Annual Meeting – Istanbul, Turkey (2019)

We are pleased to confirm full details

of the 5th ALN Annual Meeting in ISTANBUL, Turkey,

from 13th to 16th October 2019 + 1 leisure day on 17th October (optional)

at Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel.



With the great support of ALN members in Turkey:


and the sponsorship of:


Ignazio Messina & C. Spa   


Official airline:


Turkish Airlines is the official airline of the 5th Annual General Meeting of Africa Logistics Network
and special discounts are offered on certain booking classes.
In order to proceed with the online booking tool for Turkish Conventions,
please visit the Turkish Conventions website: https://www4.thy.com/TKC/app/main?language=en
and use the event code: 169TKM19 under delegate section.


Media partners:




In collaboration with our partner network, Project Logistics Alliance (PLA), in the last day of one to one meetings members will be free to meet PLA or ALN members, as considered a common meeting day.



if you wish to attend our 5th Worldwide Meeting!





Venue and accomodation:

We have negotiated a special rate for our members at Hilton Bomonti.

The hotel must be booked through us, as based on this, we negotiated the entire meeting package, we already engaged by signing a contract.


Day 01: Sunday, Oct. 13th, 2019


A 5-star hotel, set in the Sisli district, awarded in 2017 with the World Luxury Spa, adjacent to the famous Bomontida (recognized by Time Out magazine as a place to find the “Best Things to Do in the World”), being also one of the largest convention hotels in the city of Istanbul, is definitely the best location for hosting our 5th AGM!

Full day:   Registration opened – lobby area.

19h00:       Welcoming Cocktail and Dinner – Stand up Cocktail including live cooking show and open bar with alcoholic drinks.

Theme: Traditional Turkish style.

Dress Code: your country traditional apparel.

 Official opening of the meeting – Voting to assign Awards 2019.


Day 02: Monday, Oct. 14th, 2019

07h00 – 09h00:    Breakfast – Hotel’s Restaurant.

09h30 – 12h45:     Speeches of Hosting Members, Sponsors, Media Partners, Members + Coffee break.

12h15:                       Group Photo – Business Dress Code required.

12h45 – 13h45:       Lunch – Hotel’s Restaurant – Buffet Menu plus drinks.

14h00 – 17h00:       One to One Meetings + Coffee break.

19h30:                       Assembly at Venue Reception for departure to outside dinner.

20h00:                      Dinner and Awards 2019 at “FRANKIE RESTAURANT” – Link HERE

                At Frankie Restaurant, seasonal menu includes dishes prepared first and foremost with

                agricultural products with geographical indications.

Its main objective is to successfully reinterpret traditional culinary delights with innovative cooking techniques and touches to present to its guests for an extraordinary fine dining experience with excellent service.
Moreover, Frankie Restaurant offers nightly unrivaled live musical performances from different music genres and stellar wine cellar.


Day 03: Tuesday, Oct. 15th , 2019

07h00 – 09h00:    Breakfast at the Hotel’s Restaurant.

10h00 – 12h30:     One to One Meetings + Coffee break.

12h30 – 13h45:       Lunch at the Hotel’s Restaurant – Buffet Menu plus drinks.

14h00 – 17h00:      One to One Meetings + Coffee break.

19h00:                       Assembly at Venue Reception for departure to Outside Dinner.

19h15:                        Bus departure.

20h00:                      Gala Dinner Cruise on “INCISU” boat – Folklore Entertainment – DJ set.


The boat was built in 2010 and since then it weeps like a swan in the Bosphorus, attracts attention with its width and comfort.


 Day 04: Wednesday, Oct. 16th , 2019

7h00 – 09h30:    Breakfast at the Hotel’s Restaurant.

10h00 – 12h30:   One to One Meetings + Coffee break.

12h30 – 13h45:    Lunch at the Hotel’s Restaurant – Buffet Menu plus drinks.

14h00 – 16h30:    One to One Meetings + Coffee break.

19h30:                    Dinner at “MAVI BALIK RESTAURANT” – Link HERE

Official closure of the Conference – FAREWELL DINNER.                               

This restaurant is situated between the nicest green heights of Istanbul and deep blue Bosporus on the front. 

Will be waiting for all you to spend some memorable moments together, say goodbye and have some fun after all meetings days. We will have an international menu accompanied by a DJ set, whom will entertain our evening.



1st    Attendee  – EUR 1450
2nd  Attendee  – EUR 1250

2nd Attendee sharing same room – EUR 1100
3rd   Attendee  – EUR 1200


As your main objective is to develop business, the cost includes all the needful services for making your stay a comfortable and thoughtless one:

• 3 nights’ accommodation at 5-star Hilton Istanbul Bomonti with breakfast.
• 3 lunches and coffee breaks.
• Welcome dinner on October 13 – in the hotel.
• 3 Outside dinners – 14.10 at Frankie Restaurant: center fine dining restaurant, 15.10 common dinner with PLA: boat cruise and dinner and 16.10 at Mavi Balik Restaurant: fish restaurant – transportation to/from restaurants included.
• Meeting tickets for ALN meetings on 14th and 15th of October.
• Meeting tickets for ALN and optional PLA meetings on 16th of October.




Voluntary Leisure day on 17.10.2019


9:30 am – Departure from Hilton Bomonti.


Morning Tour:


  1. Blue Mosque

The Blue Mosque is the most important mosque of Istanbul.

After entering inside you get shocked by the floral and geometrical interior decoration and beauty of over 21 thousand Iznik (Nicea) tiles, about 260 windows with stained glass, and calligraphy art of Koranic verses.


2. St. Sophia

Hagia Sophia, also called Church of the Holy Wisdom, was built in the 6th century CE (532-537).

It is the most important Byzantine structure and one of the world’s great monuments.      

3. The Basilica Cistern

Known locally as Yerebatan Sarayi (meaning Sunken Palace) or Yerebatan Sarnici (Sunken Cistern), the Basilica Cistern was the major water reservoir of Constantinople.

4. Topkapi Palace

The Topkap? Palace served as the main residence and administrative headquarters of the Ottoman sultans.


LUNCH at Hamdi – Traditional Turkish food – link HERE.

Hamdi Arpac? came from Urfa, Birecik to Istanbul towards to end of the 1960’s.  The Turkey’s Southeastern Region’s unrivalled delicious kebabs were offered to the appreciation of customers while preserving their authentic characteristics and preparation methods during 18 years in the same place.



Free time in the Grand Bazaar.

Back to the hotel or direct transfer to the airport (if requested).


Choose your leisure day packet:


1. EUR 280

  • Transport – do inform us if you need the transfer directly to the airport.
  • Monument fees.
  • English Guide.
  • Lunch.
  • Extra night on 16 October.


2. EUR 400

  • All the above mentioned.
  • Extra night on 17 October (so, 2 nights included, on 16th and 17th).




For attending the 5th Africa Logistics Network meeting

you must be member of Africa Logistics Network








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