Travel & Security Information

Your Safety is our Priority!

We take safety and security very seriously and keeping in mind the recent terrorist attacks and threats from international and indigenous groups in parts of Turkey, the Congress organizers are doing all in their power to provide a secure conference environment and a successful event.

Currently, there is no general travel advisory in place for Turkey. There are travel advisories in place for the Syrian Border as well as warnings to avoid large crowds and gatherings , especially in Istanbul and Ankara. On 9 April the U.S. Mission in Turkey issued an alert that there are credible threats to tourist areas, in particular to public squares and docks in Istanbul and Antalya.

Based on this, the organizers recommend participants of the GFFC and FEFAC Congresses, as well as the IFRM, keep in mind the following safety precautions:

  • Do not travel to south-eastern Turkey, particularly near the Syrian/Iraq border.
  • Stay away from large crowds of people especially at popular tourist destinations, including in Istanbul, Ankara and Antalya.
  • Stay away from tourist areas, especially public squares and docks in Istanbul and Antalya.
  • In general, exercise heightened vigilance and caution when visiting public access areas, especially those heavily frequented by tourists.
  • Stay away from political gatherings and rallies.

The GFFC Hotel & Congress venue is located in a guarded Hotel compound about 45 minutes away from Antalya airport and away from any public tourist destinations. Delegates will be picked up by the GFFC transfer service and transported directly to the GFFC Hotel and Congress venue.

Should you have any further questions please contact the Congress organizers INTERIUM directly and we look forward to welcoming you to the 5th Global Feed & Food Congress:


The 5th Global Feed & Food Congress (GFFC) will be held in Antalya, Turkey, on 18-20 April 2016 and is organized by IFIF in cooperation with the European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC) and hosted by the Turkish Feed Manufacturers’ Association (TURKIYEM BIR), with technical support provided by the FAO.

Congress Venue

The 5th Global Feed & Food Congress will be held at the Maritim Pine Beach Resort & Conference Center, which is 38 Km from Antalya International airport.

Please note:

Your registration to the 5th GFFC includes the hotel accommodation. To register for the 5th GFFC and to book your room, please click here.


The official languages of the 5th Global Feed & Food Congress will be English and Turkish and simultaneous translation into Turkish and English will be provided throughout the Congress.

Visa Requirements

For information on your particular VISA requirement needed to enter Turkey please visit the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs website at the following link or contact the Turkish Consulate General in your country.

Regardless of whether you need a VISA or not, the the Turkish government advises that your passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the date you enter Turkey.

Please note:

The 5th GFFC organizers cannot be held responsible for any cancellations or delays caused due to a lack of Visa or other required documentation. Should you require an invitation letter please click here.

Closest Airport

The closest airport is Antalya, Turkey (AYT). For more information please visit: Information and a transfer desk for the 5th GFFC 2016 will be available at Antalya airport on your arrival.

Transfer to and from the airport to the 5th GFFC hotel

Airport transfers to and from the 5th GFFC Hotel & Congress venue are included in your Congress registration fee and will be organized by the 5th GFFC Organizing Company “INTERIUM” following your registration. Information and a transfer desk for the 5th GFFC 2016 will be available at Antalya airport on your arrival.


April marks the beginning of warm temperatures in this beautiful part of Turkey and average temperatures range from a low of 10 degrees Celsius at night time and between 20 to 28 degrees Celsius during the day. The Mediterranean Sea warms up to around 18 degrees Celsius and for many may be warm enough to swim in. Usually the area enjoys 12 hours of sunshine each day.


Turkey operates on 220 volts, 50 Hz, with round-prong European-style plugs.

Standard time Zone

Antalya is on Eastern European Time (EET), which is 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).


The official Turkish currency is the Turkish Lira. Credit cards Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted by hotels, shops, bars and restaurants.


The 5th GFFC Organizers do not accept liability for personal accidents, nor for loss of, or damage to private property of participants, either during or directly arising from the 5th Global Feed & Food Congress in Antalya. Participants are responsible for making their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.

Contacts in case of questions

Please click here to find out whom to best contact for your particular question.