Connecting you to Turkey

Turkey is considered one of the top export markets for Swiss companies. Huge potential driven by strong demand for premium-quality goods creates a fruitful environment for exporting Swiss companies. In a 3-day-event promoting Switzerland and its leading brands and businesses, we invite you to take part and discover your opportunities.

Switzerland Global Enterprise will host the Swiss Days 2019 in Istanbul from the 20th – 22nd of September in close collaboration with the Swiss Business Hub Turkey, the Consulate General of Switzerland in Istanbul and the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Turkey.

It will be a unique platform to promote Switzerland and Swiss companies; Swiss brands, technology, education, culture and more, allowing companies and institutions to promote themselves in the positive light of “Swissness” and the highly valued associations that come with it.

In a trending location at the heart of Istanbul, you will be able to present your products to an affluent and interested audience. Participating companies will also profit from our diverse program including various workshops and seminars, which we can also organize to your design. We will further be happy to arrange a matchmaking with the partners and customers of your choosing.

Why bomontiada?

The story of Yapı Kredi bomontiada

Imagine a lush beer garden in the heart of Istanbul where artists, young people and families come together. The Swiss Bomonti brothers did more than just imagine 130 years ago. Bomonti, which takes its name and character from the Bomonti brewery, is now building a unique neighborhood culture with its new residents and culture & art spaces.

Yapı Kredi bomontiada, selected as the venue for Swiss Days 2019, is one of the most exclusive and multicultural locations in Istanbul and also has a special importance in terms of Swiss – Turkish relationships. The Bomonti district, where Yapı Kredi bomontiada is located, takes its name from the Swiss Bomonti Brothers, who founded a brewery here in 1890. The historic neighborhood where Istanbul’s commercial and cultural pulse beat for more than 130 years was also home to a factory that Nestlé, the world famous Swiss brand, built in the 1920s. Bomonti district, where cultures have blended and commerce has thrived for years, will now bring the Turks and the Swiss together again at a wide-scale festival.

The story of Yapı Kredi bomontiada goes way back.

With the brewery they opened in 1885, the Swiss Bomonti brothers gave their name to one of the oldest neighborhoods in Istanbul in a district called Feriköy. This first beer brewery in the Ottoman Empire that utilized a modern brewing technique introduced beer to the neighborhood’s residents. The stories about Old Istanbul tell us that there were beer gardens around Pangaltı and Bomonti where people would meet, especially in the early 20th century. People of all ages and from all walks of life would gather, sit at carefully set wooden tables and have picnics, sharing the different dishes they made in a lush, garden-like social setting. However, commercial developments over time led to a change, first in the name of the factory and then the owners. The factory was taken over by Tekel in 1938, remained idle for a long time, and then transferred.

Bomontiada, which stands out with its creative and productive cultural structure, performance halls, workshop areas, Leica and Ara Güler Museum, as well as restaurants catering to different gastronomic preferences, is now welcoming visitors under its new name “Yapı Kredi bomontiada”. Built around a multidisciplinary cultural program, Yapı Kredi bomontiada is now a center where cultural activities, screenings, concerts, visual and audio performances, gastronomy festivals, creative meetings and similar events can be held in interaction with residents and business stakeholders. Offering workshops, live performances, shows and fairs in different disciplines and platforms for the people, Yapı Kredi bomontiada continues to drive urban culture fostered by plurality with a new program created in collaboration with individuals and teams that contribute to the cultural scene of Istanbul.

Venue

Dates
20th – 22nd of September 2019
(19th of September – Opening Gala Dinner)
Location
Yapı Kredi Bomontiada, Istanbul, Turkey
Merkez Mah. Silahsor Cad. Birahane Sok.
Tarihi Bomonti Bira Fabrikası No:1
34384 Sisli / Istanbul

Programme

Thursday, 19th September 2019
11:00 – 12:00 Press Conference for Swiss Days incl. Economic Forum, 4th floor bomontiada
19:00 – 23:00 Gala-Dinner (Invitation only)
Friday, 20th September 2019
09:00 – 19:00 Radio Rundfunk.fm “DJ Oliver Scotoni“
09:00 – 13:30 “XV. Swiss Turkish Economic Forum” “Artificial Intelligence”, 4th floor bomontiada (Register Here)
10:00 – 14:00 Firmenich Workshop (Invitation only)
10:00 – 19:00 Photobooth
10:30 Booths Opening
11:00 – 12:00 Textile Workshop “The future of textiles: Sustainability through innovation” (Registration Required)
11:00 – 12:00 Wheel of Fortune
13:30 – 15:30 Career Hours, 4th floor bomontiada
14:30 – 15:30 Innovation, New Technologies, Entrepreneurship KoobHub, (4th Floor bomontiada)
15:00 – 16:00 Happy Lilly
16:00 – 17:00 Wheel of Fortune
17:00 – 20:30 Business Luzern Conference “Why establishment in Switzerland? Why establishment in Luzern?” (Registration Required)
17:00 – 20:30 Swiss International School in Dubai Conference “Swiss Education and Boarding in Dubai” (Invitation only)
19:00 Booths Closing
19:00 – 21:00 Live Music (DJ performances) “DJs Ronny Grauer & Dejan“
21:00 Open Air Cinema “Win Win” (Open for public)
Saturday, 21st September 2019
10:00 – 19:00 Photobooth
10:00 – 19:00 Cow Milking Competition
10:00 – 19:00 Radio Rundfunk.fm “DJ Oliver Scotoni“
10:00 – 12:00 “Real” Cow Painting
10:30 Booths Opening
11:00 – 13:00 Workshop Tooth Friendly (Ara Güler, room 2) (Open for public)
11:00 – 12:00 Wheel of Fortune
11:00 – 12:00 Happy Lilly
13:00 – 17:00 Theodora Sevgi Doktorlari Cartoon, face painting and henna tattoo activities with Dr. Bebis
15:00 – 17:00 Barry Callebaut Workshop “From bean to Chocolate” (Invitation only)
15:00 – 16:00 Happy Lilly
16:00 – 17:00 Wheel of Fortune
16:00 – 18:00 “Real” Cow Painting
17:00 – 19:00 Film Screenings “Die göttliche Ordnung” (Ara Güler, room 2) (Open for public)
19:00 Booths Closing
19:00 – 23:30 Live Music (DJ performances) “DJs Ronny Grauer & Dejan“
Sunday, 22nd September 2019
10:00 – 19:00 Radio Rundfunk.fm “DJ Oliver Scotoni“
10:00 – 12:00 “Real” Cow Painting
10:00 – 13:00 Malva Permakultur Bio Artisan Bread Workshop (Ara Güler, room 1) (Registration Required)
10:00 – 19:00 Photobooth
11:00 – 13:00 Workshop Tooth Friendly (Ara Güler, room 2) (Open for public)
11:00 Booths Opening
11:00 – 12:00 Wheel of Fortune
11:00 – 12:00 Happy Lilly
13:00 – 17:00 Theodora Sevgi Doktorlari Magic trick/ballon activities with Dr. Bebiş & Dr. Pinky
15:00 – 16:00 Happy Lilly
16:00 – 17:00 Wheel of Fortune
16:00 – 18:00 “Real” Cow Painting
19:00 Booths Closing
19:00 – 20:00 Farewell Drinks Participants
19:00 – 21:00 Live Music (DJ performances) “DJs Ronny Grauer & Dejan“
21:00 Open Air Cinema “Pane e Tulipani” (Open for public)

* Please be aware that this time schedule may be subject to change.



Swiss Days Family


Organized by

Switzerland Global Enterprise
Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Turkey
Swiss Business Hub Turkey
İsviçre Başkonsolosluğu İstanbul

Partners

bomontiada
dDf - dream design factory
DOĞUŞ
rundfunk.fm
SWISS TOURISM
T.C. ŞİŞLİ MUNICIPALITY

Members

ABB
Aujourd'hui la Turquie
BARRY CALLEBAUT
DAVIDOFF
ECZACIBAŞI
EYÜBOĞLU
QUASAR FAIRMONT
FIRMENICH
FOTOKABIN TÜRKİYE
GFDS
HAPIMAG
HIF
HILTON BOMONTI
HOME OF DRONES
LA PRAIRIE
LEYSIN AMERICAN SCHOOL
LINDT
BUSINESS LUZERN
MİGROS
MÖVENPICK
NESPRESSO
NESTLE
NETAS
OERLIKON
PENERGETIC
RAWCUT
ROCHE
SANITAS
SICPA
MÜZE KART
SCHINDLER
SHANGRI-LA ISTANBUL
SWATCH GROUP
SWISS CENTERDENT
SWISS COGNITIVE
SWISS HOTEL THE BOSPHORUS
SWISS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL IN DUBAI
SWISSLEARNING
TEKTAS
THE ADECCO GROUP
THEODORA
TIFFANY & CO.
TOOTHFRIENDLY
TÜRK EĞİTİM VAKFI
TURKISH AIRLINES
UBP
VAKKO

News

Press Release

1. Bülten At
https://www.bultenat.com/swiss-days-2019-ilk-kez-20-22-eylulde-istanbulda-19051909.html

2. Türkiye Turizm
http://www.turkiyeturizm.com/swiss-days-2019-ilk-kez-20-22-eylulde-istanbulda-58398h.htm

3. Türkiye Günlüğü
http://www.turkiyegunlugu.net/haber/88984-swiss-days-2019-beklentilerin-otesinde-firsatlarla-dolu-bir-etkinlik-olacak

4. Haber Channel
https://www.haberchannel.com/genel/swiss-days-2019-ilk-kez-20-22-eylulde-istanbulda-h8934.html

5. Artı 49
https://www.arti49.com/swiss-days-2019-20-22-eylulde-ilk-kez-istanbulda-1641650h.htm

6. DHA
https://www.dha.com.tr/son-dakika/swiss-days-2019-2022-eylulde-ilk-kez-istanbulda/haber-1645015

7. Bölge Gündem
https://www.bolgegundem.com/swiss-days-2019-20-22-eylulde-ilk-kez-istanbulda-860499h.htm

8. Gazete Rize
https://www.gazeterize.com/ekonomi/swiss-days-2019-20-22-eylulde-ilk-kez-istanbulda-h13885933.html

9. Mynet Finans
http://finans.mynet.com/haber/detay/finans/swiss-days-2019-20-22-eylulde-ilk-kez-istanbulda/290479/

10. Sondakika
https://www.sondakika.com/haber/haber-swiss-days-2019-20-22-eylul-de-ilk-kez-istanbul-da-12057623/

11. Haberler
https://www.haberler.com/swiss-days-2019-20-22-eylul-de-ilk-kez-istanbul-da-12057623-haberi/

12. Netizenlist
https://www.netizenlist.com/swiss-days-2019-ilk-kez-20-22-eylulde-istanbulda/

13. Businessworldglobal
https://www.businessworldglobal.com/swiss-days-2019-ilk-kez-20-22-eylulde-istanbulda/

14. Aujourd’hui La Turquie

14.1 https://aujourdhuilaturquie.com/fr/swiss-days-debarquent-a-istanbul/

14.2 http://www.bizimavrupa.net/ALT_172.pdf

15. Btso
http://www.btso.org.tr/?page=notice/noticedetail.asp&id=44484

16. ITO
https://www.itohaber.com/haber/sektorel/210366/istanbul_da_isvicre_ruzgari_esecek.html

17. Milliyet
http://www.milliyet.com.tr/ekonomi/isvicre-cikarmasi-6002215

18. Die Post
http://www.postgazetesi.ch/isvicreli-sirketlerin-turkiye-cikarmasi-12010h.htm


Videos

Swiss Days Istanbul – Outdoor Activities

Swiss Days Istanbul – Short Video

Swiss Days Istanbul 2019


Transport & Accommodation

Yapı Kredi Bomontiada, Istanbul, Turkey
Merkez Mah. Silahsor Cad. Birahane Sok.
Tarihi Bomonti Bira Fabrikası No:1
34384 Sisli / Istanbul

How to get to bomontiada in Şişli by Bus, Metro or Cable Car.


You can get a special discount exclusively for Swiss Days

Fairmont Quasar Istanbul

(3 km to bomontiada)
(42,6 km to Istanbul Airport)

Ebru Çağlayan Ebru.Caglayan@fairmont.com
fairmont.com/istanbul/
Raffles Istanbul

(5 km to bomontiada)
(45 km to Istanbul Airport)

Can Yuluğ Can.Yulug@raffles.com
raffles.com/istanbul
Hilton Bomonti

(near of bomontiada)
(41 km to Istanbul Airport)

Fatih Hacıoğlu Fatih.Hacioglu@hilton.com
hilton.com
Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus

(2.2 km to bomontiada)
(47 km to Istanbul Airport)

Gülin Genç Gulin.Genc@conradhotels.com
hilton.com
Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul

(6.9 km to bomontiada)
(39 km to Istanbul Airport)

Kaan Buluç Kaan.Buluc@movenpick.com
movenpick.com
Swissôtel The Bosphorus Istanbul

(3 km to bomontiada)
(45 km to Istanbul Airport)

Selan Tamkoşar reservations.bosphorus@swissotel.com
swissotel.com/istanbul
Shangri-La Bosphorus

(6 km to bomontiada)
(40 km to Istanbul Airport)

Gökhan Bayar Gokhan.Bayar@shangri-la.com
shangri-la.com

Contact

MEHMET YILDIRIMLI

Head of Swiss Business Hub Turkey
Swiss Business Hub Turkey

Esentepe Mah.Büyükdere Cad. 173. 1. Levent Plaza A Blok Kat:3
34394 Levent – Sisli – Istanbul
Turkey

EDA HOŞCEYLAN

Director of Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Turkey
Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Turkey

Mecidiyeköy Mah. Ada Residence. Sehit Ahmet Sokak.
No:6-10 K:4 D:62
Mecidiyeköy Istanbul
Turkey

info@tr-ch.org
+90 212 211 1435