The WBCSD Council Meeting in Istanbul is bringing together CEO council members, senior executives, and members of the organization’s 60 regional network partners to generate leading business solutions to some of the most pressing global sustainable development issues of our time.

The Council Meeting starts with a welcome dinner on Tuesday, November 5, followed by an action-packed plenary day on November 6, when such high-level guest speakers as Ban Ki-moon, Rajendra Pachauri (IPCC), Andrew Steer (WRI) and Johan Rockstrom (Stockholm Resilience Centre) take the stage to lead dynamic discussions among the more than 130 members in attendance. Key topics during the plenary day will explore science as the basis for action; collaboration; and charting the way forward for Action2020.

Some headlines to watch out for throughout the WBCSD Council Week in Istanbul include:

  • WBCSD presents its groundbreaking Action2020 plan;
  • Unilever CEO Paul Polman becomes 2014 Chairman of WBCSD Executive Committee;
  • WBCSD launches global Leadership Statement on Forest Certification and its first Reporting Matters review.
  • WBCSD launches new app  that includes all delegate information and documentation for the Istanbul Council Week. 

Council Members' Lounge
New this year and exclusive to council members, the lounge is located in the Miyako Japanese Restaurant on Level 5 of the Swissotel, and is designed to provide members with a private space for bi-lateral meetings. Coffee and snacks are available throughout the day.


Online Registration via Dekon Congress & Tourism

WBCSD Council Meeting Week is open to invited members and guests only.

Dekon Congress and Tourism, co-founder and member of BCSD Turkey, has kindly offered its support in the logistics and organisation of the WBCSD Council Meeting Week. Click on the following link to register: http://www.dekon.com.tr/wbcsd2013/en

Registration to the WBCSD Council Week is required for all participants, including speakers and invited participants. Online registration can only be accessed with a code which was provided to invited members and guests along with their email invitation. For any information regarding the registration, hotel accommodation and booking of other services, please contact wbcsd2013@dekon.com.tr.

After Thursday 10 October 2013, we regret we cannot guarantee availability at the Swissotel.

Badges will be ready at the WBCSD registration desk, which will be open:

Sunday 3 November                18.00 - 19.00
Monday 4 November                08.00 - 19.00
Tuesday 5 November               07.30 - 19.00
Wednesday 6 November         07.30 - 19.00
Thursday 7 November              07.30 - 17.00

Participation and fees

Participation and conference fees

To attend WBCSD meetings, participants are asked to pay a conference fee. This covers costs such as meeting rooms, technical equipment, interpretation, food and beverage, administrative support and any other costs related to the meetings.

Council Day & Council Dinner & CEO meetings "by invitation only" 
This package includes WBCSD Council Day on Wednesday 6 November, Council dinner on Tuesday 5 November and the CEO meetings on Tuesday 5 or Wednesday 6 to which you have been invited.

Full Council Week & Council Dinner
This package includes Council dinner on Tuesday 5 November and Council Week from Monday 4 to Friday 8 November.  

Cancellation policy: After Thursday 17 October 2013, please note that there will be no refund of the conference fees


WBCSD would like to thank and recognize the invaluable support of sponsors and partners, who are contributing to the 2013 Council Meeting Week in Istanbul and facilitate the realization and the organisation of the event. 

Eczacıbaşı Holding A.Ş.
Borusan Holding A.Ş.
Unilever Sanayi Ve Ticaret Türk A.Ş.
Dekon Congress and Tourism 
BCSD Turkey

Venue and hotel

The 2013 WBCSD Council Meeting Week will be held at the Swissotel Bosphorus, Istanbul. The hotel is located in 65 acres garden, in the centre of Istanbul on the European banks of theBosphorus, close to shopping areas.

Swissotel The Bosphorus, Istanbul
Bayildim Cad. No.2 Macka - 34357 Besiktas Istanbul - Turkey
Tel:+90 212 326 1100 - Fax:+90 212 326 1122


Should you need to have more information about WBCSD Council Meeting, please do not hesitate to contact one of the person below according to your questions.

Catherine Morel - Managermorel@wbcsd.org 
General information, overall organization

Mireille Debiol - Coordinator debiol@wbcsd.org 
General information, request for invitation and letter of visa

Chris Shiels - Web ManagerShiels@wbcsd.org 
WBCSD Website access

Dekon Congress & Tourism - Project coordinator. - wbcsd2013@dekon.com.tr 
Online Registration, hotels accommodation, airport transfers, city tours

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