Turkey's Istanbul to host major global events in 2009

Istanbul, the European Capital of Culture for 2010, is set to host big global events in 2009.

Turkey's Istanbul to host major global events in 2009

Turkish metropolis will be home to 5th World Water Forum between March 16 and 22. More than 20,000 participants, including 130 ministers and 30 presidents and prime ministers, are expected to come to Istanbul for the forum.

On May 3, the World Jewellery Confederation, world's largest organization of gold and jewellery industry, will hold its 2009 World Congress in Istanbul. Nearly 1,000 delegates from around 70 countries will take part at the congress.

One of other major events in Istanbul is the 2009 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund to be held on October 6 and 7. Economy circles that steer global finance will meet in Istanbul for these meetings.

Football fans will also flock to Istanbul's Sukru Saracoglu Stadium for the final match of the UEFA Cup. The match will be played on May 20.

Another major sports event is the Formula 1 ING Turkey Grand Prix to run from June 5 to 7 at Istanbul Park.

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