This year’s congress focuses on national and international competitiveness, and it will offer keynote addresses by business leaders, academic and case study presentations, expert panel discussions which will provide insight into the most relevant issues and developments in today’s global business environment. To celebrate the congress, a banquet dinner along with award ceremony will be held in the evening of June 14th, 2019. Business people, public policy makers, consultants and academics can choose from the wide range of topics within the overall congress theme. An important aspect of the congress will be the Nicosia old city tour, including Buyuk Han, Kumarcılar Hanı (Gamblers' Inn), Selimiye Mosque, Arabahmet Mosque, Arasta area and Ledra Street checkpoint on June 12th and 13th, 2019. There are available additional tours including Famagusta-Gazimagusa Tour and Kyrenia-Girne Tour.
Bedestan is a historical building in the Selimiye Quarter of Northern Nicosia, located directly beside the Selimiye Mosque. This structure has a long and complicated history spanning more than a thousand years. It was originally built as a church about the sixth century and expanded and rebuilt between the twelfth and sixteenth centuries. It was converted into a bedestan, a type of covered market during the Ottoman empire period. It is currently used as an important cultural center.