Innovative Cities: Funding Innovative Solutions to Access Essential Goods and Services
June 3-5, 2015Izmir, Turkey

This event will focus on financing innovative solutions to the problems of delivering low-cost essential services, goods, and improving infrastructure in densely populated areas.

The ‘How-To-FITE’ initiative is a practitioners exchange and learning series for the Middle East/ North Africa, Europe, and Central Asia regions seeking to put policy into action through technology acquisition, entrepreneurship, and innovation. It comprises a series of cross-regional Innovation Forums, Study Tours, and Knowledge Notes that let World Bank counterparts, practitioners, and experts in the field collaborate on solutions using knowledge from the latest research.

This year's conference, “Innovative Cities: Funding Innovative Solutions to Access Essential Goods and Services” will be co-hosted by the World Bank’s Finance and Markets, Trade and Competitiveness, and Sustainable Social Urban and Resilience Global Practices, in partnership with the Izmir Development Agency (IDA), under the theme Innovative Cities: Funding Innovative Solutions to Access Essential Goods and Services. The focus will be on investing in and financing innovative solutions in delivering low-cost essential services, goods and infrastructure in dense areas. The 2-day workshop will take place June 3 - 4, 2015 at the Dokuz Eylul University, in Izmir, followed by an option to join a Study Tour of Izmir’s ecosystem infrastructure and programs organized by the Izmir Development Agency (IDA) on June 5th.






Please plan to arrive on June 2 and depart on June 5 late evening flight or June 6.

Please make your flight reservations as early as possible.


Participants should ensure that they have the necessary passport and visa required for entry into Turkey and for any other country they may have to transit.

Hotel Accommodation

Negotiated rate with Ramada Encore İzmir

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Working Language: English

Dress Code: Professional (Days 1 and 2); Casual (Day 3)

No Conference Fee

LUNCH, AM/PM Snacks provided during the 2-day Conference

Study Tour on the 3rd day (June 5) will include lunch

Airport Transfers – Mayza Tourism:

Contact:  Bulent Gudulluoglu


Tel: +90 532 424 46 34

  • CONFERENCE VENUE: University of Izmir, Turkey
  • Registration : CLOSED