Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions (“Agreement”) shall govern the attendance of all delegates (“Participants”) to the Smart Nation Conferences (“Events”). Smart Nation Danismanlik Serketi Ltd and Smart Diplomats Events are collectively referred to as “Smart Nation” in this Agreement.

The information within this site is intended for general customers and may not be applicable to some geographical areas. Smart Nation will use reasonable endeavour’s to ensure that the contents of this site are accurate and up to date. However, Smart Nation reserves the right to change information at any time.
1. To be eligible to attend Smart Nation Conference, Participants must be 17 or over at the time of registration.

2. You must send us your complete details as you will be attending the conference by means of completing the online registration at https://smartnation.com.tr/register.

3. Please check the accuracy of the information you provide on your application form carefully, including any dietary or special access requirements, as Smart Nation cannot be held responsible for errors.

4. Smart Nation will not be responsible for any action taken by the government or public authority of any kind including not granting consent or clearance of attendance.

5. Delegates are responsible for ensuring their own safety and security whilst spending time in the host city. Smart Nation disclaims any liability for loss or damage to delegates or their property, including bodily injury, unless solely attributable to the gross negligence of wilful misconduct of Smart Nation.

6. Delegates can only participate by adhering to the deadlines on registrations, be it as an individual delegate or as a delegation.

Registration Deadlines:

Smart Nation Registrations shall only be conducted through the official website of Smart Nation & Smart Diplomats.

Upon registration, the delegates will have to fill all the required information, including the council preferences and country preferences as listed in the registration form.

Applications will be considered on the following criteria:

The maximum capacity of each council

The availability/ vacancy of preferred countries in each council

Smart Nation registrants will have the option to choose from Non-Accommodation, Accommodation and Full Experience packages. The registration will be conducted in three different categories, which are as follows:

Early bird Registration
Regular Registration
Late Registration.

Each category will have different quotations (fee) for each package. There will be no extension on registration deadline. In case of any changes, delegates will be notified through Smart Nation social media platforms. Delegates must write to Smart Nation if they need visa support document at info@smartnation.com.tr

Intellectual Property

All the copyright, graphics, trademarks, design rights (whether register or otherwise), as well as any and all other intellectual property rights including the “Look and Feel” of the website, software and contents of all the pages in the Smart Nation website (“Smart Nation Content”) are owned by or licensed to the Smart Nation and, unless otherwise specified, no one other than the rightful owner or licensee of such copyright shall be entitled to:

Distribute, modify, transmit, re-post or use any or all of the Smart Nation Content for any purpose (other than as specifically permitted) including, by way of example only, for public or commercial purposes, without the Smart Nation written permission.

Display, publish, copy, print, post or otherwise use the Smart Nation Content for the benefit of any other website

You may print off one copy of any page(s) from our site for your personal reference.

Most Visas are valid from 30 to 90 Days since the date of issuing.

All Confirmed applicants who require Visa Support Letters, will be issued a Visa Support Letter from Smart Nation within 14 Days of receiving such request, provided the request was made either less than or equal to 100 Days prior to the first day of the conference.

Visa Support Letters strengthens your visa application to a great level, however, should never be considered as a guarantee of Visa Issuance.

It is the responsibility of the delegate to secure a visa/entry to destination country within appropriate time, Smart Nation will not issue any refunds as per mentioned in the refund policy to delegates who are unable to secure the aforementioned visa or entry in time.

Smart Nation will provide maximum assistance to the delegates having problems pertaining to securing a visa. Smart Nation, however, cannot interfere with the final decision of the issuing Embassy/Consulate.

Mode of Payments:

All Payments shall only be done through our official website i.e. www.smartnation.com.tr

Smart Nation will neither acknowledge, nor be responsible for any payments done to any individual claiming to be an ambassador or Official of Smart Nation.

Payments can be made through Credit/Debit Card, PayPal or International Wire Transfer

Refund Policy:

All Payments are Non-Refundable.
However, delegates who have paid their fee in full can transfer their Participation to another destination or obtain a Credit Voucher of the paid amount as per the terms and conditions mentioned in “Credit Voucher & Transfer Policy”

Credit Voucher & Transfer Policy

A credit voucher or a transfer to another destination request under this policy can only be made in case the delegate satisfies the following conditions: -

The Participant has paid the Conference Fee in “Full “.

The delegate has initiated a request for Credit Voucher or Transfer through an email with an ink signed request 60 Days prior to the First day of the Event.

A Transfer can only be made to Conferences organized by Smart Nation

A Credit Voucher can only be used at Conferences organized by Smart Nation

In case, the delegate has only paid First Instalment of the Total Conference Fee, the Transfer or Credit Voucher Policy cannot be applied and 100% of the First Instalment will be retained as Cancellation Fee.

In case, the delegate fails to apply for transfer minimum 60 Days prior to the event the participant initially registered for, the following policy will apply based on the time the delegate has submitted his/her intent of transfer: -

59 to 45 Days Prior to the Conference: 30% of the Paid Fee will be charged as Cancellation Fee, Remaining Amount will be refunded to delegate in form of a Credit Voucher Only

45 to 30 Days Prior to the Conference: 50% of the Paid Fee will be charged as Cancellation Fee, Remaining Amount will be refunded to delegate in form of a Credit Voucher Only

29 to 15 Days Prior to the Conference: 70% of the Paid Fee will be charged as Cancellation Fee, Remaining Amount will be refunded to delegate in form of a Credit Voucher Only

15 to 0 Days Prior to the Conference: 100% of the Paid Fee will be charged as Cancellation Fee and the Delegate will be considered as “No-Show “.

Code of Conduct

Registrants hereby certify by completing the registration process that all information submitted is truthful and accurate. The registrant understands that falsification of any information provided will disqualify him or her from participating in Smart Nation Conference and Smart Diplomats activities, and will result in legal actions against them.

Participants agree that all material produced for this conference will be original work. Plagiarism will not be tolerated at Smart Nation and should the Smart Nation Secretariat discover instances of plagiarism, the individual shall bear consequences.

Participants are expected and obliged to obey the laws of the host country while participating at Smart Nation Conference. Participants will be personally responsible for all charges and damages incurred by them to facilities of the conference and social event venues.

Participants understand full assumption of risk and acknowledge that Smart Nation, and its President, Members, Officers, Elected Representatives and Employees, including the Smart Nation Secretariat, do not assume any responsibility for the conduct and activities of the participants.

Participants agree to accept and abide by the Code of Conduct published in the Conference Handbook and decided by the Smart Nation Secretariat.⁠⁠⁠⁠

Participants agree to receive any consequence and shall be held liable if he/ she, intentionally or unintentionally use the name of Smart Nation for any kind of act which badly affects the conference as a whole or to any delegate of Smart Nation.

Smart Nation cannot be held responsible for any kind of misconduct or crime committed by the participants. Participants themselves will be held liable for their own misconducts or crimes in light of Host Country Laws.

Jurisdiction and applicable law

The Turkiye Courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from or related to a visit to this website unless stated otherwise below. Turkiye States Laws shall apply to these terms and condition when the payment is processed in Turkiye.