Official & Networking Events

Thursday, September 28, 2023

ESGO 2023 Opening Ceremony

14:40 – 15:40

All registered participants are invited to the Opening ceremony. The session will include the welcome speeches as well as IJGC awards.


Welcome Drink

19:15 – 20:00

A welcome drink will be offered to all delegates free of charge within the Exhibition area at the Istanbul Congress Centre (ICC).


Boat Tour organised by ENYGO

21:00 – 23:00

This year ENYGO is organising a boat tour in the evening of the first congress day, along the Bosporus straight. Marvel at the scenic views of Ortakoy Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, and many more after dark and soak up the views of the European and Asian coastlines. A bus transfer (one-way) will be organised from the congress venue at 20:00. The price of 45 € includes one drink.

Friday, September 29, 2023

ENYGO Traditional Tree Planting

12:30 – 13:00

Come and join ENYGO EEG for planting a tree near the congress venue.

ESGO 2023 Presidential and Awards Session

14:05 – 15:05


This session will include a speech from the ESGO President and the Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony. A celebration of ESGO 40th anniversary will close this session.

ESGO General Assembly 

18:00 – 19:00


All ESGO members are welcome to participate.

Saturday, September 30, 2023

ESGO Awareness Run & Walk for Health

07:30 – 08:30

Start your day with a meaningful excercise or join us for a pleasant Walk for Health in the beautiful Macka Park close to the congress venue. Winners of the run will get a plaque for Best running man and Best running woman during the Closing ceremony.


Meet the Expert Session

18:00 – 19:00


A unique possibility to speak to well-known experts in a closed group of participants in a relaxed atmosphere with a glass of wine.

Networking Event organised by ENYGO

21:00 – 02:00

We invite all delegates, fellows, students, and trainees to join friends and colleagues, old and new, at the Networking event at PORTAXE next to the Bosphorus for a fun evening full of dancing. The price of 60 € includes 2 drinks and small refreshments. A bus transfer back to Taksim square will be provided at 23:30 and 02:00 for a fee of 10 € (needs to be pre-booked).


Sunday, October 1, 2023

ESGO 2023 Closing Ceremony

12:30 – 13:00

All delegates are invited to the Closing ceremony at the end of the congress programme. The ceremony will include the ESGO awareness run award and Young Investigators Award as well as an invitation to the next ESGO congress in 2024, the iconic city of Barcelona.


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