5th Defense Industry Meetings Held in Collaboration with ISO and SAHA Istanbul

Date: Issue 127 - December 2023

The 5th Defense Industry Meetings, held in collaboration with the Istanbul Chamber of Industry (ISO) and SAHA Istanbul, Türkiye's largest industrial cluster, took place. The event, hosted by Erdal BAHÇIVAN, Chairman of the ISO's Board of Directors, and Haluk BAYRAKTAR, Chairman of SAHA Istanbul's Board of Directors, saw the participation of notable figures, including Davut GÜL, the Governor of Istanbul, and Prof. Haluk GÖRGÜN, President of the Defense Industry Agency. This gathering featured a panel titled “The Role of Our Defense Industry on the Global Stage in the 100th Year of Our Republic.” Moderated by Dr. Celal Sami TÜFEKÇİ, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of National Defense, the panel included esteemed speakers such as Murat İKİNCİ, General Manager of ROKETSAN; Prof. Murat YALÇINTAŞ, Chairman of the Executive Board of BMC; Özgür GÜLERYÜZ, General Manager of STM; and Prof. İhsan KAYA, Vice President of the SSB.

Approximately 1,100 attendees from 600 companies in the sector participated in the 5th Defense Industry Meetings. The event was organized with the goal of enhancing the local content rate in the Turkish defense industry and increasing the contribution of technology-driven manufacturing and high-tech exports. Throughout the event, a total of 1,260 B2B meetings took place with 17 prime contractors.