Achieving Progressive Growth, SAHA EXPO Takes Firm Steps to Become a Global Brand

With the support of the Ministry of National Defense (MoND), the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Industry and Technology, the Ministry of Commerce and the Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB), the second of SAHA EXPO 2021 Defense and Aerospace Industry Fair, which was organized by SAHA Istanbul Defense and Aerospace Cluster was held on November 10-13, 2021 in Istanbul. SAHA has attracted attention as Turkey`s largest and fastest growing industry cluster (27 members in March 2015, 674 members in November 2021). It was physically held in the 2nd, 5th, 6th and 7th Halls spanning a total area of 40,000 sqm at the Istanbul Exhibition Center. Although it was decided to be organized every 2 years, the next SAHA Expo Fair will be held in November 2022, not to coincide with the IDEF Fair.

Date: Issue 112 - February 2022

It has been announced that a total of 608 companies, including 203 foreign companies from 36 countries, participated in the SAHA EXPO 2021 Fair, which was open to industry professionals by invitation only for the first 3 days (10-11-12 November 2021). 480 of these companies opened stands at the Fair and exhibited their products. During the Fair, where delegations from more than 30 countries and more than 25,000 visitors were hosted in four days, 30 contracts, agreements and protocols worth US$ 123.5 million were signed.

The SAHA EXPO 2021 Defense and Aerospace Industry Fair, which was held as a hybrid exhibition until November 13th, became a virtual exhibition (online) on November 15th. The SAHA EXPO Virtual Exhibition will continue until February 15, 2022. Thanks to XperExpo, the virtual fair application specific to the SAHA Fair developed by BITES, a member of SAHA Istanbul and a subsidiary of ASELSAN, participants can visit the exhibition, which consists of four main halls and foyer areas, via computers and mobile devices, and examine the products and catalogs in the virtual stands 24/7. At the virtual exhibition where products and videos can be watched, participants can chat online with company officials and share their business cards. At the SAHA EXPO Virtual Exhibition, more than 500 products are exhibited with their three-dimensional models, and more than 150,000 participants are expected to visit the virtual exhibition.