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IDEF` 23 Gathers Industry Giants and Business Partners Under One Roof for its 30th Anniversary, Connecting them with Potential Customers in Emerging Markets

The 16th International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF `23) was successfully held between July 25 and 28, 2023, under the auspices of the Presidency of the Republic of Türkiye, hosted by the Ministry of National Defense, supported by the Defense Industry Agency (SSB), managed by the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation (TSKGV) and organized by TÜYAP Fair Organization Group at TÜYAP Fair and Congress Center in Istanbul, Beylikdüzü. The event spanned a total area of 120,000 square meters across 14 exhibition halls and open exhibition areas. Initially planned for May 9-12, the fair`s dates were later moved to July.

Date: Issue 126 - October 2023 Update: December 07, 2023

First organized in 1987 under the name IDEA and renamed IDEF under the aegis of the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation (TSKGV) starting in 1993, the International Defense Industry Fair celebrated its 30th anniversary this year. TÜYAP Fair Organization Group has successfully organized 12 of the 16 IDEF Fairs held in the last 30 years, contributing to the fair's development.

Since being organized in Istanbul in 2009, IDEF has also been known as the 'Eurasia Meeting.' It is the largest fair in the Eurasian region and the fourth largest Defense industry fair in the world in terms of the number of participating companies. The IDEF Fairs aim to introduce the national Defense industry to the world and bring domestic and foreign Defense industry professionals under one roof.