Acting General Manager of TAFF Sadık Piyade

Tüyap IDEF International Defence Industry Fair, which is being organized under the management and responsibility of Turkish Armed Forces Foundation (TAFF) since 1993, served for the purpose of promoting to the world and increasing international competitive power of national defence industry at the beginning. In a short time, IDEF became an important international promotion, marketing and cooperation platform of defence, security, naval, aviation and aerospace fields, grown into one of the biggest defence industry fair of the world, regarding the numbers of exhibitors and delegations participating the fair.

IDEF 2017 13th International Defence Industry Fair, which was held under the auspices of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, hosted by Turkish Ministry of National Defence, took place as a successful organization witnessed to records in numerous fields. 637 delegates, 820 exhibitors/representatives, 8 maritime components and about 66.000 visitors participated in IDEF 2017. 83 % of the 2.240 meetings / stand visits planned among 28 meeting offices authorities, 133 delegations and 820 exhibitors were realized, 50 signing ceremonies and 5 meetings were held during the exhibition.

IDEF 2019 14th International Defence Industry Fair will be organized on April 30 – May 03, 2019 at TUYAP Fair, Convention and Congress Center, Istanbul. In this context, we are planning to bring into action to;
  • Organize the second day as Ministry of National Defence Day, the third day as Ministry of Interior Day and the fourth day as Career Day of the exhibition,
  • Set up Suppliers Zone,
  • Conduct seminars.

As TAFF, we will be very proud of welcoming procurement authorities, defence industry companies and professional visitors, who will come from all around the world to Istanbul to participate in IDEF 2019 Fair.
                                                                                                                                            Sadık PİYADE
                                                                                                                                            Acting General Manager of TAFF