IDEF 2017, 13th INTERNATIONAL DEFENSE INDUSTRY FAIR ATTRACTED INTENSIVE ATTENTIONHosted by the Ministry of National Defense under the auspices of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey and under the management and responsibility of the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation, IDEF 2017, 13th International Defense Industry Fair, organized by TÜYAP Fairs and Exhibitions Organizations Inc. was realized between May 9-12, 2017 at TÜYAP Fair and Congress Center in Büyükçekmece, Istanbul.
The opening was done by Prime Minister of Republic of Turkey, Binali Yıldırım. IDEF 2017 hosts 818 participant companies and their representatives, 133 delegations and 637 delegation members active in the defense field from 67 countries and 2 international organizations. 1 President, 26 Ministers, 6 Chiefs of General Staff, 17 Deputy Ministers, 5 Deputy Chiefs of Staff, 10 Force Commanders and 14 Undersecretaries and many civil and military procurement authorities was attended the Fair.
IDEF’17 hosted 820 company and company representatives from 50 countries. Our authorities was allocated meeting offices to meet the delegations and participants from national / international defense industry institutions during the fair, establishing important commercial connections with them. 2.240 scheduled meetings and 50 signature ceremonies were realized during the fair.
With the intensive attention of visitors, 65.782 domestic and foreign professionals from 116 countries visited the show.
Within the scope of IDEF 2017 Fair, the unique defense products acting as the most important indicator of the level attained by the Turkish defense industry was exhibited at Tüyap Fair and Congress Center, while maritime components are exhibited at the Büyükçekmece Port.