Minister Of National Defence Hulusi AKAR

Like in the previous exhibitions, IDEF 2019 Fair, to be held between April 30 – May 03, 2019 in Istanbul, will be a meeting point for delegations and exhibitors who will come from all around the world. The Ministry of National Defence will continue to render strong support for further development of international cooperation opportunities at IDEF 2019.

Defence industry takes a leading role in innovation and advancement of technology for the other sectors as well. In this context, the products and systems in the fields of defence, security, naval, aviation and aerospace, to be exhibited at IDEF 2019, will be a source of inspiration not only for defence sector, but also for the other sectors.

Promoting and marketing as well as foreign high technology defence industry products also bear great importance. In this context, I am confident that, as one of the world’s leading platforms, IDEF will continue successfully responding to the promotion needs of exhibiting companies.

Most importantly, contacts between participant delegations, Turkish authorities and national/international companies will also be contributing to regional and global peace. IDEF will continue to host many bilateral and multilateral meetings of cooperation and agreements in the field of international defence industry.

We will be glad to see companies from defence, security, naval, aviation and aerospace industries sectors, along with official delegations of the friendly and Allied countries at IDEF 2019 Fair.
                                                                                                                                                 Hulusi AKAR 
                                                                                                                                                        Minister of National Defence