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Produced on the leading edge vehicles, equipment and systems in the defence, security, naval, aviation and aerospace industries fields have been exhibited at IDEF International Defence Industry Fair, which have been conducted since 1993 biennially. IDEF’17 13th International Defence Industry Fair will be held  under the auspices of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey and hosted by the Ministry of National Defence and under the management and responsibility of Turkish Armed Forces Foundation (TAFF). By this means, the technological developments in these sectors have been observed by the delegations, companies and visitors. In consideration of these functions IDEF is one of the most significant international defence cooperation and promotion platforms in the world.

IDEF 2017 will be held in Istanbul, the center of history, culture, industry and trade at the cross-roads of Europe and Asia continents on May 09 – 12, 2017. The Fair will lead to official negotiations and signing ceremonies to be attended by delegations, company representatives and visitors from all over the world.

I would like to express that, as the  Ministry of National Defence, we will be very pleased to host in our country the companies from defence, security, naval, aviation and aerospace industries sectors, right along with the official delegations of the friendly and allied countries at IDEF 2017 Fair, which is a very important event to create international cooperation opportunities, and we will continue to give every kind of support for the success of IDEF Fair.

Fikri IŞIK
Minister of National Defence
and President of TAFF

 



Turkish Armed Forces Foundation (TAFF), founded in 1987, has 30 companies, six of which are the leading companies of Turkish defence and aerospace industry and more than %50 of their shares belong to TAFF.

TAFF has organized IDEF International Defence Industry Fairs since 1993, under the auspices and support of the Ministry of National Defence, with the purpose of developing national defence industry companies and increasing their international competitive power. IDEF’17 13th Defence Industry Fair will be held under the auspices of the Precidency of the Republic of Turkey and hosted by the Ministry of National Defence and under the management and responsibility of Turkish Armed Forces Foundation (TAFF).

At the beginning, the purpose of IDEF Fairs was to promote national defence industry. However, in a short time, IDEF Fairs became an important international promotion, marketing and cooperation platform of defence, security, naval, aviation and aerospace fields and ranked to fifth biggest defence industry fair in the world, regarding the numbers of exhibitors and delegations participating the fair.
IDEF 2017 13th International Defence Industry Fair will be held on May 09-12, 2017 at TÜYAP Fair Convention and Congress Center.

As TAFF, we will be very proud of welcoming procurement authorities, defence industry companies and professional visitors, who will come from all over the world to İstanbul to participate in IDEF 2017 Fair.

Thank you for your continued support and participation of IDEF International Defence Industry Fairs.

Orhan AKBAŞ
General Manager of TAFF

 

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ABOUT THE FAIR 
IDEF’17 13th INTERNATIONAL DEFENCE INDUSTRY FAIR


IDEF'17, 13th International Defence Industry Fair, which was held under the auspices of the Precidency of the Republic of Turkey and hosted by the Ministry of National Defence and under the management and responsibility of Turkish Armed Forces Foundation (TAFF)., was realized by the cooperation of Tüyap Fairs and Exhibitions Organization Inc. between May 9-12, 2017.

IDEF International Defence Industry Fair has been held once in every odd year since 1993. IDEF has played an essential role on the development of friendship and cooperation between participant countries.


IDEF, as a high technology defence industry fair, incorporating main defence industry branches and their subordinates, is an essential international marketing arena for defence industry companies. IDEF is the biggest defence industry fair in Eurasian region and one of the top four in the world with an increasing trend in terms of the number of participating countries, delegations and companies.


IDEF'15, hosted 781 company and company representatives from 53 countries, 493 High-Level Foreign Delegates responsible for defence supply for their countries; 18 of whom were Ministers, 19 were Deputy Ministers, 6 were Chiefs of General Staff, 3 were Deputy Chiefs of General Staff, 8 were Force Commanders, 15 were Undersecretaries for Defence Industries and defence procurement officials from 76 countries and 1 International Institutions. In addition, 59.715  domestic and foreign professionals from 110 countries visited the show.
There had been 2.230 prearranged meetings among 23 high level procurement officials from Turkish Ministry of Defence, Armed Forces and General Directorate of Security, participants and foreign delegates.


Within the scope of these informations, it was proven one more time that IDEF Fair was placed within the most successful and conspicuous organizations realized on the international platform in Defence Industry.

 

 

 

 
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