IDEF 2017



IDEF 2017 13th International Defence Industry Fair



Turkish Armed Forces Foundation (TAFF) founded with the donations of Great Turkish Nation has been assumed the management and responsibility of IDEF International Defence Industry Fair organized since 1993 biennially.
13 IDEF Fairs has been organized successfully by TAFF between the years of 1993-2017. Starting with the purpose of promoting national defence industry to the world, IDEF became an important international promotion, marketing and cooperation platform of defence, security, naval, aviation and aerospace industry and now ranked as the fifth biggest defence industry fair of the world regarding the numbers of exhibitors participating the fair.

IDEF 2017 13th International Defence Industry Fair which is a significant opportunity for exhibiting high-tech products and developing cooperation between the national and international exhibitors, was organized on May 09-12, 2017 in Istanbul at Tüyap Fair, Convention and Congress Center;
“Under the auspices of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey”,
“Hosted by Turkish Ministry of National Defence”,

“Supported by Turkish Prime Ministry, Turkish General Staff, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Customs and Trade, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Transport Maritime Affairs and Communications, Turkish Land Forces, Turkish Naval Forces, Turkish Air Force, The General Command of the Gendarmerie, Undersecretariat for Defence Industries, Turkish National Police, Governorship of Istanbul, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Turkish Coast Guard Command, The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey, Small and Medium Business Development and Support Administration (KOSGEB) and Defense and Aerospace Industry Manufacturers Association”,
“Under the management and responsibility of Turkish Armed Forces Foundation”,
“Organized by TÜYAP Fairs and Exhibitions Organization Inc.”

H.E. Binali YILDIRIM, Prime Minister of Republic of Turkey, honored Inauguration Ceremony of IDEF 2017 13th International Defence Industry Fair and cut the opening ribbon of IDEF 2017 Fair with the Minister of National Defence, Minister of Interior, Deputy Minister of National Defence, Undersecretary of Ministry of National Defence, Undersecretary for Defence Industries, Commanders of Turkish Land, Naval and Air Forces, Deputy General Manager of TAFF and the guest President and Ministers graced the exhibition.

133 delegations consisting of 637 members from 67 countries and 2 international organizations participated in IDEF 2017. There are 1 President, 26 Ministers, 6 Commanders of Armed Forces, 17 Deputy Ministers, 5 Deputy Commanders of Armed Forces, 10 Force Commanders and 14 Undersecretaries among the delegation members responsible for defence procurement of their countries.

IDEF 2017 Fair was visited by totaly 65.782 professionals from 116 countries of which 60.754 national and 5.028 international, including the Prime Minister, Minister of National Defence, high level protocol, international delegations, university students, war veterans and martyr’s and war veteran’s relatives.
820 companies / representatives of which 317 national and 503 international from 50 countries exhibited in IDEF 2017, which provides opportunity not only to the large-scale defence industry companies, but also to the small and medium size enterprises for promoting their potentials and capabilities to procurement authorities of Turkey and the world.

Eight maritime components of Turkish Naval Forces Command and Coast Guard Command participated in IDEF 2017 Fair by anchoring to the Büyükçekmece Bay and were visited by delegations, exhibitors and professional visitors.
28 negotiation offices from Turkish General Staff, Ministry of National Defence, Land, Naval and Air Force Commands, Gendarmerie, Police and Cast Guard were established. 83 % of the 2.240 meetings / stand visits planned between the negotiation offices authorities, delegations and exhibitors were realized.
50 signing ceremonies and 5 meetings were held during the Fair.

First time at IDEF 2017, on the second day of the fair Turkish Land Forces and the General Command of the Gendarmerie, on the third day Turkish Naval Forces and the Turkish Coast Guard Command and on the fourth day Turkish Air Forces and the Turkish National Police introduction days were organized and the events were highly appreciated.

More detailed information about IDEF 2017 13th International Defence Industry Fair can be provided from the web site www.idef.com.tr.