IDEF ‘23, the 16th International Defence Industry Fair will take place during May 9-12, 2023 at its traditional grounds in Istanbul. Hosted by the Turkish Ministry of National Defence (MoND), supported by the Defence Industry Agency (DIA) and under the management and responsibility of the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation (TAFF), IDEF ‘23 will again be organized by the TÜYAP Fairs and Exhibitions Organization Inc. at its dedicated Fair Convention and Congress Centre in Istanbul.
Over the years IDEF has grown to be one of the leading defence and security organizations of the world and a leader in its region. The growing defence industrial capabilities of Turkey, in terms of both technology and production infrastructure, coupled with international cooperation and partnerships and the far-reaching global marketing successes of the Turkish Defence Industry has been an important contributor to the increasing importance of IDEF.
Opened by President RT ERDOĞAN, IDEF ‘21 hosted 163 delegations comprising of over 600 officials and high-level experts from 81 countries and 2 international organizations.
At IDEF ’21, over 1,200 defence and security companies from 53 countries exhibited their capabilities and technologies to around 70,000 professionals from 94 countries. The Special Meeting Offices dedicated to Procurement Officials, a privilege that has become synonymous with IDEF, witnessed over 4,000 scheduled meetings and stand visits of professionals from Government and Industry, getting together with their counterparts from the Ministry of National Defence (MoND), Ministry of Interior (MoI), Turkish General Staff (TGS), Force Commands (TLFC, TNFC, TuAFC), Defence Industry Agency (DIA), as well as the Gendarmerie, the Coast Guard and the Security General Directorate (SGD). Some 100 signing ceremonies and contract awards took place at IDEF ’21.
With its 120,000 square meter covered and 20,000 square meter open exhibition grounds, its integrated exhibition, accommodation and multitude of conference capabilities within a single complex, the TÜYAP Fair, Convention and Congress Centre provides for the ultimate business environment.
IDEF ‘23 is ready to welcome the defence and security professionals of the world.