Izmir International Fair (IEF) opened its doors for the 86th time on August 18, 2017. The Izmir International Fair is the oldest tradeshow in Turkey, considered the cradle of Turkey's fairs and expositions industry, and is also notable for hosting a series of simultaneous festival activities.
Russia is the partner country of the fair in 2017. Izmir Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu stated that the Russian Federation has prepared for a wide participation with the ministers and CEOs of large corporations, "This cooperation should not be considered only in economic terms. The meeting in İzmir will strengthen the political and social relations between the two countries as well as friendship ties."
The main theme of the İzmir International Fair, which is organized for the 86th time by the İzmir Metropolitan Municipality’s event company İZFAŞ, is energy this year.
During the fair, many meetings will be held with the Russian Federation to establish new cooperations developing economic-commercial, social-cultural relations. In the field of energy, common grounds for new cooperation between the two countries will be sought. Presentations for both country will be made at the meetings along with bilateral business talks at business forums. Local and foreign fair participants will be able to meet with top foreign delegations and national commercial representatives and international declarations and protocols will be signed.
The fair will continue until August 27, 2017.