The 16th International Defence Industry Fair (IDEF 23) has been postponed from 9-12 May to 25-28 July 2023.
IDEF is held every 2 years under the auspices of the Turkish Presidency, hosted by the Ministry of National Defense, with the contributions of the Defense Industry Agency, under the management and responsibility of the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation, and organized by TÜYAP Tüm Fuarcılık Yapım.
IDEF 2021 hosted 163 delegations and 614 delegation members from 81 countries and 2 international organizations. 1 President, 1 Vice President of the Presidential Council, 1 Prime Minister, 1 Deputy Prime Minister, 24 Ministers, 14 Chiefs of General Staff, 2 Chief of General Staff, 25 Force Commanders, 11 Deputy Ministers and 1 Undersecretary, and many civil and military procurement authorities attended the fair.
In the fair, which hosted 1,238 companies from 53 countries, important commercial connections were established in the meetings between domestic and foreign exhibiting companies and delegations, and 4,055 planned meetings, booth visits and 94 signing ceremonies were held between procurement authorities, delegations and participants.
The fair, which garnered great interest, was visited by 68,795 professionals from 94 countries.