The famous Izmir International Fair is celebrating its 88th year in 2019, taking place between 6-15 September. The fair is the biggest and the oldest in Turkey. The international fair is the source of pride of Turkey’s fairs and expositions industry. In addition to that, the fair is also notable for hosting a series of simultaneous festival activities. The fair and several festivals during the fair are held in the compound of İzmir’s vast inner-city. The name of the park is Kültürpark and it hosts the fair. The fair generally starts in the first days of September and organized by IZFAS8 Izmir Fair Services Culture and Art Affairs), is a depending company of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality.
The Event Programme of 88th Izmir International Fair
There will be many different kinds of activities during the fair. You can see the activity map below or click the link to go to the official fair page.
For the more detailed information, you can also visit the following link below;
The Mission of Izmir International Fair
The fair is promoting the development of sectors with high trade volume. Moreover, it is updating this mission by keeping track of technology. İzmir International Fair continues to reinforce its “pioneer of trade” position since the first years of Republic.
Famous Singers Will Perform at The Izmir International Fair
At the fair, both national and international names will take the stage. In the first three days of the fair, Goran Bregovic, Molika Molina and Glikeria will perform respectively. In addition to those names, Turkish solo performers and bands will also offer visitors unforgettable moments. Haluk Levent, Gripin, Hayko Cepkin, Yeni Türkü are going to take the stage as well during the fair.
A Short Story of Izmir International Fair
The story of the fair started with the foundation of the Republic of Turkey in 1923. However, the true foundation of the fair was laid with the 1st Izmir Economic Congress. İzmir International Fair continues to bring together innovations and developments in the World with Turkey. Furthermore, the fair also brings together different sectors as the first and only general trade fair of the country. İzmir International Fair expands the commercial horizon of the country as well as contributes to the cultural development of the country. The fair makes real this aim by creating through intercultural interaction environment.
İzmir Business Days, by the way, is organized as part of the Fair. In the efficient discussions of business days and the fair, they signed strong commercial connections. Izmir International Fair also aims to create an “international trade platform” providing new investment opportunities to participants in its 88th year. This aim is able to do together with these discussions made on the first 5 days of the Fair.
The Content of Izmir International Fair
İzmir International Fair gets ready for its guests to have an entertaining time with its 10-day long activities, besides invigorating trade. The Fair will offer many activities to its guests from concerts to theatre plays, movie screenings to musical shows, interviews to street shows, and so on. Many activities awaited with excitement each year and appealing to all kinds of tastes. İzmir International Fair will open its doors 88th time to world trade and culture exchange on 6-15 September 2019.
The Partner Country of Izmir International Fair
İzmir International Fair hosted Serbia as partner country last year. In this year, the Fair will host the People’s Republic of China as a partner country. And India, on the other hand, will be the focus country of 2019. Asian Giant Partner China is one of the countries which is directing the world economy.
The People’s Republic of China has been recently attracting attention with its rapidly rising acceleration in the field of technology. China is having investments in the amount of nearly 2 billion dollars in Turkey. The investment fields are such as energy, technology, infrastructure, logistics, finance, mining, telecommunication. China is the third biggest commercial partner of Turkey in the world and the biggest commercial partner of Turkey in East Asia.
The Expectation of Izmir and The International Fair
The Fair expects that good relations between the two countries will become much stronger. Procurement committees established business contacts which the partner country will bring to the fair. Participants and bilateral discussions will strengthen commercial relations, what’s more, they will also make contributions to the development of cultural relations.
İzmir International Fair which will be organized 88th times on 6-15 September. The Fair will continue to increase its brand value in the international arena by the way of participation of China and India. More importantly, the Fair will present an intercultural interaction platform for participants and visitors.
You can see the location of the fair area below;
Or, you can also click to link to reach the map of the Izmir International Fair area.
Some Important Facts About Izmir International Fair
The first partner country of the fair was Austria in 2011. And the first guest of honour was France in 1992. Istanbul, on the other hand, is the guest of honour as the city this year. The organizers of the fair are expecting more than 3 million visitors this year during the 10 days long activities.
Entrance Fees of Izmir International Fair
The open areas of the fair will be open after 12 am. Entrance hours for halls, on the other hand, are between 16 pm and 23 pm during the day. Fair entrance fees are 4.5 TL (less than 1 Euro). However, the entrance fee is 10 TL on the 9th of September, when Izmir One Heart Solidarity Concert will be held. All revenue on the 9th of September will be used for the protection of Izmir forests.