2023 (DATES TBC)
Tüyap Fair Convention & Congress Center, Büyükçekmece, Istanbul
Under the management and responsibility of the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation, the 17th edition of IDEF will be held in 2023 (dates to be confirmed) at the Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Center in Büyükçekmece, Istanbul.
Across an exhibition surface of 120,000 square meters, IDEF trade show enables a wide range of exhibition possibilities, through a large scope of fields: naval, land, security, aviation & aerospace, transportation and logistic support activities.
P&C International has been officially appointed by the show organizers to coordinate US companies at IDEF 2023.
We look forward to your participation at IDEF 2023, and we look forward to welcoming you in Istanbul.
So mark your calendar now and book your space today! See you in 2023!
WHY SHOULD YOU EXHIBIT AT IDEF?
As an exhibitor, you can give your company the opportunity to:
- Take place in the 4th largest defence industry fair in the world
- Conduct planned bilateral meetings with the official delegations responsible for defence procurement of the countries invited by Turkey’s high level defence industry and security authorities, Turkish procurement authorities and other participating companies
- Increase collaboration opportunities by directly contacting the procurement / purchasing / R&D departments of the participating companies
- Reach existing or potential customers, target audience, partners and all industry specialists by using time more effectively
- Do not miss this important opportunity that comes every 2 years. Discover new trends in the business development, defence and security market.
ABOUT THE TURKISH MARKET
1. Turkey has spent billions of dollars to build and expand its army by importing arms, predominantly from the US and Germany, for many years. Turkey is the world’s 6th largest defense importer after India, Saudi Arabia, UAE, China and Algeria. Turkey’s defense industry has changed significantly in less than a decade as Turkey has become more involved in co-production, co-development projects, which have also brought along export opportunities. Although the focus is on meeting national requirements through domestic solutions, the size and sophistication of upcoming projects provide opportunities for U.S. companies. In fact, he U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has identified Turkey as a top destination for U.S. defense exports.
2. TuAF requirements are met through direct purchases from domestic and foreign markets or by participation in joint production programs. These joint production programs constitute potential export opportunities, as the tendency is to give more emphasis to joint production and joint activities through R&D. Turkey has started taking steps to develop indigenous systems to meet TuAF’s needs. The modernization of TuAF will also bring export opportunities to U.S. companies. In the next decade, combat weapons and equipment currently in TuAF’s inventory will need to be modernized or replaced with systems incorporating new technologies.
3. The 2018 Ministry of Defense (MOD) budget is around $10.8 billion ($/TL at 4.4). Half of this budget is allocated to spending on procurement of goods and services, including modernization programs. This does not include spending by the Ministry of Interior’s Gendarmerie, the Coast Guard, defense procurements funded by the Turkish Treasury and the Undersecretariat for Defense Industry Support Fund. Along with MOD spending, the proposed 2018 budget for the Gendarmerie is $3 billion, for the Coast Guard $155 million, and for the National Police $6.3 billion.