Izmir International Fair - The oldest surviving fair in Turkey

20-01-2024

(Worldkings.org) The Izmir International Fair (Turkish: İzmir Enternasyonal Fuarı) is the oldest tradeshow in Turkey, and is considered the cradle of Turkey's fairs and expositions industry. The fair, which is not limited to a theme, is notable for hosting a series of simultaneous festival activities.

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The first Izmir International Fair was held in 1936 in the Kulturpark area, which was devastated in the Big Fire of Izmir. Over the years, the fair has evolved and expanded, with each year highlighting a specific field of activity, a country, and a Turkish province. For example, the 2006 fair had organic farming and renewable energy sources as main themes.

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The fair is organized by IZFAŞ, a company of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, and takes place in the first days of September. It has been a member of UFI, the association of the world's leading tradeshow organizers and fairground owners, since 1948. The fair is expected to be visited by up to a million and a half people, with 80 thousand meter squares of exposition space used, 25 thousand of which is covered space.

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The musical and other cultural events that accompany the commercial fair have become a school by themselves. These events, which started out as an auxiliary activity to attract popular interest for the event, have grown over the years to become an integral part of the fair.

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In conclusion, the Izmir International Fair is not only the oldest tradeshow in Turkey but also a significant cultural event that brings together various sectors and cultures.

 

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