IDEF’15, 12th International Defence Industry Fair, which was held under the auspices and support of the Ministery of National Defence in response of Turkish Armed Forces Foundation (TAFF), was realized by the cooperation of Tüyap Fairs and Exhibitions Organization Inc. between May 5-8, 2015.
IDEF International Defence Industry Fair has been held once in every odd year since 1993. IDEF has played an essential role on the development of friendship and cooperation between participant countries. IDEF, as a high technology defence industry fair, incorporating main defence industry branches and their subordinates, is an essential international marketing arena for defence industry companies. IDEF is the biggest defence industry fair in Eurasian region and one of the top four in the world with an increasing trend in terms of the number of participating countries, delegations and companies.
IDEF’13, hosted 794 company and company representatives from 51 countries, 531 High-Level Foreign Delegates responsible for defence supply for their countries; 26 of whom were Ministers and Deputy Ministers, 11 were Chiefs of General Staff, Assistant Chiefs of General Staff, 8 were Undersecretaries for Defence Industries and defence procurement officials from 81 countries and 2 International Institutions. In addition, 54.210 domestic and foreign professionals from 111 countries visited the show.
There had been over 2.200 prearranged meetings among 22 high level procurement officials from Turkish Ministry of Defence, Armed Forces and General Directorate of Security, participants and foreign delegates.
Within the scope of these informations, it was proven one more time that IDEF Fair was placed within the most successful and conspicuous organizations realized on the international platform in Defence Industry.