IDEF-International Defense Industry fair

The International Defence Industry Fair or İDEF is a defence industry fair held in Turkey and organized by the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation since 1993. The TAF Foundation organizes the IDEF once in every two years and before each fair it chooses the organizer firm and exhibition venue by calling a tender.

The 15th edition of IDEF was held on August, at the TÜYAP Fair and Congress Centre İstanbul, by the organization of TÜYAP Fairs and Exhibitions Organization Inc.
* A total of 1.238 companies, 537 national and 701 international from 53 countries,
* 614 delegation members from 81 countries and 2 international organisations participated.
4.055 official meetings/stand visits, 94 signing ceremonies, 7 panels and 2 presentations were realized.
The exhibition was visited by 68.795 professionals from 94 countries.

Why should exhibit?

  1. Take place in the 4th largest defence industry fair in the world
  2. Conduct planned bilateral meetings with the official delegations responsible for defence procurement of the countries invited by Türkiye’s high level defence industry and security authorities, Turkish procurement authorities and other participating companies
  3. Increase collaboration opportunities by directly contacting the procurement / purchasing / R&D departments of the participating companies
  4. Reach existing or potential customers, target audience, partners and all industry specialists by using time more effectively
  5. Do not miss this important opportunity that comes every 2 years. Discover new trends in the business development, defence and security market.

Why should visit?

  1. To see the latest technology and innovations at IDEF Fair where more than 1,000 companies will participate,
  2. To visit the stands of global defence supplier companies from the biggest to SMEs and to get information from the company officials about the products,
  3. To inspire your business development projects,
  4. To make your career planning and shape your future.

Visiting Hours:

IDEF 2023 opening-closing times:
09 May 2023, Tuesday                : Visitors will not be accepted.
10 May 2023, Wednesday           : 10:00 – 17:00
11 May 2023, Thursday               : 10:00 – 17:00
12 May 2023, Friday                    : 10:00 – 16:00
Industry sector: Defense Technology (industry 93), Safety, Disaster Control (industry 72)
Main product group:Defense Technology, Arms, Ammunition, Special Transport Vehicles, Optical Instruments, Communication Technology, Information Technology, Satellite Communication Technology, Airborne Contamination Systems, Security Systems, Training, Supplementary Education, Boats, Emergency Services, Technical Medical Equipment, Protective Equipment, Protective Clothing
Access:Trade visitors

9-12 May 2023


Tüyap Fairs and Exhibitions Organization Inc. Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Center