Izmir, a port city, serving as a vital trade center throughout its history, has also hosted the first tradeshows in the country. Numune Meşheri (Samples Display), which was held during the Izmir Economics Congress of 1923, was later renamed as 9 Eylül Meşheri (September 9th Local Exhibition), which then were accepted as the first İzmir International Fair.
“Kültürpark” hosted Izmir International Fair, the oldest tradeshow and the first international fair in Turkey, until Fuarizmir was established on March 25, 2015. Fuar İzmir came to life to maximize sectoral interaction and meet the demands of the increased exhibition potential by creating a platform worthy of worldwide international exhibition standards. Turkey’s largest, newest, and most modern exhibition center, Fuarizmir was inaugurated with Turkey’s largest specialized fair, Marble Natural Stone and Technologies Fair.
Fuarizmir is operated by İZFAŞ (İzmir Fair Services Culture and Arts Affairs). İZFAŞ was established on February 7, 1990, to carry the developments in the world exhibition organizations within the country’s borders. It has crowned its pioneering role in exhibition organizations with Fuarizmir and continues to revive trade reinforcing its international quality through these organizations every year.
Fuarizmir is spread on an area of 330.000 m² for exhibition, congress, seminar or event organizations offering a comprehensive facility with four exhibition halls, four seminar halls, five meeting rooms, an open exhibition area, a theater, exhibition square and street, a parking lot, and cafe and restaurant areas.
Fuarizmir in Numbers:
- 4 halls with technical infrastructure reinforced with state-of-the-art equipment
- 000 sqm. total area
- 400 sqm. open and closed exhibition area
- 600 sqm. foyer area
- 000 sqm. (with a capacity for 2.500 vehicles) parking lot
- Cafes and restaurants spread on 16.000 sqm. area
- 4 seminar rooms
Fuarizmir continues to increase its brand value in the international arena by combining the know-how, skills, and experience of Izmir, renowned as the “City of Exhibitions,” with the friendship of the people of Izmir.