Turkey's biggest int'l fair opened in Izmir

A total of 1,043 firms, including 252 foreigners, will take part in this year's festival and display their goods in the sectors such as alternative energy, organic foodstuff, furniture, automotive, agricultural machinery, yacht building, publishing, elect

Turkey's biggest int'l fair opened in Izmir
The 77th Izmir International Fair will be opened on Friday evening.

Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Deniz Baykal, Industry & Trade Minister Zafer Caglayan, Democratic Left Party (DSP) leaden Zeki Sezer and representatives of a number of countries such as Palestine, Chad, Bangladesh, Senegal, Sudan, Lithuania, Albania, Mongolia, Iraq, Pakistan and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) will attend the opening.

A total of 1,043 firms, including 252 foreigners, will take part in this year's festival and display their goods in the sectors such as alternative energy, organic foodstuff, furniture, automotive, agricultural machinery, yacht building, publishing, electronics, computer, health and tourism.

This year's theme is "Global warming and climate change".

Namibia, Ethiopia and Porto Rico will attend the tradeshow for the first time.

This year's honorary guest will be Cuba. A number of Cuban firms operating in health sector will take part in the fair. "Cuban Business Day" on August 25th will enable Turkish businessmen to meet with their Cuban counterparts.

Besides health-related products, Cuba will also be introduced with its famous Habanos cigars and Havana Club rums.

Cuba is one of the countries selling vaccines most. Turkey purchases vaccines, especially hepatitis-B vaccines, from Cuba. Recently, Turkey-Cuba trade volume increased to 1.2 billion USD.

Izmir International Fair is the oldest tradeshow in Turkey. The fair are held in the compound of Izmir's vast inner city park named Kulturpark.

The fair will remain open till August 31st.

Nearly 1.5 million people are expected to visit the fair.

AA
Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Ağustos 2008, 18:52
YORUM EKLE