The preparations for the Izmir International Fair, which will be held for the 90th time this year, continue. The fair, which will open its doors on September 3, will continue until Sunday, September 90 with the themes of “We Celebrate Together for 12 Years” and “We Are Building the Future Together in Izmir”. Expressing that they are proud to host this important event, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer said, “We, the people of this country, have been here for 90 years, no matter where we are in Turkey, we celebrate together. We are building the future together in Izmir," he said.
Izmir International Fair, one of the pioneering steps of the Republic of Turkey's economic and cultural development move, is getting ready to meet the world once again. The fair will be organized by İZFAŞ, hosted by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality for the 90th time this year. The main sponsor of the fair, which will be open from 3 to 12 September, was Folkart, and the event sponsor was Migros. At the Izmir International Fair, where health measures will be at a high level due to the pandemic, the themes were determined as "We Celebrate Together for 90 Years" and "We Are Building the Future Together in Izmir". Izmir Business Days, one of the most important meetings of international trade, will bring the business world together online for the seventh time this year. An important meeting with the fair will also be held in İzmir. The fourth of the United Cities and Local Governments Organization (UCLG) Culture Summit will be held in İzmir simultaneously with the fair. Cultural representatives from all over the world will meet in İzmir on 9-11 September within the scope of the summit to share their experiences on cultural policies.
Soyer: “We are building the future together in İzmir
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer said, “Izmir International Fair is not just a fair, it is the carrier of a great legacy whose idea was laid at the Izmir Economy Congress. While Izmir International Fair was moving around the world during the Second World War, it opened its doors even in 1943 and brought together the countries that were at war with each other. During the Cold War years, it hosted the USA on the one hand and the red star at Kültürpark on the other. Izmir residents and guests visiting our fair saw the capsule that landed Neil Armstrong on the Moon and the rock piece brought from the Moon for the first time at the Fair. The expo was the place where the cosmonaut suit was exhibited for the first time under the photograph of Gagarin, who was the first to go into space. We got to know jeans and escalators for the first time at the Fair. The first National Lottery was drawn in 1940, the first digital lottery was drawn in 1989 at the Fair. We had the chance to see Zeki Müren, the art sun of our country, and many more valuable artists at the Fair for the first time. Every year, we won the love of theater at the Fair with the plays of master actors such as Nejat Uygur. İzmir International Fair became a place where innovations were exhibited, families stole one day from the dead, love blossomed and indescribable emotions were experienced. Every İzmir citizen runs to Kültürpark with a childlike excitement during the fair. Therefore, İzmir means Fair and Fair means İzmir. We, the people of this country, have been here for 90 years, wherever we are in Turkey, we celebrate together. We are building the future together in Izmir," he said.
It will appeal to all ages
90th Izmir International Fair; will be the center of technology, commerce, culture, art and entertainment. Within the scope of the 10-day fair, activities that will appeal to all age groups will be held. Concerts with famous artists, 20th Cinema Here Festival, Book Street and Face to Face SohbetExciting and entertaining playgrounds for children, ziplines, quiz shows, and stages of cultural events will be presented to the guests. The sports field, which will be established for the first time with the participation of sports clubs and famous athletes from Izmir, will increase the enthusiasm at the fair. A different excitement will be experienced for the first time with the sailing, canoe and operated yacht races on the lake. IEF 90th Anniversary Exhibition, which tells the history of Izmir International Fair, will also take visitors to the past. The Next Game Startup Entrepreneurship Competition, which aims to enable young entrepreneurs who want to take part in the game industry to establish successful game startups and lead them to open up to the world by bringing them to the professional world, will conclude on September 12 within the scope of the Fair. The 10 teams that made it to the finals will compete to be ranked by making their presentations. Console tournaments, seminars and various events will be held within the scope of Next Game Startup and Game Entrepreneurship events.
90. Activities at IEF; It will be organized with the scope of TSE safe service certificate in accordance with pandemic conditions. Visitor entrances will be masked, taking the HEPP code and controlled according to the density of the area. The fair will be held in line with the rules of the World Health Organization, TR Ministry of Health and TOBB. Entrance fees for the Fair, where entrance and exit can be made from all doors of Kültürpark, were determined as 5 TL and 3,5 TL for students this year.
The fourth of the United Cities and Local Governments Organization (UCLG) Culture Summit will be held in İzmir. Cultural representatives from all over the world will meet in Izmir as part of the summit to share their experiences on cultural policies. The summit, which will be held with the theme of “Culture: Building Our Future”, will focus on the role of culture and communities in the future of the post-pandemic period. Mayors and local leaders, academics, activists, non-governmental organizations, cultural networks and stakeholders involved in global studies on the culture-development relationship will come together in Izmir to discuss the place of cultural policies in sustainable development. The summit's program, which will give messages on the role of culture in development, will consist of the foundation of culture as an integral part of sustainable cities and communities. It is expected that approximately 500 participants will come together with online participation at the UCLG Culture Summit, which will consist of approximately 500 people and will be held as a hybrid.
International Izmir Business Days will be online
Izmir Business Days, one of the most important meetings of international trade, will be held online this year with the participation of all stakeholder institutions in Izmir. The topics of the International Izmir Business Days, in which nearly 6 speakers from nearly 100 countries and more than 100 participants took part in 500 years, are shaped every year according to the course of the world agenda. This year, the issue of climate and awareness about it will be on the agenda. The main theme of the 2th Izmir Business Days, which will be held on September 3-7, will be the subject of "Circular Economy and Green Reconciliation on the Axis of Trade and Logistics", without shifting from the focus of trade and logistics.