Together with ISH’s conceptual partners we are glad to welcome Turkey to participate as the Partner Country at ISH 2017. With this decision we sought to recognise the increasing contribution that Turkey is now making to ISH and, at the same time, offer the Turkish sanitation and heating sector an international platform. The commitment of Turkish exhibitors and visitors to ISH, the world’s leading trade fair for the combination of water and energy, has been growing over a number of years, now. In terms of overall exhibition space, the country is already the third largest nation after Germany and Italy, and more and more Turkish visitors now attend ISH: between 2013 and 2015, their number increased by some 44 percent. This can be seen as impressive proof of the dynamism that exists in the country’s sanitation, heating and air-conditioning sectors, which are responsible for five percent of all Turkish exports. Turkey is an important economic region with a strong domestic market. The economic ties with Germany are traditionally strong – Germany is by far the biggest foreign direct investor in Turkey – as is trade with the EU. Messe Frankfurt has been represented by its own subsidiary in Turkey since 2000. At present, our Turkish colleagues are organising four events there at the same time as providing assistance for Turkish exhibitors and visitors on behalf of Messe Frankfurt in Germany and around the world.
I am delighted that 140 Turkish companies are making presentations at this year’s ISH – 34 percent more than at the last event. In addition to the innovations shown by Turkish manufacturers, the country is also represented by the Partner Country presentation in Galleria 0 – an event to really look forward to.
I would like to thank our Turkish partners, the ISIB heating and air-conditioning technology association, the Turkish Ceramics association and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, for the good working relationship
CEO Messe Frankfurt
Throughout the fair, Turkish snacks and beverages will be offered at the Partner Country stand. A marbled paper artist from Turkey will work at the stand daily and visitors will be able to take his works of art home with them.
ISIB, the Turkish sanitation, heating and air-conditioning export union, will have a stand in Hall 11.1 (D 0.3).
The foyer of Hall 4.1 will be the setting for a presentation by the Turkish Ceramics Association with beverages and Turkish specialities. It will also be a meeting place for journalists and have a special area for business meetings.