41TradeFairs Internation al 5 2015 INTERNATIONAL 9478 plants and 1545 trees have been plant ed for the landscaping of the complex 4700 sq m ready grasses have been turfed in the field The Mayor of Izmir Aziz Kocaoglu stat ed that Izmir s fair sector is a major figure in Turkey s window to the world and creates opportunities for economic growth and to bring together Turkish people with many products The mayor said that Izmir is the place where the fair sector will leap to a new era Last year Izmir created resources over a billion Turkish Lira for the fair and congress sector from local and abroad As a result of opening the new fuarizmir complex these fig ures will increase in 2015 another step to realize the goal of making Izmir a city of Fairs and Exhibitions which has been or dered by Turkey s Founder Atatürk Izmir In Many reasons to invest in Izmir Dynamic and well educated population 16 000 graduates per annum from 9 universities Proximity to foreign and domestic markets High level of living standards Social and cultural facilities Education and health services Peculiar housing alternatives at affordable prices good quality living Advanced urban transportation infrastructure Proximity to the touristic attraction areas 4 season tourism religious archeological gastronomic health MICE Beautiful natural environment Access to a high quality workforce A highly developed infrastructure Low labour rates Access to raw materials The second largest commercial centre in Turkey A significant industrial base realizing 9 3 of Turkey s total industrial production 9 7 of the total employment of Turkey More than 4 000 export companies 4 2 of the total imports and 5 8 of the total exports of Turkey Has high potential in motor vehicles chemicals industrial machinery equipment food beverage production renewable energy tourism automotive OEM information communications technology Has 1739 international companies The traditional export items of İzmir are agro industry products machinery and mechanical appliances automotive components iron and steel tobacco foodstuffs and textile A worldwide reputation for its local products such as cotton figs grapes tobacco olives and superior quality olive oil Geographical position close to the markets of the European Union and those of the Near and Middle East as well as having Turkey s 2nd largest seaport Izmir Alsancak Port ternational Fair has been started to be organ ised during the Economics Congress on 17th of February 1923 under the guidance of Atatürk www izfas com tr en anasayfa

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