I n mid June European fair experts met for the open UFI seminar in Istanbul 176 at tendees from 34 countries convened shared opinions and navigated the Bosporus from Europe to Asia This meeting showed how Turkey s importance in the inter national trade fair industry has grown says Bekir Cakici As a bridge between east and west Istanbul is increasingly in the spotlight thanks to its location and venues observes the General Manager of the Turkish exhibition organiser HKF Fuarcilik HKF Trade Fairs His company acted as a Silver Sponsor at this year s UFI Seminar The year 2015 has been very busy for HKF so far in other areas as well Our fairs have grown both in terms of exhibitors and visitors says a happy Bekir Cakici In Febru ary the organiser already celebrated a suc cessful premiere Taxiworld Turkey It featured exhibitors offering many products for the growing transportation industry from mo bile apps for fast and safe taxi calls to vehicle accessories of all kinds Taxiworld Turkey will take place again from 4 to 6 February 2016 Simultaneously another fair will then be launched The new industry event Drinkteg Istanbul is dedicated to the production pro cessing bottling and packaging of drinks In 2016 HKF can already look forward to a well filled agenda including among other events the biannual Busworld Turkey We are constantly investing in our existing events reports Bekir Cakici Above all we want to increase the number of foreign pro fessionals As a result exhibitors have re cently observed a surge in visitor quality Turkey is a key market for Eastern Europe North Africa the Middle East Central Asia and Russia says Cakici On the one hand the geostrategic location means a huge future potential on the other the country shares a border with neighbours who are struggling with political and economic prob lems Turkey s economy has also proved to be sensitive to develop ments on the world market Nevertheless we are posting slow but stable growth that is re flected by the trade fair busi ness analyses Bekir Cakici The fair organiser observes that many ex hibitors are expanding their booths which re quires flexible solutions In June HKF staged VIV Turkey the fair for poultry production and processing Due to growing demand for larger stand spaces and the interest of new exhibitors we were unable to meet the needs of all companies at Istanbul Expo Centre says Bekir Cakici Therefore we set up a temporary hall outdoors www hkftrade fairs com PB 45TradeFairs Internation al 5 2015 INTERNATIONAL TURKEY Istanbul increasingly in the spotlight The Turkish organiser HKF finds itself in an excellent po sition Existing fairs are grow ing and new events are being added Unsere Messen sind gewachsen freut sich Bekir Cakici Our fairs have grown says a deligh ted Bekir Cakici Ph ot o H KF

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