İzmir Enternasyonal Fuarı
History

1923: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk opened the 1st Economy Congress in the Building of Hamparsomyan and this congress constituted the basis of fairs in İzmir.
 
1927: The Economy Congress changed its name as 9th of September and hosted its domestic and foreign visitors in Mithatpaşa Art Institute.
 
1936: Kültürpark devastated in the Big Fire of İzmir was transformed to a national meeting area in consequence of the big efforts of Behçet Uz and opened with İzmir Fair.
 
1937: The parachute Tower was opened in Kültürpark to promote the interest of young people to aviation.
 
1942: It was the time of sanctuaries and black out nights because of the 2nd World War. Kültürpark entertainments were organized in order to compansate the absence of İzmir Fair in these dark era.
 
1947: İzmir Fair became a member of Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI).
 
1964: The miniature train began to travel within Kültürpark for the first time in the 33rd Izmir fair.
 
1968: UFI Congress was held in Izmir.
 
1971: New products of the time were exhibited in İzmir Fair and thousands of visitors met with escalator for the first time in the fair.
 
1973: USA, brought stone from moon to İzmir Fair. Space Race was held in the pavilions of the two big front of the cold war "US and USSR"
 
1989: The first draw of numeric lotto was performed in 58th İzmir Fair.
 
1990: İZFAŞ was established in order to make İzmir a city of fairs.
 
1992: France became the first Guest of Honor Country of İEF.
 
2004: İEF was shortened to 10 days.
 
2005: The first Guest Province of Honor İEF was Mardin.
 
2011: The First Partner Country of  IEF was Austria.
 
2016: Main theme of Izmir International Fair was determined as "innovation". İEF gained a new dimension with this theme.

2017: With the main theme of Innovation - Energy, Muğla as the Guest City of Honor, and Russia as the Partner Country; Izmir International Fair maintains its rising trend