Building, Construction Materials and Technologies Fair, which is the largest in the world and the top 5 in the sector in the broad region covering the Balkans, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Middle East and North Africa, has been visited by 68,738 visitors in its 42nd year.
553 companies from 12 countries participated in the 42nd Building Fair – Turkeybuild Istanbul that was organized by YEM Fair Organization Company, which is part of ITE Turkey at Tüyap Congress and Exhibition Center on 18-22 June 2019. Last year, the Yapı – Turkeybuild Istanbul had hosted over 1,000 exhibitors and 85,923 visitors from 17 countries.
Sectors in the Fair
Many domestic and foreign companies participated in the fair where many innovative products and services such as construction machines, hardware and hand tools, structural steel, prefabricated structures, building systems, interior and decoration, wall and floor coverings, bathroom – kitchen equipment, doors and accessories, electricity, lighting, automation, insulation , construction chemicals, paint, roof, joinery (door – window), facade, automatic door – transition systems, shading, rough construction, installation, elevator, landscaping and software services, were displayed,
Over 240 Purchasers
As every year, the fair has hosted more than 240 foreign purchasers from countries such as Algeria, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Germany, Iraq, Morocco, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Nigeria and India. With the Matchmaking System (ITE Connect), all participants and recipients held more than 1,200 meetings this year, communicating quickly and effectively via smart phone and internet application free of charge, and had the opportunity to sign new collaborations.
Fair full of events
In order to support sector professionals and contribute to the sector, the fair also hosted rich content business programs, including over 30 events and over 90 national and international expert speakers for five days. At the fair, which was full of activities, the agenda of the construction and building sector was discussed on the topics of innovative construction technologies, worker robots, contemporary building materials, innovative ways of doing business and new urban transformation opportunities.
“We will continue to Support the Sector ”
ITE EMEA Regional Director Kemal Ülgen, who stated that Yapı-Turkeybuild Istanbul has been mirroring the construction and building materials sector of our country as an international platform for 42 years, said: “In 2019, export seems to be an important way out for the construction sector. Exports of construction materials are expected to increase by 7-8% and reach $ 23 billion. Opportunities are expected to be improved in export markets for all sub-sector groups. In the domestic market, unlike other years, two more developments are among the expectations. One of them is the acceleration of the renewal market with the decrease in demand for new construction works, and the other is the increase in the supply from the domestic market due to the exchange rate limitation on imports. As Yapı-Turkeybuild Istanbul, we will continue to support the increasing value of the construction and building sectors”.
* The 43rd Building Fair-Turkeybuild Istanbul will be held in April 18-22 next year.Natural stone companies that participated to the fair:
- Alimoğlu Mining
- Han Zemin Building Market Architecture
- Kuşgölü Marble Mining
- Lion Stone Art Mining
- Mehmet Yıldız Marble Trading
- Tumas Marble Industry
- Çapra Construction Materials (Border-Floor Covering)
- Demirtaş Mineral Marble
- Digalpa Chemicals
- Mkm Natural Stone Marble
- Ravini Marble
- Zirve Natural Stone
- Efendioglu Marble
- Pangolin Stone (Stone-Brick)
- Nar Granit