A First in Turkey

Founded on 28th June, 1979 in Istanbul, Tüyap, whose main field of activity is the organization of exhibitions and fairs in Turkey and abroad, organized its very first events at the "Istanbul Sports and Exhibition Hall" (today "Istanbul Lütfi Kırdar International Convention and Exhibition Center") and the "Etap Marmara Hotel" (today "The Marmara Taksim Hotel") in Taksim, Istanbul. Due to rapid increase in the number of the projects, Tüyap decided to focus on trade fairs and opened the "Tüyap Istanbul Exhibition Palace" on 30th March, 1987 in Tepebaşı/Istanbul, thus continuing its expansion. In 1996, "Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Center" was opened; a convention center with a modern infrastructure complying with international standards, an indispensable feature of a modern city.

With recent investments in 2010, Tüyap added three new halls to the "Fair Convention and Congress Center" in Beylikdüzü, expanding its indoor exhibition space to 120.000 sqm and outdoor exhibition space to 25.000 sqm. With its 14 separate halls, the "Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Center" is the largest and the only privately owned exhibition center in Turkey.

The expansion process took place not only in Istanbul but also in other trade centers in Anatolia, especially after 2000. Tüyap went on to open exhibition centers in Bursa, Konya, Adana, Samsun and lastly Eskişehir.

Young and Experienced

Tüyap remains young; for it thinks globally and presents effective solutions thanks to its flexible business capabilities. It produces continuously to arrive at better solutions. It makes difference by its ability to act swiftly. Tüyap never loses its professional excitement or energy. Every step taken by Tüyap is closely watched by the world.

Tüyap is experienced; for it brings together its rich experience with millions of people, in Turkey as well as in various significant trade centers. With its outstanding sense of quality it manages time efficiently, reflects its vast knowledge to all its services.

It has offices in Turkey in the cities of Adana, Ankara, Bursa, Eskişehir, İzmir, İstanbul, Kayseri, Konya, Samsun and offices abroad in the cities of Moscow, Sofia, Tehran, Tbilisi, Cairo, Amman, and Skopje, as well as a network of representatives in 24 different countries.

Global and Pioneer

Tüyap is global; for it has proven its global quality through the wide range of services it offers to its global customers across seven continents.

Tüyap is pioneer; for it is an important trademark that has introduced Turkey and its nearby regions to professional fair organization. It is certainly no coincidence that Tüyap is the first trademark that comes to minds of millions of professionals for fair organizations.

Tüyap attaches great importance to cooperation with the local and the international trade associations. Accordingly, it is a member of the ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association), ICC (International Chamber of Commerce), UFI (The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry), as well as IAF (International Apparel Federation), that endorses high-quality trade exhibitions to appear in international schedules. Apart from these memberships, Tüyap is also supported by COPE (Confederation of Organizers of Packaging Exhibitions), EUMABOIS (European Federation of Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers) and OICA (International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers).

Tüyap also played an essential role in the founding of the "Turkish Fair Organizers Association", the most important organization of the fair organization industry in Turkey, and is currently holding its presidency.