Courtesy: MSI Turkish Defence Review
High Tech Port by MÜSİAD, the concept market development project of Turkey being organized since 2014 with the support of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, Presidency of Defence Industries, will open its doors this year in Pakistan with the energy it gains from its new name: Defence Port Turkey.
As a result of a great effort and following up the habits of the representatives of the industry and the industry itself, Defence Port Turkey will be the niche and target-oriented showcase of Turkish defence industry and will be held between 29-31 October 2019 in Karachi Expo Centre. Defence Port Turkey will be hosted by the Defence Export Promotion Organization (DEPO) of Pakistan and will contribute to add new collaborations to the existing ones with the participation of the region’s other friendly and sister companies as well. The Event will be jointly organised by Capital Exhibition, Turkey and Badar Expo Solutions from Pakistan.
The Defence Port Turkey, previously known as High-Tech Port by Musiad, is an exhibition that brings together the leading organizations producing advanced technology in land, sea and air defence systems and high-level military delegations from several countries. The objective of this exhibition is to:
- Ensure interaction between the military & civilian delegations in the defence and aviation sector.
- Develop commercial relations and investments.
- Ensure coordination and latest development in the defence sector.
- Bring together the decision-making mechanisms and opinion leaders of the sector.
The first edition of Defence Port Turkey project was held on 26-30 November 2014 in Istanbul. It was organized under the patronage and participation of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Turkey and hosted 7,250 international business people from 123 countries with 51 Presidents and Ministers. The second project was held between 6-8 October 2015, in Doha, the capital of Qatar, with the participation of 67 valuable companies of the Turkish defence industry. Turkish business community met with Qatari counterparts and business people to discuss trade relations on defence and aviation industries. With more than 600 registered business meetings, a business contingence with a total value of $500 million was provided. The basis of many agreements signed today in Qatar was laid during this project.
On 9-12 November 2016, the 3rd Defence Port Turkey, which was organized concurrently with MÜSİAD EXPO in Istanbul, was visited by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, along with 95 Ministers and military delegations from 32 countries. 750 business interviews were held and in total 72 thousand visitors were proudly welcomed.
Defence Port Turkey, which is an important business development platform for Turkish defence industry, took place at CNR Expo Center on 21-24 November 2018, again simultaneously with MÜSİAD EXPO with its fourth edition. The exhibition, which was organized with the theme of “National Breakthrough” hosted 7,000 foreign business people from 124 countries, over 100 Ministers and Foreign Mission Representatives. The 4th Defence Port Turkey, which is realized with the participation of 45 leading companies producing advanced technology in land, naval, air and cyber defence systems of Turkish defence industry, has welcomed high-level protocol representatives and military delegations from Belarussia, United Arab Emirates, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Morocco, Georgia, Kuwait, Northern Cyprus, Libya, Macedonia, Romania, Sudan, Ukraine and Yemen.
The 5th Defence Port Turkey which will be held in Pakistan, one the most important partners of Turkey in defence industry, will proceed to work for the niche and target-oriented business development of Turkish Companies and will proceed to contribute to increase the current and potential business volume, not limited to Pakistan, but also the other countries which also participate to the project.
With the auspices of DEPO Pakistan more Defence Companies from Public sector will also be taking part in the exhibition and may look forward for mutual business development and knowledge sharing with Turk companies.