Strategic sectors united their powers
A great step was taken towards the country’s 2023 vision

An important collaboration was undertaken between the machinery manufacturing and machine tools industries, the most crucial sectors for the realization of Turkey’s 2023 vision, which requires that the volume of exports rises to 500 billion dollars and per capita income is increased to 25 thousand dollars so that Turkey can become one of the 10 largest economies of the world. As a result of their first-time cooperation, the Machine Tools Industrialists and Businessmen’s Association (TIAD) and Association of Machinery Manufacturers (MIB) are jointly organizing the MAKTEK Eurasia 2020 Fair, the largest gathering platform for the machinery industry in Eurasia. The fair will take place on September 29 – October 4, 2020 at the TÜYAP Fair and Congress Center.
Having the power to directly influence industrialization and the competitive power of many sectors through technological development, the national professional organizations of manufacturers of machine tools, which are the main production tool of the machinery and manufacturing industries, entered into an important collaboration for the first time in their history and took a crucial step towards Turkey's vision for 2023. Organized for the fifth time on 2020, the MAKTEK Eurasia 2020 Fair will take place on September 29 – October 4, 2020 at the TÜYAP Fair and Congress Center in Büyükçekmece. The fair will be a significant stage in the development of the coordination and innovative collaborations between these strategic sectors.

  • Foreign visitors increase by 52 percent compared to 2016
  • Number of visiting countries increases by 46 percent compared to 2016

Held at the Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Center between October 2 and 7 in partnership with the Machine Tools Industrialists and Businessmen Association of Turkey (TİAD) and the Association of Turkish Machine Manufacturers (MİB) with the support of Republic of Turkey Ministry of Industry and Technology, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Trade, and KOSGEB, the MAKTEK Eurasia Fair went beyond expectations. Number of visiting countries increased by 46% compared to 2016, with 56,526 industry professionals visiting the event to the satisfaction of exhibitors. The Fair also hosted the "Meeting of Women in Industry" and the "MAKTEK Golden Compass 1st National CNC Tooling Lathe Design Contest" to bring a fresh perspective on the industry.
MAKTEK Eurasia 2018, the "Fair of Machines that Build Machines", was a hub of activity for stakeholders all across the industry between October 2 and 7. Showcasing the latest technologies that will shape the future of automotive, aviation, defense, maritime, and construction, the fair was visited by 56,526 industry professionals.
The fair attracted 52% more foreign visitors compared to 2016, proving its position as a center of attraction in Turkey and the region. The number of visiting countries increased by 46% in comparison to 2016, showing MAKTEK's sustainability as a landmark event, and providing great business opportunities for 56,526 industry professionals visiting the fair.
Among the events hosted by MAKTEK to introduce a fresh perspective to the industry was the "Meeting of Women in Industry" on Wednesday, October 3.  Speakers GE Turkey Board of Directors Chair and General Manager Canan Özsoy, Hürriyet Columnist Elif Ergu Demiral, Seger Korna General Manager Tülin Tezer, Nestlé Professional Turkey General Manager Arzu Alibaz ve Dirinler Machine Inc. Board of Directors Member Nihan Dirin discussed issues such as the role of women in industrial companies, the women issue in Turkey, and being an executive in an industrial company.  The highlight of the fair was the MAKTEK Golden Compass 1st National CNC Tooling Lathe Design Contest held in association with TİAD and the Tezmaksan Training Hub Society to help train qualified technical personnel needed by the industry.  The contest chose the best ideas by young minds to turn into reality, helping to encourage the youth and advance school-industry partnership.