Venue: Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Centre
Weatherhaven RCS formed part of the Canvas and Tent exhibition and the South African pavilion at the eleventh International Defence Industry Fair (IDEF), which saw 794 exhibitors and sector professionals from 52 countries gathering to showcase their products.
The fair was held under the auspices and support of the Ministry of National Defence in response to the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation (TAFF). It played host to 255 national and 539 foreign exhibitors while attracting considerable attention from national and foreign qualified visitors. IDEF hosted 105 delegates and two international institutions. 529 members from 81 countries were in attendance, of which 22 were ministers, four deputy ministers, five deputy chiefs of general staff, six force commanders and eight undersecretaries. The hub of information surrounding the event was astounding. The fair once again proved to be successful, realising the potential for the defence industry to market itself on an international platform.