Turkey will participate as the partner country in ISH 2017, the world’s leading fair for innovative bathroom design, energy efficient heating and air-conditioning technology and renewable energies. The Press Launching Conference on this subject was held on 19 October 2016 inIstanbul. Developments and innovations in bathroom equipment, building, energy, air-conditioning and renewable energy technologies were explained at ISH 2017 - Partner Country Turkey press conference held on 19.10.2016, which was hosted by Messe Frankfurt Istanbul and HVAC-R Industry Exporters' Association of Turkey (İSİB). The Economy Ministry Deputy Undersecretary Mr. V. Tarık SÖNMEZ, Messe Frankfurt CEO Mr. Wolfgang Marzin, İSİB Chairman Mr. Zeki Poyraz, DEİK and DOSİDER Chairman Mr. Ömer Cihad VARDAN, and Presidents of the Federation of German Heating Industry (BDH), Association of Air Conditioning and Ventilation in Buildings (FGK), Association of The German Sanitation Industry (VDS) and The German Sanitation, Heating and Air Conditioning Association (ZVSHK) attended the conference as speakers.
The Economy Ministry Deputy Undersecretary Mr. V. Tarık SÖNMEZ said that İSİB had been carrying out important activities for the promotion of the sector since its establishment, and that they, as the Economy Ministry, supported Turkey’s being the partner country at the fair. İSİB Chairman Mr. Zeki Poyraz said that Turkish HVAC-R sector was confidently selling its products to 185 countries at present, that they offered quality products at advantageous prices worldwide, that İSİB organized worldwide trade missions, national participation organizations and procurement committees, and that every year saw increased participation from Turkey in ISH Frankfurt, the most important fair of the sector in the Europe, with the number of participants expected to increase from 104 in the year 2016 to 120 at the forthcoming fair with the additional influence of the partner country concept.
DEİK Chairman Mr. Ömer Cihad VARDAN drew attention to the importance of our country being the partner country, emphasizing that the aim in such fairs was not only to market products, but also to see new technologies, and that it was important to establish cooperation with the firms using them as well.
Mr. Wessmann, President of Association of The German Sanitation Industry (VDS), said that ISH organized fairs for heating in the northern countries and for water use in the southern countries, and responded to a question about organization of an ISH fair in Turkey as: “Why not ?”