İzmir, a port city where commercial relations have been intense throughout its history, also hosted the first fair of the country's history. The "Sample Exhibition" held during the İzmir Economics Congress was later renamed the "September 9 Exhibition" and these exhibitions were accepted as the beginning of the İzmir International Fair.

As a result of the success of the İzmir International Fair held in Kültürpark, founded by Dr. Behçet Uz, over the years and the developments in the Turkish economy, under the leadership of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey, Aegean Region Chamber of Industry, Aegean Exporters Association, İzmir Chamber of Commerce, In partnership with the İzmir Commodity Exchange, on February 7, 1990, İzmir Fair Services Culture and Art Works Trade. Inc. (İZFAŞ) was established.

İZFAŞ continues to revive the country's trade and increase international interaction with the fairs it organizes every year. İZFAŞ, which started its activities in order to carry the developments in the world fair organization within the borders of the country, contributes to the development of fair organization as a public company that has adopted success as a principle with its leading role in the sector. While İZFAŞ is hosting Turkey's first international fair, the İzmir International Fair, in Kültürpark, Fuarİzmir, Turkey's largest fairground, offers the specialized fairs in the sector to the participation and visit of the sector professionals at the top of world and European fairs such as "Marble İzmir" and "IF Wedding Fashion İzmir".

İZFAŞ, which took the steps of virtual fair organization in order to get out of the restrictive environment of the new order created by the pandemic in 2021, once again proved its pioneering role and innovative vision in fair organization by providing a new experience to sector professionals with the "Turkey's Virtual Fair Area Digital İzmir Fair" platform, which it created with its own infrastructure.

In addition, İZFAŞ, proving that it has a say in world fairs with its membership to UFI (International Fair Industry Association), continues to increase its brand value in the international arena by hosting new fairs and world-renowned organizations such as UCLG Culture Summit and Terra Madre.