The İzmir International Fair, which has left its mark on the lives of İzmir and the people of İzmir, is getting ready to open its doors for the 91st time.
The İzmir International Fair, the address of firsts and entertainment, will also host Terra Madre, the world's largest gastronomy fair. “Terra Madre Anatolia” will bring the fertility of Anatolia to the world.
What is Terra Madre?
Terra Madre (Mother Earth), which has been held in Turin, Italy since 1986, is an organization developed to support the good, clean and fair production and sharing of the products offered to us by mother earth. Under the leadership of Slow Food, Terra Madre, which covers 160 countries to support small-scale producers, will be held in a special area to be created from the entrance of Kültürpark Lausanne Gate during the İzmir International Fair this year.
Not only fair lovers will attend the organization, which will become the focus of attention of all visitors with different events and workshop areas where different tastes from world cuisines will be presented. Local producers, farmers, shepherds, fishermen, economists, intellectuals, ecologists, anthropologists, writers, philosophers, cooks, producers' unions and cooperative representatives from Türkiye and around the world will also attend Terra Madre Anatolia. With the vision of "Another Agriculture is Possible", alternative ways that can be used to get one step closer to the goal of achieving healthy, good, fair and clean food spreading from İzmir will be discussed. With Terra Madre Anatolia, producers will have the opportunity to come together and talk about their problems, while consumers will have the opportunity to discover the farmer, fisherman and producer behind the products. There will be many panels and workshops on access to good, clean, healthy food and agriculture. While the changing food systems will be handled holistically, the flavors of the world will be brought together with the flavors of İzmir and the world. Visitors will come together at İzmir's polyphonic, multi-colored and multi-breath fertility table to make life permanent.
What will happen at the İzmir International Fair?
The Fair, which will open its doors for the 91st time, will welcome visitors with activities that appeal to all age groups of technology, trade, culture, art and entertainment. Concerts where famous artists will take the stage, different events where everyone will get a special taste will meet the visitors in the most rooted cultural heritage of İzmir and Türkiye. İzmir International Fair, which hosts different cultures every year and takes everyone who breathes its air to a time travel between the past and the future, Grass Concerts, Mogambo Nights, Rock & Rap Stage, Open Air Theater events, Cinema Here Festival Gastronomy Themed Film Screenings, Terra Madre Anatolia. It aims to provide its visitors with enjoyable, fun and art-filled days with Flavor Hunts, Children's Stage, Children's Area, Adventure Park, Game and Technology Area, Knowledge Competition, Zipline Track, exhibitions, sports events and traveling activities.
Sponsors are Folkart and Migros at the 91st IEF
İzmir International Fair, which will be held for the 91st time, will be organized by İZFAŞ, hosted by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality. The Main Sponsor of the Fair, which will be held from 2 – 11 September 2022, is Folkart, and the Event Sponsor is Migros. Entrance fees for the fair were determined as 8 TL for students and 3.50 TL for students. Entry and exits can be made from all gates of Kültürpark and Fair events will be held between 16.00 - 23.00.
Global trade in the global world, at İzmir Business Days
Within the scope of İzmir International Fair, the 8th of İzmir Business Days, one of the most important organizations organized under the auspices of the Turkish Ministry of Commerce, will be held online on September 1 - 2, 2022. With the organization that is an "international trade platform" for Türkiye, many commercial agreements were signed with business meetings between delegations and ministerial level, İzmir International Fair opens new trade doors to the participants by fulfilling its commercial mission of nearly 100 years. In the commercial meetings where international investment opportunities and new business ideas will be evaluated, it is aimed to strengthen new cooperations, new initiatives and international commercial activities.
League of Legends Türkiye Grand Final 2022 at Kültürpark
İzmir International Fair, which invests in informatics and entrepreneurship and organizes many events in this context, will again host important events of the gaming world this year. The Turkish Grand Final 2022, where the best League of Legends team of the year will be determined, will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at the 91st İzmir International Fair. The Turkish Grand Final will meet with fans in a city other than İstanbul for the first time, and a special League of Legends 10th anniversary festival will be held at Kültürpark on September 9 and 10.
Game Start-up competition final at the Fair
İzmir International Fair will also host the Next Game Startup Entrepreneurship Competition, which enables young entrepreneurs who want to take part in the game industry to establish successful game start-ups and aims to lead them to open up to the world by professionalizing them. The 10 teams that made it to the finals in the competition will compete for the place by making their presentations. The leaders of the industry in the field of games and entrepreneurship will come together with the Next Game Startup Competition and Game Entrepreneurship seminars. Game developers will have the chance to introduce their projects to the whole of Türkiye by meeting not only with game lovers, but also with valuable jury members and mentors. With the final of the competition that will take place on September 11, 2022, the top three will win prizes. In addition, various events will be held with the award-winning Intel&Vatan Bilgisayar Game Jam and console tournaments.