The Eurasia region's biggest industrial fair, which brought together over 1,300 firms, began in Istanbul on Thursday.
Within the scope of the 4-day WIN EURASIA, experts, academics and sector representatives will speak at different sessions on digital transformation, factories, Industry 4.0 and technology.
Firms, from many sectors such as steel plate processing, metal forming technologies, automation services, electrical and electronic equipment, and hydraulic and pneumatic services, are joining the expo, which is organized under the theme of "360 Degree Manufacturing Industry".
The 26th edition of WIN EURASIA is organized by German company Deutsche Messe’s subsidiary Hannover Fairs Turkey with the support of Turkey's Industry and Technology Ministry, and Trade Ministry.
Alexander Kuhnel, general manager of Hannover Fairs Turkey, said the expo will take the Turkish industry to the future with new applications and latest services and products.
"In collaboration with domestic firms, we will be developing new partnerships focusing on export for the Turkish manufacturing industry," he noted.
Wolfgang Lenarz, a member of the board of Deutsche Messe, stressed that with its strong economy and strategic importance also in the Eurasia region, Turkey has been continuing to grow with both its own natural resources, as well as its direct foreign investments.
"While the stake of industrial products of advanced technology is increasing within the Turkish economy, foreigners’ interest in Turkish products that are of international quality is also on the rise," he added.
Mehmet Fatih Kacir, Turkish deputy industry and technology minister, said Turkey can move to top 10 developed countries by developing and selling technology.
"We have over 200 universities, more than 80 technology development centers, some 1,400 research and development (RD) centers, and over 150,000 RD personnel," he underlined.
The expo at the Tuyap Fair and Exhibition Center will remain opened for visitors until Sunday.