Turkiye’s 17th Expomaritt Shipping Exhibition takes place 11-14 October at Istanbul’s Expo Center


Now in its 17th year, Expomaritt Exposhipping Istanbul, organized on behalf of the Chamber of Shipping-Turkiye, will be held from 11-14 October 2023 and looks forward to welcoming members of the international maritime and shipping community.

Being the center of finance and industry of Turkiye, Istanbul can be defined as a business
hub for world markets thus remains its global importance for centuries. One of these important events is Turkiye’s premium shipbuilding and subsidiary industry exhibition Expomaritt Exposhipping Istanbul, which is a global event gathering thousands of people from over seventy countries in Istanbul for an unforgettable 4 days of ideas and connections. Expomaritt is a place for potential great collaborations and hundreds of opportunities. The event is being organized by the world’s #1 exhibition organizer Informa Markets bi-annually on behalf of the Chamber of Shipping-Turkiye.

Informa Markets is also the organizer of world-leading maritime exhibitions and conferences including Seatrade Cruise Global, Sea Asia, and Seatrade Maritime Middle East, Seatrade Offshore Marine & Workboats Middle East.

Today, the Turkish Shipbuilding Industry, with an annual construction capacity of 4.65 million tons, has signed many “mosts” and “first”s and continues to do so, such as the world’s largest live fish transport vessel, the first LNG-powered tugboat, the first hybrid ferry, the world’s first battery and LNG-powered fishing vessel, the first energy conversion vessels, the largest like a sailing yacht. In addition, Turkiye has become one of the few countries in the world to build its own military ships and is among the top three in the world in yacht building.

With its high-quality workforce and production capacity meeting European Standards and quality, the Turkish Shipbuilding Industry can compete with the leading countries in the maritime industry, particularly in new shipbuilding, ship maintenance-repair, and defense industry projects.

Turkiye’s strengths in the industry: its geographical location between Europe and Asia, enough highly skilled labor force including well-trained naval architects, a worldwide recognition in small tonnage ships (small chemical tankers, tugs, mega yachts), shipyards flexibly responding to market conditions (shift to other ship types and reorientation to ship repair & conversion). Since there is an increasing demand for greener ships and luxury yachts worldwide, the opportunities for the Turkish Shipbuilding Industry are endless.