Between July 3-5, 2018 in ATO Congresium/Ankara with the support of the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) and the Defence and Aerospace Industry Exporters' Association (SSI) was organized first edition of SEDEC Security&Defence Expo. Such an event was organised for the first time in our country and will continue to be held every two years.
SEDEC is an organization that holds exhibitions, conferences, and bilateral meetings that bring together all International and National actors in the fields of Homeland Security, Border Security, Interior Security and Defence Systems. It is an effective platform that enables to connect the supply chains between main industrial producers and SME’s, as well as the producers and requiring departments like the Undersecretariat of Defence Industry, General Directorate of Security, Land, Air, Naval Forces, Coast Guard Command, Gendarmerie General Command, Prime Ministry Disaster, Emergency Management Directorate, General Directorate of Immigration, TAI, MKEK, Aselsan, Roketsan, Havelsan and FNSS. The event brought together foreign original equipment manufacturers and first and second level suppliers with the Turkish Defence and Security Industry's SME’s and main industrial firms within the scope of the planned bilateral business negotiations. A conference was held on the homeland security, border security, and supply chain of domestic security and defence industry on the first day of the event.
Totally at SEDEC 2018 participated 1400 representatives from 39 countries. Purchasing delegations from 9 countries visited the FAİR. During the fair, opened just to trade visitors, were organized 4.200 bilateral business negotiations, which were joined by 450 purchasing representatives. On the first day of the expo had place conference, consisted of 5 sessions and attended by 42 speakers.
Second edition of SEDEC Security&Defence Expo will be held on June 2-4, 2020 at ATO Congresium, Ankara.