Istanbul Expo Center is located in World Trade Center Istanbul Complex that takes part across International Ataturk Airport. The splendid complex could be easily reached by public transportation services and inside its premises there is a metro station.
WTC Istanbul, located in an area of a total of 500,000 m², is one of the largest and most comprehensive trade centers in the world. Within this area, there are 11 exhibition halls; trade and business center comprised of 3 separate plazas of 17 floors each, food court, WT Club (World Trade Club), which is the business club of WTC Istanbul that offers business services along with fully-equipped instant offices, conference and meeting halls. In addition to the above, the 5-star Istanbul Hotel with 278 rooms, 4-star WOW Airport Hotel with 360 rooms, and the 4,000 seat capacity WOW Convention Center are located in the WTC Istanbul facilities.
World Trade Center Istanbul (İDTM A.Ş) as an affiliate of the World Trade Center Association (WTCA), was founded in 1982, by Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (İTO), the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Türkiye (TOBB), Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İBB), Istanbul Chamber of Industry (İSO), Istanbul Commodity Exchange (İTB), Business Development Foundation (İKV) and Bakırköy Municipality. Besides being a member of WTCA, WTC Istanbul is also a member of Futurallia Association, UFI (Global Association of Fair Organizers) and Istanbul Convention and Visitors Bureau (ICVB). General Manager of WTC Istanbul, Mr. Haluk Kanca, is a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of WTCA.
There are 3 separate blocks comprising of 17 office floors each and all plazas are interlinked by “DUNYAVM”, which is a separate three storey area, has a food court and shops. The cutting –edge engineering technology and the most durable materials have been used during the construction of the business plazas. The large parking space along with very well established security and maintenance systems makes our plazas a unique place. WTC Istanbul business center has been hosting its tenants since 2000.
There are 43 stores and 115 offices located in each block, making a total of 130 stores and 346 offices in the Center. They are located on a total construction area of 95,000 m². The total rentable office and market area is net 60,000 m². The office floors and the food court have reached its capacity with 100 percent occupancy rate.
The famous brands of the world wide store chains opened up stores in DUNYAVM, along side the comprehensive electronics, grocery store and the bank branches. Impressive restaurants take place in the first floor, serve delicious alimentary from selective cuisines.
Istanbul Expo Center (İFM) covers the WTC Istanbul’s largest exhibition area. The center stretches over 162,000 m² and the overall rentable area is 98,000 m² consisting of 11 exhibition halls. 8 of these halls are run by WTC Istanbul’s tenant CNR Expo, the rest (9-10-11) operated by WTC Istanbul. By taking Turkish exhibition organizations beyond world standards, WTC Istanbul profoundly strives to make Istanbul the capital of the exhibition world and currently plays host to approximately 100 exhibitions each year. WTC Istanbul proudly possesses the biggest fair ground in Türkiye and its close regions in terms of size and rentable expo halls. In connection with WTC Istanbul, the exhibitions held in Istanbul Expo Center (İFM) attract hundreds of thousands of visitors, which open up new markets and opportunities for companies in global context. In addition, İFM launches İFM TV, an online service which broadcasts the exhibitions and the other events that take place in its facilities.
World Trade Center Istanbul launched its Business Club called “World Trade Club (WT Club)” in 2011 in order to service the local and international community through the strong business club brand of World Trade Centers Association. Providing business matchmaking events, seminars, workshops, networking opportunities, and a luxurious meeting location, WT Club also offers fully equipped full-service instant offices that are located inside the WTC Istanbul Business Towers and that are ready to be used instantly by local and international businessmen.