Ankiros 2014 “12th International Iron-Steel and Foundry Technology, Machinery and Products Trade Fair”, Annofer 2014 “11th International Non-Ferrous Metals Technology, Machinery and Products Trade Fair” and Turkcast 2014 “6th Foundry Products Trade Fair” organized by Hannover-Messe Ankiros A.S. between September 11-13 at Tuyap Fair and Congress Center in Istanbul in halls 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.

The fairs started on 11 September 2014 at 10:30 with the opening ceremony. After the speeches of Mr. Ibrahim Anil, Executıve Dırector And General Manager of Hannover Messe Ankiros Fuarcılık A.Ş., Mr. Wolfgang LENARZ, Senior Vice President of Global Fairs - Deutsche Messe AG, Dr. Timo WÜRZ, General Secretary of CECOF / CEMAFON and Director of EUnited Metallurgy, Mr. Vinod KAPUR, President of WFO – World Foundry Association, PROF. DR. Ahmet Macit ÖZENBAŞ, Chairman Of The Organizing Committee of 17th International Metallurgy & Materials Congress, Mr. Tunçay ŞULAN, Chairman Of The Board of UCTEA - Chamber Of Metallurgical Engineers, Mr. Ali PANDIR , Member of High Consultation Council of T.C.U.D - Turkish Steel Producers Association and Chairman of Board of Erdemir Group, Mr. Uğur KOCAOĞLU, Chairman of the Board of TUDOKSAD - Turkish Foundrymen’s Association, the fairs opened its doors for three days for visitors. On the opening day Minister for Economics, Labor and Transport of Lower Saxony, Germany, Mr. Olaf Lies also visited the fairs and had fruitful meetings with various exhibitors. Although the exhibitions were shortened to 3 days due to our exhibitors requests the number of visitors increased around 2%. This year 2.059 international, total of 16.015 visitors from 77 countries had a chance to meet total of 975 exhibitors from 41 countries.