The 13th assemblage of the Petroleum Istanbul Fair celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017 and the 2nd of the Gas & Power Network Fair was held on 30 March-2 April 2017 at TUYAP Fair and Congress Center. More than 250 companies participated in the fair with approximately 800 brands in the energy sector which has come together with all its segments, both portraying a large family tableau and with a very successful organization actualized, finding an opportunity to boost morales.
Istanbul Governor Vasip Şahin, Energy and Natural Resources Ministry Undersecretary Fatih Dönmez, EMRA Chairman Mustafa Yilmaz, and former Energy Minister Hilmi Guler, President of PETDER and BP Turkey Martin Thomsen, ADEA and LUKOIL President of Turkey Arashi Repac, FIA, UCCET Petroleum Council and Shell Turkey President Ahmet Erdemir, LPG Association of Turkey and Ipragaz President Selim Şiper, PPEA Chairman Imran Okumuş, TABGİS President Ferruh Basic Zulfikar, UCCET Chairman LPG Assembly and Aygaz General Manager Gökhan Tezel, PPEA Honorary President and Aytemiz Chairman Ismail Aytemiz, Koc Holding President of the Energy Group, Yağız Eyüboğlu, İbrahim Yelmenoğlu, Tüpraş General Manager Gülsüm Azeri, Petrol Ofisi CEO Besim Şişman, OPET General Manager Cüneyt Ağca, Shell & Turcas CEO Felix Faber, SOCAR Turkey Petrol Enerji Dağıtım A.Ş. CEO Dr. Mutluay Doğan, SSDGD President Eyüp Aratay, UGETAM A.Ş. Chairman of the Board Ümit Doğay Arınç, Akfel Holding Chairman Bilal Aslan, HYPCO President Bashir Bassatne, TÜRKONFED President Tarkan Kadooğlu were the ones who attended the opening ceremony and visited the fair. In addition to these top names, the management staff of the companies also participated in-full to the fair.
During the 4 days when Petroleum Istanbul 2017 and Gas & Power Network 2017 Fairs were held, a total of 29.650 people visited the fair of which 4.151 of them were foreign visitors. In addition to these registered visitors; with VIP visitors, mass delegation, exhibitor representatives' the total of attendees exceeded 35,000. International visitors from 39 different countries from Ethiopia to Germany from Taiwan to Canada also liven up the fair.
Turkey's independent energy sector regulatory agency (EMRA), has honored the fair with a delegation of more than 60 persons. EMRA Chairman Mustafa Yilmaz, as well as Vice President Umit Kayrak, Board Members Zekeriya Gökşenli, Ahmet Çağrı Çiçek, İbrahim Tan, Vice President Hamdi Bildirici were among the names who visited the fair.
Head of EMRA, Head of Petroleum Market Department Abdullah İnce, Head of LPG Market Department Muhammed Demir, Head of Inspection Department Yılmaz Tamer, TSE Dangerous Goods and Combined Transport Manager Öncü Alper, participated in the Great Dealers' Meeting held at the fair and conveyed significant information.
On 31 March, Enerji Fuarcılık organized a 20th Year Celebration and Participant Night. In the evening, 6 companies that exhibited in all of the 13 Petroleum Istanbul Fair held since 1997 were presented with a plaque to commemorate their attendance without interruption.
At the fair where national and international leading brands participated; companies offered their products and services to their consumers and customers, and also concluded important business connections.