Artkim Group has been established in 2001 to serve chemical industry in “Exhibition, Publishing, Agency and Human Resources Consultancy” sectors. Artkim Fuarcılık, one of the Artkim Group companies, has stepped to the exhibition industry via its brand TURKCHEM ChemShow Eurasia in 2006 and contributes to the industry with its 12 sector-specific trade-shows today. The leading exhibitions organized by Artkim Fuarcılık Tic. A.Ş are as follows: “Turkchem International Chemical Industry Exhibitions”, “International Dyestuff, Pigments, Textile Chemicals, Digital Textile Printing, Dyeing and Printing Technologies Exhibition” Interdye & Textile Printing Eurasia, “Adhesives and Bonding Technologies Exhibition” Adhesives & Bonding Eurasia, “International Paint, Paint Raw Materials, Construction Chemicals, Adhesives and Raw Materials, Laboratory and Production Equipments Exhibition” Paintstanbul & Turkcoat, “International Industrial Coatings Technologies Exhibition” PaintExpo Eurasia, “Surface Treatment, Galvanized Chemicals and Technologies Exhibition”  Surtech Eurasia, “International Polyurethane Industry Exhibition” Putech Eurasia, “International Composites Industry Exhibition” Eurasian Composites Show, “Technical Foam Industry Exhibition” Foam Eurasia, “Cosmetics, Personal & Home Care Ingredients, Raw Materials and Technologies Exhibition” Cosmetics & Home Care Ingredients, “Pharmaceuticals Ingredients, Raw Materials and Technologies Exhibition” Pharmaist and “Food and Nutritional Ingredients, Raw Materials and Technologies Exhibition” Food & Nutritional Ingredients.

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Turkish Footwear Industry Suppliers Association

Having been established in the year of 1988 with the purpose to unite the footwear sub-industrialists under a single roof, AYSAD Turkish Footwear Industry Suppliers Association operates as the first and the only non-governmental organization of the sector that embraces the manufacturers of all kinds of materials used in shoe production, their representatives, import and export companies and the shoe designers with its innovative and dynamic approach.

AYSAD has focused on the most effective representation of its members for a joint and stronger voice with its fairs in the country and abroad, sector-specific training programs, product promotions, solving of the professional problems and the organizations and the initiatives in many of the similar issues.

AYSAD, with its unique structure that brings together the input from nearly 36 different business lines, carries out its activities as the most important representative of the sector in the footwear sub-industry in order to accomplish and implement programs which will ensure the adaptation of its members to the sectorial and the global developments.

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Organizations Turkish Footwear Industry Foundation of Research, Development and Education

Turkish Footwear Industry Research Development and Education Foundation (TASEV) was established in 1997 under the leadership of Mehmet Büyükekşi, Ercan Artan, Temel Yaşar Çoruh and Hasan Basri Özmutaf to meet the need for educated and qualified human resources in the Footwear Industry.

The activities of TASEV in line with its founding purpose, which was established with the principle that the sector will reach a highly competitive position in all aspects of the world markets and that this position will be possible through education, are as follows.

  • To provide communication between historical, cultural, natural and production resources.
  • To ensure that the need for trained manpower at all levels is met, to open educational institutions for this and to support the existing ones.
  • To create employment opportunities based on regional handicrafts.
  • To open research-development and training laboratories and institutions, to support the existing ones, in order to ensure that modern technologies are closely followed and applied, and new technologies are produced, as well as the development, promotion and protection of products.

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