Throughout the city’s history, İzmir has been a port city where business and commercial relations have been experiencing intensively and has also hosted the first fairs of the country's history. The exhibitions were organized and implemented under the name of "Sample Exhibition" during the Izmir Economy Congress and then "9 Eylül Meşheri (9 September Local Exhibition)’ and these exhibitions were admitted as the “1st Izmir International Fair”.
Fuar Izmir had opened its gates on the 25th of March 2015 adopting the vision of "assisting participants to grow their business" so it maintains this mission that Izmir has carried throughout the city’s history with the vision of "providing the right environment and conditions with the difference of Izmir". The opening ceremony was held with the Marble - Natural Stone and Technologies Fair which is Turkey's most specialized fair.
Fuar Izmir is run and managed by IZFAŞ. (Izmir Fair Services, Culture and Art Affairs Trade Inc.) İZFAŞ is a corporation that was founded on the 7th of February 1990 with the objective of ensuring that Turkey and Izmir take the share they deserve from the fast-developing exhibition industry in the world and not only publicize the economic acquisitions, but the city also homes all kinds of cultural, educational, and artistic activities.
Fuar Izmir renders its services on an area of 330,000 m2 where fairs, congresses, seminars, or event organizations are held in Fuar Izmir; it has 4 exhibition halls, 4 seminar rooms, 5 meeting rooms, an open exhibition area, amphitheater, fairgrounds, fair streets, a parking lot as well as cafe and restaurant areas.