Tarsus acquired F&E Aerospace in 2007 and with it The Dubai Airshow, the third largest aviation event in the world. It is the flagship event for Tarsus’ Dubai operation and a leading event in the region. Tarsus F&E also manages a market leading portfolio of events, including MEBAA Dubai, GESS Dubai and GPP.
MEBAA Morocco, a replication of MEBAA Dubai, is now staged in Marrakech and is the first event of its kind in the region.
Tarsus became active in the Turkish market in 2011 when it acquired Istanbul-based IFO. This was quickly followed with the acquisitions of CYF and Life Media in 2012, and SADA and the KOMATEK brand in 2014.
In Europe the group runs Labelexpo Europe biennially, and owns the successful Onrec magazine and its portfolio of events and conferences.
A large and rapidly developing country, Turkey provides a strategic gateway to the European and Asian continents. Its geographical location along with the country’s economic growth record, young and skilled workforce ensure Turkey offers promising growth potential.
Trading in Turkey, which constitutes some 7% of the Group’s revenues on an annual basis, has continued to be strong and buyer attendance was robust across the eight events held during 2016.