Motobike Istanbul family came together at the opening ceremony
Press members and media partners, representatives of participating companies, thousands of motorbike and bicycle enthusiasts watched the opening ceremony, which was broadcast live on social media. Among the speakers were Messe Frankfurt Mobility and Logistics Vice President Michael Johannes, MOTED Chairman of the Board Başarı Erbaş, Motul Turkey Sales Director Kerem Oyılmaz, Garanti BBVA Consumer Finance Director Koray Öztopçu and Maher Holding Insurance Group President Ahmet Yaşar. At the ceremony where our citizens who lost their lives in the earthquake disaster on February 6 were commemorated, the speakers talked about the rapid development of motorbike use in Turkey, the increase in demand for electric motorbikes and bicycles, and the SCT reduction.
Intense interest despite heavy rain
As in previous years, priority entry was given to VIP guests and press members on the first day of the fair, and the fair was opened to general visitors at noon. Despite the transportation difficulties due to the heavy rain prevailing throughout Istanbul, motorcycle and bicycle enthusiasts showed great interest in the fair on the first day. Organized with the contribution of Garanti BBVA and hosted by famous names from the motorbike world, the Motobike Academy seminar program and breathtaking performances in the show area continue to offer all visitors an enjoyable content in a festive atmosphere.
The fair ends on Sunday, April 30
Motobike Istanbul, the biggest motorbike and bicycle meeting of Turkey and neighboring countries, will be open to visitors until 18:00 on Sunday, April 30. Entrance tickets for the fair, whose door opening time is 10:00 on Friday and throughout the weekend, continue to be sold digitally via Biletix and Mobilet and at the entrance counters at the fairground.
MOTED – Motorcycle Industry Association,
MOTODER –Motorcycle Industrialists Association
Motobike Istanbul is organized with the support of the Republic of Türkiye’s Ministry of Commerce and KOSGEB. (Small and Medium Industry Development Organization)
About Messe Frankfurt
The Messe Frankfurt Group is one of the world’s leading trade fair, congress and event organisers with their own exhibition grounds. With a workforce of some 2,200* people at its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main and in 28 subsidiaries, it organises events around the world. Group sales in financial year 2022 were around €450 million*. We serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of Messe Frankfurt’s key strengths is its powerful and closely knit global sales network, which covers around 180 countries in all regions of the world. Our comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. We are using our digital expertise to develop new business models. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services.
Sustainability is a central pillar of our corporate strategy. Here, we strike a healthy balance between ecological and economic interests, social responsibility and diversity.
For more information, please visit our website at: www.messefrankfurt.com/sustainability
With its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).
For more information, please visit our website at: www.messefrankfurt.com
* Preliminary figures for 2022
You can download this press release:
- Motobike Istanbul 2023 has begun! (pdf, 222 KB)