10th International Exhibition of Tourism, Hotel and Travel, Kish Island

With its vast area of 1.6 million square kilometers, Iran is among twenty largest countries of the world. Its beautiful nature, climate diversity, great deserts, forests, mountains and seas grant unique opportunity to ecotourism and nature lovers. Mountain ranges, vast deserts, meadows, cascades, lakes or flowing rivers are some of its very exciting tourist spots.

Iranian cultural heritage is also very rich and has made it rank among the top 5 most prominent historic countries.  So, by visiting Iran, culture and history enthusiasts can also visit one of the most ancient countries in the world and enrich their quality travel time.

Kish island with its pristine beauty and nature started an international exhibition of tourism to promote tourist and hotel industry. This year from 27-30 Aug 2018, it holds its 10th round at Kish International Exhibition Center, Kish Island.

For more information you can visit the organizer Rastak Pad Vision Company.


Seedsup and Fruitxp Exhibition

A rather new exhibition center in Tehran “Shahr-e Aftab” will be the venue for two first round agriculture related exhibitions. The three day simultaneous events named Seedsup and Fruitxp Exhibition will start on Tue 26 June 2018.

“Seedups” is First Iran International Specialized Exhibition of Seeds, Fertilizer, Greenhouse and Related Equipment.

Tehran Int'l Seedsup

Tehran Int’l Seedsup

The other one named “Fruitxp” is the First Iran International Specialized Exhibition of Fruit, Vegetable and Related Industries.

Tehran Int'l Fruitxp

Tehran Int’l Fruitxp

The simultaneous events will be held in Shahr-e Aftab exhibition center.

To have more information regarding the events you can visit SEEDSUP and FRUITXP pages.


Tehran Kitchen, Bath, Sauna & Pool Industries & Equipment Int’l Exhibition

From 10 – 13 July 2018, Tehran Int’l Exhibition Fair is hosting the 16th Kitchen, Bath, Sauna & Pool Industries & Equipment Int’l Exhibition.

With its growing market, Iran is certainly the right place for producers and traders to present their products and services or promote their business. the 16th Tehran Kitchen, Bath, Sauna & Pool Industries & Equipment Int’l Exhibition can be a good start for a promising business. It is the only official exhibition in Iran for kitchen, bath, sauna and pool industries, equipment and accessories.

The said exhibition first started with a full study of Iranian market’s demand and consumers’ taste. It is also highly appreciated by the producers, traders, visitors and experts.

This year, the 16th K&B–S&P will be held in an area of more than 15500 sqm. Companies active in construction, renovation, interior design and kitchen, pool, sauna and bath accessories and equipment are displaying their products in the fair.

For more information regarding the fair you can visit Titex Group website.

The Biggest Horticulture Trade Fair in Iran!

The Biggest Horticulture Trade Fair in Iran


Iran is hosting its 3rd edition of the International Horticulture Trade Fair IGTF, on Apr 19, 2018. The event is held in the Tehran Exhibition Center. Since its start in 2016, it’s the biggest edition of the show ever held in Iran. Horticulture has been considered to be one of the main sectors in Iran. For this reason  the further development of this industry is of great importance.

Over 60 companies from Iran, as well as many international companies from countries such as Turkey, Netherlands, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, India, China and Azerbaijan are attending in the fair. It is also expected to attract many growers, traders and investors from Iran and its surrounding countries.

With its high population of about 80 million people, Iran is a huge market for investors, and offers great business opportunities for international horticulture exporting companies around the world.

For more news about the show please check hppexhibitions.com.

Decoration and Design section of Tarla Studio is assisting Richel Group in this upcoming event. Design and construction of the company’s exhibition stand is managed by Tarla Studio.

25th Intl’ Exhibition of Food, Food Technology & Agriculture

The 25th Iran Agrofood Exhibition 29 June-2 July 2018

Iran agrofood event is the largest and most famous international Food exhibition in the Middle East ever since its first inception in 1994. 

The main four events are titled “Iran food and hospitality 2018”, “Iran food and bev tec 2018” , “Iran agro 2018” and  “Iran food ingredients 2018” and are to be held at the same time, in dedicated exhibition halls and outdoor grounds at the Tehran International Permanent Fairground.

The country’s largest trade event for food, food technology and agriculture, has been scheduled for its 25th edition to be from 29 June- 2 July 2018 at the Tehran International Fairgrounds. The exhibition is held in cooperation with “Trade Promotion Organization of Iran”(T.P.O) and “Iran International Exhibitions Co.” (I.I.E.C).

For more information about the event you can visit Iran agrofood website.

Iran Oil Show 6 – 9 MAY 2018


Iran will be hosting the 23rd INTL’ Oil, Gas, Refining & Petrochemical Exhibition also known as Iran Oil Show from 6 to 9 May 2018.

23rd Intl’ Iran Oil Show Poster

Iran as the second largest OPEC producer, owns 11 percent of oil and 18 percent of gas reserves in the world. Every year, it hosts Intl’ Iran Oil Show, which is among the most significant oil and gas events in the world in terms of the number of participants and its diversity. The presence of famous foreign companies as well as domestic producers and industrialists provide a good chance for mutual cooperation in view of signature of contracts.

Over 100,000 trade visitors from some 40 countries/regions are expected to attend the show.
Some 2000 participating companies from 35 nations are expected to be there.
7 Country Group Pavilions from Germany, France, China, Republic of Korea, Italy, Russia and Turkey are expected.
Iran Oil Show is a show for the regional market and major players like Shell, BP. TOTAL, and ENI will be present. Top prominent officials from Ministry of Petroleum, NIOC, NIGC, NIPC and NIORDC will also be at the exhibition to meet and mingle.

The event is organized by NIOC, Iran’s market leader in Oil & Gas Industry.

For more information you can contact the secretariat at Iran Oil Show.

Phone : (+98-21) 88916394-88802659
Fax No : (+98-21) 82015649
Email : info@iran-oilshow.ir

Or simply check the website for more info and related news.

To check the upcoming events being held in Iran Intl’ Trade fair please visit Iran Intl’ Exhibition’s Calendar.

Iran International Exhibitions’ Calendar, 2018

Iran International Exhibitions’ Calendar, 2018 list. source: https://en.iranfair.com/

Iran International Exhibition List 2018

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Prospects for Foreign Investment in Iran

Sarvin Aghajani is a senior researcher at the Iranian Institute of Economics. She published her viewpoint on investment in Iran in the Jahan Eghtesad; a daily paper on economics. Here is a summery on her views:

The average foreign investment in Iran has been less than 1% of GDP so far. Though after “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” many companies and foreign countries have been willing to enter Iran, there has been no significant results so far. It seems that the government needs to take steps to facilitate the flow of foreign investment into the economic sectors.

The rich natural resources have made Iran a suitable area and one of the most attractive countries for investment in the region. To enhance foreign investment, special economic zones and free trade zones have been considered. Due to privileges such as exemptions and very low taxes (close to zero), Iran can attract foreign capital in these areas quite easily. At the time being, seven former free zones are being exploited, and seven newer zones are waiting to be exploited in the future. There are also twenty three special economic zones in Iran.

The way the opportunities and potentials of the country is introduced can be the most important and effective approach in attracting capital. Automotive industry, renewable energy, petrochemicals, pharmaceutical industry, mining, agriculture, etc., are among the industries that are more capable of receiving investment.

New Energies

Iran is known for its place as the seventh carbon dioxide producer in the world. According to environmental laws, the construction of new units founding on fossil fuels is prohibited; therefore, Iran has supplied new energies to provide its own electricity. As it is a guaranteed purchase by the government, it can be cost effective for private section, as the per ca pita consumption of electricity in Iran is quite high.

According to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change, Iran has pledged to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 4% by 2030. So far for this purpose, $ 17.5 billion has been invested, but for the whole program $ 52.5 billion is required.

Automobile Manufacturing

Although there are two large and old automobile manufacturers in Iran, their quality does not meet the Iranian standards of the 21st century. The local market is also accompanied by a flood of imported vehicles, but these cars are so expensive that most Iranians cannot afford purchasing them. So, with the arrival of high quality cars and reasonable prices, the market will drop a large part of demand.

Due to the high price of cars in Iran comparing to neighboring countries such as Iraq, the government welcomes the assembly of cars or car manufacturing under the license of the main company, or the production of vehicles with foreign capital and the Iranian work force. That makes foreign companies interested to step towards the negotiating table.


The self-sufficiency of wheat production has made the product an attractive destination for investment. Products such as wheat and barley due to government-guaranteed purchases and the recent entry of these products into the capital market are all that the agricultural sector investors seek to pursue.



Iran has the potential to reach a high rank in tourism in the world, as it already ranks 10 among the world’s ancient and historical attractions. It also ranks 5 in Global Natural Global Attractions. It has 32,000 national registered attractions, 19 architectural works registered at UNESCO.  Also the strategic position of Iran and tax exemption for investment in the tourism sector makes Iranian tourism a good sector for foreign investment.

According to the plans, Iran is expected to attract 20 million foreign tourists every year.

Oil and Gas

According to some researchers in the field of energy economics, oil has the potential for higher liquidity than the currency of the country, so that other countries, especially for European countries, oil is more easily convertible to the international currency than Rials. Iran is an oil exporting country, and the investors can buy or export oil (or its sub-products) as their share. In general, the world knows Iran as a petroleum country, and Iran is an oil exporting country with a special stake in OPEC. This is the reason why most of the investments done in Iran are in the oil field.

In short, the fields of information technology, oil and energy, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, banking, insurance and transportation services can be considered as best investment targets in the future of Iranian economy.