Date of Establishment

The first exhibition was held in Iraq – Basra governorate 1918, agricultural  products, industrial  handicrafts and animals of horses, cattle were exhibited. In 1957, the first exhibition in Baghdad was held on the current site of the exhibition, which was called the Industrial and Agricultural Exhibition, where national products exhibited and organized by the Baghdad Municipality.

In 1959, the Iraqi Exhibition Authority was established and the exhibition was attached to it under the supervision of the Higher Committee for the July celebrations. The exhibition was called “Exhibition of July 14” under Law No. 20 of 1959 and was linked to  Ministry of Economy. It was the real beginning of the Baghdad fair since it became international in 1964. The first session of the Baghdad exhibition , five Arab countries participated on it (Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Kuwait, Syria) and  83 companies.

In 1968 the start of development and diversity takes a wide range and took the sessions of the Baghdad International Fair is considered one of the largest international economic and trade events, which led to the accession of the Baghdad International Fair to the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry ( UFI)  its headquarters in Paris and  it became a member  in  it,  according  to  the decision of the International Union at its meeting in Malta in 1971 and became a representative of the Arab countries , currently it is a member of the executive office of the Arab Union for International Exhibitions and Conferences, its  headquarters  in Cairo.

In 1981,  (68) countries and (3,200) companies participated, with an increase of 90% in land reservations from the former.

– In 1980 the system of institutions has been abolished and the companies  system has been implemented and the name of the fair became ( The State  Company for Iraqi Fairs ).

-In 1990, under the war and the economic siege, the company ceased operations until 1992, when only one national session was held.

– In 1994, the regional and international participation in the Baghdad International Fair was renewed. Six Arab countries and 128 companies participated, the company also held two specialized exhibitions and five participations outside Iraq.

– In 2001, the number of specialized exhibitions (19) exhibition and was scheduled to establish (43) exhibition and stopped the activity of the exhibition in 2003 because of the exposure of Iraq at the time.

– External participation was the best in 1981, where the number of external exhibitions were (23) exhibitions.

– 35th Session of the Exhibition in 2002 The number of participating (48) countries  , (1179)  company and (17) specialized exhibition.

– In 2003, Iraq participated in two exhibitions outside Iraq and then the company’s facilities were subjected to sabotage and destruction, which prevented any activity from its activities and its activities were limited to external participation only from 2004 to 2005. The company participated in seven exhibitions outside Iraq.

All departments of the company and 14 halls have been reconstructed , rehabilitated and furnishing  from 2005 until September 2011.

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Exhibition Map

Number Hall name Area
1 Celebrations hall
2 Baghdad 9703.5
3 Naynawa 1680
5 Rafidane 1830
6 Theeqar 2514.5
7 Babil 1625
8 Hamorabi 1739
9 Ishtar 787.6
10 Maisan 830.8
11 Ashor 830.8
12  Dijla 1671.2
13 Alfurat 1671.2
14 Akad 1308.3
15 Baghdad governorate
16 Erbil 1449.5
17 Uor 2698
18 Salah 1959.2
19 Basra Faihaa 1103.5
20 Zawraa
21 Najaf Ashraf 280
22 Diyala hall for protocols
23 Karbalaa Muqaddasa 669.3
24 Warkaa 1517
25 Anbar 853.6
26 Media

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