Dear ISSA Friends & Maritime Colleagues:

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to ISSA’s 63rd Convention & Trade Exhibition in Istanbul on 23rd & 24th November 2018. We are busy planning an exciting and stimulating event focusing on our industry’s readiness for the coming changes in the Maritime World. I do hope you will join us in Istanbul and take a full and active part in all that is being offered. Keep watching this dedicated web site for up to the minute information on ISSA 63.

ISSA President
Saeed al Malik

Dear ISSA Members & Friends:

On behalf of Turkey Ship Suppliers Association (TURSSA) it is my great pleasure to invite you to the 63rd Annual Convention of the International Ship Suppliers Association (ISSA)

We are very excited to welcome you in our beautiful country, in the historic and iconic city of Istanbul where East meets West and to show the famous Turkish hospitality.

My colleagues and I believe that we have selected the right convention hotel with blending location, great facilities and affordable prices. We are totally sure that a great ambience will be created in Wyndham Grand Levent Hotel for the 63rd ISSA Convention.

Our ever-popular Trade Exhibition will again be attracting participants from around the World. We invite all ship owner and ship management friends to join us at 63rd ISSA Convention and we strongly believe that you’ll be able to establish new business connections with the key maritime contacts.

Beside the exhibition we are working very hard to develop a Plenary Program including local, regional and global subjects in it. We’ll create a strong program with the necessary breadth and depth. We hope that you will always remember the organization with good memories and will return home after the congress with renewed enthusiasm for your profession.

With warm hospitality and more than enough facilities, we believe that 63rd ISSA Convention will be a great success and unforgettable experience. We are looking forward to welcome you in Istanbul under the theme of “Global Ship Supply: Are You Ready for Tomorrow’s Maritime World?"

Until we meet in Istanbul I wish you all the best and looking forward to meet all our friends in Istanbul.

TURSSA President
Yorgo (George) Saris

Dear Delegates, Exhibitors, Sponsors & Visitors:

My Organising Team and I bid you a very warm welcome to the 63rd ISSA Convention & Trade Exhibition being staged this year in Istanbul.

Fresh from our recent successes in Singapore, Dubai and Athens, we are confident that ISSA 63 will build upon this solid foundation to deliver another excellent and worthwhile ISSA premier event.

Athens, where we attracted 250+ people from over 40 countries, proved once again that the ISSA Convention remains our vibrant shop window which Members, their Customers and our Friends continue to support whole-heartedly.

We are busy planning our Istanbul Convention, but I can inform everyone that we already have firm bookings for several of our Stands. The majority this year will be 3m x 3m but we do have a limited number of 3m x 2m Stands as well.

It really is a case of: book early to avoid disappointment!

Please visit the Trade Exhibition lay-out plan to select your favoured location and then book and take advantage of the competitive Early Bird discount rates.

My colleagues and I on the Organising Committee stand ready to assist you with any bespoke requirements you need to maximise the value and use of your Stand.

In addition please do visit the Sponsorship Opportunities section of the Convention web site. You will be most welcome at any level of sponsorship that you are able to offer ISSA 63 which will boost your business and add lustre to the event.
The Team stands ready to assist you in any way with your participation in ISSA’s premier event.

Programme development is also well under way. This year Day 1 will be staged by TURSSA and Day 2 by ISSA. A range of topical, informative and interesting Presentations will reflect this year’s Convention theme: “Global Ship Supply: Are You Ready for Tomorrow’s Maritime World?”. Keep checking this web site for the latest updates.

We all thank you in advance for your support and much look forward to seeing you in the amazing City of Istanbul and beautiful Turkey.

ISSA Senior Executive Vice-President
Chairman – ISSA Convention Committee
Abdul Hameed Hajah


  • Convention Newsletter Issue-6 has been published Click here to view October 30, 2018
  • Convention Newsletter Issue-5 has been published. Click here to view September 20, 2018
  • Convention Newsletter Issue-4 has been published. Click here to view August 10, 2018
  • 2nd Announcement of the 63rd ISSA Convention is available Click here to view June 4, 2018
  • Convention Newsletter Issue-3 has been published. Click here to view July 10, 2018
  • Convention Newsletter Issue-2 has been published. Click here to view May 11, 2018
  • Convention Newsletter Issue-1 has been published. Click here to view April 3, 2018
  • 1st Announcement of the 63rd ISSA Convention is available March 12, 2018
  • ISSA Board and Local Organizing Committee Meeting in Istanbul March 8, 2018
  • Convention Hotel is announced as Wyndham Grand Levent Istanbul February 7, 2018