The opening of the fair was made by the Deputy Undersecretary of the Ministry of Justice Mr. Mustafa EROL. The fair was attended by General Director of Prisons and Detention Houses Mr. Enis Yavuz YILDIRIM and Head of Technical Affairs Department Mr. Erdoğan BÖCEK and chief public prosecutors, judges and public prosecutors in Istanbul. On the first two days, 88.400 vistors visited the fair and took information about the vocational training studies in penal institutions.
59 penal institutions participated in the Workshops Fair organised at Kadıköy İskele Square and also 180 personnel took part in the fair.
The booths and scene of the fair was made by Akhisar Open Penal Institution Workshops Directorate, LED lighting was made by İskenderun Open Penal Institution Workshops Directorate, the printing of posters and flags were made by Ankara Open Penal Institution Workshops Directorate.
Eight fairs will be organised this year in eight different places by Workshops Institution. Devices were used to make video and photo shooting, food booths were established for catering. Questionnaire forms were distributed to visitors for their opinions.