Istanbul Mineral Exporters’ Association (IMIB) is a professional non-profit association which deals with all export activities in minerals sector. Istanbul Mineral Exporters' Association was founded in 1976 and has 3.160 members as of 2017.
Among the principal areas of business of IMIB are industrial minerals, metallic minerals, natural stones, ferro alloys and other minerals. The main objectives of the union are to increase exports of mineral and natural stone industry, to bring solutions to the problems of export-oriented activities in the country and to promote Turkish natural stones and minerals in abroad, effectively. Being non-profit organization structure, supported and controlled by the government makes IMIB an extremely reliable partner to work with.
Beside, IMIB supports design activities by publishing architectural design magazine called Natura and organizing design exhibitions with Turkish natural stones in the frame of Milano Design Week since 2008.