Year of Establishment: 1988
Chairman Representing Turkey: Levent Sadık Ahmet
Company: DCT Trading Dış Ticaret Ltd. Şti.
Counterpart Organisation: Greek-Turkish Cooperation Council and the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV)
Counterpart Chairman: Konstantinos Bitsios, Vice-Chairman (SEV)
In 1988, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Athena and DEİK signed an agreement on the establishment of the DEİK/Turkey-Greek Business Council. After several years of collaboration, the partnership was continued with the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) as Counterpart Organisation.
The main areas of cooperation are banking, the stock market, the environment, shipping, construction, SME, industry and trade, insurance and tourism. The Council organises various events with the purpose of advancing the bilateral ties and encouraging joint projects.
For the near future, the Council plans the organisation of meetings designed to promote sector- and project-based collaborations between representatives of the two countries’ business communities.
The Business Council also organises regional visit in its attempt to widen the basis for economic ties, to include wider sections of society and to progress from the current level of cooperation.