TURKEY - ITALY BUSINESS COUNCIL

Year of Establishment: 1990
Chairman representing Turkey: Zeynep Bodur Okyay
Company: Kaleseramik
Counterpart Organisation: Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana(CONFINDUSTRIA) 
Counterpart Chairman: Vincenzo Boccia
Company: Confindustria Chairman

On June 14, 1990, Establishment Agreement for DEİK/Turkey-Italy Business Council was signed in Rome,  with the Confederation of Italian Industry (CONFINDUSTRIA) acting as Counterpart Organisation. The Council organises joint meetings, investment seminars and regional conferences in order to advance the economic and trade ties between Turkey and Italy. The Council’s goal is to encourage joint investments, technological cooperation and joint ventures in third countries such as Libya and Iraq, with Italy the more experienced party in the former and Turkey in the latter country. Council’s key sectors are tourism, the wood working industry and ecological issues. The Council uses various platforms to bring businesspeople from both countries together and to identify potential areas of cooperation.

SME plays an important role in both countries which offers another area of business opportunities the Council seeks to develop. For this reason, the Council focuses on the organisation of regional and sector-oriented meetings in Italy as well as in Turkey, and entertains close contacts with relevant associations. The Council is also interested in attracting more Italian investments to Turkey and in particular to Anatolia

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