Export summit becomes solution platform

TIM Export Summit 2016 ends with three times the expected participation!

Prime Minister Yıldırım and ministers promised solutions to the problems of export.

Export Summit 2016, which was organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy and hosted by Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) for the purpose of finding solutions to the problems of the export towards the 2023 targets of Turkey, ended with intensive participation of the business world. Prime Minister Yıldırım and ministers, who attended the summit, listened to the problems of the export family in 26 sectors and promised solutions.

TIM Chairman Mehmet Büyükekşi, host of the summit, said “In order to achieve the export targets, we must realize design, high technology, innovative ideas and Turkey brand high added value without needing anyone else. We will accomplish this with the support of our President and the Prime Minister and with the big steps taken by our government”.

Export Summit 2016, which was organized in Istanbul under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy and hosted by Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) for the purpose of finding solutions to the problems of the export, ended. Participation in the summit hosted by TIM Chairman Mehmet Büyükekşi was three times the expectation. Host of the summit TIM Chairman Mehmet Büyükekşi indicated that the summit has a historical feature and all capillaries of export were discussed. TIM Chairman Mehmet Büyükekşi, host of the summit, said “In order to achieve the export targets, we must realize design, high technology, innovative ideas and Turkey brand high added value without needing anyone else. We will accomplish this with the support of our President and the Prime Minister and with the big steps taken by our government and with our self-sacrificing exporters”.

Prime Minister Yıldırım and ministers listened to the problems of the exporters

The summit will be organized every year; the first day of which was attended by the Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek, Minister of Labor and Social Security Mehmet Müezzinoğlu, Minister of Economy Nihat Zeybekci, Minister of Customs and Trade Bülent Tüfenkci and Minister of Finance  Naci Ağbal; they listened to the problems encountered by actors of export from them. In the Export Forum, representatives of 26 sectors had the opportunity to explain their problems to the Prime Minister Yıldırım and the ministers for 3 minutes each face to face. Government representatives promised solution offers to the exporters. On the first day of the summit Minister of Finance  Naci Ağbal gave a presentation to the exporters.

Ministers answered the questions of the exporters

Export Summit 2016 was held with important panels and conferences for two days. On the second day of the summit Minister of Labor and Social Security Mehmet Müezzinoğlu, Minister of Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communication Ahmet Arslan and Minister of Customs and Trade Bülent Tüfenkci made speeches and answered the questions from the exporters.

 “We must be not hasty but fast in export”

Şişecam General Manager Prof. Dr. Ahmet Kırman said “Two points are important in export; to survey the target market well and to know where the produced good can be sold and the product capability of the firm. In order to be permanent it must be taken into consideration whether each step taken towards the consumer preference will disturb this demand or not later on. Patience and very serious work are required to be permanent. We may confuse to work hastily and work fast. I think those who want to work fast without making haste will be successful”.

 “Trading with countries like Turkey became interesting"

Ambassador of Mexico Martha Elena Federica Barcena Coqui said “What European Union (EU) is for Turkey, USA  is that for Mexico. We make 1.2 billion dollars of export to USA every day. Annual export to USA is around 385 billion dollars. Our trade with Turkey grew 20 percent in 12 years. Trading with countries like Turkey became very interesting. We made seven rounds of discussions for FTA between Turkey and Mexico. It is important to conclude this FTA as soon as possible. Because this agreement will bring many opportunities with it”.

In the summit, prominent names in their fields attended as speakers to the panels titled Global Economy and Political Look, Financing of the Export, New Markets in Export, Industry 4.0: Tomorrow's Business Models, Digital Transformation and e-Commerce, Rising Stars of Service Export, Logistics and Customs. In the panels, subject related with exports were discussed one by one; from global and regional economic and political developments, new markets to industrial revolution, e-commerce to digital transformation. Also, Award Ceremony for Export's Secret Champions was held. In the ceremony, awards were given to firms that make export in 10 categories for the first time.

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