Romania Trade Delegation (June 12th-14th, 2017), coordinated by the Ministry of Economy and organized by TIM, was fulfilled successfully with 26 Turkish firms in Bucharest, the capital city. The program started with the Turkey-Romania Business Forum, at which Bucharest Commercial Counselor, Mr. Mükerrem AKSOY, made the opening speech and Business Trade and Entrepreneurship Minister of Romania, Mr. Alexandru PETRESCU; Turkish Ambassador to Bucharest, Mr. Osman Koray ERTAŞ; our Deputy Chairman, Mr. Süleyman KOCASERT; State Secretary of the Business Trade and Entrepreneurship Ministry of Romania, Mr. Sterica FUDULEA and the President of the Turkish Businessmen Association of Romania (TİAD), Mr. Murat DEMİRAY, mentioned the relations between Turkey and Romania in terms of foreign trade, investment and strategic partnership. After the Business Forum, B2B meetings between the Turkish and Romanian firm representatives were held with around 90 participants from the Romanian side.
During the business forum geographic proximity, historical and cultural connections between the two countries were emphasized by the speech makers. Also, it was specified that there were around 14,000 big, medium and small-sized Turkish enterprises in Romania with more than 6-million-dollar investment, which makes it third in the country, and that many large-capital companies also exist directly in the Romanian market such as Arçelik, Şişecam, Kardemir and Kastamonu Entegre.
Among the participants of the Romanian side, there were also the representatives of some Turkish-Romanian associations such as Chairman of MÜSİAD Romania, Mr. Cem AKSOY, the Founder and Chairman of Romania SME Turkish Association, Mr. Nazmi DOĞAN, President of Turkey-Romania Business Women Association Ms. Birgül ŞENYUVA, Counselor to the Ministry of Business Trade and Entrepreneurship of Romania and Vice President of Romania SME Association, Ms. Sebahat AKKAYA.
After the Business Forum, B2B meeting session started and with the attendance of around 90 Romanian participants, and around 250 meetings were held.