While British politicians and media squabble over how best to manage ‘Brexit’, entrepreneurs are busy eyeing-up new trade opportunities. Turkey and Britain already enjoy significant trade levels – bilateral trade volume between the two nations reached £13.22 bn in 2016 – which is set to grow after the UK’s exit from the European Union in 2019.
Next month, the TBCCI (Turkish-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry) is hosting the UK-Turkey Business Forum with the spotlight on post-Brexit trade. Taking place at the Hilton Bosphorus on 29 September, keynote speakers will include Turkey’s Minister for the Economy Nihat Zeybekci, Patrick Regis CEO Turkey and Central Asia, Rolls-Royce, and Gary Welsh Head of Imports and Exports at the UK’s Food Standards Agency.
An annual event, the TBCCI’s UK-Turkey Business Forum is run in association with the Turkish Government’s Investment Agency and Turkey’s Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK), guaranteeing high-profile attendance: government officials, senior representatives of major corporations operating in Turkey and Britain, leading professionals, and journalists and academics tracking trade between the two countries.
September’s Forum will explore how UK-Turkey economic relations will change in the post-Brexit era. There will also be panel discussions on defence and aerospace, technology, and food and agriculture, with plenty of networking opportunities at the iconic Hilton – the first internationally-branded hotel to open in Turkey 62 years ago.
Attendance at the Forum is open to TBCCI and DEIK members and non-members alike. To book your place, and for information on discounted delegate rates for flights and accommodation please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find the full programme here.
Main photo: TBCCI President Emma Edhem addresses the UK-Turkey Forum, 02 Dec. 2016. Photo © Capital Events