Cooperation with the Swiss Chamber of Commerce

On 23 November 2018, the President, mr. Oliver von Borstel and the Vice President, mr. Bob Juchter van Bergen Quast, met with mr. Ethem Emre, President of the Chamber of Commerce The Netherlands & Turkey and mr. Adnan Büyükbilgin, its Vice President, to discuss cooperation between the two Chambers.

The Istanbul International Financial Center (IIFC) and the possibilities for the Chambers to function as a hub for this center proved to be an interesting topic of discussion. The IIFC offers numerous interesting business opportunities for European entrepreneurs, due to its easy accessibility and solid infrastructure. The economy of Turkey is defined as an emerging market economy by the IMF. Turkey is among the world’s developed countries according to the CIA World Factbook. Turkey is also defined by economists and political scientists as one of the world’s newly industrialized countries. Therefore, doing business with Turkey can be very profitable and the IIFC can provide the means in this respect.

The IIFC project – which started in 2009 and is currently being developed in Istanbul’s Ataşehir district – has been designed to be one of the world’s major financial centers. This landmark government project aims to build a larger financial center than the existing ones in New York, London and Dubai and also aims to make Istanbul the center of finance internationally. It will create a center designed be the heart of the world financial sector and serve 24/7 as a public hub. With the completion of the project, some 30,000 people will be employed. Constructed on an area of 2.5 million square meters (26.9 million square feet), the IIFC will have 560,000 square meters of office space, 90,000 square meters of shopping mall, 70,000 square meters of hotel, 60,000 square meters of residential space and a culture and congress center with a capacity of 2,000.

Both Chambers are looking forward to further cooperation.


Cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce The Netherlands & Turkey

Global Health Tourism Summit and Fair

“Global Health Tourism Summit and Fair will be organized under the auspices of Republic of Turkey Ministry of Health, with supports from Republic of Turkey Ministry of Economy, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Republic of Turkey Ministry of EU Affairs and Republic of Turkey Ministry of Development, with strategic partnership of Turkish Travel Agencies Association (TURSAB) and with contributions of 32 institutions and associations in JW Marriott Hotel Ankara between 18-22 October 2016.

Over 3000 experts and representatives from 20  countries are expected including; top officers and bureaucrats from T.R. Ministry of Health as well as other Ministries, public-private-university hospitals and city hospitals, national and international hosted buyers, assistance and insurance companies to Global Health Tourism Summit and Fair between 18-22 October 2016. Hosted buyers will be organized by Republic of Turkey Ministry of Economy and all the expenses will be covered by Republic of Turkey Ministry of Economy.”

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2nd Annual PPP in Turkey

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Following on from the success of our 2012 PPP in Turkey Forum, our 2013 event will provide an update on the market and its current challenges and opportunities. Government representatives will outline existing and future projects, international experts will provide best practice advice and industry stakeholders will review the feasibility of Turkey’s ambitious plans. Our 2013 forum will provide a platform for debate and discussion with more interactive panel sessions and Q&As.

Key topics to be discussed include: Social Infrastructure (Education, Housing, Sports and Culture, Energy Efficiency), Municipal/City projects, Transport Infrastructure, Healthcare and Environmental infrastructure.


Conference Sessions:

1. Ministerial address and project showcase. Regional overview and update from 2012 event. Legal framework review.
2. Financing PPP projects in Turkey. Requirements of international lenders and view of Turkish market.
3. Social Infrastructure project update: Education, Housing, Sports/Cultural. International best practice examples.
4. Municipal projects: City and State projects for PPP.


5. Transport Infrastructure
6. Healthcare PPPs

7. Environmental PPPs


Special discount with the reference of Foundation The Chamber of Commerce The Netherlands & Turkey.

Please quote EK20 to claim %20 off on registrations.