Doing Business in Turkey
Date: Friday, May 31, 2013
Time: 8:30 am – 12 noon
Place: TEC EDGE INNOVATION & COLLABORATION CENTER
5000 Springfield St.
Dayton, OH 45431
For additional information:
Contact Kathy Marshalek at 937.775.3524 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Turkey enjoys a unique global position at the crossroads between Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Turkey is a dynamic emerging market with a young population of nearly 75 million people. It is among the top 20 economies and is dependent on imports to achieve one of the highest growth rates of the world.
Now is the time to explore the prospects for your business in Turkey.
This program will introduce the Turkish market to Ohio exporters and manufacturers with the aim of increasing Ohio exports of goods and services. Through experts and practitioners learn about the export opportunities in Turkey, the legal aspects of doing business, export compliance considerations when selling or shipping to Turkey as well as learn about resources, programs and services to help strategically enter the Turkish market.
Turkey Overview and Export Opportunities: John Fay, Commercial Officer and Ozge Eksi, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service, US Embassy, Ankara, Turkey
Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Turkey: Joseph Dehner, Attorney, Frost Brown Todd LLC
Export Compliance Considerations: Vickie Lanich, Export Compliance Connections LLC
Turkey: A Growing Market and Gateway: Nurten Ural, Honorary General Consul of Turkey
Entering the Turkish Market: Kathy Marshalek, Director, International Trade Assistance Center (ITAC) at Wright State Univ.
Turkish Market Opportunities for Ohio Companies
Defense and aerospace: Turkey has the second largest army in NATO after the US and 80% of defense equipment is procured from abroad. With a total of 41 civil airports and 19 airlines, Turkey is a regional hub for aerospace industries. Turkey is emerging as the aerospace gateway for markets in Europe, the Middle East, Asia & North Africa, with over 50 countries within a 3 hour flight.
Healthcare sector: The Ministry of Health is the largest provider of healthcare in Turkey, but there is a strong trend toward privatization. There are over 6000 companies in the medical device and disposables market. Purchase of advanced medical equipment is a priority for hospitals.
ICT: Information and Communication Technologies: The market size is estimated to reach $27.3 billion in 2013. Turkish Government aims for computer ownership at 51% and internet usage at 48% by 2013. In the telecommunications market, total number of GSM cellular service subscribers reached almost 64 million. The 2023 economic plan includes billions of dollar investment in infrastructure
Transportation Infrastructure: Turkey is becoming the logistic hub for Europe, Middle East and Central Asia. Growing transport needs of the country are matched with planned extensions of aviation, maritime, railway and land transport projects. By 2023, the Turkish government plans to build 11,000 km in new railways, including high speed rail linking the major cities and 15,000 km in new divided highways. Their plans include the development of the port city of Mersin to be among the top 10 largest in the world.