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Hamburg Business Day Turkey

February 11th, 2011
09.00h - 17.00h
Hamburg Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Turkey is geographically located in a key position between Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia. It is one of the most modern and economically thriving countries of the region. The Hamburg Business Day Turkey thus offered a fundamental insight on the economic situation of the country and presented key sectors that are of utmost importance for German investors. The event enabled entrerepeneurs and business executives to have direct contact to political decion-makers and experts from the economical, political and legal sector as well as establish business contacts to Turkish companies.
Focus areas of the event:
  • General economic framework
  • Mechanical engineering and food industry
  • Energy and renewable energies
  • Logistics and infrastructure
09.00h Registration
09.30h Welcome Addresses
  • Heinz W. Dickmann, Deputy Director, Hamburg Trade Chamber
  • Prof. Dr. Horst H. Siedentopf; President, EMA
  • Marc Landau, Executive Member of the Management Board, German-Turkish Chamber of Trade and Commerce
  • Devrim Öztürk, Consul General of the Republic of Turkey in Hamburg
10.00h Panel 1: General Framework in Turkey
Chair: Marc Landau, German-Turkish Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • German-Turkish Economic Relationship; Helge Tolksdorf, Assistant Head of Department EU-Expansion, South East Europe, Turkey, Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology
  • The Investment Climate in Turkey; Fatih Altunyuva, ISPAT(Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Investment Support and Promotion Agency)
  • Financing of Investments in Turkey; Ulrich Burghardt, Direktor Cross border Business Management, UniCredit Bank AG
  • Legal Framework - Recent Topics and Developments; Dr. Mehmet Köksal, Luther Karasek Köksal Danismanlik A.S.
11.30h Coffee Break
12.00h Panel 2: Mechanical Engineering and Food Industry
Chair: Marc Landau,German-Turkish Chamber of Trade and Commerce
  • Turkish Industry of Mechanical Engineering – Trade and Investment Opportunities; Ali Eren, Vice-President, TMPG (Turkish Machinery Promotion Group)
  • Products for the European Market: Fruits, Vegetables and Products of Aquaculture; Sezmen Alper, Secretary-General, AEA (Aegean Exporters’Associations)
  • Foreign Trade Relations of Turkey with its Neighboring Countries and Trilateral Cooperation;  Kudret Ceran, Vice-Director-General, State Secretariat for Foreign Trade, Office of the Prime Ministers of the Republic of Turkey
13.00h Lunch
14.00h  Panel 3: Renewable Energies
Chair: Heinz-W. Dickmann, Hamburg Trade Chamber
  • Energy Policy of Turkey, Recent Developments in the Sector of Renewable Energies; Ms. Sinem Caynak, Expert, Directorate General for Energy Affairs,  Ministry for Energy and Natural Resources
  • Wind Power Policies of Turkey, Investment and Cooperation Opportunities;  Mehmet Ayerdem, Vice-Director-General, TETAS (Turkish Electricity Trading and Contracting Company Inc.), Ministry for Energy and Natural Resources
  • Wind Power in Turkey; Dr.Helmut Klug, Regional Manager Central Europe, Middle East & Africa, Germanischer Lloyd Garrad Hassan
  • The Market for Wind Power in Turkey: Recent Situation and Developments; Ayhan Gök, Managing Director, Nordex Turkey
15.30h Coffee Break
16.00h Panel 4: Logistics and Infrastructure
Chair: Heinz-W. Dickmann, Hamburg Trade Chamber
  • Developments in the Turkish Logistics Sector, Projects in Expanding Infrastructure and PPP-Projects; Murat Gürmeric, Head of Department, Prime Ministry, State Planning Organisation
  • Turkey as Logistics Hub between East and West; Kosta Sandalci, Vice-President, UTIKAD (Freight Forwarders & Logistics Service Providers Association)
  • Report of a German Company; Osama Romhi, Management European Overland – Vice-President, Kühne & Nagel KG

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