AmCham Turkey/ABFT members and colleagues gathered to celebrate the success stories of the previous year and share their good wishes and commitment for the year to come. Members showed motivation and shared commitment to further strengthen the investment and economic ties between Turkey and the US for the coming year. The event sponsored by 3M as the main sponsor, and Cargill, Papa John’s and Verifone as sponsors, was concluded by a gift lottery supported by member companies.
International Compliance Regulations & Internal Investigations Seminar with Kabine Law and Linklaters
AmCham Turkey/ABFT , in cooperation with Linklaters & Kabine Law Office organized a briefing seminar on International Compliance Regulations & Internal Investigations to share views, experiences & best practices. The discussions focused on various cases multi-national companies operating in different jurisdictions may face, concerning laws with extraterritorial application.
Roundtable with Nihat Zeybekci, Minister of Economy, Republic of Turkey
AmCham Turkey/ABFT organized a roundtable meeting with Nihat Zeybekci, Minister of Economy, as the guest of honor. The meeting hosted 50 high-level attendees including Nail Olpak, President of DEIK (Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey), representatives from the Ministry of Economy and TAIK (Turkey-US Business Council), AmCham Turkey/ABFT Board Members and member company representatives.
TAREKS Workshop in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy
AmCham Turkey/ABFT organized a workshop on issues around product safety, inspections and the TAREKS system, in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy. A delegation, from the Ministry of Economy, Directorate General (DG) Product Safety and Inspection, led by Kaan Köktürk, Head of Department, gathered with members for briefing and discussions on issues with respect to TAREKS system, inspections and beyond.
Roundtable Meeting with Hüsnü Dilemre, Deputy Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy, Republic of Turkey
AmCham Turkey/ABFT organized a roundtable meeting with the attendance of Hüsnü Dilemre, Deputy Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy, Republic of Turkey as the guest speaker. The meeting attended by AmCham Public Affairs Committee members, provided highlights on trade and investment relations, post TIFA meetings, modernization of the Customs Union with the EU, TTIP and the prospects for a broader economic partnership with the U.S.
AmCham Turkey/ABFT hosted a networking event in cooperation with its member, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Istanbul. Members gathered for the jazz night event at the Ritz-Carlton and enjoyed the live performance of Turkish jazz singer.
Roundtable with the Minister of Finance, Republic of Turkey
AmCham Turkey/ABFT organized a roundtable meeting with Naci Ağbal, Turkish Finance Minister. AmCham Turkey/ABFT Board Members and 50 member company representatives attended the meeting focusing on Turkey’s economic highlights and investment prospects between Turkey and the U.S.
AmCham Turkey/ABFT, in collaboration with WLN’s key stakeholders Korn Ferry and European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) Turkey, launched the 3rd round of AmCham’s Executive Mentorship Program with a mentorship orientation training. The launch of the program, attended by 15 Mentors and 15 Mentees, was hosted by BTS & Partners.
AmCham Turkey/ABFT, in collaboration with its member The Dow Chemical Company, organized a breakfast roundtable meeting with Fadi Matar, Dow’s Public & Government Affairs Director for IMEA & Turkey. Being an expert on brand management, public relations, advertising, digital marketing, media and internal communications, Fadi Matar made a presentation on “Branding Your Leadership”.
AmCham Turkey participated the British Chamber of Commerce in Turkey’s (BCCT) Mimarsiv Selection Event, a 2-day event dedicated to the construction, architecture, design and art sectors, together with the other international chambers in Turkey.
AmCham Turkey and Atlantic Council Roundtable: High Level US-Turkish Business Relations
AmCham Turkey/ABFT and Atlantic Council organized a roundtable session with the attendance of H.E. Mehmet Şimşek, Deputy Prime Minister, Republic of Turkey as keynote speaker. The meeting that was held as part of Atlantic Council's Istanbul Summit, was attended by John Bass, US Ambassador to Turkey; Jennifer Davis, US Consul General Istanbul; Arda Ermut, President of ISPAT, Hakan Yurdakul, Head of Economy Monitoring and Coordination at Presidency of the Republic of Turkey and 35+ senior executives among AmCham Turkey Board Members and Atlantic Council Members.
AmChams in Europe 2017 USA Conference at Washington DC & Boston
On May 7 – 12, executives from AmChams in Europe gathered in the United States to engage with companies, organizations and key government agencies to strengthen partnerships and gain insight into the current U.S. business. The program which took place in Washington DC and Boston, was attended by 33 directors of AmChams all across Europe. The Washington program was mainly focused on political updates, policy issues, trade while the Boston program’s focus was fully on innovation and technology.
AmCham ‘Women Leadership Network’: University Panel Session in İzmir
AmCham Turkey/ABFT, in cooperation with Değişim Liderleri Derneği and 9 Eylül University organized “Career Talks" session in İzmir within the scope of AmCham’s Women Leadership Network program. The panel session featured the speech of Halide Aydınlık, AmCham Member and Dupont General Manager.
AmCham ‘Women Leadership Network’: University Panel Session in Kayseri
AmCham Turkey/ABFT, in cooperation with Kayseri Abdullah Gul University (AGU), held a panel session entitled “Career Talks with Leaders of the Future” in Kayseri within the scope of AmCham’s Women Leadership Network program. The panel session featured the speech of Mine Öztürk, AmCham Board Member and Baxter General Manager.
Breakfast Roundtable with Duncan Stewart, Deloitte's Director of Technology, Media and Telecommunications Research
AmCham Turkey/ABFT, in collaboration with its member Deloitte, organized a roundtable meeting with Duncan Stewart, Deloitte’s Director of Technology, Media and Telecommunications Research at Deloitte’s premises. Being an expert on the forecasting of consumer & enterprise technology, media and telecommunications trends, Duncan informed AmCham Turkey/ABFT member companies on the impact of new and existing technology, as well as demographic and regulatory changes.
International Women’s Day: “Breaking Stereotypes: Paving the Way to Equal” Conference with EBRD
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, AmCham Turkey/ABFT and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) jointly organized a breakfast conference entitled “Breaking Stereotypes: Paving the Way to Equal” on March 8th at Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus.
AmCham Turkey/ABFT Ordinary Election General Assembly
AmCham Turkey/ABFT held its Ordinary Election General Assembly at Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus with the participation of member company representatives. During the General Assembly, new members of AmCham Board of Directors were elected.
AmCham Turkey/ABFT member companies attended to OSAC’s (Overseas Security Advisory Council) general membership meeting at ABFT member Deloitte’s premises. The meeting highlighted recent security updates and measures taken by the businesses.
AmCham Turkey/ABFT, in cooperation with its member Moroğlu Arseven Law Office, organized a briefing session on “US Sanctions & Export Controls" and "Anti-Dumping & Countervailing Duty" at Moroğlu Arseven’s head office.