2018 Events

AmCham 14th Anniversary GALA Reception
AmCham Turkey is delighted to host Turkey-U.S. business community to celebrate its 14th Anniversary Gala on December 7th, with the participation of 200+ high-level public & private sector leaders from both sides of the Atlantic.
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Meeting with the President of the Republic of Turkey
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan received representatives of the U.S. companies in Turkey at the Presidential Complex. Bilateral trade and economic relations were discussed at the meeting attended by the Board Members of AmCham Turkey/ABFT and YASED, as well as representatives from TAİK.
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AmChams in Europe, Best Practices Conference
AmCham Turkey Executive Director attended AmChams in Europe’s annual Best Practices Conference to strengthen partnerships and share experiences with AmChams all across Europe. AmCham Turkey did an elevator pitch at the conference which was attended by 30+ AmCham directors.
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Road to Digital Transformation
AmCham Turkey/ABFT and its member BTS & Partners organized a Briefing Seminar on Digital Transformation with presentations from Onur Koç, CTO, Microsoft; Yankı Yalçın, IoT Consultant; Uğur Şeker, Advisor on Digitalization, İşbank; and legal aspects by Tuğrul Sevim, Partner, BTS & Partners.
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Intellectual Property & Data Protection in a Digital World
AmCham Turkey/ABFT, in cooperation with its member Baker McKenzie and IKV (Economic Development Foundation) organized a Briefing Seminar on “Intellectual Property & Data Protection in a Digital World” at IKV premises. The seminar featured presentations from Baker McKenzie’s Head of Intellectual Property and Head of Information Technology & Communications as well as a presentation from Personal Data Protection Authority.
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Roundtable Meeting with The World Bank Group’s Global Business Regulations Unit
AmCham Turkey/ABFT, in cooperation with U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-Turkey Business Council co-hosted a meeting with the World Bank’s Global Business Regulation Unit and representatives of U.S. companies from energy, medical devices, media, consumer products, food & beverage sectors.
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International Chambers Corner Event
AmCham Turkey/ABFT attended the “Chamber Corner” event, a joint networking event of the leading bilateral Chambers of Commerce in Istanbul. International Chambers of 13 countries gathered at the traditional event with member companies.
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Seminar on Power of Food
AmCham Turkey/ABFT organized a seminar on food entrepreneurship in cooperation with CIPE (Center for International Private Enterprise) and Kök Project. The seminar featured presentations on social enterprise start-ups, food entrepreneurship in Turkey and MENA, as well as Life Project, an alternative approach in humanitarian response.
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AmCham Turkey ‘Back to Business’ Reception
AmCham Turkey/ABFT organized a reception at U.S. Consul General’s residence to celebrate the new business season, focusing on the goal to further increase bilateral economic relations. The Reception featured welcoming remarks from Jennifer L. Davis, U.S. Consul General and Serra Akçaoğlu, AmCham Turkey/ABFT Chairwoman & Citibank Turkey CEO and Board Member, covering AmCham’s achievements and plans.
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AmCham Turkey Executive Mentorship Program - Launch of 4th Term
AmCham Turkey/ABFT, in collaboration with WLN’s key stakeholders Korn Ferry and European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) Turkey, launched the 4th round of AmCham’s Executive Mentorship Program with a mentorship orientation training. The launch of the program, attended by 18 Mentors & 18 Mentees among AmCham members, was hosted by Moroğlu Arseven Law Firm.
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AmCham Turkey & EBRD Joint Seminar on “Investing for Impact in Turkey”
AmCham Turkey/ABFT, in cooperation with EBRD, organized an exclusive seminar on impact investments, with the belief that private sector development and leveraging private sector finance is crucial to address global development challenges and reaching sustainable development goals. The program partner EBRD explores new opportunities with strong CSR principles and philanthropic organizations, to support through co-financing and grant contributions aiming to scale up impact.
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Breakfast Seminar on Personal Data Protection Law @ BTS & Partners
AmCham Turkey/ABFT, in cooperation with its member BTS & Partners organized a breakfast seminar on personal data protection law to share views, experiences and best practices. The seminar, hosted by BTS & Partners, was attended by 25 sector professionals interested in the implementation of Personal Data Protection that imposes various obligations on natural and legal persons processing personal data. Discussions focused on processing of personal data, data controller and consent, as well as procedures that should be followed by companies.
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AmCham Turkey Exclusive Event with the attendance of Facebook’s Chief Creative Officer
AmCham Turkey organized an exclusive event for its members with the attendance of Marc D'arcy, Facebook’s Chief Creative Officer and Ari Keşişoğlu, Facebook’s Regional Director for Turkey, Middle East and Africa. The event, themed “Future Re-defined”, focused on the technological innovations and how can companies connect with their customers in this super-fast changing mobile world.
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AmCham Turkey/ABFT Ordinary General Assembly
AmCham Turkey/ABFT held its Ordinary General Assembly at Hilton Bomonti Istanbul with the participation of 50+ member company representatives. Following the welcoming remarks of the Chairwoman Serra Akçaoğlu, US Consul General Jennifer L. Davis took the stage, highlighting the significant role of AmCham in further improving the bilateral economic relations with a strong membership base. AmCham’s 2017 activity report and budget were presented and approved at the General Assembly.
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AmCham Turkey & EBRD International Women’s Day Event
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, AmCham Turkey/ABFT and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) jointly organized a panel discussion on the theme “Press for Progress: Commitment to a Gender Parity Mindset”. The conference kicked off with opening remarks from Serra Akçaoğlu, AmCham Turkey/ABFT Chairwoman and Citibank Turkey CEO and Board Member, followed by remarks from US Consul General Jennifer L. Davis.
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Roundtable Meeting with the Minister of Energy & Natural Resources
AmCham Turkey/ABFT organized a roundtable meeting with the attendance of Berat Albayrak, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Republic of Turkey, as the guest of honor. The meeting hosted 35 high-level attendees including representatives from the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, AmCham Turkey/ABFT Board Members and the CEOs of member companies. The discussions focused on Turkey’s economic potential in the energy sector and investment prospects between Turkey and the U.S.
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Healthcare & Life Sciences Committee with TITCK President
Healthcare & Life Sciences Committee held its second sectoral workshop meeting with TITCK President, Dr. Hakkı Gürsöz in Ankara.
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Public Affairs Committee Meeting with Teneo Intelligence
AmCham Public Affairs Committee (PAC) Meeting was held with the attendance of Dr. Nicolo Piccoli from Teneo Intelligence as the guest speaker. The meeting focused on “State of the World: Global Affairs, International Agenda and Business: Current status, challenges ahead, and prospects for the future…”
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