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Esin Attorney Partnership Reception
Esin Attorney Partnership, a member of Baker & McKenzie International, celebrated its annual summer reception on September 20, 2018. Nearly 500 guests joined the Esin family to commemorate the firm's tireless drive and dedication to its clients, community, and industry.
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Bristol-Myers Squibb GM Ece Kaşıkçı Named Among ‘Turkey’s Most Powerful 50 Women CEOs’
BMS Turkey General Manager Ece Kaşıkçı, who ranked 38th in the ‘Turkey’s Most Powerful 50 Women CEOs’ list of the Ekonomist magazine, received her award at the Awards Ceremony of the CEO Club.
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BTS & Partners on Data Protection & Cyber Security
BTS & Partners had a panel on Data Protection & Cyber Security at The Legal 500 GC Summit Turkey on September 27th in Istanbul. The panel had some of the leading names from the industry from Microsoft, Sabancı Holding, TOFAS and Biznet Bilişim.
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Dow Turkey Collected Over 100 Pounds of Trash for #PullingOurWeight Challenge
40 employees and their families from Dow Turkey volunteered for the International Coastal Cleanup on September 15th in Istanbul, following CEO Jim Fitterling’s announcement and call to mobilize against the waste issue in seas and oceans.
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EY Entrepreneur Of the Year
Being regarded as one of the most prestigious worldwide business award program on entrepreneurship, “EY Entrepreneur Of the Year” is organized by EY for more than 30 years. In 2019, the program will be organized for the 11th time in Turkey and applications are accepted between September 12 and December 28, 2018.
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GE Transportation and TÜLOMSAŞ Secure First Locomotive Order by Turkish Private Operator Korfez Ulastirma, logistics affiliate of Tüpraş
GE Transportation (NYSE:GE) will supply five diesel-electric locomotives to Korfez Ulastirma A.S., the subsidiary of Turkey’s largest refinery Tüpraş, operating in railway transportation. Korfez Ulastirma A.Ş. is the first private operator in Turkey to make such a purchase since the government began issuing licenses to use mainlines one year ago.
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Goodyear Launches Fuel-Efficient CO2-Reducing Tires
Goodyear will launch FUELMAX PERFORMANCE – its most fuel-efficient tire range yet – at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018. The new tires have received an EU tire label grade ‘A’. The collection is comprised of steer and drive tires, a combination that could save up to 214,000 liters of diesel per year and reduce up to 557,000 kg of CO2 - saving up to 290,000 Euros in fuel costs.
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Honeywell Names Frans van Deursen as President of Turkey and Central Asia
Honeywell announced that Frans van Deursen, a business leader with more than 30 years’ experience in business leadership, has been appointed President of Turkey and Central Asia (Azerbaijan, Georgia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan). He replaces Orhan Genis who will be retiring from Honeywell after 28 years of service, the last 6 years as president.
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HP Turkey Introduces Robotics and Coding Technology to the Koruncuk Children
HP Turkey, with the mission of providing equal education opportunities and improving the technological evolution of Turkey, introduces robotics and coding technologies to the Koruncuk Children. A technology lab equipped with HP products was established in Koruncukköy Bolluca as part of the project, which will continue for one year with contributions from nabutech trainers and HP volunteers.
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Seminar on Seismic Isolation Technologies for Hospitals
Yusuf Zahit Gundogdu, President of Miyamoto International Turkey, became a speaker at the seminar “Seismic Isolation Technologies for Hospitals”. The seminar that was held by FIP Industriale on September 12, 2018 in Ankara hosted various experts. Gundogdu’s speech on “Damper Requirement for Base Isolated Structures” informed participants on various types of dampers.
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Mondelēz International Turkey Headquarter is Moving to Ataşehir
Built in line with the changing needs, the new office is designed to keep the team spirit alive by creating more gathering spaces. The innovative, high technology new modern open office will increase the synergy & communications among functions. Employees will be able use the gym center located at the building as well, which is expected to increase motivation and engage colleagues to be more healthy and active! Mondelez International Turkey’s new office will be located @ Nidakule Ataşehir Kuzey
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Işık Özdoğan Ranked in Top 250 Women Globally by Managing IP, plus Five Other Intellectual Property Specialists Recognised
Işık Özdoğan has been recognised as one of the world’s Top 250 Women in IP by Managing IP in its 2018 edition, receiving the award for the third year in a row. Işık leads the firm’s 13-lawyer Intellectual Property team. In 2018, Managing IP recognises six of the firm’s lawyers by name.
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Anıl Ecevit Joins Andersen Tax as Partner
Andersen Tax in Turkey announces the addition of Anıl Ecevit as a Tax Partner in the Ankara office, effective as of September 2018. Anıl Ecevit is a tax expert with 17 years of experience in tax, accounting, finance, M&A and structuring areas. Anıl has joined PwC Turkey office in 2001 and gained broad experience in the fields such as local and multijurisdictional taxation, international structuring, M&A taxation.
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PepsiCo Turkey Named as Finalist in European Business Awards for the Environment
PepsiCo Turkey’s efforts in environmental sustainability have seen the business shortlisted for a major international honor: the European Business Awards for the Environment, held by the European Commission, which recognizes businesses that are making the most outstanding contribution to sustainable development through eco-innovation.
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On-The-Job Training Programs Increase Employment
The graduation ceremony of the “Phide” (Seedling) program carried out by Philip Morris/Sabancı, within the scope of IŞKUR's on-job training program, was held at the company's production facilities in Torbalı.
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Xerox Global Partner Program
Xerox Global Partner Program is now available in Turkey to help authorized partners drive revenue and strengthen client relationships, particularly in the lucrative and growing small and medium size business market. With this award-winning program, partners will benefit from Xerox’s global and local marketing support and counsel from Xerox partner managers.
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Turkish Winners of PwC’s Social Impact Lab 2018
PwC organized the international competition Social Impact Lab for the fifth time. This enables PwC to assist several innovative start-up social enterprises. PwC Turkey is excited to participate in the challenge for the first time this year. One of the start-up prize (Kodluyoruz) and the public prize (MUMO) winners are from Turkey.
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Esin Attorney Partnership Awards 2018
Esin Attorney Partnership, a member of Baker & McKenzie Swiss Verein, and its attorneys were recognized for their outstanding contribution to the legal profession in Turkey with awards from Chambers & Partners, IFLR and Euromoney: Turkey Law Firm of the Year; The Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year Award for Turkey; Rising Star award for Intellectual Property
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BDP Turkey Certified as Authorized Economic Operator
BDP International, the leading global logistics and transportation solutions company, has been named an Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) in Turkey by the Turkish Ministry of Customs and Trade. AEO status allows for the seamless execution of customs and logistics operations while providing a number of positive contributions to companies engaging in foreign trade.
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BMS Turkey Discussed the Future of Immuno-oncology
BMS, which started a new era in cancer treatment in the world and created the concept of immuno-oncology, hosted immuno-oncology talks in Ankara, Izmir and Istanbul with the participation of 150 oncologists with the aim of telling the story of this new treatment’s journey in Turkey.
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Cisco Istanbul Innovation Center
Cisco announced the opening of its Innovation Center in Istanbul. The latest addition to Cisco’s global network of Innovation Centers will serve as a hub for creative collaboration and will develop solutions for the digital era. The Innovation Center will focus on innovations in country digitization and IoT solutions for logistics, transportation and manufacturing.
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Many Exciting Prospects Unveiled at Dow ‘Sharing: Futures’ Turkey
Dow’s ‘Sharing: Futures’ event hosted more than 140 customers and partners from Turkey and beyond who came together to enjoy a showcase of new developments and meet the people behind the latest ground-breaking innovations from Dow’s Packaging and Specialty Plastics business (P&SP).
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Emerson Innovation Day 2018
Emerson is finalising its 2018 seminar programme. The sessions cover a wide variety of topics focusing on problem solving and new technologies. Emerson Innovation Day offers one day of innovation, networking, knowledge and ideas sharing practices.
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EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ Turkey program
Following last two year’s success, EY Turkey launched its third year of Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ program on May 17th. The leadership development program will continue to help high-potential women entrepreneurs scale-up their businesses. When the application period ends on July 31st, an independent judging panel will select the Class of 2018 from the applicants across the country.
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Goodyear Management Change
Mahmut Sarıoğlu became the General Manager of Goodyear, effective May 1, 2018. Pietro Saletta, General Manager since July 2015, handed over the baton to Sarıoğlu who was formerly the Director of Commercial Tires, and later Director of Consumer Tires, for Turkey, Israel, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Georgia.
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Turkish Student at Space Camp
Honeywell has sent a student from Turkey to space camp, at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, as part of its Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy program. The Academy is a unique scholarship program created by Honeywell, in partnership with the USSRC, that provides opportunities for children of Honeywell employees from all over the world to attend space camp to learn about space, aeronautics and engineering.
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IBM “Call for Code” Global Initiative
IBM “Call for Code” Global Initiative
IBM and partners launched the Call for Code Global Initiative, the largest and most ambitious effort to bring startup, academic and enterprise developers together to solve one of the most pressing societal issues of our time: preventing, responding to and recovering from natural disasters. IBM commits technology and $30 million USD over five years in the annual Call for Code Global Initiative.
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A Dream Has Come True!
Only 9 years old, Arda, diagnosed with Leucemia. When Make-A-Wish volunteers visited Arda’s house to ask what his one true wish would be, he knew exactly what he wanted. With the help of Enka Schools, Arda’s dream has turned into reality. The little boy who had a pleasant day in Istanbul, cut his Minions-themed cake with his family and Enka volunteers. May Arda have a happy and healthy life!
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Medtronic’s Ayhan Öztürk Appointed as TWAL Vice President
Medtronic Turkey and Central Asia Vice President Ayhan Ozturk has been aappointed as TWAL (Turkey, West Asia and Levant) Vice President, effective as of May 1st. TWAL consists of Turkey, Central Asia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Cyprus. The new regional HQ (TWAL) is based in Istanbul.
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Miyamoto International at “Future of Seismic Isolation” Workshop
Miyamoto International has been invited to “The Future of Seismic Isolation” workshop where several national and international experts have given talks. The event was held in Ankara on May 3rd. Yusuf Zahit Gundogdu, President of Miyamoto Turkey, has given a speech on application of seismic base isolation in high-rise buildings.
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PepsiCo Turkey publishes 1st local Sustainability Report
Performance with Purpose (PwP) is PepsiCo’s vision to deliver top-tier financial performance over the long term by integrating sustainability into our business strategy. In order to share PepsiCo’s PwP journey with our stakeholders in Turkey, PepsiCo Turkey published a local sustainability report. The report not only introduces PepsiCo’s new global sustainability goals for 2025; but also includes projects from PepsiCo Turkey business.
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Growing Alongside the Country, PwC Turkey Grows with 10 New Partners
With its 1,700 expert professionals, PwC has been a solution partner for its clients since 1981 from strategy to practice, from audit to tax solutions. With ten new partners, PwC Turkey has increased its partner count to 58.
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Tobacco Agriculture and Development Project
With the "Tobacco Agriculture and Development Project”, which has entered its 9th year, Philip Morris / Sabancı has touched the lives of thousands of farmers. The Project which was initiated in order to encourage quality tobacco production, expand good farming practices and increase the level of tobacco production in the Southeast Anatolia Region, continues to create added value in the region.
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The Rise of the Ancillary Space
Employees are seeking spaces that are less corporate in favour of those that are more versatile, inspiring and residential in feel. ‘Ancillary’ or in-between spaces offer a less formal setting and support a range of postures. Coalesse, along with our associated Steelcase and Turnstone brands, offer a growing range of inspiring ancillary pieces that blend great design, materials and performance.
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Bristol-Myers Squibb Further Strengthens Female Management Team
Bristol-Myers Squibb Turkey, with an all-female Board of Directors team and 70% women employees in management positions, entrusted the roles of Finance Director and Market Access Director to women leaders.
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BTS & Partners at Start-up Seminar
İTÜ Çekirdek organized a series of informative seminars for the start-up and entrepreneur community, where BTS & Partners gave a seminar on the setting up and investment stages on March 1st, 2018.
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New Global Plan to Help Create A World Without Waste
The Coca-Cola Company announced that it is fundamentally reshaping its approach to packaging, with a global goal to help collect and recycle the equivalent of 100% of its packaging by 2030. This goal is the centerpiece of the Company’s new packaging vision for a World Without Waste, which the Coca-Cola system intends to back with a multi-year investment that includes ongoing work to make packaging 100% recyclable.
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Cargill and ARASCO Open Corn Milling Facility for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Through a joint venture between Cargill and ARASCO, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has a new corn milling facility to meet the growing demand of the region’s food and beverage industry.
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Security Leaders Rely on and Invest in Automation, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
Malware sophistication is increasing as adversaries begin to weaponize cloud services and evade detection through encryption, used as a tool to conceal command-and-control activity. To reduce adversaries’ time to operate, security professionals said they will increasingly leverage and spend more on tools that use AI and machine learning, reported in the 11th Cisco® 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report.
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Dow’s Chemistry of Teaching Project Won TISK’s 2018 CSR Award for Effectiveness
Dow Turkey was awarded by the Turkish Confederation of Employer Associations (TİSK) with the 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Effectiveness Award for its "Chemistry of Teaching" project. The award, organized by TISK and given by an independent jury consisting of academicians, journalists, NGO leaders and business people, annually select the most important CSR initiatives conducted in Turkey by companies.
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The Winner of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ was announced
The winner of the 10th EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ in Turkey was announced on 29 March 2018 at the gala dinner, which was honored by Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek. The opening speeches of the award ceremony were delivered by Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek, EY Turkey Country Managing Partner Metin Canoğulları and Fiba Holding Chairman Hüsnü M. Özyeğin.
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GE Global Innovation Barometer: Growth of next-gen technology to tip the balance
GE announced the 6th edition of the GE Global Innovation Barometer survey, which explores the business world’s approach to innovation on a global and local basis.
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Goodyear Presents New Tire Technology & Future of Environmentalist Tires at Geneva Motor Show!
Goodyear, one of the world's leading tire manufacturers, has introduced innovative tires designed by focusing on urban mobility and the environment at the Geneva Motor Show which took place March 8-18, 2018.
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Future of Building Technologies Discussed at Honeywell IoT Summit in Istanbul
The Honeywell Users Group & IoT Summit, held at February, 06th in Istanbul, brought together more than 300 industry professionals and opinion leaders to discuss the smart building evolution and how connected buildings are reshaping cities across Turkey, and the role of technology in driving this change.
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IBM Volunteers Program
IBM Volunteers program provides IBM employees and retirees with resources to help them engage with community organizations and schools, expanding the impact of their volunteer efforts. A part of this program, SkillsBuild campaign has been launched to help 1 million primary and secondary school students to better understand and create technology.
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Make-A-Wish Turkey held a Wish Challenge with Chubb Insurance
Make-A-Wish Turkey held a Wish Challenge Team Building activity with Chubb Insurance, on February 16, 2018. A total of 28 Chubb employees not only designed the wishes of three children, but they will also be participating in the granting of these wishes.
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Miyamoto International at “High and Green” Session of CTBUH
Miyamoto International has participated to “High and Green” session of CTBUH (Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat) Turkey’s inaugural chapter event as a speaker on January 17th. Yusuf Zahit Gündoğdu, President of Miyamoto Turkey, explained the importance of structural design for sustainability in the session where present and future status of high-rise buildings in Turkey were discussed.
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Mondelez Brings New Gum Lines from France to Turkey
Mondelez Int Turkey GM İhsan Karagoz stated that in 2017 Mondelez Turkey’s exports has grown by 56% and reached 220 M TL. “Net revenue has increased by 19% and reached 720M TL. In the last 6 years, we have invested 200M TL to our Gebze plant. In 2018, we are bringing new gum lines from Saint Genest, France."
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Moroğlu Arseven Selected as ‘Turkish Law Firm of the Year’ at The Lawyer European Awards 2018
Moroğlu Arseven was selected as ‘Turkish Law Firm of the Year’ at The Lawyer European Awards, held in London on 15 March 2018. The annual award is granted to an independent law firm which has demonstrated an exceptional year, managing the pressures of the wider economic environment, while maintaining high levels of client service.
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PepsiCo AGRO Academy
PepsiCo’s Agro Academy is a supplier training and communication platform implemented annually since 2006. Almost 20,000 hours of training has been provided to farmers so far. Carried out with the aim of increasing the technical capacities of its suppliers, the platform is used to share best practices and new goals.
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P&G Turkey General Office has achieved LEED Gold Certification!
P&G Turkey, reducing its energy consumption by 40% in its new office with smart management system, has fulfilled the requirements for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certificate which is the most widely used green building rating system in the world.
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4.5 Million Dollar Energy Investment from Philsa
Philip Morris/Sabancı, has established its Trigeneration Plant, one of the most advanced mini natural gas conversion unit at Philsa, it’s manufacturing centre in Torbalı, with an investment of 4.5 million dollars. Philsa is continuing its environmentally friendly investments by generating its own electricity, steam and heat required for its production and will be reducing its energy consumption and carbon emissions.
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International Women’s Day at PwC Turkey
On International Women’s Day, PwC Turkey held a celebration event with the theme #womeninpwc in their offices in four cities. As one of the champions of UN’S HeForShe initiative, PwC Turkey employees showed their commitment to support the HeForShe initiative.
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Serap Zuvin Law Offices to Comine with Cakmak Attorneys at Law
Serap Zuvin Law Offices will be combining its services with Cakmak Attorneys at Law, an Ankara based law firm, that has recently opened its new office in Istanbul. This joining of two firms with very similar cultures, high quality of service understanding and complementary practice strengths, will enable the firm to provide its clients with a broader range of assistance.
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Verifone Volunteers at “TİDER SHOP”!
Verifone, a world leader in payment systems has volunteered for the "Temel İhtiyaç Derneği (TIDER), aid foundation for people living under poverty line. A Team of Verifone employees provided voluntary support in a charitable spirit to TIDER shops in many locations by undertaking tasks such as arrangement of the grocery store and raise donation.
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Xerox Named as one of World’s Most Ethical Companies for 12th Consecutive Year
Xerox has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies. Company has been recognized every year since 2006 and is one of only two honorees in the Information Technology Services industry, underscoring their commitment to leading with integrity and prioritizing ethical business practices.
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