3M Turkey Automotive & Aerospace Solutions Division hosted 26 different aviation companies including TAI, Turkish Airlines, Boeing, GE Aviation, PFW on 23rd of October. The company focused on presenting aerospace solutions in five main categories: Structural, Exterior, Interior, Painting and Personal Safety.
Bristol-Myers Squibb, bringing immuno-oncological treatments to the country, participated in the 5th Oncology Patient Advocacy Group Forum for the CEETII regions. The theme of the Forum that was attended by 31 associations from eight countries was R.I.S.E. (‘Role,’ ‘Innovation,’ ‘Strategy,’ ‘Empathy’) against cancer.
Cargill Invested 1.1 Million $ to its Edible Oils Production Facility in Balıkesir
Cargill continues its investments in Turkey. Recently Cargill invested 1.1 million $ to build a pilot plant in Turyag facility in order to offer market the tailor-made solutions specially developed for its customers in a faster and top quality manner.
Electrified Ford Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid & EcoBlue Hybrid Vans Named International Van of the Year
The new Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid and Transit Custom EcoBlue Hybrid models were collectively judged winners of the prestigious annual IVOTY award by a jury of 25 specialist journalists from 25 countries. Jurors praise Transit Custom’s Ford Hybrid powertrains that deliver fuel savings, help businesses meet clean air targets and allow entry to low-emission zones. Both models are manufactured at Ford Otosan Gölcük plant, the biggest commercial vehicle production base in Europe.
Goodyear Premium Tiers Provide Safety & Fuel Efficiency
Goodyear proposes an outstanding combination of safety and fuel efficiency for its premium tires. Tire performance reduce the braking distance of the vehicle on wet conditions and bring financial savings for the drivers who also limit the environmental impact. Goodyear also supports the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) to achieve their limits for the CO2 emission requirements.
Honeywell to Provide OLEFLEX™ Technology to Boost Propylene Production in Turkey
Ceyhan Polipropilen Uretim will use Honeywell UOP’s C3 Oleflex™ technology to produce 457,000 metric tons per year of polymer-grade propylene for a new petrochemicals complex in Ceyhan, Turkey. The new unit will be used to supply propylene for production of polypropylene, which is used to make a wide variety of plastic products that are growing in demand globally.
HP Supports Educational Initiative with Turkey Maker Bus
HP is working with ERTEV, Provincial Directorate for National Education of Bursa, and UNDP to expand learning opportunities for children through the HP Turkey Maker Bus. The bus, which is equipped with HP products, is traveling to 13 schools in the city of Bursa to deliver STEM training and other courses to approximately 1,120 children as part of the Maker Movement.
Demet Russ assigned as the Managing Director of Janssen Turkey
As of 1st January 2020, Demet Russ, currently working as Janssen EMEA Finance VP, will be assigned to the position of Managing Director of Janssen Turkey. Before her current position, Russ worked as Senior Finance Director responsible for Global R&D Operations, charted the financial strategic roadmap there, and supported versatile collaboration.
Miyamoto at the 5th International Earthquake Engineering & Seismology Conference
Miyamoto International, known for its expertise in earthquake engineering, have realized three presentations at 5th International Earthquake Engineering & Seismology Conference (5.ICEES) organized at the Middle East Technical University between 8-11 October.
Milka Continues To Support Ski Sports in Turkey in 2020
Mondelēz international Turkey's popular chocolate brand Milka, has renewed its sponsorship to Turkey Ski Federation and the National Ski Team. In line with global strategy, Milka has started to support ski sports in Turkey in 2019 and will continue to be the main sponsor in 2020. Milka will support the creation of Ski Stars of Turkey. With each Milka consumers buy, the company will donate to build future ski stars!
P&G Europe Board of Directors met in Istanbul in September to determine its brand strategy for financial year 2019-2020, as well as plans for the next year. Led by P&G Europe President Loic Tassel, the top executives of all brands operating in the region were present at the meeting which was held in Turkey for the first time – symbolizing Turkey’s importance for P&G in the region.
PepsiCo’s Ece Aksel Appointed as Turkey General Manager
PepsiCo's successful female leader Ece Aksel, who was Eastern Europe & Sub-Saharan Africa Food Category General Manager, Senior Vice President, has been appointed as PepsiCo Turkey General Manager and Senior Vice President.
Mentorship Support by Philip Morris/Sabancı’s Women Executives
Through KaMP Mentorship Program developed in partnership with Women Entrepreneurs Association (KAGIDER), PM’s women executives provide professional & personal development support via Mentorship to women at their early career stages. Third cycle of the program started with the gathering of 20 mentees & 20 mentors where they had the opportunity to get to know each other.
PwC Turkey’s 18th Solution Partnership Platform: "New World"
PwC Turkey’s 18th Solution Partnership Platform discussed new models, talents and innovations of the "New World". In the “New World”, collaborating with different stakeholders, embracing new models and approaches where technology and experience meet are important besides improving talents and capabilities. Actions in HR, technology and finance to align with the “New World” were discussed by experts in detail at the workshops.
Newsweek Nominated Xerox DocuShare & Managed Print Services for the Best Business Tools 2019
Newsweek has published the Best Business Tools 2019 list in United States. In this nationwide poll, Xerox has been nominated in the lists of the Best 10 Document Management Software (DMS) provider and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) providers. Providing content management platforms for small and medium/large size enterprises Xerox® DocuShare® has achieved the highest score from users belonging to the Generation Z.
3M Impact, a skills-based volunteer program, aims to encourage 3M employees in sharing their expertise with local community organizations and make a positive impact. Teams of 3M participants travel to different countries for two weeks, where they had the opportunity to work with local non-profit organizations.This year 3M Turkey hosted 12 volunteers from different 3M Subsidiaries.
Boston Scientific is Advancing the Science & Transforming Lives for 40 Years!
Boston Scientific colleagues from Growth and Emerging Markets (GEM) Region gathered at the Institute of Advancing Science in Istanbul to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Boston Scientific. Robert Kruidenier, Vice President GEM and Serhan Acar, Country Manager Turkey highlighted BSC’s commitment to “advancing science and transforming lives”, stemming from their strong focus on caring, collaboration and high performance.
BMS Ece Kaşıkçı Named Among ‘Turkey’s Most Powerful 50 Women CEOs’
Ekonomist Magazine announced ‘Turkey’s Most Powerful 50 Women CEOs’ list, based on company revenues. BMS Turkey General Manager Ece Kaşıkçı has been named among the most powerful CEOs for the second year in a row and ranked 35th, climbing up three ranks from last year.
Crowe Troy and Presidency Investment Office collaborated to publish a tax guide on doing business in Turkey. The guide contains practical information related to Turkish accounting and tax regulations and covers frequently asked questions by the foreign investors. The guide can be downloaded through the following website of the Presidency Investment Office.
The cleanup effort by Dow – called #PullingOurWeight – challenges participants to remove at least four pounds of waste per person from local waterways and communities across the world. Four pounds is the average amount of waste that each person on earth produces each day. Last month, Dow Turkey employees hosted a beach cleanup with families and friends and collected over 170 kilograms of waste.
EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women 2019 is Ready for a Year of Learning and Development!
EY in Turkey is excited to welcome 2019 class of EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women program. In its 4th year, the leadership development program continues to help high-potential women entrepreneurs to scale-up their businesses. The class, selected by an independent jury, will come together in orientation conference in October. Selected women entrepreneurs from different cities of Turkey will have a chance to benefit from knowledge and experience of each other and advisers throughout the year.
Esin Attorney Partnership, a member of Baker & McKenzie International, held its annual "Farewell to Summer" reception on September 18th at the Four Seasons Bosphorus Hotel. 700+ guests participated to the reception where the İZEV Foundation and İZEV Youth left their mark with their inspiring performance.
Dave Johnston is Appointed as Deputy GM of Ford Otosan
Dave Johnston is appointed as Deputy General Manager, Ford Otosan, as of August 1st, 2019. Previously, he was the CFO of Ford China based in Shanghai. He joined Ford of Britain in 1995 and through 2003 held a variety of Finance positions. Mr. Johnston earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Master’s degree in Manufacturing Leadership from Cambridge University.
GE Renewable Energy’s Bergama Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing Site Produces 500th Blade
GE Renewable Energy announced the production of the 500th wind turbine blade at LM Wind Power’s wind turbine blade manufacturing site in Turkey, two years after the start of the production at the new plant in Bergama, İzmir. Devoted to respond to the growing demand for wind energy worldwide, 500 blades are meant to capture the wind for a total capacity of about 500 MW, enough to power the equivalent of around 680,000 homes in Turkey.
Goodyear is proud to announce that the Eagle F1 SuperSport RS has been homologated for the Porsche 911 GT2 RS and Porsche 911 GT3 RS. Eagle F1 SuperSport RS tire marks return of Goodyear to the supercar segment. It focuses on delivering consumers the ultimate great racetrack experience.
Honeywell is to train 45,000 high-risk workers across Turkey as part of its new initiative “On the Road for Safety”. The campaign aims to increase safety awareness in high-risk workplaces and educate workers to reduce industrial accidents in the country. In the first phase, Honeywell is setting up an education center in Tuzla to host third party organizations to provide targeted training with certified trainers. During phase two, Honeywell representatives will visit facilities with its Demo Van.
Cenker Özhelvacı Appointed as the MENAT Vice President
Effective of June 15th, Iron Mountain Turkey has joined a new Country Cluster formed under Northern and Eastern Europe and India (NEEI) region, namely MENAT which encompasses Middle East, Northern Africa and Turkey to focus on Iron Mountain’s growing operations across Middle East.
As a part of this organisational restructuring which turns Iron Mountain Turkey into a regional base for all operations, current Managing Director Cenker Özhelvacı has been appointed as the MENAT Vice President.
As of September 1st, Refik Öner was appointed as the General Manager for Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Turkey and MISSA region (Maghreb, Iran, Sub-Saharan Africa). Refik Öner has more than 20 years experience in the FMCG sector including Procter & Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser, and Koç Group companies. He took various responsibilities and leadership positions in business units across different geographies including Turkey, United Kingdom, Europe, USA and Middle East.
Miyamoto International has won the Global Best Projects 2019 Award of the Engineering News-Record (ENR). Gaddi Baithak UNESCO-site palace in Nepal has significantly damaged in the 2015 earthquake (M7.8). Miyamoto designed the repair and strengthening project of Gaddi Baithak that is one of the country’s heritage.
Owner of Kent, Falım, First, Olips, Jelibon, Oreo, Milka and Toblerone brands, Mondelēz International Turkey announced its plans to invest approximately $54 million to increase capacity by 20.000 tons. The new Investment will support growth of global confectionery business.
MSD Appoints Yasemin Erkut as Healthcare Policy Director
Yasemin Erkut joined MSD Turkey’s Leadership Team as Healthcare Policy Director. She started her career in 2004 at the US Embassy in Ankara and held corporate relations leadership roles at FMCG companies and finally was the Corporate Relations Lead for Diageo Turkey since 2014.
P&G Turkey Chosen as Top Supplier for 7 Consecutive Years
P&G Turkey has been chosen as the top supplier in the FMCG category in Turkey by the Advantage Group’s Advantage Report™ for the 7th year in a row. The study, conducted by the Canada based Advantage Group with the leading retail chains each year, assesses the FMCG suppliers in performance areas such as strategic alignment, people, category/business development, consumer marketing, supply chain and customer service.
PepsiCo Celebrates 10th Anniversary of its Corporate Scholarship Program
PepsiCo, on September 4th, hosted an event to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its corporate scholarship project, “Kızlarımız Okuyor” (Our Girls are Going to School), share its next term plans and launch its one-week training program with its project partner, Bahcesehir University. The project, revised as “Kızlarımız Okuyor, Işık Saçıyor” (Our Girls are Going to School and Brightening the Future) now includes training modules, events and volunteer activities to spur scholars’ development.
On October 4, Philip Morris/Sabancı hosted AmCham “Coffee Talks” where the company provided information on digital transformation and start-up selection process. The company supports start-up ecosystem in Turkey by working with start-ups pioneering innovation.
PwC Turkey hosted PwC Global Economics Network meeting at its “Experience Center” in Istanbul on September 10 & 11th. 16 experienced PwC economy leaders from 15 countries shared their predictions on the global and local economic outlook.
Russell Reynolds Associates has come a long way since opening its first office on Madison Avenue in 1969. This year the global business, with 46 offices in 26 countries across the globe, including Turkey, celebrates with clients and employees to thank them for being part of their journey.
UPS has signed Dangerous Goods Transportation & Training protocol with IKMIB & Turkish Airlines Aviation Academy. Thanks to this cooperation, İKMİB member companies will easily get the necessary IATA certificate training for shipping chemical products that are classified as dangerous goods. They will also easily reach 123 countries in total with advantageous rates supported by UPS.
3M Turkey Customer Innovation Center Opening Soon!
3M Turkey has finalised preparations for its new “Customer Innovation Center” at the company’s new office in Ataşehir. With the new innovation center, 3M aims to inform distributors, customers, associations, universities and anyone who is interested in learning the science and technology behind the 3M products.
Esin Attorney Partnership, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie was awarded Turkey Tax Firm of the Year at the 15th annual International Tax Review (ITR) European Tax Awards ceremony held in London on May 16th, 2019. The ITR European Tax Awards celebrate the best tax, transfer pricing and dispute resolution work across the EMEA region. Award submissions are judged on the scale, complexity, and innovation of impactful client work over the past year.
Boeing and THY celebrated the delivery of 787-9, which is the first of 30 to be introduced into THY's world-class fleet. THY plans to use the airplane's fuel efficiency, range, reliability and size to operate new non-stop international routes. The aircraft’s advanced technology and passenger-centric cabin design will help THY provide best-in-class experience for its passengers.
Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) continues to offer strong career opportunities to its employees with different educational backgrounds and levels of experience through global appointments. Mine Uzun, who respectively served as HR Manager & HR Lead at BMS Turkey has been appointed HR Lead, India and Middle East. Ayşegül Karzan Bilgiç, BMS Oncology Unit Director, will be the Strategy & Operations Lead for Central Europe and Middle East on an interim assignment.
Cargill kicked off a corporate social responsibility program “1000 farmers 1000 prosperity” to help farmers increase productivity and improve their livelihoods. With the program, 1000+ corn farmers from Mersin, Adana, Konya, Karaman, Manisa and İzmir benefited from the expert agronomical and technical advice, financial literacy trainings, innovative technical and online tools.
TUSIAD STEM+A Project Completed its 2018-2019 Term with Sponsorship from Dow Turkey
TUSİAD STEM+A Project, supported by Dow Turkey as the main sponsor, completed its 2018-2019 term with a closing event in June. The event hosted 120 students and 30 teachers from 4 vocational high schools, as well as representatives from TUSİAD and Dow. Students and teachers exhibited the projects they developed through the STEM kits and training they received during the project.
Applications are Open for EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women Class 2019!
EY Turkey is excited to accept applications for 2019 Class of EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women program. In its 4th year, the leadership development program will continue to help high-potential women entrepreneurs scale-up their businesses. When the application period ends on 29th of July, an independent judging panel will select the Class of 2019.
GE Renewable Energy to Hire 300 Employees for Wind Turbine Blade Factory in Turkey
LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business, announced its plan to recruit 300 additional employees at its wind turbine blade manufacturing site in Bergama, Turkey. The expanded production workforce will allow LM Wind Power to respond to the growing global demand for wind power by exporting blades to markets worldwide, including in Europe and Asia.
Goodyear’s Ultimate All-Rounder: New Eagle F1 Asymmetric
Goodyear has announced its next-generation Ultra High Performance (UHP) road tire, the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5. Conceived as the ultimate all-round summer tire, Goodyear has utilized innovative technologies to unlock significant improvements in wet braking and dry handling without compromising ride comfort or road noise.
Honeywell Expands its Technology Center in Uzbekistan
Honeywell opened its newly expanded Experion® Orion Technology Center in Uzbekistan on June 27th, which provides regional customers with access to world-class process automation training and industrial technologies. Honeywell’s existing training center, located in the company’s Tashkent office, has been upgraded to feature Honeywell’s Experion® Orion Console – the first time the technology has been installed at a training center in the Central Asia region.
Emre Alaman is Appointed as Managing Director for HP Turkey
HP Inc. appointed Emre Alaman as their new Managing Director in Turkey. In this role, Alaman will be responsible for the company’s operations across the country. During his 13 years at the company, Alaman has held various leadership positions including Sales Development Expert, Financial Analyst, Notebook Category Manager, Distribution Channel Manager, Retail Sales Manager, Commercial Channel Manager and Corporate Sales Manager.
Turkey’s Anadolu Insurance Makes Claims Processing Smarter with IBM Watson
IBM and Anadolu Insurance announced that they are working together using artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate the damage assessment process. IBM Watson Visual Recognition Service, accessible on the IBM Cloud, will help Anadolu Insurance to quickly review and analyze photos that show vehicle damage.
Miyamoto's activities in high seismic risk countries in Central Asia continue to increase. Miyamoto's services in Uzbekistan began in 2013 with seismic performance assessment of UNESCO's World cultural heritage monuments in Samarkand and continued with Tashkent, Bukhara and Shakhrisyabz in the following years.
Mondelēz International Turkey’s over half a century old brand Kent to sell 12.000 tons of bayram candies in 20.000 points of sales including village bazaars. Bayram candy production starts 8 months before Bayram time and the company provides extra employment to 6.500 merchandisers who work before and during bayram candy sales.
NAZALI Attorney Partnership held a seminar on “Data, Personal Data and Big Data from the Perspective of Data Protection Law and Antitrust Law” in June, attended by 120+ guests from diverse industries. Panelists from Multi Turkey, Samsung Electronics, Merck Sharp &Dohme, Fibabanka, as well as Middle East Technical University, Zorlu Holding, Sahibinden.com and Ebay, shared their experiences on implementing GDPR in Turkey along with local privacy legislation and sectoral legislation.
PepsiCo Tarsus Plant "Energy Efficiency Improvement" Award
PepsiCo Tarsus Plant has been awarded with “Energy Efficiency Improvement Projects in Industry” which was organized by Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources in April 2019. Sustainability projects were presented into the council and as a result of the assessment Tarsus Plant was selected as 3th in Turkey among other applicants.
The first of the ESIAD SUR summits, planned to be held annually by the Aegean Association of Industrialists and Businesspeople, took place with the participation of Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli in İzmir. Following the opening speeches, a panel discussion on “Sustainability in Agriculture” was held where Philip Morris/Sabancı Managing Director Filiz Yavuz Diren shared the company’s practices and views on sustainability.
Procter & Gamble Turkey has celebrated 100th anniversary of May 19th, 1919 with ‘Youth is 100 Years Old / Gençlik 100 Yaşında’ campaign. For the honor of this special day devoted to youth, P&G called young people to share their ‘success through overcoming the barriers’ stories through P&G’s mobile youth application ‘Banabak’.
PwC & Capital Magazine Woman-Friendly Companies 2019 Award Ceremony
Capital Magazine presented the companies that make the biggest contributions to women’s employment in Turkey with its “100 Woman-Friendly Companies” survey, conducted to draw attention to the importance of women’s employment in business life. PwC Turkey Leader Haluk Yalçın: “We are conducting the award ceremony for the Woman-Friendly Companies project that supports variety & talent, the most important elements of success at PwC Turkey’s technology & experience center.
As part of UPS’s effort to promote diversity and inclusion, UPS and The UPS Foundation launched Women Exporters Program in 2018. The WEP, working with the International Trade Centre’s SheTrades initiative, NGOs, government partners, is a global effort to enable women-owned businesses to learn more about exporting their products around the globe.
Xerox is expanding its partner network in Turkey with Global Partner Program. The main objective of the program is to support business partners to increase their revenues and strengthen customer relations, especially in the growing SME markets, and to create new values for new business opportunities. The program enables partners to benefit from Xerox’s global and regional initiatives, as well as local marketing support, consultancy and training services from Xerox Executives.
3M Turkey team moved to a new office in Nidakule South Ataşehir in Istanbul. The concept of new head office is based on modern global trends, 3M corporate brand identity and considers the experience of other 3M offices worldwide.
Baker McKenzie & ISTAC Joint Conference on M&A Disputes
Baker McKenzie and Istanbul Arbitration Centre (ISTAC) held a joint conference on M&A Disputes in Istanbul on 18 January 2019. The conference was attended by 160+ guests including the partners and practitioners from numerous law firms, local and international companies.
Cem Durukan joined Beckman Coulter Turkey as Commercial Operations Senior Director in January 2019. Along with managing the Turkish organization, his broad responsibilities also include leading the newly formed focus region Turkey, Med & CIS (Turkey, Northern Cyprus, Azerbaijan, Greece, Macedonia, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Albania, Malta, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan).
Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), which defined the immune-oncology concept by starting a new era in cancer treatment worldwide, launched the “www.icindeogucvar.com” platform with support from the Turkish Society of Medical Oncology and patient associations.
Dow Turkey, Europe, Middle East, Africa & India Government Affairs Director Howard Chase delivered the opening speech at the Uludağ Economy Summit on March 22nd, 2019. On the second day of the summit, Dow Turkey & Central Asia President Ihsan Necipoğlu moderated the “Vision 2023” session.
Being regarded as one of the most prestigious worldwide business award program on entrepreneurship, “EY Entrepreneur Of the Year” is organized for more than 30 years globally and for 11 years in Turkey.
GE Healthcare & CCN Holding Celebrate the Opening of Bilkent Integrated Health Campus
CCN Holding and GE Healthcare inaugurated Bilkent Integrated Health Campus, the state-of-the-art 3,711 bed healthcare facility located in Ankara, Turkey. After nearly three years of construction, the $1.3 billion campus becomes Turkey’s largest public-private partnership (PPP) to date, and one of the world’s largest public hospitals ever constructed in a single phase.
Goodyear Presents the Future of Technology at the Geneva Motor Show!
Goodyear introduced innovative tires designed for the cars of the future at the Geneva Motor Show which took place on March 7-17, 2019. The Goodyear AERO concept is a two-in-one tire designed for the autonomous, flying cars of the future, which would work both as a road driving tire and a “propeller” for flight.
Honeywell Sponsors Turkish Students for U.S. Space Camp
Honeywell is sponsoring 292 students from 41 countries including Turkey to attend the annual Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy (HLCA) at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC) in Huntsville, Alabama.
Lilly Turkey is Continuing to Be a Top Employer in 2019
Lilly Pharmaceuticals has been recognized by the Top Employers Institute as a Top Employer for the second year in a row and has received Top Employers Turkey 2019 Certification for excellence in employee conditions.
Miyamoto Engineers have given a 4-day training to the engineering department of Ministry of Health on March 19-22. A new earthquake code has been enacted in Turkey in 2018 which took place of the old 2007 version.
Mondelez International Appoints Vince Gruber to Lead its European Business
As of January 2019, Vince Gruber took over the role as Executive Vice President & President Europe for Mondelēz International. With his extensive experience in the FMCG sector, he will shape and drive the company strategy “Snacking Made Right” in the European business.
Philip Morris/Sabancı Received the EQUAL-SALARY Certificate
Philip Morris/Sabancı has received the EQUAL-SALARY certificate in a business environment where the gender pay gap is 23% in the world, 16% in Europe and 20% in our country, proving that it adopts an equal salary policy for both its male and female employees.
Launched at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, PwC’s flagship report 22nd Annual Global CEO Survey includes striking results related to the agendas of the private sector leaders who steer global financial growth.
Stryker Appoints Ali Aksoy as Country Manager of Turkey
Stryker, one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, has announced the appointment of Ali Aksoy as its new country manager for Turkey. In this role, he will be responsible for Stryker’s business strategy and growth in the country.
White & Case and GKC Partners co-hosted a spectacular event to celebrate opening of new offices in Istanbul. Over 200 guests including clients, industry professionals and lawyers attended the opening reception.
Esin Attorney Partnership and Baker McKenzie hosted The Legal 500’s GC Powerlist: Turkey Teams 2018 reception at the Four Seasons Bosphorus on December 6th. The award program recognizes the country's in-house legal teams who are driving the legal business forward and identifies an array of the most influential and innovative in-house counsel working in the region.
BTS & Partners organised the 12th GC Academy event focusing on "The Future of Digital Economy" on 6th of December. With a great turnout from leading companies, GCs and top Executives, participants discussed digital economy, disruptive technologies and new dimensions on e-commerce.
Luciano Poli’s Article on Turkish Policy Quarterly Journal
An article by Luciano Poli, President of Turkey, India, Middle East and North Africa for Dow, titled “Turkey’s Energy Future Calls for Innovation and Efficiency” was published on the Fall 2018 issue in the Turkish Policy Quarterly journal.
Goodyear announced that the company extended its Winter Tire Campaign until January end. Within the scope of the campaign, customers will be rewarded with gift cards which can be used on the website or sales points when they buy 4 items of automobile winter, summer or 4-seasons tires.
Honeywell Turkey Celebrated New Year with Top Customers
Honeywell Turkey organized a customer reception on December 13th in Istanbul. During the reception the company demonstrated how its latest connected industrial technologies help customers make their operations safer, more comfortable and efficient, while simultaneously helping to reduce costs.
A Giant Local Step: Strategic Partnership with Abdi İbrahim
Johnson & Johnson's pharmaceutical company Janssen has joined forces with Abdi Ibrahim as a strategic partner in the localization of its innovative portfolio. This collaboration is aimed at increasing Turkey’s local manufacturing capacity and competency and improving Turkey’s competitiveness in global markets. The project covers products used for the treatment of different types of cancers and rare diseases.
“Innovative Seismic Retrofitting Technologies in Re-use of Buildings” Seminar
Miyamoto Turkey President Yusuf Zahit Gündoğdu, has participated as a speaker to the seminar “Innovative Seismic Retrofitting Technologies in Re-use of Buildings” organized by ITU. At his presentation “Advantages of Innovative Technologies on Structural Design”, Mr. Gündoğdu discussed how tuned mass dampers (TMD) are utilized in high-rise buildings and chimneys to mitigate wind-induced vibrations.
Milka has been sponsoring Ski Sports in Europe for many years. In line with Milka’s global strategy, the company has started to support ski sports in Turkey and will be the official sponsor of Turkish ski federation in 2019.
PepsiCo Turkey held the official opening ceremony of its new Manisa Plant on Jan 5th. President Erdoğan along with Deputy President Oktay, Minister of Industry and Technology Varank, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Pakdemirli, Minister of Trade Pekcan and Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Turhan attended the event.
Philip Morris/Sabancı has hosted the “2nd Business Partners’ Sustainability Workshop” in Philsa on 15th of November, and welcomed 48 management level representatives from local and international supplier companies. This year, the program’s focus was specifically on supply chain environmental sustainability. The program included several presentations from sustainability experts focusing on supply chain sustainability practices.