Turkey, Greece to hold business forum

Turkey, Greece to hold business forum

Turkey, Greece to hold business forum

Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci. AA Photo

Aegean neighbors Turkey and Greece will hold a joint business forum bringing together hundreds of participants on Nov. 12 in İzmir, with Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci and Greek Development Minister Kostas Skrekas making speeches.

Turkey’s Foreign Economic Relations Council (DEIK), the Greek Embassy in Ankara and the Union of Hellenic Chambers of Commerce and Industry are organizing the event together.

A total of 243 participants from Turkey and Greece will have bilateral meetings at the event, but with the business-to-business meetings a total of 538 gatherings will be held overall.

The event aims to promote bilateral trade and enhance investment flows between the two countries. It will also explore opportunities for Greek-Turkish trade and investment cooperation in third countries.

The forum will focus mainly on the areas of food and agricultural products, tourism and real estate, construction and building materials, shipping, transport and energy.

Participants will seek to become up to speed with the latest economic and business developments in both countries; meet potential investors, exporters, importers, business and technology partners; promote trade, investment and business opportunities; and multiply business footprint across the Aegean Sea.

The main sectors of interest are tourism and real estate, agriculture and food, marine and shipping, manufacturing, construction and building materials, commerce, energy and transport.