Turkey – Africa Business Forum in Istanbul
Undoubtedly, Turkey and Africa have been demonstrating significant endeavors to pave the way for enhancing cooperation based on mutual benefits. In this context, Turkey – Africa Business Forum in Istanbul has been held. To know more about this fair Istanbul, read this article from Ebla Real Estate.
Turkey – Africa Business Forum in Istanbul:
The First Turkey-Africa Economic and Business Forum was held in Istanbul, on 2-3 November 2016. Trade/Economy Ministers from 42 African countries, as well as over 2,000 businessmen and officials attended the Forum.
Moreover, the Second Forum was held on October 10-11, 2018, in Istanbul, with the “Investment on the Sustainable Future Together” main theme. The event was honored by the President of the Republic of Turkey, President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, President of the Republic of Rwanda, in addition to 26 Ministers from 43 African countries and over 2,500 business people attended.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic measures, Turkey-Africa Economic and Business Forum was held online on 8-9 October 2020. The Forum was honored by the President of the Republic of Turkey and attended by 15 Trade/Economy Ministers from 26 African countries and senior officials. Moreover, on the margins of the online edition of the Forum, virtual B2B meetings and attendee interactions were held.
Additionally, the third was held in 2021, in collaboration with the AU and DEIK. Like the first two forums, the third forum, which included state leaders from 45 African countries as well as many private sector executives from both Turkey and Africa, created a great deal of attention.
The importance of Turkey – Africa Business Forum in Istanbul:
The Forum will provide an open space for eminent representatives of Public and Private sector actors, from both Turkey and Africa to discuss and—build on their respective experiences—jointly identify a set of recommendations for scaling up private sector engagement and innovative catalytic Public-Private Partnerships for broad-based, sustainable, inclusive growth and development.
In addition, the overall objective of this Forum was not only to promote Turkish and African investments by analyzing trade and economic relations between the two partners, but also to facilitate interaction between the two business communities and start a dialogue between Turkish and African businessmen and investors as well as with African Regional Economic Communities (RECs).
The most important products of Turkish-African trade exchange:
- Home Textile & Furniture.
- Textile & Ready-to-Wear & Footwear.
- Food & Drink.
- Food Processing Machinery & Packaging.
- Machinery & Machinery Equipment.
- Agriculture & Agricultural Machinery.
- Construction & Building Materials.
- Marble & Ceramics.
- Electricity & Energy.
- Health & Oral, Dental & Medical Equipment.
- Cosmetics & Personal Care Products.
- Hygiene & Cleaning Products.
- Kitchen, bathroom equipment.
- Tourism & Hotel Equipment.
- Logistics & Foreign Trade.
- Education & Stationery.
Edited by: Ebla Group Real Estate
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