Teaneck, NJ (November 18, 2014) Fairleigh Dickinson University hosted a breakfast seminar on Doing Business in Turkey on Tuesday, November 18 from 8:30 a.m.– Noon. TACCI was one of the promotional partners of the seminar and President Ali Kocak held a speech about how the Turkish American Chamber of Commerce and Industry works to increase bilateral commercial relations between the U.S. and Turkey.
As the most eastern country in the West and the most western country in the East, Turkey presents excellent immediate and long-term opportunities for American firms. Turkey’s growing economy, favorable geographical position and demography, growing consumer middle class, solid banking sector, and the dynamism of its entrepreneurial class have made this country a growing market for U.S. exporters. Turkey is also considered a commercial hub of the region which provides an access to business opportunities throughout Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Middle East and even Africa. While there are many significant opportunities for U.S. companies in Turkey, there are also obstacles hindering entrance into the market. Any market entry strategy for Turkey should start with a comprehensive understanding of the costs and benefits to doing business in Turkey.
To let the audience map out the opportunities and better understand the challenges of doing business in Turkey, the experienced speakers addressed the economic situation in Turkey, the challenges and opportunities as well as provided resources to assist in doing business in this market.
The Speakers are:
Senior International Trade Specialist, Office of European Country Affairs, U.S. Department of Commerce
“An overview of the economy of Turkey and Services Available Through the United States Department of Commerce"
Chief Project Director /Prime Ministry Investment Support & Promotion Agency of Turkey
“Turkey is open for Business”
NY/NJ Regional Manager Export Solutions Group Office of International Trade US Small Business Administration US Export Assistance Center
“Export Services Available through the United States Small Business Administration”
International Advocate, Office of International Business, Development and Protocol, State of New Jersey Department of State
“The State of New Jersey Offers a full range of International Business Services”
Susan A. Gallagher O'Connell
Senior Vice President Relationship Manager, Commercial Banking PNC Bank
Vice President /International Banking Group
Foreign Exchange Director, PNC Bank
“The Range of international Business Services offered by PNC Bank”
President, Turkish American Chamber of Commerce
“How the Turkish American Chamber of Commerce Works to Increase Bilateral Commercial Relations between the U.S. and Turkey”
To find out more about how TACCI can assist you in entering this important market, please contact with TACCI office at or at