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TACCI-Midwest Delegation attends the
WORLD TURKISH ENTREPRENEURS ASSEMBLY
Dünya Türk Girisimciler Kurultayı
November 18-19, 2011 - Istanbul, Turkey
Lütfi Kırdar Convention and Exhibition Centre
Turkish Ministry of Economy and the Foreign Economic Relations Board are hosting the 2011 WORLD TURKISH ENTREPRENEURS ASSEMBLY in Istanbul which is organized by the World Turkish Business Council (Dünya Türk İs Konseyi) to bring together Turkish businessmen and entrepreneurs living abroad under the scope of a common, effective and institutionalized structure.
Dünya Türk İs Konseyi (DTİK)'nin en önemli faaliyetlerinden biri olan Dünya Türk İs Konseyi bu yıl 18-19 Kasım 2011 tarihleri arasında İstanbul Lütfi Kırdar Kongre ve Sergi Sarayı'nda, T.C Ekonomi Bakanlığı ve Dıs Ekonomik iliskiler Kurulu (DEİK)'nun ev sahipliğinde gerçeklestirilecektir.
Dünya Türk Girisimciler Kurultayı'nda, Bakanlar Kurulu'nun değerli üyelerinin katılımıyla gerçeklesecek "İnteraktif Oturum" ve "Bölgesel Oturumlar" düzenlenecektir. Yurt dısında yerlesik Türk girisimcilerinin karsılastığı sorunlar uzmanlar, gazeteciler, öğretim görevlileri ve tecrübeli girisimcilerle tartısılacak ve soru cevap seklinde paneller gerçeklestirilecektir. Diğer taraftan, "ikili is görüsmeleri" ile dünyanın dört bir yanından katılan girisimcilerimizin hem birbirleriyle tanısması hem de anavatandaki muhataplarıyla isbirlikleri ve ortaklıklar kurmasına zemin olusturulacaktır.
Etkinlik kapsamında düzenlenecek olan Alım Heyeti programına dahil olmak ve program ile ilgili detaylar için lütfen Sikago Ticaret Ataseliği ofisiyle
adresinden irtibata geçiniz.
Tickets must be purchased between November 1 and November 15, 2011
Travel must be completed between January 10 and March 10, 2012
Turkish Airlines Chicago office moved to a new downtown location at
455 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive (NBC Tower), Suite 2560, Chicago, Illinois 60611 Telefon: 312-595-0849 (312-595-0THY) and Fax: 312-929-3329 Sales/Ticketing: 221 - 222 - 223 Marketing: 224 - 227 Accounting: 231
* Fare includes taxes and fuel surcharge. Additional terms and conditions apply. Fares are not guaranteed until ticketed and are subject to change and availability without notice. Promotional seats are limited.
Saturday, October 29th, 2011
TURKISH REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATION
Chateau Ritz, Niles IL
6:30 pm: Reception ~ 7:30 pm: Dinner
TACA cordially invites you to the celebration of Ataturk's proclamation of the Turkish Republic in 1923. Proceeds from this event and your additional donations will be donated to Mehmetcik Vakfi and Turkish Red Crescent relief funds to support the families of the fallen soldiers during PKK terror attacks and Van earthquake survivors.
The event was organized to bring together TACCI-Midwest members, TADAM member Turkish-American physicians, American healthcare professionals, and the representatives of healthcare industry from Turkey, to discuss the opportunities and strategies to build connections and foster exchange of medical care and expertise between Turkey and the US. The Consul General of the Republic of Turkey, Hon. Fatih Yildiz, Turkish Trade Attache Sevtap Akguloglu, Turkish Culture & Tourism Attache Tolunay Yilmaz, and Turkish Airlines Chicago Director Mevlut Kayar, mayors and governors of several destination cities, presidents of DEIK Health Tourism Business Council and Turkish Health Tourism Development Council, directors of several Turkish medical schools and hospitals were among the distinguished guests in this special event.
Following topics were presented and discussed during dinner:
"Realizing Healthcare Opportunities for Turkey through Midwestern Connections" by Helen Kate Liebelt and Katie Carow, Founding Partners of Global Medical Links and Board Members of CHEF. "The role and magical power of User Experience: How to put your digital assets to work for your global business and engage US Customers via User Centered Design Process" by Mehmet Aygar, a User Experience professional and founder of MGA Concepts Inc.
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held at Marriott Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center, Chicago, IL.
The event brought together attendees from over 87 countries. The Turkish Pavilion included JCI accredited Turkish hospitals, medical centers, clinics, spas, thermal & wellness centers, facilitators, medical school presidents & representatives, as well as the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Turkish Airlines, DEIK Health Tourism Business Council, Turkish Health Tourism Development Council, the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies, and several destination city mayors and governors.
Participating Countries:USA; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Macedonia; Romania; Serbia; and Turkey Organizing Sponsors:AmSECC, Anderson Economic Group LLC, and Siegel Moses & Schoenstadt PC Partner Organizations:Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
The American Southeast Europe Beverage Expo is designed to facilitate meaningful relationships between beverage producers and suppliers from the region of Southeast Europe (SEE) and the United States. Companies from the SEE region will present their products to American beverage suppliers, importers, distributors, and investors. Among them are such Turkish producers as Kavaklidere and Sevilen wines, EFE Raki, EFES beers, and more. This will be an opportunity for American companies to meet companies from Turkey and SEE region and display their products to those companies and event attendees.
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If you are interested in participating in this event through sponsorship or by exhibiting your products and services,
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September 22nd - 24th, 2011
TACCI-Midwest, Minnesota Chapter Event
Trade and Investment Opportunities in Turkey
Minnesota is welcoming Hon. Fatih Yildiz, the Consul General of the Republic of Turkiye, on his first trip to the State.
On September 23, TACCI-Midwest will be co-organizing an informative session under the sponsorship of Minnesota Trade Office where Hon. Fatih Yildiz will speak on economic outlook and trade and investment opportunities in Turkey.
TACCI-Midwest will also hold a reception in honor of Hon.Yildiz, hosted by TACCI-Midwest Minnesota Director and ATAA Midwest Region Vice President of ATAA, Mr. Faruk Cingilli and ATAA and TACCI-Midwest member Mr. Erdogan Akguc.
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The Sixth Annual Silk Road Conference held in Chicago on Wednesday, July 20th. was a great success. Organized by TACCI-Midwest in partnership with the Central Asian Productivity Research Center, the World Trade Center Chicago - Illinois, and NIU - College of Business, the conference focused on the recent developments across Central Asia and the Silk Road region and highlighted the region’s expanding economic development, its growing business opportunities and its importance to the global economy. The conference was sponsored by the Illinois Institute of Technology, Hacettepe University - Dept. of Business Administration (Turkey), Northern Illinois University - College of Business, Turkish Airlines, Genel Enerji A.S. (Turkey), and HOK (Chicago). The topics included the importance of the Caspian Basin and Energy Resources, Turkey’s expanding role as a Global Energy Hub, timely reports from Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan,Tajikistan, and Romania, as well as panel discussions on the financial, economic, and legal aspects of the region.
We thank our organizing partners, sponsors, speakers and participants for their contribution to the success of the conference. The photos and video clips of the conference presentations will be posted at our conference web site at www.SilkRoadConference.org soon.
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Saturday, June 25th, 2011
2011 GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING
The fourth annual meeting of the General Assembly of our members
was held at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 25th, 2011
Following the review and approval of 2010-11 financial and activity reports and 2011-12 plans, Mr. Feridun Bek of Michigan is elected for the vacant Board position. We welcome and congratulate Mr. Bek on his new post.
The GA meetings are open to all TACCI-Midwest members and supporters.
April 1st - 8th, 2011
TRADE MISSION TO TURKEY
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Office of the Commercial Attaché of the Republic of Turkey in Chicago and the State of Illinois Trade and Investment Office, hosted a Trade Mission to Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey on April 1st through 8th, 2011.
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Upcoming Special Buyers Mission Programs organized by the Undersecretariat for Foreign Trade of the Republic of Turkey:
5th International Market Place for Fruit and Vegetable Trade Fair (ANFAS FRESH ANTALYA - March)
7th International Tube, Pipe, Fittings and Machinery Fair (March)
World of Industry Part II (WIN II - March)
32nd International Jewelry, Watch and Equipment Fair (Istanbul Jewelry Show - March )
Istanbul Furniture Fair (April)
25th Furniture and Decoration Fair (MODEF 2011 - April)
Organic Fashion Izmir (OFI 2011 - April)
Food-Food Technologies-Packaging Fair (April)
Construction Machinery Technology and Equipment Fair (April)
Pumps-Valves-Water Treatment Systems Exhibition (April)
Istanbul Fashion, Textile and Apparel Conference and Exhibition (May)
Istanbul Home Textile Exhibition (May)
5th Mersin Building and Real Estate Fair (May)
7th International Exhibition for Personal Care, Cosmetics, Perfumery, Hair and Nail Salon Products and Equipments (Beauty Eurasia - June)
Program Turkce olup, Turkiye - Midwest, USA arasi ticaret ve yatirimla ugrasan Turk is adamlarimizi asagidaki konularda
bilgilendirmek amaciyla hazilanmistir:
* Uluslararası Nitelikteki Yurt İçi İhtisas Fuarlarının Desteklenmesi * Çevre Maliyetlerinin Desteklenmesi * Arastırma-Gelistirme (AR-GE) Yardımı * İstihdam Yardımı * Yurt Dısında Gerçeklestirilen Fuar Katılımlarının Desteklenmesi * Yurt Dısı Birim, Marka ve Tanıtım Faaliyetlerinin Desteklenmesi * Türk Ürünlerinin Yurt dısında Markalasması, Türk Malı İmajının Yerlestirilmesi ve TURQUALITY®'nin Desteklenmesi * Pazar Arastırması ve Pazarlama Desteği* Uluslararası Rekabetçiliğin Gelistirilmesinin Desteklenmesi * Tasarım Desteği
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Saturday, October 23rd, 2010
2010 GENERAL ASSEMBLY and Board Elections
The third annual meeting of the General Assembly of our members was held at 11:30 am on Saturday, October 23rd, 2010
Following the 2009-10 activity report and 2011 plan overview,
the budget and amendments to Bylaws are approved, and a new Board of Directors is elected. Congratulations to our new Board Members, Atakan Arica, Faruk Cingilli (MN), Tuncer Ertoklar, Sevil Kutay, Didem Tapban, Nurten Ural (MI), and Levent Yagci.
Thursday, June 10th, 2010 at 12:00-1:30 PM
Farewell to Mr. Suleyman Sozeri
Welcome to Mrs. Sevtap Akguloglu
Turkish American Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Midwest organized a farewell reception honoring the Turkish Commercial Attache Mr. Sozeri after three years of outstanding service and contribution to economic and trade relations between Turkey and Midwest, USA. We welcome our new Commercial Attache Mrs. Sevtap Akguloglu and wish her success.
Mezzanine Level, Conference Room, 444 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60611
Place: Istanbul Restaurant, 3613 North Broadway, Chicago, IL 60613
Dinner 6:30p ~ Program 7:30pm
Saturday, November 7th, 2009
Turkish Republic Day Ball and VIP Reception
TACA & TACCI-Midwest Members only
The Turkish American Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Midwest and the Turkish American Cultural Alliance proudly sponsored the VIP Reception prior to TACA Turkish Republic Day Ball at Westin Lombard York Town Center on Saturday, November 7th 2009. Among our distinguihed guests were Chicago Consul General Hon. U. Kenan Ipek, IL State Representative Patricia R. Bellock, representative from the office of Cook County President, Vincent Williams, the Turkish Airlines Chicago director Rengin Akillioglu.
TACCI-Midwest Annual GOLF OUTING 2009 Saturday, September 26th
Lincolnshire Marriot Golf Resort Ten Marriot Drive, Lincolnshire, IL 60069 (847) 634-0100 -- http://www.marriot.com/
We would like to extend our gratitude and special thanks to our sponsors, partners, contributors, and attendees including the Turkish Ministry of Tourism & Culture, the Turkish Consulate General in Chicago, Turkish Airlines Inc., Turkish Medical Tourism Development Council, sponsoring hospitals, and all our participants from Turkey and the U.S. who are too many to list, but whose contributions made the overall success of the conference possible.
Please visit our Medical Tourism page for further info about the conference, agenda, speakers, and to download the presentations. All posted information is used with the permission of their rightful owners. Some files are very large and may take time to load.
March 14, 2009: TACCI-Midwest and TADAM joint event prior to TADAM annual Medical Ball in Oakbrook.
Prior to April 16 Conference, we organized a mini-conference in Oakbrook, Chicago and representatives of the Medical Tourism Association, the Turkish Medical Tourism Development Council, and Anadolu Medical Center informed the Turkish American doctors and our participants about healthcare and medical tourism potential in Turkey.
“WORLD TURKISH ENTREPRENEURS ASSEMBLY”
Date: 10-11 April 2009 Location: Lütfi Kırdar Convention and Exhibition Centre- Istanbul
The Foreign Economic Relations Board is organizing “THE WORLD TURKISH ENTREPRENEURS ASSEMBLY” with the aim of bringing together Turkish businessmen and entrepreneurs living abroad under the scope of a common, effective and institutionalized structure. Click here for more info.