UK - Turkey Business Forum 

8 October 2020

 

A UK-Turkey trade deal is “very close”, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on a visit to the UK in early July. The importance placed on securing a post-Brexit trade deal reflects the significance of the commercial relationship, particularly to Turkey. 

“The UK is Turkey’s second-largest trade partner after Germany. Post-Brexit, one key goal for Turkey is to secure a free trade agreement with Britain. Ankara is hoping that a deal will help Turkish manufacturers while London hopes to expand its lucrative services sector. We breakdown what an agreement could mean for both countries especially as the global economy sees significant challenges amid the coronavirus pandemic.”

Extract taken from a StraitTalk interview, on TRT World, with BCCT Chairman Chris Gaunt OBE on UK-Turkey trade relations and the ongoing free trade negotiations between the two countries. Watch full interview here.

As we get nearer to trade deal between the UK and Turkey our exceptional speaker panel featuring leading players and industry experts will share insights and the very latest business intelligence on opportunities for UK products and services.

During this event, there will be a prize draw to win 2 return tickets to Istambul kindly donated by our sponsor Turkish Airlines.

Don't miss this opportunity to attend this forum.

Programme

 

8:50am - 9:00am

Sign in

9:00am - 9:05am

Welcome and speakers introduction

David Attia, Senior Associate, Chamber International

9:05am - 9:15am

Current politic and economic relations, and update on the UK-Turkey FTA negotiations

Lord Janvrin, Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Turkey 

Judith Slater, Her Majesty's Consul General to Istanbul

9:15am - 9:25am

Current business environment in Turkey and what to expect in the short and medium-term

Chris Gaunt OBE, Chairman, British Chamber of Commerce in Turkey

Colman Deegan, CEO, Vodafone, Turkey 

9:25am - 9:35am

What businesses are facing during the outbreak and at what degree export and investment to Turkey will be affected in the short and medium-term

Colman Deegan, CEO, Vodafone, Turkey

9:35am - 9:55am

Opportunities around export and investment to Turkey

Judith Slater, Her Majesty's Consul General to Istanbul

Chris Gaunt OBE, Chairman, British Chamber of Commerce in Turkey

Colman Deegan, CEO, Vodafone, Turkey

9:55am - 10:05am

Turkey as a new destination of manufacturing replacing Asia Opportunities around that

Chris Gaunt OBE, Chairman, British Chamber of Commerce in Turkey

Colman Deegan, CEO, Vodafone, Turkey

10:05am - 10:25am

Q&A

10:25am - 10:30am

Introducing Turkey Market 1-to-1 Clinics & Close of event

David Attia, Senior Associate, Chamber International 

   

Venue: Videoconference via Zoom

Date: Thursday 8 October 2020

Time: 9:00am - 10:30am BST

Cost: FREE to Chamber International clients & Chamber of Commerce members 

£47 (excluding VAT) Non-Regular Customers / Non-Chamber Members

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1-to-1 clinics with market specialists also available on 13 & 14 October 2020

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