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Trade Mission to Turkey a Great Success

We have just returned from a trade mission organised by the Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce which visited Istanbul and Izmir.

Turkey is the world’s 15th and Europe’s 6th largest economy. It is forecasted that Turkey will be the world’s 3rd fastest growing economy after China and India by 2018. Due to the country’s strong banking sector and structural reforms, Turkey has endured the latest global financial crisis and its economy is doing very well, recording a GDP growth of 11% (the world’s highest) in the first quarter of 2011.

The UK and Turkey have a deep-rooted, historical relationship and enhancing this relationship has been declared a priority by the UK Government. Turkey is one of the UK’s major trading partners and is also one of the most exciting and rapidly growing economies in Europe. UK exports to Turkey are worth £3 billion and over 2200 British businesses are currently doing business there.

The Mission was well attended by representatives of businesses on both sides. As well as organised events and port visits, the participants had ample opportunities to network and hold B2B meetings in both cities. AA Global CEO Kirk Akdemir summed the trip up as "A most productive event which has proven to be extremely beneficial to participating companies with immediate contracts being talked about. Credit goes to the Chamber's International Trade Department and John Good Travel for an excellent organisation".