Two weeks after we welcomed the first delegation, a second delegation of successful Turkish businessmen visited Seattle on October 19 and October 20. Organized by Republic of Turkey Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organization (KOSGEB), the delegation included companies that were selected as finalists for KOSGEB’s small business entrepreneurship and innovation awards from 2012 to 2014.
As part of the trip, the representatives of the KOSGEB companies had the opportunity to go on a Seattle sight-seeing tour and visit the facilities of Amazon, Microsoft and Boeing.
The visit was also an opportunity for TACCINW and KOSGEB to discuss various partnership programs to promote the bilateral trade between Turkey and the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.
We would like to thank Nuri Cenker (Boeing), Alp Onalan (Microsoft), Ashley Olcer (Amazon) and Ismail Uslu (TGI Tours) for making this trip a success.
ABOUT TURKISH AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY NORTHWEST:
(TACCINW) is a private, not-for-profit membership organization based in Seattle, Washington. The primary goal of Turkish American Chamber of Commerce & Industry Northwest (TACCINW) is to promote interests, activities, services and products of our members, to foster and facilitate greater trade and investment activity and joint ventures between Turkey and the Northwest USA, and to promote commercial and economic relations between the two countries.
TACCINW offers a wide range of services, educational programs, seminars, networking opportunities, and organizes major annual conferences and events to meet the needs of U.S. and Turkish businesses and to promote bilateral and regional trade and economic relations. We provide companies with guidance, information, and various tools and resources for accessing and advertising business opportunities and trade leads, reaching their potential customers and suppliers, and succeeding in their goals.
TACCINW represents members from 6 states in the Northwest region: Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana.
ABOUT REPUBLIC OF TURKEY SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION:
Republic of Turkey Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organization (KOSGEB) is one of the major organizations executing the SME policy in Turkey. KOSGEB is a governmental institution affiliated to the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Turkish Republic. It was established in 1990 in order to increase the share and effectiveness of small and medium sized manufacturing industry, raise their competitiveness, and realize integration within industry in line with economic developments and national policies.