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SME Workshop hosted by Eskişehir Commodity ExchangeNEWS
SME Workshop hosted by Erzurum Commodity Exchange (19 November 2020)
19 November 2020

SME Workshop hosted by Erzurum Commodity Exchange

Erzurum Commodity Exchange hosted an SME Workshop on ‘EU Trade Policy and Relations with Turkey’ on 19 November 2020 in the scope of the TEBD Project. The workshop attracted around 18 participants.

The workshop was opened by Mr Yıldırım Hakan ORAL, Chairman of the Board of Erzurum Commodity Exchange. Ass. Prof. Çiğdem NAS, Secretary General of the Economic Development Foundation (IKV) participated as a speaker and shared vast information on the recent Trade Policy Developments in the European Union (EU), the EU-Turkey Customs Union, the effects of the EU Green Deal, and more. The TEBD project was presented by Ms Oya ERSÖZ, TEBD Project Director.

Please click here to view and download the presentation from the workshop. (1.1 MB)

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TEBD Women Entrepreneurs Forum https://tebd.eu/news/tebd-women-entrepreneurs-forum/ Wed, 18 Nov 2020 21:23:13 +0000 https://tebd.eu/?p=1517
TEBD Women Entrepreneurs ForumANNOUNCEMENTS
TEBD Women Entrepreneurs Forum
The Turkey-EU Business Dialogue (TEBD) project is delighted to invite you to the online event:

TEBD Women Entrepreneurs Forum

The online event via Zoom will take place on
23-24-25 November 2020

The Women Entrepreneurs Forum will be organized by the TEBD project, which is implemented by EUROCHAMBRES in close cooperation with TOBB, in collaboration with the EUROCHAMBRES Women Entrepreneurs Network and the TOBB Women Entrepreneurs Council.

The Forum will be a gathering of women entrepreneurs, policymakers, international financial Institutions, EU & Turkish Chambers, and so on. The aim is to discuss and promote a constructive dialogue between Women Entrepreneurs from Turkey and the EU while allowing participants to build their networks, as well as polish their skills and expand their knowledge.

The Women Entrepreneurs Forum consists of an introductory session, and four engaging and interactive thematic sessions with High-Level speakers on the topics of:

  • Women Entrepreneur Support Programmes in Turkey and EU
  • Private and Public Sources of Funding in Turkey and EU
  • Learning by Doing: Inspiring Practices of Women Entrepreneurs
  • Roles and Activities of EU and Turkish Chambers in Women Entrepreneurship

The event will be in English and partially in Turkish. Turkish and English simultaneous translation will be provided during the event.

Click on the button below to visit the event website to view the agenda, and speakers & REGISTER!. We look forward to welcoming you at this event 😊

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SME Workshop hosted by Eskişehir Commodity Exchange https://tebd.eu/news/sme-workshop-hosted-by-eskisehir-commodity-exchange/ Fri, 30 Oct 2020 16:30:38 +0000 https://tebd.eu/?p=1491
SME Workshop hosted by Eskişehir Commodity ExchangeNEWS
SME Workshop hosted by Eskişehir Commodity Exchange (30 October 2020)
30 October 2020

SME Workshop hosted by Eskişehir Commodity Exchange

Eskişehir Commodity Exchange hosted a very interactive and fruitful SME Workshop on ‘EU Rural Development Policy’ on 30 October 2020 in the scope of the TEBD Project. The workshop attracted around 50 participants.

The workshop was opened by Mr Ömer ZEYDAN, President of Eskişehir Commodity Exchange. Ms Iwona LISZTWAN, IPA Rural Development Programme Manager for Turkey in the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission, participated as a speaker and provided insightful information on the topics of ‘Rural development policy in the European Union today (2014-2020) and in 2021-2027’, and the ‘IPA Rural Development Programme (IPARD) 2014-2020 for the Republic of Turkey based on the EU rural development policy model’. Detailed content was provided on e.g. EU Rural Development priorities, measures, the European Green Deal, CAP objectives and reform policy principles, Institutional system for rural development, IPARD support for investments, LEADER, and more. The TEBD project was presented by Ms Oya ERSÖZ, TEBD Project Director. The workshop was finalized with a very interactive discussion and question & answer session.

Among the participants were, Mr Ender Muhammed GÜMÜŞ, Turkish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry-Eskişehir Provincial Director of Agriculture and Forestry; Ms Muazzez GÜNAY, Eskişehir Agricultural Engineers Chamber President & Mr Çetin TORAMAN Board Member; Ms Ümmühan K. ÖNDER, Eskişehir Agricultural Engineers-Kale Agricultural Chamber Secretary General; Mr Hasan SOFUOĞLU, Eskişehir TepeBaşı Municipality Rural Services Director; Dr Orhan POLAT, Member of the board of the Eurasia Local and Rural Development Association and LEADER Expert; and members of Eskişehir Commodity Exchange.

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Call for Solvency Audit Opened https://tebd.eu/news/call-for-solvency-audit-opened/ Mon, 26 Oct 2020 16:00:48 +0000 https://tebd.eu/?p=1467
Call for Solvency Audit OpenedANNOUNCEMENTS
Call for Solvency Audit Opened
26 October 2020

Call for Solvency Audit Opened

Following the first EU Acquis Audit activity that took place in 2019, a second “service” from our Capacity Building Component will be developed in the project, the Solvency Audit activity.

The objective of this activity is to develop capacity within Turkish Chambers and Commodity Exchanges to offer a first line service to companies who face difficulties. This service will be based on the existing Early Warning Mechanism developed for EU SMEs. The objective is to develop a diagnostic toolkit, which allow the chamber and the company to evaluate its risk for insolvency or bankruptcy.

The Solvency Audit activity will be organised as a Mentoring and Training modules for 25 Turkish Chamber/Commodity Exchange executives in 3 different sessions from October until January 2021.

The Online training sessions will be organised in 3 different sessions:

  • Training 1: Module 1 & Module 2 together as a whole-day seminar (19th November 2020)
  • Training 2: Module 3 & Module 4 together as a whole-day seminar (4th December 2020)
  • Training 3: Module 5 as a whole-day seminar (12th January 2021)

Modules’ description:

  • Module 1: Introduction to the methodology of Early Warning, understanding the concept, overview of the step wise assistance, understanding the reasons behind opting for survival or closure of a company.
  • Module 2: Assisting companies in distress – the initial contact with the company owner, screening and diagnosis, using the interview guideline, good practice in establishing an overview of the company and its problems.
  • Module 3: Assisting companies in distress 2 – action plan and follow-up, using the specialized tools of the toolkit correctly.
  • Module 4: Case-based training. Presentation of real company assistance cases, highlights of value-adding elements, discussion and reasoning of strategic choices made by the consultant.
  • Module 5: After the Turkish consultants have their first assistance cases): troubleshooting, best practice, dilemmas, replies to specific queries.

Following the training sessions indicated above, each Turkish Chamber/Commodity Exchange will commit to carry out 10 solvency assistance cases among different Turkish companies who face difficulties, offering assistance using the toolkit.

The documents, “Call for Participants”, “Application Form” and “Regulation on Protection of Personal Information (GDPR)”, that must be signed in accordance with the application are available in the links below.

Eligible Candidates within your Chamber/Exchange are to fill in and complete the below forms and send the forms and submit their application to ustarroz@eurochambres.eu.

Please click here to download the Call for Participants document. (120 KB)
Please click here to download the Application Form. (100 KB)
Please click here to download the GDPR Consent form. (3.5 MB)

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SME Workshop hosted by Kastamonu Chamber of Commerce and Industry https://tebd.eu/news/sme-workshop-hosted-by-kastamonu-chamber-of-commerce-and-industry/ Thu, 22 Oct 2020 15:00:32 +0000 https://tebd.eu/?p=1431
SME Workshop hosted by Kastamonu Chamber of Commerce and IndustryNEWS
SME Workshop hosted by Kastamonu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (22 October 2020)
22 October 2020

SME Workshop hosted by Kastamonu Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Kastamonu Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a virtual Workshop on ‘Challenges of SMEs exporting to EU countries’ on 22 October 2020, in the framework of the TEBD project.

The interactive workshop was opened and moderated by the workshop speaker Mr Fatih SARAÇ, Foreign Trade Consultant and Trainer. Mr Saraç introduced the European Union and gave trade statistics, and provided information on the Customs Union and Legislation, Green Deal, CE Marking, Reach Compliance, Incoterms, Trade Platforms, and so on.

Attending SMEs also participated actively by articulating the problems they face in doing business with the EU which lead to discussions on possible solutions. The TEBD project was presented by Ms Burcu ATILGAN, TOBB Project Coordinator. The workshop attracted around 25 participants and was finalized with a question and answer session.

Please click here to view and download the presentation from the workshop. (3.6 MB)

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SME Workshop hosted by Bingöl Chamber of Commerce and Industry https://tebd.eu/news/sme-workshop-hosted-by-bingol-chamber-of-commerce-and-industry/ Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:00:08 +0000 https://tebd.eu/?p=1425
SME Workshop hosted by Bingöl Chamber of Commerce and Industry (21 October 2020)NEWS
SME Workshop hosted by Bingöl Chamber of Commerce and Industry (21 October 2020)
21 October 2020

SME Workshop hosted by Bingöl Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Today, Bingöl Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a successful SME Workshop on ‘Digital Commerce’ in the scope of the TEBD Project. The workshop attracted around 33 participants.

The workshop was opened by Mr Yunus Emre KATRANCI, Secretary General of Bingöl Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Dr Zeynep İYİLER, Foreign Trade Consultant and Trainer, participated as a speaker and gave extensive information on different topics such are Are we ready for Digital Commerce?, Understanding Digital Users, the Importance of the Purchase Process, Digital platforms (web, blog, social media, etc.), Advertising methods, B2B and B2C e-commerce platforms, Legal issues (ETBIS, Distance Sales, E-exports, Trust Stamp, etc.), and similar. The TEBD project was presented by Ms Burcu ATILGAN, TOBB Project Coordinator. The workshop was finalized with a discussion and question and answer session.

Please click here to view and download the presentation from the workshop. (5.4 MB)

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Global Europe Webinar: Key projects funded by the European Commission https://tebd.eu/news/global-europe-webinar-key-projects-funded-by-the-european-commission/ Wed, 21 Oct 2020 08:09:41 +0000 https://tebd.eu/?p=1420
Global Europe Webinar: Key projects funded by the European CommissionNEWS
21 October 2020

Global Europe Webinar: Key projects funded by the European Commission

The Turkey-EU Business Dialogue (TEBD) Project was presented by Ms Oya Ersöz, TEBD Project Director, during the Global Europe Webinar hosted by EUROCHAMBRES in cooperation with the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI), supported by Lithuania CCI and Estonia CCI on 21 October 2020.

The Global Europe webinar brings key projects funded by the European Commission and supporting European businesses together. The TEBD Project joined other EU-funded projects supporting European SMEs to internationalize and presented participants the projects, their activities, and assistance that can be provided in doing business internationally.

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SME Workshop hosted by Muğla Chamber of Commerce and Industry https://tebd.eu/news/sme-workshop-hosted-by-mugla-chamber-of-commerce-and-industry/ Wed, 07 Oct 2020 15:00:01 +0000 https://tebd.eu/?p=1323
SME Workshop hosted by Muğla Chamber of Commerce and Industry (07 October 2020)NEWS
SME Workshop hosted by Muğla Chamber of Commerce and Industry (07 October 2020)
07 October 2020

SME Workshop hosted by Muğla Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Within the scope of the Turkey-EU Business Dialogue (TEBD) Project, Muğla Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Turkey) hosted a succesful SME Workshop on “Challenges of SMEs exporting to EU Countries”.

The workshop was opened by Mr Mustafa ERCAN, President Of Board Of Directors of Muğla Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Ms Zeynep İYİLER , Foreign Trade Consultant and Trainer participated as a speaker and gave extensive information about Competitive Advantage, Ways of Differentiation, Indicators of being ready for Export, Tools to communicate with markets, Export Marketing Planning, Types of information to look at, and so on. The TEBD project was presented by Ms Oya Ersöz, TEBD Project Director.

The workshop was finalized with a question and answer session where participating SMEs presented the issues they are facing, asked their questions, and shared helpful information. The workshop attracted around 30 participants.

Please click here to view and download the presentation from the workshop. (3.1 MB)

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Increasing Awareness and Eliminating Energy Waste https://tebd.eu/news/increasing-awareness-and-eliminating-energy-waste/ Mon, 05 Oct 2020 15:00:55 +0000 https://tebd.eu/?p=1318
Increasing Awareness and Eliminating Energy WasteSUCCESS STORY
Increasing Awareness and Eliminating Energy Waste
5 October 2020

Increasing Awareness and Eliminating Energy Waste

“Developing a New Service Model To Support Companies On Energy Efficiency” is a project that has been developed and implemented by Kocaeli Chamber of Industry (Turkey) in partnership with Walloon Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Belgium). It is one of 19 Chamber Partnership projects which is being supported by the European Union in the framework of TEBD.

Using less energy to perform the same task – that is, eliminating energy waste and lowering consumption costs. The aim of the project is to increase Chamber capacity and become a point of contact for SMEs to increase awareness on energy efficiency and educate about energy management to reduce consumption costs. Energy efficiency brings a variety of benefits, it is an important way to increase SMEs’ profitability and competitiveness as well as delivering wider benefits in terms of economic productivity and savings.

In order to increase their Chamber capacity on energy efficiency, Kocaeli Chamber of Industry (Kocaeli CI) carried out studies and organized a study visit to Walloon Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Walloon CCI)  to make on-site observations of “best practices” and perform cluster activities on energy efficiency in Walloon Belgium, legal regulations, and incentive systems. Also, after necessary training, Kocaeli CI has been awarded the ISO 50001:2018 Energy Management System certification as a result of an audit conducted by an independent notified body.

There are two benefactor target groups of the project. The first group consists of 20 pilot SMEs operating in Kocaeli, Turkey employing 20-150 people and having completed the Energy Audits identifying the energy leakages and potential energy saving areas. These audits give guidance on investments in order to reduce energy consumption levels. The second group consists of participants of minimum 60 to 150 individuals with the organization of six associated training activities. Thus, it is aimed to complete energy audits in 20 companies and to reach 150 SMEs with training activities.

Pictures from the project

Within the framework of the partnership project, to increase SME awareness, trainings have been given with main themes being energy management and ISO 50001 Energy Management System. By participating in these training’s, companies have become more conscious of the fact that they can save a significant amount of energy through the implementation of an appropriate energy management system. Also, preliminary energy audits to 20 companies are to be carried out with the support of expert consultants. Site audits to  10 companies were carried out successfully and survey reports were submitted as a result. In addition, energy management plans for 10 companies have been established for which a detailed study has been carried out. Evaluation surveys related to the training’s and audits were distributed and over 90% of the participants indicated that their satisfaction was achieved and related activities were carried out successfully.

In the following of the project, a dissemination seminar will be organized to create the multiplier effect on raising awareness on energy management and ensure the spread of the project studies to the East Marmara region in Turkey.

To find more information on the TEBD Chamber Partnership Project please visit www.enerjiverimliligi.org.

Click here for more information about the Chamber Partnerships.

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SME Workshop hosted by Bursa Commodity Exchange https://tebd.eu/news/sme-workshop-hosted-by-bursa-commodity-exchange/ Wed, 23 Sep 2020 15:00:28 +0000 https://tebd.eu/?p=1314
SME Workshop hosted by Bursa Commodity Exchange (23 September 2020)NEWS
SME Workshop hosted by Bursa Commodity Exchange (23 September 2020)
23 September 2020

SME Workshop hosted by Bursa Commodity Exchange

Within the scope of the Turkey-EU Business Dialogue (TEBD) Project, Bursa Commodity Exchange (Turkey) hosted an SME Workshop on “New Business Models and Techniques in the formation of New Strategies for Exporting to the European Market during the COVID-19 Pandemic”.

The workshop attracted around 33 participants and was opened by Mr Fehmi Yıldız , Secretary General of Bursa Commodity Exchange. Mr Mutlu Yılmaz, Foreign Trade Consultant and Trainer & Academician, participated as a speaker and provided insightful information about the problems caused by the Customs Union in exports to European Union countries, different strategies to be followed in exports in the pandemic process, and new business models and alternative marketing techniques. The TEBD project was presented by Ms Oya Ersöz, TEBD Project Director.

Among the participants were, Mr Özer Matlı, Bursa Commodity Exchange President of the Board of Directors & Board Member of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB); Mr Gökhan Onur, Vice President of the Assembly; Ms Sevgi Saygın, President of TOBB Bursa Women Entrepreneurs Board & Women Entrepreneurs Board Eastern Marmara Region Representative; Mr İbrahim Özmen, President of TOBB Bursa Young Entrepreneurs Board & Eastern Marmara Region Young Entrepreneurs Board Representative; and SMEs that are members of Bursa Commodity Exchange.

 

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