The High-Level Business Dialogues bring together leaders from private sector organisations in Turkey and the EU, Turkish public bodies and the EU institutions, in order to analyse and discuss the economic relationship between the EU and Turkey, and how it can be further strengthened so as to maximise the benefits for both sides.

The Turkey-EU Business Dialogue (TEBD) Project includes 3 one-day High-Level Business Dialogue meetings, to be organised in close cooperation with the Turkish authorities and the EU institutions, preferably in connection with the EU-Turkey High-Level Economic Dialogue (HLED).The High-Level Business Dialogues, organised in the framework of TEBD, follows on from the successful business community meetings which were held alongside the EU-Turkey High-Level Economic Dialogues in Istanbul in 2016 and in Brussels in 2017.

Each High-Level Business Dialogue gathers around 100 high-level representatives from Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Commodity Exchanges and other business organizations, policy makers and companies from the European Union (EU) and the Republic of Turkey. The main purpose is to discuss challenges and opportunities and to develop draft recommendations from the business community towards the policy-makers, with the aim of improving EU-Turkey relations and economic cooperation, and thereby contributing to the further development of the Customs Union and to moving forward Turkey’s EU accession process.

The first High-Level Business Dialogue, in the framework of the TEBD project, was organised as part of the EU-Turkey High-Level Economic Dialogue (HLED) in Istanbul, Turkey in 2019.

First High-Level Business Dialogue

Location : İstanbul (Turkey)
Date : 27 February 2019
Hosted by : The Turkey-EU Business Dialogue (TEBD) and Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB)
Topics :
  • Business and Investment Environment
  • Skills, Vocational Education
  • Service Industry
  • Logistics and Connectivity
Background :

This “Business Dialogue” served as a preparation for the High-Level Economic Dialogue (HLED), organised on 28 February 2019, and hosted by H.E. Minister Albayrak and Vice-President Katainen of the European Commission.

The main objective was to discuss among private sector representatives from EU and Turkey, regarding challenges and opportunities, and to make recommendations towards improving EU-Turkey relations from an economic perspective.

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Second High-Level Business Dialogue

Location : Virtual Platform
Date : December 2020 (to be confirmed)
Hosted by : The Turkey-EU Business Dialogue (TEBD) and Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB)
Topic : EU Green Deal

Third High-Level Business Dialogue

Location : Brussels, Belgium
Date : TBD

 

High-Level Business Dialogue Webinar

Location : Virtual Platform
Date : 11 June 2020
Hosted by : The Turkey-EU Business Dialogue (TEBD) and Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB)
Topic : Post Covid-19 Turkey- EU Economic and Trade Relations
Background :

The virtual “Business Dialogue” webinar was held on 11 June 2020 and was moderated by Mr Mustafa Bayburtlu, Head Of The EU Department at TOBB.

High-level speakers were the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs & Director for EU Affairs and Ambassador Faruk Kaymakcı; the Head of EU Delegation to Turkey, Ambassador Christian Berger; the President of the Union of Chambers and Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), M.Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu; and CEO of the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry (EUROCHAMBRES), Arnaldo Abruzzini.

The main objective was to discuss and analyze the Post Covid-19 Turkey- EU Economic and Trade Relations, and how it can be further strengthened so as to maximize the benefits for both sides.

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