26 November 2019
SME Workshop #20 in Ankara
The TEBD Workshop on “EU-Turkey Customs Union and EU Trade Rules: Opportunities and Challenges for SMEs” (TEBD-W20) was organized by the Ankara Chamber of Industry in cooperation with EUROCHAMBRES and TOBB (Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges).
The Workshop attracted around 35 participants, and the event was opened by Assoc. Prof. Yavuz CABBAR, General Secretary of Ankara Chamber of Industry (ASO). Ms. Sinem KAYA from TOBB presented the TEBD project and activities. This was followed by contributions from senior officials of the Turkish government, including Mr. Halil İbrahim ŞENER and Mr. Ahmet Şevket DAYIOĞLU from the Ministry of Trade, and Mrs. Arzu KÜTÜKÇÜOĞLU from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Finally, there was a presentation by Mr. M. Gökhan KİLİT, Director for Strategy and Business Development at the Economic Development Foundation (İKV). The presentations were followed by a Question and Answer (Q&A) session, when participants could ask questions and make comments on the topics and issues raised during the Workshop.
Since December 2018, a total of 20 SME Workshops have been organized in the framework of the TEBD project (18 in Turkey, plus 1 in Bulgaria and 1 in Greece), with more than 600 participants in total. These Workshops are hosted by Chambers and focus on topics that are relevant for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs).