Investment Office President A. Burak Dağlıoğlu was a featured speaker at the Akşam Future & Trends Summit held by Türk Medya in Istanbul, delivering key remarks on Türkiye's future vision, including ranking among the world's top ten economies and boosting competitiveness by leveraging the private sector's ability to forecast, design, and adopt trends.
Referring to a recently released report on global trends by the World Economic Forum, Dağlıoğlu focused on three hot topics in his speech: sustainability, digitalization, and geopolitical agenda. “At a recent meeting on Türkiye's net zero emission target for 2053 chaired by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, we agreed that technology is key to achieving sustainability goals. Sustainability is a reality that hugely impacts investment processes and decisions of all companies across the world," said Dağlıoğlu.
Investment Office President further stated that technological infrastructure, or digitalization, is Türkiye's strongest tool as evidenced by the latest tech startups. Dağlıoğlu added that all industries are undergoing a digital, electric, and sustainable transformation where Türkiye is playing a pioneering role.
As the third most sought-after global trend, Dağlıoğlu said all countries are trying to create more stable environments in their respective regions while Türkiye, under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's leadership, has managed to become a center of stability in its region and an investment hub that attracted USD 11.5 billion of FDI during the first 11 months of 2022. According to Dağlıoğlu, Türkiye has successfully distinguished itself from other economies at a time when global investments are on a downtrend.
With regard to a breakdown of investments in Türkiye, Dağlıoğlu said the largest drivers of FDI are tech startups and the capital investments they attract, as well as export-oriented businesses and their endeavors to position Türkiye as the center of operations for their supply chains. “We believe that Türkiye will continue to attract sustainable FDI while maintaining its competitive edge based on four value propositions: its resilient and fast-growing economy, business-friendly policies, deep talent pool, and global market access at the nexus of Europe, Asia, and Africa," he added.
Addressing the summit, the Minister of Treasury and Finance Nureddin Nebati underpinned Türkiye's macroeconomic success in maintaining its strong pace, asserting that Türkiye's success lies beneath the policies that have been in place for the past two decades under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's leadership. Equally of note is the Türkiye Economy Model that was embarked on around a year ago with an emphasis on employment, production and exports – a model that paved the way for breaking records even amidst global turmoil.