Investment Office Presents AmCham Awards to Outstanding Nominees

​Investment Office President A. Burak Dağlıoğlu attended the 'I AmChamPion Awards 2023' in Istanbul following the 'Türkiye-US Business Summit', which was held to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Türkiye.

Held annually for the fifth consecutive year by the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), the program aims to recognize companies that contribute to the development of bilateral relations between Türkiye and US in categories such as US investment in Türkiye, regional hub, sustainable development, diversity and inclusion, innovation, contribution to education, Turkish champ of the year, and Turkish startup of the year.

During his address, Dağlıoğlu stated, “As the Investment Office, we are pleased to participate in the I AmChampion Award Ceremony, a program we have supported from the beginning. I congratulate all the candidates and winners who competed in various categories, from investment to technology transfer, employment, export, sustainability, and social responsibility projects."

Expressing gratitude to US companies for their investments in Türkiye, Dağlıoğlu emphasized, “We will continue to work collaboratively with public and private institutions in both countries to position Türkiye among the top 10 global economies, in line with our century goals. Additionally, we are determined to further develop bilateral economic relations, which have a historical legacy spanning nearly two centuries."

“Looking at the trade data, bilateral trade volume was USD 25 billion in the first 10 months of the year and amounted to USD 30.4 billion in the last 12 months," noted AmCham Türkiye Chair Tankut Turnaoğlu. He added that he believes there is much stronger potential to be realized in the economic and commercial relations between Türkiye and the US.

“As AmCham Türkiye, representing 130 US-based companies with an annual investment of more than USD 60 billion in the Turkish economy, we will continue to focus on digital investments, sustainability, and efforts to emerge as a regional center. Simultaneously, we will continue to develop the commercial activities of US companies in Türkiye and contribute to the mutual trade volume target of USD 100 billion between the two countries," added Turnaoğlu.

During the awards ceremony, Sabancı Climate Technologies Inc. was named the 'Turkish Company of the Year Award,' Mimiq Technology was honored with the 'Entrepreneur of the Year Award,' and The Kraft Heinz Company earned the 'Best US. Investment in Türkiye' title. Honeywell achieved a double win with the 'Regional Center Award' and 'Sustainability Award.' Procter & Gamble received the 'Diversity & Inclusion Award,' Cisco Systems the 'Innovation Award,' and Fikret Yüksel Foundation the 'Contribution to Education Award.'

Receiving an AmCham Award positions organizations as influential and inspiring entities within Türkiye and on the global stage, highlighting their innovative, result-driven, and sustainable business strategies or initiatives. It offers an opportunity for organizations to showcase the superiority of their business approaches compared to other industry leaders, allowing them to narrate their journey uniquely.

On the same day, the 'Türkiye as a Resilient Partner - Past to Future' Summit was held, focusing on Türkiye-US bilateral economic relations. The summit covered topics such as Turkish-US Relations in the Centennial of the Republic of Türkiye, Borderless Economy: Opportunities for Regional Cooperation, and Türkiye-US Relations in Innovation Century. The event brought together Turkish and US public and private sector representatives, as well as members of the press.

During his address at the summit, Investment Office Vice President Bekir Polat pointed out that Türkiye has heavily invested in infrastructure, superstructure, healthcare, technology, and digitalization, and that both the incentives scheme and reforms are constantly updated in response to needs and developments.

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