Turkish and Italian Aerospace Clusters Forge Stronger Ties

​An Italian delegation comprising the Lombardy Aerospace Cluster and 10 member companies visited Türkiye as part of a business networking mission aimed at fostering ties with the SAHA Istanbul Cluster.

Investment Office Vice President Bekir Polat, SAHA Istanbul Secretary General Levent Kerim UÇA, Lombardy Aerospace Cluster Manager Giulia Fornara, and Lombardy Aerospace Cluster Board Member and Thematic Area Business Networking Team Leader Massimo Maronati delivered key remarks at the exclusive two-day business event.

In his opening address, Polat emphasized Türkiye's resilience in facing global crises over the past two decades, highlighting its impressive average annual growth rate of 5.5%. He underscored Türkiye's dynamic workforce and strategic location that positions it favorably for global supply chain integration. Furthermore, Polat noted Türkiye's ongoing reform agenda and its competitive investment climate while also expressing great joy in welcoming Italian shareholders to Türkiye.

Following the opening speeches, B2B sessions were held and 17 representatives from the Italian delegation engaged in one-on-one meetings with around 100 member companies of SAHA Istanbul, one of the key stakeholders in Türkiye's defense and aerospace sector. On the final day of the two-day event, facility visits were conducted, including tours of Altınay Defense, THY Technic, and Technopark Istanbul.​
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Türkiye; Italy; investment; aviation; aerospace