The Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey (ISPAT), the official organization tasked with promoting Turkey’s business climate and investment opportunities on a global scale, has staged a series of conferences and meetings in the British capital to bring the most promising opportunities in Turkey’s key sectors to the attention of international investors. Featuring Turkey’s Minister of Finance, Mehmet Simsek as a speaker, the events showcased what an emerging country with a long term vision has to offer in key growth areas.
The first event, in partnership with the Financial Times, has put Turkey’s strengths and advantages as an investment destination on the table along with testimonials from successful ventures into the country. The opportunities in the energy, infrastructure and finance industries were thoroughly discussed in panels and Q&A sessions held during the program.
In the second stop of ISPAT’s London tour, a round table meeting was held with the heads of Japanese multinationals who have their headquarters in London. Jointly organized by Sumitomo-Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), the meeting provided the top executives of Japanese companies in London with a detailed briefing of Turkey’s investment environment from Minister Simsek and ISPAT Vice President Arda Ermut.
The last stop was at the renowned law firm Chadbourne & Parke’s office where the latest developments and projects in Turkey’s infrastructure and energy industries were discussed at a seminar in which Minister Simsek’s presentation provided the participants with a comprehensive outlook of the two sectors crucial to reaching the country’s targets set for the Republic’s centennial in 2023.