Investment Office President Ahmet Burak Dağlıoğu was a speaker at the "Ensuring Sustainability in Global Value Chain Networks in the Post-Pandemic World" session at the World Knowledge Forum in Seoul, South Korea.
During his address at the forum, Dağlıoğlu said “In today's world, where the trend of nearshoring has gained momentum with the pandemic, many MNCs prefer Turkey as an R&D, manufacturing, export, and management hub for a solid integration into GVCs".
In another occasion hosted by the Turkish Ambassador to South Korea Ersin Erçin, the Investment Office and the Korea Institute of Startup & Entrepreneurship Development (KISED) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote and strengthen global cooperation between startups in the two countries. Referring to the MoU, Erçin emphasized the significance of active cooperation between the two organizations, as well as the global entry of startups from both countries.
Meanwhile, Dağlıoğlu invited South Korean funds and startups to collaborate with Turkey and access global markets together, saying, “In the last year, the Turkish entrepreneurship sector saw 4 unicorns with their success in international markets. They have proven that their products and services are globally competitive."
The agreement's major elements include discovering and nurturing both countries' technology-based startups, sharing information on both countries' start-up ecosystems, and further exchanges and cooperation on startups.