In April, the Investment Office organized a roadshow in Austria and Italy and held several meetings with investors and media representatives.
As part of the roadshow for Austrian company visits, the Investment Office held meetings with investors in Vienna and Graz in the first week of April. Investment Office President Arda Ermut met with Vienna Economic Forum board members and Austrian investors at a lunch reception hosted by Turkey’s Ambassador to Austria Ümit Yardım. Also making a presentation to investors in Vienna, Investment Office President Ermut said that Turkey attracted more than USD 210 billion of FDI during the 2003-2018 period. Companies with Austrian capital invested USD 10.5 billion during that period, he added. “In 2018, when global FDI declined by around 20 percent all over the world, Turkey attracted USD 13.2 billion in FDI, achieving a 14 percent rise compared to 2017,” said Ermut.
A series of meetings in Italy in the second week of April saw Investment Office President Arda Ermut briefed the Italian media on the recent set of comprehensive economic reforms that Turkey has undertaken.