9th Turkey Investment Conference

The 9th Turkey Investment Conference, organized by the Turkey-U.S. Business Council (TAIK), gathered Turkish and American executives on September 26th, at Gotham Hall in New York to discuss investment opportunities in Turkey and Turkey-US business ties.

In a boost for commercial ties between the two nations, the Conference – held on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly – connected senior government officials and businesses from Turkey with American investors and corporate leaders interested in better understanding the business landscape in Turkey.

Those in attendance heard from Turkey’s President H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Minister of Treasury and Finance H.E. Berat Albayrak, and Minister of Trade H.E. Ruhsar Pekcan.

Priya Basu, head of the World Bank’s Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative, spoke with Minister Pekcan about empowering women in business. Erin McPike, former CNN and NBC News journalist, interviewed Minister Albayrak, who spoke at length about the country’s medium-term economic plan.

The Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEIK) President Nail Olpak and TAİK Chairman Mehmet Ali Yalçındağ also spoke about the importance of commercial ties between Turkey and the U.S.