Details of the TEBD Agri-Food Networking Event
The Turkey-EU Business Dialogue (TEBD) aims to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between the Turkish and EU business communities. TEBD gives Turkish and European Chambers and businesses the opportunity to engage in dialogue, partnerships, capacity building and much more.
Chambers both in Turkey and in the European Union (EU) have an important role to play in fostering economic cooperation and Turkey’s EU accession process. The Turkey-EU Business Dialogue (TEBD) Project is based on the long-term partnership of the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry (EUROCHAMBRES) and the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) as the “voices of the business community” considering their strategic priorities and their members of business communities both in the EU and Turkey. The Turkey-EU Business Dialogue (TEBD) Project is implemented by EUROCHAMBRES in close cooperation with TOBB, which is the end beneficiary, and also co-funded by the European Union under its IPA II programme with Turkey.
The TEBD Project brings the Turkish Chambers of Commerce, Industry, and Commodity Exchanges, and their EU counterparts closer trough establishing grant partnerships and implementing a range of activities, providing the Chambers and Commodity Exchanges opportunities to exchange views and practices and to improve business dialogue. The TEBD Project promotes the integration of the European Union and Turkish business communities and ensures greater awareness of business opportunities and challenges of Turkey’s potential future accession to the EU and the modernization of the Customs Union between Turkey and the EU.
During the implementation of the TEBD Project, Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and Commodity Exchanges from both Turkey and the EU are engaging in Policy and Business Dialogues, Capacity Building, and Chamber Partnerships.
Within the scope of the TEBD Capacity Building activities, the “TEBD AGRI-FOOD NETWORKING EVENT” will be organized virtually on 27 and 28 January 2022. The aim of the event is to discuss key topics in the Agri-Food sector and enhance networking between companies and transactional cooperation for improving participants access to new markets, suppliers, traders, organizations, and so on.
The TEBD Agri-Food Networking Event is organized by the Turkey-EU Business Dialogue (TEBD) Project. This networking event is organized as the continuation of the online “TEBD Agri-Food Forum” held on 21-22 April 2021, to bring companies together from a wide range of countries. The event is a unique opportunity to generate new business contacts and contracts, to find partners, and also to learn about the latest developments & new ideas, and more.
6 sessions of interest, facilitating practical and interactive discussions among companies from both EU and Turkey will be organized on the following topics:
The format of those group sessions will follow the below structure:
How can you benefit from this event?
The objectives to make your participation with a success:
Introductions for the use of the digital platform – Conversation Starter
During the networking session, companies are presented the opportunity to have B2B meetings with their counterparts via Conversation Starter platform.
Before diving into the details, these are the main points of Conversation Starter in a nutshell:
When participants click on the “Click here to get started” button they will have to fill in the following information:
BIO, which includes:
REQUESTS, which includes
OFFERS, which includes
CONTACT, which includes:
Once the form is fully filled in, participants will see the message below:
Participants who completed the registration form will receive an e-mail approximately one week before the event which will allow them to access to the entire platform, check the participants registered, and start planning meetings with them.
Suggestions of suitable meetings will be made by the platform on the basis of the information indicated in the registration form, but participants can also browse the attendee list and select themselves who they want to meet. In doing so, they are helped by the filters offered by the platform: type of language spoken, type of countries of interest, type of topics of interest, type of request, type of offer, type of organization, etc. An email and an SMS (for those who indicated the mobile number) will be received communicating the start of the matchmaking.
The participants who do not wish to plan B2B meetings in advance, can directly go on the platform on the meeting day by logging in with their credentials and join the activity.
During the event participants will meet each other by video calls (Conversation starter provides built-in video calls). After the event, participants will have an overview of all the people they met and their contact details.
This event is suitable for companies from the EU and Turkey related to the Agri-Food sector, and on the topics that will be addressed during the event.
Turkish and English interpretation will be provided during the sessions. Nevertheless, English speaking and listening abilities by participants is highly recommended for the B2B Meetings and fruitful networking.
Visit www.tebd.eu to find out more about the project and activities.
TEBD Agri-Food Networking Event Programme