10-11 MARCH 2021 ZOOM

EU-Turkey High Level

Business Dialogue

About

Details of EU-Turkey High Level Business Dialogue

About TEBD

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 EU funded 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 TEBD project is implemented by EUROCHAMBRES in close cooperation with TOBB, which is the End Beneficiary Institution and is 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.

 

About EU-Turkey High Level Business Dialogue

Within the scope of the TEBD Policy Dialogue activities, the EU-TURKEY HIGH LEVEL BUSINESS DIALOGUE (HLBD) will be organized online on 10-11 March 2021 by the TEBD Project.     

The EU-Turkey High Level Business Dialogue will bring private sector organisations in Turkey and the EU, Turkish public bodies, and EU institutions together. The main purpose is to discuss challenges and opportunities in the view of the EU GREEN DEAL and to draft recommendations from the business community towards policy-makers, with the aim of improving EU-Turkey relations and economic cooperation, and thereby contributing to the further development of the Customs Union and to moving forward Turkey’s EU accession process.    

The EU-Turkey High Level Business Dialogue will commence with an opening session with the participation of Ministers, Ambassadors, Senior Officials and Business Leaders from both Turkey and the EU, and continue with the following four engaging and interactive thematic sessions:

• EU-Turkey Economic and Trade Relations and Common Challenges in the view of EU Green Deal

• Skills for EU Green Transition

• Recovery, Investment and Sustainable Finance

• Circular Economy

Turkish and English Simultaneous translation will be provided during the event.    

Visit www.tebd.eu to find out more about the project and activities.

 

About the Previous EU-Turkey High Level Business Dialogue (2019)

The first EU-Turkey High Level Business Dialogue, in the framework of the TEBD project, was organised as part of the EU-Turkey High-Level Economic Dialogue (HLED) in Istanbul, Turkey on 27 February 2019.          

This “EU-Turkey High Level Business Dialogue” served as a preparation for the High-Level Economic Dialogue (HLED), organized on 28 February 2019, and hosted by H.E. Minister Albayrak and Vice-President Katainen of the European Commission.

The main objective was to discuss among private sector representatives from EU and Turkey, regarding challenges and opportunities, and to make recommendations towards improving EU-Turkey relations from an economic perspective. 

The main topics discussed were as follows:

• Business and Investment Environment

• Skills, Vocational Education

• Service Industry

• Logistics and Connectivity

Speakers

Meet our professionals



  10:30-12:00 CET
Opening Session

 

Oya ERSÖZ

Oya ERSÖZ

EUROCHAMBRES TEBD Team Leader and Project Director
MODERATOR

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M. RİFAT HİSARCIKLIOĞLU

M. RİFAT HİSARCIKLIOĞLU

TOBB President & EUROCHAMBRES Vice-President

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Christoph LEITL

Christoph LEITL

EUROCHAMBRES President

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Ambassador Nikolaus MEYER-LANDRUT

Ambassador Nikolaus MEYER-LANDRUT

Head of the EU Delegation to Turkey

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Gonca YILMAZ  BATUR

Gonca YILMAZ BATUR

Deputy Minister of Trade

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Ambassador Faruk KAYMAKCI

Ambassador Faruk KAYMAKCI

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs & Director for EU Af...

DETAIL

  13:00-14:30 CET
Thematic Session 1: EU-Turkey Economic and Trade Relations and Common Challenges in the view of EU Green Deal

 

Ayhan ZEYTİNOĞLU

Ayhan ZEYTİNOĞLU

President of IKV, Economic Development Foundation
MODERATOR

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Nele EICHHORN

Nele EICHHORN

Head of Unit, Trade relations with the Southern neighbo...

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Ben BUTTERS

Ben BUTTERS

EUROCHAMBRES CEO

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Dr. Fatih Kemal EBİÇLİOĞLU

Dr. Fatih Kemal EBİÇLİOĞLU

Leader of Investment Environment, TUSIAD, Turkish Indus...

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Luisa SANTOS

Luisa SANTOS

Deputy Director General of Business Europe

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Başaran BAYRAK

Başaran BAYRAK

Deputy Chairman of TIM, Turkish Exporters Assembly

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Anita FÜRSTENBERG-LUCIUS

Anita FÜRSTENBERG-LUCIUS

Director, Central and South Eastern Europe, EIB, Europe...

DETAIL

  15:00-16:30 CET
Thematic Session 2: Skills for EU Green Transition

 

Adam GAJEK

Adam GAJEK

EUROCHAMBRES Policy Advisor
MODERATOR

DETAIL

Tatjana BABRAUSKIENĖ

Tatjana BABRAUSKIENĖ

Member of the Section for Employment, Social Affairs an...

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Bendevi PALANDÖKEN

Bendevi PALANDÖKEN

President of TESK, Confederation of Turkish Tradesmen a...

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Abdurrahman KAAN

Abdurrahman KAAN

President of MÜSİAD, Independent Industrialists and Bus...

DETAIL

Emine ERDEM

Emine ERDEM

President of KAGIDER, Women Entrepreneurs Association o...

DETAIL

 
Nurten ÖZTÜRK

Nurten ÖZTÜRK

President of TOBB Women Entrepreneurs Council

DETAIL

Manuela GELENG

Manuela GELENG

Director for Skills, DG EMPL

DETAIL

  10:30-12:00 CET
Thematic Session 3: Recovery, Investment and Sustainable Finance

 

Frederico MARTINS

Frederico MARTINS

EUROCHAMBRES Policy Advisor
MODERATOR

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Ben BUTTERS

Ben BUTTERS

EUROCHAMBRES CEO

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Alban MAGGIAR

Alban MAGGIAR

President of SME United

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H.Çağrı GÜRGÜR

H.Çağrı GÜRGÜR

TOBB Advisor to the President

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Carlo MONTICELLI

Carlo MONTICELLI

Vice-Governor Financial Strategy, CEB Council of Europe...

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  13:00-14:30 CET
Thematic Session 4: Circular Economy

 

Güven SAK

Güven SAK

Managing Director of TEPAV, Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey
MODERATOR

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Davor PERCAN

Davor PERCAN

Bilateral and Regional Env. Cooperation Head of Unit, D...

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Gianpiero NACCI

Gianpiero NACCI

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)...

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Auguste T. KOUAMÉ

Auguste T. KOUAMÉ

Country Director of World Bank

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Orhan TURAN

Orhan TURAN

President of TÜRKONFED, Turkish Enterprise and Business...

DETAIL

 
Eliot WHITTINGTON

Eliot WHITTINGTON

Director of Corporate Leaders Group

DETAIL

  15:00-16:30 CET
Plenary Closing Session

 

M.Haluk Nuray

M.Haluk Nuray

TOBB and Economic Development Foundation Brussels Representative
MODERATOR

DETAIL

Ayhan ZEYTİNOĞLU

Ayhan ZEYTİNOĞLU

President of Kocaeli Chamber of Industry

DETAIL

Emre KÖSEOĞLU

Emre KÖSEOĞLU

Unit Manager, Istanbul Chamber of Commerce

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Pascale CAUX

Pascale CAUX

International Project Manager, Paris Île-de-France Regi...

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Muhsin KOÇASLAN

Muhsin KOÇASLAN

Board Member of Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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Maria NOWAKOWSKA

Maria NOWAKOWSKA

Project Expert, Polish Chamber of Commerce

DETAIL

Ambassador Mehmet Kemal BOZAY

Ambassador Mehmet Kemal BOZAY

Permanent Delegate of Turkey to the EU

DETAIL

Maciej POPOWSKI

Maciej POPOWSKI

Acting Director General of DG NEAR

DETAIL

EU-Turkey High Level Business Dialogue

EU-Turkey High Level Business Dialogue Event Programme



10:30-12:00 CET
Opening Session
MODERATOR

Oya ERSÖZ, EUROCHAMBRES TEBD Team Leader and Project Director

PANELISTS

M. RİFAT HİSARCIKLIOĞLU, TOBB President & EUROCHAMBRES Vice-President

Christoph LEITL, EUROCHAMBRES President

Ambassador Nikolaus MEYER-LANDRUT, Head of the EU Delegation to Turkey

Gonca YILMAZ BATUR, Deputy Minister of Trade

Ambassador Faruk KAYMAKCI, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs & Director for EU Affairs

13:00-14:30 CET
Thematic Session 1: EU-Turkey Economic and Trade Relations and Common Challenges in the view of EU Green Deal
MODERATOR

Ayhan ZEYTİNOĞLU, President of IKV, Economic Development Foundation

PANELISTS

Nele EICHHORN, Head of Unit, Trade relations with the Southern neighbours, Middle East, Turkey, Russia and Central Asia, DG Trade

Ben BUTTERS, EUROCHAMBRES CEO

Dr. Fatih Kemal EBİÇLİOĞLU, Leader of Investment Environment, TUSIAD, Turkish Industry and Business Association

Luisa SANTOS, Deputy Director General of Business Europe

Başaran BAYRAK, Deputy Chairman of TIM, Turkish Exporters Assembly

Anita FÜRSTENBERG-LUCIUS, Director, Central and South Eastern Europe, EIB, European Investment Bank

15:00-16:30 CET
Thematic Session 2: Skills for EU Green Transition
MODERATOR

Adam GAJEK, EUROCHAMBRES Policy Advisor

PANELISTS

Tatjana BABRAUSKIENĖ, Member of the Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship and rapporteur of the opinion Towards an EU strategy for enhancing green skills and competences for all, European Economic and Social Committee

Bendevi PALANDÖKEN, President of TESK, Confederation of Turkish Tradesmen and Craftsmen

Abdurrahman KAAN, President of MÜSİAD, Independent Industrialists and Businessmen's Association (tbc)

Emine ERDEM, President of KAGIDER, Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey

Nurten ÖZTÜRK, President of TOBB Women Entrepreneurs Council

Manuela GELENG, Director for Skills, DG EMPL

10:30-12:00 CET
Thematic Session 3: Recovery, Investment and Sustainable Finance
MODERATOR

Frederico MARTINS, EUROCHAMBRES Policy Advisor

PANELISTS

Ben BUTTERS, EUROCHAMBRES CEO

Alban MAGGIAR, President of SME United

H.Çağrı GÜRGÜR, TOBB Advisor to the President

Carlo MONTICELLI, Vice-Governor Financial Strategy, CEB Council of Europe Development Bank

13:00-14:30 CET
Thematic Session 4: Circular Economy
MODERATOR

Güven SAK, Managing Director of TEPAV, Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey

PANELISTS

Davor PERCAN, Bilateral and Regional Env. Cooperation Head of Unit, DG ENV

Gianpiero NACCI, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Acting Director of Energy Efficiency and Climate Change

Auguste T. KOUAMÉ, Country Director of World Bank

Orhan TURAN, President of TÜRKONFED, Turkish Enterprise and Business Confederation

Eliot WHITTINGTON, Director of Corporate Leaders Group

15:00-16:30 CET
Plenary Closing Session
MODERATOR

M.Haluk Nuray, TOBB and Economic Development Foundation Brussels Representative

PANELISTS

Ayhan ZEYTİNOĞLU, President of Kocaeli Chamber of Industry

Emre KÖSEOĞLU, Unit Manager, Istanbul Chamber of Commerce

Pascale CAUX, International Project Manager, Paris Île-de-France Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Muhsin KOÇASLAN, Board Member of Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Maria NOWAKOWSKA, Project Expert, Polish Chamber of Commerce

Ambassador Mehmet Kemal BOZAY, Permanent Delegate of Turkey to the EU

Maciej POPOWSKI, Acting Director General of DG NEAR

CONTACT

  • tebd@eurochambres.eu
  • + 32 2 282 08 76
  • + 32 2 282 08 50
  • 09:00 - 17:00 CET
  • https://tebd.eu/