Trade Winds Forum Returns to Istanbul After 16 Years, Connecting American and Turkish Companies for Investment and Partnerships

American and Turkish companies meet at Trade Winds to evaluate investment and partnership opportunities.

The U.S. Department of Commerce will bring more than 120 American companies to Europe and Eurasia as part of Trade Winds, the American government’s largest annual trade mission and business development forum. The trade mission, which will be held for the 14th time this year, will take place in Istanbul under the leadership of US Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade Marisa Lago. Following the main program to be held in Istanbul, side events will be held in Italy, Romania, Denmark, Poland and Kazakhstan.

The focus of this year’s Trade Winds is the three-day business forum to be held in Istanbul on May 13-15, bringing together American diplomats responsible for trade and trade experts from more than 30 European and Eurasian countries. The meetings will include sessions and networking events that will allow American and Turkish companies to evaluate investment and partnership opportunities.

Under Secretary of Commerce Lago and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Global Markets and Director General of the U.S. Foreign Trade Service Arun Venkataraman will meet with public officials in both countries to reaffirm our commitment to strengthening our bilateral trade and investment relationship and our energy, climate and trade interests.

As part of the event, US Ambassador Jeffry Flake and US Consul General Julie Eadeh will organize a series of panels and networking aimed at increasing commercial ties between the United States and Turkiye. Speaking about the forum, US Ambassador Jeffry Flake said, “Our trade activities, which create employment and increase prosperity in both Turkiye and the United States, continue to form the basis of our good relations. The fact that hundreds of American companies will participate in Trade Winds this week is proof that they share our optimism about the future of our economic relations with Turkiye.”

The Trade Winds forum, which was first held in 2008, has since directly supported the conclusion of almost 600 separate business agreements worth more than $3.7 billion. Trade Winds, in which more than a thousand American companies and sponsors have participated to date, has enabled American companies to hold more than 4,500 business-to-business meetings around the world.

Source: Bloomberght / Prepared by Irem Yildiz

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