In 2012, the AllWorld Network identified the 25 fastest growing companies in Turkey under the leadership of M. Rifat Hisarciklioglu, Chairman of the Turkey chapter of Partners for a New Beginning and President of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB). In 2013, they raised that number to 100, featuring companies in the IT, Logistics, Food & Beverage, and Construction sectors.
To celebrate the Turkey 100 and to expand opportunities for partnership, collaboration and business between the US and Turkey, the PNB Secretariat at the Aspen Institute hosted a day of business-to-business networking and panel discussions on the opportunities for Turkish and US investment. S/R Andrew O’Brien, Special Representative for Global Partnerships at the State Deparment, gave opening remarks. Discussions included:
Multi-National Best Practices: Accessing the Global Value Chain – see panelist Sirin Koprucu’s slides on Global Mindsets here
Growth Sectors: A Word from the Turkey 100
Tools for Investment: Government and Private Resources
Trade Relations and Government Cooperation
Turkey 100 materials:
Partners for a New Beginning seeks to advance economic opportunity in the areas of entrepreneurship, education and innovation by convening and catalyzing a global network of leaders. PNB has partner chapters led by business and civil society leaders in Algeria, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Mauritania, Morocco, Pakistan, the Palestinian Territories, Tunisia and Turkey.