An evening of Turkish Delight

Local businesses were given invaluable information on the young, vibrant, growing market of Turkey, during an International Trade Event organised by Norfolk Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Barclays and UK Trade & Investment.


Yuksel Akca, Chief Commercial Counsellor of the Turkish Embassy travelled up from London and gave delegates some valuable facts and figures about the Turkish economy, as well as details of the business sectors where opportunities can be found by UK exporters.


Matthew Dabbs of Barclays delivered an informative workshop covering their suite of services under the brand ‘Business Abroad’. Matthew also provided useful guidance on a number of payment terms that exporters could consider when trading overseas, and advice on Foreign Exchange options.


The seminar was held at the premises of local exporter Fluke, based at Hurricane Way, Norwich.  Keith Betts and Gavin McQuillan explained how successful Fluke has become over the years, with overseas trading playing an important role.


Tracey Howard, International Trade Director of Norfolk Chamber was very pleased with positive atmosphere at the event, “The delegates were delighted with the amount of information that Yuksel provided, which gave them a clear indication that Turkey is definitely a thriving market to consider.


We hope that the success of this first seminar will lead to a growing following of the series, which will continue through to March 2013.”


The next event in The Global Marketplace Series, will look at Libya which takes place in Great Yarmouth on 6th December.  The UN expect Libya’s economy to bounce back strongly following the conflict, and are forecasting high growth rates. With business opportunities in Education, Oil and Gas, Healthcare, Security, Finance and much more, the potential growth for Norfolk businesses, is huge.


Speakers will include Lesley Batchelor of the Institute of Export, John Parr of the Libya-Britain Business Council and Phil Turner of Midexco, a local firm with vast experience of trading with Libya. A workshop covering the AEO Scheme will be delivered by Steve James of HMRC.


For more details on The Global Marketplace Series, take a look here.

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