Turkey: Buying Mission to Istanbul

The Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Manila together with the Ministry of Economy and the Central Anatolian Exporters Union (OAIB) are currently organizing a Buying Mission to Istanbul, Turkey scheduled on 1-5 May 2012.

This mission aims to encourage Philippine companies engaged in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R), Pumps, Valves, Fittings, Water Treatment, Insulation, Solar Energy, Swimming Pool, Sauna, Spa and Equipment to explore the market potentials of Turkey by providing them an excellent platform towards a cost-effective and rewarding business networking with industry players.

The Republic of Turkey recognized to be a strategic gateway for commerce; has a well-deserved reputation for fostering profitable and worthwhile business deals within a progressive and dynamic society. Being the 17th largest economy of the world, Turkey also offers a significant domestic market. The country is excellently positioned as a natural production and marketing base in the region, due not only to its neighboring countries in the East and West but also to its proximity to numerous other countries in the Eurasian region. It can be easily accessed from different ports of entry to transport goods to/from abroad via any means, presenting further competitive flexibility.

HVAC-R Industry in Turkey has started since the 1950s and from then it has rapidly developed its production output, this is to keep up with the growing market. However, it was in the 1980s when the actual market development started and the 1990s was the boom of the industry, companies started pouring in and starting up tremendous operations and with high class standard of facilities for production.

In recent years, exports of HVAC-R units and parts have had an upward trend. In 2010, it registered an export value of US$3.6 billion. Exports reached US4.5 billion by increasing 25% in 2011. Top countries patronizing these Turkish HVAC-R products are UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain.

The event will be held in Istanbul. Not only you can get to meet up with business associates, but also you can experience the wonderful sightings the city which offers and witnesses how east meets west both in business and culture.

Given the foregoing, I would like to encourage you and your members to take advantage of this opportunity and fill-up the attached application form. I trust that interested members will conscientiously indicate the required information in the form as this will serve as our basis in arranging their one-on-one business meetings with Turkish companies. The tentative program is shown below to give you and your members an idea of the activities for the buying mission.

(01-05 May 2012)

1 May 2012 - Tuesday
Arrival to Istanbul

2 May 2012 - Wednesday
Visit to ISK-SODEX 2012 Fair and POOL EXPO 2012 Fair

3 May 2012 - Thursday
Bilateral meetings with the Turkish companies

4 May 2012 - Friday
Visit to 35 th Construction Expo

5 May 2012 - Saturday
Departure from Istanbul

All travel expenses of official representatives of interested Philippine companies, including visa processing fee, hotel accommodation and local transportation in Turkey, except flight tickets, will be funded by the Ministry of Economy. Please submit your filled-up application form on or before 10 April 2012 at fax number 889-4637 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Allocation shall be done on a first come-first served basis. Therefore, interested companies are strongly encouraged to apply the soonest time possible.

You may also visit the official webpage for a more comprehensive look on the fairs at these web addresses, and