Izmir Chamber of Commerce (IZTO), November in the Ordinary General Assembly Meeting, the most important economic and current issue was discussed. One of them was informed about the start-up of Ankara contacts regarding the operation model of the project for the Logistic Village to be established in Kemalpaşa.
Speaking to the members of the Assembly meeting, Chairman of the Board of Directors of İZTO Mahmut Özgener emphasized that they had pressed the button as a room in order to realize the infrastructure works of Kemalpaşa Logistics Village project, which they see as one of the mega projects that will open the way for İzmir. Özgener said that they will act jointly with the sister rooms and institutions for the project and said: “We have presented the project file covering our detailed suggestions and business model. We will then start contacts in Ankara on the completion of the investment and the operating model. The fact that the 1 million 200 thousand square meters area has been expropriated and the infrastructure is completed is a big advantage in terms of the implementation of the Logistics Center project. However, it is necessary to make railway-related container handling areas, to build warehouses and warehouses with rail and road connection, to establish the necessary crane and operator infrastructure, to establish an automation and management system to ensure the integrated operation of the whole center, and to have a serious cost and governance skill. It is unlikely that a company will be able to set up, lease, or operate its components by establishing a company. For this reason, the center seems to be a much more rational and conclusive approach than solving a company rather than a Logistics Organized Industrial Zone. In
Mahmoud Özgener stated that the Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak considers tax cuts to revive the markets as a good news for their sectors.
“The cost reductions that tax reductions will provide will also be reflected in the final sales prices. We believe that tax reductions will also support the fight against inflation. The announcement of measures to breathe the sectors positively affected the markets. Customer traffic and sales of the automotive, white goods, furniture and real estate sectors have increased noticeably. Many arrangements have been made in many areas that affect foreign exchange demand from commercial contracts. ”
LET US TAKE A GIANT FOREIGN INVESTMENT TO IZMIR
The shutdown current account deficit, which is the soft underbelly of Turkey's economy the healthiest way that exports, design and R & D more Özgener indicating that the budget allocation is needed, "Aerospace and aviation, petrochemicals, renewable energy, organic agriculture, agro-industry, technical textiles, medical We should turn to the production and export of products with higher added value and technological content such as products, software, health tourism. Star Refinery opened in İzmir-Aliağa in October with the participation of our President and Azerbaijani President Aliyev will reduce our foreign trade deficit by approximately $ 1.5 billion annually. We must continue our efforts to attract such huge foreign investments to our country and Izmir. ”
QUALIFIED LABOR ADVANTAGE IN IZMIR
Izmir is registered that one of Turkey's most livable city transfer Mahmoud Özgener, EGİAD stated that the results of the Quality of Life, Cost of Living and Wages Survey prepared by İzmir for the world-famous Mercer company were announced to the public through a meeting hosted by the chambers. Explaining that Mercer research compared İzmir with Istanbul, Özgener said, “Our quality of life is higher and our cost of living is lower than Istanbul. Our biggest advantage that distinguishes us is our qualified work force. In addition to our existing potential, when we look at the migration we have received in recent years, senior executives and higher education graduates come to İzmir to breathe. Job applications from Istanbul to Izmir are increasing. We are very pleased with qualified migration, but as İzmir, we also have aspects that we need to develop and change. As of January-October 2018, we collected 61.2 billion TL tax as İzmir. However, we are not at the desired level in banking, export, investment and employment figures, we can do much better. ”
Giving information about the Entrepreneurship Center projects in his speech, Mahmut Özgener said that they were meeting with global companies and also knocking on the doors of non-governmental organizations. Özgener stated that they will bring together industrialists and entrepreneurs. If we offer this opportunity to entrepreneurs, we can reach those high-tech products we dream of, and export them with the support of big companies. I believe that we will realize all of them together very soon, even if what I say is not a dream. We have full faith in our project and in Izmir. ”
LOW AWARENESS IN INDUSTRY 4.0
Drawing attention to the fact that Industry 4.0, which includes artificial intelligence and robot technology in technology and industry in the world, is talked about, Mahmut Özgener stated that it is necessary to accelerate the works such as determining competitive sectors, providing technology transfer, and exporting high value added products. Awareness of low level. To increase this, we started working on what we can do with our 4.0. Computer Hardware and 39. Software Group Professional Committees. Large firms have made progress on Industry 79. SMEs are somewhat lagging behind in terms of awareness regarding Industry 4.0. At this point, SMEs need guidance in transition to Industry 4.0 applications. ”
Giving information about the Service Sector Competitiveness Development (HISER) Project carried out by İZTO with the support of the Ministry of Trade, President Mahmut Özgener explained that the room was the first clustering work in the service sector with the participation of 44 companies. Explaining that a long-term study that will contribute to the export sector in the direction of exports has started, Özgener explained that the success of this study can accelerate clustering activities as an example to other areas in the service sector.