Shoedex2020 first virtual exhibition began with the Ministry of Commerce for coordination and support of the leadership of the Aegean Leather and Leather Products Exporters Union of Turkey with İZFAŞ cooperation and support teams and the world's footwear and leather goods sector.
Ministry of Commerce Aegean Leather and Leather Products Exporters' Association in coordination with the leadership of Turkey for footwear and leather goods sector and has the distinction of being the world's first virtual exhibition of footwear and leathergoods Fair June 2020 to 1 Shodex3 www.shoedex.events It is carried out on the fair platform with internet address.
Local and national software fair of Turkey's first digital infrastructure Shoedex2020 carried out by firms while providing opportunities to exhibit their products to overseas buyers will also enable new business relationship with the online B2B meeting facilities. More than 31 buyers from 50 countries and 250 job interviews are also targeted with 1000 participating companies.
Rıza Tuna Turagay, Deputy Minister of Commerce, attended the opening of the online fair from Istanbul-Ankara highway, TIM President Ismail Gulle Istanbul, Aegean Exporters' Associations Coordinator President Jak Eskinazi and Aegean Leather and Leather Products Exporters Union President Erkan Zandar in Izmir.
10 thousand fairs postponed or canceled: Lost 138 billion euro
Rıza Tuna Turagay, Deputy Minister of Trade, said that Covid-19 affected 6,3 million people and said, “We have seen once again how important digital platforms and electronic commerce are in this period. It was one of the issues that our Minister of Commerce, Mr. Ruhsar Pekcan always emphasized. In the past week, we announced the new support package with the decree of the President. This year, 10 thousand fairs in the world have been canceled or postponed. 138 billion euro losses are mentioned. Today's fair is important in this respect. We will have the opportunity to show our products in virtual environment as if they were in real environment. said.
“We write history with our exporters with innovative ideas”
Stating that B2B meetings will be held for three days at Shoedex Fair, Turagay said, “We will show how far our country is. It is a great advantage for us. ” he continued as follows:
“There is a change in the global supply chain. Countries have seen the problems of dependence on a single market, and in this diversification, there are great opportunities for our companies to participate in this global supply chain and we should evaluate it well. We were breaking records, we closed last year with $ 180 billion. There was over 4 percent growth in the first two months. There was a slowdown in March. April-May were difficult months. We see a recovery in the economic confidence index as of May. The growth rate of the first quarter was 4,5 percent. Kovid-19 in the period when Turkey began to be rearing. We are among the countries that achieved the highest first quarter growth rate among OECD countries including European countries. We see recovery in Europe. We will continue to support our exporters. Turkey's ability to go to higher domestic industry needs to improve. We write history with our exporters that bring virtual fairs with innovative ideas to us. ”
Gülle: Thanks to digital platforms, today we are moving trade to a brand new model.
TİM President İsmail Gülle stated that global trade has suffered greatly due to the pandemic, and countries with reliable supply capability will be one step ahead in the post-epidemic period. In this context 'Safe Harbor supplier in Turkey, we continue to work towards extending our position unabated. It is very important to be open to innovations in the global change and transformation process during this period we are in. Thanks to digital platforms, we are carrying international trade, which has advanced with conventional methods until the end of the 20th century, to a brand new model and understanding of doing business today. As TIM, we support all “New Generation Trade Diplomacy” activities to be carried out in terms of our exporters' adaptation to the new normal. ”
We will close our deficit with high and domestic technology
Turkey 20 years from $ 30 billion to $ 180 billion, although exports leaping Roses pointed out that the exhibition center capacity remains limited, the words continued as follows:
“Normally, we will try to close this gap with high technology. As TIM, we use high technology in our contacts. We realize our virtual fairs completely with domestic software. exhibition centers equipped with technology that enables a new generation of virtual fairs, we need to bring Turkey's economy. I would like to congratulate all our participating companies for their innovative approach and bold steps. Since March 10, when the first case was seen in shoe exports, there was a 83 percent contraction in leather goods and leather goods exports and 58 percent. The determination and determination of exporters illuminates the way to our export targets. With the normalization steps that started in our export markets, there is no doubt that our sectors will regain us the records they are accustomed to through a rapid rehabilitation process. ”
Eskinazi: A historical day in export history
In his speech, Aegean Exporters' Associations Coordinator President Jak Eskinazi said, “We are witnessing a historical event for Turkish exports. Our 31 Shoes and Saddlery exporters who are members of the Aegean Leather and Leather Exporters Association will present their newest collections at the fair, which will be visited by 250 importers from all over the world today. Shoedex2020 Fair will be the water of life for our Shoes and Saddlery sectors, which have great decreases in exports in April and May. This will ensure the recovery of our products' exports. I would like to announce that we have started our digital fair preparations for our Food sector to increase our Agriculture and Food exports in the coming period. We will hold our digital fair for the food industry in late June or early July. As Aegean Exporters' Associations, we declared 2020 as the Year of Sustainability. We believe that we will provide sustainability in exports through virtual fairs and virtual trade delegation organizations during the Covid-19 process. ”
We are ready for investments that will increase the added value
Aegean Leather and Leather Products Exporters Association President Erkan Zandar said, “We are ready to make these investments as companies, which will increase the added value by ensuring that products are presented in the most effective and understandable way in virtual fairs. As sectors, we must follow all the developments that will eliminate distances from now on. We must continue our presence there by making the necessary investments in the Global Wholesale sites and e-export platforms. The experiences we have gained will serve for our country from now on. The TİM virtual fairs committee, formed by our TİM President Mr. İsmail Gülle and chaired by me, will shed light on the virtual fairs that will take place in our country, and will be a factor in our companies' continued export.