Organized with the participation of chambers and commodity exchanges in Bursa, the 20th of the 'Common Mind Meetings' was held at the Gökmen Space Aviation Training Center (GUHEM), hosted by the Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The 13th of the Common Mind Meetings, which brought together 20 chambers and commodity exchanges operating in Bursa, was held in GUHEM. Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BTSO) Chairman of the Board of Directors İbrahim Burkay, who spoke at the meeting held with the participation of chambers and commodity exchange presidents, council presidents and members of the board of directors, said that the common mind meetings they started in 2013 with the aim of carrying Bursa to a stronger future in unity and solidarity are now part of the meeting. He said it has become a tradition. Noting that these meetings strengthened the cooperation and solidarity between chambers and commodity exchanges, President Burkay thanked all chambers and commodity exchanges for their participation.
“THE WORK OF A VISION THAT WILL SHAPE THE NEXT 50 YEARS OF GUHEM TURKEY”
BTSO Chairman of the Board İbrahim Burkay, who gave information about Gökmen Space Aviation Training Center, emphasized that GUHEM is the work of a vision that will shape Turkey's next 50 years. Stating that all developed economies around the world have made significant investments in the field of space and aviation, President Burkay said, “There are centers in the USA, Canada and France that undertake the task of transformation, especially in order to direct the younger generation to these areas. GUHEM became the first aerospace themed interactive training center in Turkey in this field.” said.
“OUR OPENING POINT WILL BE EXPORT”
Stating that more than 1,5 years have been left behind in the pandemic process, President Burkay emphasized that there have been positive developments in industrial production, exports and investments in Bursa with normalization. Noting that Bursa's exports reached 9 billion dollars in the first 11 months of the year, President Burkay pointed out that there has been a significant increase in the interest and orders for Bursa in every sector, especially in the last period. Stating that as BTSO, they accelerated the international fairs, B2B and procurement committee organizations that will pave the way for the sectors in exports, İbrahim Burkay said, “We need to focus on exports in the new period. In this period, it will be the only exit point for our foreign trade companies. As the Chamber, we will organize 7 fairs and procurement committee organizations until the end of this year, and 40 next year. It is very important for our district chambers and commodity exchanges to take part in these events.” he said.
OPERATIONS STARTED IN YENİŞEHİR
Stating that they have signed an important cooperation with Turkish Cargo in order to gain speed and cost advantage in foreign trade operations to Bursa companies, President Burkay said, “The difficult competitive conditions in the world have increased the importance of regional cooperation. In the current competitive environment, logistics is one of the most important issues that will increase efficiency. With the cooperation between BTSO Lojistik AŞ, the subsidiary of our chamber, and Turkish Cargo, our companies will have the opportunity to transport their products to 127 countries from Yenişehir Airport. As of September 20, we started import and export transactions. In Yenişehir, where cargo is accepted 7/24, no goods acceptance fee will be charged until January 1, 2022. I invite all our companies to benefit from the services offered by Logistics AŞ.” used the phrases.
“COMMON MIND MEETINGS ADD VALUE TO THE URBAN ECONOMY”
Bursa Commodity Exchange (Bursa TB) Chairman of the Board and the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) Board Member Özer Matlı stated that the common denominator is Bursa and stated that the Common Mind Meeting they held with the district chambers and commodity exchanges added value to the city's economy. Noting that all sectors have gone through a very painful process due to the pandemic, President Matlı said, “During the epidemic period, the difficulties encountered in foreign trade activities and logistics bring exporters and importers closer to digital trade from conventional trade methods. Turkey and of course Bursa, which has a serious potential in the food, automotive, manufacturing and machinery industry, aims to be the main supplier in the new commercial order, especially in strategic sectors such as energy, agriculture and defense, reducing foreign dependency and being superior in sectors. required.” said.
FOOD INFLATION ASSESSMENT
Drawing attention to the recent increase in food prices, Özer Matlı said, “Mr. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated in the Medium Term Program that contracted farming mechanisms will be developed in order to ensure the integration of agriculture and industry. If this system is implemented well, it seems to be one of the factors that will reduce food inflation by facilitating planning between supply and demand.” used the phrases. Özer Matlı also talked about the works of Bursa Commodity Exchange and invited all chambers and commodity exchange presidents to the opening ceremony of the new service building, which was completed in Doğanbey and will be held in a short time with the participation of the President of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey, Mr. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu.
EMPLOYEE STRESS IN İNEGÖL
Yavuz Uğurdağ, Chairman of the Board of the İnegöl Chamber of Commerce and Industry, gave information about the 4th International Furniture and Decoration Fair (MODEF EXPO), which was held on October 9-45. Stating that there was a significant increase in the number of visitors coming from Turkey and abroad to the fair compared to last year, Uğurdağ stated that the fair made significant contributions to the sector, especially in terms of exports. Stating that the furniture, textile, machinery and agriculture sectors constitute the lifeblood of İnegöl's economy, Uğurdağ stated that they could not find employees to work in these sectors and emphasized that activities should be carried out to change the perception of vocational high schools. Uğurdağ also added that energy costs are very high and they expect energy production to be encouraged in public and treasury areas and idle lands.
YENISEHIR IS ON THE PATH TO BE A LOGISTIC BASE
Gemlik Commodity Exchange Chairman Özden Çakır said that as the Exchange, they received geographical indication registration for the 'Gemlik Olive' and they participated in domestic and international fairs for the promotion of the product.
Orhan Torun, Chairman of Yenişehir Chamber of Commerce and Industry, emphasized that Yenişehir will become a logistics base with the introduction of the Bandırma-Bursa-Yenişehir-Osmaneli high-standard railway line following BTSO Lojistik AŞ operating at Yenişehir Airport.
After the meeting, the heads of chambers and exchanges examined GUHEM. General Manager of GUHEM, Halit Mirahmetoğlu, gave information about the works carried out with the exhibition and mechanisms in the center.