Turkey & More: Izmir as the new ICT hub
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British Chamber of Commerce Turkey (BCCT) and Izmir Development Agency (IZKA) are partnering in “Turkey & More: Izmir as the new ICT Hub” conference, which will be a great platform to explore the Turkish market in general, discuss about ICT in Turkey and Izmir’s importance in the ICT sector.
Turkey is the world’s 16th and Europe’s 6th largest economy. Turkey is currently among the fastest growing markets in Europe.
Turkey is one of the world’s biggest markets with a population of 78 million and a labour force of 29 million people. Half of the population is below the age of 30. Turkey has the highest youth population and 4th largest labour force when compared to EU-27 countries.
Turkish GDP grew by 8.8%, 2.2%, 4% and 2.9% in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 respectively. The average growth rate in the last decade was 5%. Turkey’s GDP (current prices) for the year 2014 was $806bn, which rose from $231bn in 2002. GDP per capita nearly tripled since 2002, from $3,500 to $10,482 in 2014.
Within 4 hours of flying distance, Turkey has access to 56 countries and 2 billion customers in Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East and North Africa. Many global companies use Turkey as a regional hub, especially for managing their manufacturing and export activities in Central Asia, South Caucasus, MENA and Central and Eastern Europe from Turkey.
Turkey: Snapshot (2014)
Area: 783,562 km2
Population: 78 million
Labour Force: 29 million
Capital City: Ankara (5.5 million)
Biggest Cities: Istanbul (15 million), Izmir (4 million), Bursa (2.8 million), Adana (2.5 million)
Border Neighbours: Bulgaria, Greece, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Armenia, Georgia
GDP Total: $806 billion
GDP per Capita: $10,482
Economic Growth: 4% in 2013, 3.2% in 2014 (fastest recovery since 2009 in Europe)
Member of: UN, NATO, OECD, G-20, Customs Union, Candidate for EU
GSM Users: 72 million
Credit Card Users: 57 million
Broadband Internet Subscribers: 41 million
Izmir is Turkey’s 3rd biggest city and is located on the Western Coast of Turkey. Multi cultural living environment, qualified work force and young population has led Izmir to become a centre for Trade & Investment in Turkey.
All attendees will enjoy learning more about Turkey, ICT & Digital sectors and about Izmir in particular. There will be moderation and presentations on mentioned areas and a Q&A session after the speeches.
Turkey offers great opportunities in all sectors to especially UK companies so do not miss your chance to attend this short conference!