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The Ordinary General Assembly with election of the Board

🇧🇪 🇹🇷🇱🇺 The Ordinary General Assembly with election of the Board of the Belgian Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Turkey was held on Wednesday, June 23. 

At the General Assembly, Mr. Tugrul Seremet, a country manager of H.Essers Turkey, was elected as a new chairperson of the BLCCT. Mr. Dr. Serhan Simsek, Group CEO of CT Pharma and TFLL Pharma, and Mr. Alp TANRIOVER, Business Development Coordinator & Board Member at Unit Group Companies, were elected as new vice-chairpersons of the BLCCT. While Mr. Mert Bülbül was elected as a new Secretary General of the Chamber, Mr. Hans Broucke, Ms.Nil Tunasar, Mr. Bulent Kilincarslan (BK), Mr. Egemen Döven, and Mr. Bulent Tekmen were elected as new Board Members. 

On behalf of the Belgian Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Turkey, we would like to thank our previous Chairperson Mr. Levent APAYDIN , Secretary General Mr. H. Gürbüz SARI and all other Board Members for strengthening ties between Belgium, Luxembourg and Turkey and for their valuable contributions to our chamber. 

We would also like to welcome our new Board Members and to convey our congratulations and sincere wishes of success for their new missions.

2021-09-14T18:55:49+03:00September 14th, 2021|

Circular Economy and Sustainability

🌿🌍 “Think green and act green!” ✅ 

Our webinar titled “ Circular Economy and Sustainability” was held on Friday, June 18, 2021. 

The opening speeches of the webinar were delivered by Mr. H. Gürbüz SARI, BLCCT Secretary General. Mr. Ahmet Atıl Aşıcı, Associate Professor at Istanbul Technical University and Mr. Christopher Van den Daele, H.Essers Belgium – Business Unit Manager, were the speakers in the event. 

In his presentation, Mr. Aşıcı focused on “Potential Effects of the EU’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism on the Turkish Economy”, while Mr. Vanden Daele presented H.Esser’s sustainability strategy as a great example of how companies act green. 

The BLCCT would like to thank Mr. Ahmet Atıl Aşıcı, Mr. Christopher Vanden Daele and all the participants for their valuable time and contributions. 

You can access the video recording of the event via the following link.

2021-09-14T18:52:41+03:00September 14th, 2021|

Latest Developments in Customs

Our webinar titled “ Latest Developments in Customs” was held on Monday, May 3, 2021. 

The opening speeches of the webinar were delivered by Mr. Levent Apaydin, BLCCT Chairperson and Mr. Tugrul Seremet, Vice-chairperson of the BLCCT. Mr. Barış Demirel, Deloitte Turkey – Director of Global Trade Advisory, was the speaker in the event. In his presentation, Mr. Demirel focused on: 
* Brexit, TR-UK Free Trade Agreement and its differences from the Customs Union
* Problems and latest situation in Certificates of Origin
* Main issues in recent customs inspections

The BLCCT would like to thank Mr. Barış Demirel, all the speakers and the participants for their valuable time and contributions. 

You can access the presentation made by Mr. Demirel and video recording of the event here .

2021-05-12T17:19:59+03:00May 12th, 2021|

Gender Equality in Business During and After the Pandemic

The second edition of our Women Leaders in Business Seminar Series titled as “ Gender Equality in Business During and After the Pandemic” was held on Thursday, April 1.
The opening speeches of the webinar were delivered by the Ambassador of Luxembourg in Turkey H.E. Ms. Angèle Da Cruz and Mr. Levent ApaydinApaydın, BLCCT Chairperson. Assoc. Dr. Ayşe Aylin Bayar , Istanbul Technical University – Management Faculty, Ms. Emine Erdem , President of KAGİDER Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey and Ms. Neslihan Nigiz Ulak, General Manager Barry Callebaut Turkey were the speakers in the event. 

The BLCCT would like to thank all the speakers and the participants for their valuable time and contributions. 

You can access the presentation made by Assoc. Dr. Ayşe Aylin Bayar titled “ Impacts of COVID-19 on Women’s 
Domestic and Professional Engagements” and the video recording of the event via the following link.

2021-04-16T16:07:07+03:00April 16th, 2021|

Doing Business in Luxembourg

Luxembourg  🇱🇺🇪🇺   “Your gateway to Europe, Close proximity to European markets”

 “Doing Business in #Luxembourg” webinar was held on 10 February 2021 with the contributions of the The Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Turkey ,  the Embassy of Luxembourg in Ankara and Luxinnovation GIE

The opening speeches on the 🇱🇺-🇹🇷 bilateral economic relations were delivered by the Ambassador of Luxembourg in Turkey H.E. Ms. Angèle Da Cruz and Levent Apaydin. The webinar was moderated by H. Gürbüz SARI.

Jenny Hällen Hedberg presented an overview of Luxembourg’s economy and business opportunities in 🇱🇺 for 🇹🇷 companies. David Foy focused on the ICT ecosystem in Luxembourg and the potential cooperation between 🇹🇷 and 🇱🇺. Chris Welter elaborated on how to set up a company in Luxembourg.

The BLCCT would like to thank all the speakers and the participants for their valuable time and contributions. 

You can access the presentations made by the speakers and the video recording of the event by clicking here.

2021-02-19T16:11:27+03:00February 19th, 2021|

“Expand your business to Wallonia/Belgium”

Our first event of 2021, “Expand your business to Wallonia/Belgium”, was held under the coordination of the BLCCT and Adana Ticaret Odasi on Wednesday, January 13. 

On behalf of the BLCCT, we would like to thank Ms. Catherine Bauwens and Mr.Franck Toussaint for enlightening us on the investment opportunities in Wallonia, Mr. Levent Apaydin, Chairman of the BLCCT, and Mr. Birol Yarman, Secretary General of Adana Chamber of Commerce, for their speeches and contributions. 

2021-01-15T16:51:36+03:00January 15th, 2021|

GO INTERNATIONAL: TURKEY

“Go International: Turkey” Webinar hosted by Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce took place on November 25. The BLCCT would like to thank Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce and Embassy of Luxembourg in Ankara for the initiative, the speakers, Mr.Levent Apaydin, Mr.Atilla Demir Y., Mr. NIHAT NARIN, Mr. Serdar Alemdar for their great contribution, Ambassador Designate of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in Ankara H.E. Angèle Da Cruz for her welcoming speech and esteemed members of Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce for their participation. 

2020-12-28T21:39:29+03:00December 28th, 2020|

Expand your business to the capital of Europe, Brussels/Belgium

The webinar “Expand your business to the capital of Europe, Brussels/Belgium” was held under the coordination of our Chamber of Commerce and Kocaeli Chamber of Industry (Kocaeli Sanayi Odası) on Friday, November 6. 

The BLCCT would like to thank Mr. Olivier Willocx, CEO of Brussels Enterprises Commerce and Industry (BECI), for his insightful presentations; Mr. Stefano Missir Di Lusignano, Economic & Commercial Counsellor of the Brussels Region at Consulate General of Belgium in Istanbul( hub.brussels ) , for his participation and closing remarks, Mr. Levent Apaydin , Chairman of the BLCCT, and Mr. Ayhan Zeytinoglu, Chairman of Kocaeli Chamber of Industry, for their speeches and contributions; Mr. Tugrul Seremet , Vice-chairman of the BLCCT, for his excellent moderation.

We would like to also thank esteemed members of the Kocaeli Chamber of Industry(Kocaeli Sanayi Odası) for their precious time and participation. We wish the continuation of our strong relations and cooperation in the future.

2020-11-16T15:18:27+03:00November 16th, 2020|