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23. - 29. April 2017

Dive into the emerging business world carried by the unique cultural hospitality! Join the unprecedented journey to the bridging city Istanbul and exclusively meet international giants.

You will be welcomed by a leaders' gathering on a global campus with a view on the Bosphorus, hosted by the most diversified holding in the world on top of one of the famous seven hills and embraced by the vivid culture. You will have the chance to exchange experiences with professionals who manage thriving and rapidly emerging markets.

Program

09:00 am - 18:00 pm (24th April 2017)

A platform where students get the opportunity to meet high-class professionals on the campus of the University of Bogazici, one of the leading Universities in Turkey.

We took part in the Leadership Summit 2017 at Boğaziçi Üniversitesi, where we had the opportunity to gain first-hand insight into topics such as "Negotiation Engineering" (Prof. Dr. Michael Ambühl, ETH Zürich), "Agility" (Prof. Karl J. Moore, Oxford Univ./McGill Univ.) and "Leadership in the cultural mosaic" (Diego Gilardoni).

Company Visit @ IBM Turkey

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Thanks to IBM Türkiye, we had the unique opportunity to talk about the changes, opportunities and challenges in the future for industries such as the health care sector.

Istanbul Commerce University

http://www.itu.edu.tr

We had the great opportunity to talk about Turkey's future economic growth and the academic activities of the İstanbul Ticaret Üniversitesi (Istanbul Commerce University) with Prof.Dr. Murat Kasımoğlu, Prof. Dr. Özgür Çengel and Adnan Eceviş. It was a pleasure to get to know the scholastic environment of Turkey at first hand and to talk about the promising steps being taken for a better future.

Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporters' Association

https://www.itkib.org.tr

Turkey is home to more than 11'000 individual clothing goods manufacturers and numerous international brands are produced there.

Thanks to İstanbul Tekstil ve Konfeksiyon İhracatçı Birlikleri Genel Sekreterliği, we had a unique insight into Turkey’s growing textile production and its position in the market as a major global player.

We discussed the immense production capacity, the rapidly changing trends, the global competition and the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility, especially the quality of working conditions. 

"Kaffi & Gipfeli" @ Conuslate General of Switzerland

09:00 am - 11:00 am (28th April 2017)

We had the exclusive opportunity to gather with the Consulate General of Switzerland in Istanbul during a morning session with presentations about Turkish-Swiss relationships, trade and the Swiss outposts in Turkey. The Head of Chancery, Mr. Gregor Fritsche, as well as the Head of the Swiss Business Hub Turkey, Mr. Mehmet Yildirimli, attended the event.

We've met Mehmet Yildirimli (Director of Swiss Business Hub Turkey) at the Consulate General of Switzerland in Istanbul, where we've had a valuable discussion about the present economic situation of Turkey and the life in Istanbul as a Swiss citizen.

10:30 am - 12:30 pm (25th April 2017)

In the afternoon we've had a meeting at Yapı Kredi, the fifth biggest bank in Turkey, and talked about the continously improving financial situation of Turkish people and the digitalisation in the banking sector worldwide.

We had the opportunity to talk to the Head of Investor Relations of Yapi Kredi, a company of Koc Holding, to understand pecularities of the Turkish retail banking.

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There will be two additional Business Events that will be announced as soon as possible!

We are currently  looking through the best offers for cultural activities to provide you the ultimative experience throughout the journey. The social activities will follow as soon as possible!

There will be two social events which will be "mandatory". We expect You to explore Istanbul with the rest of your leisure time!