Turkish HVAC&R Sector Set to Change the Air at FIFA World Cup 2022

16 November 2020 Issue:

Turkish HVAC&R Sector targets being the number one provider of FIFA World Cup hosts Qatar’s investments in HVAC&R. Towards this objective, Turksish HVAC&R Exporters’ Association (İSİB) has organized the second virtual trade delegation to Qatar on 5-8 October 2020. The organization lasted for 80 hours over the course of which 150 business talks were held.

18 companies from Turkey and 42 companies from Qatar attended the virtual trade delegation meetings. The talks mainly focused on various aspects of increasing and improving the commercial ties between the two countries.

Turkish manufacturers of heating, cooling, ventilation, and air-conditioning products participated in the Qatar Virtual Trade Delegation, which was officially commenced by Dr. M. Mustafa Göksu, Republic of Turkey Ambassador to Doha.

Qatar Virtual Trade Delegation organization started on 5 October 2020 with an introductory meeting attended by Dr. M. Mustafa Göksu, Republic of Turkey Ambassador to Doha; Ms. Yasemin Ürkmez Aydın, Doha Trade Counsellor; Mr. Levent Aydın, İSİB Board Member and Head of Virtual Trade Delegation to Qatar; and representatives from participating companies. The program was originally planned to take place on 6-8 October 2020. However, thanks to the high productivity of the bilateral business meetings, the event lasted for a total of 10 days.

Turkish companies held 150 bilateral business talks with representatives of 42 companies from HVAC, construction, contracting, and consultancy sectors. The meetings were held via Zoom.

Speaking after the event, Mr. Levent Aydın, İSİB Board Member and Head of Virtual Trade Delegation to Qatar, underlined the importance of virtual trade delegations, the first of which was organized with companies from Kazakhstan. Mr. Aydın also made the following remarks: “our virtual trade delegation to Kazakhstan last month was a result-oriented programme which was completed with great success. Our member companies have established business ties that will pave the way for exports in the future. Every year, Qatar imports HVAC&R products worth 1,4 billion USD, and it is a very important market for Turkish exporters. We have very close economic and political ties with Qatar, which will host the first FIFA World Cup after the pandemic. Turkish HVAC&R Exporters would like to be the number one provider of HVAC&R products. The business talks were originally planned to start on October 6 and last for 3 days, however, as the meetings proved very productive for all parties, we extended the program for 10 days. We delivered detailed presentations and held comprehensive talks in all products, particularly instalment and ventilation equipment. These presentations were also welcome by our counterparts in Qatar. We will continue to support our companies to make sure that commercial ties established through these meetings are translated into exports in the future.

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