Leaving 47 years behind as a non-governmental organization founded by 31 young industrialists and businessmen. EGİAD Aegean Young Businessmen's Association proved once again with the "Industrialists' Meeting" that it organized the industrial power stemming from the added value created by its members in the country's economy in terms of production and employment. The institution, which has a large production power with nearly 650 members, nearly 3.100 companies consisting of small, medium and large-scale enterprises, and employment of approximately 110.000 people, is the most important workforce of the Aegean Region with its production capacity, 56% of which includes industry. representing. Addressing a wide range of companies from industry, agriculture and service sectors, especially textile, food, machinery, construction, automotive, electrical-electronics, iron-steel, within its member portfolio, the NGO finally came together with its industrialists in a hybrid scheme at a consultation and evaluation meeting. determined the demands and expectations. Following the meeting, 'Qualified Personnel and Blue Collar Gap', 'Green Transformation Roadmap', 'Customs Union EGİAD It was decided that a study could be prepared in the fields of 'Think Tank Report'.
EGİAD General Secretary Prof. Dr. The meeting was moderated by Fatih Dalkılıç. EGİAD Chairman of the Board Alp Avni Yelkenbiçer, Deputy Chairman Cem Demirci, Fatih Mehmet Sancak, Kaan Özhelvacı, Board Members Yağmur Yarol, Pınar Berberoğlu, Müge Şahin, Erkan Karacar, Can Atik, Industry - Digitalization and Sustainability Commission Chairman Ceren Sertdemir Yavuz, Commission Chairman Deputy Remzi Uslu, EGİAD Its members Nedim Uysal, Baran Kayhan, Mustafa Güres, Serhat Büyükhelvacıgil, Arda Şemsioğlu, Gökmen Yalıcı, Turan Göksan, Açelya Baç, Selçuk Demirok, Burak Güngör, Sezai Kızıltan, Serhan Ceylan participated.
Speaking at the meeting EGİAD Chairman of the Board of Directors Alp Avni Yelkenbiçer pointed out the importance of synchronous development and progress of all sectors in order to ensure the social and economic development of our country, and said, “Economic and social development is a development that takes place by acting together. Therefore, the development of only a certain sector, the development of a certain sector cannot ensure the real development and development of the country. EGİADhas always worked together for the development of industrialist members and to convey their problems to the competent authorities. We see that the world is now very small in all areas and that business can reach more successful points with cooperation and joint synergy, especially in pandemic conditions. We are our members, our members EGİADIt will continue to work with the power it receives from . Together with all economic sectors, we are striving to contribute more to the development and development of our region and our country.
Stating that knowledge and technology are an indispensable element for the industry, Yelkenbiçer said, “Therefore, we plan to hold economic meetings with our industrialists in the coming days with the participation of academics from various universities. In terms of university-industry collaborations, especially in the 14th period EGİAD As Melekleri, we were able to build these processes well, both in the commercialization of patents and in the meetings we brought together with our industrialists, academics and department heads at Dokuz Eylul University. We put these collaborations into official protocols this year. We signed a cooperation protocol with Dokuz Eylül University and Manisa Celal Bayar University. How we will support our industrialists will be shaped as of November.”
Yelkenbiçer noted that our Industry Council plans to carry its work, which started in the 14th term under the name of the working group, to advanced stages, and pointed out that the continuation of the activities of the working group as the Industry Commission is the first step towards this. Emphasizing that they act on digitalization and sustainability as their working title, Yelkenbiçer said, “We will include exemplary practices on sustainability. In terms of digitalization, we act with the philosophy of transforming our business into digital. The reason why we are gathered here today is because of your wishes, EGİADTo be able to listen to your expectations and needs from Accordingly, to shape our project work with universities in line with your needs. We will put our cooperation with the Model Factory, which was established under the leadership of EBSO and İZTO, into operation to present a roadmap to our industrialists.”
Industry Commission President Ceren Sertdemir Yavuz, expressing the activities they will carry out as the industry commission, said, “We aim to establish an 'Common Purchasing Platform' especially among industrialists and an 'Information Communication Network' between industrialists. Thus, industrialist members will be able to create a supply chain from each other for shopping.”