Thessaloniki, which has a different meaning as it is the place where the Great Leader Atatürk was born and is similar to İzmir, has been recently visited. EGİADhosted the business world.
A business trip to Thessaloniki, which is located in the northern region of Greece and is the second largest city in Greece in every sense after the capital Athens, EGİAD Aegean Young Businessmen Association President Alp Avni Yelkenbiçer, Vice Presidents Cem Demirci, Kaan Özhelvacı, Dr. Fatih Mehmet Sancak, Members of the Board of Directors Oğuz Sertaç Yılmaz, Pınar Berberoğlu, Mert Hacıraifoğlu, Müge Şahin, Arda Yılmaz, Eyyüpcan Nadas, Secretary General Prof. Dr. Ali Fatih Dalkilic, EGİAD Elif Kaya, President of the International Relations Commission, EGİAD Its members, Sezai Kayhan Kızıltan, Burak Güngör, Kemalettin Okkaoğlu, Remzi Uslu, Elif Koç, Anıl Yüksel, Kerem Bayraktaroğlu, Özer Öztürk, Yusufcan Özdoğan, Hasan Güler, Sinan Görgün, Sezai Nüzhet Noyan participated.
EGİAD members first celebrated the 19th of May Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day in Thessaloniki at the home of the Great Leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Visiting Thessaloniki Consul General Efe Ceylan and Commercial Counselor Ahmet Erdoğan EGİAD The delegation headed by the Chairman of the Board of Directors Alp Avni Yelkenbiçer attended the official ceremony held in the Consulate General after the visit. After the ceremony, the house where our Great Leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was born was visited. Speaking at the Visit EGİAD President Alp Avni Yelkenbiçer said, “Aegean Young Businessmen Association - to present the loyalty of the Turkish Youth, whom you see as the guarantee of tomorrow and entrust the Republic. EGİAD As the board of directors and its members, we are in front of your cherished memory in the house where you were born. Today is the 103rd anniversary of your first step on the road to a modern, secular, democratic and rule-of-law Turkish Republic. This first step continues to give us strength and inspiration to realize our dreams and goals. In order to be worthy of your trust, we continue to walk resolutely in line with the goal of contemporary civilization. As the business world, with this awareness and target, supporting our young people in the fields of education, science, entrepreneurship, art and sports, protecting the values of the Republic and democracy; We continue to work with all our might to raise generations that question, criticize, and have free ideas and free conscience. EGİAD As its members, we bow respectfully before your cherished memory.”
Later, the delegation visited the Turkish Ambassador to Athens Burak Özügergin, Deputy Commercial Counselor Ayşe Özcan Erbilgin and the Second Secretary of the Embassy Cem Algümüş and discussed the relations between İzmir and Athens and the economic, social and cultural cooperation between the two countries. Cooperation opportunities to increase commercial and economic relations with Greece, proposals for the development of trade, bilateral trade relations, mutual investments, commercial issues with the European Union, cooperation on economic and technical topics, especially in the fields of energy, tourism, agriculture, customs and transportation. During the business trip where issues, problems in bilateral relations and solution proposals were discussed, meetings were held with OESYNE – Young Entrepreneurs Association of Greece. The meeting was hosted by OESYNE Chairman of the Board Andreas Stefanidis and members of the Association. At the meeting, where mutual views were exchanged on entrepreneurship and angel investing, cooperation studies were discussed.
Within the scope of the business trip, in which Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry was also visited, Emmanoui Vlachogiannis, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, also met. During the meeting, cooperation activities within the scope of developing mutual trade and relations were discussed. Finally, the delegation visited Enterprise Greece, got information from Investment Promotion Director Elias Eliades as an investment agency and took the first step of inter-institutional cooperation.