PLAT Private Label Products Manufacturers and Suppliers Association, in the second event of PLAT Talks, Istanbul Topkapı University Rector Prof. Dr. It hosted Emre Alkin and the famous comedian Ceyhun Yılmaz. Sharing the roadmap that institutions should follow in the new normal, Prof. Dr. Emre Alkin said, “The new normal is different from the old normal. If you are big enough, you shape the market, but if you are small, you have to shape the market.” He made suggestions to business people. Ceyhun Yılmaz, on the other hand, had fun moments for the participants.
According to August data announced by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK), annual inflation rose from 79,60 percent to 80,21 percent, renewing the peak of 24 years. The members of the association and many leading names of the sector met at the PLAT Talks event, organized for the second time by the PLAT Private Label Products Industrialists and Suppliers Association, which continues its efforts for the development and solution of the problems of the private label products sector, which is the handbrake of inflation.
Addressing sector representatives in the first part of the event held at Crowne Plaza in Istanbul-Kurtköy on Thursday, September 22, Prof. Dr. Emre Alkin answered the latest situation in the global markets, expectations and questions for the coming period.
“YOUR COMPANIES ARE OUR COUNTRY NOT YOURS”
“You need to prioritize your business-related expenses.” said Prof. Dr. Alkin said, “We once again saw the importance of avoiding unnecessary expenses and qualified personnel during the pandemic period. Our business people are one of the 4 production functions. These 4 production functions are labor, capital, land and entrepreneur. Land is our homeland, labor is our citizen, and capital is ours. Your companies belong to our country, not yours. Therefore, we need to act with these points in mind," he said.
SHARE THE ROADMAP THAT INSTITUTIONS SHOULD FOLLOW
Stating that wars, pandemics or unexpected situations can always be experienced globally, Prof. Dr. Alkin made the following statements in the continuation of his statement:
“We need to focus on the solution. Share the problems with your employees and look for the solution together. Increase the resistance. Because when there is another case, the principles that will keep the company afloat must already be prepared. We will plan back to work. 'How can we achieve the same performance again?' We will try to increase performance in work efficiency by activating the question. We will predict the new normal.
“IF YOU ARE SMALL, YOU WILL BE DYNAMIC, IF YOU ARE BIG, YOU WILL BE MATERIAL”
The new normal is different from the old normal. If you are big enough, you shape the market, but if you are small, you have to shape the market. If you are small you will be dynamic, if you are big you will be moral.”
GAZİ MUSTAFA EMPHASES KEMAL ATATÜRK'S STATEMENT
Also giving place to Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk's statement at the Izmir Economy Congress in 1923, Prof. Dr. Alkin, “Atatürk said: 'Look, gentlemen. Personal interests are often put before the interests of society. It's true. But personal interests must remain competitive. However, if you think that it will solve all the problems of the society, all the problems of the market, and the competition environment established from personal interests, this is heedlessness. Therefore, it is natural for the state to emerge as a regulatory authority. However, while performing this duty, the market rules must be respected. After all, no state can get ahead of its individual.' The year is 1923. The Republic has not been declared yet. The Lausanne talks are suspended, Ataturk said these. Therefore, we understand that the foundations of the Republic are solid.” ended his speech.
CEYHUN YILMAZ WARNED: THE AGE OF PHONE ADDICTION HAS BEEN LOW TO 3
Prof. dr. The famous comedian Ceyhun Yılmaz, who took the microphone after Emre Alkin, gave the business people fun moments. Ceyhun Yılmaz, who entertains and also makes you think, warned the audience by stating that the age of phone addiction has decreased to 3, considering that we are all mothers and fathers regarding social media addiction.
The event ended with M. İmer ÖZER, President of the PLAT Association, inviting all the participants to the stage to commemorate the day and taking a family photo.