Meeting with business representatives in Bursa, MUSIAD Chairman Mahmut Asmalı said, “The strong infrastructure prepared in Bursa has made Gemlik preferred for the production of Turkey's automobile, TOGG. We definitely see this as an investment that Bursa deserves.”
Mahmut Asmalı, Chairman of the Independent Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association (MUSIAD), visited Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BTSO). MUSIAD Chairman Asmalı stated that the projects implemented by BTSO for the urban economy add great strength to the country's exports, employment and value-added production, and said, “As a country, we need projects with this vision. I congratulate BTSO for their successful work.” said.
BTSO hosted the MUSIAD Board of Directors at the Chamber Service Building. MUSIAD President Mahmut Asmalı, Headquarters Board of Directors, MUSIAD Bursa Branch President Nihat Alpay and MUSIAD Bursa Board of Directors came together with Bursa business world representatives at the consultation meeting hosted by BTSO. BTSO Chairman of the Board İbrahim Burkay, Chairman of the Assembly Ali Uğur, Members of the Board of Directors of the Chamber and the Council of the Assembly, council members and council presidents attended the program. BTSO Chairman of the Board Burkay stated that Bursa is an extremely rich city in terms of both its historical heritage and natural beauties. President Burkay said, “Bursa, Turkey's second largest exporting city, exports more than 121 countries on its own today. Our city, which has reached a unit value of 4 dollars per kilogram in exports and has a foreign trade surplus of 8 billion dollars, is a source of inspiration for all of Turkey.” he said.
“WE PRODUCE WORKS THAT ADD VALUE TO BURSA”
BTSO Chairman of the Board Burkay stated that Bursa has been a city that has been the center of the economy throughout history and said, “There is no longer competition between countries, but cities and regions in the world. As BTSO, we are working to give Bursa a competitive advantage. Since 2013, when we took office, we aim to strengthen Bursa's competitiveness with our projects such as TEKNOSAB, BUTEKOM, Model Factory, BTSO MESYEB and BUTGEM. At this point, the whole city needs to move towards common goals with cooperation and solidarity. At this point, we will continue to work together with MUSIAD, one of the important institutions of our business world, in the upcoming period.” said.
“VISIONARY PROJECTS EXCITED US”
MUSIAD Chairman Mahmut Asmalı stated that President İbrahim Burkay's presentation, which includes the transformation of Bursa's economy and about 60 projects carried out by BTSO, was impressive and said, “I would like to thank BTSO for its kind hosting. We were very excited while listening to the presentation of President İbrahim Burkay. Really full of projects. We are very proud and excited on behalf of Bursa and our country. Bursa provides serious support to our country's exports. BTSO's projects also contribute significantly to this process. Bursa, which has a foreign trade surplus of 8 billion dollars, also contributes to our country's value-added exports. The strong infrastructure prepared with these projects in Bursa enabled Gemlik to be preferred for the production of Turkey's automobile, TOGG. We definitely see this as an investment that Bursa deserves. BTSO's presentation was one of the most effective presentations I've ever seen. As a country, we need this type of successful work. God bless you. I saw a very good team spirit and solidarity here. I congratulate our BTSO Chairman of the Board İbrahim Burkay and his team.” said.
“OUR DOORS AND HEARTS ARE OPEN TO EVERYONE”
Stating that MUSIAD is a business people association with a significant potential with its 11 thousand members, Asmalı said, “4 thousand of our members are young business people under the age of 30. We have completed branching in almost all our cities in the country. We are one of the most important non-governmental organizations abroad, which has 71 contact points in 84 countries, consists of 60 thousand company owners, and creates 1 million 800 thousand employments. As MUSIAD, our doors and hearts are open to anyone whose heart beats for this country and who wants to serve this country.” he said.
PRODUCTION AND EXPORT CITY BURSA
BTSO Assembly President Ali Uğur stated that Bursa is among the leading brand cities of the world with its dynamic population, rising economy, historical values and cultural accumulation of being home to many civilizations, and said, “It has a strategic and unique location in the heart of European and Middle Eastern markets. Our city, which has a 3-hour flight distance, provides access to a population of 1,6 billion. Bursa, the production and export capital of Turkey, has an important player identity in the global league with its foreign trade volume approaching 25 billion dollars. As Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which is the largest and most rooted chamber of commerce and industry in our country, we aim to carry the economic and human wealth of Bursa even further with the power of common mind.” said.