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Northern Powerhouse Future Manufacturing Trade Mission to Turkey
Kocaeli and Bursa, 5 - 9 November 2019


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Join this Northern Powerhouse trade mission to Turkey for just £99.00 which includes return flights from Manchester or Heathrow Airport*, accommodation and entry to the SANTEK exhibition as well as all programme activities. The mission is ideal for businesses wanting to explore their opportunities in Turkey and showcase their expertise and innovations as part of the UK Pavilion on the Northern Powerhouse stand.

The Department for International Trade (DIT) and UK Science & Innovation Network (SIN) invite you to join the Future Manufacturing trade mission t led by the Rt. Hon Lord Janvrin, the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Turkey.

The mission will visit the two main cities within the Marmara region: Kocaeli and Bursa. Kocaeli is home to some of Turkey’s largest enterprises, including four technology parks, three research institutes and a recently opened IT valley. Bursa is the manufacturing base for the automotive industry in Turkey along with defence, space and aviation industries.

Who should attend?

UK Businesses and Universities/Research Centres with an interest in exporting to the energy, electricity, electronics, automation, automotive, chemicals, ports, shipyard and maritime, machinery production and manufacturing industries in Turkey, specialised in the following areas: 

  • Innovative Materials
  • Additive Manufacturing 
  • Industrial Automation 
  • IoT/Big Data 
  • Robotics
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality

Turkey and the UK have a strong relationship with total trade worth £17.7bn from April 2018 to March 2019 and exports worth £6.1bn. The top five exported goods include:

  • Precious stones and metals (35.2% of all UK goods exported to Turkey), 
  • Machinery and mechanical appliances (21.8%),
  • Iron and steel (10.8), 
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway stock (7.3%), 
  • Electrical machinery and equipment (3.6%)

This presents some great opportunities and highlights the demand for UK expertise in manufacturing and technological innovations. 

Reasons you should attend and key events of the visit

Kocaeli, 6 - 7 November

  • Attend and exhibit at the UK stand at SANTEK Industry & Technology Fair
  • Market briefing by DIT and SIN Turkey 
  • Match4Industry 
  • B2B Meetings and networking opportunities throughout the event 
  • Site-visits organized by the Kocaeli Chamber of Industry 
  • Networking reception • Gala Dinner hosted by the Kocaeli Chamber of Industry

Bursa, 8 November

  • Briefing by the Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry 
  • Presentations by UK companies
  • Networking lunch
  • Site-visit

The trade mission is an ideal way for your business to gain valuable market insight and meet valuable contacts.

Don’t miss out on this great offer and see how joining a trade mission could get your business ahead of the competition with increase overseas sales. 

Express your interest


* Please note, you will have the choice to either fly from Manchester or Heathrow Airport. Outbound flights will take place on 5 November and return flights on 9 November. 

The non-refundable cost to attend the mission of £99.00 plus VAT will secure your place on the mission and covers return flights from Manchester or Heathrow Airport, accommodation, entry to the exhibition as well as all programme activities. 

Please note, places are limited and there is going to be a vetting process to assess the suitability of the company. Once your attendance has been confirmed you will be sent a secure link where you will have to pay the non-refundable booking fee.

Due to a limited capacity any expressions of interest will be reviewed on an individual basis and we will contact you as soon as possible to confirm a successful application.

We normally only allow one delegate per company. Please contact us for more information.

On registering for this event, we will be collecting personal information as part of our registration process. This information will be processed and shared within the Department for International Trade (DIT) and with selected third parties for purposes connected with DIT performing a task in the public interest or to fulfil an official function and the task or function has a clear basis in law. DIT takes your privacy very seriously. Your personal data shall be processed according to the Department for International Trade’s Fair Processing Notice.

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