Istanbul, Turkey





Date: 18.11.2021
Time: 18:00 CET / 20:00 TRT
Location virtual:

  • Zoom (VIP only),
  • YouTube (open to public - no live-stream of expert panel discussion and Q&A with VIP)

 


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Sky line mosques in Turkey
Turkey is a central global logistic hub, connecting Europe and Asia already since the middle ages and before. But not only is Turkey known for its transport industry, but also for its relevance in producing goods for the world market. In particular, Turkey and China have been gearing up “production and industrial cooperation” – an important element of China’s BRI (Belt and Road Initiative) – for the last few years, which has accelerated recently with the opening up of the “Middle Corridor” (or TCIT) and COSCO’s substantial investments in Kumport Terminal. The emphasis currently is on strengthening advanced technological cooperation and production in Turkey for export abroad, including EU markets. At present, more than 30 Chinese digital companies have investments or partners in Turkey. Huawei boasts a major research and development center in Istanbul – its largest overseas. Another leading Chinese telecom company, ZTE, has become a shareholder of Turkish systems integration provider, Netas, and is introducing 5G technology to Turkey. Chinese mobile phone manufacturers, such as Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo, and Tecno Mobile, have also established production facilities in Istanbul recently.
Addressing climate change, China is already engaged in cooperation with Turkish firms as regards renewable energy technologies and the manufacture and export of green products. HT Solar Energy, a subsidiary of Chinese state-owned company HT-SAAE, established in 2016, produces solar panels in the Tuzla Free Zone in Istanbul, while also operating a sprawling training school for future Turkish employees in the solar industry. The production of Chinese wind turbines is also gaining greater importance for electricity generation in Turkey. Electricity storage technology is emerging as a key aspect of such Sino-Turkish collaboration and will support greater industrial manufacturing capacity in Turkey.
These are but a few of the strategic industries in which Turkey and China are currently cooperating.
Join us to find out more about Asia-Turkey production and industrial cooperation in key sectors of the Turkish economy, as well as trade opportunities.
 

Event Program

Digital Silk Road meets Production & Industrial Cooperation  

TIME

 

TOPIC

SPEAKER

POSITION

ORGANISATION

17:40

 

Doors Open

     

18:00

 

Welcome

Dr. Philipe Reinisch

Founder

SILKROAD 4.0

   

Remote Location Partner (Zagreb)

Prof. Kosjenka Dumancic

Vice-dean for international cooperation and projects

Faculty of Economics & Business Zagreb

   

Cooperation Partner

Dr. Yildiz Tugba Kurtulus Kara

Founder

Society 5.0 Institute

 

 

Welcome

Umut Özdemir

Expert

Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Republic of Turkey

 

1

Keynote

Zafer Mese

General Coordinator Germany

SETA Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research

 

2

Keynote

Orhan Ozer

Former President & CEO,
Former Vice-President

Toyota Turkey,
Toyota Motor Europe

   

Discussion between the experts and Q&A with the VIP audience
(no streaming to YouTube)

all experts

 

 

   

Upcoming worth-to-know activities and Farewell
(no streaming to YouTube)

SILKROAD 4.0 team

 

 

approx.
20:00

 

End of virtual event

 

 

 


SPEAKERS - Moderators

Moderators

Dr. Philipe Reinisch

Founder SILKROAD 4.0.
World Explorer. Expert on Emerging Tech & Large-Scale Project Mgmt.
Passionate about Learning.

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Prof. Dr. Donald Lewis

Univ. of San Francisco, ex-Stanford. Expert on China and international law.
Located in California, USA


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Dr. Harvey Dzodin

Commentator and columnist at CGTN, CRI. Former Director and VP ABC Television. Former Counsel to President Jimmy Carter.

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