The International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) executive board members and chairman have decided to hold their first convention of 2014 in Turkey, at the suggestion of Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB) President Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu.
World business leaders will therefore head to İstanbul and Ankara on March 6 and 7 to discuss recent developments in the global economy, the commercial policies of various nations and the ICC’S projects.
Among the prominent businesspeople who will visit Turkey next month are ICC executive board members Harold McGraw III, president and CEO of McGraw-Hill Financial; Vice Chairman of investment bank Rothschild Europe Gerard Worms; Chairman of the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry Khalifa bin Jassim bin Mohammad al-Thani; Non-executive Director of China Construction Bank Corp. Yanling Zhang; and the founder, chairman and Group CEO of Bharti Enterprises, Sunil Bharti Mittal.
In a written statement Hisarcıklıoğlu — who is a member of the ICC executive board — said the location of the conference, which will bring together some of the world’s most prominent businesspeople, is indicative of that fact that Turkey is a key country in the global system. “For those who see the entire picture, Turkey offers new business and investment opportunities. The world’s biggest entrepreneurs are aware of this fact,” he said.