The Sanliurfa International Cotton Fiber Trade Brokerage Event was organized by the GAP International Agricultural Research and Training Center Directorate on March 9, 2017 in order to create trade links and cooperation between the cotton and textile industries.
Director Mehdi SÜMERLİ, Project Manager from the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology Ali ESER, General Manager of International Cotton Association (ICA) from England Kai Hughes, the director of GAP Agricultural Research Institute Sanlıurfa İbrahim Halil ÇETİNER, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Şanlıurfa Commodity Exchange Cemal Yıldız, Şanlıurfa Industry and Businessmen Association M.Salih GÖK, Kahramanmaraş Commodity Exchange Chairman Ahmet Duran BALSUYU, Şanlıurfa Chamber of Commerce and Industry Board Member Mahmut AKASLAN, Şanlıurfa Organized Industrial Zone and Karacadağ Development Agency attended the brokerage.
Seven ginner presse businesses from Diyarbakır and 28 businesses from Şanlıurfa,21 cotton fibre companies from Mersin, Adana, Kayseri, Istanbul, Çorlu / Tekirdag, Kahramanmaraş, Diyarbakır and Sanliurfa. 3 cotton buyer companies from the Netherlands, Greece and France have joined. 34 consensus letters were signed between the gin-presse operation and the yarn / brokerage firm to develop future commercial agreements and new partnerships.
The event has given an opportunity to encourage regional, national and international cotton fiber buyers (yarn producers, intermediaries) and sellers (gin-prese businesses) to build contacts and build business relationships with each other, to learn the news, trends in the cotton fiber sector and to promote cotton trade activities in Turkey.
The event was carried out within the framework of the "Regional Industrial Cooperation in Cotton Fiber Production" Project, which was carried out under the Competitive Sectors Program, financed by the European Union and the Republic of Turkey. The Competitive Sectors Program is run by the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology, the European Union and the General Directorate of External Relations. The program's aim is to make the Turkish economy more competitive by reducing the economic and social disparities between regions, thus accelerating the integration process with the EU economy.