Presidents Buhari, Erdogan to address African, Turkish business moguls as countdown to TABS2016 begins FeaturedWritten by CHARLES BIKUME
The countdown to the Turkish African Business Association Summit 2016, codenamed TABS2016, has begun in earnest with African Presidents and top business leaders expected to be in attendance. A statement by Tuana Yücel, Corporate Communications Executive, Turkish African Business Association, and made available to The Neighbourhood on Saturday stated.
So far the largest business meeting between Africa and Turkey, the Summit, organized by the Turkish African Business Association, TABA, will be declared open by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of the Republic of Turkey.
The event will be held in one of the most prestigious venues in Europe, Istanbul Pullman Convention Center between September 30 and October 2.
According to the statement, the summit will pave the way for better trade relations between Turkey and Africa with more than 5,000 delegates attending among which are government leaders, businessmen and Non-Governmental Organisations, NGOs, from 48 different African countries.
Sitting on a sprawling 15,000m² expo grounds with exhibiting companies and bilateral meetings from 9 main sectors, the event will provide the opportunity to meet with potential customers and suppliers. Organises said sideline conferences and speeches by leaders and influential businessmen will make the summit the centre of attraction and a meeting point where people will be able to discover investment opportunities, meet leading business people and over 1,500 companies.
“TABS2016 will be a milestone and leave its mark in 2016 by providing unique occasions to delegates in building networks”, the statement added, saying it would also create “new business opportunities with an emphasis on an energized increasing trade relations between Turkey and Africa.”