WEF in Turkey: Bridging regions in transformation
The World Economic Forum on Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia will be held from June 4-6 in Istanbul, Turkey under the theme of “Bridging regions in transformation”. Over 1,000 leaders from more than 70 countries will convene to catalyse new partnerships for growth and human development in these markets of unprecedented development.
An opening keynote by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan demonstates the support of the Turkish Government as the country plays the role of an important gateway to Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia. WEF being held in Turkey at a critical time for the region is a reflection of the strong interconnections between the Middle East and North Africa, and Eurasia.
The program has been structured around three core areas – growth and employment, technological and social change, and governance – with sessions addressing such pressing global issues as: geopolitics after the Arab Spring; the future of the Eurozone; jobs, growth and entrepreneurship; obstacles to economic diversification; the integration of civil society in political and economic reforms; trust between public and non-public actors; and Turkey’s role in the region.
GE entered the Turkish market in 1948 as the first foreign industrial investor and since then the company has continued its growth through continuous investments in technology and services in the country. GE is a strategic partner of WEF.
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