TRIESTE, ITALY - On November 11th WTC Trieste welcomed the Board of Directors of World Trade Center Istanbul. The visit of the Board Members of WTC Istanbul to Trieste aimed at deepening reciprocal business interests, especially linked to the Customs Free Port of Trieste.
In the morning, the Board of Directors of WTC Istanbul met the President of the Chamber of Commerce of Trieste, Mr. Antonio Paoletti. The Chamber of Commerce has been for years involved in internationalization activities in Turkey.
From November 18th to the 20th the Trieste Chamber of Commerce, together with local enterprises in the fields of logistic and transport, attended the Logitrans fair, hosted by WTC Istanbul.
Considered the acquired knowledge about the Turkish system, the Vice President of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IBB), Mr. Ahmet Selamet and the Vice President of WTC Istanbul and Board Member of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), Mr. İlhan Parseker, appealed for a short-term visit to the Chamber of Commerce of Istanbul, in order to set up further opportunities for the enterprises of both cities.
After that, the World Trade Center Trieste CEO, Mrs. Cristina Sbaizero, spent few words to greet and welcome the delegation coming from Istanbul, thanking them for coming and visiting the city and the Board Members of WTC Trieste. This was the third meeting in one month (from Mid. October to Mid. November) that the management of WTC Trieste and WTC Istanbul achieved together (New York, The Hague and Trieste), with the aim to strengthen business connections for their respective business communities.
Ms. Rita Gollino, WTC Trieste Board Member and Corporate Development Manager of SAMER & Co. Shipping S.p.A. described the benefits of the Customs Free Port of Trieste. A specific visit of the area will follow at the beginning of 2016, when the Board of WTC Istanbul plans to come with Turkish companies in order to attend the trade fair "Trieste Olio Capitale".
The visit ended with the opportunity to share a business lunch, at the Savoy Restaurant, part of WTC Trieste Business Club, which is opened to WTC Members worldwide.
In the early afternoon, the authorities left for Ljubljana and they were then headed to Zagreb, Croatia.
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