Turkish companies to exhibit products in Ghana

The interest of Turkish businesses in Ghana is growing by the day, as more than 70 Turkish companies would exhibit their products in the country.

According to a press release issued in Sunday November 28, 2010, from December 8 to 11, 2010 the Turkish companies would hold an exhibition at the Ghana International Trade Fair Centre in Accra.

The products to be exhibited the release said include iron and steel products, mechanical appliances, electrical machinery and equipment. Agricultural products, fertilizers, irrigation systems, disinfectants, household and kitchen products, building chemicals, diapers, detergents, cleaning products, milling machines, drilling machines and compressors.

Other products that would be on display include, Mill systems (cleaning, grinding, conveying units – compact structure automation storage systems), satellite antennas, light construction equipment, hand tools, power transformers, distribution transformers, hydraulic cutting machines, mechanical cutting machines, light construction equipment, mobile phones, digital satellite and a wide range of electronic products.

Clothing, mineral fuels and oils, articles of iron and steel products would also be exhibited.

This is the second time that the exhibition is being coordinated by Meridyen International Fair Organisation of Turkey and Driwald Consult of Ghana with the support of the Embassy of Turkey, the Ghana Export Promotions Council (GEPC), Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) and the Ghana Chamber of Commerce.

The CEO of Meridyen International Fair Organisation  of Turkey, Mr. Alper Cekic, was quoted as saying in the press release that the exhibition will provide a unique opportunity to showcase products from Turkey and develop productive business relations with their counterparts here in Ghana for effective knowledge sharing.

Turkish exports, he noted “reached $115.3 billion in 2007, and has a target of $200 billion by 2013, and a total trade of at least $450 billion. There has been a considerable shift in exports in the last two decades”.

“We are passionate about reaching new markets with Turkey’s diverse quality export products portofolio and look forward to sharing these enduring achievements with Ghana,” he said, adding that, “I am delighted Meridyen will be involved in showcasing Turkish products in Ghana as it is an important strategic priority for us to connect with Africa”.

Mr. Walter Djokoto, Chief Exectuive Officer, Driwald Consult, the local firm partnering Meridyen says, “All is set for a great exhibition, with over seventy companies from Turkey participating” adding that “into the future we will look at showcasing Ghanaian products in Turkey,” the release said.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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