The Chairman’s Message

Welcome To KCI

One of our Chamber’s leading roles is helping with our members’ internationalization. As the Kocaeli Chamber of Industry, we’re here to assist our members expand in both domestic and foreign markets. To cater for the latter we organize visits by foreign commercial delegations, foreign fairs and B2B events. Consequently, we provide our members with the opportunity of participating in foreign trade collaborations.
We are honoured to host the Chamber’s annual bilateral business meetings event called “Match4Industry”.Last year, during the second edition of the “Match4Industry” event, companies operating in the automotive, machinery, metal, plastics, packaging, construction, electronics, software and informatics sectors realised 310 business meetings. Fifty nine foreign companies from Australia, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tunisia, Egypt and Nigeria all took part in the event. Attending gave company executives the opportunity to see Turkish industrial products exhibited at the SANTEK Fair and determine any potential business partners for commercial and/or technological collaborations.
Additionally, we hold Country Days to inform our members about foreign markets and foreign business opportunities. Countries from different continents of the world are presented to members. In this context, the Chamber works in cooperation with DEIK (The Foreign Economical Relations Board), the Turkish Ministry of Economy, as well as some business development agencies from the participating countries. We also regularly welcome foreign delegations i.e. Ambassadors and Consuls General in Turkey whom we brief on Kocaeli, its industries and business opportunities.
We organize visits to Commercial Counsellors who represent foreign countries here in Turkey, this in order to promote the Chamber’s international activities to the Counsellors and provide opportunities for mutual business collaborations. We cooperate with the Commercial Counsellors particularly for B2B events i.e. Match4Industry and also for mutual meetings with Counsellors from the EU countries.
Kocaeli is a manufacturing province and the Kocaeli Chamber of Industry is the primary representative of these manufacturing processes. Our target is to contribute the internationalization of these processes and we use all of these activities to achieve this goal. We feel honoured to function as an international Chamber.