May 4-8, 2014
Note: Recruitment for this mission is open until midnight eastern time, February 6, 2014. Please view our federal register link, as our vetting criteria has changed.
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s , U.S. Commercial Service is organizing an Executive-Led Healthcare Trade Mission to Turkey on May 4-8, 2014.
Turkey has a compelling economic success story to tell and its healthcare sector has followed suit. 2011 and 2012 were record breaking years for U.S. exports to Turkey. The Government of Turkey has set an ambitious goal of becoming a top ten economy by 2023. Turkey is currently the seventeenth largest economy. Turkish medical equipment market is a $3 billion market having registered 5-10% annual growth since 2002. Ninety percent of the market is dominated by imported medical products. With current government’s on-going investments in the healthcare sector, Turkey continues to be an attractive market for advanced and innovative American medical products.
The mission will focus on high potential healthcare opportunities identified by our market research – a copy of which is available for download on this page. Mission participants will be introduced to carefully vetted potential distributors, partners, procurement representatives and end users via pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings. Participants will achieve a deep understanding of the Turkish healthcare environment through conversations with Turkish government officials, U.S. Commercial Service Officers and Commercial Specialists. The three-city mission to Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir will also include tours at public and private sector hospitals.
Fees and Expenses
Large company - $4,665
Small and Medium-Sized Company - $3,553
Additional Participant - $750
The mission fee does not include any personal travel expenses, such as lodging, most meals, local ground transportation except as stated in the proposed timetable, or air transportation to and from the United States. To apply for this mission, please complete the online application form. Please contact a trade specialist below for questions.
U.S. Commercial Service, Istanbul, Turkey
Michelle Ouellette, Senior International Trade Specialist
Email Michelle or call (617) 565-4302
U.S. Commercial Service, Washington, DC
Jessica Dulkadir, International Trade Specialist
Email Jessica or call (202) 482-2026
U.S. Commercial Service, Boston, MA
Ebru Olcay, Commercial Specialist
Email Ebru or call +90 212 335 9223