Global Business Club: Spotlight on Türkiye

When: Wednesday, November 8, 2023 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
Where: Lansing, MI

As the 2nd event in the Global Business Club of Michigan's “Market Spotlight Series” MSU International Business Center is excited to highlight the Turkish market. The “Spotlight on Türkiye” event will feature U.S. & Turkish government officials, a Michigan Exporters Business Panel, networking, Turkish lunch, and 1-on-1 meetings with trade service providers. For questions contact MSU IBC Assistant Director Hannah Pszenica at

10:00am: Doors Open
10:30am: Speakers – U.S. and Turkish Government Officials
11:15am: Michigan Exporters Business Panel
12:00pm: Turkish Lunch
1:00pm: Networking, 1-on-1s with service providers, walking tour of Old Town Lansing
3:00pm: Close

Consul General Mr. Engin Turesin – Turkish Consulate General in Chicago
Necmettin Kaymaz – Country Advisor, investment office, DC
Nurten Ural – Chief Executive Officer, Turkish Resource Center
Leo Ayala – Türkiye Commercial Desk Officer, ITA, Office of Europe and Eurasia

Current 1-on-1s on offer, subject to availability:
U.S. Commercial Service – Meet with CS Michigan specialist Eve Lerman and Turkiye desk officer Leo Ayala
MEDC – Meet with an International Trade Manager (ITM)
Michigan SBDC – Meet with Julie Oldham
EXIM - Mariel Huasanga