Conference to focus on Turkish opportunities

By Chris Sleight20 August 2013

The International Construction Equipment Congress, organised by Turkish construction equipment manufacturers’ and distributors’ association IMDER, will take place in Istanbul from 20 – 21 September. The congress will focus on the 10 years leading up to the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Turkish Republic in 2023 and will look at large infrastructure projects due for completion in that period and the impact these may have on the construction equipment sector.

Sponsored and supported by Turkey’s Ministry of Science and Technology, and Ministry of Economy, the conference will explore the potential of the Turkish construction equipment market. It will bring together policy makers and government officials at the ministerial level, academics, representatives of major local and international companies from the construction equipment industry, consumers, market and industry analysts and media representatives.

Over the next decade some US$ 1 trillion is expected to be invested in infrastructure in Turkey, spread across 1,000 housing, rail, power generation, urban regeneration and agriculture. Among this is the proposed US$ 50 billion project to build a second Bosphorus waterway.

According to data’s of Ministry of Economy and several international resources Turkish construction equipment market is now the fourth largest in Europe and the eleventh largest in the world. Sales and production are expected to at least double over the next 5 to 7 years.

For full details of the conference, visit www.vision2023turkey.org

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