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Leader manufacturers of Turkish home, kitchen, office furniture and sub-industrial products have got together with South African buyers in South Africa under the leadership of Istanbul Exporters’ Associations (IEA) and Association of Turkish Furniture Manufacturers (MOSDER).

The Delegation Program to South Africa under coordination of Undersecretariat of the Prime Ministry for Foreign Trade and organisation of General Secretariat of Istanbul Exporters’ Associations in cooperation with Association of Turkish Furniture Manufacturers (MOSDER) held between 8th -13th of August, 2009 to assist Turkish exporters to promote their products, gain and increase market share and develop new business contacts with business circles of the Republic of South Africa.

21 Turkish home, kitchen, office furniture and sub-industrial products manufacturer companies seeking for new business contacts, had the chance to promote and exhibit their products and had meetings with around 100 investors and purchasers of the sector on 11th of August 2009 in Johannesburg, the business center of the Republic of South Africa within a four-day program. Visits to the Decorex Exhibition and local furniture stores also organized other than business meetings within the program.

President of the Executive Board of Istanbul Wood and Forestry Products Exporters’ Association, Abdullah Tever, and Board Members, Alper Gürsoy, Osman Aksoy and Deputy President of the Executive Board of Central Anatolian Wood and Forestry Exporters’ Association, Zeynep Kürklü and General Secretary of Istanbul Exporters’ Associations, Dr. Yasemin Demirdağ joined the South African trade delegation program. The program provided the opportunity to exporters to build up business relations with many companies and sign new franchising agreements.

Enterprises participating to the outgoing trade delegation:

İstikbal, Bellona, Mondi, Gala Mobilya, Kilim Mobilya, Alfemo, Yataş, İpek Mobilya, Yağmur Mobilya, Donat (Yerekonmazlar), Konfor, Doğtaş, Aldora, Kayalar Kimya, Dovi, Laressa, Family Group, Merit Mobilya, Dericioğulları, Kemerli Metal ve Solenne Ofis Mobilyaları