Cyber Security Trade Mission to Turkey: Ankara and Istanbul

POSTPONED - December 5 - 8, 2016

Now is the time to expand in Turkey!

The growth and frequency of cyber-attacks in recent years has increased the demand to protect critical data and infrastructure of governments and businesses. Turkey is increasing resources in the public and private sectors to tackle these complex cyber threats.

Target Products & Services:

  • Cyber security software, services and equipment.
  • Emergency management technology equipment and services.
  • Critical infrastructure protection systems and management solutions.
  • Data loss and privacy protection technologies.

Trade Mission Features:

  • Introduce U.S. firms to the rapidly expanding market for cyber security products.
  • Facilitate trade between U.S. firms and firms in Turkey.
  • Gain insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies and advance specific technologies.
  • Participate in meetings and networking events with government leaders, potential partners, distributors, and end users.

Why Turkey?...Why Now?...

Turkey is among the 10 most attacked countries in the world which suffer from high profile cyber threats.

A recent security breach revealed personal details of nearly 50 million Turkish citizens and e-invoice fraud demonstrates the need of cyber security measures in public and private entities.

Data protection market size in Turkey is app. $250M and it continues to grow as the software market continues to expand as well.

Major transformation projects are in government’s agenda

The Turkish Government has increased its expenditures in hardware, software and education in battling cyber threats. In order to implement these defenses the Departments of Justice, Interior, the Turkish National Police, and the Turkish military have all updated their information security technologies.

The Turkish government started working on a cyber security action plan in 2014, involving private sector and non-government agencies (NGOs) as a joint effort. Turkey's National Technology Foresight Program and 10th Development Plan are examples of efforts by the Turkish government have a technology centric transformation for its public and private sectors.

Fees and Expenses

  • $2,200.00 for a small or medium-sized enterprise and trade association/organization;
  • $3,300.00 for large firms.
  • $750 for each additional firm participant

*Except as otherwise noted, expenses for travel, lodging, meals, and incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant.

Recruitment and Applications

Recruitment for the mission will begin immediately and conclude no later than September 16, 2016. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review applications and make selection decisions on a rolling basis beginning May 2, 2016 until the maximum of 20 participants is selected. Applications received after September 16, 2016 will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit.

Contacts

Gemal Brangman
Lead Project Officer
U.S. Department of Commerce
Washington, DC
Tel: 282-482-3773
Fax: 202-482-9000
Gemal.Brangman@trade.gov

Gökçe Tuncer
Commercial Specialist
U.S. Department of Commerce
İstanbul Consulate General, Turkey
Tel: +90 212 335 9133
F: +90 212 335 9103
Gokce.Tuncer@trade.gov

Pompeya Lambrecht
Senior International Trade Specialist
U.S. Department of Commerce
Arlington, VA
Tel: 703-235-0102
Pompeya.Lambrecht@trade.gov


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