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Welcome to TACCI - Midwest

  Friday, June 20th, 2014 at 4:00-6:00 PM


 Farewell to Mrs. Sevtap Akguloglu

Turkish American Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Midwest organized a farewell reception honoring the Turkish Commercial Attache Mrs. Sevtap Akguloglu after four years of outstanding service and contribution to economic and trade relations between Turkey and Midwest, USA.


12th Floor Conference Room,  444 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60611

Wine and Appetizers will be served
Registration is required for building security.

PLEASE CLICK HERE to register before June 18th

The Chicago Council of Global Affairs Young Professionals Event


The Honorable Fatih Yildiz
 Consulate General in Chicago, Republic of Turkey
 Thursday, November 21, 2013
Please join Consul General Fatih Yildiz for a private Young Professionals (YP) reception at the Turkish Consulate. You will learn about the work of the Turkish Consulate-General in Chicago and have the opportunity to interact with Consulate representatives and YP members on a host of topical issues. One round-trip flight to Turkey, courtesy of Turkish Airlines, and one 3-night hotel stay in Istanbul with tour, courtesy of TravelXclusive, will be raffled off to one YP in attendance.

The Honorable Fatih Yildiz took up the post of Consul General of Turkey in Chicago in September 2010. Between 2008 and 2010, he worked as chief of section and director and head of the department of human resources in Turkey’s Minstry of Foreign Affairs. From 2004 to 2008, he served as first secretary and counselor at the Turkish Embassy in Washington, DC. Earlier postings include Sarajevo and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.   @TRConsulChicago
To register please visit CCGA web site 



Saturday, November 9th, 2013

Chateau Ritz, Niles IL
 6:30 pm: Reception ~ 7:30 pm: Dinner
 TACA and TACCI-Midwest cordially invite you to the celebration of Ataturk's proclamation of the Turkish Republic in 1923

The Chicago Council of Global Affairs Presents


His Excellency Ali Babacan
 Deputy Prime Minister, Republic of Turkey

 October 25, 2013

Sofitel Chicago Water Tower, 20 East Chestnut Street

Over the past decade, Turkey has emerged as a significant regional power at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. The country remains at the center of geopolitical importance and is a critical player in all of its neighboring regions, especially in the Middle East where developments in immediate neighbor Syria have spilled over into Turkey. Turkey’s deputy prime minister and key advisor to Prime Minister Erdogan, His Excellency Ali Babacan, will share his vision of Turkey’s policy priorities and what is needed for Turkey to sustain economic growth and contribute to regional stability.  

8TH Annual Silk Road Conference

 May 17, 2013

Organized by the central Asian Productivity Research Center
in cooperation with
College of Business, Northern Illinois University and
School of Business, Hacettepe University, Ankara

 For information please visit

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7TH Annual Silk Road Conference

 May 14 -18, 2012

The First-Ever


Monday and Tuesday, May 14-15, 2012

followed by

 field trips, break-out business sessions, one-on-one match-making meetings

Wednesday through Friday, May 16-18, 2012



 For information please visit

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TACCI-Midwest Delegation attends the


Dünya Türk Girisimciler Kurultayı

November 18-19, 2011 - Istanbul, Turkey

Lütfi Kırdar Convention and Exhibition Centre

Turkish Ministry of Economy and the Foreign Economic Relations Board are hosting the 2011 WORLD TURKISH ENTREPRENEURS ASSEMBLY in Istanbul which is organized by the World Turkish Business Council (Dünya Türk İs Konseyi) to bring together Turkish businessmen and entrepreneurs living abroad under the scope of a common, effective and institutionalized structure. 

Dünya Türk İs Konseyi (DTİK)'nin en önemli faaliyetlerinden biri olan Dünya Türk İs Konseyi bu yıl 18-19 Kasım 2011 tarihleri arasında İstanbul Lütfi Kırdar Kongre ve Sergi Sarayı'nda, T.C Ekonomi  Bakanlığı ve Dıs Ekonomik iliskiler Kurulu (DEİK)'nun ev sahipliğinde gerçeklestirilecektir.

Dünya Türk Girisimciler Kurultayı'nda, Bakanlar Kurulu'nun değerli üyelerinin katılımıyla gerçeklesecek "İnteraktif Oturum" ve "Bölgesel Oturumlar" düzenlenecektir. Yurt dısında yerlesik Türk girisimcilerinin karsılastığı sorunlar uzmanlar, gazeteciler, öğretim görevlileri ve tecrübeli girisimcilerle tartısılacak ve soru cevap seklinde paneller gerçeklestirilecektir. Diğer taraftan, "ikili is görüsmeleri" ile dünyanın dört bir yanından katılan girisimcilerimizin hem birbirleriyle tanısması hem de anavatandaki muhataplarıyla isbirlikleri ve ortaklıklar kurmasına zemin olusturulacaktır.


Etkinlik kapsamında düzenlenecek olan Alım Heyeti programına  dahil olmak ve program ile ilgili detaylar için lütfen Sikago Ticaret Ataseliği ofisiyle This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   adresinden irtibata geçiniz.


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Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 at 7:00-9:00 pm

TADAM & TACCI-Midwest Medical Reception

Maggiano's Restaurant
1901 East Woodfield Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173

TACCI-Midwest and the Turkish American Doctors Association of Midwest (TADAM) hosted a dinner reception for Turkish healthcare and medical tourism industry delegation that participated at the 4th Annual World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress as platinum sponsor.


The event was organized to bring together TACCI-Midwest members, TADAM member Turkish-American physicians, American healthcare professionals, and the representatives of healthcare industry from Turkey, to discuss the opportunities and strategies to build connections and foster exchange of medical care and expertise between Turkey and the US. The Consul General of the Republic of Turkey, Hon. Fatih Yildiz, Turkish Trade Attache Sevtap Akguloglu, Turkish Culture & Tourism Attache Tolunay Yilmaz, and Turkish Airlines Chicago Director Mevlut Kayar, mayors and governors of several destination cities, presidents of DEIK Health Tourism Business Council and Turkish Health Tourism Development Council, directors of several Turkish medical schools and hospitals were among the distinguished guests in this special event.


Following topics were presented and discussed during dinner:

"Realizing Healthcare Opportunities for Turkey through Midwestern Connections" by Helen Kate Liebelt and Katie Carow, Founding Partners of Global Medical Links and Board Members of CHEF.
"The role and magical power of User Experience: How to put your digital assets to work for your global business and engage US Customers via User Centered Design Process" by Mehmet Aygar, a User Experience professional and founder of MGA Concepts Inc.

For further information please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

October 25th - 28th, 2011 

Turkiye participated as the Platinum Sponsor at MTA's 4th Annual World Medical Tourism Congress

held at Marriott Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center, Chicago, IL.


The event brought together attendees from over 87 countries. The Turkish Pavilion included JCI accredited Turkish hospitals, medical centers, clinics, spas, thermal & wellness centers, facilitators, medical school presidents & representatives, as well as the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Turkish Airlines, DEIK Health Tourism Business Council, Turkish Health Tourism Development Council, the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies, and several destination city mayors and governors.
For further information please visit MTA congress web site.

October 13th - 14th, 2011
~ Meet wine, beer, raki producers from Turkey  ~
Hotel Allegro, 171 W. Randolph, Chicago, IL.
Participating Countries:USA; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Macedonia; Romania; Serbia; and Turkey
Organizing Sponsors:AmSECC, Anderson Economic Group LLC, and Siegel Moses & Schoenstadt PC
Partner Organizations:Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity

The American Southeast Europe Beverage Expo is designed to facilitate meaningful relationships between beverage producers and suppliers from the region of Southeast Europe (SEE) and the United States. Companies from the SEE region will present their products to American beverage suppliers, importers, distributors, and investors. Among them are such Turkish producers as Kavaklidere and Sevilen wines, EFE Raki, EFES beers, and more.  This will be an opportunity for American companies to meet companies from Turkey and SEE region and display their products to those companies and event attendees.
For further event information and to register please click here
If you are interested in participating in this event through sponsorship or by exhibiting your products and services,
please email directly to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

September 22nd - 24th, 2011

TACCI-Midwest, Minnesota Chapter Event
Trade and Investment Opportunities in Turkey
Minnesota is welcoming Hon. Fatih Yildiz, the Consul General of the Republic of Turkiye, on his first trip to the State.
On September 23, TACCI-Midwest will be co-organizing an informative session under the sponsorship of Minnesota Trade Office where Hon. Fatih Yildiz will speak on economic outlook and trade and investment opportunities in Turkey.
TACCI-Midwest will also hold a reception in honor of Hon.Yildiz, hosted by TACCI-Midwest Minnesota Director and ATAA Midwest Region Vice President of ATAA, Mr. Faruk Cingilli and ATAA and TACCI-Midwest member Mr. Erdogan Akguc. 

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-Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 at 8:00am - 4:30pm
Global Energy Security
Kent College of Law Conference Center
565 W. Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60611
The Sixth Annual Silk Road Conference held in Chicago on Wednesday, July 20th. was a great success. Organized by TACCI-Midwest in partnership with the Central Asian Productivity Research Center, the World Trade Center Chicago - Illinois, and NIU - College of Business, the conference focused on the recent developments across Central Asia and the Silk Road region and highlighted the region’s expanding economic development, its growing business opportunities and its importance to the global economy. The conference was sponsored by the Illinois Institute of Technology, Hacettepe University - Dept. of Business Administration (Turkey), Northern Illinois University - College of Business, Turkish Airlines, Genel Enerji A.S. (Turkey), and HOK (Chicago). The topics included the importance of the Caspian Basin and Energy Resources, Turkey’s expanding role as a Global Energy Hub, timely reports from Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan,Tajikistan, and Romania, as well as panel discussions on the financial, economic, and legal aspects of the region. 
We thank our organizing partners, sponsors, speakers and participants for their contribution to the success of the conference. The photos and video clips of the conference presentations will be posted at our conference web site at soon.
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  April 1st - 8th, 2011

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Office of the Commercial Attaché of the Republic of Turkey in Chicago and the State of Illinois Trade and Investment Office, hosted a Trade Mission to Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey on April 1st through 8th, 2011. 

For further information and future missions please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Upcoming Special Buyers Mission Programs organized by the Undersecretariat for Foreign Trade of the Republic of Turkey:

  • 5th International Market Place for Fruit and Vegetable Trade Fair (ANFAS FRESH ANTALYA - March)
  • 7th International Tube, Pipe, Fittings and Machinery Fair (March) 
  • World of Industry Part II (WIN II - March)
  • 32nd International Jewelry, Watch and Equipment Fair (Istanbul Jewelry Show - March )
  • ExpoMed/LabTech/ExpoThermal (March-April)
  • Istanbul Furniture Fair (April)
  • 25th Furniture and Decoration Fair (MODEF 2011 - April)
  • Organic Fashion Izmir (OFI 2011 - April)
  • Food-Food Technologies-Packaging Fair (April)
  • Construction Machinery Technology and Equipment Fair (April)
  • Pumps-Valves-Water Treatment Systems Exhibition (April)
  • Istanbul Fashion, Textile and Apparel Conference and Exhibition (May)
  • Istanbul Home Textile Exhibition (May)
  • 5th Mersin Building and Real Estate Fair  (May)
  • 7th International Exhibition for Personal Care, Cosmetics, Perfumery, Hair and Nail Salon Products and Equipments (Beauty Eurasia - June)
  • Foundry Technologies-Moulding-Stainless Steel-Metals Trade Fair (November)
  • Istanbul International Footwear Fashion Fair (November)
For invitation details and application forms please email us at
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or contact the Office of the Commercial Attache
via phone: 312 410 9005 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 at 11:30 AM-1:30PM


(Turkish Government Export Incentives)
Turkish Commercial Attaché
Mrs. Sevtap Akguloglu
Place: Mezzanine Level, Conference Room
444 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60611
Program Turkce olup, Turkiye - Midwest, USA arasi ticaret ve yatirimla ugrasan Turk is adamlarimizi asagidaki konularda
bilgilendirmek amaciyla hazilanmistir:

 * Uluslararası Nitelikteki Yurt İçi İhtisas Fuarlarının Desteklenmesi * Çevre Maliyetlerinin Desteklenmesi * Arastırma-Gelistirme (AR-GE) Yardımı * İstihdam Yardımı * Yurt Dısında Gerçeklestirilen Fuar Katılımlarının Desteklenmesi * Yurt Dısı Birim, Marka ve Tanıtım Faaliyetlerinin Desteklenmesi * Türk Ürünlerinin Yurt dısında Markalasması, Türk Malı İmajının Yerlestirilmesi ve TURQUALITY®'nin Desteklenmesi * Pazar Arastırması ve Pazarlama Desteği* Uluslararası Rekabetçiliğin Gelistirilmesinin Desteklenmesi * Tasarım Desteği

Please click here to download the presentation material

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Dinner with the Turkish Commercial Attaché Mr. Süleyman Sözeri

Investment Opportunities in Turkey:  Trade Assistance, Investment Incentive and Support Programs for Turkish-American Businesses.  

Copy of the presentation (in Turkish)

Place: Istanbul Restaurant, 3613 North Broadway, Chicago, IL 60613

Dinner 6:30p ~ Program 7:30pm


TACCI-Midwest Annual GOLF OUTING 2009
Saturday, September 26th

Lincolnshire Marriot Golf Resort
Ten Marriot Drive, Lincolnshire, IL 60069
(847) 634-0100 --

Guest Speakers:

Thomas W. Bartkoski, CEcD
Director, International Business Development, World Business Chicago
“Information Resources from World Business Chicago as well as City of Chicago and State of Illinois”

David Carman
President & CEO, Business Network Chicago (BNC)
“How to Raise Equity Capital from Venture Capital Firms”

 Please click here for our brochure



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