Istanbul - Turkey: March 2013
"At the crossroads of change in Europe, the Middle East and Asia"
Faculty Leader: Peter Rodriguez
Turkey has the 15th largest GDP in the world and the OECD projects that Turkey could be the 2nd or 3rd largest economy in Europe by 2020. With a young and growing population and aspirations to be a regional and global financial and business hub, Turkey presents a unique opportunity to explore a complex geographic, economic and cultural blend. The GBE content will explore Turkey's economy and key industries, the ongoing impact of the Arab Spring on the region, the democratization and opening of economies in these countries, the economic development of this region of the world, and the role that business is playing in these growing economies. Turkey also presents a unique opportunity to talk about the EuroZone, the intersection of business and government between Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and to explore the region's rich culture.
Company visits will include meetings with senior leaders of major Turkish and multinational companies in the financial services, construction, retail, textile and other major sectors, as well as meetings with organizations deeply involved in economic development and promoting business and economic growth.
Helpful City/Country Links
US State Department information
CIA World factbook - Turkey
Host institution: Bogazici University