In general it was good for our company. The bad coincidence with the Eid was a factor, as mentioned by our peers. We celebrated our 60th anniversary this year as one of the major names in the industry. Our views about the Sial event will be clearer after our assessment of the feedback we got in the fair.”
M. BAYRAM TUNCAY, EXPORT MANAGER, ERGUN CHOCOLATE:
“It was a great experience for our company to attend SİAL PARİS 2012. Because we were satisfied we will attend SİAL ABU DHABI in November 2012, too. Most probably we will be attending next year again. We met many companies worldwide and hope will do some good businesses.
What we guess for year 2013 is that it will be the Turkish companies’ year because Turkey has a very big potential in both quality and capacity.”
EKREM CIZMECIOGLU, ÇIZMECI FOOD:
As Çizmeci Co., our assessments about Sial 2012 are generally positive. We expect more feedback after the closing of the fair. Concurrent timing of the fair with lyd’ was also a problem, limited number of visitors were from Islamic countries who celebrated the Bayram. More than 200 Turkish companies participated in the fair as exhibitors. The area allotted to Turkish companies also signals the importance of Turkish food industries. Despite the current economic crisis in European countries, I forecast more promising developments for the Turkish food industry even in the year 2013. We are focusing on the Asian and African countries and we are increasing our efforts in customer visits, in fair participation and entering new markets. We planned to balance our revenues with these and keep our competitive position in the market.”
IBRAHİM CIRAV, CIRAV FOOD:
One of the biggest advantages of SIAL Paris exhibition is that companies are having the benefit of meeting customers ali araund the world. Since we make the export of hazelnut products, our aim is to expand the knowledge of the commodity to even more countries. Thus SIAL Paris 2012 has been a great gateway to realize what we have been aiming for. We have met new customers and also had the opportunity to streng then our business relations with the current customers by contacting them face-to-face.
It is quite evident that Turkey has progressed well in terms of processing and exporting of agricultural products. Many countries all around the world are importing raw materials from Turkey. This of course has to do with in the world market stronger, the quality and price manners.
Moreover, the Turkish government has So, I believe that Turkish firms around been running successful and efficient the world will have long-term business campaigns to support entrepreneurs and relations and achieve the best output also the existing companies to stand out possible.
IMDAT SUTLUOGLU, GENERAL MANAGER, CAYKUR:
Caykur took place at SIAL exhibition in Paris with a 50 m2 stand in the Turkish Pavilion. For five days we offered the visitors black green, fruit blended and organic tea. Caykur, the biggest industrial establishment in the region where its situated and one of the few all over the country, is on its way to becoming a world brand. Participating in international expositions is important for our country and our province of Rize to be well known in the worldwide tea industry. Due to the fierce competition in the world tea market, we believe that we will gain more strength by doing research of new markets and by taking place in foreign markets.
Consumers all over the world have a tendency towards healthy products. The tea of the East Black Sea Region differs from the tea growing in every other region on this point. Tea is a very healthy product independent from the region where it grows but it can cause health problems because of the interventions done during orafter its growing process. Due to this factor we believe that the tea growing in the East Black Sea Region will increase in the home market volume by 5% in 2013.