U.S. – Turkey Commercial Relations: A Growing Partnership

Thursday, February 7, 2013. Featuring Resat Kasaba.

U.S.-Turkey Commercial Relations: A Growing Partnership


Reşat Kasaba
University of Washington, Jackson School


Greg Pepin
Former President – Boeing Turkey


John Gokcen
Honorary Consul
Republic of Turkey


George Gavrilis
Executive Director

Hollings Center for International Dialogue


Zeynep Yazicioglu
Assistant Commercial Attaché
Turkish Republic of Turkey


Rick Lorenz
Senior Lecturer
University of Washington, Jackson School

February 7, 2013
8:00 am – 10:00 am

Trade Development Alliance
1301 5th Avenue, Suite 2500
Seattle, WA 98101

Complimentary  TDA members
$30 non-members

Register Online


Join us for a panel discussion on Turkey with experts on Turkey’s overall business environment as well as the aerospace, energy, infrastructure and commercial sectors. At this program you will receive an in-depth update on the state of Turkey’s economy and learn about sectors for potential growth. Greg Pepin, recently retired after serving as the Vice President responsible for coordinating all Boeing activities and efforts in Turkey from 1999 to October of 2012, will speak on the general business climate, the aerospace sector and his experiences working in Turkey for the past decade.  Our other panelists will address economic trends, infrastructure projects, Turkey’s relationship with the EU and specific commercial opportunities.

The economic relationship between Turkey and the U.S. has strengthened over the past five years, and there is untapped potential for growth.  Turkey’s government understands the value in building international relationships and has established a commercial office in Seattle to facilitate economic connections between the Pacific Northwest and Turkey.

One sector ready for development is clean and sustainable energy technology. Over the last decade Turkey has seen energy demands double and they foresee this demand growing in the future.


Registration: Payment is required in advance to secure your spot in the program. For general program questions contact Allison Peterson at allisonp@seattletradealliance.com or (206) 389-7227.


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