The 23. Enterprise and Business Summit, organized by Turkish Enterprise and Business Confederation (TÜRKONFED) with the main theme “Transition Time!”, brought together the representatives of public and private sectors, and international actors. The speakers emphasized that in order to eliminate the effects of the pandemic and focus on the future efforts in the areas of new generation manufacturing, green transition and digital transformation should be accelerated.
Transition Time for the Business World!
27 April 2021 / Istanbul – The 23. Enterprise and Business Summit, organized by Turkish Enterprise and Business Confederation (TÜRKONFED), was held with the main theme “Transition Time!”. The summit focused on new generation manufacturing, green transition and digital transformation and brought together the representatives of public and private sectors, and international actors.
Business world leaders discussed “New Generation Manufacturing”
The first panel of the TÜRKONFED 23. Enterprise and Business Summit was the “New Generation Manufacturing” moderated by Dünya Newspaper General Coordinator Vahap Munyar. The speakers discussed the impact of new generation manufacturing on their sectors and the new approaches in this field.
KOTON Co-Chair and Founding Partner Gülden Yılmaz stated that within the green deal trade relations with Europe would be reshaped and one of the sectors that would be impacted the most by the carbon adjustment regulations is the textile sector with high carbon emission rates. Gülden Yılmaz continued: “The textile sector is also one of the most ready sectors to use environmentally friendly technologies and one of the most adaptable sectors to circular economy. Important steps are taken in our industry regarding this subject. And we contribute to this process with our environmentally friendly collections. One of the most important issues here is to start textile waste sorting efforts in our country, which will be obligatory in the EU countries starting from 2025.”
FİBA Group Chairperson Murat Özyeğin emphasized Turkey’s great potential in the field of renewable energy and stated: “There is an incredible wind corridor and solar radiation in our country. If we assess this potential with legal infrastructure, Turkish entrepreneurs will start to put forward a much bigger capacity in renewable energy sector.” Murat Özyeğin underlined the necessity to evaluate low carbon emission as one of the main agenda items and stated opportunities should be seized in the best way in order for the business world to access opportunities presented with the Green Deal.
SÜTAŞ Chairperson Muharrem Yılmaz stated that for the sustainability of resources in the agriculture-based industry circular models need to be implemented and he added: “We are in a period where we need to reach Industry 4.0 and implement automation practices and production routes that communicate with one another. While the world is moving towards Industry 5.0, we have to take actions with this vision”. Muharrem Yılmaz also underlined that they did not want to lose the creativity of mankind while moving towards no human technology. He stated that the pandemic has uncovered the importance of food safety and added: “We must ensure food safety on the consumer’s end while manufacturing wit