The 22 mineral exporting companies from Izmir and Manisa were presented awards in the “Sectoral Meeting” and “Stars of the Mineral Export” award ceremony, which was organized by Aegean Mineral Exporters Association (EMİB).
Turkish mineral sector, which turns the natural resources of our country into economic values and brought 4,7 billion dollars export revenue in 2018, gathered in “Sectoral Meeting” and “The Stars of Export” award ceremony held in Çeşme, İzmir. The 22 mineral exporters from Manisa and İzmir were presented awards for their successful contributions in Turkish economy. The event, organized by the Aegean Mineral Exporters Association (EMİB), took place on 23 February 2019 at Çeşme Boyalık Beach Hotel. Aegean mineral exporters discussed the problems of the sector and their solutions.
Kaya:”We have proved the power of unity”
Mevlüt Kaya, the President of the Board of Directors of EMİB, emphasized that all the achievements in the sector were the result of cooperation and unity, and stated that they were able to solve all sectoral problems with this approach. Kaya said: ”We have eliminated the problems about the final mining law together and proved the power of acting together. We are working to achieve what we need to achieve together with all of our stakeholders and for the benefit of our sector. Export level is the leverage in country’s’ economy. We are carrying out activities such as UR-GE, trade delegations and fair organizations in order to increase the production of value added products and mineral exports.”
Seedlings for each participant from Tema Foundation
Kaya, indicating that the mineral sector has a negative image in public opinion, said: ”We are trying to break this negative perception. Only the 0.25% portion of the total forest area in Turkey is allocated to the mining sector. 58% of the budget of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry consists of contributions from the mining sector. The mining sector does not harm the nature but contributes on the contrary. In this organization, we wanted to contribute to the nature and decided to donate seedlings from Tema Foundation to each participant.”
Following the opening speech, the General Secretary of the Aegean Exporters’ Associations (EİB), İ. Cumhur İşbırakmaz informed the audience about EIB’s activities related to the mining sector and the current sectoral situation. After İşbırakmaz, Turkish Eximbank expert Vural Gökar Koyun made a presentation on the financing of export and answered the questions of exporters about the loans. The State Supports Department of EIB also informed the participants about the state supports provided by the Ministry of Trade. The presentation session has ended with the”Creating Value in Foreign Trade” titled presentation of Serdar Çakır.
Award Wining Trade Companies
At the award ceremony, 6 mineral importers and 16 natural stone exporters, which achieved export incomes over 2 million dollars, from İzmir and Manisa were presented rewards by EMIB President Mevlüt Kaya, Vice President of EMİB İbrahim Alimoğlu, and Board Member of EMİB Faik Tokatlıoğlu. After the award ceremony, the event continued with the gala dinner.
Award Wining Mineral Companies: (With 2 million dollars and higher export income)
- İnter Abrasiv San.Ve Tic.A.Ş
- İPM Endüstriyel Madencilik A.Ş
- Turkmex Çinko Üretim Ve Ticaret Anonim Şirketi
- Harborlite Aegean Endustri Mineralleri San. A.Ş.
- Grafit Madencilik Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.Ş.
- İPM İperlit Madencilik Ve İnş. Ltd.Şti
Award Wining Natural Stone Companies: (With 2 million dollars and higher export income)
- Dünya Taş İthalat İhracat Madencilik Ticaret A.Ş
- Olimar Madencilik İth.ve İhr. San. ve Tic.Ltd.Sti
- Vedat Zor Adamer Mermer Tedarik ve San.Tİc.
- Sezgin İç ve Diş Tic. Ltd. Şti
- Babomar Mermer San.Ve Tic.Ltd. Şti
- Direct Container İnşaat D.Taş İç Diş Tic. San.A.Ş
- İntertaş Diş Ticaret Limited Şirketi
- İzko İç Ve Diş Tic.Paz.Ltd.Şti
- Huka Doğaltaş San.Ve Tic. Ltd. Şti
- Arslanlar Taahhüt İnşaat Haf.Mad.San Tic.Ltd.Şti
- Tolga Öner İnşaat Mermer Diş Tic.San.Ltd.Şti
- Nif Doğaltaş Diş Tic.Ltd.Şti
- Ludi Reis Mermer Sanayi Ve Ticaret Ltd.Şti
- Olimar Diş Ticaret Anonim Şirketi
- Doramar Mermer Diş Tic. Sanayi Ve Ticaret Ltd.Şti
- Mavideniz İth. İhr. Paz. Tic. A.Ş.