Letter From The AİMSAD
Dear Sector Stakeholders,
As is known, we completed 2018 with an exports of 102,5 billion dollars and imports of 60 billion dollars. According to TUIK/ Turkish Statistical Institution data for January 2019; we see that export was 6.6 billion dollars and import was 2.9 billion dollars. When these figures are compared to January 2017, a decline is seen both in exports and imports by %14 and %65 respectively. However, in the following months, especially after Ligna and Woodtech fairs, I hereby set forth that we can close 2019 by a new record. Naturally, as AİMSAD, we are getting involved in pavilion organizations and foreign fair participations in order to assist our members to increase their exports. In Wood Show fair which was held between 12-14 March 2019 in Dubai, we held the pavilion organization in cooperation with our 8 members. Our members were pleased with the fair and made contacts for finding new distributors. You can find Dubai fair news and our members’ opinions in this respect in the following pages of our magazine.
With the opportunity of 8 March World Women’s Day, as a result of important contribution provided by our member BİESSE Turkey company, we broadcasted a commercial film. I hereby present my endless thanks to everybody who attempted to implement this which was introduced by our Women Committee. You can watch our commercial film from AİMSAD’s YouTube channel .
On the other hand, our works for domestic fair are continuing. I hereby wish success to all participants who will attend Çukurova Woodworking Machines Machine Fair which will be held in Adana between 10-14 April 2019.
On 7 March 2019, our Member of the Board of Directors Mr. Gürkan took place as debater in the Door Workshop which was organized by ORSİAD Newspaper and almost followed by 300 people. You can reach the details of the successful door workshop in which all the details of the sector were discussed by all relevant parties.
As AİMSAD, I wish to state that we shall make various activities in the following periods in 2019 in which we had initiated with various innovation. We will continue to produce, work for the sector and will be the voice of the sector.
Finally, with the opportunity of 18 March Çanakkale Victory, I should say that I commemorate with mercy and gratitude primarily the Great Leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and all our soldiers who feel martyr for their nations, and I wish a quick recovery for our veterans.