Northern Powerhouse- Manufacturing Trade Mission to Turkey

Join this Northern Powerhouse trade mission to Turkey for just £99.00 which includes return flights from Manchester or Heathrow Airport*, accommodation and entry to the SANTEK exhibition as well as all programme activities. The mission is ideal for businesses wanting to explore their opportunities in Turkey and showcase their expertise and innovations as part of the UK Pavilion on the Northern Powerhouse stand.

The Department for International Trade (DIT) and UK Science & Innovation Network (SIN) invite you to join the Future Manufacturing trade mission led by the Rt. Hon Lord Janvrin, the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Turkey.

The mission will visit the two main cities within the Marmara region: Kocaeli and Bursa. Kocaeli is home to some of Turkey’s largest enterprises, including four technology parks, three research institutes and a recently opened IT valley. Bursa is the manufacturing base for the automotive industry in Turkey along with defence, space and aviation industries.

Who should attend?

UK Businesses and Universities/Research Centres with an interest in exporting to the energy, electricity, electronics, automation, automotive, chemicals, ports, shipyard and maritime, machinery production and manufacturing industries in Turkey, specialised in the following areas: 

  • Innovative Materials
  • Additive Manufacturing 
  • Industrial Automation 
  • IoT/Big Data 
  • Robotics
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality

Turkey and the UK have a strong relationship with total trade worth £17.7bn from April 2018 to March 2019 and exports worth £6.1bn. The top five exported goods include:

  • Precious stones and metals (35.2% of all UK goods exported to Turkey), 
  • Machinery and mechanical appliances (21.8%),
  • Iron and steel (10.8), 
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway stock (7.3%), 
  • Electrical machinery and equipment (3.6%)

This presents some great opportunities and highlights the demand for UK expertise in manufacturing and technological innovations. 


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