IDEF’17 International Defense Industry Fair

The 13th International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF’17) will be held in Istanbul between May 9-12, 2017.

These fairs have been held once in every odd year since 1993 and they are an essential international marketing arena for defense industry companies. IDEF is the largest defense industry fair in the Eurasian region and is also in the top fıve global defense fairs in terms of participating countries, delegations and companies.

IDEF’15 attracted 781 companies from 53 countries and 59’715 professional visitors from 110 countries.

For full details visit the official web site here.

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Is now a good time for investing in Turkey?

Ian King of Sky News talks to Arda Ermut, President of the Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey (ISPAT) on the subject of whether now is a good time for investing in Turkey:

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SAP Establishes S4/HANA System with Georgian Railways

SAP and Georgian Railway have finished the establishment of a new SAP S4/HANA system which will alleviate an adoption of strategic decisions, as well as a flexible management of organizational processes. (Caucasus Business Week)

For the full story click here


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Swiss Baloise and Anthemis Groups collaborating on fintech investments

Swiss insurance group Baloise Holding has joined forces with digital financial services venture capital and advisory firm Anthemis Group to invest in insurance and risk management technology startups, the latest sign of large, traditional insurers seeking to become more tech-savvy (source Reuters 28 February 2017).

Full details here

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First Annual Business Forum to be held in Tbilisi, Georgia

The first annual forum on the Georgian Economy: Prospects and challenges for Business will be held in Tbilisi on 20 March 2017.

For details:

BIA Forum

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Is Turkey becoming an attractive hub for entrepreneurs?

The World Business Angels Investment Forum’s annual meeting 2017 started in Istanbul on 13th February :


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Clean Energy AS to Build a Hydroelectric Power Plant in Georgia


The Clean Energy Group of Lysaker Norway develops renewable energy projects in countries with a sustainable energy framework and untapped potential.

Their first project will be to develop, build and operate a 433 MW /1514 GWh Hydropower Project in Georgia by their Georgian subsidiary, Clean Energy Group Georgia LLC in conjunction with ENKA İnşaat ve Sanayi A.Ş., a Turkish construction and engineering conglomerate.

The design for the project was developed by the Italian engineering firm Studio Pietrangeli.

According to Georgia Today Clean Energy will invest seven to eight billion krones in the project which is expected to be completed in five years time.

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Are You Focused on Tactics or Strategy?


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What can be expected for ERP and Digital Transformation in 2017

This article published in ERP News lists the trend forecasts for 2017,

What will be the transformation priorities for your company this year ?


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Essilor Announces Intended Merger with Luxottica

French lensmaker Essilor International S.A. has announced its intention to acquire the Italian group Luxottica Group SpA. This deal will create a global integrated player in the eyewear industry.

Essilor Press Release


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