11 WINTER 2016 MARKETS TURKEY Turkey’s economic growth record, young workforce and advantageous geographical location connecting Asia and Europe makes it a strategic hub for access to regional markets in Central Asia. With over 74 million inhabitants, a growing middle class population with higher purchasing power, and a continued implementation of economic reforms Turkey is an attractive market for UK exporters in a wide range of sectors, including healthcare, energy, infrastructure, consumer goods, oil and gas. KENYA Kenya has a central role in East Africa as the largest economy and a gateway into the region. Opportunities for UK businesses exist largely in the services sector (tourism, banking, telecommunications, wholesale and retail trade, and business process outsourcing). Kenya is undergoing a massive upgrading and extension of the country’s infrastructure projects that present significant opportunities for UK businesses in the coming years. Liverpool Chamber have received several inbound delegations from Kenya and have recently hosted the High Commissioner and his commercial trade attaché. Our Strategic partner Turkish Airlines is the national flag carrier airline of Turkey and we will be running an event on 9 February which aims to provide you with an overview of the existing opportunities and the export support available to help you tap into this thriving, growing economy. Turkish Airlines will have some representatives attending the event, it will include short presentations from specialists from the DIT and from Turkish Airlines, one to one appointments will follow the main presentations and there will be networking over lunch. A notable success story from a chamber member in Kenya comes in that of Clarke Energy who are now well established in the energy market, Liverpool chamber and the Liverpool Commonwealth Association have been invited to lead a trade mission to Kenya in 2017. For expert logistics advice on entering any of these markets your local freight forwarder and our international strategic partner Warrant Group will be on hand at our market focused events. We had 21 events last year and David Roff at Warrant and John Burnett have proved an excellent source of advice to all those developing their international trade ambitions.
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