Ali Babacan, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, World Affairs Council, and the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle invite you to a briefing with

Ali Babacan
Deputy Prime Minister of Republic of Turkey


A high-level business delegation from Turkey

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
3:30pm – 5:00pm
K&L Gates
925 4th Avenue, Suite 2900
Downtown Seattle

$10 for Students
$20 for Members
$30 for Non-Members

Register Online
Space is limited


The Honorable Ali Babacan, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey is visiting the Greater Seattle region with a 60-person delegation comprised of business and government. Join the Trade Alliance in welcoming the Deputy Prime Minister to Greater Seattle.

Turkey has seen rapid economic growth over the last decade with fiscal policies and major structural reforms that have attracted international interest in the region. Washington state currently sits as the fourth largest exporter to Turkey in the United States sending over $1.7 billion in merchandise exports to the country in 2011.

Delegation includes representatives from: Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity | Adana Chamber of Commerce | Corum Chamber of commerce and Industry | Denisli Chamber of Commerce | Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce | Izmir Commodity Exchange | Kocaeli Chamber of Industry | Kutahya Chamber of Commerce | Odemis Commodity Exchange | Sivas Commodity Exchange | Giresun Chamber of Commerce | Erdek Chamber of Commerce | Kesan Chamber of Commerce and Industry | Tarsus Chamber of Commerce and Industry | Adana Chamber of Industry | Diyarbakir Chamber of Commerce | Eskisehir Commodity Exchange | Kutahya Commodity Exchange | Odemis Chamber of Commerce | Kusadasi Chamber of Commerce | Kesan Commodity Exchange | Tarsus Commodity Exchange | Microsoft Turkey| Turkish Aerospace Industries | Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey

Ali Babacan received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and attended the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University where he received his Master of Business Administration in Marketing, Organizational Behavior and International Business.

Mr. Babacan worked at a Chicago-based company providing financial consulting services to top executives of major banks in the United States. Subsequently, he returned to Ankara to run his family business. He became a Founding Member and Board Member of the Justice and Development Party (AkParti), a position which he still retains.

Mr. Babacan was elected to Parliament in 2002 and appointed as the Minister of Treasury. In addition to his tenure as Minister of Treasury, he was appointed as Chief Negotiator in Turkey’s accession negotiations with the European Union.Mr. Babacan was re-elected to the Parliament in 2007 and was appointed as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the 60th Government of the Republic of Turkey. Regarding change in Cabinet in 2009 he was appointed as Deputy Prime Minister, in charge of Finance and Economy. After the 2011 general election he was appointed as Deputy Prime Minister For Economic and Financial Affairs.


Registration:  The cost for the program is $10 for students, $20 for members and $30 for non-members. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Please register online or contact Majd Baniodeh at the World Affairs Council at (206) 441-0591 or [email protected].

For questions about the program please contact Majd Baniodeh or Samantha Paxton at (206) 389-7319 | [email protected] or (206) 389-7319.

Thank you to the following organizations for their assistance:

Washington State Department of Commerce

World Trade Center Tacoma


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