13th World Free Zone Convention
The authoritative meeting place for the world's free and special economic zones
“A NEW ERA FOR FREE & SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONES”
How zones are changing to meet the world’s economic needs
TWO-DAY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION
Wednesday 11th & Thursday 12th December 2013
Optional Pre-Conference Training Programme — 09th and 10th December 2013
19.30 Welcome Reception – Tuesday 10th December 2013 DAY ONE – Wednesday 11th December 2013
09.00 WELCOME KEYNOTE SPEECHES
10.15 Session One - MINISTERIAL DISCUSSION
11.15 Coffee Break and Opening of Exhibition
11.30 Session Two - THE RECOVERING WORLD ECONOMY - INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS COMMENT ON THE GLOBAL CHANGES IN TRADE AND FINANCE
13.30 AEGEAN Free Zone Optional Tour
14.00 Session Three - HOW DO THE NEW G20 APPROACHES TO CORPORATE TAXATION AND THE DEVELOPING DEBATE AFFECT FDI INCENTIVES INSIDE AND OUTSIDE ZONES?
14.45 Session Four - BRICS+ HOW WILL ZONES ADJUST TO THE CHANGING WORLD SCENE?
16.30 Tea/Coffee Break
16.45 Session Five - NEW BUSINESS CONCEPTS IN FREE ZONES - where are the opportunities and what type of Zone?
19.30 Gala Dinner & IPA Website Awards
DAY TWO – Thursday 12th December 2013
09.30 Session Five(contd.) - NEW BUSINESS CONCEPTS IN FREE ZONES
10.45 Session Five(contd.) - NEW BUSINESS CONCEPTS IN FREE ZONES
14.00 Space Camp, Turkey Optional Tour
14.30 Session Six - SEA PORT AND AIRPORT ZONES The challenge of adapting to changing logistics strategies encompassed in the WTO Made in the World Initiative (MIWI) and Global Value Chains
15.15 Session Seven - AEROSPACE CLUSTERS and INDUSTRIAL PARTNERSHIP MODEL PROGRAMME OPPORTUNITIES
16.00 Tea/Coffee Break
16.30 ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Optional Pre-Conference Trainings / Workshop A regular and much appreciated feature of our Conventions is the optional Pre-Conference Training Programme. This year we are offering a mix of
Workshops and Courses on the 09th & 10th December. The programme is designed to offer practical advice, increase participants’ knowledge
and enable them to take time out from their busy roles to analyse how the topics under discussion can improve their and their organisation’s efficiency
and capabilities. The presenters are all chosen by WFZC for their professional expertise and training skills. Each participant will receive a Certificate on
Monday 09th December 2013
A regular and much appreciated feature of our Conventions is the optional Pre-Conference Training Programme. This year we are offering a mix of Workshops and Courses on the 09th & 10th December. The programme is designed to offer practical advice, increase participants’ knowledge and enable them to take time out from their busy roles to analyse how the topics under discussion can improve their and their organisation’s efficiency and capabilities. The presenters are all chosen by WFZC for their professional expertise and training skills. Each participant will receive a Certificate on completion.
Monday 09th December 2013
Tuesday 10th December 2013
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF REGISTRATION
All fees quoted are in £ and includes the Welcome Networking Reception, the Gala Dinner, two conference lunches, all coffee breaks and the Farewell event. All delegates will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
Hotel accommodation has been arranged at the centrally located Swissotel Buyuk Efes, at special rates:
If you require a visa to enter Turkey, please check the following link below for further information.
OR email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to register or to request any additional information
ON RECEIPT OF YOUR REGISTRATION WE WILL FORWARD OUR INVOICE FOR PAYMENT BY BANK TRANSFER OR CHEQUE. FEES ARE PAYABLE BEFORE THE DATE OF THE MEETING - THE ORGANISERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ADMISSION IF PAYMENT HAS NOT BEEN RECEIVED.
Please contact us before the event if for any reason you have not received written acknowledgment of your registration, details of the venue and any requested accommodation reservations, plus your invoice
Cancellations must be received in writing 21 days prior to the event and will be subject to a 15% cancellation fee unless a substitute delegate is nominated. If less than 21 days notice is given no refunds will be available, however substitutions will still be accepted. The organisers reserve the right to make changes to the content and timing of the programme, or any other aspect of the event, when unavoidable. Our liability in the unlikely event of a cancellation will be limited to a refund of the full conference fee.
WORLD FREE ZONE CONVENTION, 35 Spring Gardens, London SW1YA 2BA, U.K.
FOR DETAILS OF SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL THE WFZC SECRETARIAT
Convention Host and Sponsors include
Host AEGEAN FREE ZONE DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATING CO.
ESBAS, the Aegean Free Zone development and operating Co. has created the first production-based free zone in Turkey and one of the most modern industrial park in the world with its sectorial clusters in Aerospace and Health. Today, the Aegean Free Zone has attracted more Foreign Direct Investment than any of the other 19 Free Zones in Turkey and accounts for more than 35% of Turkey's total Free Zone employment.
The Zone is currently home to 210 Companies and they generate an annual trade volume of $5 billion USD and employ 21.000 people. The Zone's resident companies include Hugo Boss, Delphi Packard, Delphi Diesel, Eldor Electronics, Cummins, Kale – Pratt& Whitney, Aero, Safe Spice, Akzo Nobel, PFW-HS, Fokker Elmo, Mahle, Gates, etc. Manufacturing companies in the Zone mainly operate in electronics, aviation, automotive spare parts, food processing and packaging, machinery assembly, textile and leather goods sectors. With its Medical Clinic, Child Care Center, Concert & Sports Hall, Sculpture Garden, Antique Car Museum, Technology Center and Space Camp Turkey, ESBAS, attracts investors for both their manufacturing and trading activities.
BIOGH was established in 2009 specifically to develop an oil and gas hub in the Free Zone at Khor Al Zubair in Iraq.
In September 2012 a joint venture was established between BIOGH and the Free Zone Authority (FZA) - an independent authority under the Ministry of Finance. It will develop a highly secure dedicated oil and gas hub extending to 11 square kilometres (11 million square metres) of mixed used industrial, logistics, oil and gas storage, commercial and residential accommodation.
Infrastructure works will begin in Spring 2013 with the intention that tenants will be able to take occupation in Autumn 2013.
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