GİGDER Continued Working Non-Stop During the Pandemic
Corporate News Aug 10, 2020
GİGDER conducted three important webinars during the pandemic and continued to feel the pulse of the sector
SETTING OFF TO STRENGTHEN THE INTER- NATIONAL REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS IN TURKEY, GİGDER (Real Estate International Promotion Association) held its meetings online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Moderated by Ömer Faruk Akbal, Chairman of the Executive Board, GİGDER examined the real estate sector with the participation of esteemed people. GİGDER’s first webinar on the Real Estate Sector During and After COVID-19 Process was held on May 6. Erden Timur, Chairman of the Executive Board at NEF Real Estate and Avi Alkaş, Chairman of the Executive Board at JLL Turkey participated in the program. Stating that the pandemic would lead to some changes in the sociological sense and that the real estate was the only product that could not be substituted, Timur said, “Housing will continue to be a need as it cannot be substituted.” And Alkaş said that he considers housing sales from Turkey to abroad as an important export item, and this would continue non-stop after the pandemic. “I believe that what increases international investments is sufficiently reflecting the culture and being ready for living together with the people of the investment country,” he said.
Dr. Serdar Çam, the Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism and Mehmet Fatih Kacır, the Deputy Minister of Industry and Technology participated in the webinars organised by GİGDER
THE IMPACT OF TOURISM ON INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENTS
GİGDER’s second webinar was about Tourism Trends and International Investments After COVID-19. Dr. Serdar Çam, the Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism, participated in the program on May, 14. Stating that the tourism sector is an economy worth over $ 3 trillion around the world, Çam said, “We are working towards a system in which many foreigners can move to many areas such as culture, tourism, art and bring income to our country.”
REAL ESTATE, INDUSTRY, AND TECHNOLOGY RELATIONS WERE EVALUATED Another important online meeting held by the association was on The Impact of The National Technology Move on International Real Estate Investments. Mehmet Fatih Kacır, the Deputy Minister of Industry and Technology and some GİGDER members par- ticipated in the program held on May 22. Stating that the defence industry writes the success story of Turkey, the Deputy Minister Fatih Mehmet Kacır said, “Interest in the real estate, industry, and technology companies of our country will grow globally. An international company or person investing in real estate in Turkey is more likely to making other investments in our country.”