Midwest Manufacturing Trade Mission to U.S.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017 12:00 AM - Friday, 8 September 2017 7:00 PM EST

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Tuesday, 5 September 2017 12:00 AM - Friday, 8 September 2017 7:00 PM EST

The American-Turkish Council is thrilled to lead the Midwest Manufacturing Trade Mission to U.S. The mission will be led by ATC’s Vice Chairman, Tamer Saka, and the dates are set for September 5-8, 2017. The trade mission will include stops in St. Louis, Indianapolis, Detroit, and Chicago, and participants will benefit from networking opportunities, state level government engagements, featured site visits, and targeted meetings with government and project management officials.  



Strong Investment Focus

The United States is the largest recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the world. As the global economy has developed, the United States is actively competing to retain and attract new investment.

Introduction to Local Government Officials

ATC will arrange meetings with the Economic Development Offices in each state for the delegation to learn about their unique business climate and understand the incentives for Foreign Direct Investment. 

B2B Meetings with Local Companies

The Vice Chairman’s Trip delegates will travel to 4 cities and attend pre-scheduled meetings, meet with potential trade partners, end users to understand the business environment in U.S.

Featured Sectors: Automotive, Chemicals, Construction Materials, and Energy

Featured Events: Site visits and networking receptions in each city. 

Cities of the trip

CHICAGO, IL : Chicago is the #1 metro, Illinois the #3 state, for new expanded corporate facilities. The Chicago metropolitan area was ranked #1 in the U.S. in attracting projects through foreign direct investment. Illinois is the #5 U.S. State in exports. 

St. Louis, MO: St. Louis region is a global leader in agtech, financial services, advanced manufacturing, defense and distribution. 2nd highest concentration of financial securities brokers in the nation. The State of Missouri has the 7th most diverse economy in the nation. 

Detroit, MI: Top Industry Sectors in Michigan: Automotive Components, Industrial Machinery, Equipment and Tools.

Indianapolis, IN: Indiana is global logistic leader and offers companies a strong competitive advantage when it comes to reaching North American and world markets. National leader in pass-through interstates, home to the 2nd largest FedEx air hub worldwide, and 3rd in total freight railroads. 

Cancellation policy


  • The American-Turkish Council (ATC) reserves the right to cancel the trade mission due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the trade mission non-viable. If ATC cancels the mission, registrants will be offered a full refund of the registration fee. Refunds will be made to the person or entity that paid for the event.

  • The ATC has the right to pursue additional collection actions on delinquent invoices.

  • Registration for the trade mission will not be processed or confirmed until your payment is received.

  • Cancellations will be accepted via email or in writing and must be received by Friday, August 4, 2017.

  • Cancellations received after Friday, August 4, 2017 will not be eligible for a full refund. The registrant has the option of substituting another person to attend.

  • All cancellations that qualify for a refund will be credited either through a refund “check / wire / to credit card” payment or a credit will remain in the system that may be applied toward future courses.

  • All refund requests must be made by the attendee or credit card holder. Refund requests must include the name of the attendee.

  • If a US visa is required to travel, applying for and obtaining the visa will be the responsibility of the mission participant. Government fees and processing expenses to obtain a US visa is not included in the participation fee. However, the ATC will provide a proof of attendance and information regarding the trip.

American-Turkish Council


The American-Turkish Council (ATC), a leading independent business organization, exists to help member companies achieve their bilateral business and investment objectives and to facilitate stronger U.S.-Turkey relations. Our diverse membership includes Fortune 500s, multinationals, and U.S. and Turkey-based small and medium-sized enterprises from multiple sectors. Equipped with decades of experience, expertise, and an influential network, the ATC provides its member community with opportunities, services, and programs designed to resolve business challenges and strengthen linkages between the two countries.

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