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Summary Activity Report

Mediterranean Business Dialogue for SME Coaching and International Trade

establishment of the project team and office: 19:04.2019

Preparation of the Detailed Activity Plan:

To design the activities of the project and to report the duties of the partners a steering committee meeting was held in Usak. While project managers from Spain, Italy and Greece participated online, project team and project officers of Kütahya and Manisa Chambers of Commerce and Industry participated at the conference.

kick-off meeting: 03.05.2019

The opening meeting of the project ‘’Mediterranean Business Dialogue for SME Coaching and International Trade’’ prepared by the Usak Chamber of Commerce and Industry in order to increase the foreign trade potential both in Usak and TR 33 Region and to enable companies to benefit more from state support, was held in the Usak Chamber of Commerce and Industry hall. . Usak Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chairman of the Board, S. Selim Kandemir, said in his project opening speech; "SMEs are both the engine of growth and a very important source of value for the country's economy, that involves employment and exports. We prioritize studies that will increase the competitiveness of SMEs against the major actors of the system and strengthen marketing, research and development activities. Within the scope of the project " Small Business coaching and the Mediterranean Business Dialogue for International Trade " TR33 Region government support for SMEs with a single point offices in will be installed in one of the Chambers and on foreign trade issues to provide coaching services. In addition, the web page prepared with 5 Language Support aims to increase the commercial capacity of the members of the common chambers by means of bilateral business links between partner countries (Turkey, Greece, Italy and Spain). In this context, I hope that the SMEs in our region will evaluate the trainings and activities to be organized within the scope of the project and turn them into an advantage for them. "

Establishing Coaching Teams for SMEs: 13.06.2019

SME coaches whose TR33 region will be determined include 2 people for each province, 6 people in total. One of the two in each province (Küthaya, Manisa,Usak) will specialize in foreign trade and marketing and the other in institutionalization and government incentivities.

Study Visit to Greece: 04 - 05.07.2019

Within the scope of the project” EU-funded SME coaching and Mediterranean Business Dialogue for International Trade", the first international working visit meeting was held hosted by the Thessaloniki SME Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

The meeting was attended by the project owner Uşak Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Project partners Manisa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kütahya Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Caceres Chamber of Commerce (Spain), Viterbo Chamber of Commerce (Italy), Thessaloniki SME Chamber of Industry and Commerce (Greece).

In the first part of the two-day study visit, the project objectives and targets, the stages achieved so far, the tasks expected from the partners and the training module to be made for the coaches were discussed. In the part, afternoon at the first day, information about SME Coaching programs in Greece and the European Union, state supports, investment and export supports was received. In the first part of the second day, 3 Greek companies that benefited from the support and grants of the European Union were visited in Thessaloniki, and the afternoon session was successfully completed with the training of project coaches.

comparative visit to spain and italy: 29 - 30.07.2019

In order to develop foreign trade potential and enable companies to benefit more from state support in the TR33 region.‘Mediterranean Business Dialogue for SME Coaching and International Trade’, supported by the European Union and carried out by Uşak Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The project continues with study visits conducted for the examination of best practices in Spain and Italy, which are the project partners, and for the training of coaches. The"International meetings and study visits" program was organized with the participation of officials and SME coaches and the project coordinator of Uşak Chamber of Commerce and Industry, project partners of Manisa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kütahya Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Caceres Chamber of Commerce (Spain), Viterbo Chamber of Commerce (Italy), the Thessaloniki SME Chamber of Industry and Commerce (Greece) on 29-30 July 2019 in Spain - Cáceres at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, then on 1-2 August 2019 in Italy - Viterbo at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Within the scope of the program; while getting information about the SME Coaching programs, state supports, investment and export supports provided in Spain, Italy and the European Union, 3 companies in Cáceres, Spain and Italy have previously benefited from various state and European Union supports and grants. 3 company visits were made in Viterbo, Italy.

Spain, 29 - 30.07.2019

Italy, 01 - 02.08.2019

Finalisation of Coaching and International Trade Training Module: 06.08.2019

A SME coaching training module, which was created with a common mind in the light of the data, obtained after the visits to Greece, Spain and Italy, was completed.

SME coaching training and training of coaches by public institutions: 25 - 31.08.2019

In accordance with the training module which was created, 6 SME coaches in the TR33 region received 60 hours of SME coaching training in Usak.

Afterwards, a 2- day training was also held on the subjects of the advantages which was provided by the chambers, in order to provide education by public instituions, government supports, foreign trade, etc. by the authorities of the Ministry of Commerce and Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey in Ankara.

Ankara, 02.09.2019

Ankara, 03.09.2019

Establishing Single Spot Consulting Service Desks in the Chambers of TR33 Region (Uşak, Manisa, Kütahya)

After the trainings, "Single spot desk" was established in Uşak Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kütahya Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Manisa Chamber of Commerce. SME consultants provide coaching services to relevant chamber members through these offices. Single spot desk offices also act as a‘member matching center’ for all partner chambers. Especially, import / export offers has been shared with the project executives of Italy, Greece, Spain, so we built a bridge between the companies in Turkey and the companies of the european partner countries.

Uşak, 04.02.2020

Kütahya, 09.03.2020

Manisa, 04.02.2020

SME Coaching Training - Pilot Coaching / Consulting Activities

In this study, the situation analysis of the companies' data, the problem determination with the pareto analysis, and the road map for the companies has been drawn. Later, by following these road maps for each company, SME coaches kept in contact with the companies and gave directions.

Uşak, 27.12.2019

Uşak, 10.12.2019

Uşak, 08.11.2019

Kütahya, 17.02.2020

Kütahya, 10.01.2020

Manisa, 20.01.2020

Manisa, 19.12.2019

International Trade and Governmental Incentive Supports for SMEs Information Meeting

In order to spread the project to a wider audience, foreign trade and state support trainings were organized in each province in the TR33 region. The training was provided by SME coaches.

Uşak Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 05.12.2019

Kütahya Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 21.02.2020

Manisa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 13.02.2020

study visit of eu chambers to turkey - dissemination of good practices: 24 - 27.02.2020

Coşkun Güngör, who made the opening speech of the meeting, stated in his speech that they held many business meetings and study visits with the project partners within the framework of the project that started in April 2019. He expressed that, with today's meeting, they aim to create information and business opportunities sharing between Turkey-EU partners, and that he wishes the meeting to be productive for all participants.

After Usak CCI’s presentation of its project partners, purpose and stages, Thessaloniki SME Chamber of Commerce (Greece), Viterbo Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Italy), Caceres Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Spain) made presentations of chambers activities in their countries.

B2B matching tables established after the meeting, representatives of EU partner countries answered the questions of the participants about the job opportunities in their countries.

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