Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey

TOBB - Franklin Center “Trans-Atlantic Conference”



The opening of the '26th Transatlantic Conference' was made by TOBB President M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, State Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan and Vice President of Franklin Center B William J. Hughes.

Washington based Franklin Center for Global Policy Exchange organizes TransAtlantic Conference (TAC)annually in a foreign country. The TAC brings together 5 Members of the US House of Representatives, Members of the Government of Turkey, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, scholars, private sector experts and senior executives from Fortune 100 Companies. 

Franklin Center and TOBB jointly organized the '26th Transatlantic Conference' on November 8-11, 2010 in Ankara and Istanbul.

Members of US House of Representatives William Delahunt (D-MA), Frank Lucas (R-OK), James Moran (D-VA), Jean Schmidt (R-OH) and F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and Former Members of US House of Representatives Ambassador William J. Hughes and Ambassador Constance Morella participated in the Conference in Ankara and Istanbul.

In the framework of the conference, the below mentioned panels were held. 
• Turkey’s Agenda for the Future
• Turkey’s Role in the Middle East
• Foreign Investment and Trade
• Energy Security, Pipelines and Geopolitics
• Health Care and Pharmaceuticals
• Turkey’s Accession into the European Union (EU)
• North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Click for the Conference agenda.


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