Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey

Hisarcıklıoğlu participated in the “Life Ahead Panel” of Let’s Talk Orange Event

23.11.2023 / Konya

The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Türkiye (TOBB) President M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu participated in the TOBB Türkiye Creative Industries Council Let’s Talk Orange Event “Life Ahead Panel” hosted by the Konya Chamber of Commerce, with a special focus on ‘graphic design and publishing.’​

In his speech at the opening of the panel, TOBB President Hisarcıklıoğlu said that they aim to bring together the important names of the sector and youth with these events.

Stating that creative industries offer new opportunities to stand out in global competition with low investment costs, Hisarcıklıoğlu said, “I find it very important and right that the government supports this potential. Especially in the TV series and cinema sectors, the projects led and supported by the government have been very successful. The exports of the movie and TV series sector exceeded 1 billion dollars. As Türkiye, we have invented and found a new source of income. No matter which geography of the world you go to, you encounter TV series produced in Türkiye.”

Hisarcıklıoğlu stated that nearly 500 million people in 150 countries watch Turkish TV series, and emphasized that those who watch the series come to Türkiye for vacation and that this sector has a serious contribution to tourism.

Explaining that the added value produced should be increased by directing government support to all 16 sub-sectors of the creative industry such as advertising and graphics, Hisarcıklıoğlu said, “These sectors diversify our economy with the contribution obtained from intangible assets. In the global economy, the importance of elements such as intellectual property, copyright and patents that do not pollute the environment and enable the production of value-added products is increasing day by day. The total economic size of creative elements worldwide reaches 2 trillion dollars. We are a drop of water in the ocean here. There is a great horizon in this field, make good use of it. We have to move our business to digital.”

Pointing out that the digital world is the area that makes the most money, Hisarcıklıoğlu went on, “Creative industries are at the center of this business. You are the ones who will move companies to mobile. In 2022, 73 percent of digital media advertisements were made on mobile devices. Another area where we are strong as Türkiye is mobile games. Creative industries will trigger this transformation. It is very important that government institutions and the private sector work in harmony to increase the volume of the creative industry. Established for this purpose, the Creative Industries Council of Türkiye is the highest umbrella organization that brings together public and private sector representatives to ensure the sector's ability to be represented. Our council also ensured that many problems were solved by voicing the rights and laws of the sector in every environment.”

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