Gaziantep City, Turkey, July 22nd 2015
Cotecna Turkey hosted it's very own Iftar dinner during the holy month of Ramadan. Around 100 top exporters, manufacturers and their representatives attended this event which took place at the Divan Hotel in Gaziantep City, Turkey on the 8th of July. Gaziantep is the sixth largest exporting city of Turkey and the second in rank after Istanbul in exports of various products to Kurdistan Region.
Cotecna has been really honored to receive prestigious guests, amongst which was Dr. Salar Said, the Head of Media Department of the Kurdistan Standardization and Quality Control Administration (KSQCA), Mr. Johan Mertens, Executive Vice President for the Verification of Conformity (VOC) programs of Cotecna Inspection S.A., as well as Mr. Re'bal Daoud, Contract Manager for the VOC Programs of Iraq and Kurdistan Region.
The event started with an opening speech of the General Manager of Cotecna Turkey, Mr. Ismail Cengizhanoglu, and was followed up by an Iftar dinner.
At the end of the Iftar, Dr. Salar Said addressed the distinguished guests with a short speech where he highlighted the fact that Cotecna Inspection S.A. is an authorized inspection company contracted by the KSQCA for implementing the VoC Program for Kurdistan, and that as a partner to KSQCA, Cotecna plays a vital role in certifying shipments going to Kurdistan Region under the supervision of the KSQCA.
"Gaziantep city is very important for Kurdistan imports. As such, Cotecna Inspection S.A. is really interested to help and provide support to exporters in order to smoothly deliver Certificates of Conformity without interrupting the business flow", said Mr. Ismail Cengizhanoglu.
Ms. Esen Kecik, VOC Manager of Cotecna Turkey, closed the event