Association of Machine Manufacturers (MIB) organized an experience sharing conference on 22nd June, 2007 in Undersecretariat of the Prime Ministry for Foreign Trade Complex, İstanbul.
The conference presented the roadmap for the Turkish machinery sector on the way to the EU and presented the results of the ‘Development of Expertise on Acquis Communautaire in Turkish Machinery Sector’ Project which is funded by the EU.
‘International Experience Sharing on the CE Directives in the Machinery Sector Conference’ which was held by MIB brought together representatives from the machinery sector both from Turkey and Europe, the related public organizations and NGOs, as well as media of that sector to discuss experiences on the CE Directives.
The conference has been the last activity of the ‘Development of Expertise on Acquis Communautaire in Turkish Machinery Sector’ and it disseminated the results of the project that aims to develop the quality and image of Turkish machinery industry and increase the export potential of the businesses in the machinery sector.
The conference hosted 15 speakers from MIB, Undersecretariat of the Prime Ministry for Foreign Trade, Turkish Ministry of Industry and Trade, UCIMU-Association of Italian Manufacturers of Machine Tools, KHBO-Catholic University College of Bruges, Bosch Rexroth, Siemens, Central Anatolian Machinery and Accessories Exporters’ Union, MUMAK Machine Industry and Istanbul Chamber of Commerce.
Leyla Arsan, project coordinator, presented the project to the participants and talked about the preparation process and the launch of the project as well as the project activities performed. Need assessment of the machinery sector survey was evaluated and presented in the conference. M.Nail Turker, technical expert in MIB, presented the roadmap for the Turkish machinery sector and the action plan of MIB ‘Expertise Unit’ that was created under the project. The expertise sharing web platform was introduced which was created to provide technical support and information for the adoption of the related EU directives by the enterprises working in machinery sector.
The web address of the expertise sharing platform is www.ce-makina.org
Representatives of project partners, UCIMU and KHBO, shared their experiences with the Turkish machinery sector representatives. Moreover, the panellists discussed the next steps for the Turkish industry on the way to the European Union.
About the project:
The Machine Manufacturers Association’s project is titled ‘Development of Expertise on Acquis Communautaire in Turkish Machinery Sector’ and funded by Europa Bridges of Knowledge Programme. The project aims to create expertise on related EU directives in MIB. The project envisages the dissemination of this expertise created in MIB to the machine manufacturers in Turkey. The project is coordinated by Leyla Arsan, TAGES CEO and activities are conducted by Hikmet Barutçu, TAGES Ankara Operations Coordinator.
As a part of the first project activities, ‘Need Assessment Survey’ was carried out in order to understand the problems and the needs of the machinery sector on the CE directives. 3 experts of the MIB’s Expertise Unit conducted a best-practice visit to the Czech Republic on 14-16 May in order to practically see the compliance of Czech machine manufacturers with the EU directives. Within the framework of the project, an ‘Expertise Unit’ in MIB and an expertise sharing web platform will be created to provide technical support and information for the adoption of the related EU directives by the enterprises working in machinery sector.
The outputs and results of the project will be disseminated and shared in the Experience Sharing Conference which will be organized on June 22nd 2007. All the project participants, representatives from related public organizations and NGOs, and media of that sector will participate to the Conference. The conclusion notice which will be prepared will be presented in the Conference.
The project has 2 foreign partners; Oostende Catholic University (KHBO) from Belgium and Italian Machine Manufacturers Union (UCIMU). Association of Manufacturers and Suppliers of Engineering Technique (SST) from CzechRepublic, Undersecretariat of the Prime Ministry for Foreign Trade and Republic of Turkey Ministry of Industry and Trade are participating to the project as associate partners. The remaining part of the grant of the project is sponsored by Siemens and Bosch Rexroth.