Serdar Zabun
Dear member,

The chambers of commerce and industry, counting almost 12 thousand in the world, are the institutions that aim their members to be more productive and strengthen their cooperation and competitiveness abilities with being the world's largest global representative and its non-political structure.

The development of the Turkish private sector's global competitiveness and integration with the EU is one of Turkey's most political issues. Now Turkish enterprises have to changeover from traditional management model to knowledge based management model.

The Turkish chambers of commerce and industry, which were established to encourage the development of the private sector, increase the capacity of the companies and provide the services listed under Law No. 5174, have a very important mission in terms of upskilling private sector in order to adapt to the world and the EU.

Founded in 1926, Kahramanmaraş Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a large professional organisation with public institution status; that serves 7900 members and about 1000 new members registries every year. The main policy of Kahramanmaraş Chamber of Commerce and Industry is formed by upward flow of information, which strengthens public awareness and representation ability. Kahramanmaraş with its almost 1000 manufacturer companies; in textile, metal industry, electricity production, cement and paper sector has invested 5.5 billion dollars in the private sector in the last 10 years, has 130 thousand people employed, as a consequence 5 billion dollars industrial production and 2 billion dollars foreign trade volume reached.

Kahramanmaraş Chamber of Commerce and Industry works with all the strength to sustain the present economic performance of our city, to prompt all the potential action from the industrial sector, to the agriculture sector and exports to tourism sector. With industry specialization, new sectors, new industrial areas, new markets and increasing innovation capacity policy; a working system has been set up in which the problems of members and their demands are embodied in professional committees and parliamentary meetings, transformed into the policies and strategies by the Board of Directors and actions are taken and projects are put into actions. The main strategy of Kahramanmaraş Chamber of Commerce and Industry is examined in three main categories;

  • Contribution to Urban Competitiveness
  • Representation of Private Sector
  • Private Sector Development

In this respect, our strategic plan will have a structure that focuses on the issues of competition, representation and urban development and will reflect on our actions. I hope this work will be beneficial to all information users and policy makers, and contribute to the economic and social development of our city.

Best regards

Serdar ZABUN
Chairman of the Board