About CTBC

The CTBC is a Canadian chartered, not-for-profit organization formed in 2001 in recognition of the importance of Turkey as a trading and investment partner for Canada.

We are dedicated to a variety of activities to enhance business and trade relations between Canada and Turkey. The membership provides members with preferred access to our events, ensures that members are kept aware of and can influence developments, and provides opportunities for raising the corporate profile both in Canada and in Turkey.​

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Why CTBC?

Innovative & Creative Approach

CTBC board directors are leading professionals in their relative sectors.

Events & Trade Missions

CTBC organizes various conferences and trade missions that bring unique networking opportunities.

18 Years of Experience

CTBC members have abundant experience in enhancing trade relations between Canada and Turkey.

Canada & Turkey

Source: Government of Canada, Trade, export and investment data (2017)

23rd

Largest trading partner

3
.05

Billion in total trade

1
.581

Billion in direct Canadian investment

Latest News

Nov 14-15 2019

Canadian Trade & Investment Mission to Turkey

The Canada Turkey Business Council (CTBC) is coordinating a trade and investment mission to Turkey for networking and outreach activities in both Istanbul (November 14) and Ankara (November 15) that will focus on the key sectors of:

  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Advanced Technology
  • Mining, and Healthcare & Life Sciences

A brief overview of each sector is included below.
Partner Organizations

Our partner for the November 14 program in Istanbul, the Turkey Canada Business Council (TCBC) of the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey, will host the 16th Joint Annual Trade & Investment Conference with the CTBC. This will include sectoral panel sessions, B2B meetings, networking opportunities and site visits.

Our partner for the November 15 program in Ankara, the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), which is an amalgamation of Turkish business chambers, will organize roundtable sessions, B2B meetings, networking events and visits with senior government officials and key business contacts.

We are working closely on both events with Chris Wimmer, Canada’s Senior Trade Commissioner in Turkey, and with his team in both Ankara and Istanbul.

For more details and registration, please click on the button below.

Event Details Event Progam & Agenda Delegation Bios

Dec 13, 2018

15th Joint Annual Canada Turkey Business Conference

The 15th Joint Annual Conference of the Canada Turkey Business Council and the Turkey Canada Business Council was held against a background of unprecedented growth in commercial relations between the two countries. It was no surprise, then, that the event attracted a sold out audience of over 300 representatives from Canadian public and private sectors and a 22-person high-level Turkish delegation.

Keynote speakers included The Honorable Todd Smith, Government House Leader in the Ontario Legislature and Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade; Rocco Rossi, President & CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce; and Chris Wimmer, Senior Trade Commissioner & Consul at the Canadian Consulate General in Istanbul. The conference provided a very useful networking opportunity and for Canadians to learn about the tremendous trade and investment opportunities in Turkey in a broad range of key sectors as well as how to leverage provincial programs to help firms reach export markets. At the same time, Turkish firms established new contacts and identified new commercial opportunities in Ontario.

Event Photos

Sep 19, 2018

CTBC - Missisauga Board of Trade

CTBC representatives made a formal presentation on its activities to the Mississauga Board of Trade.

Jul 31, 2018 | Brampton, ON

MDA - Brampton Board of Trade Presentation

Representatives of CTBC Member MDA (builder of the Canadarm) gave a presentation to the Brampton Board of Trade. Please click on the button for more details.

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