President's Message

Seda Kaya

Aegean Young Businessmen Association (EGİAD) is founded in 1990 as the first voluntary organization in Aegean Region in it’s field. Today with it’s 577 members EGİAD is largest young businessmen association in Turkey. We believe that non-governmental organizations are supposed to play critical roles in the social, economical and political development processes of countries. EGIAD helps to improve the social structure and set up a perception of democratic civil society and secular law state, defending and obeying the human rights and universal principles, respectful to the freedom of thought and belief and being loyal to Atatürk’s contemporary civilization aim and his principles. EGIAD’s managers and members carry out their activities according to the universal ethical rules. EGİAD is also a member and supporter of UN Global Compact.

Together with developing the legal and corporate infrastructure of market economy and the liberal economy rules, EGIAD supports the policies aiming to increase the competitive capacity, by means of establishing an environment which will perpetuate enhancing the productivity and quality and aiming to use the natural sources of the country in the most effective way, supporting with technological innovations. We principally target to be socially and environmentally conscious organization. EGİAD undertakes responsibility to create solutions of different problems related to economical and social issues.

EGIAD, underlying the aims mentioned above, is determined to serve its members and the national economy by gathering the young businessmen in İzmir and Aegean region primarily to implement the information exchange in professional subjects, to improve relationships with different private and government institutions, to carry out studies for the purpose of informing the public about EGIAD’s activities. We are trying to develop relations with business networks, including chambers and NGO’s on local, national and international levels.

We also aim to think up ideas related to economical, cultural and social subjects regarding Aegean district and Turkey, to conduct lobbying activities, to make scientific researches about various subjects with the intention of disclosure, to improve the cooperation with the equivalent bodies in the country or abroad within the scope of present course of law, and thus, to ensure that both its members and the national economy will make the best use of these studies.

Warmest wishes and best regards,

Aydın Buğra İlter