Aegean Young Businessmen Association (EGİAD) is founded in 1990 as the first voluntary organization in Aegean Region in it’s field. We believe that non-governmental organizations are supposed to play critical roles in the democratization process of countries. EGIAD helps to improve the social structure and set up an understanding 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 professional ethical rules. EGİAD is one of the member and supporter of United Nations Global Compact.

Together with fixing the legal and corporate infrastructure of 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 resources of the country in the most effective way, supporting with technological innovations. We principally target to be socially and environmentally conscious. EGİAD also undertakes responsibilities to create solutions for different problems related to economy and social life.

EGIAD, underlying the aims mentioned above, is trying to serve its members and the community by gathering the young businessmen in İzmir and Aegean region primarily to share the information in professional subjects, to improve relations with the private and government institutions, to carry out studies for the purpose of informing the public economical, social,cultural and business related issues. We are trying to develop relations with business networks, including chambers and NGO’s on local, national and international level. EGİAD is also supporting many projects in order to develop entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship capacity of Turkey.

We also aim to think up ideas related to economical, cultural and social subjects regarding Aegean Region and Turkey, to conduct lobbying activities for local and national level, to carry out scientific research projects 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,

Mustafa Aslan