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The Independent Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association

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The Independent Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association

MÜSİAD is a non-profit, voluntary-based businessmen’s association which was established in 1990 by five industrialists and businessmen, and now has about 6.500 full members, 2.000 young members, over 15.000 companies and 35 branch-offices throughout Turkey as well as 129 allied contact points in over 49 countries. MÜSİAD offers professional services to its members in an efficient way throughout Turkey and internationally. Our members’ activities range in a variety of sectors including textiles, clothing, food, construction, electric and electronic goods, machinery, tourism, consulting, information technology and even more.

Our main goals are to enable our members to cooperate with each other and promote trade internally and externally, thus contribute to the development of Turkey’s economy. By this means, MÜSİAD is a leading association that contributes to 15 % of Turkey’s GDP. MÜSİAD offers major activities such as organizing trade delegation visits to foreign countries, organizing MÜSİAD International Trade Fair bi-annually, publishing country and sector reports, carrying out studies on various economic and social issues, disseminating information via publications and website portals, networking its members among themselves and with overseas companies via various activities as well as providing training and professional seminars to enhance the competitiveness of its members so as to contribute to the development of new markets and business opportunities.