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Promote your lifestyle products in Turkey

Opportunity to showcase your design and lifestyle products at the British Consulate General in Istanbul.

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The $300 billion Turkish retail sector is undergoing sustainable growth as a result of strong demand from Turkish consumers and their increasing purchasing power. As a modern and organised retailing system develops opportunities increase for UK suppliers of products displaying creative excellence.

Opportunities include:

  • giftware
  • interior design products
  • houseware products
  • creative design
  • tableware
  • toys
  • gadgets

British Winter Wonderland

UKTI Turkey is organising a ‘British Winter Wonderland’ event to showcase the UK’s giftware, tableware, interior design and other related sectors. The event will take place at the British Consulate General, Istanbul, on 4 to 7 December 2013. UKTI Turkey are looking for interested UK companies to showcase their products to the Turkish market.

British Winter Wonderland

Date: 4 to 7 December 2013

Venue: Pera House, British Consulate General, Istanbul

Theme: Giftware, interior design and other related sectors


During this exclusive event British companies will have the opportunity to meet important business people from Turkey and UKTI staff from the neighbouring region. Attendees will include:

  • buyers from department stores

  • major retailers selling home textiles and accessories and other relevant products

  • importers and distributors

  • online retailers

UKTI Turkey will focus on creating an effective networking platform for British companies and attendees. The event will be themed around Christmas and include special features like a gala dinner, tea parties, happy hours and a closing reception.

Turkish Market

Facts about the Turkish market:

  • Turkey is the 16th largest economy in the world, and the sixth largest within the EU.

  • in the first quarter of 2013 Turkey’s economy grew by 2.9%, in the second quarter it grew by 4.4%

  • Turkey has a well-educated population of 76 million, of which half is under the age of 30,

  • in the past decade, per capita income in Turkey has tripled from $3,492 to $10,504

  • per capita income based on purchasing power parity exceeds £15,000


If you wish to exhibit your products at this event contact by 31 October 2013.

Published 18 September 2013