the French Delegation, the biggest delegation of the G20YEA 2015

Ludovic Huitorel - 09/09/15

The French Delegation, the biggest delegation of the G20YEA 2015

Turkey and France have been having diplomatic and business relations for more than 500 years. More recently, between 1980 and 2000, France was the biggest investor in Turkey. These last years however, trade ties  have somehow decreased as France is today only the 5th exporting country into Turkey.

The Istanbul G20YEA (Young Entrepreneurs Alliance)  summit gathers  400 entrepreneurs across the G20 countries to foster entrepreneurial values and promote the entrepreneur as  a major driver of innovation, growth, job creation and social prosperity. By sending a delegation of 35 entrepreneurs to the G20 YEA, Citizen Entrepreneurs (French member of the alliance)  wants to actively participate in the elaboration of the recommendations which will be presented to the G20 Leaders summit in Antalya mid-November.

But as the G20 and the G20 YEA take place in Turkey this year, the objective is also to increase ties between growth companies of both countries. 

Ludovic Huitorel, member of the delegation and CEO of the Feralco Group, strongly advocates in favour of increasing business ties.

"Feralco is the second European water treatment chemicals producer in Europe, but had no sales in Turkey. For any European company, Turkey is a fantastic opportunity: gateway between Europe, Middle East and Asia, young, strong and educated population... It would be silly not to invest there! We decided first to look for the right partner and we created a Joint Venture with the Akkok Group, Akferal. Today with 3 production units in Turkey, Akferal is the leader in the country. We are so satisfied with the strong partnership with Akkok that we now wish Akferal to grow out of Turkey and become a regional leader. I know  that other French companies present at the G20 YEA  are currently investigating   the potential of Turkey and the possibility to team up with Turkish local partners with Business France (French government state owned agency for investments abroad). "




The Feralco Group is a leading supplier of performance chemicals for water treatment in Europe. Present in 15 countries, its products contribue to the production of drinking water for 130 Million people.



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Citizen Entrepreneurs objectives :


•       Popularize the entrepreneurship culture in France and in the world by promoting the role of the entrepreneur for growth, innovation and job creation (especially for the youth)


•       Promote the SMEs business scale-up abroad by mobilizing all strategic resources


•       Gather in an open architecture all private and public stakeholders of the entrepreneurial ecosystem




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