ECTS meeting in Izmir
On May 23, 2017 took place in Izmir the first regular ECTS meeting in 2017. Host was the Turkish member company MAK-SAN, represented by general manager Ali Tosunoglu.
The representatives of the 21 member companies which joined the meeting, visited the day before the workshops of MAK-SAN and were invited to a common dinner at the harbor of the city of Izmir.
In the meeting the main topic was the new ECTS presentation for future technology symposia. The representatives discussed how to elaborate a common presentation which includes all the technologies offered by ECTS members and, at the same time, fits to the needs of potential customers which visit the symposium. Afterwards the group discussion focused on the venue of this year’s symposium. The formerly chosen country Iran turned out to be no more the first choice since framework conditions for doing business have worsened in the last months. The assembly agreed to make a survey until mid-June in order to pick a new venue. The following countries were proposed: Bolivia, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Vietnam.
Finally two guest speakers presented current information about to markets for ECTS member companies: Mr. Gökhan Görçiz from the Turkish Brick & Roofing Tile Manufacturers' Association – TUKDER gave an overview about the activities of his association and the challenges and opportunities of the Turkish brick market. Ms Anna Kuzmina from the Russian company Rosstrom illuminated the development of the Russian market and the experience of her company.
The next regular ECTS meeting will be held on October 19/20, 2017 in Barcelona.