Foreign Market Consulting- Istanbul, Turkey
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Support for Consulates and Chambers of Commerce
Matchmaking/ Forums
  • Understanding the exact needs and goals of each participant company
  • Approaching different companies according to these needs and goals to locate Turkish counterparts for each of the participants
  • Arranging business meeting and plans.
  • Arrange on-site visits (to the Turkish companies’ premises by delegate companies) if necessary
Event Organization
  • Seminars
  • Round Tables
  • Networking Events
  • Business Lunch
Finding Potential Investors
  • Screening related industries in Turkey to find potential investor companies into the origin country
  • Arranging visit for the executive level managers from the origin country to Turkey for meeting potential investors
Personal Consultancy
  • Providing local knowledge and insight, translation and interpretation assistance by an assigned consultant to be presenting in the face-to-face discussions
  • Turkish counterpart screening and selection for the targeted industries with long lists and shortlists
  • Standardized, optimized procedures using telephone and electronic communication with the possible customers as well as business partners
  • Midway progress reports & final reports if required
  • All organizational support including logistical services
  • Ad-hoc logistical support
  • Providing individual consultancy to each participant company
  • Systematic search ensure the best candidates in Turkey are found.
  • Knowledge of the market and culture
  • Wide experience and knowledge
  • Very flexible to fulfil the requirements of Consulates, branch organizations etc.
  • Seamless support to the participants throughout the process


Case Study: Consular Trade Mission Support

FMConsulting have been assisting the A Consulate in Istanbul with Trade Mission organization and match making for delegate companies for many years. Initially appointed in 2008 to support their largest ever trade delegation, FMConsulting took responsibility for:

  • Match-making over 50 companies
  • PR
  • Factory visits
  • Seminars
  • Induction activities

Working closely with the A Consular Commercial Team, FMConsulting researchers coordinated meetings and activities with the Consulate’s preferred logistics providers. In 2009, the A Trade Mission was smaller, with only 23 companies requiring matchmaking over a 2 day period. With fewer activities and less involvement from the Consulate, we were challenged to arrange an average of 8 meetings per delegate company over a two day period, within 8 weeks– which included Ramadan. Every delegate company left Istanbul extremely happy with the meetings that had been arranged; many having signed contracts, memorandum of intentions or arranged further meetings with prospective partners/customers.