CATA Chamber Brings Together Turkic American Legislators And Business People

The 4th Annual CATA Chamber Turkic American Legislative and Business Dinner took place at Grand Sheraton Hotel in Sacramento, the capital city of the state California, on August 26, 2014.

The idea behind was to bring together and enable networks between legislators and their voters including business people, chambers of commerce and consulates located in the state of California; thus creating an atmosphere for all parties to exchange ideas, business prospects and mutually convey demands.

The event saw the attendance of legislators, business people from Turkey, several Turkish residents in the US, investors from Turkic countries, American business people, Far East Asian business people active in the US, several consulate people and chamber of commerce from across the state.

Following the CATA Chamber President’s  welcoming address was TUSKON’s representative to the US Hakan Tasci who gave a presentation on “Economic Development Between Turkey and the US.”

The event also featured a piano recital by the pianist Ayse Tanpinar playing Turkish and Armenian pieces, which livened up the atmosphere besides earning an artistic depth to the dinner as the participants conversed.

Next were remarks by California politicians Bryan Jones, Bill Quic, Robert Wieckowski and Bonnie Lowenthal on Turkey-US economic partnerships and their Turkey experiences.

The promotional booths of West America Turkic Council, TUSKON, California Asian Chamber, North California Word Trade Center and Sacramento Black Chamber, the institutions working in cooperation with CATA Chamber. The booths and remark by the officials from these institutions also lifted up the spirits in the room. Additionally, Turkic American Alliance (TAA) President Faruk Taban’s address, which put a particular emphasis on the Turkey-US friendship and partnership, drew a big round of applause from the audience.

The event came to a conclusion with the participants’ wishes for further connections in this kind and continuation of ties built over the night.

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