The Catalonia Trade & Investment office in Istanbul opened in 1989 and is directed by Emre Pekkan. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics and an MBA from Koç University and throughout his career has worked as head of sales and as business development manager in different national and international companies in Turkey.
Although the Istanbul office receives projects in all sectors, most of the companies it works with are concentrated in the areas of industrial systems, the experience industries, design, and chemicals, energy and resources. The office specializes mainly in projects to market Catalan products abroad. The services most frequently provided are therefore a search for customers, suppliers and distributors, market research, and the scheduling of business meetings.