The 25th Franchising and Trademark Dealership Fair started at the CNR Expo Center. In 22 thousand square meters of area, with the participation of nearly 400 domestic and foreign brands, the opening of the fair was carried out with the attendance of Bülent Tüfenkci, - the Minister of Customs and Trade, Egemen Bağış -the former Minister of the EU Ministry, Mehmet Büyükekşi – the former President of the Union of Turkish Exporters (TIM), ErdalBahçvan - Istanbul Chamber of Industry President, numerous company executives and the participation of many other. In the ceremony that commenced with protocol speeches, the importance of creating a brand and the work done in Turkey were given emphasis. Minister Tüfenkci noted in his speech that July 15 has become a brand for Turkey.
Bağış said: "Those who want to plot against Turkey attacked our economy on Gezi, on 17-25 December, on Kobani incidents, on Ankara, Istanbul, Şanlıurfa and Gaziantep explosions and recently attacked us on July 15th with traitors from within. Nevertheless, the Turkish economy continues to grow and today the Turkish brands in the franchising field shouts at the face of the ones who wants to plot against our country in this glorious fair saying: “You will never succeed!”. He continued: “As long as we stand as one and together and stand by our economy no one can break us. I also congratulate the ruling party for its work on this subject matter”.