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CIBE/EGAC -BOD meetings were held in 10 th of December, 2015 in Brussels.

Pankobirlik attends CIBE (International Confederation of European Beet Growers) Economic and General Affairs Committee (EGAC) meetings since its full membership to CIBE, 2011. At the EGAC meetings beet growing and sugar production, European Common Agricultural Policies, Common Market Organization issues, beet and sugar prices, biyoetanol production, EU lobbying activities and other issues.

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The FUTURE of THE SUGAR DISCUSSED in LONDON WABCG – ISO MEETING HELD IN LONDON 16-18 November 2015 - UK

International Sugar Organization (ISO) and World Association of Beet and Cane Growers (WABCG) came together to discuss sugar updates on 16-18 November, 2015. Pankobirlik was represented by Mr. Cem KAPTAN (Manager) and Mr. Kemal Tengilimoğlu (Assistant) and about 700 participant were represented in the meetings from the world.

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WABCG & ISO Meeting Held in LONDON 24-26 November

President of the Pankobirlik Mr. Recep KONUK “Efficiency Data's would be true Competition figures in the sugar sector”

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PANKOBİRLİK EXPERIENCE SETS AN EXAMPLE FOR THE WORLD

1.500 guests including statesmen, politician and businessmen from all around the world who attended the CGI summit held in New York from 23 to 26 September 2014 discussed ways to invigorate the inactive potential in the world for prosperity and peace.

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CIBE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HELD IN SWITZERLAND

CIBE represents and defends the interests of beet growers within the European Institutions and international organizations on fundamental issues since 1927.

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WABCG COUNCIL HELD IN BRUSSELS

The World Association of Beet and Cane Growers (WABCG) is the only international organization which groups together at World level the national and regional associations of sugar beet and sugar cane growers.

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  • CIBE/EGAC -BOD meetings were held in 10 th of December, 2015 in Brussels.

    Pankobirlik attends CIBE (International Confederation of European Beet Growers) Economic and General Affairs Committee (EGAC) meetings since its full membership to CIBE, 2011. At the EGAC meetings beet growing and sugar production, European Common Agricultural Policies, Common Market Organization issues, beet and sugar prices, biyoetanol production, EU lobbying activities and other issues. 

    Accordingly, this year Pankobirlik was represented by General Manager Mr. Taner TASPINAR and Vice Director (Foreign Relations and Business Development Department) Mr. Cem Kaptan. 

    During the Committee meetings, EU sugar market prospects after 2017 was the most stressing issue. Export, import opportunities were discussed in details.  Besides, CIBE announced the topics that were introduced to EU Commission such as sugar beet growing contract regulations, and abolition of taxes. Moreover, meetings in the afternoon were held by Board of Directors, and all the meetings were closed at the same day.   

     

  • The FUTURE of THE SUGAR DISCUSSED in LONDON WABCG – ISO MEETING HELD IN LONDON 16-18 November 2015 - UK

    International Sugar Organization (ISO) and World Association of Beet and Cane Growers (WABCG) came together to discuss sugar updates on 16-18 November, 2015. Pankobirlik was represented by Mr. Cem KAPTAN (Manager) and Mr. Kemal Tengilimoğlu (Assistant) and about 700 participant were represented in the meetings from the world   



    During the meetings sugar prices, sustainability of sugar production and nutrition sugar relations were the upmost topics. First day of the meetings each countries explained Sugar Beet & Cane farming situations in their countries. On Behalf of Turkey PANKOBİRLİK. Mr. KAPTAN explained that the 2015/2016 Campaign Results and first estimated. He said; concerning the situation last two year, sugar content and yield were low and we sow too much cercospera problem about all region in Turkey. This year we have been trouble with cercospera problem and tried new seed varieties for the problem.    

    In the second day as one of the most important topics, sugar and obesity relations took part in the discussions. It is stated that sugar is an important element of a healthy and balanced diet, the important thing besides a healthy diet is exercising. As it is shown at the media, sugar intake is not the reason of the obesity, but with an appropriate intake and exercising we can stay healthy. Apart from this, as a consumer we should enhance our awareness on what we eat and what are they made by, e.g. natural sugar or high fructose corn sugar.

    Secondly, sustainability of sugar production was an important topic of the meetings. Companies that are conscious about issues like climate change, soil protection, water management, waste management, bio-diversity are likely involve in new techniques to make their production processes more sustainable. In addition, sustainability is vital for the growers too. Companies try to make their partners more satisfied, by enabling their experiences efficiency. 



    Overall, meeting and the discussion topics were very much inspiring for sugar production and the sustainability of the sugar beet and sugar cane agriculture.  

     

  • WABCG & ISO Meeting Held in LONDON 24-26 November

    World sugar authorities joined London WABCG-ISO meeting which was held on 24-26 of November. In this meeting future of the world sugar sector, long & short term opportunities, EU Sugar Quato after 2017, history of the sugar price, future of isoglucose were discussed in detail.

    Besides sugar beet and cane growers also sugar manufacturers were in London. Pankobirlik was represented by Board of Directors President Mr Recep Konuk, General Manager Mr. Taner Taşpınar, Foreign Relations and Business Development Director Mr Cem Kaptan and Mr Kerem Uysal.

    Turkey’s sugar policy and sugar perspective come to the table with Mr Kaptan’s spectacular presentation at WABCG/ISO Consultancy Meeting. Participants enriched the presentation with their challenging questions. Mr. Kaptan highlighted the fact that Turkey could managed to compete with Europe with its improving efficiency.

    President Mr Konuk also emphasized the same point, apart from what was written-mostly in the newspapers in Turkey, Europe takes sugar beet production really serious, ending the Quato by 2017, they are planning to build a competitive sector and this enables growers to engage tightly. In this perspective Turkey also a great player in the sector with its increasing sugar beet growing efficiency. Apart from European Sugar Reform, sugar beet production already made its reform in Turkey with its productivity and efficiency.

    Mr Konuk also stated that besides reduced sugar intake obesity becoming a huge problem. When we look at our diet, high fructose corn sugar (HFCS) usage could draw our attention easily, almost every processed food products. Natural beet sugar is healthy for us whereas HFCS usage ruins our body system. Please be conscious on what we are eating and how we feed our kids.

  • PANKOBİRLİK EXPERIENCE SETS AN EXAMPLE FOR THE WORLD

    PANKOBİRLİK EXPERIENCE SETS AN EXAMPLE FOR THE WORLD

    1.500 guests including statesmen, politician and businessmen from all around the world who attended  the CGI summit held in New York from 23 to 26 September 2014 discussed ways to invigorate the inactive potential in the world for prosperity and peace. Recep Konuk Board Chairman of Pankobirlik, presented to the world "Pankobirlik Experience" and "Model of Konya Sugar".

    The summit aiming to produce common solutions and cooperation against global issues while providing the attendees an opportunity to exchange their view and experience sets a common ground to take concrete steps for dissemination of prosperity. Bill Clinton, who delivered the opening speech of the summit celebrating its 10th anniversary this year stated that CGI managed to accomplish 2900 projects in 10 years while emphasizing its positive contributions to 430 million people from four corners of the world. Increasing of total prosperity by means of activating the passive - nonutilizable - potential resources in the world  was the main issue covered in the summit aspiring to carry out concrete projects concerning the areas of education, energy, climate change, health, nutrition and fight against poverty in every part of the world. Besides USA President, Barrack Obama the summit was attended by a number of statesmen and politicians who were simultaneously in New York due to the United Nations meeting.

    From Turkey Recep Konuk took part in the CGI summit at the invitation of Bill Clinton. The Chairman Konuk spoke with a large number of top executives from various countries for the opportunities of collaboration.

    The CGI 10th Annual Meeting: Closing Highlights

    Over the past four days, Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) members made hundreds of new Commitments to Action and continued working on and learning from the more than 2,900 commitments already exisiting within the CGI portfolio. Selected highlights from the final day of CGI's 10th Annual Meeting include “Equality for Girls and Women” and “Collaborative for Harnessing Ambition and Resources for Girls’ Education”

     

    Announcing CGI Middle East & Africa

    President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton announced that CGI will hold its inaugural CGI Middle East and Africa Meeting in the Spring of 2015 in Marrakech, with a focus on economic development. “The Middle East and Africa have a youthful workforce, fast-growing economies, untapped natural resources, and enormous potential to thrive in the coming years," said President Clinton.

  • CIBE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HELD IN SWITZERLAND

    CIBE represents and defends the interests of beet growers within the European Institutions and international organizations on fundamental issues since 1927.

    CIBE promotes technical progress and efforts to strengthen the position of sugar agriculture sector.

    By promoting the sustainability of sugar beet growing (technical progress, environmental issues, best agriculture practices, Interprofessional relations), CIBE also provides expertise on the sugar beet economy such as statistics, annual reports and survey.

    This year CIBE Congress was held in Solothurn, Switzerland from 21th to 23th May, 2014.

    PANKOBIRLIK represented by General Manager Mr. Taspinar, Manager of the Department of Foreign Relations and Business Development Mr. Kaptan and Ms. Yılmaz.

    Aerberg Sugar factory was visited according to the program, good practices have been observed related to by products.

    Besides, two family farms in Solothurn were examined. It has been recognized that appropriate implementation of the regulations could make a great change at the sector.

    Apart from this, the next Technical & Reception Control Committee will be held in Bologna, Italy from 17th to 19th September, 2014.

  • WABCG COUNCIL HELD IN BRUSSELS

    The World Association of Beet and Cane Growers (WABCG) is the only international organization which groups together at World level the national and regional associations of sugar beet and sugar cane growers. WABCG has 30 member associations and associates from 27 different countries. It unites 5 million cane growers and 650 thousand beet growers from 5 continents within a single forum.

    All the member organizations are represented on the WABCG Council which meets once a year combined with a meeting of Executive BoardThis year WABCG Council was held in Brussels, Belgium from 11th to 13th June, 2014. PANKOBIRLIK represented by General Manager Mr. Taspinar, Manager of the Department of Foreign Relations and Business Development Mr. Kaptan and Ms. Yılmaz. According to success of the meetings and interviews Council was extremely beneficial. Along with the meetings two important site visits were organized. One of them took place in European Commission where European food and agriculture politics being told. Secondly, a leader firm in seed production Sesvanderhave and its fields were visited.



    WABCG also organizes an annual Consultation with the International Sugar Organization (ISO) in London, United Kingdom, where the growers’ problems are discussed with governmental delegations. The next consultation will be held on Monday, 24th November, 2014.