Global Sports Sector

An Expert's View about Sports in Turkey

Posted on: 29 Aug 2012

Turkey has an ambitious programme to host further major sporting events offering various opportunities for investors with its rich background.

ξ ξ Global Sports Sector in Turkey ξ Turkey has a well-established background in all sorts of sports. Popular sports like soccer, basketball and volleyball have a considerable number of players and supporters in the country. Also, Turkey’s rich geography makes it an ideal place for alternative sports such as golfing, yachting, mountaineering, and skiing. Market overview ξ In Turkey, there are over 11,000 sport clubs. There are around 2 million local registered players and approximately 3,900 international registered players. ξ Having a high rate youth population, which is approximately 13 million (between the ages 15-24) of a population of 74 million, the demand is always increasing for all types of sports, thus investments. ξ Turkey participated with 181 players in the London Olympics 2012. International events, organisations and an increasing demand for sport areas, call for procurement, design, consultancy and construction opportunities. Turkey has shown great performance at hosting international sports events in recent years. Those events have provided enormous investment opportunities Recent activities undertaken include: ξ Universiade 2011 took place in Erzurum with 58 nations, 1880 athletes competing and 849 officials ξ European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) 2011 took place in Trabzon where 4000 athletes participated from 49 countries. ξ Istanbul 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships Turkey has an ambitious programme to host further major sporting events offering various opportunities for investors with its rich background. ξ Candidate to host 2020 Olympics in Istanbul. ξ Candidate to host UEFA Europe league 2020. ξ Candidate to host Expo 2020 in Izmir ξ Mersin Mediterranean Games 2013 Key opportunities ξ Ski Resorts; Kayseri Erciyes Mountain Ski Resort Development ξ Building Stadiums; sustainable design stadiums to be constructed ξ Building Olympics Village; Mersin Mediterranean Games 2012 for 6,000 capacity ξ Accommodation Facilities ξ Olympics Consultancy ξ Sustainable design-construction & trainings ξ International coordination for youth camps ξ University Sports competition facilities consultancy ξ Legacy planning ξ Low carbon solutions ξ Procurement of high quality products to design and construct new sport areas such as school gardens, stadiums etc ξ Golf Areas Design Latest export opportunities in Global Sports Projects Latest export opportunities in Turkey Getting into the market ξ By following up local tenders ξ By contacting local investors ξ Liaison with key government institutions and organisations; ξ TOKI (Housing Development Administration of Turkey) ξ Greater Municipalities (mainly Istanbul, Bursa, Ankara) ξ Ministry of Youth and Sports ξ Olympics Committee ξ Regional Development Agencies Attending to local exhibitions to meet all local investors More about doing business in Turkey Contacts Market intelligence is critical when doing business overseas, and UKTI can provide bespoke market research and support during overseas visits though our chargeable Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS). To commission research or for general advice about the market, get in touch with our specialists in country - or contact your local international trade team. Add sector contacts in country Contact your local international trade team UKTI Events UKTI runs a range of events for exporters, including seminars in the UK, trade missions to overseas markets and support for attendance at overseas trade shows. Latest events in Global Sports Projects sector Major Events Sport Expo 2012 Istanbul 31-02.09.2012 Useful links More about OMIS and other UKTI services for exporters
Posted: 29 August 2012