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9th INSME Annual Meeting - 2013

Aegean Free Zone

The Aegean Free Zone - Modern Industrial Park

The Aegean Free Zone Industrial Park, one of the World’s top Export Processing Zone, is located in İzmir, Turkey at the crossroads of the European Union and the burgeoning economies of Central Asia and the Middle East. 

The Aegean Free Zone is home to Hugo Boss, Stork Fokker Elmo, Pratt & Whitney, PFW, Gates, Volvo, Delphi Packard and Cummins Inc. and generates more than 5.0 billion USD dollars annually in manufacturing and trade. ESBAŞ provides a modern, state-of-the-art infrastructure, one-stop support and a remarkable array of lucrative financial incentives.

The Aegean Free Zone Industrial Park opened in 1990 and was the first production-based modern Free Zone in Turkey and also the first Turkish Free Zone to be established and managed by a private sector company – EAC international. Today, ESBAŞ has attracted more Foreign Direct Investment than any of the other 19 Free Zones in Turkey and The Aegean Free Zone accounts for more than 40% of Turkey's total Free Zone employment.

Total ESBAŞ employment has increased from 390 in 1991 to more than 20,400 in 2012. In its 23 year history, the total investment made in the Zone, both foreign and domestic, has now reached 801 million USD dollars.

The Aegean Free Zone is located on 550 acres (220 hectares). The Zone is currently home to 225 companies, 77 of which are international. ESBAŞ companies generated an annual trade volume of 4.7 billion USD dollars in 2012.

For further information please visit the ESBAŞ website.


Space Camp Turkey

Space Camp Turkey, a space and science education center built in 2000, is one of only three space camps in the world. Located in the Aegean Free Zone, the ESBAS-developed and operated industrial park, Space Camp Turkey`s primarily aim is to motivate young people from around the world to pursue careers in science, math and technology.

camp.jpgThrough interactive, space-related simulations, both youth and adults learn about communication, teamwork and leadership in a dynamic, fun-filled environment.

Programs at Space Camp Turkey focus on simulators to give participants the sensations of working and living in space. It takes 8.5 minutes to reach space, but years to prepare for a real mission.

At Space Camp Turkey, a young and enthusiastic staff packs years of mission training into 2-day, 5-day and 6-day programs.

For further information please visit the Space Camp Turkey website.