Musiad USA hosted a Gala Dinner on April 10, 2014 at Ronald Reagan Trade Center as part of the grand opening ceremony.
The Gala Dinner had an amazing turn out with participants such as Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey Ali Babacan, President of Musiad Turkey Nail Olpak, President of Central Bank of Turkey Erdem Basci, Deputy Chief of Mission Turkish Embassy US Tugay Tuncer, California Democrat Party Congressman Tony Cardenas, California Democrat Party Congresswoman Maxine Waters, New York Democrat Party Congressman Eliot Engel, The Acting Head of Turkey U.S. Chamber of Commerce Khush Choksy, The Kazakhstan Embassador of US Kairat Umarov, and the President of Council on American Islamic Relations Nihad Awad were among some of the honorable guests.
The opening remarks were made by Musiad USA President Murat Guzel, preceded by Nail Olpak, and the Honorable Ali Babacan.
Mr. Babacan highlighted the influence Musiad has when he stated “Müsiad is an organization which has a very high representation power. It is an independent and voluntary association and it has seven thousand members as business people. This represents thirty five thousand companies and one and a half million people who are employed by these seven thousand prominent business people.”
Democrat Party Congressman Tony Cardenas, California Democrat Party Congresswoman Maxine Waters and New York Democrat Party Congressman Eliot Engel wished Musiad USA success and strong partnerships.
Nail Olpak President of Musiad Turkey introduced the board members to media and presented President of Musiad USA Murat Guzel, Executive Director and Vice Chairman Ibrahim Uyar, Vice Chariman Mustafa Tuncer, and Vice Chairman Muharrem Atalan with gifts.