Ozcan Sezer, a Turkish businessman, is the owner of three Turkish restaurants in Yiwu. As a former football player, he came to Yiwu in 2009. At that time, he said his first feeling was that “he saw his future in Yiwu.” On one hand, there are many Turkish entrepreneurs doing business in Yiwu, and the environment is good; on the other hand, Yiwu has a strong business atmosphere, and many entrepreneurs from all over the world gather here.
In 2017, Ozcan successfully introduced MADO, a Turkish national ice cream brand founded in 1850 to Yiwu. He then opened two ice-cream themed MADO restaurants in Yiwu. At the same time, he opened branches in node cities of the "Belt and Road" project, including branches in Guangzhou, Chengdu, and Urumqi. In the future, Ozcan intends to use the Yiwu-Xinjiang-Europe CRE Trains to expand the import of raw materials, set up a MADO ice cream China production headquarters in Yiwu, and strive to open 1,000 branches across the country. (By Chen Yunfeng, translated by Jiang Yifan, edited by Daniel Haws)