3rd Investing in Turkey Forum 2015

The 3rd Investing in Turkey Forum took place at beautiful surroundings of The Waldorf Hilton London Hotel with over 120 registered participants, the majority of them UK and Turkey based industry professionals.


The Forum was opened by conference chair Kanat Emiroglu, Chairman, Global Energy (GIH) - Gold Sponsor,  followed by our honorary guest, Suleyman Aytug Goksu's (Commercial Counsellor at Turkish Embassy London) welcoming speech on Turkey's Vision 2023 covering current challenges and opportunities for PPP and Energy Projects. 

The Investment Opportunities in Turkey session was opened by Necmettin Kaymaz, Chief Project Director,  Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey (ISPAT),  who outlined the investment climate incentives and future outlook, including a review of the 2023 goals. Those opening speeches provided an excellent opportunity for delegates to join first morning panel discussion under the theme: Turkey - A Country worth investing in?  The discussion was moderated by Jason Lucas, President, Amstar Global Advisers and featured views from: Leland Rice, Managing Editor, The Business Year, Nicolas Guillemont, Vice President,  Societe Generale, Onur Takmak, President,  Rhea Asset Management, Cagdas Cataltas, Senior Consultant,  Control Risk,Ozgun Turkozer,  Legal Counsel, Global Ports Holding. 

After a well-deserved coffee and a chance to network with each other, participants once again took their seats for the next session dedicated to Opportunities in Infrastructure and Energy. Presentation by Gulyuz Sungur Eraslan,  Isbank (Bonze Sponsor) present bank's  perspective on financing Turkish Energy and infrastructure projects . Mr Stephen Tillie (Marsh)  highlighted infrastructure & construction project risk & insurance solutions for successful delivery. 

Mr Turkekul Dogan, Head of Corporate & Project Finance, YDA chaired  the proceeding PPP panel discussion with panellists including; Gideon Tilburgs, Investment Director, John Laing, John Seed, Head of Europe & Africa Infrastructure, Finance, Mott MacDonald, Marcos Martinez, Principal Banker, Infrastructure PPP Specialist, EBRD, Tylor Hartwell, Assistant General Manager, SMBC  who all contributed in sharing their opinions and perspectives on assessing successful implementation of PPP projects. 

Following networking lunch, the last panel of  the day examine opportunities  in Energy Sector. It was hosted by Kanat Emiroglu, Chairman, Global Energy and  joined by panellists: Republic of Turkey

Sinan Oktem, CFO, Limak Energy Group, Ibrahim Arinc, Deputy General Manager, BOTAS and Ali Ozan Karaduman, Managing Associate, Gün + Partners (Bronze Sponsor). 

The day closed with a Cocktail Reception where Guests had the perfect opportunity to speak with each other further and discuss the days’ ideas whilst enjoying glass of wine.

EEL Events  would like to give a heartfelt thank you to the sponsors: Global Investment Holdings (Gold Sponsor) as well as Isbank and Gun + Partners ( Bronze Sponsors) help make this event possible.

EEL Events  will be providing a series of Infrastructure and Energy forums in 2015. If you would like to be involved as a sponsor, speaker, panellist or delegate please contact us direct:

Agnieszka Pawlowska
Head of Events
+44 (0) 207 275 8020


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