3rd Annual PPP in Turkey Forum

Thank you to everyone who attended our 3rd PPP in Turkey Forum 2014 in Ankara. A sincere gratitude of thanks goes out to all of our sponsors: Bezen & Partners, Garanti Bank (Gold Sponsors), Mott MacDonald (Silver Sponsor), EGIS (Bronze Sponsor) and Intertoll (Associate Sponsor). This year's event brought on board more than 180 delegates. Delegates and speakers were not only Turkey based but also international companies attended including Canada, USA, Germany, China, Austria, Portugal, UK, Italy, France and Luxembourg.

Mr Hakan Akbas, (Albright Stonebridge) opened the first day of the conference welcoming H.E Mehmet ┼×imsek, (Minister of Finance Republic of Turkey), who for the second consecutive year, honoured the audience  by giving an in-depth insight into infrastructure opportunities in Turkey and emphasizing that "Infrastructure fuels the economy and will tender transport PPPs worth $350 billion until 2023."

The morning session promoted heated debate surrounding the funding of Turkish PPP Projects. Levent Kirazoglu, representing (Garanti Bank), provided a keynote speech on financing models for PPPs whilst stating that “Garanti Bank is happy to be sponsoring the best PPP conference for the third time...” The session followed with the panel discussion moderated by Ms Yesim Bezen (Bezen & Partners) which facilitated further discussion and analysis on the issues in financing and investing in Turkish PPP projects.

Following the networking lunch break, attendees welcomed an interesting presentation by Burak Sencer, (Mott MacDonald) which peeped into PPP advantages for schools based on experiences and lessons learnt in UK.

Pedersen & Partners, SMBC, Control Risks, TIIC and Gama Real Estate joined our last panel discussion of the day talking about PPP risk appetite from an investors perspective and how to mitigate risks for project bankability. The first day of the conference finished with a networking drink reception.

The second day of the Forum focused on Healthcare and Transport sectors, two frontier PPP markets that have developed over recent years. The audience was welcomed by the Chairman for the second day - Mr Huseyin Arslan, (YDA) providing in-depth and practical knowledge about the Healthcare PPP sector and lessons learnt. The legal advice on projects was presented by Bezen & Partners Law Firm. This was followed by the importance of contract management in PPPs, addressed by Mr John Seed, (Mott MacDonald). After a heated panel discussion the last session of the day was supported by international sponsors EGIS and Intertoll and covered transport PPPs in detail including  case studies on: 3rd Istanbul Airport, Gebze-Izmir Toll Road and Limakport Iskenderun.

The conference closed with Huseyin Arslan’s remarks and anticipation mentioning he is “...looking forward to the 4th PPP in Turkey Forum already."


3rd PPP in Turkey 2014 Forum


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