Trends and Developments in Turkey’s Exploding Participation Finance Market
Date: 6th November 2014 Venue: Ayhan Sahenk Auditorium, Ucaksavar Campus of Bogazici University, Istanbul
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Hosting a Roadshow in Turkey needs no explanation. With 70 million Muslims, a growing participation banking sector, numerous external financial service providers, and now a government showing its commitment to growing the Islamic finance industry through several big ticket Sukuk issuances over the last few years, Turkey is perhaps the most vibrant of markets in the industry today. 2013 saw major issuances by Albaraka Türk, Kuveyt Türk and the Turkish Treasury, while major conglomerates such as Agaoglu Group have come to the forefront of the Islamic project finance and capital market space.

First held in 2009, the IFN Roadshow in Istanbul has continued to develop and mature. Hosted and held at Borsa Ýstanbul, a body which has been instrumental in creating traction in Islamic finance within the Turkish market, the 2013 event witnessed over 200 senior industry practitioners attend from 15 countries. In 2014, with more support than before, we expect audience numbers to increase yet again. The IFN Turkey Forum is the go-to event for those looking to breach the Middle East and European markets.

 

Agenda

08:00 - 09:00
Registration
 
09:00 - 09:30
Opening Keynote Address
Mehmet Simsek - Minister of Finance, Republic of Turkey
 
09:30 - 09:45
Keynote Address
Tevfik Kinik - Executive Vice Chairman, Capital Markets Board of Turkey
 
09:45 - 10:00
Keynote Address
Murat Cetinkaya - Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Turkey
 
10:00 - 10:30
Coffee and Networking
 
10:30 - 11:15
CEO Session: Advancing Turkey’s Progress in the Participation Finance Industry
  • Reviewing recent regulatory updates and central bank guidelines affecting Islamic finance transactions in Turkey
  • Discussing an industry-wide strategy required to take participation finance mainstream in Turkey: Establishment of more participation banks, sovereign issuances, multilateral support
  • What role will Turkey play in the global Islamic finance landscape and what needs to be done to advance this vision?
  • What is the outlook for new participation banks in Turkey’s Shariah compliant space and how will the landscape change in 2015?
 
Moderator: Jawad Ali - Managing Partner - Middle East Offices, King & Spalding
Panelists: Derya Gürerk - Chief Executive Officer, Turkiye Finans & President, Participation Banks Association of Turkey (TKBB)
Khalid Howladar - Global Head, Islamic Finance, Moody´s Investor Service, UAE
Professor Dr Necdet Sensoy - Board Member, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey
Onder Halisdemir - Chief Executive Officer, Aktif Bank
 
11:15 - 12:00
Sukuk, Infrastructure and Project Finance In Turkey
Turkey’s drive to improve on infrastructure is set create opportunities for market players to fund infrastructure and power projects through Shariah compliant project financing. This session will cover the trends, structures and opportunities available
  • Infrastructure and project Sukuk in Turkey: What’s in the pipeline?
  • Opportunities in cross border Sukuk through project and infrastructure financing
  • Utilizing Islamic infrastructure financing in public private partnership ventures
  • Trends and outlook for syndicated financing of infrastructure projects
  • Assessing the potential of alternative assets and its suitability to Shariah compliant financing: key considerations for issuers
  • Outlook for syndicated finance and trade finance transactions
 
Moderator: Aykut Tasel - Director, Corporate Finance, PwC
Panelists: Alex Roussos - Partner, Dentons
Eda Tanyel Topcu - Associate Director, Debt Finance, Capital Financing, HSBC
Gokhan Cumbul - Board Member, Teleferik Holding
Dr Serdar Sümer - Managing Partner and Board Member, DCM, Tera Securities
Tanweer Bukhari - Head of Investment Banking Advisory, CIMB Middle East
 
12:00 - 12:15
Presentation: Islamic Investments in Asia
Siti Rosina Attaullah - Head of Islamic Capital Markets, KFH Research, Malaysia
 
12:15 - 13:00
The Turkish Investment Landscape: Trends and Strategies for 2015
  • What will 2015 hold for Islamic investors and fund managers
  • Which asset classes and markets are expected to outperform and why
  • Risk vs. Opportunity: Understanding the risks and impact on the Islamic asset management industry
  • The changing face of the institutional investment market: Discussing investment strategies and product trends for 2015
  • Outlook for i-ETFs, Shariah compliant mutual funds
  • Growth of the private banking and wealth management sector in Turkey
  • Scope for Shariah compliant leasing products
 
Moderator: Sohail Jaffer - Deputy Chief Executive Officer, FWU Global Takaful Solutions
Panelists: Asim Khan - Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Khalij Islamic
Avsar R Sungurlu - Executive Vice President, BMD Securities
Didem Gordon - Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Ashmore Turkey
Farid Masood - Director, Head of Advisory Services and Asset Management, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector, IDB Group
Giorgio Medda - Chief Executive Officer, AZ Global
Victoria Clark - Senior Manager, DDCAP
 
13:00 - 13:15
Presentation: What Initiatives Exist to Develop Talent and Human Capital in the Islamic Finance Services
Dr Eddy Chong Siong Choy - Director, Finance Accreditation Agency, Malaysia
 
13:15 - 14:30
Luncheon
 
14:30 - 15:15
Transaction Roundtable: A Discussion of the Year’s Most Prominent Sukuk Deals
Issuers, lead arrangers and legal counsel will discuss Turkey’s successful Sukuk issuances in past year. Panellists will share the impetus behind issuing Islamically, key features and technicalities of the deal and what ultimately led to their success.
  • Albaraka Turk US$350 million Sukuk Al Wakalah Murabahah
  • Kuveyt Turk US$500 million Senior Unsecured Certificates
  • Turkiye Finans US$250 million Ringgit Denominated Sukuk
 
Moderator: Rizwan Kanji - Partner, King & Spalding, UAE
Panelists: Hani Ibrahim - Managing Director, Investment Banking, QInvest, Qatar
Mufit Arapoglu - Counsel, Yegin Ciftci Attorney Partnership
Mustafa Kahraman - Assistant Vice President – Investment Banking, Kuveyt Turk
Raja Amir Shah Raja Azwa - Associate Director, Debt Capital Markets, HSBC Amanah Malaysia
Sami Bozdag - Vice President and Head of Financial Institutions, Turkiye Finans
Sera Somay - Counsel, Paksoy
 
15:15 - 16:00
Turkey Real Estate Roundtable
  • Turkey’s developing real estate market and the opportunities they present to Islamic investors
  • Attracting inward investments: What Gulf investors are looking for in real estate transactions
  • Innovation in real estate financing structures and products
  • Investment trends, strategies and risks for the global real estate market
 
Moderator: Ersun Bayraktaroglu - Partner, PwC Turkey
Panelists: Didem Erendil - Director, Head of Capital Markets, Cushman & Wakefield
Huseyin Arslan - Chairman, YDA Group
Ozkan Yildirim - Partner, Deloitte
Professor Dr Rasim Kaan Aytogu - Group CFO, Kiler Holding & Member of the Board, Kiler REIT
 
16:00 - 16:30
Coffee and Networking
 
16:30
End of Forum
 

 

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IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

Borsa Istanbul Center for Applied Research in Finance

LEAD PARTNER

Turkiye Finans Katilim Bankasi

MULTILATERAL STRATEGIC PARTNER

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)

EXCLUSIVE RESEARCH PARTNER

Kuwait Finance House Research

REAL ESTATE PARTNER

King & Spalding

ASSOCIATE PARTNERS

Emirates NBD Group Finance Accreditation Agency Islamic Banking Intelligence Khalij Islamic

EXECUTIVE PARTNERS

Al Baraka
Azimut Portfoy Yonetimi A.S
DDCAP
FWU Group
IdealRatings
PWC

LANYARDS SPONSOR

World Vest Base

LUNCHEON SPONSOR

BMD Securities

LEAD MEDIA PARTNER

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STRATEGIC MEDIA PARTNERS

Business Islamica Capital Business

MEDIA PARTNERS

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