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Date: 14th September 2016 Venue: Borsa Istanbul

Turkey is another upcoming market for Islamic finance and one which many players have long had their eyes on. With a strong commitment from the Turkish authorities, the industry continues to flourish and IFN Turkey remains one of our strongest and longest-running events.

As the country steps up its Shariah compliant activities, new players, new regulations and new issuances make for a vibrant market driven by growing investor interest both domestic and international.

With exceptional support from the Turkish regulators making this a truly progressive event, IFN Turkey returns to the excellent facilities of Borsa Istanbul for its 2016 incarnation.

 

Agenda

08:00 - 09:00
Registration
 
09:00 - 09:15
Welcome Remarks and Introduction of Motion:
Can Participation Finance Play a Meaningful Role in Achieving Vision 2023?
 
09:15 - 09:30
Keynote Address
Himmet Karadag  Chairman, Borsa Istanbul
 
09:30 - 10:15
Innovation as the Key to Turkey’s Participation Finance Growth
As the global financial system adopts technological and product innovation to overcome disruptions set by fintech companies, how is participation finance adjusting to embrace this trend? We ask banking, fund management and debt capital markets luminaries to discuss innovation in each of these sectors.
Moderator: Sera Somay — Partner, Paksoy
Panelists: Ali Tuglu — Assistant General Manager, Albaraka Turk
Emre Besli — P
artner and Risk Advisory Leader, EY Turkey
Luis Maldonado — Professor, IE Business School, Spain
Tayfun Ozkan  CEO, KT Asset Management 
 
10:15 - 10:50
In Conversation with Turkish Regulators
Moderator: Lauren McAughtry  Group Managing Editor, REDmoney Group
Panelists: Ahmet Bicer — Executive Director, Head of Banking and Financial Institutions Department, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey
Aysegul Eksit 
— Executive Vice-Chair, Capital Markets Board of Turkey
Raci Kaya — Deputy Undersecretary, Undersecretariat of Turkish Treasury
 
10:50 - 11:20
Coffee Break
 
11:20 - 11:50
Capital-Raising Roundtable: Bottlenecks, Strategies and Opportunities
Moderator: Hulusi Horozoglu — Assistant General Manager, Managing Director, Head of Wholesale Banking, HSBC Turkey
Panelists: Ahmed Al Qassim — CEO, Emirates NBD Capital, the UAE
Rizwan Kanji — Partner, King & Spalding, the UAE
Sait 
Eryilmaz — Senior Associate, Yegin Ciftci Attorney Partnership 
Tanweer Bukhari — Former Head of Investment Banking Advisory, CIMB Middle East
 
11:50 - 12:10
An Audience with HSBC
Interviewer: Lauren McAughtry  Group Managing Editor, REDmoney Group
Interviewee: Mohammed Dawood — Managing Director, Global Sukuk Financing, HSBC
 
12:10 - 12:40
Getting Entrepreneurial Startups on Investors’ Radar
Moderator: Rachid Ouaich — Founder and Managing Director, Eethiq Advisors, Luxembourg
Panelists: Adem Yakisirer — Private Market Specialist, Borsa Istanbul
Cankut Durgun
 — Founding Partner, Aslanoba Capital
Kerim Ture — Founder, Modanisa

 
12:40 - 12:50
DDCap ETHOS Launch 
Henry Desch
— Senior Manager, Business Development, DDCAP, the UK
 
12:50 - 13:50
Can Participation Finance Play a Meaningful Role in Achieving Vision 2023?
It’s 2023, we ask participation finance luminaries where they see their respective businesses – what products are they offering? What has become obsolete?
What strategies were employed to get here and most importantly has the participation finance industry collectively contributed to Turkey’s development goals? Or was too much faith placed on the industry as a key enabler to Vision 2023?
Moderator: Jawad Ali  Managing Partner, Middle East Offices, King & Spalding, the UAE
Panelists: Dr Ahmet Suayb Gundogdu — Country Representative, Turkey, Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC)
Avsar R Sungurlu — General Manager, BPY Asset Management 
Fehmi Tutulmaz — Head of Financial Institutions and Investment Banking, Ziraat Participation Bank
Metin Tekeci 
Head/General Manager, Turkiye Finans, Bahrain
Dr Serdar Sumer — CEO and Board Member, Aktif Bank
 
13:50 - 15:00
Luncheon
 
15:00
End of Forum
 
15:00 - 17:30
The Turkey Dialogue
A high-level closed-door, invite-only, roundtable discussion comprising senior regulators and market leaders representing the participation finance industry in Turkey. A select group of international representatives will also be invited. This closed-door meeting will concentrate exclusively on Turkey’s bid to become a world-class financial center, with a focus on participation finance issues.
Moderator: Lauren McAughtry  Group Managing Editor, REDmoney Group
Panelists: Ahmet Bicer — Executive Director, Head of Banking and Financial Institutions Department, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey
Avsar R Sungurlu — General Manager , BPY Asset Management
Ayse Akkin — Managing Director, Debt Finance and Advisory, UNLU & Co
Eda Tanyel — Group Manager of Structured Finance, HSBC Turkey 
Eser Sagar
— Deputy Head of Corporate Finance Department, Capital Markets Board of Turkey
Hakan Audogan — EVP-Financial Cooordination and HR, Ziraat Participation Bank
Hakan Uzun — Executive Vice-President, Treasury, Turkiye Finans
Raci Kaya — Deputy Undersecretary, Turkish Treasury
Rizwan Kanji — Partner, King & Spalding, the UAE
Saleh Jelassi — Resident Representative, IDB Group, Country Gateway Office, Turkey
Selim Elhadef — Partner and Country Advisory Leader, EY Turkey
Sera Somay — Partner, Paksoy
Dr Serdar Sumer — CEO and Board Member, Aktif Bank
Tayfun Ozkan — CEO, KT Asset Management
Tanweer Bukhari — Former Head of the Investment Banking Advisory, CIMB Middle East
 

 

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IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

Borsa Istanbul

LEAD PARTNERS

King & Spalding 
Turkiye Finans Katilim Bankasi 

MULTILATERAL STRATEGIC PARTNER

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

ASSOCIATE PARTNER

Emirates NBD Group

AN AUDIENCE WITH IS SPONSORED BY

HSBC

EXECUTIVE PARTNERS

Al Baraka
DDCAP
Eethiq Advisors
IdealRatings
IE Business School

LUNCHEON SPONSOR

BMD Securities

LEAD MEDIA PARTNER

Islamic Finance news

INFORMATION PARTNER

Asia First

RESEARCH PARTNER

Oxford Business Group

OFFICIAL TURKISH MEDIA PARTNERS

Albayrak Medya
Derin Ekonomi
TVNET
Yeni Safak

MEDIA PARTNERS

Business Islamica
Capital Business
Ekoreel
The Business Year
Voices of Leaders