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Date: 14th September 2017 Venue: Crowne Plaza Istanbul Oryapark

Turkey's participation banking, finance and investment sectors have faced their challenges over the years. However, with invigorated governmental and regulatory support, including the growth of participation banking as part of key national transformation goals, Vision 2023, and a renewed appetite for Sukuk among issuers and investors, the sector could be set for a period of significant growth and innovation. With notable developments in the investment and portfolio management industries, including a potentially significant issuer and investor in the shape of the Turkiye Wealth Fund, opportunities for participation banking and investment in the Republic look exciting.



09:00 – 09:15 Welcome Remarks
09:15 – 09:30 Welcome Address
09:30 – 10:15 Participation Banking and Finance in Turkey: 2017 and Onwards
Turkey’s Vision 2023 has established a target for participation banking to achieve 15% of the banking sector. Will we see new banking players in the coming year? What role will the Turkiye Wealth Fund play? How will pension fund reforms affect the market? Where and how will participation banking evolve and play a role? We ask a distinguished panel for their views.
Moderator: Khalid Howladar — Managing Director and Founder, Acreditus
Panelists: Fehmi Tutulmaz — Head of Financial Institutions & Investment Banking, Ziraat Participation Bank
Salah Jelassi — 
Director Resident Representative, Islamic Development Bank Group Turkey Country Gateway Office
Serdar Sumer
Chief Executive Officer, Aktif Bank
10:15 – 10:30 Onstage Interview: Yusuf Kaya – Executive Vice-Chairman, Capital Markets Board of Turkey
10:30 – 11:05 The Evolution of Turkish Collective Investment Schemes and the Opportunities for Shariah Compliant Investment Options
The pension and portfolio management industry is undergoing structural change and reform. What will the 40% investment limit mean for smaller portfolio managers? What change will the auto-enrolment system bring? Will new regulation mean more Shariah compliant investment options for end-investors? Will private equity, real estate and Sukuk funds grow? What role will the Turkiye Wealth Fund play? We ask the industry’s elite.
Panelists: Avsar R. Sungurlu — Assistant General Manager, Albaraka Gayrimenkul Portfoy
Kagan Candan — 
Chief Executive Officer, Mukafat Portfoy
Murat Vanli — General Manager, QInvest Portfoy
Tayfun Ozkan
 — Chief Executive Officer, KT Portfoy
11:05 – 11:35 Coffee Break
11:35 – 12:10 The Race for Sukuk Issuance in Turkey
With regulatory amendments and a rebound in issuer sentiment, Sukuk could be entering a notable period of growth in Turkey. We predict the next phase of development for Sukuk by examining a range of possible issuance options and what's driving (or stalling) each of them: Sukuk by a conventional bank (although not currently permissible); Tier 1 regulatory; Sukuk by a state owned participation banking entity; issuance by a Municipality; corporate Sukuk, or a combination.
Moderator: Ayse AkkinManaging Director, Debt Capital Markets & Advisory, Unlu & Co
Panelists: Alex Roussos  Partner, Dentons
Gregory Man — Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
Nitish Bhojnagarwala — Vice-President - Senior Analyst, Financial Institutions Group, Moody’s Investors Service
Sadik Culcuoglu — Head of Capital Markets Advisory, Yapi Kredi Yatirim
Umut Emirler — Co-Founder, UP Capital & Strategy
12:10 – 12:45 Funding Infrastructure Requirements in Turkey: Opportunities for Participation Finance
We discuss public-private partnerships, project Sukuk and innovative financing structures as well as opportunities in active sectors such as power, energy, transport and renewables.
Moderator: Shibeer Ahmed — Partner, Winston & Strawn
Panelist: Devrim Baykent — Finance & Treasury Director, Calik Holding
Fatih Kazan — 
Financial Sector Specialist, Global Islamic Finance Development Center, World Bank Group
Grant GriffithsChairman, Institute of Risk Management Regional Group (Turkey)
Mete Yegin — Partner, Yegin Ciftci Attorney Partnership
Mine Keceli  Department Head, Project & Structured Finance, Corporate & Commercial Banking, ICBC Turkey
12:45 – 13:15 Preparing for the Future: Financial Technology in Turkey
What does the advancement of technology mean for financial institutions in Turkey? We analyse opportunities and threats as well as likely industry shifts and developments in product and delivery channels
Panelist: Barbaros Ozbugutu — Founder and CEO, iyzico
Cigdem Ayozger — 
Founder, SRP Legal
Didem Altop — Managing Director, Endeavor Turkey
Leilya Shamel — 
Associate Director, Business Development, DDCAP Limited
13:15 – 14:30 Luncheon and Networking
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.







Borsa Istanbul


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


Centre for Excellence in Islamic Finance (CEIF), IBA
The RFI Foundation


Clifford Chance
Norton Rose Fulbright
Winston & Strawn




Islamic Finance news
IFN Corporate
IFN Education


Oxford Business Group


Amanah Institute of Islamic Finance and Economics (Amanah IIFE)
Business Islamica
Capital Business
China Go Abroad
Executive Women
Morocco World News
The Business Year
Voices of Leaders





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