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08:00 – 09:00   Registration & Refreshment
09:00 – 09:05   Welcome
09:05 – 09:15
  Opening Address
Prof. Turalay Kenc - Member of the Board, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey
09:15 – 09:30   Introduction
Shamsun Anwar Hussain - Director Product Management, CIMB Islamic
09:30 – 10:15   Session One: Participation Finance Regulatory and Infrastructure Developments in Turkey
  Discussing key industry developments and lessons learnt in both local and international participation finance markets in a post-crisis environment
  Discussing local and regional market developments, including taxation, regulatory, and ratings issues – addressing inadequate tax regimes
  Addressing conflicting regional legislations
  Where does regulation go from here?
  Sukuk defaults and dispute resolutions
  Providing a proper legal framework for liquidity management and investment instruments
Ali Sanver - Senior Partner (Tax), Pekin & Pekin

Meliksah Utku - Assistant General Manager, Al-Baraka Turk Participation Bank
Umurcan Gago
- Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Christopher Aylward
- Managing Partner, Denton Wilde Sapte, Bahrain 
Shamsun Anwar Hussain - Director Product Management, CIMB Islamic

10:15 – 11:00   Session Two: Examining Market Trends, Challenges and Further Opportunities for Participation Finance Markets in Turkey
    Recognizing participation finance trends in Turkey, and capitalizing from opportunities in the Middle East and Europe
  Characteristics peculiar to the Turkey market
  Current growth of participation banking in Turkey
  Encouraging cross-boundary collaborations for growth and standardization
  Addressing imbalances between rapid growth and bank capability – are Turkey’s participation banks prepared for future growth of participation finance
  Creating a level playing field and increasing access to money markets and Sukuk
Noyan Turunc - Partner, Turunc
    Panelist: Ahmet Pecen - Senior Vice President, Fortis
M. Fatih Bulac
- Vice President and Head, International Financial Institutions, Turkiye Finans Participation Bank
Yavuz Yeter
- Vice President Investment Banking, Kuveyt Turk
11:00 – 11:30   Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:15   Session Three: Participation Products: What Can and Can’t be Done?
    Assessing the development of participation financial products in Turkey and the regional markets, including;
  Shariah compliant versus Shariah based
  Where does opportunity lie for participation finance investment products in Turkey?
  Developments and updates in existing products including;
  Takaful, re-Takaful & Bancatakaful
  Private equity
  Structured products
  Fund & wealth management
  The potential for further innovation – promoting diversification of products
  Standardization of products to increase cross-border acceptability
Sohail Jaffer- Partner, FWU Group
    Panelist: Sinan Akkaya - Inward Investment Consultant, UK Trade and Investment
Sezin Okkan
- Senior Partner (Capital Markets), Pekin & Pekin
Alper Nalbant
- Vice President Financial Institution, Aktifbank
Shahril Simon
- Head Group Asset Management, CIMB Islamic

12:15 – 12:30

  Luncheon Presentation
Shamsun Anwar Hussain - Director Product Management, CIMB Islamic

12:30 – 14:30


  Lunch & Friday Prayers
14:30 – 15:15   Session Four: Issuing & Investing in the Participation Financial Markets
    The development of participation issuance and investments in Turkey and EU, and its potential in a new business environment
  Identifying growth areas, market opportunities, potential investors and issuers
  Discovering sophisticated participation financial instruments sparking interest in Europe and the Middle East
  The market for participation retail products in Turkey and its’ regulatory constraints
  Discovering and adapting to changes in the issuing and investing market place
  Structuring and financing investment products to meet Turkey’s participation banking needs
  Easing bureaucratic process impeding foreign investment
Noyan Turunc - Partner, Turunc
    Panelist: Arda Akarsu - Manager, Turk Ekonomi Bankasi
Bertan Yordem
- Partner Corporate Finance, Daruma Corporate Finance
Sabri Ulus
- Vice President Treasury, Turkiye Finans
Fuat Tuac
- Counsel (Banking & Finance), Pekin & Pekin
15:15 – 16:00   Session Five: Round Table Discussion: Establishing and Accelerating Istanbul’s Growth as the Financial City of the Future by 2012
  Turkey’s credentials to become an international financial center
  Turkey as an participation finance bridge for Europe and the Middle East
  Secular views Vs. participation financing?
  Creating a level playing field for participation finance vis-a-vis conventional financing
  Identifying challenges and opportunities for local participation financial markets and banking to compete with conventional financial systems
Sohail Jaffer - Partner, FWU Group
    Panelist: Alper Nalbant - Vice President Financial Institution, Aktifbank
Arda Akarsu
- Manager, Turk Ekonomi Bankasi
Christopher Aylward
- Managing Partner, Denton Wilde Sapte, Bahrain 
Ali Sanver
- Senior Partner (Tax), Pekin & Pekin
16:00 16:15
  Closing Keynote Speech
Huseyin Erkan - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Istanbul Stock Exchange
16:15 – 17:00   Refreshments and Networking

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Speaker Profile

Osman Akyüz, who obtained his degree from the faculty of political sciences at Ankara University, began his career as a certified public accountant at the finance ministry in 1978. He worked with the Sezai Türkes - Fevzi Akkaya Group from 1983 till 1985, after which he was appointed the manager of financial and administrative affairs at Albaraka Türk.

He has also worked as a fund allocations manager (1991-94), assistant general manager (1994-95) and general manager (1996 - 2002). Osman has been an executive board member of Albaraka Türk since April 2002. He is also the secretary general of the Union of Turkish Participation Banks.