Program

2021

1. DAY

16 NOVEMBER 2021, TUESDAY

2. DAY

17 NOVEMBER 2021, WEDNESDAY

  09.05 – 10.10    Hall 1

 

Welcome Lectures

Lütfi Elvan

Lütfi Elvan

Republic of Turkey Ministry of Treasury and Finance, Minister

Ali Fuat Taşkesenlioğlu

Ali Fuat Taşkesenlioğlu

Capital Markets Board of Turkey, Chairman

Korkmaz Ergun

Korkmaz Ergun

Borsa İstanbul, CEO & Board MemberIstanbul Settlement and Custody Bank, Vice Chairperson

İbrahim H. Öztop

İbrahim H. Öztop

Turkish Capital Markets Association, Chairperson

Break

10.10 – 10.20

  10.20 – 11.20   Hall 1

(Panel language is English)

Main Speaker

James Rickards

James Rickards

Strategic Intelligence, Editor

  11.20 – 12.30    Hall 1

 

Panel 1: Ministry Representatives Discuss the Repercussions of Sustainable Development Goals on Turkey

• Green Deal Action Plan 2021 and Turkey’s sustainability vision, sustainable development policies and strategies
• Turkey’s sustainability roadmap within the framework of the European Green Deal
• Analysis of sustainable development goals within the framework of ministries’ objectives
• Investments in projects that contribute to sustainable development and shared value creation
• Financing sustainable development:
Green Bond Issuances and Financing of Sustainable Development
• Improving Turkey’s Access to International Finance for Green Transition
• Energy in green transition
• Industrialization and the transformation of the industry
• The role of budgeting and development in the Green Deal

Speaker

Mehmet Fatih Kacır

Mehmet Fatih Kacır

Republic of Turkey Ministry of Industry and Technology, Deputy Minister

Speaker

Mustafa Turan

Mustafa Turan

T.C. Hazine ve Maliye Bakanlığı Borçlanma Genel Müdürü

  12.30 – 12.50   Hall 1

 

Guest of Honor

Hakan Aran

Hakan Aran

İşbank, CEO

Lunch

12.50 – 13.30

  13.30 – 14.30    Hall 1

 

Panel 2: Success Stories in Green Bond Issues

• Which projects qualify as green/sustainable bonds with respect to international standards?
• What incentives should be offered for green finance products in Turkey?
• What are the ways to improve the attractiveness of sustainable finance instruments for investors?
• Examples of green bond and sustainable fund issuances from Turkey
• What can be done to increase Turkey’s share in international green finance?

Moderator

Seçil Sayın Kutluca

Seçil Sayın Kutluca

Capital Markets Board of Turkey, Senior Legal Expert

Speaker

Coşkun Kanberoğlu

Coşkun Kanberoğlu

Türkiye Sınai Kalkınma Bankası (TSKB), Advisor of Development Finance

Speaker

R. Ahmet ALBAYRAK, Ph.D.

R. Ahmet ALBAYRAK, Ph.D.

Kuveyt Turk Participation Bank Treasury and International Banking, Executive Vice President

Speaker

Seçil Kızılkaya Yıldız

Seçil Kızılkaya Yıldız

Development Investment Bank of Turkey, Executive Vice President

  13.30 – 14.30     Hall 2

 

Panel 3: Turkey’s New Participation Finance Strategy

• Participation Banks Association of Turkey 2021-2025 updated participation banking strategy document
• Plans regarding the financial architecture of the participation finance industry (actions in the economy reform package due 31.12.2021)
• Communication policy of the participation finance sector in the local and international arena
• Product, service and process models that will stand out in the new era in the participation finance sector
• Ecosystem expansion and governance in the participation finance sector

Moderator

Ali İhsan Güngör

Ali İhsan Güngör

Capital Markets Board of Turkey, Executive Vice Chairman

Speaker

Prof. Dr. Servet Bayındır

Prof. Dr. Servet Bayındır

Presidential Economic Policies Board, Member / İstanbul University, Center for Islamic Economics and Finance, Faculty Member

Speaker

Tarık Akın, Ph.D

Tarık Akın, Ph.D

Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, Finance Office, Head of Participation Finance Department

Speaker

Osman Akyüz

Osman Akyüz

Participation Banks Association of Turkey, Secretary General

Speaker

Levent Bilgin

Levent Bilgin

Borsa İstanbul, Index Director

  13.30 – 14.30    Hall 3

 

Panel 4: Use of Data in the Digital World

• “Data” as a service for institutions
• Security of financial data, verification of transactions.
• Artificial Intelligence applications in finance (machine learning etc.)
• New ways of trading in the digital world, algorithmic trading
• Digitization and data analytics, big data analytics

Honorary Guest Speaker

Mr. Philippe Vallee

Mr. Philippe Vallee

Thales Group, Digital Identity and Security, Executive Vice-President

Moderator

İbrahim Oral Emül

İbrahim Oral Emül

CSD of Turkey (MKK), Business Intelligence, Data Governance & Corporate Solutions Director

Speaker

Prof. Dr. Alp Üstündağ

Prof. Dr. Alp Üstündağ

ITU, Data Engineering & Business Analytics and Industrial Engineering, Department Chair / Astera Finance, Co-Founder & CEO

Speaker

 Assoc. Prof.  Murat Özbayoğlu

Assoc. Prof. Murat Özbayoğlu

TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Artificial Intelligence Engineering, Department Chair

Speaker

Abdullah Akgün

Abdullah Akgün

Borsa İstanbul, İş ve Ürün Geliştirme Direktörü

  13.30 – 14.30    Hall 4

 

Panel 5: Grab the Opportunity: Capital Markets For Your Startup

• What do Venture Capital Mutual Funds offer? Practices in the World and in Turkey
• The Past, Present and Future of Venture Capital Investment Trusts: How can They Accelerate the Transformation?
• What do Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) offer abroad?
• Borsa İstanbul Entrepreneurship Platform: Private Market

Moderator

Uğur Yaylaönü

Uğur Yaylaönü

Capital Markets Board of Turkey, Executive Vice Chairman

Speaker

Emrah Yücel

Emrah Yücel

İş Asset Management, Chief Investment Officer

Speaker

Mustafa Yıldız

Mustafa Yıldız

Borsa İstanbul, Business Development Directorate, Alternative Markets Service Manager

Speaker

Göktürk Işıkpınar

Göktürk Işıkpınar

Ak Asset Management, Assistant General Manager

Workshops 1

Innovative Sustainable Issuances

Workshops 2

The Post-Pandemic New Era Route: Transformed Macroeconomic Conditions and their Implications for BIST

Workshops 3

Behavioral Analysis Using Sentiment and Market Psychology

Break

14.30 – 14.40

  14.40 – 15.40    Hall 1

 

Panel 6: Green Finance for the Real Economy

• Sustainable finance approaches and real economy experiences
• Green loan programs of international development and financial institutions
• International green finance experiences of the real economy
• Next steps for wider availability of financing for environment-friendly projects

Moderator

Assoc. Prof. Nazlı Karamollaoğlu

Assoc. Prof. Nazlı Karamollaoğlu

MEF University, Department of Economics, Faculty Member / Turkish Enterprise and Business Confederation (TURKONFED), Economy Consultant

Speaker

Elif Yener

Elif Yener

Zorlu Energy , General Manager of Financial Affairs

Speaker

Özkan Çimen

Özkan Çimen

Arçelik, Finance and Corporate Risk Director

Speaker

Seçil Kızılkaya Yıldız

Seçil Kızılkaya Yıldız

Development Investment Bank of Turkey, Executive Vice President

Speaker

Taliye Yeşilürdü

Taliye Yeşilürdü

Turkish Capital Markets Association, Independent Board Member

  14.40 – 15.40    Hall 2

 

Panel 7: Looking at the Covid-19 Crisis from Economists’ Perspective

• How do we define the COVID-19 crisis?
• Is this crisis different? Comparison with other crises
• The risks of deindustrialization in times of crises

Moderator

Prof. Sinan Alçın

Prof. Sinan Alçın

İstanbul Kültür University, Vice Rector

Speaker

Hakkı Karataş Ph.D.

Hakkı Karataş Ph.D.

Foreign Economic Relations Board, Chief Economist

Speaker

Prof. Erkan Erdil

Prof. Erkan Erdil

Middle East Technical University (METU), Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Faculty Member

Speaker

Prof. Kamil Yılmaz

Prof. Kamil Yılmaz

Koç University, College of Administrative Sciences and Economics, Department of Economics, Faculty Member

Speaker

Prof. Aykut Kibritçioğlu

Prof. Aykut Kibritçioğlu

Turkish-German University, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Department of Economics, Faculty Member

  14.40 – 15.40    Hall 3

 

Panel 8: Digital Transformation and Legal Issues

• Competition law in the digital markets
• Integration of artificial intelligence into regulations
• Benefits of the EU Payment Systems Directive
• Information ethics, privacy and data security
• Legal nature of smart contracts and their impact on the financial sector
• European data protection law
• The implications of digital signature and the European Union eIDAS regulation
• Transformational innovations in financial technology law

Moderator

Çiğdem Ayözger Öngün , Atty.

Çiğdem Ayözger Öngün , Atty.

SRP-Legal, Founder and Managing Partner

Speaker

Çiçek ERSOY, Ph.D.

Çiçek ERSOY, Ph.D.

İstanbul Technical University (ITU), Faculty of Management, Faculty Member

Speaker

Bilgesu Demirel, Atty.

Bilgesu Demirel, Atty.

Özay Law Firm / Üsküdar University, Lecturer

Speaker

Mete Tevetoğlu Ph.D.

Mete Tevetoğlu Ph.D.

Maltepe University Faculty Member

Speaker

Osman Gazi Güçlütürk

Osman Gazi Güçlütürk

Kırklareli University, Faculty of Law, Lecturer

  14.40 – 15.40    Hall 4

 

Panel 9: Individual and Institutional Structures in the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

• Venture Capital Entrepreneurs and Angel Investors
• What do Incubators, Accelerators and Technoparks Offer?
• Project and R&D incentives available from EU Funds, Small and Medium Industry Development Organization (KOSGEB), Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) and Development Agencies

Moderator

Hakan Erten

Hakan Erten

Nova Nora Consulting, Founder

Speaker

Yasin Erol

Yasin Erol

İstanbul Teknokent Entertech, General Manager

Speaker

Orhan Tanışman

Orhan Tanışman

Yıldız Technical University Technopark, General Manager

Speaker

Elif Koşok

Elif Koşok

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, Technology and Innovation Grant Programs, Venture Capital Funding Group Executive Board Coordinator

Speaker

Mustafa Keçeli

Mustafa Keçeli

Albaraka Portföy Yönetimi, Venture Capital Department, Asset Manager

Workshops 4

Gender Equality in Employment: Ongoing Issues and Sustainable Solutions

Workshops 5

Market Abuse Communiqué (VI-104.1) and Principles for Administrative Fines

Workshops 6

Robotic Transactions

Workshops 7

Reflecting on Accessibility

Break

15.40 – 15.50

  15.50 – 16.50    Hall 1

 

Panel 10: Monitoring the Transition to a Climate-Friendly and Low-Carbon Economy

• Global environmental problems and combating climate change
• Public authorities’ actions/plans to promote the green transition/low carbon economy. European Green Deal
• Financial solutions to combat global climate change: carbon emission markets, carbon border tax
• Carbon markets in Turkey and partnership for market readiness

Honorary Guest Speaker

İsmail Gülle

İsmail Gülle

Turkish Exporters Assembly, Chairman

Moderator

Eray Akdağ

Eray Akdağ

Corporate Governance Association of Turkey (TKYD), Substitute Board Member / Borusan Holding, Public Policy and Corporate Relations Director

Speaker

Erhan Çalışkan

Erhan Çalışkan

Development and Investment Bank of Turkey, Head of Sustainability and Environmental Social Impact Management

Speaker

Kerem Aksoy

Kerem Aksoy

Borsa İstanbul, Product Development Departmant Manager

Speaker

Şirin Soysal, SMMM, ACCA

Şirin Soysal, SMMM, ACCA

KPMG Turkey Audit and Assurance, Sustainability Services, Partner

Speaker

Orhan Solak

Orhan Solak

Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, Directorate General of Environmental Management, Head of Climate Change and Adaptation Department

  15.50 – 16.50   Hall 2

 

Panel 11: Post-Pandemic Macroeconomic Outlook

• The impact of quantitative easing policies
• The ramifications of increased global indebtedness
• Repercussions of the policy responses on long-term income distribution, production, and prices
• Normalization in the aftermath of surged asset prices

Honorary Guest Speaker

Prof. Feyzullah Yetgin

Prof. Feyzullah Yetgin

JCR Eurasia Rating, General Manager

Moderator

M. Selim Yazıcı

M. Selim Yazıcı

Turkish Capital Markets Association, Deputy Chairman / TEB Investment, CEO

Speaker

Ceyla Pazarbaşıoğlu

Ceyla Pazarbaşıoğlu

IMF, Strategy, Policy and Review Department (SPR), Director

Speaker

Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), Chief Economist

Speaker

Prof. Erhan Aslanoğlu

Prof. Erhan Aslanoğlu

Piri Reis University, Vice Rector

Speaker

Gizem Öztok Altınsaç

Gizem Öztok Altınsaç

Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD), Chief Economist

  15.50 – 16.50    Hall 3

 

Panel 12: The Present and Future of Borsa İstanbul Group’s Digital Transformation

• BiGA Digital Asset Transfer Platform Project
• Blockchain Based Payment System projects
• TEFAS, Vehicle Exchange, Real Estate Exchange, and Gold Transfer services
• e-Investor, e-GM, eBDS, e-Trade Repository, Bearer Shares Registry System, Public Disclosure Paltform – Digital transformation strategy

Moderator

Serdar Kuter

Serdar Kuter

A Para, News Manager

Speaker

Necdet Kardan

Necdet Kardan

Borsa İstanbul, Executive Vice President

Speaker

Özkan İlkay Kızıltoprak

Özkan İlkay Kızıltoprak

CSD of Turkey (MKK), Market Operations, Executive Vice President

Speaker

Taşkın Öker

Taşkın Öker

İstanbul Settlement and Custody Bank (Takasbank), Executive Vice President

  15.50 – 16.50    Hall 4

 

Panel 13: Next Generation Entrepreneurship Financing: Crowdfunding

• Development of Crowdfunding in the World
• The Future of Crowdfunding Platforms in Turkey
• What does the Crowdfunding Communiqué Bring?
• The Story of Firsts in Crowdfunding in Turkey

Moderator

Hulusi Berik

Hulusi Berik

Crowdfunding, Association President

Speaker

Erman Çete

Erman Çete

Capital Markets Board of Turkey, Head of Intermediary Activities Department

Speaker

Melek Demiray, Ph.D.

Melek Demiray, Ph.D.

Efonla Digital Audience Platform Inc., Executive Chairperson and CEO

Speaker

Sait Zekeriya Özgel

Sait Zekeriya Özgel

İstanbul Settlement and Custody Bank (Takasbank), Director of Payment and Transfer Services Department

Speaker

Zafer Mustafaoğlu

Zafer Mustafaoğlu

Halk Invest Securities, Corporate Finance and Consultancy Unit, Manager

Speaker

Serkan Ünsal

Serkan Ünsal

Startups Watch, Founder

Workshops 8

Women Employment: Current Overview and Outlook

Workshops 9

The Changing World of Mutual Funds

Workshops 10

New Generation Board of Directors System (e-BDS)

Break

16.50 – 17.00

  17.00 – 18.00     Hall 1

(Panel language is English)

Panel 14: Profitability versus Business Value: The Changing Paradigm from the Investors’ Perspective

• Why is financial information alone not sufficient to secure investor confidence in capital markets?
• Why do institutional investors use ESG metrics in their investment decisions today?
• ESG integration in valuation and investment decisions
• How does climate change affect valuation analysis?
• Can value-oriented integrated investment strategies deliver better returns?
• Sustainability for foreign and domestic institutional investors: expectations and trends

Honorary Guest Speaker

Paul Druckman

Paul Druckman

World Benchmarking Alliance, Chair of the WBA Supervisory Board / International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), Former (Founding) CEO / Accounting for Sustainability, Former Chairman

Moderator

Prof. Güler Aras

Prof. Güler Aras

Yıldız Technical University Center for Finance Governance and Sustainability (CFGS), Founding Director / Integrated Reporting Association Turkey (ERTA), Founding Chair

Speaker

Eduardo Garcia  Hidalgo, CFA

Eduardo Garcia Hidalgo, CFA

BBVA Asset Management, Global Chief Investment Officer

Speaker

Rose Easton

Rose Easton

Principals for Responsible Invetsment (PRI), Northern Europe, Middle East & Africa, Signatory Relations Director

Speakers

Speaker

Paul Andrews

Paul Andrews

CFA Institute, Managing Director

  17.00 – 18.00     Hall 2

 

Panel 15: NGOs as Drivers of Capital Markets

• Institutionalization
• Valuation from the standpoint of publicly held companies
• Internal systems, internal audit and risk management at companies

Moderator

Güray Karacar

Güray Karacar

Ethics and Reputation Society (TEİD), Board Member

Speaker

Tamer Saka Ph.D.

Tamer Saka Ph.D.

Corporate Governance Association of Turkey (TKYD), Chairman

Speaker

İlhami Koç

İlhami Koç

Association of Listed Companies’ Executives, Vice Chairperson

Speaker

Yaşar Bahçeci

Yaşar Bahçeci

The Turkish Association of Appraisers (TDUB), Chairperson

Speaker

Bülent Yurdalan

Bülent Yurdalan

The Institute of Internal Auditing (TİDE), Chairperson

  17.00 – 18.00    Hall 3

 

Panel 16: Digitalization Journey in Islamic Finance

• Present and future plans in the digitalization journey of Islamic banks
• How will the new regulations affect the financial industry? What are the needs and opportunities?
• How digital transformation threatens traditional banking? What will be the problems, obstacles and costs of the transformation?
• Relationship and cooperation models between banks and fintechs in the coming period
• What are the customer perceptions and expectations about digitalization products and services in Islamic finance?

Moderator

Sevcan Ekmen

Sevcan Ekmen

Participation Banks Association of Turkey (TKBB), Digital Strategy Manager

Speaker

Mehmet Bütün

Mehmet Bütün

Vakıf Katılım Participation Bank, CIO

Speaker

Mesut Ak

Mesut Ak

Türkiye Emlak Katılım Participation Bank, Director

Speaker

Mustafa Bezeklioğlu

Mustafa Bezeklioğlu

Türkiye Finans Katılım Participation Bank, CIO

Speaker

Mustafa Kürşad Çetin

Mustafa Kürşad Çetin

Ziraat Katılım Participation Bank, Head of Marketing Management Group

  17.00 – 18.00     Hall 4

 

Panel 17: Social Enterprises: Profit and Social Benefit in1

• Social enterprises in Turkey and abroad
• Integration of underprivileged individuals into the economy through social enterprises
• Social Investment Models and Entrepreneurial Philanthropy
• The Role of NGOs in Social Entrepreneurship

Moderator

Berrin Kuleli

Berrin Kuleli

Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey (KAGIDER), Vice Chair / Piramit Consulting, Founder

Speaker

Gonca Ongan Ph.D.

Gonca Ongan Ph.D.

Koç University, Social ImpactForum, Managing Director

Speaker

Mert Karslıoğlu

Mert Karslıoğlu

Ecording, Co-Founder

Speaker

Sadriye Görece

Sadriye Görece

BlindLook, Co-Founder

Speaker

Esra Odabaşı

Esra Odabaşı

ES Kariyer, Founder

Workshops 11

BIST Participation Indices / BIST Sustainability Index

Workshops 12

Investment Opportunities in International Markets

Workshops 13

CFA Introduction Program