28 Apr 2017
INVEST IN TURKEY FORUM
he 5th Annual Invest in Turkey Forum took place with great success at the Conrad St. James Hotel in London. With over 90 high industry professionals registered, our 2017 event built upon the success of our 2016 forum and provided a platform for discussing the future potential of Turkey’s investment ambitions.
EEL Events thanks its participants, guest speakers and supporting partners for joining the event. This year as well we have been very fortunate to have on board great line up of sponsors including: Isbank, Otoyol A.S., Erdem&Erdem Law Office, BTY, Gün + Partners, Taxture Global Tax Advice and we give special thanks to them for sharing expertise in their respective fields.
The conference chairman welcoming remarks were made by Leland Rice (The Business Year, Official Event Partner) who invited the honorary guest, Turkish Ambassador H.E. Abdurrahman Bilgiç. to open the conference with insights into the current investment climate; following ISPAT (Mr Necmettin Kaymaz) detailed presentation on “Why to invest in Turkey?” The morning session was concluded with “Turkey – Why to invest? panel discussion with experts from Macquarie, SMBC, Erdem&Erdem Law Office, UK Export Finance and Global Investment Holding. Panellists, among the others, debated on how does Turkey compare with other countries from a risk return perspective, how has investor appetite changed in the past 10 years and why to invest in Turkey’s infrastructure projects.
After a well-deserved coffee and a chance to network with each other, the delegates took their seats for the next session on Financing & Developing PPP projects. Set of five speeches took place sharing some positive views about Turkey as a thriving and attractive PPP market for investors despite its challenges. These included: Financing PPP projects (Isbank), Gebze-Izmir case study (Otoyol A.S.), Risk in infrastructure (Moody’s Investor Service) as well as healthcare PPP cases studies from Turkey and Canada provided by YDA and BTY. The session was summarised by exciting debate on challenges for PPP in Turkey with speakers from EBRD, Siemens Bank, Gama Holding, BTY, YDA and Erdem & Erdem Law Office sharing their expertise.
Following the break, afternoon session allowed more detailed discussions on energy opportunities in Turkey. Panellists from Limak Energy, Gama Energy, Natixis, Gün + Partners and The Business Year discussed the growing role of smart technology in the sector, regulatory changes in renewable energy sector, existing project bankability issues. Some points were made about the role of TANAP/Southern Corridor project will play to boost competitiveness and economic activity, support regional trade and integration, and ensure energy security for both Turkey and Europe.
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Having been established in 1924, İş Bankası has been making significant contributions to the national economy by assisting in developing the banking system and providing financial resources for industrial investments. The Bank’s role as a milestone in the industrial and economic development of Turkey brought the Bank the chance to gain the trust and confidence of public.
İş Bankası is well positioned in the Turkish banking sector due to the diversity and size of its customer portfolio, its extensive relationships with prominent industrial institutions in Turkey and its widespread branch as well as correspondent network. This wide distribution network along with its experienced and devoted staff enables the Bank to be a major player in international trade and handle a sizeable portion of Turkey’s imports and exports.
Erdem & Erdem team has a breadth of experience and advises a diversified network of local and global clientele from different regions and cultures. The clients are increasingly seeking to engage in cross border investments and turning to Erdem & Erdem to manage their most complex and multilayered landmark projects with developing international business in a wide range of sectors, including private equity and greenfield investments, maritime transport and port development/management, infrastructure, energy and renewables, mining and metals, petrochemicals, real estate and construction, heavy industries, cement, retail, e-commerce, telecommunications, automotive supply and manufacturing industry.
Over the last 30 years, Erdem & Erdem has been involved in a large number of transactions representing equity investors, developers, sponsors, financial institutions, local and global corporations as well as individual entrepreneurs seeking to finance, restructure, develop, acquire, bid on or sell assets, both privately and under governmental entities through privatizations and Public-Private Partnership programs.
Taxture team has a wide experience in their respective areas of specialisations and provide a complimentary integrated service in complex areas requiring an in depth understanding of tax, legal, notarial and financial issues.
Taxture does not just advise. We provide a turn key service for the realisation of your projects from start to finish. We take responsibility for the whole process in turning your requirements into viable projects in the context of international corporate practice and specific conditions of local administration and jurisdiction. We lead the process from inception to close out working closely with our clients during planning and implementation.
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A British Chambers of Commerce Accredited Chamber that works in close cooperation within a strategic partnership with the Department for International Trade (formerly UK Trade & Investment) and other chambers in Turkey and the UK, BCCT delivers information, support and networking services to companies and organisations in both the UK and Turkey.
Active on a global scale, ISPAT operates with a network of local consultants based in countries such as Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Spain, the UAE, and the USA. ISPAT offers an extensive range of services to investors through a one-stop-shop approach, ensuring that they obtain optimal results from their investments in Turkey. ISPAT’s team of professionals can assist investors in a variety of languages, including Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.
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C.R.E.A.M. is a Think Tank and Learning Organization to promote and initiate PPP projects in all infrastructure areas as a sustainable regional development strategy. The knowledge network consists of 10 national own Public Private Partnership associations and over 200 PPP units worldwide. C.R.E.A.M. delivers different streams of services to its members by the EuroPPP and MasterPPPlan initiatives. Since 2015 C.R.E.A.M. is founding member of the ImPPPact initiative, which is implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) through PPP infrastructure projects. In addition C.R.E.A.M. is member of the SuRe® Standard Committee, which is the first global independent standard for sustainable and resilient infrastructure.
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