Trade by sea comprises 80% of Turkey’s foreign trade. There are 20 Turkish ports in operation and there remains ample opportunity for investment and development of Turkey's 8,000km coast. The conference will look at new Greenfield projects - including Galataport - as well as recent investments in existing ports. Experts will consider the instruments being used to finance these developments through the region’s most interesting case studies, such as the bond financing of Mersin port. As the government prepares for the second wave of privatisation of Turkish infrastructure, the conference will examine the sector from the shareholder’s perspective. Turkey's strategic positioning means it is poised to become not only a logistics, but also an energy hub. And with trade and export targets in the spotlight, this event will review how Turkey's logistics and trade sector can contribute to the region’s continued growth.

 

 

Day 1 - Wednesday 29th April 2015

08:30 Registration & Welcome Tea/Coffee

09:30 Opening Notes from Conference Chair
Steve Hanrahan, Port & Shipping Consultant

09:45 - Opening Address 
Metin Kalkavan, Chairman, Turkish Chamber of Shipping

KEYNOTE SESSION 1: THE CEO’S PERSPECTIVE – DRIVING GROWTH AND EXPANSION THROUGH TURKEY’S PORTS

10:10 - Investing in Turkey's Ports to Drive Economic and Trade Expansion
Keynote sessions to be delivered by:
Suha Gucsav
, CEO, Akfen Holding
Nichola Silveira
, CEO, DP World, Yarımca
Saygin Narin
, CEO, Global Liman Isletmeleri A.S
Ozgur Kalelioglu
, Vice President, Port and Terminal Services Group, Arkas Holding

11:30 - Tea/Coffee Break

SESSION 2: TRADE AND ECONOMIC OUTLOOK IMPACTING COMMERCIAL PLANNING

12:00 – The Correlation between Different Parameters affecting the Turkish Ports Sector

Firat Yemeniciler, Board and Executive Committee Member, Polisan Holding

12:25 - An Analysis of Turkey’s Ports Sector and the Role of the Operator

  • Role of private sector in Turkey, international versus local terminal operators

John Fossey, Maritime Transport Consultant, Moffatt Nichol

12:50 - Fulfiling Turkey’s Potential as an Energy Hub through its Ports

  • Threats, risks and recommendations

Bulend Temur, President, Maritime Federation

13:15 - Lunch

14:15 - Opening Notes from Conference Chair 
Steve HanrahanPort & Shipping Consultant

14:25 – Case Study: Economic and Trade Exchange between Turkey and France

  • A review of the existing gateways
  • How to access the French market

Sébastien Latz, CEO, Med Europe

14:50 - Global Trends in Port Deals

  • Global trade flows drive the fund flows and, therefore, the deals and valuations
  • Analysing the deal flows is a proxy to the trade and its trends, and an important aspect to understand the present and future potential of the sector especially in and around Turkey
  • The investors' perspective on the global trade flows and the impact on the project finance deals, mergers and acquisitions in the ports sector

Nripesh Kumar, Assistant Director – Corporate Finance, PwC

15:15 - How Vision 2023 Will Transform Turkey‘s Infrastructure and Logistics Sector

  • Driving trade and economic development through Turkey’s ports and logistics sector

Mustafa Satici, Member of the Board, TIM (Turkish Exporters Assembly)

15:40 – Tea/Coffee Break

SESSION 3: PPP AND PRIVATISATION IN TURKEY – FINANCING FUTURE INFRASTRUCTURE

16:15 – The Role of PPP in Port Developments
Victor Timmermans, Senior Manager, MTBS

16:45 – Panel Session: Mutual Impact of Port Privatization on Stakeholders and Ports  
Moderated by: Ozgur Durmacalis, Consultant

17:30 – Q&A, Summary Notes and Close of Day 1 followed by Networking Reception until 19:00

 

Day 2 - Thursday 30th April 2015

09:00 – Registration and Welcome Tea/Coffee

09:45 - Opening Notes from Conference Chair
John Fossey, Maritime Transport Consultant, Moffatt & Nichol

10:00 – Keynote Address
Özkan Poyraz, Deputy Undersecretary, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications

SESSION 4: THE ROLE OF INVESTMENT IN TURKEY’S PORTS AND TERMINALS DEVELOPMENTS

10:30 - The Lifecycle of Investing in a Port Project

  • Dealing with volatile markets
  • Volatility in world trade impacting port sector
  • Volatility in maritime trade impacting port sector
  • Dealing with this volatility by flexible port management

William Demoor, Advisor to President, Antwerp Port Authority

11:00 - A Review of the Port Investment Environment in Turkey

  • M&A market at a glance
  • Role of privatisations
  • Opportunities and challenges for investors

Oytun Ozer, Director, Raiffeisen Investment Turkey

11:30 - Tea/Coffee Break

12:00 - Developments in the Turkish Project Finance Market and Financing Port Projects in Turkey
Levent Kirazoglu, Project and Acquisition Finance, Manager, Garanti Bank

12:30 – Mechanisms for Investment – A Panel Forum
Moderated by: Şule Topçu Kılıç, Deputy Country Director, Turkey, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Panelists include session speakers and:-
Huseyin Sipahioglu, Consultant

13:00 – Lunch

14:00 - Opening Notes from Conference Chair 
John Fossey, Maritime Transport Consultant, Moffatt & Nichol

14:10 - Experiences in Port Financing – Case Study: Mersin International Port Bond Issue

  • A review of different opportunities (i.e. equity, sub debt, mezz etc.)

Huseyin Ozhan, Senior Banker – Transportation, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

SESSION 5: EQUIPMENT, TECHNOLOGY AND AUTOMATION IN TURKEY: OUTLOOK INTO THE FUTURE

14:40 - Shore Connection: Technology Development and Key Success Factors
Matthieu Nadaud, Shore Connection Business Development Director, Schneider Electric

15:10 - Top-10 Technologies to Increase Efficiency of a Container Terminal and Mixed Cargo Facility using a TOS
Case studies

Dan Pershin, Head of Marketing Department, Solvo LLC

15:40 - Closing Notes followed by Tea/Coffee

 

Prices:

- 1095 Euro

10% discount for 2 or more delegates from the same company (when booked at the same time).

Registration is closed.

 

 

Venue
British Consulate-General Istanbul Pera House 

Address: British Consulate-General Pera House
Mesrutiyet Cad. No 34, Tepebasi, Beyoglu, 34435
(Corner of Tarlabasi Caddesi and Basir Fuat Sk)

Map of Venue:http://goo.gl/fTVFa7
Tel: +90 212 334 6432

 

Accommodation near Pera House:

Rixos Pera
Address: Kamerhatun Borough, Mesrutiyet Avenue, No.44 Beyoglu, Istanbul

Rooms subject to availability – 27th April to 1st May 2015 
Deluxe Golden Horn view Room Single/Double: 160.-EURO
Tax and breakfast included.
http://peraistanbul.rixos.com/location/detail/location/107/111/0
Please book as soon as possible as rooms are subject to availability.

Alternative Accommodation:
https://www.HotelMap.com/pro/MR5TU
http://www.agoda.com/taksim/maps/istanbul-tr.html

 

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