Agenda | EMPEA Executive Briefing


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Wednesday, 9 September 2015  |  Wyndham Grand Istanbul Levent | Istanbul 


Registration: Coffee, tea & soft drinks served


Welcome Remarks: EMPEA & Globalturk Capital



Turkey’s recent strategic business moves with the United States, Europe and the emerging markets

-Ömer Cihad Vardan, Chairman of the Board, DEİK (Foreign Economic Relations Board)



Data Presentation

Turkey’s Private Capital Landscape: Investor sentiment and trends shaping the market

        –      Randy Mitchell, Vice President, Strategic Engagement, EMPEA


Keynote Speech

Turkey’s growth prospects going forward

Mehmet Şimşek, Minister of Finance, Turkey


Panel Discussion

  •   Private equity investors’ views for investing in Turkey post-elections and in neighboring emerging markets
  •   Improving local fundraising opportunities
  •   The investment & exit environment
    –      Barış Gen, Regional Lead, Private Equity Funds, IFC
    –      Mehmet Ilkin, Senior Banker, EBRD
    –      Anthony Stalker, Partner & CIO, ADM Capital
    –      Ahmet Tataroğlu, Managing Director, NBK Capital Partners
    –      Bert van der Vaart, Co-Founder & CEO, SEAF
    –      Selcuk Yorgancıoğlu, Partner, The Abraaj Group
    –      Moderated by Barış Öney, Founder & Managing Partner, Globalturk Capital

Case Study

Driving Turkish Growth through Entrepreneurship: Hear from one of the most successful venture entrepreneurs on growing his business into a leading online food delivery services company

        –      Nevzat Aydın, Founder & CEO,

19:40 -21:00

Networking Reception: Cocktails, soft drinks & passed hors d’oeuvres served