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Event Overview

Now in its 7th edition, Project Finance and Euromoney Seminars’ Turkey Energy and Infrastructure Finance Conference is the most prestigious event with in-depth coverage of the country’s investments in these sectors.


Topics to be explored in 2014 will include assessing Turkish-international financing relationships, the role of Islamic Finance, taking a closer look at project bond deals such as Mersin, and examining the big tickets like the Bosphorus bridge, the 3rd Istanbul airport and hospital PPPs like Bakirkoy and Uskudar.  

This event regularly features market-making professionals, covering all areas of the Turkish energy and infrastructure finance industry, and welcomed key figures last year including:

  • Project finance bankers and lawyers as well as ECAs from Garanti, White & Case, K-Exim, SMBC, Mayer Brown, Isbank, Guner Law, SACE, UniCredit, TSKB, ICIEC and Akbank
  • Finance Directors and Chief Financial Officers from leading project sponsors such as Nurol, SOCAR, Akfen, IC Holding, Limak, Global Yatirim, TAQA, and Dia
  • Regulators and multilateral institutions such as the EBRD, the Energy Market Regulation Authority, the EIB, the Privatisation Administration and the IFC

Confirmed speakers for 2014 already include:

Cenk Arson, Chief Executive Officer, Limak Investments
Cüneyt Uygun, Chief Financial Officer, Aksa Energy
Kadri Samsunlu, Chief Financial Officer, Akfen Holding
Jason Kerr, Partner, White & Case
Mehmet Acarla, General Manager, Borusan EnBW
Şule Kılıç, Managing Director, Head of Financial Advisory Turkey, UniCredit
Peter Ahlbrecht, Head of Department Project Finance, Euler Hermes
Hüseyin Arslan, Chairman of the Board, YDA
Edward Knight, Energy Leader, Arup Turkey
Lemi Leba, Finance Director, Dia Holding
Zeynep Çakmak, Partner, Çakmak Avukatlık Bürosu
Begüm Durukan Ozaydin, Partner, Birsel Law Offices
Shigeto Hashiyama, Chief Representative, JBIC Paris 
Raymond Ellis, Vice President, Global Business Development, US Export-Import Bank
Massimo d’Eufemia, Group Representative Turkey, EIB
Güniz Gökçe, Partner, Akol Avukatlık Bürosu
Ozlenen Aydin, Head of Finance, Enerjisa
Aslı Başgöz, Partner, White & Case
Tolga Çetin, Vice President, Project Finance Department, Akbank
Kerim Kemahli, Chief Financial Officer, Nurol Holding
Meltem Gülsoy, Head of Project Finance Department, TSKB
Ian Twinn, Head of Portfolio, Infrastructure & Natural Resources EMENA, IFC
Arif Ozozan, Board member and CEO, Gama Enerji
Mustafa Begun, Head of Investment Banking Department, Kuwait Turkish Participation Bank
Ismail Kazanc, Chief Financial Officer, Torunlar Group
Asaf Savaş Akat, Professor, Department of Economics, Istanbul Bilgi University
Aygin Yayikoglu, Managing Partner, Crescent Capital
Ece Guner, Partner, Guner Law
Ayse Nilufer Turkcu, Senior Associate, Birsel Law Office
Huseyin Ozhan, Principal Banker, Transportation, EBRD
Birkan Ozen, Finance Coordinator, IC Holding

 For registrations or marketing opportunities: Vickie Shoesmith +44 (0)20 7779 8514  

To discuss speaking opportunities: Rebecca Romer +44 (0)207 779 8697

For sponsorship opportunities: Catherine Alderson +44 (0)207 779 8873