24 - 25 November 2021
Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul

Platinum Sponsor

Standard Chartered

Gold Sponsor

Mashreqbank

Gold Sponsor

White & Case

Gold Sponsor

GKC Partners

Silver Sponsor

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Silver Sponsor

SMBC

Bronze Sponsor

Bezen & Partners

Bronze Sponsor

Fitch Ratings

Bronze Sponsor

Paksoy

Bronze Sponsor

PWC

Bronze Sponsor

UK Export Finance

Supporting Partner

British Chamber of Commerce in Turkey

Supporting Partner

Turkish-US Business Council

Supporting Partner

Turkish Institutional Investment Managers Association
50+
Expert Speakers
270+
Corporates, Issuers & Borrowers
200+
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Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Turkey

As Turkey's capital markets pilots its way out of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has never been a more important time to bring the market together, in-person, to network and share knowledge.

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Turkey is the only conference bringing together issuers, borrowers, investors and bankers to discuss the developments of local and international bond, syndicated loan and sukuk markets. It is the perfect platform to engage in real business deals, and to discuss the latest developments in Turkey's debt capital markets.

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Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Turkey 2021 Agenda

24th November 2021

09:05

Chairman’s opening remarks

Speaker

Kasif Atun

Kasif Atun

Chief Executive Officer and Country Head, Global Banking, Turkey

Standard Chartered

Kasif Atun

Kasif Atun

Chief Executive Officer and Country Head, Global Banking, Turkey at Standard Chartered

Standard Chartered

Kasif Atun
Session ends: 09:15
09:15

Turkey beyond COVID: Growth prospects, inflation and geopolitics – is Turkey at the crossroads?

  • Turkey growth outlook: is the recovery on track? Growth drivers and quality of growth in focus.
  • Global rates policy vs. CBT rates policy: how to reconcile the impossible trinity of inflation, capital flows and FX?
  • Current account deficits, and national debt: Managing public debt with growth and inflation
  • Are we likely to see risk premia increase in Turkey or moderate? How are local and global politics likely to impact Turkey’s economy and financial markets?

Moderator

Philippe Dauba-Pantanacce

Philippe Dauba-Pantanacce

Senior Economist, Global Geopolitical Strategist

Standard Chartered

Philippe Dauba-Pantanacce

Philippe Dauba-Pantanacce

Senior Economist, Global Geopolitical Strategist at Standard Chartered

Based in London, Philippe is responsible for global geopolitical economic analysis, assessing global risks and their economic implications. After eight years covering the Middle East, he is leveraging his expertise in regional geopolitics to inform his global coverage. Philippe is in regular contact with policy makers and multilateral institutions. He participates in think-tank projects and regularly comments in global media. Before joining the Bank in 2007, Philippe worked for HSBC Asset Management in Paris and New-York, for the French embassy in Washington D.C. and in the US Congress.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s in Business from the University of Paris (Dauphine). He also holds Master’s degrees in International Relations from Sciences-Po (Paris) and the School of International Affairs at Columbia University.

Standard Chartered

Philippe Dauba-Pantanacce

Speakers

Osman Cevdet Akcay

Osman Cevdet Akcay

Osman Cevdet Akcay

Economist at Independent

Osman Cevdet Akçay served as the Chief Economist at Koç Financial Services and Yapi Kredi until May 2018. He completed his secondary and high school education at Istanbul American Robert College High School. He received his B.A. in economics from Boğaziçi University, İstanbul, and his M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Graduate School and University Center at City University of New York. He served at Boğaziçi University as Assistant Professor and as Associate Professor between 1992 and 2001, and was a full-time faculty member at Koç University from 2001 till September 2009. He started as an economist at Koç Yatırım (Investment Bank) in 1998 and became the Chief Economist for Koçbank and Koç Yatırım in 2000. Following the Koçbank-Yapi Kredi merger in 2006, he served as the Chief Economist at Yapi Kredi as well as the umbrella company Koç Financial Services. His research and publication areas mainly include exchange rate determination, debt dynamics, and disinflation with specific emphasis on the Turkish experience in these fields. He currently functions as a freelance economist providing consultancy mostly for foreign banks and their clients regarding their Turkey portfolios as well as for certain state institutions, including the Ministry of Finance and Treasury shortly in 2018.

Independent

Hans Anand Beck

Hans Anand Beck

Lead Economist and Program Leader

World Bank

Hans Anand Beck

Hans Anand Beck

Lead Economist and Program Leader at World Bank

World Bank

Serhat Gurleyen

Serhat Gurleyen

Serhat Gurleyen

Research Director at Is Investment

  • Director of research in Is Investment for 20 years.
  • Responsible for macro strategy and portfolio allocation for institutional investors and high net worth individuals.
  • Prepares a weekly column for daily Dunya for the last 15 years

Is Investment

Abdullah Kunt

Abdullah Kunt

Deputy General Manager, Head of Portfolio Management

Azimut Portfoy

Abdullah Kunt

Abdullah Kunt

Deputy General Manager, Head of Portfolio Management at Azimut Portfoy

Azimut Portfoy

Erich Arispe

Erich Arispe

Senior Director, Sovereigns

Fitch Ratings

Erich Arispe

Erich Arispe

Senior Director, Sovereigns at Fitch Ratings

Erich Arispe is a senior director in Fitch Ratings’ sovereigns group. He is

responsible for analysis and ratings of sovereigns in Emerging Europe.

Previously, Erich was part of Fitch’s team covering Latin America and

Caribbean sovereigns.

Prior to joining Fitch in 2007, Erich was an analyst at American International

Group (AIG) where he covered Latin American sovereigns. He also worked in

macroeconomic and political risk at Zurich Emerging Market Solutions in

Washington DC.

Erich earned a BA in political science and economics from American

University and an MA in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins School of

Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He is a fluent Spanish and Portuguese

speaker.

Fitch Ratings

Erich Arispe

Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary, and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective, and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence.

Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of credit market data, analytical tools and risk services; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst.

For additional information, please visit fitchratings.com.

LinkedIn Page: www.linkedin.com/company/fitch-ratings

10:15

Funding through COVID and beyond: How are Turkey’s corporates financing themselves as the country re-emerges out of the pandemic?

  • Bonds vs. loans, offshore vs. onshore, USD vs. EUR vs. TRL, fixed-rate vs. floating-rate/RFR: Which markets have appetite for funding to Turkish corporates and through which instruments? What are the trending preferences to optimize the cost of funding?
  • CAPEX vs. refinancing: What are Turkish corporates’ expectations for potential funding requirements to increase capacity? Are refinancings looking more appealing compared to additional leverage?
  • How can corporates effectively diversify their funding base to navigate risk and access international capital? Are green bonds / sustainability-linked loans a solution?

Moderator

Ateş Turnaoğlu

Ateş Turnaoğlu

Ateş Turnaoğlu

Partner at GKC Partners

GKC Partners

Ateş Turnaoğlu

Speakers

Teymur Abasguliyev

Teymur Abasguliyev

Teymur Abasguliyev

Chief Financial Officer at Socar Turkey Enerji

Socar Turkey Enerji

Görkem Elverici

Görkem Elverici

Chief Executive Officer

Sisecam

Görkem Elverici

Görkem Elverici

Chief Executive Officer at Sisecam

After graduating from TED Ankara College in 1992, Görkem Elverici completed his undergraduate studies in the Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering at Middle East Technical University in 1996. He went on to obtain his MBA from Bilkent University in 1998. In 2015, Elverici completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He is currently working on his Ph.D. dissertation in Banking-Finance at Kadir Has University. He began his professional career at İşbank in 1998. Throughout his career, Elverici served in various middle and senior management positions at İşbank, HSBC Turkey, Deloitte Consulting, and Accenture Consulting. Elverici joined Şişecam on March 01, 2013, as the Financial Affairs Director of the Flat Glass Group. He served as Şişecam's Chief Financial Officer from May 2014 to July 2021 and was appointed as Şişecam CEO as of July 1, 2021.

Sisecam

Tommaso Ponsele

Tommaso Ponsele

Managing Director, Co-Head: CEEMEA Debt Capital Markets

Citi

Tommaso Ponsele

Tommaso Ponsele

Managing Director, Co-Head: CEEMEA Debt Capital Markets at Citi

Tommaso leads Citi’s DCM business for the Central Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa region (CEEMEA) and is a member of Citi’s DCM senior management team.

In this capacity Tommaso leads one of the industry’s top EM bond franchises: a team that structures and executes between 150-200 bond and private placements every year, raising in excess of US$125bn in debt capital financing for corporate, FI and sovereign borrowers from the region in 2021 alone.

Prior to his appointment in June 2021, Tommaso was responsible for Citi’s debt business in Turkey, South Africa & Sub-Saharan Africa and Israel – having previously focused on Russia/CEE and the Middle Eastern region.

Over the past 15+ years Tommaso has advised a broad range of corporates, financial institution and sovereigns borrowers in both the HY and IG markets in the implementation of their regular debt financing strategy, as well as for bespoke liability management and acquisition & project financing activity.

Citi

Tommaso Ponsele
Ebru Polat Ozhelvaci

Ebru Polat Ozhelvaci

Finance, Treasury, Investor Relations Director

Borusan Holding

Ebru Polat Ozhelvaci

Ebru Polat Ozhelvaci

Finance, Treasury, Investor Relations Director at Borusan Holding

  • Finance Director at Borusan Holding responsible from Treasury, Finance and Investor Relations since 2017
  • Started her career as an auditor at Coopers& Lybrand (PWC) in 1995
  • Started banking industry as a management trainee at Interbank and then joined HSBC, CIB Division in 1998 until 2008
  • Worked at Finansbank, Structured and Project Finance between 2008-2010
  • Joined Renault Finance Turkey/RCI Banque as Head of Treasury, Finance and Investor Relations in 2010
  • Graduate from American Collegiate Institute, Izmir and holds BSc in Economics from Middle East Technical University

Borusan Holding

Murat Şeker

Murat Şeker

Chief Financial Officer

Turkish Airlines

Murat Şeker

Murat Şeker

Chief Financial Officer at Turkish Airlines

Murat Şeker earned his undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from Marmara University in 2000, followed by a Master's Degree in Economics from Sabancı University in 2002. Then, he earned a PhD in Economics from University of Minnesota, USA in 2008. Dr. Şeker worked at the Financial and Private Sector Development Senior Vice Presidency of World Bank, USA as an analyst at Global Indicators Analysis department between 2008 - 2011, and as an economist at Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship department between 2011 - 2013.

Dr. Şeker returned to Turkey in 2013 and worked at Ziraat Bank as Senior Vice President of Financial Institutions and Investor Relations Department until 2016. During his tenure at Ziraat Bank, Dr. Şeker served as board members of Ziraat Investment, Ziraat Private Pension and Ziraat Insurance subsidiaries. In July 2016, Dr. Şeker was assigned as the Chief Financial Officer of Turkish Airlines and in March 2021, he was additionally appointed as a Member of the Board and the Executive Committee of Turkish Airlines. Dr. Şeker also serves as a Board Member of Sun Express.

Between 2015 and 2018, Dr. Şeker lectured as a part-time professor at Boğaziçi University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences and he received Associate Professorship title in October 2018.

Turkish Airlines

11:15

Coffee and Networking

12:00

Commercial banks, DFIs and ECAs: Who is driving Turkey’s syndicated loan market?

  • Who is lending in Turkey? At what price and on what terms?
  • Newcomers and late leavers: How has the make-up of underwriters changed through and post-COVID?
  • What are the strategies of ECAs and DFIs looking to grow their books in Turkey? Where do they see value in the market?
  • What is the impact of LIBOR transition to loan pricing? Which banks will be impacted?
  • Local capital for local projects: How are Turkey’s project sponsors and developers securing project finance loans in the current environment?

Moderator

Yeşim Bezen

Yeşim Bezen

Yeşim Bezen

Senior Partner at Bezen & Partners

Bezen & Partners

Yeşim Bezen

Speakers

Walid Amri

Walid Amri

Senior Director - Co-Head of Debt Origination

Mashreqbank

Walid Amri

Walid Amri

Senior Director - Co-Head of Debt Origination at Mashreqbank

Over 16 years of banking experience of which 3 years in Corporate Banking, 5 years in Project and Structured Finance and 8 years in Corporate Finance (Corporate Loans, Acquisition Finance, LBOs, Contracting Finance, Loan Repos, Loans to FIs) with a target market of MENA, South East Asia and Africa (FI). Walid is actively involved across the corporate finance spectrum (loan origination, structuring, execution and distribution), both on conventional and Islamic structures. He has joined Mashreq in 2004 after 3 years with Citibank Tunisia where he was involved in relationship management and then remedial management. Walid holds a BSc from ESCT (Ecole Superieure de Commerce) and a Masters in Sociology applied to Corporates.

Mashreq has provided banking and financial services to millions of customers and businesses since 1967.

They are one of UAE's leading financial institutions with a growing retail presence in the region including Egypt, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain. They focus on providing customers access to a wide range of innovative products and services.

Mashreqbank

Walid Amri

One of the UAE’s best performing banks for five decades, Mashreq is a leading financial institution with an expanding footprint across the Middle East. We have international offices in Europe, Asia, Africa and the US, and a strong presence in the financial capitals of the world.

As the oldest bank in the UAE, our journey can be traced back to humble beginnings in 1967, followed by periods of rapid growth and strategic expansion. Throughout our history, Mashreq has differentiated itself by pioneering new-to-market concepts and launching unique products and services.

Our innovative approach sets us truly apart, it also continues to win us numerous awards and accolades across all fields including digital banking, the most recent were: Middle East Best Digital Bank by Euromoney Regional Awards for Excellence, the Most Innovative Consumer/Corporate Digital Bank in the UAE and Best Bank in the UAE by World's Best Bank Awards by Global Finance, Most Innovative Bank in the Middle East by EMEA Finance and many others.

LinkedIn URL - https://www.linkedin.com/company/mashreq-corporate-and-investment-banking-group

Ozgur Kutay

Ozgur Kutay

Country Manager, Turkey, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia

UK Export Finance

Ozgur Kutay

Ozgur Kutay

Country Manager, Turkey, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia at UK Export Finance

Ozgur Kutay is the Country Manager for Turkey, Eastern Europe and Central Asia at UK Export Finance (UKEF). In this role, Ozgur manages the UKEF relationships for a number of project sponsors, contractors, governments and financial institutions in the region along with supporting UK exporters to win contracts backed by the UKEF financing offer.

Prior to this position, Kutay served in Citigroup for over two decades with a variety of responsibilities. His roles included running Citibank in Kuwait as the chief executive, managing credit and risk for a region including Turkey, Israel, Caucasus, Central Asia, and leading Citibank’s corporate, financial institutions, and public sector relationships for the same region.

UK Export Finance

Ozgur Kutay

UK Export Finance (UKEF) is the UK’s export credit agency. We support UK exporters, international project sponsors and buyers of UK goods and services. We also work with banks to provide flexible, innovative, and competitive financing solutions.

In 2020/21, we provided £12.3bn in support for UK exports to 77 countries and increased our capacity to support exports to over 100 foreign markets. UKEF can support exports for any size of company and across all sectors, from capital goods to services and intangibles such as intellectual property.

UKEF is delighted to have been voted ‘best export credit agency’ by Global Trade Review for 2020. This is a recognition of our innovative approach to supporting exporters, comprehensive product offering and substantial appetite to take on new business.

UKEF have an international network of export finance representatives in key markets around the world: Brazil, China, Columbia, East Africa, India, Indonesia, Middle East & Asia Pacific, Turkey and West Africa, with responsibility for developing commercial ties and matching UK businesses to local projects. This is alongside our network of Export Finance Managers based regionally across the UK, who are local points of contact for exporters and businesses with export potential.

To find out more on how UK Export Finance can support you, visits: www.great.gov.uk/get-finance/

LinkedIn
Twitter

Hasan Demirhan

Hasan Demirhan

Hasan Demirhan

Vice President, Banking at Black Sea Trade and Development Bank

Mr. Demirhan was appointed Vice President Banking of the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank for a period of four years. He took up his duties on July 17, 2018.

Mr. Demirhan is a Turkish national, born in 1964. He graduated from the Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences of the Hacettepe University in Ankara and holds an MBA degree in Banking Administration from the University of Exeter, United Kingdom and an PhD degree in Finance from Ankara University, Turkey.

Hasan Demirhan started his professional career in the banking sector in 1987 as Internal Auditor at Etibank in Ankara, Turkey. In 1997 he became General Manager at the Kalkinma Investment and Securities Company in Istanbul. Mr. Demirhan joined the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) in Jeddah in 1999 as Senior Internal Auditor and made his career at the Treasury Department to become Director of the Department in 2009, overseeing IsDB’s extensive funding, investment, financial management, and corresponding banking relationships. In 2016 he took the duties of Director for Financial Policies and Planning Analytics responsible for Bank’s strategic financial planning and financial policies development. Mr. Demirhan was a member of IsDB’s Committees on Assets and Liabilities, Investment, and Risk Management, and represented IsDB on the Supervisory Board of Bosna Bank International in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Hasan Demirhan speaks Turkish, English, and Arabic.

He is married and has three children.

Black Sea Trade and Development Bank

Emre Hatem

Emre Hatem

Director of Corporate Loans and Project Finance Restructuring Department

Garanti BBVA

Emre Hatem

Emre Hatem

Director of Corporate Loans and Project Finance Restructuring Department at Garanti BBVA

Emre Hatem works at Garanti BBVA as Director of Investment Banking and Finance. He has more than 20 years hands-on experience in project and structured finance, investment banking and restructurings.

He also leads the Sustainability Team of the bank and is the Board Member representing Garanti Bank at LYY Telekom. He is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Turkish Wind Energy Association (TÜREB).

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Boğaziçi University, along with a Master’s degree in Management from Marmara University and completed Columbia Business School Emerging Leader Development and Maine University Business Administration Programs.

Garanti BBVA

13:00

U.S. Sanctions Spotlight: Trends, risks and impact on Turkish debt finance

  • How do U.S. sanctions apply to Turkish companies?
  • What sanctions are in effect now and what can be expected in the near future?
  • How do sanctions apply in the context of syndicated loan agreements?

Speaker

Mac Fadlallah

Mac Fadlallah

Mac Fadlallah

Partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Mac Fadlallah
Session ends: 13:15
13:15

Networking lunch

14:45

How to access new pools of liquidity and diversify funding by issuing sukuk

  • USD vs. TRL: How are local and international sukuk markets comparing post-COVID?
  • Why have we not seen corporates tap the sukuk market? What can be done to encourage sukuk issuance?
  • How have recent FI and sovereign issuers been reducing their cost of funding?
  • How has ESG impacted the sukuk market? What developments can be expected?
  • What is the investor appetite for green and sustainable sukuk?

Moderator

Rizwan Kanji

Rizwan Kanji

Rizwan Kanji

Partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Rizwan Kanji’s practice focuses on debt capital markets, finance and securitizations using both conventional and Islamic finance structures.

He advises investment banks, financial institutions, multilateral development banks, sovereign states, insurance companies and multinational regional corporations on high-profile transactions across the Middle East, Turkey and Africa.

Widely considered one of the leading lawyers within Islamic finance, Rizwan has earned a reputation for advising on “first of its kind” transactions.

Global directories, Chambers and Partners have consecutively ranked Mr. Kanji as one of the world's leading Islamic finance and debt capital markets lawyers. Clients are highly impressed with his breadth of expertise, elaborating: "His problem-solving skills and pragmatic approach to transactions are invaluable” and “He has a lot of attention to detail and is very attentive to his clients.”

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Rizwan Kanji

Speakers

Ahmet Albayrak

Ahmet Albayrak

Executive Vice President

Kuveyt Turk

Ahmet Albayrak

Ahmet Albayrak

Executive Vice President at Kuveyt Turk

Kuveyt Turk

Aditya Kotibhaskar

Aditya Kotibhaskar

Senior Director, Head of Debt Capital Markets

Mashreqbank

Aditya Kotibhaskar

Aditya Kotibhaskar

Senior Director, Head of Debt Capital Markets at Mashreqbank

Aditya has responsibility for Mashreqbank’s debt capital markets activities. With over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, Aditya has led and worked across origination and execution platforms at Trussbridge, ADIB, Nomura, Lehman Brothers, E&Y and Arthur Andersen. He worked in London, Dubai and Mumbai. He has bookrun deals in excess of several billions of dollars of landmark financings, across the conventional and Islamic space, for governments, supra-nationals, corporates and financial institutions worldwide.

Aditya is a ranking Chartered Accountant from India and has a MBA from London Business School.

Mashreqbank

Aditya Kotibhaskar

One of the UAE’s best performing banks for five decades, Mashreq is a leading financial institution with an expanding footprint across the Middle East. We have international offices in Europe, Asia, Africa and the US, and a strong presence in the financial capitals of the world.

As the oldest bank in the UAE, our journey can be traced back to humble beginnings in 1967, followed by periods of rapid growth and strategic expansion. Throughout our history, Mashreq has differentiated itself by pioneering new-to-market concepts and launching unique products and services.

Our innovative approach sets us truly apart, it also continues to win us numerous awards and accolades across all fields including digital banking, the most recent were: Middle East Best Digital Bank by Euromoney Regional Awards for Excellence, the Most Innovative Consumer/Corporate Digital Bank in the UAE and Best Bank in the UAE by World's Best Bank Awards by Global Finance, Most Innovative Bank in the Middle East by EMEA Finance and many others.

LinkedIn URL - https://www.linkedin.com/company/mashreq-corporate-and-investment-banking-group

Işıl Gürbüz

Işıl Gürbüz

Head of Financial Institutions and Investor Relations

Dogan Investment Bank

Işıl Gürbüz

Işıl Gürbüz

Head of Financial Institutions and Investor Relations at Dogan Investment Bank

Dogan Investment Bank

15:30

How to successfully restructure and reschedule Turkish corporate debt

  • When does refinancing turn into restructuring? At what point should corporates readjust to successfully reschedule debt?
  • How are deals being structured to allow for more refinancing and debt roll-over in 2022?
  • Negotiating the process with lenders and advisors: What does the process look like to third parties and creditors? At what point should they be engaged?
  • What makes for a good restructuring? What lessons can be learned from successful transactions in the past 12 months?

Moderator

Mevlüt Akbaş

Mevlüt Akbaş

Mevlüt Akbaş

Partner at PWC

PWC

Mevlüt Akbaş

Speakers

Burcu Geriş

Burcu Geriş

Chief Financial Officer

TAV Airports Holding

Burcu Geriş

Burcu Geriş

Chief Financial Officer at TAV Airports Holding

TAV Airports Holding

Yalcin Eliguzeloglu

Yalcin Eliguzeloglu

Yalcin Eliguzeloglu

Head of PPP Investments, GAMA Holding at Board Member, Izmir & Kocaeli PPP Hospitals

Board Member, Izmir & Kocaeli PPP Hospitals

Erdal Coban

Erdal Coban

Chief Financial Officer

Erbakir

Erdal Coban

Erdal Coban

Chief Financial Officer at Erbakir

Erdal started his career in 1996 as an auditor at PwC. He is currently the CFO of Er-Bakır A.Ş. which is amongst the largest manufacturing corporations in Turkey. Prior to joining the firm in Fall 2019, he was the CFO of IC İçtaş İnşaat, a leading international contractor and infrastructure investor where he extensively practiced EPC and project finance for more than 5 years on various mega projects.

Previously, he worked as a country manager and business controller for almost 6 years at Duni AB, a leading European company listed on NASDAQ Stockholm. Before working at Duni AB, he was working as a financial reporting and accounting manager at Uzel Makina which was operating in the automotive industry and was listed on İstanbul Stock Exchange.

Erdal holds a BS degree in Economics and has a CPA/CFA license. In 2019, he was awarded by Fortune Turkey magazine as one of the top 50 CFO in Turkey.

Erbakir

25th November 2021

09:20

Chairman’s opening remarks

Speaker

Chiradeep Deb

Chiradeep Deb

Managing Director, Global Head of Investment Banking

Mashreqbank

Chiradeep Deb

Chiradeep Deb

Managing Director, Global Head of Investment Banking at Mashreqbank

Mashreqbank

Chiradeep Deb

One of the UAE’s best performing banks for five decades, Mashreq is a leading financial institution with an expanding footprint across the Middle East. We have international offices in Europe, Asia, Africa and the US, and a strong presence in the financial capitals of the world.

As the oldest bank in the UAE, our journey can be traced back to humble beginnings in 1967, followed by periods of rapid growth and strategic expansion. Throughout our history, Mashreq has differentiated itself by pioneering new-to-market concepts and launching unique products and services.

Our innovative approach sets us truly apart, it also continues to win us numerous awards and accolades across all fields including digital banking, the most recent were: Middle East Best Digital Bank by Euromoney Regional Awards for Excellence, the Most Innovative Consumer/Corporate Digital Bank in the UAE and Best Bank in the UAE by World's Best Bank Awards by Global Finance, Most Innovative Bank in the Middle East by EMEA Finance and many others.

LinkedIn URL - https://www.linkedin.com/company/mashreq-corporate-and-investment-banking-group

09:30

How are Turkish corporates and banks shifting into sustainability, and adopting ESG into their wider business strategies?

  • How are companies in industrial sectors preparing themselves for the transition towards ESG-compliance?
  • Green bonds, ESG-linked & sukuk: What can be learned from successful transactions in Turkey going forward?
  • Given the lack of sovereign benchmarking, how are Turkish corporates bridging the gap to meet international ESG standards?

Moderator

Alex Griffiths

Alex Griffiths

Managing Director, Head of Corporate Ratings, EMEA

Fitch Ratings

Alex Griffiths

Alex Griffiths

Managing Director, Head of Corporate Ratings, EMEA at Fitch Ratings

Alex joined Fitch in London in 2005 as a corporate analyst, and has held a number of different roles, most recently as Fitch’s Credit Policy Group with responsibility for monitoring the quality of global corporate ratings. He started at Fitch as an analyst specialising in Telecoms, Media and Technology, then became Head of Research for EMEA and Asia-Pacific. Between 2012 and 2016 he ran the EMEA Natural Resources team.

Prior to this, Alex spent eight years with Deloitte's audit practice, where he gained experience ranging from transaction services work to audit, IFRS transitions, expert witness assignments and sector research.

Alex read economics at St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge, and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Fitch Ratings

Alex Griffiths

Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary, and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective, and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence.

Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of credit market data, analytical tools and risk services; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst.

For additional information, please visit fitchratings.com.

LinkedIn Page: www.linkedin.com/company/fitch-ratings

Speakers

Galip Ayköse

Galip Ayköse

Chief Financial Officer

Aydem Energy

Galip Ayköse

Galip Ayköse

Chief Financial Officer at Aydem Energy

Aydem Energy

Fulya Banu Sürücü

Fulya Banu Sürücü

Fulya Banu Sürücü

Chief Financial Officer at Enerjisa Üretim

Enerjisa Üretim

Derin Altan

Derin Altan

Derin Altan

Partner at White & Case

White & Case

Derin Altan
Jojo Ow

Jojo Ow

Director, Sustainable Bonds Team

Jojo Ow

Jojo Ow

Director, Sustainable Bonds Team

Jojo is a Director in Standard Chartered Sustainable Bonds team and focuses on the advisory of ESG bonds for clients in Europe, Americas and Africa. Her expertise includes the structuring of ESG bonds and frameworks, as well as sustainable finance market and regulatory updates. Prior to Standard Chartered, Jojo led the EMEA Sustainable DCM efforts in Mizuho London and had roles within FIG Capital Solutions and Origination. Jojo is a CFA Charterholder and has obtained the CFA Certificate in ESG Investing.

10:30

Loan growth, rising rates and LIBOR transition: Lifting the lid of Turkey’s banking sector

  • Loan growth vs. NPLs: How are banks working through their asset quality?
  • What does the lending landscape look like for 2022? Where do banks see opportunities for growth?
  • How are Turkish banks managing their capital structures? How are they funding themselves in the markets?
  • LIBOR transition: What is the impact on Turkish banks? What are the risks? How do regulators, banks and legislators ensure a smooth transition?

Moderator

Irina Sfeir

Irina Sfeir

Director, Debt Capital Markets

SMBC Nikko

Irina Sfeir

Irina Sfeir

Director, Debt Capital Markets at SMBC Nikko

Irina Sfeir is a Director in SMBC Nikko's DCM team, responsible for Turkish, Central Eastern European and CIS international bond issuances. Irina has a range of experience across industries and geographies having executed dozens of transactions across multiple currencies and capital structures. She has over 10 years’ experience in the financial sector, having previously worked at MUFG, Rothschild and HSBC prior to joining SMBC Nikko. Irina graduated from the London School of Economics with a BA in Government and Economics.

SMBC Nikko

Speakers

Bora Bocugoz

Bora Bocugoz

Executive Vice President, Member of the MB, Treasury, Financial Institutions and Investment Group

DenizBank

Bora Bocugoz

Bora Bocugoz

Executive Vice President, Member of the MB, Treasury, Financial Institutions and Investment Group at DenizBank

DenizBank

Batuhan Tufan

Batuhan Tufan

Senior Vice President, Head of International Banking and Institutional Clients

Akbank

Batuhan Tufan

Batuhan Tufan

Senior Vice President, Head of International Banking and Institutional Clients at Akbank

Mr. Tufan joined Akbank in September 2020 as Head of International Banking and Institutional Clients. Under this role, he is responsible for correspondent banking, international wholesale funding as well as coverage and secondary market activities with institutional clients.

Previously, he was Director of Financial Institutions and Public Sector at Garanti BBVA where he started his career in 2004.

He is a graduate of Management from Bilkent University, Ankara. He holds a Master’s degree from University of Bocconi, Milan and is currently pursuing a second Master’s degree from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

Akbank

Sera Somay

Sera Somay

Partner, Head of Banking and Finance

Paksoy

Sera Somay

Sera Somay

Partner, Head of Banking and Finance at Paksoy

Sera Somay is the partner heading the banking and finance practice at Paksoy.

Ms Somay’s practice covers a broad range of financing transactions including; club loans, syndicated loans, regulatory capital, ECA covered loans, acquisition financing, various forms of secured financing and other structured financings. She has been representing international and local lenders as well as Turkish borrowers including the Republic of Turkey. She worked on the first AT1 issuance by a Turkish bank.

Ms Somay is also working on financial restructuring of debt and on debt collection proceedings and bankruptcy proceedings.

Ms Somay also advises on regulatory M&As across a variety of sectors with a focus on Banking M&As.

She is a member of the International Bar Association.

In 2018, in 2019, in 2020 and in 2021, Sera Somay is named as a Women Leader by IFLR 1000, which is the guide to the world’s leading financial law firms recognising 300 female lawyers globally and 13 from Turkey, that consider to be among the best transactional specialists in their markets and practice areas.

Paksoy

Sera Somay
11:15

Coffee break and networking

11:45

How to structure infrastructure deals to secure long-term sponsorship from international investors

  • How high is the wall of project finance loan refinancing? How much can be refinanced/extended in the local banking market and how much needs to be refinanced in the capital markets?
  • Structuring, packaging and distributing Turkish project finance deals: How to secure long-term sponsorship from international investors
  • Pricing, covenants, ratings, tenor: What are the economic and financial pros and cons of project bonds vs. project finance loans?

Moderator

Sebastian Buss

Sebastian Buss

Sebastian Buss

Partner at White & Case

White & Case

Sebastian Buss

Speakers

Sule Kilic

Sule Kilic

Sule Kilic

Deputy Country Director at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Sule Topcu Kilic is the Deputy Head, Turkey at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). She has been with EBRD since 2014 and reports directly to the Managing Director, assisting him to deliver the country strategy with a specific focus on sustainable infrastructure and energy sectors and deputize him for the Bank’s operations (administration and budgeting) and lead the policy initiatives in Turkey for infrastructure and energy sectors.

Sule Kilic has over 27 years of experience working on a variety of projects in project finance, financial advisory, M&A, private equity, bank acquisition.

During the last 17 years of her career, she took an active leading role in the development of BOT and PPP models in Turkish Transportation and Social Infrastructure Projects in Turkey, by taking a leading role in the preparation of legal framework and introduction of financing related regulations as well as the structuring and negotiations of the template Project Agreements with the relevant governmental authorities (including Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Health and Turkish Treasury). She also took an active role in the coordination of various stakeholders’ efforts to develop the project financing models to achieve the successful finalization of the projects in Turkish PPP Healthcare Programme as well as Transportation BOT programme.

Before joining the EBRD, Sule has spent six and half years at Unicredit Group, most recently as Managing Director leading project finance activities for the Investment Banking Platform in Turkey.

Prior to Unicredit, Sule held an array of Directorships and Vice Presidencies in project and structured finance, private equity in organisations such as Bayerische Hypo und Vereinsbank (Istanbul), Garanti Bank (Istanbul), Emporiki Private Equity (Athens & Istanbul), CitiBank (Istanbul) and Privatisation Administration (Ankara).

Sule is a Turkish national with a PhD in Finance from Boğaziçi (Bosphorus) University, a Master’s (MBA and MSc) degree from Manchester School of Management (UMIST) (with distinction degree) and BSc in Industrial Engineering from Istanbul Technical University (ITU) (with distinction degree). She is born in 1970 in Gaziantep. She is married and has 2 children.

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Kerim Kemahli

Kerim Kemahli

Chief Financial Officer

Nurol

Kerim Kemahli

Kerim Kemahli

Chief Financial Officer at Nurol

Nurol

Kerem Güzel

Kerem Güzel

Corporate Finance Director

Limak Yatırım

Kerem Güzel

Kerem Güzel

Corporate Finance Director at Limak Yatırım

Limak Yatırım

12:30

Local opportunities for local projects: How and where can companies raise capital in the TRL markets?

  • How liquid is the TRL bond market? How much capital can companies raise locally? At what price and for how long?
  • New products and new pools of liquidity: Are sukuk and sustainable bonds attracting new pools of local capital?
  • Pros and cons of ECM and going public: How do the costs and benefits of IPOing stack-up against issuing bonds or sukuk?
  • Case studies and evaluating their success: Have TRL bonds and TRL IPOs met CEO and CFO expectations?
  • Non-bank FIs: What are the other TRL financing solutions open to local companies?

Moderator

Ayse Akkin

Ayse Akkin

Managing Director, Debt Capital Markets & Advisory

ÜNLÜ Yatırım Holding

Ayse Akkin

Ayse Akkin

Managing Director, Debt Capital Markets & Advisory at ÜNLÜ Yatırım Holding

ÜNLÜ Yatırım Holding

Speakers

Elif Yener

Elif Yener

Chief Financial Officer

Zorlu Energy

Elif Yener

Elif Yener

Chief Financial Officer at Zorlu Energy

Zorlu Energy

Hakan Birhan

Hakan Birhan

Senior Vice President, Investment Banking

Akbank

Hakan Birhan

Hakan Birhan

Senior Vice President, Investment Banking at Akbank

Akbank

13:15

Chairman’s Closing remarks and Close of Conference

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Bank ABC

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Barings

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IC Holding

COMPANIES CONFIRMED TO ATTEND:

  • Abdul Latif Jameel International
  • Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB)
  • Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB)
  • Acibadem Saglik Hizmetleri (ACIBD)
  • ACWA Power
  • Ak Asset Management
  • AK Enerji
  • AK Investment
  • Akbank TAS
  • Akfen Holding
  • Akfen Renewable Energy
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld
  • Akis GYO
  • Akol Law Frim
  • Aksa
  • Aksa Enerji
  • Allianz
  • Anadolu Birlik Holding
  • Anadolu Efes
  • Anadolu Group
  • Anagold
  • Ata Asset Management
  • Avcisert
  • AVRASYA GAZ A.S.
  • Aydem Enerji
  • Aygaz
  • Azimut
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Beymen
  • Bezen & Partners
  • Bilkent Holding A.S.
  • Black Sea Trade and Development Bank
  • BLG Capital
  • Borusan Enerji
  • Borusan Holding
  • Bosch
  • Boyner Buyuk Magazacilik
  • Canakkale Otoyol ve Koprusu Insaat Yatirim ve Isletme
  • Capital Investments
  • Capital Markets Board of Turkey
  • CCN Holding
  • Central Bank of Turkey
  • Central Registry Agency
  • Cimsa
  • Cimsa Cimento
  • Ciner Group
  • Cinigaz Dogalgaz
  • Citi
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
  • Coca Cola Icecek
  • Credit Suisse
  • Dagi Giyim
  • Defacto Grubu
  • DEG Invest
  • DEIK/Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey
  • Demirer Holding
  • DenizBank
  • Dogus Holding
  • Dogus Insaat
  • Dome Group
  • Dubai Islamic Bank
  • Eczacibasi Holding
  • Ege Kimya
  • Emd Enerji Merkezi
  • EMLAK KONUT GYO
  • Enerjisa
  • Engie
  • Enterprise Rent a Car
  • Erbakir
  • Erciyas Holding
  • Erdemir
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • Evyap Holding
  • Fitch Ratings
  • Fitch Solutions
  • Ford Otosan
  • French Embassy, Turkey
  • GAMA Enerji A.S
  • GAMA Holding
  • Garanti Bank
  • GEG Power
  • GKC Partners
  • Global Family Office Turkey
  • Gulermak Agir Sanayi Ins Ve Taahhut
  • Gulsan Holding
  • Gurmen Group
  • Hattat Holding
  • Hayat Kimya Sanayi
  • Hisarlar
  • Hitachi Zosen Corporation
  • HSBC Global Asset Management
  • IC Holding
  • IGA Airport
  • IGA Havalimani Isletmesi A.S.
  • Independent
  • ING Bank
  • Is Asset Management
  • IS Investment
  • ISS
  • Istanbul Asset Management
  • Istanbul Gold Refinery
  • Istanbul Halk Ekmek
  • Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
  • Itochu Corporation
  • Kalyon Construction Industry and Trade
  • Karadeniz Holding
  • Kastamonu Entegre
  • Key Holding
  • Kipas Holding
  • Koc Holding
  • Kolin Construction, Tourism Industry and Trading Co.
  • Kologlu Holding A.S
  • Kordsa Global Endüstriyel Iplik Ve Kord Bezi
  • Kuveyt Turk
  • Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW)
  • Limak Holding
  • Linklaters
  • Mashreqbank
  • Medical Park
  • Meridiam
  • Meteksan Savunma
  • Migros Ticaret
  • Ministry of Treasury and Finance Turkey
  • Mizuho Bank
  • MNG
  • Moody's Investors Service
  • Morgan Lewis
  • MV Holding
  • NBK Capital Partners
  • Netas
  • Nurol LLC
  • Nurol Yatirim Bankasi
  • Otoyol
  • Ozbal Çelik Boru
  • Paksoy Attorneys at Law
  • Pegasus Airlines
  • PFS Finance
  • Polat Holding
  • PwC
  • Reed Smith
  • Rixos Hotels
  • Ronesans Holding
  • Sabanci Holding
  • Sekar Filo
  • Sermaye Piyasasi Kurulu
  • Siemens
  • Sisecam
  • SMBC
  • SMBC Nikko Capital Markets
  • Socar
  • Soyak Holding
  • SSB AG
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Steag Energy Services Solar
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe (SMBCE)
  • SunExpress
  • Tam Faktoring
  • TAV Airports Holding
  • TBNG Limited
  • TEB
  • Tekfen Construction and Installation
  • TFI Ecosystem Companies
  • TFI Tab Food Investments
  • Tiryaki
  • TKYD
  • TOGG
  • Toros Tarim
  • Transmark Renewables
  • Tupras
  • Turcas Petrol
  • Turk Telekom
  • TURKCELL
  • Turkey Wealth Fund
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Turkiye Emlak Katilim Bankai
  • Turkiye Emlak Katilim Bankasi
  • Turkiye Kalkinma ve Yatirim Bankasi
  • Türkiye Kurumsal Yönetim Dernegi
  • Tuyap Tum Fuarcilik Yapim
  • UK Export Finance
  • Ulker
  • Unlu & Company
  • Untes Isitma Klima Sogutma San. Tic. A.S.
  • Vakif Katilim
  • Vakif Leasing
  • Vienna Stock Exchange (Wiener Börse)
  • White & Case
  • World Bank Group
  • Yapi Kredi Asset Management
  • Yapi Kredi Bank
  • Yapi Kredi Yatirim
  • Yasar Holding
  • Yildirim Holding
  • Yildiz Holding
  • Ziylan Real Estate Investment & Management Inc.
  • Zorlu Holding

Bonds & Loans Turkey AWARDS 2021


About:

The Bonds & Loans Turkey AWARDS Ceremony will be held on Thursday 25th November 2021 at the Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul.

Since 2015, the Bonds & Loans Awards has been recognising the most innovative and ground-breaking deals from Sovereign, Corporate and Financial Institution issuers and borrowers.


Benefits of attending the AWARDS Ceremony:

  • Access a highly exclusive event and senior industry-leading figures involved in the most innovative and ground-breaking deals from Sovereign, Corporate and Financial Institutions & Borrowers
  • Build your network: limited numbers ensure guaranteed interaction and networking with a select group of the industry’s elite; all of our 2019 ceremonies sold out and proved a night to remember

ACCOMMODATION

The below preferential rates are available at the Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul, for attendees of the event, subject to availability. We therefore advise that you request accommodation as soon as possible if you wish to stay at the conference hotel. Please complete the ‘Room Reservation From’ and return it to Arif.Kilincarslan@shangri-la.com.

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  • Deluxe Room(Atrium view): Euro 240.-
  • Deluxe City Room(City view): Euro 265.-
  • Deluxe Bosphorus Room(Partial Bosphorus view): Euro 315.-
  • *Inclusive of buffet breakfast, exclusive of 8% VAT.
  • *Double supplement will be Euro 20.

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