7 - 11 December 2020

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ABOUT INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT SUMMIT

 

YASED, for four decades, has expanded its reach to cover investors from 30 countries and 15 sectors, representing 85 percent of all foreign direct investment (FDI) in Turkey today. YASED member companies have significantly contributed to Turkey’s sustainable growth and competitiveness through diverse investments. Given their strong bonds to Turkey, YASED members have become Turkey’s companies. YASED works closely with a wide range of stakeholders to achieve its objective to promote a globally competitive investment environment in Turkey and is proud of its members’ extensive global experience which strengthens its positioning as a key reference point for global FDI trends.

As we witness fundamental shifts in today’s global economy and FDI trends, we would like to bring together the global investment community to discuss the changing landscape for the future of international investments. At the YASED International Investment Summit, high level government representatives, senior executives from multinational companies and international organizations, as well as academics and futurists will expound on challenges ahead, with a particular focus on global supply chains, digitalization, impact investments, and the entrepreneurial ecosystem. With the contribution of our esteemed guest speakers, we would like to facilitate exchanges at a senior level to assess the evolving international business and investment climate.

INTERNATIONAL

INVESTMENT

SUMMIT

7 - 11 December 2020

Registration: If you'd like to save your spot at our online summit or learn more about the organization please fill out our contact form below or simply send an email to iis@yased.org.tr

DAY-1- FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENTS (FDI) OUTLOOK

December 7, 2020

Opening Session

Opening Panel

13.05 - 13.15: Opening Remarks: Ms. Ayşem SARGIN, Chairperson, YASED

13.15 - 13.30: Remarks by H.E. Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN, President of the Republic of Turkey

Panelists:

15.30 - 16.00: Keynote Speech: Mr. Ian BREMMER, President, EURASIA GROUP 

16.00 - 17.00: Panel: Navigating the New Landscape of FDI
Moderator: Mr. Jacopo DETTONI, Editor, FDI INTELLIGENCE

2nd Panel

Panelists

Closing Session

17.00 - 17.30: A Perspective Towards Increased FDI

H.E. Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN

President of the Republic of Turkey

Ms. Ayşem SARGIN

Chairperson, YASED

Mr. Fuat OKTAY

Vice President of the Republic of Turkey

Ms. Ayşem SARGIN

MODERATOR

Chairperson

YASED

Mr. Mustafa VARANK

Minister of Industry and Technology

of the Republic of Turkey

Ms. Ruhsar PEKCAN

Minister of Trade of the

Republic of Turkey

Mr. Ian BREMMER

President, EURASIA GROUP

Ms. Caroline FREUND

Global Director of Trade and Investments, THE WORLD BANK

Mr. James ZHAN

Director of Investment

and Enterprise, UNCTAD
(United Nations Conference on Trade and Development)

Mr. Jacopo DETTONI

MODERATOR

Editor, FDI INTELLIGENCE

Ms. Wiebke SCHLOEMER

Director for Europe & Central Asia

IFC (International Finance Corporation)

Mr. Zaur GAHRAMANOV

Deputy Chairperson, YASED

CEO, SOCAR Turkey

Mr. Ahmet Burak

DAĞLIOĞLU

President, Presidency of Republic of Turkey Investment Office

Mr. Serkan VALANDOVA

MODERATOR

Secretary General

YASED

13.30 - 14.00: Keynote Speech: Mr. Fuat OKTAY, Vice President of the Republic of Turkey

14.00 - 15.15: Panel: Turkey's FDI Perspective and Strategies

Moderator: Ms. Ayşem Sargın, Chairperson, YASED

Closing Remarks

17.30 - 17.35: Mr. Lütfİ ELVAN, Minister of Treasury and Finance of the Republic of Turkey

Mr. Lütfi ELVAN

Minister of Treasury and Finance

of the Republic of Turkey

Day 1 - 7 December 2020

FOREIGN INVESTMENT OUTLOOK

Opening Session


13.05 - 13.15 - Opening Remarks:

Ms. Ayşem SARGIN

Chairperson

YASED


13.15 - 13.30: Remarks by

H.E. Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN

President of the Republic of Turkey

Opening Panel


13.30 - 14.00 - Keynote Speech:

Mr. Fuat OKTAY

Vice President of the

Republic of Turkey

14.00 - 15.15 - Panel:

Turkey’s FDI Perspective and Strategies

 

Moderator:
Ms. Ayşem SARGIN

Chairperson

YASED

Panelists:

Mr. Mustafa VARANK

Minister of Industry and Technology

of the Republic of Turkey

 

Ms. Ruhsar PEKCAN

Minister of Trade of the

Republic of Turkey

Second Panel


15.30 - 16.00 - Keynote Speech:

Mr. Ian BREMMER

President

EURASIA GROUP

 

16.00 - 17.00 - Panel:

Navigating the New Landscape of FDI

 

Moderator:

Mr. Jacopo DETTONI

Editor

FDI INTELLIGENCE

 

Panelists:

Ms. Caroline FREUND

Global Director of Trade

and Investments

THE WORLD BANK

 

Ms. Wiebke SCHLOEMER

Director for Europe & Central Asia,
IFC (International Finance Corporation)


Mr. James ZHAN

Director of Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development)

 

Closing Session


17.00 - 17.30:

A Perspective Towards Increased FDI

 

Moderator:

Mr. Serkan VALANDOVA

Secretary General

YASED

Speakers:

Mr. Ahmet Burak DAĞLIOĞLU

President

Presidency of Republic of Turkey Investment Office

 

Mr. Zaur GAHRAMANOV

Deputy Chairperson

YASED

CEO

SOCAR TURKEY

Closing Remarks

 

17.30 - 17.35:

Mr. Lütfi ELVAN

Minister of Treasury and Finance

of the Republic of Turkey

16.30 - 16.40: Opening Remarks by YASED: Mr. Steven YOUNG, President, BOSCH Turkey and Middle East
16.40 - 17.10: Keynote Speech: Mr. Wolfgang LEHMACHER, Supply Chain & Technology Strategist & Author

17.10 - 18.10: Panel: Global Supply Chains, Reshaping Routes and Economy Behind

Moderator: Mr. Mark MILLAR, Supply Chain Thought Leader & Author of "Global Supply Chains Ecosystems"

DAY-2- GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS

December 8, 2020

Panelists

Mr. Steven YOUNG

President, BOSCH Turkey & Middle East

Mr. Wolfgang LEHMACHER

Supply Chain & Technology Strategist

& Author

Mr. Can AKÇADAĞ

Senior Vice President, Global Baby Care, Product Supply, P&G

Mr. Marc NOLLA

Vice President, SAP EMEA South

Mr. Jean-François SALLES

Alliance Supply Chain Global Vice President, Groupe RENAULT

Mr. Torben CARLSEN

President & CEO, DFDS

Mr. Mark MILLAR

MODERATOR
Supply Chain Thought Leader & Author of "Global Supply Chain Ecosystems"

Panelists

Day 2 - 8 December 2020

GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS

16.30 - 16.40

Opening Remarks by YASED:

Mr. Steven YOUNG

President

BOSCH Turkey and Middle East

16.40 - 17.10: Keynote Speech:

Mr. Wolfgang LEHMACHER

Supply Chain & Technology Strategist & Author

17.10 - 18.10: Panel:

Turkey’s FDI Perspective

and Strategies

 

Moderator:

Mr. Mark MILLAR

Supply Chain Thought Leader & Author
of “Global Supply Chain Ecosystems”

Panelists:

Mr. Can AKÇADAĞ

Senior Vice President, Global Baby Care, Product Supply

P&G

 

Mr. Torben CARLSEN

President & CEO

DFDS

Mr. Marc NOLLA

Vice President

SAP EMEA South


Mr. Jean-François SALLES

Alliance Supply Chain Global Vice President

GROUPE RENAULT

16.30 - 16.40: Opening Remarks by YASED: Mr. Mustafa SEÇKİN, Board Member, YASED

/ Executive Vice President of Turkey, Central Asia and Iran, UNILEVER
16.40 - 17.10: Keynote Speech:  Ambassador Nikolaus MEYER-LANDRUT, Head of the European Union Delegation to Turkey

17.10 - 18.10: Panel: Impact Investments, Beyond ROI
Moderator: Mr. Sahba SOBHANI, Director, Istanbul International Centre for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD) UNDP

DAY-4- IMPACT INVESTMENTS

December 10, 2020

Panelists

Mr. Mustafa SEÇKİN

Board Member, YASED

/ Executive Vice President of Turkey, Central Asia and Iran, UNILEVER

Ambassador

Nikolaus MEYER-LANDRUT

Head of the European Union

Delegation to Turkey

Mr. Sahba SOBHANI

MODERATOR

Director, Istanbul International Centre for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD) UNDP

Mr. Amit BOURI

CEO and Co-Founder, GLOBAL IMPACT INVESTMENT NETWORK

Mr. Michael GREEN

CEO & Economist, SOCIAL PROGRESS IMPERATIVE

Mr. Hans BIEMANS

Head of Sustainable Markets,

ING

Day 4 - 10 December 2020

IMPACT INVESTMENTS

16.30 - 16.40

Opening Remarks by YASED:

Mr. Mustafa SEÇKİN

Board Member

YASED

Executive Vice President of Turkey, Central Asia and Iran

UNILEVER
 

16.40 - 17.10: Keynote Speech:

Ambassador

Nikolaus MEYER-LANDRUT

Head of the European Union Delegation to Turkey

17.10 - 18.10: Panel:

Impact Investments, Beyond ROI

 

Moderator:

Mr. Sahba SOBHANI

Director, Istanbul International Centre for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD)

UNDP

Panelists:

Mr. Hans BIEMANS

Head of Sustainable Markets,

ING

Mr. Amit BOURI

CEO and Co-Founder

GLOBAL IMPACT INVESTMENT NETWORK

 

Mr. Michael GREEN

CEO & Economist

SOCIAL PROGRESS IMPERATIVE

Panelists

16.30 - 16.40: Opening Remarks by YASED: Mr. Hüseyin GELİS, Vice Chairperson, YASED

/ PRESIDENT & CEO, SIEMENS Turkey
16.40 - 17.10: Keynote Speech: Mr. Gerd LEONHARD, Futurist
17.10 - 18.10: Panel: Digitalization Accelerated

Moderator: Dr. Mark ESPOSITO, HARVARD UNIVERSITY

DAY-3- DIGITALIZATION

December 9, 2020

Dr. Mark ESPOSITO

MODERATOR
Harvard University

Mr. Matthias REBELLIUS

Member of the Managing Board and CEO, Smart Infrastructure, SIEMENS AG

Mr. Tamim SALEH

Senior Partner,

MCKINSEY & COMPANY

Leader, MCKINSEY DIGITAL & ANALYTICS Europe

Mr. Naveed SULTAN

Managing Director & Chairman of Institutional Clients Group

CITIGROUP

Mr. Mostafa ZAFER

Vice President, Cloud & Cognitive Software MEA, IBM

Mr. Hüseyin GELİS

Vice Chairperson, YASED

President & CEO, SIEMENS Turkey

Mr. Gerd LEONHARD

Futurist

18.10 - 18.40: Digitalization: Network Effect and AI, Prof. Rodney BROOKS, MIT

Prof. Rodney BROOKS

MIT

Day 3 - 9 December 2020

DIGITALIZATION

16.30 - 16.40

Opening Remarks by YASED:

Mr. Hüseyin GELİS

Vice Chairperson

YASED

President & CEO

SIEMENS Turkey

16.40 - 17.10: Keynote Speech:

Mr. Gerd LEONHARD

Futurist

17.10 - 18.10: Panel:

Digitalization Accelerated

 

Moderator:

Dr. Mark ESPOSITO

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Panelists:

Mr. Matthias REBELLIUS

Member of the Managing Board

and CEO, Smart Infrastructure

SIEMENS AG


Mr. Tamim SALEH

Senior Partner

MCKINSEY & COMPANY
Leader

MCKINSEY DIGITAL & ANALYTICS EUROPE

Mr. Naveed SULTAN

Managing Director & Chairman

ICG, Citigroup

 

Mr. Mostafa ZAFER

Vice President, Cloud and

Cognitive Software MEA

IBM

18.10 - 18.40:

Network Effect and AI

Prof. Rodney BROOKS

MIT

16.30 - 16.40: Opening Remarks by YASED: Ms. Işıl YALÇIN, General Manager, ERICSSON Turkey,

16.40 - 16.50: Opening Remarks by YASED: Mr. Levent ÖZBİLGİN, General Manager, MICROSOFT Turkey

16.50 - 17.20: Keynote Speech: Mr. Tom GRUBER, Co-Founder, SIRI
17.20 - 18.20: Panel: Globalization of Start-ups
Moderator: Mr. Christopher M. SCHROEDER, Co-Founder, NEXT BILLION VENTURES

DAY-5- START-UPS

December 11, 2020

Panelists

Closing Session

Closing Event by YASED Board

Ms. Işıl YALÇIN

General Manager

ERICSSON Turkey

Mr. Levent ÖZBİLGİN

General Manager

MICROSOFT Turkey

Mr. Tom GRUBER

Co-Founder, SIRI

Mr. Christopher M. SCHROEDER

MODERATOR

Co-Founder,

NEXT BILLION VENTURES

Mr. Pieter KEMPS

Principal, SEQUOIA

Mr. David NANGLE

CEO, VOSTOK EMERGING FINANCE

Mr. Ahmet Bahadır ÖZDEMİR

Founder & CEO, AIRALO

Mr. Manuel SCHOENFELD

Founder & CEO, POWER X

Day 5 - 11 December 2020

START-UPS

16.30 - 16.40

Opening Remarks by YASED:

Ms. Işıl Yalçın

General Manager

ERICSSON TURKEY

16.40 - 16.50

Opening Remarks by YASED:

Mr. Levent ÖZBİLGİN

General Manager
MICROSOFT TURKEY

16.50 - 17.20: Keynote Speech:

Mr. Tom GRUBER

Co-Founder

SIRI

17.20 - 18.20: Panel:

Globalization of Start-ups

 

Moderator:

Mr. Christopher M. Schroeder

Co-Founder

NEXT BILLION VENTURES

Panelists:

Mr. Pieter KEMPS

Principal

SEQUOIA


Mr. David NANGLE

CEO

VOSTOK EMERGING FINANCE

 

Mr. Ahmet Bahadır ÖZDEMİR

Founder & CEO

AIRALO

 

Mr. Manuel SCHOENFELD

Founder & CEO

POWER X

Closing Session

Closing Event by YASED Board

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