08:20 Opening Speeches

M. Rauf Ateş
Publisher, Capital & Ekonomist Magazines

Özgür Maraş
General Manager, Garenta and

Luciano Poli
India, Middle East and Turkey (IMET) President, Dow

08:30 Mehmet Şimşek

Mehmet Şimşek
Deputy Prime Minister, Republic of Turkey

09:00 The Future of Global Opportunities

This session will be about which regions, sectors and companies offer more opportunities in the global arena; and the attraction of key countries of future including China and Africa would be discussed.

Yüksel Yıldırım
CEO, Yıldırım Holding

Erol Bilecik
President, Turkish Industry & Business Association

Ömer Kızıl
Vice Chairman of the Board, Uludağ Beverage

Abdullah Kavukcu
Chairman of the Board, Simit Sarayı

Gülden Yılmaz
Member of the Board, Koton

Ümit Zaim
Chairman of the Board, Derimod

10:20 The Future of Agriculture

This session will be about the current and future studies done in Europe and Turkey in general in agriculture and animal husbandry; the action plan of sector players; and the suggestions for a sustainable agriculture sector.

Hakan Ateş
CEO, Denizbank

Hakkı Yıldız
Chairman of the Board, Yıldızlar Holding

Muharrem Yılmaz
Chairman of the Board, Sütaş

Ahmet Hacıince
Chairman of the Board, Hacıince Group of Companies

Jannes Maes
President of the European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA)

11:10 Digital Future

In this session, how far digitalization would carry companies and societies in future will be discussed, and information about what the technological level would be in the new period will be shared.

Colman Deegan
CEO, Vodafone Turkey

Derya Matraş
Country Manager, Facebook Turkey

Murat Emirdağ
Founder, M-Factory Ventures

Thomas Frey
Senior Futurist, DaVinci Institute

Daniel Kottke
IoT Smarthome Entrepreneur and First Apple Employee

Hakan Binbaşgil
General Manager and Member of the Board, Akbank

Peter Theo Sorgenfrei
CEO, Autonomous Mobility

12:15 – 13:15 CEO Gathering – Special Guest: Deputy Prime Minister, Republic of Turkey Mehmet Şimşek SIDE SESSION

Closed Session / Private Invitation – Hosted by DKY İnşaat

13:20 The Future of Turkey

In this session, the discussion points will be about what should be done to establish the grounds for growth in Turkey on solid economic foundations in future; the position of Turkey in future in the changing global economic balances; and the future plans of locomotive sector players in Turkey.

Cemal Kişmir
CEO, BNP Paribas Cardif Turkey

Özgür Tort
CEO, Migros

Nihat Özdemir
Chairman of the Board, Tay Group

Mesut Toprak
Tay Group Yönetim Kurulu Başkanı

Osman Çelik
Undersecretary of Turkish Treasury

Begümhan Doğan Faralyalı
Chairwoman of the Board, Doğan Holding

İzzet Garih
Chairman of the Board, Alarko Holding

14:40 The Future of Production

In this session, the discussion points will be the future of production in Turkey, the importance of production-based growth, and the requirement for new manufacturing facilities for current deficit. In addition, how the production would be shaped in the new period and the effects of Industry 4.0 and digitalization will be discussed.

Hüseyin Aydın
General Manager, Ziraat Bank

Buğra Kavuncu
CEO, BASF Turkey

Temel Kotil
General Manager, Betek Boya

Ahmet C. Dördüncü
CEO, Akkök Holding

Tayfun Küçükoğlu
General Manager, Betek Boya

Zaur Gahramanov

15:00 – 16:00 CEO Gathering – “Digital Agenda” SIDE SESSION

Closed Session / Private Invitation – Hosted by NGN Teknology
Special Guests:

Arun Pudur
Founder and President, Pudur Corporation

Thomas Frey
Senior Futurist, DaVinci Institute

Daniel Kottke
IoT Smarthome Entrepreneur and First Apple Employee

16:00 The Future of Society

In this session in which the solution suggestions regarding saving the future of the society and the business world would be discussed, the arguments will be the position of women in future society and the subjects that should be in the current agendas in shaping the future.

Selen Kocabaş
President of YKKD

Carl Pope
Principal, Inside Straight Strategies

Carl Manlan
COO, Ecobank Foundation

Zainab Salbi
Founder & CEO, Women for Women International

16:50 Banking: The Future of Finance

In this session which will be held with the participation of leading players of the sector, the discussion points will be the route of growth in finance sector both in Turkey and in the world, and how the new technological developments would shape the future of the sector.

Servet Taze
General Manager, Şekerbank

Selim Kervancı
General Manager, HSBC Turkey

Osman Arslan
CEO, Halkbank

Himmet Karadağ
Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, Borsa İstanbul

Serra Akçaoğlu
CEO, Citibank Turkey

20:00 Gala Dinner

Gala Dinner Speech:

Zaur Gahramanov

Ziya Altunyaldız
President Committee on Industry, Trade, Energy, Natural Resources, Information and Technology

08:30 Gayrimenkulün Geleceği

What are in the agenda of sector players in the new period in real estate which is one of the most active sectors lately? What are the alarming developments in the sector? How would the sector be shaped in future; and how would the route of demand change?

Ahmet C. Dördüncü
CEO, Akkök Holding

Ali Dumankaya
Chairman of the Board, DKY Construction

Doç. Dr. Feyzullah Yetgin

Aziz Torun
Chairman and CEO, Torunlar REIC

Erden Timur
Chairman of the Board, GYODER

Ziya Yılmaz
Chairman of the Board, DAP Holding

09:40 The Future of Global Economy and Developing Countries

What is the route of global economy, how developing countries will react? Assumptions of central banks…

Özgür Tanrıkulu
General Manager, McKinsey Turkey

José De Gregorio
Former President, Central Bank of Chile

Dr. Duvvuri Subbarao
Former Governor of RBI

Ümit Leblebici
General Manager,TEB

10:00 – 12:00 Stars of Region Contest / Final SIDE SESSION

Live Presentation of Finalists and Jury Evaluation
Location: Grand Yazıcı Restaurant
* Open to all UEZ participants

10:30 Opportunities at the Age of Digitalization

What would be the digital opportunities that will change the game rule in the new period when Industry 4.0 is on the agenda? What should the business world do to catch these opportunities?

İhsan Elgin
Director of Ozyegin University Center for Entrepreneurship

Levent Çakıroğlu
CEO, Koç Holding

Adnan Bali
General Manager, ISBANK

11:10 The Future of Europe

What would be the grounds for relations between Turkey and EU in future? Are those arguing that the EU would collapse right? How do you anticipate the future of the EU? What kind of a future is waiting for the EU both economically and politically?

Cansen Başaran Symes
Chairwoman of the Board, Allianz Turkey and Former TÜSİAD President

Hüseyin Gelis
Chairman of the Board and CEO, Siemens Turkey

Sir Dominick Chilcott
British Ambassador to Turkey

Anders Aslund
Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council

Prof. Ivo Josipovic
Former President, Croatia

12:10 The Company of Future

Expert leaders and the representatives of business world will discuss new way of doing business and organizational structure of the new period in this session in which the discussion point will be the profile of future leaders and organizations.

Kaan Gür
CEO, Alternatif Bank

Atalay Gümrah
CEO, Eczacıbaşı Group

Paul Doany
CEO, Turk Telekom

Agah Uğur
CEO, Borusan Holding

Philip Dunne
Head of EY-Parthenon United Kingdom

Sani Şener
CEO, TAV Airports Holding

13:30 – 14:30 CEO Gathering SIDE SESSION

Closed Session / Private Invitation – Hosted by DAP Yapı

14:20 The Future of Health

Components required for a better performing and sustainable health system would be discussed with the participation of the leading bureaucrats of the world and sector representatives of Turkey.

Hülya Güven
Vice General Manager, Cisco Turkey

Daniel Bahr
Former Federal Minister of Health, Germany

Haluk Karabatak
CEO, Philips Turkey

Ab Klink
Former Minister of Health Care and Sports, Netherlands

Hamdi Akın
Chairman of the Board, Akfen Holding

Hüseyin İnceöz
General Manager, Health Investment

15:20 The Future of Entrepreneurship

In this session which will host different entrepreneurs both from Turkey and the world, the discussion points will be the groundbreaking enterprises of the recent period in the world, and how they achieved success.

Kenan Bozgeyik
Chairman of the Board and Director General of PTT, Chairman of the Council of Administration of the Universal Postal Union

Arun Pudur
Founder and President, Pudur Corporation

Hasan Aslanoba
Chairman of the Board, Aslanoba Group

Sheikha Alanoud Al-Thani
Director, Qatar Finance Center

Ali Sabancı
Chairman of the Board, Istanbul Organization Committee, Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2018

Doron Avni
Director of Public Policy & Government Relations, Google

Hendy Setiono
Founder and CEO, Baba Rafi Kebab

16:40 Towards a New Future

In addition to successful global investors, special guests that will discuss the business world in Turkey will participate in this session which would be a guidance for companies desiring to exist in future world.

Bülent Hiçsönmez
Country Manager, Google Turkey

Thomas Frey
Senior Futurist, DaVinci Institute

Chockalingam Palaniappan
Board member of Softbank Energy

Irene Sun
Author, The Next Factory of the World

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