How to Forge an Effective Partnership for Turkey and China’s Belt and Road Initiative?

30 November 2017, Süleyman Seba Cad. BJK Plaza, No:48, D:B Blok, 34357 Akaretler, Besiktas, Istanbul


Moderator: Mehmet Öğütçü

09:00  Coffee and networking

09:30  Setting the scene

  • Murat Colakoglu, Partner at PwCTurkey, EMEA Region Power & Utilities Tax Leader, and Deputy Chairman, The Bosphorus Energy Club

  • Prof.LI Ping, Director-General, Institute of Quantitative and Technical Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

10:00  Turkish economy in a global and regional context: Risks and opportunities, AtillaYesilada, Co-founder of Istanbul Analytics and Turkey’s leading political and economic analyst


10:30  Turkey’s energy and geopolitics: Prospects for China’s Belt and Road Initiative, Mehmet Öğütçü, Chairman, The Bosphorus Energy Club


11:00  Climate change and local environmental projects, Umit Sahin, Sabanci University, Istanbul Policy Center, Climate Change Coordinator


11:30-12:00  Turkish-Chinese relationship: How to chart a win-win future partnership in connection with R&B Initiative?, Altay Atli,  Senior Analyst at Istanbul Policy Center


12:00-12:30  General discussion

12:30-14:00  Lunch and media engagement