9 October 2019 | Istanbul, Turkey


All of the activities listed on the agenda will take place in Hilton Bosphorus Ballroom.

9 Oct 2019
08:30 – 09:00
Registration & Networking Coffee
09:00 – 09:20
Introduction by
  • Peter Ericson, Consul General of Sweden in Istanbul
  • Edin Erkocevic, Trade Commissioner & Country Manager, Business Sweden - Swedish Trade and Invest Council in Turkey
09:20 – 09:35
Intro to panel: Swedish Offering– Partnership with Global Contractors

Hans-Olof Rauman, Senior Project Manager, Strategy and Business Development, Business Sweden

09:35 – 10:40
Construction and Infrastructure Panel – Outlook for Construction in MEA

Moderated by Hans-Olof Rauman, Senior Project Manager, Strategy and Business Development, Business Sweden

  • Kjell Forsberg, Deputy Director Large Corporates, EKN
  • Per Åkerlind, Deputy CEO and Head of Strategic Partnerships and Relations, SEK
  • Yoshi Ichikawa, Head of Europe and Executive Director, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Gökhan Kenar, Business Manager EMEA Hub South, Volvo Construction Equipment
  • Hasan K. Çevik, Project and Structured Finance Manager, Yapı Merkezi 
10:40 – 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:20
Turkish Project Owners’ / Contractors’ Pipeline in Middle East and Eastern Europe
  • Çiğdem Çınar, Deputy Secretary General, Turkish Contractors’ Association (TMB)

The presentation comprises the international activities of the Turkish construction companies and brief information about the Turkish Contractors Association which is the oldest NGO of Turkey established in 1952.

  • Açelya Ecem Yıldız, Project Management Manager, Rönesans Holding 

Brief descripton of Rönesans Holding’s global presence as main contractor and investor with over 75 thousand employees across 28 countries; and its international success as World’s 33rd and Europe’s 9th largest contractor in the ENR list of the World’s top contractors.

  • Hasan Çevik, Project and Structured Finance Manager, Yapı Merkezi

A snapshot of Yapı Merkezi's global presence and ongoing projects, as well as some highlights on its prospects.

  • Hilmi Burak Araslı, Business Development Director, Doğuş Construction
Brief description of Doğuş Construction’s field of activities, ongoing international and local operations as well as the firsts and the mosts by the Company in the sector.

      12:20 – 13:30
      Networking Lunch
      13:30 – 14:30
      Innovative Solutions within Construction: Case Studies
      • Gökhan Kenar, Sales Region EMEA (Europe – Middle East – Africa), Volvo Construction Group   

      The presentation focuses on Volvo Group's ability to be your complete provider of sustainable transport solutions, including flexible finance solutions, tailor made products with high productivity and uptime.

      • Erdil Taşel, Regional BLM Turkey & MENA, Epiroc

      The presentation will lift Epiroc’s way to optimize customers' value chain through automation, system integration and information management systems, to maximize uptime and productivity, to minimize footprint and total cost of ownership.

      • Ayça Eroğlu, Managing Director, Systemair HSK

      The presentation will focus on Systemair’s cooperation with EKN in 2000 patients capacity city hospital; and Systemair’s overall footprint in Turkey.

      14:30 – 15:10
      Swedish Export Financing Solutions: Case Studies
      • Kjell Forsberg, Deputy Director Large Corporates, EKN (Swedish Export Credit Agency) & Per Akerlind, Deputy CEO and Head of Strategic Partnerships and Relations, SEK (Swedish Export Credit Corporation)

      Walkthrough of selected successful projects EKN & SEK will be presented.

      • Shezad Salim, Head of Sales and Business Development, Rail Control Solution, Bombardier

      Since the mid 1980's Bombardier have been cooperating with Turkish Civil Contstructors in Turkey and Africa. The long term relationship has resulted in Turn Key Mass Transit systems and several Main Line projects with modern railway signalling system in the African continent.

        15:10 – 18:00
        Coffee & Networking
        15:30 – 18:10
        B2B meetings
        The event agenda's time zone is +03.