23 February 2012
The Marmara Taksim, Istanbul, Turkey 

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 Turkey’s PPP market is building to be one of the most exciting in Europe with a raft of deals coming to market. Healthcare projects are progressing thick and fast and the Turkish Ministry of Health is planning US$5bn of PPPs over the next five years. The big-ticket transport schemes, such as the €7bn Gebze-Izmir toll road and a package involving the privatisation of the country's road network, are also proving popular with both domestic and international players.  

But Turkey’s PPP market is not without its obstacles and issues in the political and legal environment could slow procurement. Are the deals and pipeline being structured in an attractive way and will Turkey live up to its potential?

Confirmed speakers so far include: 

  • Ali Güner Tekin, Department Head, Advisory Service, Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry,
  • Privatisation Administration
  • Mehmet Cosan, CEO Astaldi
  • Erkan Topal, Senior Advisor, Minister of Health of Turkey
  • Serhat İnanç Board Member Türkerler Holding and Ankara Etlik A.Ş
  • Meltem Gülsoy, Head of Project Finance, TSKB 
  • Funda Ocak, Deputy Director General of State Airport Authority 
  • Michael Davey, Director, Turkey, EBRD
  • Mustafa Tiftikcioglu, SVP of Project and Acquisition Finance, Garanti Bank
  • John Seed, Development Director, International Infrastructure Finance, Mott MacDonald
  • Şule Kılıç, Managing Director, Head of Financial Advisory, Turkey, UniCredit Menkul Değerler
  • Ceyda Cetin Erten, Project Finance, Senior Vice President, DenizBank 
  • Yalçin Eyighn, Istanbul Metro Municipality, Department of Rail Systems 
  • Hüseyin Arslan, Chairman of the Board, YDA Construction Industry and Trade inc
  • Alan Rae Smith, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Yesim Bezen, Partner, Bezen & Partners
  • Dr Ahmet T.Keşli, President, International PPP Platform
  • David Ross, Design Director, Keppie Design
  • Berk Albarak, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Istanbul Sabiah Gocken Airport, ISG
  • Alain Terraillon, EIB representative in Turkey 

Topics covered during ‘Winning Bids in Turkey’ will include:

  • Government’s view on the PPP programme – finding the capacity to deliver the deals
  • Sector-by-sector presentations on roads and bridges, airports, healthcare and ports
  • Making PPP in Turkey bankable in the international context
  • Opportunities and obstacles for international bidders
  • Practitioners' view - is a new PPP law necessary?

The ‘Winning bids’ conferences are a series of one-day events bringing delegates practical information about how to win new PPP business. Focusing on growth areas and emerging markets, the conferences will bring together public procurers looking to attract new partners with the private sector looking to enter new markets. Through panel discussions and networking, players from different regions will also share views, experience and know-how about how to implement a strong PPP pipeline.

Conference fees:
One day delegate rate: €565 / £495 + VAT
Reduced rate for hotel rooms 22-24 February: €248/£220 + VAT per night

PPP Bulletin has negotiated special rates for the conference hotel. For more details and for group booking discounts, contact Kirsty Wilson on +44 (0)20 8675 7770 or email

Further details:
To find out about speaker or sponsor opportunities, please contact Amanda Nicholls on +44 (0)20 8675 8030 or email

Istanbul, Turkey  
+44(0)20 8675 7770 
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This page was last updated on:
5 March 2012.


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