Securing the Future
Panel discussion and workshop
Pavilion 5, Business Breakfast Hall 5.4

With politics in the Middle East and North Africa undergoing transformation and commercial ties with the EU and Russia moving from strength to strength, Turkey’s role as a regional economic leader has come into focus. What strategies should the international business community be pursuing in light of these dramatic changes?

Suna S. Vidinli , Prime Time Anchor, NTV

Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Denis Bugrov , Senior Vice-President, Sberbank
Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Dr. Erman Ilıcak , Chairman of the Board, Renaissance Construction
Stephen Peel , Managing Partner, Head of Asia, TPG Capital
Dimitris Tsitsiragos , Vice President, New Business, International Finance Corporation


Key moments

We see Turkey as one of the most interesting and exciting financial services markets in the world.
Denis Bugrov
We [Turkey] must develop active co-operation with Russia, because that is how we will guarantee our stability and our independence from the European Union.
Taner Yıldız
People can learn a lot from Turkey’s experience in the Middle East and adopt some of the policies that the Turkish government has been following in recent years.
Dimitris Tsitsiragos