The 14th Turkish-Arab Economic Forum
08:30 - 09:30

Registration and Morning Refreshments

09:30 - 09:35

Introductory Remarks

Mr. Murat Efe, Founder & Chairman, Turkish-Arab Economic Forum, Türkiye

09:35 - 10:15

Ministerial Session: Meeting Global Challenges, Seizing New Opportunities, and Forging Financial and Digital Frontiers

  • Navigating Global Challenges and Newly Found Opportunities
  • Innovative Financial Instruments for Investment and Mobilizing Capital.
  • Regional and Global Ramifications of Libya's Central Bank Reunification
  • Adapting Supply Chains to Today's Geopolitical and Economic Realities
  • The Evolving Digital Landscape: Where We Are and Where We're Headed

Moderator: H.E. Mehmet Şimşek, Minister of Treasury and Finance, Türkiye


  • E. Dr. Mohamed Maait, Minister of Finance, Egypt
  • E. Ahmad Al-Sayed, Minister of State and the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Free Zones Authority, Qatar
  • E. Dr. Saad Al-Barrak, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Oil and Minister of State for Economic and Investment Affairs, Kuwait
  • E. Sadek Al Kaber, Governor, Central Bank, Libya

10:15 - 10:45

Opening Remarks


  • Faysal Abou Zaki, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Group
  • E. Dr. Khaled Hanafy, Secretary General, The Union of Arab Chambers
  • Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, President, The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Türkiye (TOBB)
  • Ahmet Burak Dağlıoğlu, President, Investment Office of the Presidency of the Republic of Türkiye

10:45 - 11:00

Awards Ceremony and TAF14 Official Family Photo

11:00 - 11:15

Networking and Coffee Break

11:15 - 12:00

Session 1: Regional Collaboration: Towards Building a Resilient and Diversified Future

  • The Role of Partnerships in Fulfilling National Vision Goals
  • Strategies for Strengthening Financial Cooperation
  • MEGA Projects: Avenues for Collaborative Growth
  • Key Insights into the Regulatory Landscape
  • The Avenues and Prospects of Fintech Collaborations


  • E. Osman Çelik, Deputy Minister of Treasury and Finance, Türkiye
  • E. Dr. Ryadh M. Alkhareif, Deputy Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance, KSA
  • E. Dr. Saud Bin Abdullah Al Attiyah, Deputy Undersecretary for Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Qatar
  • Ozan Ozkural, Founder and Managing Partner, Tanto Capital Partners, United Kingdom
  • Barış Öney, Founder and Managing Partner, Globalturk Capital, Türkiye
  • Erkan Kork, Chairman, Bankpozitif, Türkiye

Moderator: Mr. Faysal Abou Zaki, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Group

12:00 - 12:45

Session 2: Energizing Kuwait-Türkiye Cooperation

  • Exploring Potential Investment Opportunities in the Energy Landscape, Defense and Aerospace
  • The Great Transition: Energy of the Future
  • Kuwait's Vision 2035 Development Plan: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Navigating the Regulatory Landscape of Green and Renewable Energy Investments
  • Facilities Management, Urban Planning, and Construction Contracting; Kuwait's Promising Frontier


  • E. Saad Al-Barrak, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Oil and Minister of State for Economic and Investment Affairs, Kuwait
  • Talha Pamukçu, Deputy Managing Director, BOTAŞ (Petroleum Pipeline Corporation), Türkiye
  • Stefan Paciorek, Global Head, DWF Legal & Business Services, United Kingdom

Moderator: Ms. Ebru Özdemir, Chairperson, Limak Holding, Türkiye

12:45 - 13:15

keynote address

H.E. Mehmet Şimşek, Minister of Treasury and Finance, Türkiye

“A Deep Dive into Türkiye 's Economic and Financial Landscape”

13:15 - 14:15

Lunch hosted by The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Türkiye (TOBB)

14:15 - 15:00

Session 3: Revitalizing Egypt- Türkiye Relations: Opportunities for Bilateral and Regional Collaboration

  • Enhancing Egypt - Türkiye Economic Resilience Through Recent Trade Growth Strategies.
  • Trade Facilitation and Customs Cooperation to Streamline Cross-Border Transactions
  • Investment prospects and opportunities in Real Estate and Construction Projects.
  • Policy and Regulatory Alignment for Seamless Investment and Tourism Exchanges
  • The Shared Commitment to Food Security


  • E. Mohamed Maait, Minister of Finance, Egypt
  • Erdal Eren, President, Turkish Contractors Association, Türkiye
  • Ahmed El Wakil, President, General Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce, Egypt
  • Alaa Ezz, Secretary General · Confederation of Egyptian European Business Associations, Egypt
  • E. Dr. Khaled Hanafy, Secretary General at The Union of Arab Chambers

Moderator: Mr. Gazi Misirli, Presidential Representative, MÜSİAD, Türkiye

15:00 - 16:00

<p>Session 4: <em>“Istanbul's Financial Nexus”- </em>Traditional Banking, Islamic Finance, and Fintech Integration</p>

  • Istanbul Financial Center as the Epicenter of Multidimensional Ecosystem
  • The Role of Istanbul in Facilitating Capital Flows Between Türkiye and Arab Countries
  • Türkiye and Arab Government Bonds Market: Trends, and Opportunities.
  • Exploring Principles and Applications of Islamic Finance for Economic Stability.
  • The Role of Sukuk in Turkish-Arab Economic Integration.
  • Fintech's Impact on Modernizing Islamic and Conventional Banking Systems.
  • A Focus on Participation Banking in Turkish-Arab Partnerships.


  • Ahmet İhsan Erdem, Chief Executive Officer, Istanbul Financial Center, Türkiye
  • Güzhan Gülay, Executive Vice President, Borsa Istanbul (BİST), Türkiye
  • Ufuk Bilgetekin, Chairman, Association of Payment and Electronic Money Institutions of Türkiye (TÖDEB), Türkiye
  • Orkun Özkan, Managing Partner, OGB Attorney Partnership, Türkiye
  • Faisal Mansour Sarkhou, Chief Executive Officer, KAMCO Invest and Vice Chairman, Burgan Bank, Kuwait
  • Bashar Al-Natoor - The Global Head of Islamic Finance - Managing Director, Fitch Ratings, UAE

Moderator: Mrs. Ayşe Özden, Chief Economist, A&T Bank, Türkiye

16:00 - 16:15

Networking and Coffee Break

16:15 - 16:40

Session 5: Unveiling Iraq's Investment and Finance Outlook

  • The Investment Map of Iraq
  • A Comprehensive Look at Iraq's Capital Market


  • Ammar Abd Al Jabbar Moussa, Assistant Director General of the Economic Department, National Investment Commission, Iraq
  • Faisal Al-Haymes, Chairman of the Securities Commission, Iraq

16:40 - 17:20

Session 6: An In-depth Exploration of the Regional Investment Landscape

  • Examining FDI Landscape and Strategies to Mitigate Investment Risks
  • Leveraging Disruptive Technologies for Reciprocal Economic Advancement
  • Modern Investment Paradigms via Entrepreneurial Ventures and ESG Integration
  • Cracking the code of the Regulatory Landscape for Turkish Investors
  • Exploring Trustable Turkish Investment Avenues
  • The Role of Youth and Tech-Savvy Innovators in the New World Economy


  • Hashim Hussein, Head, UNIDO-ITPO, Bahrain
  • Cemalettin Akgül, Co-Founder, Golden Way Real Estate Fund, Türkiye
  • Onur Koc, Regional Technology Officer - Southeast Europe at Microsoft, Türkiye

17:20 - 18:00

Ending Remarks Followed by Networking and Coffee Break