According to our attendees, Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Turkey is now the "must attend" event for Turkey's financial professionals. Here is just a selection of their comments on the high level of speakers, topical agenda sessions and networking opportunities available:
"This pioneering conference has fast established itself as the gathering for capital markets professionals in Turkey."
Dilek Yardim, Standard Chartered Bank
“Best conference in the DCM world”
Estel Gurdogan, OdeaBank
"Great talks, Good content and right mix of people."
Kadri Samsunlu, Akfen
"The conference, as always, was very good with great participation and very interesting panels."
Cicek Usakligil, Anadolu EFES
"It was a great opportunity to learn what other corporates are striving to do in terms of project finance, bond & sukuk issuance and market trends."
Huseyin Arslan, YDA
"It was very useful, comprehensive and interesting. Just great!"
Tatyana Masyuk, Ministry of Finance of Belarus
"High-level representatives of major companies, banks and financial institutions were discussing together with open-minded approach. The results of these two days conference has been outstanding both for the quality of the speakers and for the professional networking."
Massimo d’Eufemia, European Investment Bank
“If you are going to attend only one conference a year, this should be it. Insightful presentations, participants of very high calibre and networking, networking, networking...”
Burcu Geris, TAV Airports Holding
“This year’s Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Turkey was a watershed in terms of attendance, intensity of engagement by participants and the breadth of themes addressed. There is no greater testament to the accelerating vitality of the Turkish international capital markets than to see the back of the hall standing-room-only for the majority of the Conference’s headline panels and speakers. Bravo.”
Christopher Marks, BNP Paribas / TEB
“A unique combination of high level Government offcials, Bankers, Issuers and Investors makes the Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Turkey conference a unique proposition. Anyone either currently engaged or contemplating becoming involved in the dynamic Turkish Debt market would be well served to attend this extremely worthwhile event.”
Todd Schubert, Bank of Singapore
“This is a very high profile event on which investors are able to meet with senior corporate and banks representatives as well as government officials. Discussions could be very topical and informative, both in terms of direction in local regulation and supply trends as well as in terms of bond documentation and investor protection framework.”
Sonya Dilova, F&C Asset Management
“Without doubt the pre-eminent conference for all those interested and involved in the Turkish capital markets. Very well organised, some really interesting presentations, unparalleled networking. Hard to think of any other conference that was so well attended.”
Nicholas Winther, Standard Chartered Bank
“A unique opportunity presented with dialogues including the showcases of proven success, between different sectors and markets - a way of breaking down sector boundaries and creating collaboration among the markets in various countries. The similarities and the differences of European, Middle Eastern and Asian financial markets are well iterated. I thought it was a really good event – great speakers, great venue, networking opportunity with excellent organisation.”
Rengin Yiğitbaş Akıllıoğlu, Acıbadem
“Excellent conference with a wide diversity of attendees and presenters represented full of insights into Turkish Debt market. With its comprehensive and well-structured agenda and unique networking opportunities with high calibre professionals and government officials, The Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Turkey conference is a must attend conference.”
Özgür ÇATI, Yapı Kredi Portföy
“It was a very well organized conference. It was very useful in terms of content of the presentations and especially useful for networking due to the high level profile of participants from government and private sectors. I think it was the best one which I have attended this year so far. Thank you very much for organizing the conference.”
Berin Akarsu, TAV Construction
“It was a well-attended and impressive conference. The right topics, variety and quality of speakers and carefully selected panelists together with the insightful discussions were quite elevating for the local and international participants. In short this is one of the most successful conferences we have ever attended and we look forward to the next one.”
Tuncer Mutlucan, AKlease
“Very organized and well attended event--clearly the pre-eminent capital markets conference for a fast-developing market of increasing interest to both domestic and global investors.”
Kevin M. Kime, IFC
“I was very impressed by the audience turnout, highest numbers among recent conferences of the same kind. Moreover, the conference gave me an opportunity to meet with just the right people over some key issues I have been following up. The panels and presentations were also extremely useful, updating me on market developments and giving me the chance to draw from others’ experiences. Well worth my time in attending.”
Kerim Kemahli, Nurol Holding
“The Istanbul event brings together all the prerequisite parts of the financial system - for international investors such as ourselves this event provides the opportunity to gain valuable insight into what’s going on in the debt market, as well as a chance to meet the wide variety of local companies which attend the event.”
John Bates, PineBridge Investments
“Very well organized and value added event with a carefully selected agenda, attentive participants and knowledgeable speakers representing all sides of the financing world creating an excellent environment to exchange ideas.”
Orhun Köstem, Coca-Cola İçecek A.Ş.