BRICA meets in Istanbul

18-19 October 2018 Swissotel The Bosphorus LIVE BROADCAST


    Erol Bilecik


    TÜSİAD has the pleasure of being a founding member of BRICA. We are excited to host BRICA istanbul Summit this year. We target high level public and private sector presence from Asian, European and BRI countries in this international event. 

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    Li Yizhong

    Chairman, China Federation of Industrial Economics

    The Belt and Road Industrial and Commercial Alliance (BRICA) was initiated by China Federation of Industrial Economics (CFIE) and jointly established by more than 20 prominent industrial and commercial organizations in 2016.

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    Xiong Meng

    CFIE Executive Vice Chairman & BRICA Secretary General

    BRICA Istanbul Summit is an important multilateral international summit under BRICA framework, with a wide participation of BRICA member organizations and representatives from both political and business community.

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    About BRICA

    BRICA Meets In Istanbul

    The Belt & Road Industrial and Commercial Alliance (BRICA)

    The Belt & Road Industrial and Commercial Alliance (BRICA) is a multilateral cooperation mechanism envisioned and initiated by CFIE to unite leading industrial and commercial organizations worldwide for the common prosperity along the Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road.



    Registration and Networking

    Welcoming Speeches

    Group Photo

    (Heads or representatives of BRICA Member Organization Delegations with the introductory session’s participants)

    Coffee Break

    Introductory Session: Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

    • Economic implications for China and regional & global economy
    • Financial Institutions as part of BRI, funding possibilities of the projects

    Moderator: Dr. Constanze Stelzenmüller, Robert Bosch Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

    Welcome Coffee

    Regulatory Cooperation & Dispute Settlement

    • Implementation challenges of BRI

    Moderator: Dr.İsmail G. Esin, Managing Partner, Esin Attorney Partnership

    Banking – Finance - Insurance

    • Cooperation possibilities in financial markets
    • RMB Use
    • Infrastructure financing
    • Fintech

    Moderator: Barış Oran, CFO, Sabancı Holding; Board Member, TÜSİAD

    • William Chui, Regional Director, Europe, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC)
    • Mehmet Şencan, Deputy Chief Executive, Corporate and Commercial Banking,  İşbank
    • Alexis Garatti, Head of Macroeconomics, Euler Hermes
    • Emre Hatem, Director, Project Finance and Sustainability, Garanti Bank
    • Dr. Rıza Kadılar, Senior Country Manager, Natixis Turkey; Chairman, China Institute Turkey
    • Zhi Peng, Secretary General of Zhongguancun M&A Promotion Association and Executive Vice President of Tsinghua Asset Management Group



    Paralel Sessions 1

    Transportation – Logistics

    • Opportunities and challenges arising from BRI for Logistics
    • Smart logistics, new technologies, efficient services
    • Development and current situation of rail, land, maritime and airline transport
    • Custom harmonization among BRI countries


    Moderator: Cem Gürdeniz, Director, Koç University Maritime Forum

    Smart Cities  

    • Opportunities and challenges arising from BRI for the Future Cities
    • Environmental Technologies & Sustainability
    • New and Renewable Energies
    • Urban Development


    Moderator: Laszlo Pinter, Ph.D., Professor and Head of Department, Dept. of Environmental Sciences and Policy, Central European University (CEU);
    Senior Fellow, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)


    Lord Robin Janvrin

    UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy

    Xiong Meng

    Executive Vice Chairman & Secretary General

    Ruhsar Pekcan

    Minister of Trade of the
    Republic of Turkey

    Dr. Constanze Stelzenmüller

    Robert Bosch Senior Fellow
    Brookings Institution

    Dr. İsmail G. Esin

    Managing Partner
    Esin Attorney Partnership

    Barış Oran

    CFO, Sabancı Holding
    Board Member, TÜSİAD

    Ali Güreli

    Founder and Chairman
    Contemporary Istanbul

    Bahadır Kaleağası



    as of Nov 15


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    BRICA Meets in Istanbul, 18-19 October 2018

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