Under the patronage of The Directorate General of State Airports Authority, Republic of Turkey


The PPP Airport Investment Summit is the world’s only event dedicated exclusively to Public Private Partnerships in the Airports sector. Held under the patronage of the State Airports Authority (DHMI) of Turkey, this industry-leading event will bring together the leaders at the forefront of PPP developments in the Airport industry to share success stories and provide you with in-depth and actionable advice on how to ensure the success of your Airport PPP.

Key concepts covered to develop your airports strategy:

  • Participate in the world’s ONLY conference dedicated to Airport PPP opportunities
  • Strategize, network and do business with key decision makers from across the aviation industry
  • Be introduced to Senior Representatives from Civil Aviation Authorities across the globe via our VIP “Meet and Network” campaign
  • Participate in highly interactive roundtable and panel sessions led by key stakeholders including IFIs, Banks, Construction Companies and Law Firms
  • Tap into todays leading projects and gain an in-depth understanding of successful PPP Airport projects

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Mr Orhan Birdal,

Director General,
State Airports Authority DHMI

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Expert Speakers 2014

  • Abdulla-Ahmed-Mohamed

    Abdulla Ahmed Mohamed

    Chief development & Technical Officer
    Bahrain Airport Company
    Abdulla Ahmed Mohamed

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    Mr Orhan Birdal

    Director General
    State Airports Authority DHMI, Turkey
    Mr Orhan Birdal

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    Kjeld Binger

    Airport International Group
    Kjeld Binger

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  • Levent-Kirazoglu

    Levent Kirazoglu

    Project&Acquisition Finance Department
    Garanti Bank
    Levent Kirazoglu

    Levent Kirazoglu has been working at Garanti Bank – Project&Acquisition Finance Department- since 2006 and is the Manager of the Infrastructure&Real Estate team. He has a banking experience of 11 years. Levent has an undergraduate degree on Business Administration (with the major in finance) and has his masters degree in the Executive-MBA programme of Sabancı University.                                                                 

    He has hands-on experience on project and acquisition finance deals in many different sectors including healthcare, real estate, infrastructure, transportation, energy, cement and retail. Some examples to the recent projects he worked on are Gebze Izmir Motorway and 3rd Bosphorus Bridge.

  • Alaa-Samman

    Alaa Samman

    PPP Team Leader, Director of Business Development and Property Management
    Alaa Samman

    Eng. Alaa Samman is responsible for implementing commercialization strategies and plans to enhance commercial, retail and private sector investments at Saudi Arabia’s 23 Domestic Airports. Since early 2007, has been mandated by the President of GACA to oversee several PPP project transactions, namely the development rehabilitation of Prince Mohamed Bin Abdulaziz International Airport at Madinah at an estimated project cost of $1.5 billion; the development of Airport Cities at three international airports starting with Jeddah and Riyadh; the privatization and commercialization of the Fixed Base Operators’ (FBO) facilities at Jeddah and Riyadh airports; the privatization of the operation of the VIP Lounges at 4 international and 8 domestic airports. Successfully completed three PPP transactions namely, the commercialization of advertising operation at all Saudi airports, the development of a $200 million Haj Terminal and a $50 million Water Desalination Plant at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah. Previous experience includes airport facilities management at Jeddah airport, working with a team of engineers and architects on the development plans for King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah at Bechtel’s San Francisco Headquarters.

  • Muneer-Ferozie

    Muneer Ferozie

    IFC - Infrastructure Advisory department
    Muneer Ferozie

    Mr Ferozie focuses on the financial advisory for the infrastructure sector and advises on structuring, executing and tendering PPPs and privatization transactions. His recent mandates include advising the Government of Egypt in the concession of the wastewater treatment plant, Government of Saudi Arabia on the concessions of the Desalination and the Hajj terminal projects at Jeddah airport; and advising the Government of Pakistan on the privatization of an electricity distribution company. He is currently advising the Government of Saudi Arabia on the concession of Madinah Airport and developing “Aerotroplis” at Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam Airports through a PPP scheme.

  • Richard-Meredith

    Richard Meredith

    Chief Development Officer
    Richard Meredith

    Richard Meredith is the Chief Development Officer for IGA Havalimani Isletmesi AS; the Company who won last year the concession to build and operate the Istanbul New Airport. He has over 30 years’ experience in the design, construction and planning of civil engineering projects and has worked on several large multi faceted projects, including Hong Kong International Airport, KCRC’s West Rail and Shatin to Central Link and the Channel Tunnel. Richard has worked in the UK, Libya, Malaysia, Hong, Kong, India, Maldives and Turkey. He has a degree from the University of Southampton and is a Member of the Institute of Civil Engineers.

  • Jacques-Follain

    Jacques Follain

    Managing Director
    Aeroports de Paris
    Jacques Follain

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    Gabriele Pasquini

    Executive Director
    Presidency of Council of Ministers
    Gabriele Pasquini

    Head of Secretariat – Public Utilities Regulation Unit
    PPP Senior Expert within Public Utilities Regulation Unit. Member of Italian PPP Task Force, EU and International Relationships. Executive manager of Presidency of the Council of Ministers. Prior to joining the PPP Task Force in June 2000, he was regulatory advisor to Ministry of Public Works and to Ministry of Treasury. In particular, he spent many years analysing the reform of public works regulatory framework. As far his experience in the private sector, he has been advisor to institutions and bodies operating in the field of support to disadvantaged areas with the aim of involving private.

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    Dicle Demircioğlu

    Dicle Demircioğlu

    Since joining GMW Mimarlik in 2003, Dicle has been involved in a variety of projects with particular responsibility for managing the design process and leading multi-disciplinary teams on transportation projects. She became a Director in 2008 and an Equity Partner in 2011 taking on additional responsibilities in the joint management of the practice and business development.

    Recent major projects include the new International Terminal at Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Airport in Medina, KSA; State Aircraft Hangar at Ankara Esenboga Airport; Haramain High Speed Railway Station in Medina, KSA; Eurasia Tube Crossing Project in Istanbul.

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    Mohammed Paracha

    Head of Islamic Finance
    Middle East & Africa
    Norton Rose Fulbright
    Mohammed Paracha

    Mohammed Paracha is a banking lawyer based in Dubai and is also the Head of our Islamic finance practice for the Middle East and Africa.

    Mohammed specialises in Islamic financial and banking transactions and has a broad range of transactional experience. Mohammed’s main area of skills is with cross-border transactions where he advises clients across a broad range of asset classes and industry sectors.

    His transactions are predominantly asset related involving real estate, ships, aircraft and project assets or complex structured transactions in new markets where tax, legal and Shariah principles need to be navigated in order to deliver optimum returns to Islamic investors.

    Mohammed advised the sponsors TAV Havalimanlari Holding A.S, Saudi Oger Limited and Al Rajhi Holdings (the TIBAH Consortium) on the financing and construction of the US$1.2 billion expansion of Madinah Airport in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This is the first full PPP (Public Private Partnership) project in Saudi Arabia and one of the largest infrastructure projects in the Middle East in 2012.

    Mohammed trained and qualified with our practice and gained international recognition for his work as the sole legal member of the Bank of England’s committee on Islamic finance where he assisted the UK Government in establishing London as an international Islamic finance hub.

    Mohammed is recognised as a key individual by Chambers & Partners Legal Directory 2013, which comments ‘”He has a very good knowledge base, and is very intuitive and thoughtful in dealing with the Islamic banks and scholars.”


    Peter Aurich

    Managing Director
    Head of Infrastructure Turkey
    Project & Commodity Finance at UniCredit Bank Austria AG
    Peter Aurich

    Peter has more than 19 years experience working on a variety of infrastructure projects. Within the Project Finance team of UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking he started in 1995 with a focus on PFI and infrastructure projects in Europe. He has been responsible for the structuring and arranging of several landmark transportation projects mainly in the railway sector as well as for financial advisory mandates for private and public clients.

    Starting in 1999 but more actively since 2003 he developed the project finance business in Turkey for UniCredit Group and built up a broad network to Turkish customers and authorities. He was in charge for the structuring and arranging of the privatizations of Istanbul Airport, Ankara Airport and Antalya Airport among others.

    As the most recent deal highlights in 2013 Peter closed his Financial Advisory mandate for the Eurasia Road Tunnel Crossing in Istanbul, a landmark USD 1.2bn financing involving Multilaterals, ECAs, intl. and Turkish commercial banks. Furthermore Peter closed the refinancing of Mersin Port using for the first time a corporate bond issue for an infrastructure concession based asset in Turkey.

    Since 2010 Peter is heading UniCredit’s cross border Infrastructure Turkey Team based in Istanbul and Munich. Beginning with 2014 the Munich part of the Infrastructure Turkey team has moved to the CEE Division of UniCredit Group headquartered in UniCredit Bank Austria AG, Vienna.

    Peter’s main focus is now on the upcoming large Privatizations and Hospital PPPs in Turkey.

    He is a graduate of the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich with a degree in Business Administration.

  • Ron-Reed

    Ron Reed

    Director, Airport Strategy
    Ron Reed

    Mr. Reed has worked for SITA for 14 years and currently serves as Director, Airport Strategy where he is responsible for the following:

    1) Leading the 3-year business planning process for the SITA’s Airport Solution Line

    2) Leading market research and analysis, competitive intelligence, assess future market trends and recommend new growth opportunities

    3) Responsible for identifying potential partners and acquisition candidates 

    4) Accountable for driving new product development at initial concept stage 

    Before joining SITA, Ron was employed with Delta Air Lines and began his career in aviation with Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Company.

    Ron’s background also includes an MBA and various professional accreditations such as Airport Management Professional Accreditation Program (AMPAP).  

  • Robert-Hornblower

    Robert Hornblower

    Technical Director
    Robert Hornblower

    PPP Airport Investments Summit – Istanbul 23-25 September 2014

    Mr. Robert Hornblower has over 30 years of airport development experience on projects undertaken in North, Central and South America, the Middle-East, Africa, Europe and Asia.  During the course of his career, he has worked as project director and subject matter expert on over 30 airport projects on land use plans, master planning, terminal design, independent design review, forecasts, simulation, capacity, financial analysis, expansion and remodelling.

    His experience includes projects where the public and the private sector were sharing risk and responsibilities, with focus on financial viability, airport performance, ease of expansion to avoid costly adjustments and capacity balance. 

    Robert worked for IATA, governments, airport authorities and airport concessionaires. He supported private bidders on privatization projects, acted as auditors and as owner’s specialist in determining minimum requirements. This broad involvement gives him a unique perspective on the many stakeholder’s issues and solutions.

    Mr. Hornblower is the author of several chapters of IATA Airport Development Reference Manual 9th Edition, which is a reference document, used by consultants, Government, Airport Authorities and Concessionaires around the world.  In addition, he represented IATA at ICAO’s Aerodrome Panel and Airport Design Working Group for the updating of the Annex 14.

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    Eric Fleurisson

    Airport Development Director
    Bouygues Batiment International
    Eric Fleurisson

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    Sule Kilic

    Deputy Country Director
    Turkey - EBRD
    Sule Kilic

    Sule has over 20 years experience working on a variety of Project Finance/Financial Advisory, M&A, Private Equity, Bank Acquisition  projects.


    She is currently working as the Deputy Country Director for Turkey at EBRD since June 2014. In this position, she reports directly to the Country Director, provide support to develop the Istanbul RO as the main operational hub in Turkey, and assist to develop and deliver the country strategy. Responsibilities in her position: Take the lead in the Bank’s strategy business development and execution (infrastructure (municipalities, transportation, social infrastructure, PPPs), energy (power and natural resources)). Portfolio monitoring. Policy Dialogue and Representation of the Bank to the Turkish Government. Staff Management.


    Prior to that, she worked as Head of Financial Advisory Turkey for PCF based in Istanbul and as a Managing Director in Unicredit Group for over 6.5 years, representing Unicredit CIB in Turkey for its financial advisory, structured and project finance activities across all industry sectors including infrastructure, PPPs, energy, commodity industries, oil and gas. She has been responsible for the structuring and arranging of several transportation, infrastructure, PPP and privatisation projects in Turkey. An excerpt of her transactions include: Financial Advisory of ETLIK PPP, BILKENT PPP and IKITELLI PPP Projects, Financial Advisory for EURASIA TUNNEL Project, Financial Advisory for STAR Refinery Project and TOLLROAD PRIVATISATION, structuring & arranging mandates of DALAMAN AIRPORT, IZMIR AIRPORT; ZAFER AIRPORT; ANTALYA AIRPORT, ATATURK AIRPORT; ESENBOGA AIRPORT, MERSIN PORT; BANDIRMA PORT and ISKENDERUN PORT, BASKENT GAZ Privatisation, structuring and coordinating roles in various other BOT schemed projects and other infrastructure projects currently in progress.


    Previous to her employment with UniCredit, Sule worked for Garanti Bank (Project Finance-Transportation & Infrastructure), Emporiki Venture Capital (Representative Head of Turkey Desk), Dogus Holding (Advisor to Chairman), Citibank (as the Head of Strategy & Business Development, Bank Acquisitions and M&A) and the Privatisation Administration of Turkey (Project Manager  for PETKIM Privatisation).


    Sule is a graduate of Istanbul Technical University (with 1st degree honour), Turkey, a BSc in Industrial Engineering and has acquired an MBA and MSc from the University of Manchester, UMIST, UK (graduated with Distinction). She is currently proceeding with PhD in Finance at Bosphorus University, Istanbul. 

  • Ahmet-Kesli

    Ahmet Kesli

    Founding President / International PPP Platform
    Ahmet Kesli

    Dr. Ahmet T. KEŞLI is the Founding Partner of Group Law Firm and the Founding President of
    International PPP Platform Turkey, Vice-Chairman of United Nations (UNECE) International PPP
    Centre of Excellence and, As.Prof Dr of Commercial Law at Fatih University Faculty of Law. He is one
    of the leading corporate lawyers in Turkey due to his extensive experience in all aspects of PPPs,
    privatization, public procurement, corporate law, contentious and non-contentious legal matters.
    He advises corporations, financial institutions, central and local authorities including self-regulatory
    organization, on strategic business issues, complex legal matters and legislative options.
    Dr. KEŞLI is also considered an authority in the field of Project Finance and PPPs in Turkey on
    account of his scholarly approach on law and considerable experience and involvement in several
    major national and International projects. His expertise is renowned in Turkey and beyond. He is
    currently advising to the Largest ever project of the Republic of Turkey, the project is in the energy
    He has been member to various statutory and regulatory commissions including Vice-Chairman of
    United Nations International PPP Centre of Excellence, and membership of the UNECE Team of
    Specialist on PPP, membership of the board drafted ‘National Policy of Financing Environmental
    Projects through PPPS, chairman of the board conducted Civil Dialogue Process of Draft PPP Law in
    Turkey, chairman of the sub-committee on financing projects in National Transport Summit 2013.
    He has been working on PPP, Privatization, Corporate & Commercial Law, Project Finance, Energy
    Law, Intellectual Property and Competition with many books, legal articles, publications and
    presentations in English and Turkish languages as well as lectures at the Universities on the subjects
    given above.

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    Nihat Ozdemir

    Chairman of the Board
    Nihat Ozdemir

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    Mertol Genc

    General Manager
    IGA ((Istanbul Grand Airport Project))
    Mertol Genc

    Mertol Genc currently holds the responsibility to structure the Project Company of Istanbul Grand Airport. He previously held the position of Board Member of Limak Investments and CEO of Pristina International Airport. He deals with business development activities and works for the international infrastructure projects, focused mainly to aviation sector. He also held the positions as CFO for a concession based project-financed airports in Africa and Finance Coordinator at TAV Holding. He also used to work at international banks in Germany, Holland and Turkey- Credit Europe (Holland) N.V., DHB Bank (Holland) N.V., Yapi Kredi Bank A.S.- at managerial positions in corporate credits and risk management departments. He has specialized in project and business development, involved many corporate and project finance transactions for 17 years. He holds B.A. degree at the Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey and completed several post-graduate finance studies in Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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    Kemal Serdengecti

    Pekin & Pekin
    Kemal Serdengecti

    Kemal joined the Pekin & Pekin Corporate team in 2011 bringing expertise from his extensive experience in the Infrastructure, Pharma, Energy and M&A sector of Turkey. Kemal advises predominantly foreign clients on their investments in Turkey, particularly private equity firms, European banks and multinationals in the Healthcare, Energy and Real Estate sectors. In addition to his Turkey-based expertise, Kemal is a New York Bar qualified lawyer and has advised clients on multiple projects.

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    Anthony Smith

    Chairman PPP Experts
    UNECE PPP Readiness Task Force
    Anthony Smith

    Mr. Smith is a partner in the Infrastructure Development Group. He is a UK Qualified lawyer with over 20 years of practice and is a specialist in infrastructure, construction and PPP projects and has advised on many major projects in transport, health, education, defence, accommodation and energy in Europe, the Middle East, the Far East and Africa.


    He is a member of the UNECE Business Advisory Board, Head of the UN’s PPP Readiness Task Force (set up to give practical aid and advice to countries in their PPP implementation programmes), is an associate expert in PPP Capacity Building with the United Nations Development Programme. He has assisted the United Nations Economic and Social Commission in drafting its Transport PPP Guidance documentation and Co-authored the UNECE Guide to Promoting Good Governance in Public Private Partnerships. He has recently carried out feasibility studies for PPP implementation in Mongolia and Uzbekistan at the request of the Mongolian and Uzbek Governments and worked with USAID and the Mongolian State Property Committee to develop PPP Capacity and documentation as part of USAID’s Economic Policy Reform and Competitiveness Project. He has also worked on a World Bank Project for PPP training of Government Officials in PPP in India.


    Mr. Smith has lectured extensively on PPP related topics and has worked with UNDP, United Nations Economic and Social Commission Asia Pacific, U.N.E.C.E , the Moscow School of Economics, the World Bank, USAID, and Asia Development Bank in the Asia Pacific region and  Eastern Europe developing PPP Capacity Building and drafting standard guidance and contract documentation.

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    John Davie

    Altra Capital
    John Davie

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    Atter Ezzat Hannoura

    Director, Public Private Partnership Central Unit, Ministry of Finance
    Atter Ezzat Hannoura

    Biodata – Summary

    Eng. Atter Hannoura has 31 years of professional working experience in different capacities and business sectors.

    Eng. Hannoura is a PPP procurement and contract management professional, with all-round business experience mainly gained from working for the multilateral Organizations since 1997 (USAID 1 year then the World Bank for 9 years) as a Management Information System (MIS) and procurement expert, which where extended to full Project Management, Financing and Contract Management in the MENA Region.

    Eng. Hannoura worked as a deputy general manager, Business development Director and Vice President for different Regional and Local Organizations with a strong direct to customer’s experience. Such variance provided high exposures in senior and broadly based wider commercial aspects such as legal, logistics, sales and distribution, experience in business aspects in the Egyptian and Middle Eastern markets, as well as the implementation of total business and technology solutions, which was coupled by broad exposure to various cross-functional commercial and corporate affairs.

    Since Feb 1st, 2007, Eng. Atter Hannoura has joined the Ministry of Finance of the Egyptian Government to participate in establishing the PPP Central Unit ,in the capacity of the Director of the Central Department for PPP Projects and Tendering Affairs Contract Manager responsible for implementing PPP initiative on a national basis.. And in May 2011 Eng. Hannoura was promoted to be the Director of the PPP Central Unit.

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    Gherardo Barrufa

    Managing Director
    Credit Agricole Corporate Investment Bank
    Gherardo Barrufa

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    Dr. Ibrahim F. Algofaily

    Dr. Ibrahim F. Algofaily

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    Hüseyin ARSLAN

    Chairman of YDA Group
    Hüseyin ARSLAN

    Hüseyin Arslan, graduating from Middle East Technical University (M.E.T.U.) in 1992 with a “High
    Honor” degree, has been the Chairman of YDA Group since 1993. Also, he is a member of board in Turkish
    Contractors’ Association, and has attended numerous national and international conferences on real estate
    and public private partnership (PPP) projects. YDA, with its 39-year experience, is active in Construction &
    Contracting, Aviation, Electro-mechanic, Mining, Agriculture, Medical, Energy, and Insurance sectors. It is
    one of the leader groups in Turkey with 8000 employees, has several national and international partners, and
    total value of completed projects has reached 5,6 billion dollars. In addition to Real Estate Investments,
    YDA is one of the most experienced leader firm in Turkey in Turnkey Projects, Build-Operate-Transfer
    (B.O.T) and Public-Private-Partnership business models especially in Health Sector in Turkey.

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    Crawford Burden

    Head of Transaction Due Diligience
    Crawford Burden

    Crawford leads Arup’s transport due diligence team. He is a transaction advice, business planning and business strategy professional with 16 years City and industry experience across a variety of disciplines within the transport sector. He has provided transaction advice to investors and bidders across Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas. Crawford has a good understanding of multi-modal issues surrounding transport assets and is an airport PPP specialist. Through his previous roles with Avia Solutions and as the Head of Business Information and Group Business Planning at Manchester Airport Group (MAG) Crawford developed a strong aptitude for understanding the key drivers of a business, their strengths and weaknesses, and identifying potential improvement and change strategies. Crawford has extensive experience of working on airport PPP projects globally with examples including buyside DD support to Consortia bidding for Chicago Midway, ANA, and Edinburgh Airports, and sell side support in the PPP of Kansai and Itami airports and a greenfield airport in the Lekki region of Lagos, Nigeria.

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    Hulusi Horozoglu

    Head of Debt Finance
    Hulusi Horozoglu

    Hulusi Horozoglu joined HSBC Turkey in September 2012 as the Head of Global

    Capital Financing and Debt Finance. He has 14 years of experience in

    banking. Prior to joining HSBC, he was based in Dubai as Citigroup’s Head

    of Corporate & Investment Banking for Saudi Arabia and Oman and previously

    he was Director of Citigroup’s Capital Markets, Syndications and Global

    Islamic Banking business where he spent 6 years covering Middle East,

    Turkey, Africa, CIS and new markets; responsible for syndications, bonds

    and other structured financing transactions. He closed several debut

    Eurobonds for Turkish issuers, the first Turkish Sukuk, the first ever

    Malaysian Ringitt Sukuk for a Turkish issuer, the first Turkish sovereign

    Sukuk, the first Turkish Lira Eurobond, the largest Islamic syndication in

    Turkey, the first syndicated Islamic aviation facility globally, the

    largest loan syndication in Middle East, the largest Sukuk globally, the

    first Islamic syndication in Russian Federation and executed several other

    first-of-its kind and landmark capital market, syndication, project finance

    and other structured finance transactions. He originated and completed 150+

    debt and capital markets deals. Horozoğlu holds a BA degree in Economics

    from Bogazici University, Istanbul.

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    Mike Fairbanks

    Director of Aviation Consultancy
    Mike Fairbanks

    Mike is a director at the aviation consultancy – Helios, an Egis company – based in the UK. He has been a management consultant for over twenty-three years, specialising in air and marine transport infrastructure.

    He has been involved in private sector participation (PSP) projects for over fifteen years. He has experience of all phases of the PSP process from policy-making through establishment of governance mechanisms to the bidding process and subsequent operation. His clients have included the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Commission, the Indonesian Infrastructure Initiative, various national governments, investors and operators. Mike’s experience in PSP extends from airports to air traffic control as well as infrastructure supporting maritime navigation. One of his current interests is the potential for outsourcing air traffic control services at airports.

    Mike holds Masters and DPhil degrees (in Physics) from Oxford University. He is a Fellow of the UK Royal Institute of Navigation.

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    Lee Lawrence

    Managing Director
    Qeema Infrastructure Partners
    Lee Lawrence

    Lee is Managing Director for Qeema Infrastructure Partners who provides consulting and advisory support, financing capital and project initiation for aviation related infrastructure development across the Middle East and the ASEAN region.

    With over 25 years experience in senior executive roles across banking and investment management Lee has extensive experience in the direct management of critical infrastructure projects, delivering enhanced returns for owners, investors and leading complex transition projects.

    Having held a number of senior management positions with Barclays Bank PLC across the UK, Europe and the Caribbean Lee joined InvestAD, an Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund as their Chief Financial Officer and was Investment Committee member for its USD$600m Infrastructure Fund. Lee was appointed Director and Board member, of a number of investment assets including a Middle East airport development investment acquired through a PPP bidding process.

    Lee is a qualified accountant with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Chartered Associate of the Institute of Financial Services and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.

    Lee originally from London, currently lives in Abu Dhabi he has two young children and supports Arsenal FC. 


    Profile of Qeema:

    Qeema Infrastructure Partners provides consulting and advisory support, financing capital and project initiation for airport and aviation related infrastructure development across the Middle East and South East Asia.

    Qeema specialises in supporting owners and investors providing finance and drive out enhanced financial returns from their airport investments.  Qeema provides advice to governments of emerging and frontier nations to develop the principles of PPP and takes an active role in their implementation.

    Qeema has undertaken assignments for airlines, investors, governments and airport operators in the planning, financing and PPP development of aviation and airport infrastructure in the UAE, Iraq, Cambodia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines. 

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      Second oldest British Chamber in the world, the British Chamber of Commerce of Turkey (BCCT) is the partner of choice for British Business in Turkey. The BCCT serves British companies with one integrated offer to seize export opportunities in Turkey and acts a matchmaker with Turkish Companies.

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      SITA is the world’s leading specialist in air transport communications and IT solutions. SITA delivers and manages business solutions for airline, airport, GDS, government and other customers over the world’s most extensive network, which forms the communications backbone of the global air transport industry.

      SITA’s portfolio includes managed global communications, infrastructure and outsourcing services, as well as services for airline commercial management and passenger operations, flight operations, aircraft operations and air-to-ground communications, airport management and operations, baggage operations, transportation security and border management, cargo operations and more.

      With a customer service team of over 2,000 staff around the world, SITA invests significantly in achieving best-in-class customer service, providing integrated local and global support for both its communications and IT application services.

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      Honeywell is a Fortune 100 company that invents and manufactures technologies to address some of the world’s toughest challenges linked to global macrotrends such as energy efficiency, clean energy generation, safety and security, globalization and customer productivity.

      Honeywell Building Solutions (HBS), we address these challenges specifically within the building environment. Our focus is installing, integrating and maintaining the systems that keep your facility safe, secure, comfortable, productive and energy efficient. We’re also a global leader in energy services, working with organizations to conserve energy, optimize building operations and leverage renewable energy sources.

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      The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development fosters transition to market economies in countries from central and eastern Europe to central Asia and the southern and eastern Mediterranean.

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      Altra Capital is a high level independent management and advisory group established to function as an adjunct to its public and private sector clients’ in house department or for the review, design, implementation and management of strategic and complex major projects.

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      UK Trade & Investment is a UK Government department working with businesses based in the United Kingdom to ensure their success in international markets, and encourage the best overseas companies to look to the UK as their global partner of choice.

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    Why Attend

    Join the C-level partners driving innovation and success in the PPP Airport ecosystem and learn from their experiences. Our expert panel of speakers will address the challenges of developing, structuring and managing successful Airport PPPs.

    Key topics for 2015 will include:

    1. Understanding the requirements and perspective of the private investor & perspective of Civil Aviation Authorities
    2. Employing the PPP model to increase airport capacity & brokering an optimal PPP that satisfies all parties’ needs
    3. The challenges of financing large scale PPP projects & navigating the legal and contractual requirements to facilitating PPPs
    4. Understanding PPP structuring from the banker’s perspective & leveraging technology to maximise revenues in the Airports of the future
    5. Airport PPP Management and Operations


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    Speaker Interviews


    Kjeld Binger

    Airport International Group

    Jihad Boueri

    Vice President

    Abdulla Ahmed Mohamed

    Chief development & Technical Officer
    Bahrain Airport Company

    John Davie

    Altra Capital

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      Second oldest British Chamber in the world, the British Chamber of Commerce of Turkey (BCCT) is the partner of choice for British Business in Turkey. The BCCT serves British companies with one integrated offer to seize export opportunities in Turkey and acts a matchmaker with Turkish Companies.

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      Momberger Airport Information is the independent source of information for airport professionals around the world, published biweekly since 1973. It provides unbiased news free of advertising.  The newsletter is published in a modular format that allows subscribers to put together their own newsletter package that matches their professional interest in the airport industry.

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      Air Cargo Update is the first and only independent bi-monthly magazine featuring news, views and analysis of the challenges and changes faced by the fast-growing and ever-changing air cargo industry.

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      Air Cargo Update, enjoys a reputation of being the voice of the industry as it reports latest views of industry players. With a network of dedicated correspondents, covers news briefs and updates, which include information about civil aviation bodies, airports, airlines, freight forwarders, multi model transportation, shipping, specialized logistics service providers and all other major components of the air cargo supply chain.

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      Airport International is a leading online B2B platform with the latest news and developments in the airport market from across the globe.

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    Conference Agenda

    Conference Day 1

    13 October 2015


    08:30 Registration & Refreshments
    08:50 Opening Remarks from Chairman
    09:00 Official Welcome Address by Minister of Transport (TBC)
    PPP Airport Success Stories
    09:10 Istanbul and Beyond: An Overview of the Turkish Directorate General of Civil Aviation Response to Capacity Limitations
    09:40 The PPP Opportunity in EMEA: What needs to be done?
    10:00 Medina and Beyond: An Overview of GACA’s Response to Capacity Limitations
    10:20 Turkish contractors perspective
    10:40 Networking Session
    11:10 Panel Session: Airport operators perspective: How has private sector investment
    11:50 Perspectives and Challenges for the PPP Airports Sector
    12:10 Topic to be confirmed
    12:30 Turkish Airlines
    12:50 Lunch
    ** Leadership Summit Parallel Session **
    14:15 Civil Aviation Leadership Panel: Meeting the challenge of increasing traffic demand
    14:15 Assessing the Benefits of Independent Economic Regulation of PPPs
    14:35 Case Study: The Indian Airport PPP Experienc
    14:55 After the Construction: Operational Management of PPP Airports
    15:15 Networking Break
    15:45 Panel Session: Creating a Checklist of Legal & Regulatory Issues for Airport PPPs
    16:30 Doing your Due Diligence: A How to Guide on PPP Contract Management
    16:50 End of Day 1 & Evening Social Reception

    Workshop Day 1

    09:00 – 12:00 Measuring the Benefits vs. Drawbacks of Applying a PPP Model to Airports

    Conference Day 2

    14 October 2015


    08:30 Refreshments
    09:00 Opening Remarks from Chairman
    Structuring Airport PPPs: The Role of Financial Institutions
    09:10 Global Overview of the Airport Industry and the Prospect of PPPs
    09:30 Panel session: insights into key projects and opportunities across the globe.
    10:10 Mitigating Financial Risk in Airport PPPs
    10:30 What Role Can the Islamic Development Bank Play in Financing Airport PPPs?
    10:20 Turkish contractors perspective
    10:50 Networking Break
    11:20 Keynote Panel: How Should PPPs be structured to Entice Lenders and Facilitate Project Financing?
    11:50 Perspectives and Challenges for the PPP Airports Sector
    12:00 Technology Partner
    12:40 Lunch
    12:30 Turkish Airlines
    12:50 Lunch
    13:45 Using Technology to enhance passenger experience and improve airport efficiency and maximise revenue
    14:05 Non-Aviation Revenue in PPP Airports: Evaluating the critical Performance of airports in delivering sustainable income
    14:25 Panel Session: Airport Best Practice – Integrating environmental & sustainable development in Aviation infrastructure
    14:45 Networking Break
    15:15 Applying a PPP Model for Airport Infrastructure Development
    15:40 From Design to Conception: Airport PPP Management over the Project’s Lifecycle
    16:00 Delivering Security and Safety on PPP Airports:
    16:20 Session TBC
    17:30 End of Conference

    Workshop Day 2

    13:00 – 16:00 Improving Airport Profitability by Identifying and Attracting the Right PPP Partners

    Venue Details

    Located in the centre of Istanbul, the Conrad Istanbul hotel is a 5 star luxury property with magnificent view of the scenic Bosphorus waterway.

    Awarded the title, ‘Turkey’s Best Business Hotel’ by the World Travel Awards, Conrad Istanbul is the ideal venue for business events and conferences. The Conrad Ballroom is the largest ballroom in Istanbul and can accommodate between 330 and 1500 guests.

    Conrad Istanbul is located in the Besiktas area of Istanbul, situated close to tram links leading to the picturesque Old Town. To book your accommodation at a special rate, please contact a number of our team or email

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    Cihannuma Mah Saray Cd
    No5 Besiktas, Istanbul,
    34353, Turkey

    TEL: 90-212-310-2525
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