Client Conference

Finastra Turkey Solution Forum - Post Volatility Banking


Next steps in Turkey

Explore the future of financial services in Turkey, post-volatility, and how best to capitalise on the opportunity inherent in one of the region’s most dynamic economies.

The latest market trends

A broad overview of the Turkish banking sector, with a closer look at margin improvement, liquidity constraints and the impact of Basel III & FRTB.

The impact of the cloud

Join us in exploring the potential of the cloud, both in the context of global best-practice and its current, practical use in the Turkish banking sector.

Dedicated streams

With two dedicated streams, covering Trade Finance and Islamic Banking, take advantage of the opportunity to build your own content experience.




Event Details

21st February 2019
Wyndham Grand Istanbul Levent
Istanbul, Turkey



08:30 A.M.

Registration and Networking

09:00 A.M.

Welcome Remarks From Finastra
Isilay Undermir,Country Manager Turkey, Finastra

09:30 A.M.

Finastra Overview
Wissam Khoury,Managing Director - MEA, Finastra

10:00 A.M.

Zeynep Aydin Demirkian,Chair, Risk Managers Association - Turkey

10:10 A.M.

Expected Credit Loss & Volatility Management
Damla Harman,FSI Leader & Partner, EY

10:30 A.M.

Panel Discussion: Volatility Management
Moderator: Arnaud Picut,Global Head of RIsk Practice, Finastra
Panellist: Zeynep Aydin Demirkian,Chair, Risk Managers Association - Turkey
Panellist: Damla Harman,FSI Leader & Partner, EY

11:00 A.M.

Coffee Break and Networking

11:30 A.M.

Latest Industry Trends & Observations

  • Overview of Turkish Banking Sector – Recent Trends
  • Bank performance enhancements when margins are tighters
  • Funding under FX and Liquidity Constraints
  • Basel III regulation & FRTB – addressing these within current Turkish economy

Sanjay Sharma ,Founder & Chairman, Greenpoint

12:15 P.M.

Panel Discussion: Funding under FX & Liquidity Management
Moderator: Sanjay Sharma ,Founder & Chairman, Greenpoint
Panellist: Omer Gencal,EVP Treasury, Fibabanka
Panellist: Gokhan Erkiralp,EVP Treasury, Odeabank
Panellist: Pedro Porfirio,Global Head of Capital Markets, Finastra

13:00 P.M.

Networking Lunch Break




14:00 P.M.

Finastra Exclusive: Unrivalled Digital Trade Automation

  • Understanding the latest innovations in digital trade finance
  • Automating the full range of traditional trade and purchase order financing
  • Remain at the center of the trade ecosystem
  • Supply Chain Finance

Carlos Teixeira, Head of Global Solution Consulting, Finastra

Islamic Financial Services Industry (IFSI)- Challenges & Opportunities

  • How innovation is shaping Islamic Banking
  • IFSI assets – The Future
  • Impact on IF products & Services – Post new wave regulations
  • FinTech adoption – Significance to IF industry

Marwan AbouZeid, Senior Manager Solution Consulting, Finastra

14:30 P.M.

Panel: Trade Finance

Panel: The Impact of Market Volatility on Participation Banking in Turkey

15:00 P.M.

Coffee Break and Networking

15:30 P.M.

Use of The Cloud in The Financial Services Sector

  • The practical application of cloud in disaster recovery
  • Mitigating cost - the impact of cloud over hardware
  • Developing an agile system with rapid scaleability
  • Driving operational efficiency with standardised processes


16:00 P.M.

Panel Discussion – Current Cloud Adoption in Banking Sector in Turkey

  • Agile innovation - what does cloud-based agility look like in practice?
  • How is the cloud being used to mitigate risk in the Turkish banking sector?
  • The regulatory landscape for cloud-based banking in Turkey

16:30 P.M.

Closing Remarks from Finastra
Serge Tohme,Regional Director – GCC & Turkey, Finastra

16:45 P.M.

End of Conference

17:00 P.M.

Cocktail Reception