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Agenda

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  • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

    Continental Breakfast

    Continental Breakfast at Salon A

  • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

    Opening Ceremony

    Opening Ceremony, Welcoming Remarks, and Keynote Address

    Speakers:

    General James L. Jones

    Howard G. Beasey

    Mehmet Ali Yalçındağ

    Nail Olpak

  • 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

    [Political Plenary] Repairing Ties: Mending the U.S.-Turkish Alliance in Difficult Times

    The opening plenary of this year’s conference will center on the restoration of political and business relations between the United States and Turkey, focusing on the ways in which the refurbishment of industry-to-industry relations may function as a gateway for mutual understanding and cooperation across sectors. Panelists will address the major issues affecting both countries while simultaneously depicting how collaboration may serve as the ultimate tool of engendering success, as individuals from either side are encouraged to develop mutually-beneficial solutions to common problems. This panel will underscore the historical value of the U.S.-Turkey alliance as well as demonstrate its prevailing significance, noting that hardship provides a unique opportunity for growth and the evocation of even more formidable relations going forward.

    Speakers:

    Sedat Onal

  • 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

    Morning Networking Break

    Morning Networking Break

  • 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    [Defense Session] The Restructuring of the DoD’s Acquisition, Technology, Logistics Organization

    This panel will discuss two major policy changes implemented by the United States in 2018 with the potential for profound impacts on U.S.-Turkish defense relations: (1) the restructuring of the Acquisition, Technology, Logistics organization (AT&L) and (2) a revamped strategy for overseeing overseas arms sales. Our expert panelists will first address the ways in which the private defense industrial firms from both Turkey and the United States, as well as Turkish defense acquisition counterparts, can adapt to the restructuring of AT&L into Acquisitions and Sustainment, which manages military acquisition, and Research and Engineering, which will oversee all future research and development. The panel will then shift focus to the streamlining of overseas, government-to-government arms sales under the Trump administration’s “Buy American” policy and its implications for U.S.-Turkish defense cooperation.

    Speakers:

    Aaron Mehta

  • 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    [Trade] The Next Step for U.S.-Turkey Trade Relations

    Despite resurgent support for protectionist trade policies, ongoing diplomatic uncertainty, and the obstacles created by new tariffs, one of the world’s best destinations for foreign direct investment (FDI) continues to be the United States. This trend holds true with U.S.-Turkish trade, as bilateral trade and the number of Turkish firms investing in the United States have both increased tremendously within the last five years, demonstrating the benefits of a robust, productive partnership. This panel will discuss viable markets for investment in the United States with the help of recent FDI patterns along with the impacts of the recent steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by the Trump Administration on trade relations between the two countries.

    Speakers:

    Alpaslan Basaran

    Jay C. Campbell

    Onur Bulbul

  • 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    [Energy] Impact of Renewables on the Power Market

    The majority of global energy investment is now going to renewable energy production, while almost two thirds of net power capacity around the world in 2017 was generated by renewable technologies. The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates that, within the next five years, growth in renewable energy generation will be twice as large as that of gas and coal combined. This prodigious growth has prompted the American private sector to push for investment in renewable energy production, while Turkey has diversified its energy portfolio and made renewable energy production capacity the centerpiece of its new national energy strategy. This panel will explore the future outlook of renewable energy capacity and its impact on the electricity market as well as potential partnership and investment opportunities between the U.S. and Turkey.

    Speakers:

    Adam Stern

    David Koranyi

    Todd Foley

  • 12:45 PM - 2:15 PM

    Tuesday Luncheon with Keynote Speaker

    Amb. John R. Bolton, National Security Advisor, U.S. National Security Council (INVITED) | H.E. Berat Albayrak, Minister of Treasury and Finance of Turkey (INVITED)

  • 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

    [Agribusiness] Feeding the Future of Agriculture: Trends and Challenges of Urbanization

    Experts predict that humanity will need to produce 60% more food globally by 2050, while increasingly urbanized populations create the need for nontraditional agricultural production even as widespread soil erosion and chronic fresh water shortages decrease the effectiveness of traditional agricultural practices. Fortunately, modern agribusinesses have a number of solutions, including vertical farming in urban centers, enhanced water purification and storage, synthetic fertilizer that preserves organic soil, and even cutting-edge seeds that require no soil. This panel will discuss the ways in which science, policy, and business are working together to solve the pressing need to produce more food in a sustainable way for our growing urban populations, while exploring the means for establishing U.S.-Turkey partnerships that may converge to promote the innovative future of agriculture.

    Speakers:

    David Rosenberg

    Devry Boughner Vorwerk

    Fergul Kuzucuoglu

    Mchezaji “Che” Axum

  • 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

    [Retail and Manufacturing] Building for the Future: Digital Transformation

    The global manufacturing and retail industry is undergoing extraordinary change driven by increasing user demands on one side and technological innovation to sustain growth on the other. The explosion in connected platforms, combined with the abundance of data from field devices and the rapidly evolving technological landscape, has made integrated digitalization a vital component for companies to quickly adapt their products and services. This adaptation simply means moving from a physical world to a digital one, allowing smarter, faster, and more integrated, cost-effective methods of production. This panel will discuss the importance of digital transformation for businesses trying to meet the needs and challenges of the future, as well as how the expansion of such technology may impact and alter the future of bilateral investment between the United States and Turkey and allow for revolutionary opportunities within the sector.

    Speakers:

    Alex Martin

    Baris Ornarli

    Tim Shinbara

  • 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

    [Cybersecurity] Cloud Computing: Potential and Security

    Cloud computing is a scalable platform that uses servers pooled together to provide modern-day assets, such as virtual computing, storage, and additional services in order to meet the needs of every type of organization, from small-to-medium enterprises to multinational corporations and governments. However, the transition into the Cloud is often clouded by many unknown variables pertaining to security, privacy, reliability, and performance. For example, a security breach through one organization has the potential to affect everyone operating over the cloud, making it more important than ever for allies to work together to guarantee each other’s security online. Our expert panelists from Turkey and the United States from both sectors, public and private, will discuss the benefits and challenges of cloud computing, the best practices for cloud security, and the most effective methods of enhancing protection through the implementation of cloud-based services.

    Speakers:

    David Buresh

    Katie Lewin

    Mark Thum

    Robert Johnston

  • 3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

    Afternoon Networking Break

    Afternoon Networking Break

  • 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

    [Construction and Infrastructure] Opportunity at the Intersection: Technology, Transportation, and Infrastructure

    Both the United States and Turkey stand at the intersection between the past and future of infrastructure. As Turkey’s middle class grows, so does its demand for energy and access to amenities like personal vehicles, making the development of Turkey’s energy and transportation infrastructure integral to its economic growth for the immediate future. The United States, meanwhile, stands in desperate need of an infrastructure overhaul, both to maintain existing systems and to create new methods of meeting the demands created by new technologies. This panel will discuss how countries can benefit from mutual investment as well as business-to-business and business-to-government partnerships.

    Speakers:

    David Baxter

    Susan Goeransson

  • 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

    [Defense 2] U.S.-Turkey Defense Industry: Opportunities for Future Cooperation

    This panel will provide an update on the Turkish government’s domestic defense industrial advancement program and discuss how it will impact US-Turkey relations in addition to Turkey’s relations with other NATO allies. The Turkish government’s new program aims to modernize Turkey’s military forces and help balance its trade deficit, which provides a unique opportunity to improve cooperative endeavors between American and Turkish defense industry firms while increasing the vitality of the overarching relationship. Our expert defense industry panelists from both Turkey and the United States will provide valuable perspectives on the challenges and opportunities for future cooperation presented by the shift in Ankara’s defense industrial policy.

    Speakers:

    Col (Ret.) Jerry Kaffka

    Oner Tekin

    Travis Caples

  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Tuesday Night Networking Reception

    Hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Sponsors

Keynote Speakers

Sedat Onal

Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Tom Donohue

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Michael Parson

57th Governor of Missouri

Howard G. Beasey

American-Turkish Council (ATC)

Nail Olpak

Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK)

Mehmet Ali Yalçındağ

Turkey-US Business Council (TAIK)

General James L. Jones

American-Turkish Council (ATC)

Panelists

Kristina Podnar

Kristina Podnar

Onur Bulbul

InnoNative Advisors

Alpaslan Basaran

Pepper Hamilton

Bill Clifford

World Affairs Councils of America

Rob Nelson

GE Healthcare

Scott Siler

GlobalWonks

David Buresh

GRM Information Management

Adam Stern

American Wind Energy Association

Aysem Sargin

Boeing International Turkey

Sibel Selcuk

The Heritage Group

Oner Tekin

VESTEL Defence / AYESAS

Dipanwita Das

Draper Associates

Siri Srinivas

Draper Associates

Katie Lewin

Cloud Security Alliance

Travis Caples

The Will-Burt Company

Robert Johnston

Adlumin, Inc

Devry Boughner Vorwerk

Cargill

Mchezaji “Che” Axum

University of the District of Columbia

Tim Springer

Level Access

David Baxter

Independent Consultant

Todd Foley

American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)

Baris Ornarli

Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD)

Alex Martin

Korn Ferry

David Rosenberg

AeroFarms

Fergul Kuzucuoglu

AFK Strategies Inc.

Susan Goeransson

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Dr. Banu Onaral

Drexel University

Tim Shinbara

Association for Manufacturing Technology

David Koranyi

Atlantic Council

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