XX Eurasian Bond Congress

June 13, 2024 - June 14, 2024
InterContinental Istanbul (Asker Ocagi Caddesi No. 1)
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Day 1 (13.06.2024)
09:00 - 09:30

Registration, welcome coffee

09:30 - 09:40
Welcoming addresses
Sergey Lyalin, Founder, Cbonds
09:40 - 10:00

Keynote-speech: Developments in Turkish Capital Markets and Investor Analysis, New Technologies and Investment Instruments

Dr. Ekrem ARIKAN, MKK Chief Executive Officer and Board Member (CSD & TR of Türkiye), AECSD Chairman & WFC Board Member
10:00 - 11:30

Financial market of Turkey

Moderator: Güzem Yilmaz Ertem, Portfolio Management / Strategy Director, Istanbul Portfoy Yonetimi

Questions to discuss:

  • The current situation in the financial market: the inflation rate, the interest rate Investment ideas in the local market for a foreign investor: the view of local management companies and the largest brokers;

  • Economic changes after the April municipal elections and inflation forecasts;

  • The entry of Turkish companies into the IPO and the experience of borrowing on the local market (44 companies entered the IPO in Turkey in 2023)


Emir Sarpyener, General Manager, Tera Yatirim
Ozlem Derici Sengul, Founding Partner, Spinn Consulting
Vusal Mammadov, Director, Freedom Finansal Hizmetler OJSC

Isik Okte
, Fund Manager

11:30 - 12:00

Coffee break 

12:00 - 13:30

Investment Ideas: Global

Moderator: Alessandro Lombardo, Head of Client Relationship Department, Cbonds UAE

Questions to discuss:

  • Exploring attractive investment opportunities in the global fixed income market in 2024 
  • Unlocking current potential and prospects in the Islamic finance market;
  • Cbonds platform - global financial coverage;


Satyajit Singh, CFA, Head of Fixed Income Strategy, Emirates NBD Bank
Mansur Mammadov, Chief Investment Officer, Moonwake Investment (Azerbaijan)
Remko van Ekelen, Head Financial Markets, Amicorp Group (Switzerland)
Scott Osheroff, Chief Investment Officer, Asia Frontier Capital (Uzbekistan)
Igor Akulov, Managing Director, Head of EM Macro Structured, Barclays Bank UK
Xenia Dmitrieva, International Business Developer, Cbonds
13:30 - 14:30


14:30 - 16:30

Opportunities for investors and issuers on Eurasian Financial Markets 

Moderator: Bakhodir Atakhanov, Chairman, National Association of Investment Institutions, Professional Mediator
  • The current state of the region's financial markets
  • Investment ideas and opportunities in the capital markets: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan;
  • Credit rate for Eurasian issuers: the experience and process of rating issuers
Adil Tabyldiyev, Member of the Management Board, Halyk Finance
Nadir Babazade, CEO, ABB Invest (Azerbaijan)
Meerim Ascarbekova, Director, FC Senti (Kyrgyzstan)
Munir Yakubov, CEO, Portfolio Investments LLC (Uzbekistan)

Opportunities and challenges on the Capital Market of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Alexey Rudenko, Executive Vice President - Head of Debt Market Instruments Department, Gazprombank
Kadriddin Negmatov, Director, Prime Invest (Tajikistan)
16:30 - 17:00

Cbonds Awards Eurasia ceremony 

17:00 - 21:00

Cocktail party on the boat «Kaptan Boran»

Dentur Avrasya Kabataş Pier (the address: Meclis-i Mebusan Cd. 34/1 34427 Beyoğlu Istanbul Türkiye)


17:00 - 17:15 - gathering of participants at the lobby of InterContinental hotel 
17:15 - transfer from the hotel to the pier
17:30 - 18:00 - gathering of participants on a boat
18:00 - 21:00 - cocktail party and boat trip along the Bosphorus 

Day 2 (14.06.2024)
09:30 - 10:00

Registration, welcome coffee

10:00 - 11:00


Moderator: Emil Shikhiyev, Quantitative researcher, Arrow Partners SA

Questions to discuss:

  • Outlook for 2024 and performance of key macroeconomic indicators: inflation, interest rates, GDP, and exchange rates
  • Overview of political and economic conditions and their impact on financial markets
  • Assessing geopolitical risks and identifying macroeconomic trends


Mohammad Ahsan, Managing Director, Rates & Fixes Income, Mashreqbank
Terry Zhang, Head of Global Strategy and Business Management, CSPI Ratings, CSCI Pengyuan

The Economic Outlook of East Asia

Erhan Aslanoglu, Prof. Dr., Vice-Rector, Istanbul Topkapi University
11:00 - 11:40

Islamic banking and finance. Gathering momentum

Moderator: Esma Karabulut, Director of Investment Banking & Investor Relations, Turkiye Emlak Katilim Bankasi

Questions to discuss:

  • Principles of Islamic Banking
  • Issuance of Islamic securities in Turkey and Central Asian countries: case-studies
  • Prospects for the development of Islamic finance
Ahmet Collu, Head of International Banking, Vakif Katilim Bankasi
Tulay Salva, Head of Capital Markets Funding Department, Albaraka Turk Katilim Bankasi
Rustam Rakhmatov, Founder, IMAN (Uzbekistan)
11:40 - 12:20

ESG Development and green bonds issuance 

Moderator: Esra Kabaklarlı, Prof. Dr. in the Department of Economics, Selcuk University

Questions to discuss:

  • Prospects for the development of green finance in the Eurasian markets;
  • Basic principles, current situation and prospects of ESG;
  • Experience in the release of ESG tools;
Esra Kabaklarlı, Prof. Dr. in the Department of Economics, Selcuk University

Green FinTech and Sustainable Finance

Manas Gizhduaniyev, Deputy CEO, AIFC Green Finance Centre
12:20 - 12:40

Keynote-speech from SEKASA Technologies: AI in investment and trading 

Sebastian Niehaus, Chief Technology Officer, SEKASA Technologies Ltd


  • The role of quantitative finance;
  • AI in Investment and Trading;
  • Quantitative Finance for Investment Managers
  • The Future of Wealth Management
12:40 - 13:00

Keynote-speech from Lemon AI: AI instruments for marketing 

Andrew Bluemental, CEO & Co-Founder, Lemon AI


Questions to discuss:

  • The future development of AI and its impact on life
  • AI in Marketing 
13:00 - 14:00


15:00 - 19:00

Sightseeing tour of Istanbul

The walking tour will start from Intercontinental Hotel to Taksim Square and Beyoğlu neighborhood.

At the end of Beyoğlu, the second oldest place in the world, Galata Tower and Galata Bridge awaits you. You will have free time in Karakoy, which is the new Soho of Istanbul. The tour will conclude with a visit to  Basilica Cistern and the Hagia Sophia. 

You will enjoy a phenomenal view of the Hagia Sophia from outside and take a coffee break in the old city.


15:00 - Participants will gather in the lobby of the Intercontinental Hotel;
15:10 - 19:30 - walking tour;
19:30 - 20:00 - transfer back to the hotel;


Please note that it is necessary to wear comfortable clothes and shoes, head cover, sunglasses and take sunscreen.

Participation in the tour is free of charge for conference participants!

Excursion (15.06.2024)
09:00 - 20:00

Excursion to Princes Islands 

09:15 - 09:30 - gathering of participants
9:30 - 10:30 - Transfer from the InterContinental to the pier
10:30 - 11:00 - boat transfer to Burgaz Ada island 
11:00 -11:30 - Breakfast at Turkish cafe: coffee and sweets 
11:30 - 14:30 - tour of the island with a guide
14:30 - 15:00 - transfer from the Island to bay 
15:00 - 15:30 - swimming in the bay
15: 30 - 16:30 lunch 
16: 30 - 18:00 - returning to the pier in Istanbil
18:30 - arrival to the hotel InterContinental

Please note that it is necessary to wear comfortable clothes and shoes, head cover, sunglasses and take sunscreen, as well as swimming accessories. 


Excursion is not included in participation fee. The price is 150 $

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