Renminbi - A New Option
Opportunities offered by the use of Renminbi in international trade between China and Turkey

5 December 2013, Grand Hyatt Taksim, Istanbul organized by CITAM in corporation with BANK OF CHINA

Opening & welcome speeches  
Mr. Zhang Qingyang Consul of PRC in Istanbul
Mr. Ahmet İlhan Çalıkoğlu Ministery of Economy, Republic of Turkey
Mr. Cai Wanhang Bank of China Deput Representative Istanbul
Mr. Huabin Wang Bank of China Presentation: Road To RMB

Networking break
Panel discussion: “Reflections from the real economy”
Moderator: Dr. Riza Kadilar
Mr. Osman Boyner TUSIAD / BD Otomotiv
Mr. Yavuz Onay DEIK Turkey – China Business Council
Mr. Steve Shen CSUN
Mr. Osman Küçükçınar* Türk Telekom

Panel discussion: “Financial Institutions’ perspective”
Moderator: Mr. Yong Ou
Mr. Gökhan Pamukçuoğlu* Akbank
Ms. Bala Yetkin T. Garanti Bankası
Mr. Utku Özdemir T. Iş Bankası
Mr. Yavuz Yeter T.C. Ziraat Bankası
Ms. Figen Yumrukçağlar T. Ekonomi Bankası
Ms. Dongfang Shi Bank of China
Q&A and closing remarks by Dr. Riza Kadilar

*To be confirmed

The People’s Bank of China and the Central Bank of Turkey signed a 10-billion-yuan (3.25 billion Turkish Lira) currency swap agreement on 21 February 2012. The three-year agreement is extendable by mutual consent. It was highlighted that this agreement is aimed at enhancing financial cooperation and promoting bilateral trade and investment, as well as ensuring regional financial stability. In that regard CITAM aims to inform the Turkish corporate sector about the benefits and the technicalities of this agreement in order to promote business links between the economic players of both countries.