Wyndham Grand Istanbul Levent
Wyndham Grand Istanbul Levent, Esentepe Mah, Büyükdere Cd. No:177-183, 34394 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey

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Event Date Mon Feb 17 +03 (almost 2 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Mon Feb 17 12:30am - Mon Feb 17 12:00pm
Location Wyndham Grand Istanbul Levent
Esentepe Mah, Büyükdere Cd. No:177-183, 34394 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey
Region EMEA

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is delighted to invite you to join to the UK Technology Conference, Istanbul 2020 where UK experts from various sectors will showcase UK’s excellence in the technology sphere and give you insightful tips for your business plans with the UK.

UK Technology Conference 2020 will bring together thought-leaders from business, university, research centre and government and host a series of exclusive keynotes, panel discussions and workshops in different sectors including Fintech, Agritech, Digital Manufacturing, Science and Innovation, Open Data and Smart City. The day will host a delegation of UK companies to present their technologies in these sectors and see the finale of the GREAT Entrepreneur Games Awards 2019, celebrating some of Turkey’s best and brightest talent in technology start-ups.

Why you should attend?
• To learn about the tools that will help you expand your business in the UK
• To learn about UK’s capabilities in smart technologies and meet with British companies to explore areas of collaboration
• To gain an insight of the UK impact investment ecosystem
• To explore wide range of R&D funding opportunities

Who should attend?
• Technology businesses and entrepreneurs who want to learn more about the opportunities to expand their business in the UK
• Industries, businesses, government and public bodies interested in learning more about UK’s expertise in smart technologies and buying services and products from the UK
• Universities and research institutions wanting to find out about research funding opportunities and identify areas of R&D collaboration between the UK and Turkey


2020 Speakers

Kaan Akin
Director, Hackquarters UK

Esra Akin
Managing Director, Aeva Ltd.

Berrin Benli
Founder, Novusens Big Data Institute (Turkey)

James Blakemore
Managing Director & Founder, JMB Partnership

Michael Booth
Head of International Development Partnerships, UK Research and Innovation

Geoff Burnand
Chief Executive , Investing for Good

Chris Cairns
Partner, Alliotts Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors

Emilia Cardamone
Digital Construction - Certification Manager , BSI

Pinar Celikcan
Manager , Newton-Katip Celebi Fund Programme

Joanna Dodd
Managing Director, Rochester PR Group

Ted Edwards
Head of Inward Investment, London & Partners

Elaine Evans
Life Sciences Specialist, Department for International Trade, Northern Powerhouse

David Farquhar
CEO, IGS, Intelligent Growth Solutions Limited

Chris Finch
Co-founder , Geoldo

Mark Goldby
Specialist Consultant, Department for International Trade

David Golding
Head, Global Networks

Jane Grady
Deputy Her Majesty's Trade Commissioner, Eastern Europe and Central Asia , Department for International Trade

Priya Guha
Board Member, Innovate UK

Mark Harrison
International Connectivity Lead, Barclays Eagle Labs (TBC)

Sam Hoste
Department for International Trade Specialist, Animal Sciences & Precision Agriculture

Elif Isgor
Deputy Head of R&D, Sistem Global UK

Nigel Jones
Sector Specialist: Digital & Creative Industries, Department for International Trade

Prof. Paulo Jorge Da Silva Bartolo
Head of the Manufacturing Group and Innovative Manufacturing Theme, Chair in Advanced Manufacturing University of Manchester

Mete Karaca
Head of Bilateral & Multilateral Relations, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)

Tim Luft
Dealmaker – Global Entrepreneurs Programme, Department for International Trade

Prof. Mike Maddock
Managing Director, Performance Engineered Solutions (PES) Ltd.

John Mahon
Director General, Export and Investment, Global Trade and Investment, Department for International Trade

Prof. Hasan Mandal
President, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey

Dr. Chris Moore
Sector Specialist Technology, Department for International Trade

Jane Newman
Director for International Markets, Social Finance UK

Alpesh Patel
Dealmaker, Global Entrepreneurs Programme, Department for International Trade

Stephen Phipson
CBE, CEO & Chair, Make UK, The Manufacturer's Organisation

Nathan Pierce
Head of Smart London Team, Greater London Authority

Dr. Fatih Piskin
General Secretary , Istanbul Development Agency

Antonio Potenza
Founder and Managing Partner, Proodos Impact Capital

Tom Redfern
Senior Partner, Redfern Legal LLP

Dr. Cindy Regalado
Co-Founder , Tekiu

Rick Robinson
Associate Director, Digital Property and Cities, ARUP

Antonia Romeo
Permanent Secretary, Department for International Trade

Renate Samson
Senior Policy Advisor, Open Data Institute

Jawad Sardar
Future Cities & Prosperity Specialist, Department for International Trade

Judith Slater
Her Majesty's Trade Commissioner, Eastern Europe and Central Asia

İlker Sözdinler
CEO, Birleşik Ödeme

Irem Topcuoglu
Project Manager, Imece

Tayfun Ugur (Moderator)
Board Member, British Chamber of Commerce Turkey

Mustafa Varank
Minister, Ministry of Industry & Technology Turkey

Prof. Sir Mark Walport
Chief Executive, UKRI

Keiran Whitaker
CEO, Entocycle

Selim Yazici
Co-Founder and Academician, Fintech Istanbul

Erdem Yurdanur
Founder & Director, Admost Mediation

Sponsors & Partners

2020 Partners

• Foreign & Commonwealth Office
• UK Science & Innovation Network
• British Chamber of Commerce Turkey