Solar Projects and Solar Panels: Opportunities and Challenges

revised: 22.05.2017

Date: May 24, 2017
Time: 8.30-18.00
Place: santralistanbul Campus, Energy Museum-Seminar Room

The conference is organized by İstanbul Bilgi University Research Center for International Trade and Arbitration Law and Istanbul International Law Association (ILI Istanbul).

Simultaneous translation will be provided from English to Turkish and Turkish to English.

PROGRAM:

08.30-09.00 Registration

09.00-09.15 Opening Remarks 
Asst. Prof. Pınar Artıran (WTO Chair, Director of the Research Center for International Trade and Arbitration Law, İstanbul Bilgi University)
Kayra Üçer (President of ILI- International Law Institute, Istanbul Branch, Partner- Hergüner Bilgen Özeke Attorney Partnership )

09.15-10.30 Panel I – Solar Panels, Renewable energy and International Trade
Vesile Kulaçoğlu (Former Director of Trade and Environment Division, World Trade Organization; Adjunct Faculty Member, Bosphorus University)
Dr. Jan Bohanes (Advisory Center on WTO Law) 
Asst. Prof. Pınar Artıran (WTO Chair, Director of the Research Center for International Trade and Arbitration Law, İstanbul Bilgi University)
Moderator: Kayra Üçer (Hergüner, Bilgen Özeke)

10.30-10.45 Coffee Break

10.45-12.15 Panel II – Solar Regulation: Recent Developments in Turkey
 Hulusi Kara (Cengiz-Kolin Solar Power Plants Coordinator, Former Head of Renewable Energy Group at Energy Market Regulatory Authority)
Ekin Inal (Bilgiç Attorney Partnership / affiliated firm of Chadbourne)
Moderator: Begüm Durukan Özaydın (Durukan & Partners)

12.30-13.45 Lunch

14.00-15.30 Panel III – Solar Project Financing
Dr. Adonai Herrera-Martinez (EBRD, Associate Director, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change)
Julian Mark Jackson (IFC, Principal Counsel)
Levent Umut Feyzioğlu (Is Bank – Assistant Manager, Corporate Loans Underwriting Division)
Moderator: Turgut Cankorel (IFC)

15.30-15.45 Coffee Break

15.45-17.00 Panel IV – Private Sector and NGO Experience
Bao Yue (HT Solar Energy, Deputy General Manager)
Faruk Telemcioğlu (GÜNDER, International Solar Energy Society Turkey Chapter)
Ateş Uğurel (Solarbaba)
Moderator: Altuğ Güzeldere (Güzeldere & Balkan Law Firm)

17.00-18.00 Reception


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