09:00 - 9:45 Registration

Opening Remarks

Speaker: Hilmi UĞURTAŞ
10:00 – 10:30

Keynote Speech

Speaker: John BRUTON
10:30 – 11:15
11:15 - 11:30 Coffee Break

1st Conference

Speaker: Mustafa AYHAN
11:30 – 12:15

2nd Conference

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Erinç YELDAN
12:15 – 13:00
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 16:30 Panel Discussion


Journalist, TV Programme Producer and Presenter

Deniz BAYRAMOĞLU, began journalism in 1995. He began his career as a foreign journalist, He continued as foreign news editor and editorial director.

In 1997, he started making stock market news in the Gazette of Liberal Bakış. Then he was editor of finance news on Gazette of Yeni Yüzyıl. Then He continued in Sabah Newspaper. He served as economics editor at the founding of the Newspaper of Yeni Binyıl.

He went into visual pressure from 2000 to 2002, he worked as a stock market commentator-reporter on CNN TÜRK TV. Between 2002-2004 Deniz BAYRAMOĞLU and Ahu ÖZYURT prepared and presented the programme of İş Yemeği.

He prepared and presented various programmes under the CNN Türk.

He prepares and presents the programme of Gündem Özel in CNN Türk.



President, Aegean Region Chamber of Industry,
Vice President, Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey

Ender YORGANCILAR, Born in İzmir in 1957 and graduated from Dokuz Eylül University, Department of Marketing. He served as Deputy Chairman of the Board of Aegean Foundation for Economic Development between 2000-2002 and as Member of the Board for the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey for the 2014-2015 periods.

He has been a Member of the Assembly of the Aegean Region Chamber of Industry (EBSO) since 1994 and served as Member of the Executive Board, President of Assembly and President of the Executive Board. He has been still President of the Executive Board and Vice President of The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey’s (TOBB) Executive Board. Mr. Yorgancılar has been the Honorary Consul of the Philippines since 2007 and promoted to Consul General in 2014.

He has been as a Member of the Executive Board and the Board of Trustees of many institutions and organizations such as Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV), International Trade Centers Inc (TOBTIM), Foundation of World SME Forum, Izmir Development Agency (IZKA), Aegean Free Zone Inc. (ESBAS), Izmir’s Economic Development Coordination Committee, Izmir Fair Services, Culture and Art Affairs (İZFAŞ), Izmir Tourism Foundation (IZTAV).



Professor and Dean, Department of Economics

Bilkent University, Ankara

Erinç YELDAN, Prof. Yeldan received his Ph.D. from University of Minnesota, USA, and joined the Department of Economics at Bilkent in 1988. He served as Chair to the Economics Department between 1998 and 2003. During 1994/95 he was a visiting scholar at the University of Minnesota where he taught Applied General Equilibrium Analysis. He later visited International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, D.C. and worked as a research associate.

During 2007/2008 he was a Fulbright scholar at University of Massachusetts, Amherst and at Amherst College. Dr. Yeldan’s recent work focuses on development macroeconomics and on empirical, dynamic general equilibrium models with emphasis on the Turkish economy.

He is one of the executive directors of the International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs), New Delhi.

He was a recipient of Young Scientist Award of the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) in 1998.



Area Studies Program Director, The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey

Managing Director, TOBB ETU

Güven SAK, Holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from the Middle East Technical University and M.A. degree from University of East Anglia. He worked as a senior reearcher at the Capital Markets Board of Turkey, as a faculty member of the Department of Public Finance at the Faculty of Political Sciences, Ankara University and as an external founding member of the Monetary Policy Council of the Central Bank of Turkey.

He became Professor of Public Economics in 2003. In 2006, he was transferred to the newly established TOBB University of Economics and Technology.

He was the founding managing director of Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV) in 2004 which is the first and only economic policy think tank in Turkey. Güven Sak writes on economic issues for Dünya, and Hürriyet Daily News. He is currently the Managing and Area Studies Program Director of TEPAV and teaches at TOBB ETU Department of International Entrepreuneurship.

He is one of the executive directors of the International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs), New Delhi. He was a recipient of Young Scientist Award of the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) in 1998. His works were cited among the list of Top 500 Economists by a research conducted by the European Economic Association in 2001.



Prime Minister of Ireland (1994-1997)
European Union Ambassador to the United States (2004-2009)

John BRUTON, Former Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach), who helped transform the Irish economy into the “Celtic Tiger,” one of the fastest growing economies in the world. In the year before he took office (1993) the Irish economy grew by 2.7%. During his time as Taoiseach (1994-1997), the Irish economy grew at an annual average rate of 8.7%, peaking at 11.1% in 1997. John Bruton was also deeply involved in the Northern Irish Peace Process leading to the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, under whose terms a conflict of allegiances dating back to the seventeenth century was resolved.

While Prime Minister, Ambassador Bruton presided over a successfulIrish EU Presidency in 1996 and helped finalize the Stability and Growth Pact, which governs the management of the single European currency, the Euro. Mr. Bruton addressed a joint session of the US Congress on September 11, 1996, as only the 30th head of state or government of an EU country to do so since 1945. He was probably the only President in office of the European Council to have addressed a joint session of Congress. Further, he represented the EU at Summit meetings with the President of the United States and with the Prime Ministers of Canada, Japan, China and Korea.Before being appointed Ambassador to the United States, John Bruton served as a leading member of the Convention that drafted the proposed European Constitution, which was signed in Rome on October 29, 2004.

He strongly supported proposals to give the general public a more direct say in the choice of EU leadership by allowing the public of the 27 EU Member States directly to elect the President of the European Commission. From 1999 until his appointment as Ambassador, he was one of ten Vice Presidents of the European People’s Party, which brings together the leaderships of 74 European political parties, many of whom are in Government in their countries.

Since 2001 he has spoken on world, the European and Irish economic developments to influential business and political audiences in New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, Canada, Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ukraine, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and numerous EU Member States.


Author, Economist, TV Commentator

Mahfi EĞİLMEZ, graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of Economics and Finance. He has a PhD degree at Public Finance. Mahfi Eğilmez started as a Deputy Inspector of Finance in public service in 1972.

Furthermore he served as Auditor, Assistant General Manager of Revenues, Head of Public Institutions and Affiliates of the Treasury Department, Assistant General Manager of Treasury Public Finance, Economic and Commercial Counsellor of the Embassy of Washington, Director General of Public Finance of the Undersecretariat of Treasury and Foreign Trade, Deputy Undersecretary of Treasury and Foreign Trade, Economy and Trade Principal Consultant and Undersecretariat of Treasury Counsellor of the Embassy of Washington.He was appointed to the Undersecretariat of Treasury in 1997.

He left the public service at the end of 1997. He served as a member and chairman of the board in various banks and financial sector organizations in private sector between 1997-2006. He resigned in 2006. He was a lecturer for economic policy at İstanbul Bilgi University between 2001 and 2010. He is currently a lecturer for economic policy at Kadir Has University. He was a commentator at various programs on NTV and CNBCe channels. Now he is a commentator with Servet Yıldırım for the program called “NTVPara” (NTVMoney) on NTV.

He has a special interest in the history of Hittites and he published several books on this subject besides his articles and books on economy. As an Economist and Former Undersecretary of Treasury, Mahfi Eğilmez focuses on the impact of economic growth for the companies.


IoT / Industry 4.0 Coordinator

Mustafa AYHAN, started to work at Bosch in 1998 and did MBA in parallel to his work. He had several roles at IT Operations, Project Management, Process Management and IT in Manufacturing Management. Today, Mustafa Ayhan, is Region IT Head for Turkey, Middle East and Africa and he is also coordinating IoT and Industry 4.0 activities for this big geography.

Digitalization, IoT and Industry 4.0 are the top agenda items for all companies! Bosch, as a leading IoT and Industry 4.0 provider, aims to create awareness about these topics on all stakeholders. Mustafa Ayhan gives speeches at universities, private and public sector in order to explain how this challenging transformation can be succeed. He is member Consulting Council at Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology in Turkey and member of Industry 4.0 Working Groups at 2 NGOs.

Mustafa Ayhan, who was born in 1976, is married and he has twins at 9 years old. Besides his professional life, he is a coach and mentor focusing on career development. His hobbies are running, practicing Qi-Gong exercises.



Professor and Dean, Faculty of Business and Administration

International University of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Sencer YERALAN, As a researcher, academician, businessman, design engineer, and media person, Sencer Yeralan has a diverse and eclectic, albeit a nonconventional career.

Received a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering in 1978 from the Middle East Technical University, an M.E. degree in 1979 and a Ph.D. degree in 1983 in Industrial and Systems Engineering (minor in Anthropology) from the University of Florida, He has been a professor at Yasar University since 2013.

Prior to his current position, he worked at USF Polytechnic, College of Technology and Innovation, Middle East Technical University as an exchange scholar, the University of Florida and the University of Missouri-Columbia.

He is now the Dean of Faculty of Business and Administration in the International University of Sarajevo.

İAOSB Industry 4.0 Symposium

İzmir Atatürk Organized Industrial Zone is the most outstanding example with its environmental, technical, social and cultural services targeting 600 manufacturing companies employing 40.000 people and achieving 1/3 of the total exports of İzmir. The annual turnover of companies in the Zone is 8 billion, valuing 2,5 billion for export and 1 billion USD for import.

İzmir Atatürk Organized Industrial Zone feels proud by setting up the first wastewater treatment plant in Organized Industrial Zones in Turkey and founding Private İzmir Atatürk Organized Industrial Zone Nedim Uysal Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School, which is one of the few schools in Turkey and unique example in İzmir, in order to increase the quality of vocational and technical education.

The Zone was established in 1990, after completion of all the infrastructural services including waste water treatment, electricity, natural gas and water supply, telecommunication networks, zone has focused on social responsibility services more to enhance the competition power of our participants. With this purpose, activities such as seminars, vision days, sectoral workshops, R&D competition, university-industry matching programme, sectoral workshops are carried out for increasing the competitiveness of the industrialists and contributing to professional, technical, social and personal developments of employees. The aim of all these studies is to reach the higher point of the region and the province of İzmir than the point it is. With this direction, another event aimed to be organised by the İAOSB Management will be held on May 09, 2018 in İzmir. It is the İAOSB Industrial 4.0 Symposium. At Symposium; academia, NGOs, public and private sector representatives will be together to discuss the concept of Industry 4.0 from different point of views and inform the public about the different dimensions of the concept. These dimensions include both technology, financial issues and social, cultural, and human factors. So the concept of Industry 4.0 will be evaluated in all aspects as objective and objective debate.

Industry in Turkey continues to progress as well as all over the world in terms of technology, R&D and innovation areas.The position of industry 4.0 in this development, the scale of the enterprises that can implement industry 4.0 and whether companies have the resources to make this transformation is still a matter of curiosity. With this symposiums, valuable speakers and listeners we will find the answers to these questions in a transparent and multidimensional way.