TBY at the World Political Forum

Turkey June 27-28, 2013—First held in 2011, the World Political Forum is in its third year and was held at the WOW Istanbul Hotel under the slogan “the united civilizations.” TBY’s Jason J. Nash participated in the forum on “Planning the 2014 Global Economy,” also featuring: Saleh al-Mutlaq, Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq; Erdal Aksoy, Founder and Chairman of Aksoy Holding; Bora Can Yƒ±ldƒ±z; Vice President and Executive Partner of EID; Ibrahim Süha Güçsav, CEO of Akfen Holding; and Karel Janejek, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at RSJ. Nash later participated in the forum on “The Magic Words Reshaping the World: Transportation and Communication.” Other participants included William B. Eimicke, Founding Director of the Picker Center for Executive Education of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and Ümit Cinali, General Manager of Cisco Turkey at Cisco Systems.

On day two, TBY’s Laila Bastati moderated the forum entitled “Hopes on Economic Growth Tied to Developing Countries: Has the G-8 Lost Its Function?” Participants included Melissa Hathaway, President of Hathaway Global Strategies and Minerva Chair at Harvard University and Emre Burçkin, Chairman and Partner at Consulta. Bastati then participated in the forum on “Last Destination of #Occupy Protest: Taksim Gezi Park.” Participants included journalist Mehve≈ü Evin, student Muhammed Aykut, and lawyer Eda Elitok.