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Stay ahead of your competition and discover new revenue streams by exploring the latest procurement initiatives and programs in Turkey…

At SMi we appreciate that you are always on the look out for new market opportunities. We also understand your desire to stay ahead of the competition and keep up-to-date with developments in the rapidly changing Turkish market place. This is why SMi are producing a Second Turkish Defence Procurement conference.

Furthermore, Turkey’s buying power is estimated to be worth $150 billion over the next 20 years. Couple this with the fact that it is crucial for NATO that Turkey keeps up to date with modern defence equipment, and SMi’s Second Turkish Defence Procurement Conference, is a must attend for those working in this arena. And with representatives attending from the major players in this industry, this conference will meet all your networking requirements. And what’s more, you can gain all these contacts in just 2 days!

Conference programme

9:00 Registration and Coffee

9:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Lale Sariibrahimoglu

Lale Sariibrahimoglu, Turkey Correspondent, Jane`s Defence Weekly

9:40 A TURKISH PERSPECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN SECURITY AND DEFENCE INITIATIVE (ESDI)

Associate Professor Meltem Muftuler-Bac

Associate Professor Meltem Muftuler-Bac, Associate Professor, Bilkent University

  • Europe matching its political and economic strength in the field of defence
  • Inclusion of non-EU NATO countries
  • Possibilities of the merger of the WEU and EU
  • Problems the EU would encounter in its military aspirations and Turkeys position
  • Role of Turkey in new arrangements during peacetime and crisis management phase
  • Preserving the transatlantic partnership and maintaining credibility of NATO as an institution

    Security interests as a regional power and NATO ally

  • 10:20 EUROPEAN SECURITY – A DEFENCE IDENTITY FOR TURKEY

    Safa Ataley

    Safa Ataley, Director, Foreign Relations, SSM

  • Acquisition process, important criteria in the joint venture initiative
  • Turkish defence Industry, entity in NATO/EU
  • Move towards involvement in European Arms
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 THE UNDERSECRETARIAT FOR DEFENCE INDUSTRIES (SSM)

    Fahir Zulfikar

    Fahir Zulfikar, Director, Industrialization, SSM

  • The role of the SSM in defence procurement and how it relates to other organisations - development of local industry - foreign investments
  • The organisational structure of the SSM
  • Analysis of existing projects and cancelled tenders
  • The short-term future of the SSM and its long-term role in defence procurement in the 21st Century
  • 12:00 THE POLITICS OF DEFENCE

    Burak Bekdil

    Burak Bekdil, Columnist, Turkish Defence Daily

  • The dynamics of and a post-crisis update on procurement financing
  • The need to prioritise
  • Why “smart procurement” is an ambitious task in Turkey
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 PROCUREMENT EVOLUTION

    Admiral (Ret`d) Yuksel Onel

    Admiral (Ret`d) Yuksel Onel, Consultant, Independent Defence Consultancy

  • Procurement cycle currently used by the MND
  • Improvements borne and lessons learnt since the birth of the current Turkish procurement cycle
  • The role of the defence industry in the procurement cycle
  • Using the single team approach by integrating the main areas contributing to MND procurement
  • Flexible procurement – mapping business process for standard and variable projects within the MND
  • 14:40 SPECIAL ADDRESS

    Prof. Dr. Ahmet Denker

    Prof. Dr. Ahmet Denker, General Manager, Havelsan

  • E-Defence and the use of ‘IT’ in todays defence environment
  • C4I; battlefield and the importance of improved situation awareness through ‘IT’ based applications
  • The meaning and gains of superiority in information gathering, decision making and implementation
  • A futuristic war model: cyber attacks, information security and information warfare
  • The key importance of common operability and its architecture in a dispersed environment
  • Rapid development in ‘IT’ sector makes it necessary to complete ‘IT; based procurement programmes in the shortest time possible

    Advantages of E-procurement and how to implement a fast E-procurement system

  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 THE NEED FOR SMART ACQUISTION

    Cem Baytok

    Cem Baytok, Managing Partner, ODESA

  • Definition of ILS, CALS, acquisition and operation logistics
  • Defense system life-cycle and project types (R&D, modification, NDI – COTS)
  • Overall assessment of the applicability of the contract types in Turkey
  • Applicability of ILS in acquisition projects
  • System simulation and life-cycle cost as a decision parameter in procurement process
  • Expected benefits in the application of above processes and techniques

    The threats and benefits of the transition period for Turkey and for the defence industry

  • 16:20 A US COMPANY`S PERSPECTIVE

    Mike Robbins

    Mike Robbins, Managing Director, Bell Helicopter Textron, Turkey Office

  • Outlining the process from RFP to implementation
  • Role of the prime contractor
  • Meeting the expectations of SSM, Turkish industry and military
  • Allocating resources for the long haul
  • Review of the challenges and opportunities
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Dr Sitki Egeli

    Dr Sitki Egeli, Vice President Defence, Overseas Development Corporation

    9:40 TURKISH SECURITY INITITIATIVES - 21ST CENTURY TRENDS

    Ambassador Ozdem Sanberk

    Ambassador Ozdem Sanberk, Director General, TESEV

  • Lean-and-mean force projection capabilities - emphasis on both operations & management and procurement
  • Permanent availability of mission-effective material; deliverable by a competitive, competent defence industry
  • European Security and Defence Initiative (ESDI) as an autonomous military capability
  • Europe vs. US – a procurement compromise
  • Moves towards establishing a European marketplace, as opposed to compartmentalised national markets
  • 10:20 THE DEFENCE INDUSTRY MANUFACTURERS ASSCOCIATION ADDRESS

    General (Ret`d) Yilmaz Kucukseyhen

    General (Ret`d) Yilmaz Kucukseyhen, President, SaSaD (Defence Industry Manufacturers Association)

  • Turkish defence industry in general
  • SaSaD and functions
  • Emerging Turkish Defence Industry
  • The performance and capabilities of Turkish defence industry
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND DOMESTIC PROCUREMENT

    Ambassador (Ret`d) Taner Baytok

    Ambassador (Ret`d) Taner Baytok, Senior Lecturer, Koc University

  • Interactive relations of politics, defence and military procurement
  • Turkey – a military and political power in the centre of a geopolitical area vitally important for the security of the west
  • Need to establish a strong and reliable defence structure
  • Principle contracting base - NATO: the main body of western security and defence - USA: super power responsible not only from the security of the west, but also world order in large - EU-WEU: difficulties and uncertainties
  • Importance of standardisation in military equipment and participation in decision process
  • 12:00 SPECIAL ADDRESS

    Douglas Starr

    Douglas Starr, Director, Business Development Turkey, General Dynamics

  • The technological and operational need for equipment and the degree to which equipment can be made to meet that need
  • Localisation considerations – is it worthwhile for the program
  • Technical transfer for Turkey – what’s best for the program and programs to follow?
  • Autonomy (national) considerations
  • Political impacts on decision – making
  • Economic and programmatic factors – short through long-range; classification and articulation of economic objectives in both buying and selling
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 GLOBAL JOINT VENTURES

    Ceyhun Suer

    Ceyhun Suer, Project Sales Manager, FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.S.

  • Definition of a joint venture
  • Objectives of a joint venture
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of a joint venture
  • Examples from applications
  • Joint ventures in the Turkish defence industry, current status and future
  • 14:40 TURKEY – PROSPECTS FOR DEFENCE INVESTMENT AND OFFSETS

    Mustafa Egeli

    Mustafa Egeli, Director, Offset Programs, SSM

  • Key policy issues affecting current defence expenditure
  • Distribution of revenues in relation to neighbouring hostile countries
  • Current economic trends and implications on procurement projects
  • Re-evaluation of procurement priorities
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

    Prof. Dr. Namyk Kemal Pak

    Prof. Dr. Namyk Kemal Pak, President, TÜBYTAK (The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey)

  • Organisational structure and role
  • Aims and objectives of Turkish research and development policy
  • Key areas of development – areas of specialisation
  • Evolution or revolution? – modernisation or new technologies
  • Technology transfer discussed – Tubytak and SAGE in the 21st Century
  • 16:20 STREAMLINING DEFENCE PROCUREMENT

    Greg Pepin

    Greg Pepin, General Manager, The Boeing Company

  • Determine procurement cycle - operational needs/systems requirements/systems acquisition - system life-cycle maintenance/system replacement
  • How can procurement be made smarter? - timely procurement (speed up procurement process) - system components (COTS, indigenous, foreign procurement, etc) - funding, leverage other technology and existing systems
  • System replacement or system upgrade? - life span of equipment, old technology/performance that can be upgraded or new technology required - use of OEM for maintenance support
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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    Workshops

    Procurement Initiatives and Partnerships
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    Procurement Initiatives and Partnerships

    Ankara Hilton
    2nd November 2001
    Ankara, Turkey

    Turkish Defence Sector – Structure and Policy
    Workshop

    Turkish Defence Sector – Structure and Policy

    Ankara Hilton
    2nd November 2001
    Ankara, Turkey

    Ankara Hilton

    Tahran Caddesi No 12
    Kavaklidere
    Ankara TR 06700
    Turkey

    Ankara Hilton

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