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Due to growing concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19) we have taken the decision to postpone Global Trade Conference: Turkey 2020 until further notice.

We will however host an online webinar in cooperation with KPMG Türkiye and Prof Dr. Emre Alkin who will be covering current risks and concerns in global trade. The session will give you the opportunity to hear directly from our thought leaders as they discuss the latest developments in world trade.

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Webinar Details
Date: Friday, March 13, 2020
Location: Online Webinar (On24)
Time: 13:30 Istanbul time
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Topic: Global Trade Webinar: Current trends, global economy and market developments
Webinar Overview
This session will cover the following:

  • Ongoing trends and opportunities in global trade 
  • Business priorities in the current market
  • The impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - risks and challenges
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Prof. Dr. Emre Alkin 
Economist, Writer
Prof. Alkin was born in 1969 in Istanbul. He wrote books about risk management and financial institutions and he was on the board of management for several multinational companies. He became a professor in 2002. Between 2000 and 2020 he was on duty in Secretary General of Turkish Exporters Assembly, Member of National Tax Council, Secretary General of Federation of Captive Finance Companies, Secretary General of Turkish Football Federation and member of UEFA Marketing Committee. Today he is a non-executive board member of Galatasaray Sportive Inc. Prof. Alkin holds various positions in GSM and Telecommunication, International Financial Institutions, Payment Systems, Energy and Iron-Steel Industries and takes part in international projects about payment systems and financial management. He is a columnist in the business newspaper DUNYA and has 2 best seller novel in Turkish about socio-economics and writes about new dimensions in the business life in various magazine. Prof. Alkin has two sons and speaks French and English.
Zoe Martinez
Practice Lead - Global Trade, Asia and Emerging Markets
Thomson Reuters
Zoe is responsible for Global Trade Management Software implementations across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. With more than 10 years of extensive experience, she previously worked as an International Trade Compliance Professional for DuPont in Australia, focusing on cross-border compliance, free trade agreements and process automation.
Murat Palaoğlu
Tax Partner, Head of Customs and Trade
KPMG Türkiye
Murat Palaoğlu joined KPMG in 2012. Before joining KPMG, he worked as Inspector of customs  at the Prime Ministry Under secretariat of Customs (Customs and Trade Ministry) where he was promoted as the Chief inspector of Customs and Trade. He advised customs operations, global trade strategies, disputes and he investigated any kind of cases about foreign trade, trade or organized crime such as smuggling, corruption, money laundering etc. upon joining the firm in 2012. Murat leads Customs&Trade department in KPMG Turkey as a Partner where he serves his clients with audit, dispute, global trade advisory, customs operations and opportunities related advisory topics. He holds a master’s degree from Boston University, MA and holds a Turkey Customs Brokers license. Murat has wide experience in various multinational and local clients from multiple industries which include automotive, energy, pharmaceuticals, electronics etc. He is also a part time instructor in Istanbul University.