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Greek-Turkish-US Cross Investing Partnership Opportunities

SOLD OUT !!!!Join us for an exclusive half day conference at the Executive Floor of the HSBC Bank organized by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of NY, the International Chamber of Commerce-Hellas and Turkey's Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK

Did you know that the relations between Turkey and Greece have been redefined over the last few years and partnership activities are on the rise? No? Then continue reading on. Greek-Turkish trade has quadrupled in five years and now stands at 1.75 billion USD annually.

The Turkish TV series, �Yabancı Damat� (a foreigner for a son in law), or �The Frontiers of Love� as the Greek title goes became a phenomenon last summer in Greece. The show achieved what politicians couldn�t achieve in decades. Last August, when the show ended with a happy ending, i.e., with a marriage between a Greek and a Turk, it broke all records, as almost 1.5 million Greek viewers were glued for two-and-a-half hours every day to their TV sets.

Today Turkish companies are expanding in Greece and Greek companies are entering the Turkish market. Furthermore, they partner for opportunities in the region. The growth of the cross-border activity reinforces U.S. investors� interest in the region.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Business professionals from Greece, Turkey and the U.S. who have an interest in investment and partnership opportunities in the region or in the U.S.

PROGRAM:
Please note the program is subject to change.

09:30 � 10:00 am Registration & Breakfast

10:00 � 10:30 am Welcoming Remarks

Mr. David Kotheimer, Regional President, HSBC Bank USA
Ms. Melek Pulatkonak, Board Member, CBS Alumni Club/NY
Mr. Selim Egeli, Chairman, Turkish-Greek Business Council, DEIK / Chairman, Shenco, Inc.
Mr. Nicolas A. Vernicos, President, International Chamber of Commerce -Hellas
Dr. Yılmaz Arg�den, Chairman, Turkish-US Business Council (TAIK), DEIK / Chairman, ARGE Consulting

10:30 � 11:20 am Opening Address

H.E. Christos Folias, Greek Deputy Minister of Economy and Finance
Hon. Charles P. Ries, U.S. Ambassador to Greece
Hon. Nabi Şensoy, Turkey�s Ambassador to the U.S.
Hon. Ross Wilson, U.S. Ambassador to Turkey
Hon. Alexandros P. Mallias, Greek Ambassador to the U.S.

11:20 � 12:20 pm U.S. Perspective: Investing & Opportunities in Greece & Turkey

Moderator: Ms. Niovi Christopoulou, Esq., Co-chair of International Committee of CBSAC/NY, Arnold & Porter LLP
Mr. Peter N. Marber, Head of GEM Fixed Income and Currencies, HSBC Halbis Partners USA
Ms. Miranda Xafa, Alternate Executive Director, IMF
Mr. John Sitilides, Chairman, Woodrow Wilson Center Southeast Europe Project

12:20 � 1:00 pm Lunch Break

1:00 � 02:20 pm Cross-Border Opportunities & Partnership between Greece & Turkey: Success Stories

Mr. Selim Egeli, Chairman, Turkish-Greek Business Council, DEIK /Chairman, Shenco, Inc.
Mr. Nicolas A. Vernicos, President, International Chamber of Commerce -Hellas
Mr. Constantinos Antonopoulos, CEO, INTRALOT
Mr. Mehmet Ali Burduroğlu, Board Member, Tike Restaurants
Aktor S.A. *

* invited

SPONSORED BY:
Platinum Sponsor: HSBC
Gold Sponsor : INTRALOT SA
Silver Sponsor : Arnold & Porter, LLP

DATE:
Friday, March 31, 2006

TIME:
Program: 9:30 AM to 2:20 PM

PLACE:
HSCB Bank
Executive Floor
425 Fifth Avenue
(at 40th Street)
New York, NY

PRICE:
CBSACNY members $25
Non-members $40
Click here to purchase tickets

SPECIAL THANKS:
The Club wishes to thank the following organizations for their generous support:
� The United States Council for International Business (USCIB)
� Turkish-American Business Forum

PLEASE NOTE:
Photo ID required for entrance to building.
Pre-registration is required; no tickets at the door.
It is expected that this event will sell out. We suggest that you purchase tickets early.
Tickets must be purchased by 12:00 Noon, March 30, 2006.
Be advised that for this special event, the name and company affiliation of all those who register for this event
through this website will be included in a list of conference participants which will be distributed at the event.

EVENT ORGANIZERS:
We are grateful to Melek Pulatkonak (�02) and Niovi Christopoulou (CLS�04) of the International Committee for creating this event.


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