Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Istanbul Conrad Hotel
3:00 pm


4:00 pm

Welcome speech:  
HE Mr. Namik Tan, Deputy Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Turkey
and Mr. Dieter Rampl, Chairman UniCredit Group

4:30 pm

Ms. Emma Bonino, Vice-President of the Italian Senate and Member of Independent Commission on Turkey
Assoc. Prof. Zeynep Dagi, MP and Head of the Turkish Delegation in Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly

5:00 pm

Ministers' official speech
•Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Mr. Ahmet Davutoglu
•Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Mr. Franco Frattini

6:00 - 6:15 pm

Q&A session for Participants and Press Members

7:30 pm

Departure by bus from the Hotel for Dinner

8:00 pm

Departure by boat via Bosphorus for Dinner

8:30 pm

Welcome Dinner hosted by SAM at Sait Halim Pasa Mansion


Thursday, November 19, 2009
Istanbul Conrad Hotel
8:00 am


8:30 am

Brainstorming Session: Opportunities from the cultural dialogue: proposals for actions
Chairman: Ms. Mesude Nursuna Memecan, MP and Head of the Turkish Delegation in the Working Group on Turkey-Italy Cooperation Protocol


Opening remarks:
Turkish Rapporteur: Prof. Dr. Yakin Ertürk, Middle East Technical University
Italian Rapporteur: Prof. Stefano Silvestri, President of Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome

11:00 am

Coffee break

11:15 am

Continuation of the Brainstorming on "Opportunities from the cultural dialogue: proposals for actions"
and discussion on the follow up.

12:15 pm

Launching of the Working Group on "How to improve the knowledge about existing economic opportunities between Turkey and Italy".

12:45 pm

Concluding remarks on discussions: Mr. Lucio Caracciolo, Director of LIMES, Italian Geopolitical Review.

1:00 pm