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ASFAAG MENA Chapter Workshop on The Future Trends in Accounting, Finance & Governance in Climate Change

August 16th 2023




We are pleased to announce that our ASFAAG MENA Chapter Workshop on The Future Trends in Accounting, Finance & Governance in Climate Change will be held on 16th 2023 in Istanbul, Turkiye. The theme of the workshop is "The Future Trends in Accounting, Finance & Governance in Climate Change".

Through the launch of this workshop, ASFAAG MENA Chapter aims to bring academics, practitioners and policymakers under one platform for initiating debates and discussions surrounding Sustainable Finance, Accounting, Accountability, and Governance. Several high-profile academics, practitioners, and policymakers have been invited to the workshop as keynote speakers, presenters, and panelists.

Date: 16 August 2023 Wednesday

Duration: Full-Day Workshop (approximately 6-8 hours)

14:00-15:00: Session 1

  • Welcome and Introduction to ASFAAG MENA Chapter
  • Overview of the Workshop Objectives and Agenda
  • Keynote Speaker and Reflective Talks
    • Vedat Akgiray, Former Chairperson of Turkish Capital Markets Authority and Bogazici University
    • Zehra Zumrut Selcuk, SESTRIC
    • Erkam Tuzgen, General Secretary of Istanbul Development Agency
    • Mahmut Kayacik, Sovereign Wealth Fund

15:00-16:00: Session 2 

16:00-16:30: Session 3

  • Keynote Speech by Dr. Alperen Manisaligil on "Understanding change in disruptive contexts: The role of the time paradox and locus of control" 
  • Interactive Discussions

16:30-17:00 Session 4

Break: Refreshments and Networking Duration: 30 minutes

17:00-19:00 Session 5 

  • Roundtable Discussions on research collaborations and grant applications
  • Moderated Discussion on the potential contributions of ASFAAG MENA
  • Audience Questions and Participation
  • Closing Remarks and Workshop Wrap-up

-In this session, attendees will be discussing their latest research centered around Emerging Developments in Accounting, Finance Governance as they pertain to Climate Change. Participants can choose to delve into their specific papers or their current projects.  The ultimate objective is to investigate potential collaboration routes for research grant proposals and influence policy formulation.

19:00-22:00 Dinner Istanbul Chamber of Commerce

Please contact Prof. Ahmet Faruk Aysan at aaysan@hbku.edu.qa to join the workshop.

Note: The agenda can be adjusted based on the specific topics or themes of the workshop and the availability of speakers and facilitators. The time durations for each session can also be modified to ensure a balanced schedule throughout the day.

In collaboration with ITOSAM

Istanbul Chamber of Commerce Centre for Strategic Research (ITOSAM) is a research-oriented unit within the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce. ITOSAM aims to address the growing importance of data and research in today's economic landscape. ITOSAM is dedicated to providing insightful analysis and valuable data with a primary focus on the real sector. At the core of ITOSAM's efforts is a strong focus on the real sector, encompassing vital areas such as macroeconomic expectations, access to finance, research and development, innovation, e-commerce, foreign trade, and climate change. By collecting relevant data, conducting in-depth research and organizing informative events, ITOSAM aims to make a significant contribution to the Istanbul business community and the broader Turkish economy. As an independent research center, ITOSAM seeks to complement existing efforts and promote a better understanding of economic trends, ultimately providing policymakers, businesses and the public with the knowledge to make informed decisions.  


Executive Committee

Prof. Iqbal Khadaroo

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia


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Prof. Mohsen Saad

The American University of Sharjah, UAE


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Dr. Mohamed El Komi

The American University in Cairo, Egypt


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Dr. Mustafa Disli

Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar


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Advisory Committee