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GES 2016 will be held in Istanbul, Turkey

October 12, 2015

Istanbul 2016The Global Economic Symposium 2016 will be held in Istanbul, Turkey. This was announced on the occasion of the opening of the GES 2015 in Kiel.

The Global Economic Symposium 2016 will be held in Istanbul, Turkey, on 25-27 October 2016. This was announced by Dennis Snower, President of the GES and of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), the organzier of the GES.

“In view of Turkey's Presidency of the G20 in 2015, which will be followed by that of China in 2016, and of Germany in 2017, this is indeed a significant and exciting prospect”, Snower said. “This will give GES participants the chance to review the implementation of Turkey's proposals for the G20, link them to China’s G20 agenda, so as to make recommendations on the matters that Germany might address in 2017.”

It will also permit the GES to address in depth major challenges, in which Turkey continues to play a central role, including the refugee crisis originating in Syria and Iraq, the challenges of normalization of monetary policies in the aftermath of the financial crisis, exploration of ways for emerging countries to avoid the middle income trap, and the quest for balanced and inclusive growth, reconciling productive capacity and living standards, price stability, and external balance.

The GES 2016 will be hosted by the Turkish Central Bank TCMB.

Mehmet Şimşek, Minister of Finance of Turkey, and Turalay Kenç, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Turkey, will be speakers at the GES 2015 in Kiel.

The venue for the symposium alternates each year between the home location of the Kiel-based Institute for the World Economy and some other venue abroad. After the GES 2010 in Istanbul it is for the second time that the GES will be held in Turkey. In 2014 the GES community gathered in Kuala Lumpur, Malysia, in 2012 the GES was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The GES 2015 is organized by the Kiel Institute in cooperation with the German National Library of Economics – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW).