SEPIP 2020


The objective of the Smart Economic Planning and Industrial Policy (SEPIP) Conference is to assemble academicians, researchers, practitioners, regulators and policy makers from the globe under one roof, with a view to take account of the proceedings of the previous conference, level of implementation of various resolutions of the previous years and share results of academic studies, exchange views, share experiences and discuss fresh ideas on industrial policy, economic planning and related contemporary tools to support economic development and national competitiveness.

SEPIP aims at developing a platform that enables participants:

• to discuss economic development at national and regional levels and the role of industrial policy and planning;

• to compare early theoretical and practical motivations for national development planning with those now emerging in the globalized world economy;

• to present real-world experiences in industrial policy and planning by international scholars with firsthand experience;

• to discuss new tools and approaches to development such as physical infrastructure planning, industrial policy and cluster policy.

The first conference, SEPIP 2014, was held on June 4, 2014 at Istanbul Commerce University, with collaboration of University of Virginia, University of Parma, and National University of Singapore. It attracted great interest and there was a wide range of attendance to the conference from academicians as well as policy makers and practitioners. SEPIP 2019 will be held on 15-17 October 2019 at OSTIM Technical University, Ankara. It is being organized by OSTİM Technical University with the valued support of Center for Economic Development and Policy, Columbia University; United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD); Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Center for Islamic Countries (SESRIC); Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA); Ankara Development Agency; Central Bank of Republic of Turkey (TCMB); and Turkish Post (PTT). SEPIP 2020 will be held on 13-15 October, 2020 at OSTİM Technical University Ankara and/or online platform. The main theme of SEPIP 2020 will be Industrial Outlook and Policies after Covid-19 Pandemic. At SEPIP 2020 conference industrial policy, economic planning, growth and development policies, sustainable growth, competitiveness and middle-income trap will be among the subjects to be discussed. SEPIP 2020 will strive to strengthen the cooperation between developed and developing countries, public institutions and organizations, universities, non-governmental organizations and the private sector. It will be a platform to bring all these actors together on a common ground.


On October 15th Tuesday, the conference takes place on the main Campus of OSTIM Technical University Ankara, 100. Yıl Bulvarı, No.55, F Blok, Ostim, Yenimahalle, Ankara-TURKEY On October 16th, Wednesday, and October 17th, Thursday, the Workshop will be conducted on the main campus of OSTIM Technical University, Ankara. At the end of the booklet, you will find a partial map of Ankara which shows the location of the campus. There will be direction boards all over the campus during the conference date.


On arrival at OSTİM University, you will be orientated to the Conference Registration Desk, where you can register. The desk will also serve as Information and Help Desk throughout the conference and workshop. You can always find members of Organizing Team for assistance with a recognizable costume. Don’t forget to receive your conference Badge and Welcome Bag after registration.


Please wear your personal name badge throughout the conference. The badges will be provided at the Registration Desk with your conference bag. It is your ticket to all events and sessions, including coffee and lunch breaks and social events.


At the main conference venue, there is a luggage and cloakroom near to the Conference Desk, where the luggage can be stored, and coats/ jackets can be handed in. Please be sure to collect all personal belongings at the end of each day.


The official language of the conference is English, and in part Turkish. Simultaneous translation is provided into both English and Turkish except the parallel paper presentation sessions. If you need interpretation, you can borrow the necessary equipment before entering the conference hall. This is a free service and you can borrow the headphones just by leaving your ID card (or passport) as deposit. After you return the headphones, you will receive your ID card back.