The objective of the Smart Economic Planning and Industrial Policy (SEPIP) Conference is to bring together researchers, practitioners, regulators and policy makers from the globe with a view to 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 is organized by OSTİM Technical University and it 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 SEPIP conference, held on 4 May 2014, attracted great interest and there was a wide range of attendance with international speakers from USA and Europe to Singapore and Korea including academicians as well as policy makers and practitioners
The main theme of SEPIP 2020 Conference was entitled "Industrial Outlook and Policies After Covid-19 Pandemic". Entrepreneurial Economy; Industrial Development and Industrial Policies in Asia and Africa; Leading Industry 4.0 Transformation on a National Scale; Energy Production Technologies in Developing Countries; Industrial Outlook and Policies; Technology, Innovation, Industry and Country Experiences (Argentina, East Asia, USA, Turkey); The Role of Informatics in Country Development After Covid-19 were among the topics discussed at the conference.
Uniting the actors on a common ground in order to strengthen the cooperation between developed and developing countries, public institutions and organizations, universities, non-governmental organizations and the private sector, various prominent speakers took part on this platform and discussed the impact of the epidemic on their countries’ economies, experiences in technology, innovation and industry.