Alumni Reception in Istanbul 

Date: Thursday, 12 January 2023
Time: 18:00 Registration
Dress Code: Smart Casual  
Location: Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Centre
                 Silahsor Cad. No 42
                 Istanbul, Turkey 


Hosted by Professor André Spicer, we are pleased to invite all alumni in Turkey to a networking reception in Istanbul on Thursday, 12 January 2023. The evening will provide an opportunity to reconnect with your fellow former classmates as well as expand your professional networks in the region. 

This event will give participants the chance to engage in thought-provoking conversation with fellow alumni, academics and students as well as learn about the latest news from City, University of London and Bayes Business School.


18:00 - 19:00     Registration, Welcome Drinks and Networking

19:00 - 19:25     Welcome and Updates by Professor André Spicer

19:25 - 19:45     Presentation by Dr Şadan Kaptanoglu (MSc Shipping, Trade and Finance, 1997)
                          Stopping Climate Change: Businesses at the Crossroads of Transformation
19:45 – 20:00    Q&A

20:00 - 22:00     Networking and Cocktail Reception 

Speaker Profiles

Andre Spicer


Professor André Spicer is Dean of Bayes Business School. He is also Professor of Organisational Behaviour and the Head of the Faculty of Management. He is an expert in the areas of Organisational Behaviour, Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Professor Spicer is originally from Aotearoa/New Zealand. He began his studies at the University of Otago and holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne in Australia. Prior to joining City, he was a Professor of Organization Studies at the University of Warwick. He has been a visiting professor at London Business School, the Kellogg School at Northwestern, McGill University, Lund University, University of St Gallen and the University of Sydney.

Professor Spicer is known for his research on wellbeing, organizational politics, organisational culture, employee identity, new organizational forms, work space and leadership. His work looks at a wide range of settings including knowledge intensive firms, financial institutions, government departments, seaports, universities, libraries, media organizations, and social movements.

Dr Şadan Kaptanoglu (MSc Shipping, Trade and Finance, 1997) is a shipowner and a shipyard owner. She completed her Phd in De Montfort University after she graduated from Bayes Business School, MSC Shipping,Finance and Trade. 

Dr Kaptanoglu was the first woman President of BIMCO and is the chairperson of TURMEPA (Turkish Marine Environment Protection Association) .

Sadan is the first winner of Seatrade young person of the year award in 2008. 

She is married and has two daughters.


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Thursday 12 January
18:00 - 22:00
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