29 – 30 November 2016


Silence İstanbul Hotel & Exhibition Center


50 Professional Speakers



2016 EVENT HIGHLIGHTS / Expert-led roundtable discussions, Networking drinks reception, VIP Dinner

DAY 1:

  • Mega trends from around the World
  • Future of manufacturing – Industry 4.0
  • Digitalisation & the Automotive Industry
  • Dedicated supply chain & logistics track


DAY 2:

  • Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)
  • Autonomous and Connected vehicles
  • Electric vehicles and battery technologies
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Event Speakers / meet with greaters

John FlemIng

‎ExecutIve VP ManufacturIng & Labour AffaIrs // FORD MOTOR CO.



SebastIan WedenIwskI

ChIef Technology OffIcer // IBM

Hakan Kostepen

ExecutIve DIrector PanasonIc AutomotIve Systems

Arif Emecen

General Manager IETT (Istanbul Transport)

Frank M. Rinderknecht

CEO // Rinspeed Inc.

Osman Sever

SeCretary General - OSD

Ali Riza Ersoy

ExecutIve CommIttee Member SIemens Turkey


General Manager // Ekol Logistics

Erol Yanar

General DIrector MInIstry of Transport Turkey

İbrahim Dölen

General Manager Borusan Lojistik

Hayriye Karadeniz

ChIef DIgItal OFICER Ford Otosan

Muhammed Alyuruk

General Manager Isbak A.Ş.

MaxImIlIan CoquI

DIrector - AlIx Partners

Murat Palaoglu

KPMG Turkey DIrector, Head of Customs and ForeIgn Trade

Okan Gedik

General Manager Assan HanIl

FrancoIs E. GuIchard

UN Secretary VehIcle ActIve Safety UnIted NatIons

Ozlem Kurt Karayurek

Partner Cukur & YIlmaz Law FIrM


R&D DIrector TofaŞ FIat

Cagri Tolga Avsar

General Manager // SCheer Group

Mustafa Ayhan

Industry 4.0 CoordInator, Bosch Turkey & MIddle East


Automotive Group Chairman // YASED




R&D Director // Ekol Logistics

Jan Burdinski

Director Government & Industry RelatIons for General Motors

Bülent Ünsever

Blue Ocean Robotics Holding ApS Türkiye Genel Müdürü

Murat Yapıcı

Director General for EU Affairs in the Turkish Ministry of Economy

Dr. Taner Göçmez

Deputy Vice President Region East at FEV

Quentin le Hetet

General Manager of GİPA Middle-East Africa

Michael Weiss

Management Consulting of A.T. Kearney in Turkey

Mert Umut Özkaynak

TEMSA Innovation and Production Manager


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WAC world automotive conference and Exhibition in Turkey Potential Speaker to be confirmed:Government policies, regulations and incentives programmes.WAC Turkey Istanbul  Dr. Mehmet Yurdal Sahin, Subsidy, and Executive Vice Chairman of the Foreign Capital,Ministry of Economy,Worldwide Partnerships Presentation: Automotive safety systems & solutionsWorldwide Partnerships Mr. Frank Litjens Global Sales Director Tass International, Netherlands.Türkiye’de Dünya Otomotiv Konferansı, Kasım, Istanbul. WAC world automotive conference and Exhibition in Turkey Investment and competitive advantages – FORUM – Worldwide Partnerships Conferences. Mr. Cemil Cem Temel, Vice General Manager of Factory,Ford Otosan, Mr. Halil Akgul. Core Competence Coordinator, Coskunoz Holding, Bedirhan Celik, Vice-Chairman. Prof. Dr. Ercan Tezer, Secretary General, OSD Automotive Manufacturers Automotive. 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Konferansın ana başlıkları; üretici firmaların 2015 ve ilerisinden beklentileri/gelecek stratejileri, araç lojistiği ve tedarik zinciri, araçlarda gelişen Connectivity ve Big Data (Bağlı Araçlar ve Büyük veri) teknolojileri, Türkiye’nin kendi marka elektrikli aracını üretme yolunda atılan somut adımlar ve projenin hayata geçmesi.Konferansta Avrupa Imar ve Kalkınma Bankası’nı temsilen yer alacak Hande Islak, sektöre ekonomi ve finans tarafından yorumlarını katıyor olacak. Sonrasında Toyota Türkiye CEO’su ve Genel Müdürü Orhan Özen, 2014 yılı yorumlarını ve 2015 için üretim ve ihracat konularında beklentilerini paylaşıyor olacak. KPMG Türkiye otomotiv sektör yöneticisi Ergün Kış’da sektörün yerel ve global trendleri üzerine konuşuyor olacak.Rusya ile gelişen ilişkiler ve bunun otomotiv sektöründe etkileri göz önünde bulundurularak Rusya’dan aralarında Volvo, Peugeot, Volkswagen gibi markaların da bulunduğu 12 farklı OEM tesisleri olan bölgelerden yöneticiler programa katılacaktır.Kaluga ve Ulyanovsk bölgelerinin gelecek olan bu yöneticiler hem Rusya’ya yatırım ve ihracat fırsatlarından hem de firmaların bu fırsatları değerlendirebilmesi için analiz edebilmeleri konusunda bilgi sağlıyor olacaklardır.WAC Turkey Istanbul Ayrıca –STAN, -JAN ülkeleri ve Rusya’ya (Ukrayna, Azerbaycan, Kırgızistan, Türkmenistan, Özbekistan, Tacikistan) ihracat ve yatırım fırsatları üzerine 2014 Eylül’de tamamlanan bir çalışma ile Frost & Sullivan araştırma ekibi Anna Özdelen ve Mobarak Moosa sunum yapacaktır. WAC world automotive conference and Exhibition in Turkey bu sunum ayrıca bu bölgelerdeki mevcut trendleri, pazar zorluklarını, hafif binek araç satışlarındaki potansiyeli ve diğer segmentlerle ilgili analizleri, ayrıca Rusya pazarının dinamiklerini ve telematikleri ele alacaktır.İkinci gün ise MUSIAD otomotiv Kurulu Başkanı Cengiz Arslan başta olmak üzere Mehmet Buldurgan (Temsa eski CEO’su) ve ilave konuşmacılarimiz ile %100 Türk marka araç üretilmesi ve bu aracın elektrikli araç olması konularında atılan adımları, üzerine çalışılan projeleri ve yapılacakları tartışıyor olacagız.Microsoft İngiltere Otomotiv Sektör yöneticisi Ian Webber, Türkiye’nin henüz ulaşılamamış pazar potansiyeline satış için teknolojiyi daha iyi kullanarak ulaşma yolları üzerine hazırladığı çalışmalarını anlatacaktır. Panasonic’in Amerika’da Strateji ve Inovasyon Direktörü olan Hakan Kostepen ve Mirror Link Projelesinin sahibi Car Connectivity Consortium yöneticisi Antti Aumo Connectivity & Big Data konuları üzerine yoğunlaşıyor olacaktır.WAC world automotive conference and Exhibition in Turkey Türkiye’de Dünya Otomotiv Konferansı hem Türkiye’den hem de uluslarası anlamda üst düzey sektör temsilcilerini bir araya getirecek bir programdır.WAC world automotive conference and Exhibition in Turkey Türkiye’de Dünya Otomotiv Konferansı konuşmacıları ve katılımcıları hakkında güncel bilgi almak veya sponsor, konuşmacı, katılımcı gibi alternatiflerle programda yer almak isterseniz lütfen bizimle iletişime geçiniz.WAC Turkey Istanbul WAC world automotive conference and Exhibition in Turkey[/wwps_dropcap]