The Region's Leading Industry Event

WAC 2017 will bring together 500+ market experts who want to learn more about the latest trends and technologies affecting their business. Istanbul is the perfect gateway if you are looking to do business in the region and understand where the latest opportunities lie. 

Join this year’s World Automotive Conference for two days of unrivalled knowledge sharing and networking.

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Day 1:

Industry Trends

  • Digitalisation
  • Inevitability of electrification

The Future of Manufacturing

  • Industry 4.0 & Robotics
  • The future employee?

Supply Chain & Logistics

  • Role of digitalisation
  • Globalisation to localization
  • Are suppliers ready for the new shift in demand?

Day 2:

Traditional vs New Automotive Industry

  • New players to the market
  • Car-sharing, ride-sharing, autonomous vehicles

Disruptive Technologies

  • Electric & hybrid vehicles
  • Driverless cars
  • The connected consumer: safety, apps & infotainment

Smart Mobility

  • Future mobility trends
  • The connect car role’s in intelligent transport systems

Workshops:

  • Attracting & Retaining Top Automotive Talent
  • Automotive Market dynamics and trends in the Middle East
  • International cooperation – how to build productive supplier partnerships?
  • Czech Republic – Land of Automotive
  • Connected Industry & Connected Logistics
  • Connected & Autonomous Vehicles or Smart Cities
  • Auto-Telecom Business Model Transformation
  • Optimising marketing operations & gain performances
  • Needs of tomorrow’s workforce to be a part of the New Digital Age

New Start-Up Zone

Women in Automotive Industry Breakfast

WAC 2016 was a very effective platform for us to start our smart mobility solutions with new stakeholders.

Tubitak MAM - Business Development Manager

I was happy to be at WAC 2016 and meet with leaders of the Turkish automotive sector and talk about its opportunities.

United Nations, - Economic Affairs Officer

World Class Event in such a Dynamic city like Istanbul to discuss emerging trends in automotive and mobility with all the right technology and business partners.

Hakan Kostepen - ExecutIve DIrector PanasonIc AutomotIve Systems

WAC 2016 achieved all of the targets we set and we met every company we could have wanted to, including: MAN, Temsa, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, BMC, Ford, TOFAS, General Motors, Audi and Aston Martin!

Presmetal - Business Development Manager:

To be notified about WAC 2018!

Who's Speaking?

Meet our incredible WAC 2017 speakers, with representatives confirmed from: USA, India, Sweden, UK, Czech Republic, Iran, Turkey... and many more…

CHRISTOPH STADELER

Head of Automotive Strategy, Facebook

GÖKÇE BEZMEZ

CIO, Mercedes Benz Turk

ISMAIL HISHAM ZOHDY

Chief Specialist of Self-Driving Transport_Dubai Roads & Transport Authority

MUSTAFA ILICALI

Government Commissioner for Transport, Construction and Tourism, TBMM

MAZIAR BEIGLOO

Secretary, IAPMA, Iran

JOHN FLEMING

‎ExecutIve VP ManufacturIng & Labour AffaIrs (Retired), FORD MOTOR CO.

FREDRIK CALLENRYD

Head of Strategy Connectivity and Planning, Scania, Sweden

ANDERS BONANDER

Senior Product Planner, Volvo Group Trucks Technology & Board Member, Ertico

NADER V. AGHAEI

VW National Dealer Network Director, Mammut Khodro, Iran

LASZLO PALKOVICS

Government Commissioner

MICHAEL SILVIO

Vice President, Logistics Innovation, Surgere Inc. Adjunct Faculty, Wayne State University Member Board of Directors, EWI Worldwide

BUELENT ILERI

Transportation & Logistics EME Director, AGCO International

JEAN BAUVAIS

Manufacturing Strategy – IRAN, PSA Peugeot Citroën

GOKSEN TORE SANCAK

Deputy General Manager Material Planning & Logistics Supply Chain_Ford Otosan

HAKAN KOSTEPEN

Executive Director, Panasonic US

ORKUN HASEKIOGLU

President, Tubitak MAM

NURSEN NUMANOGLU

Deputy Secretary General, TUSIAD

STEPHEN MORRIS

Senior Client Partner, Leonard Burgess Executive Search, Dubai

RAZ PELEG

CEE sales director, Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd., Israel

NADER MUSEITIF

Head of Business MENA, UBER

STEFAN BRUNNER

Global Sector Head Automotive, Vice President, DHL, Germany

RICHARD SCHNEIDER

Investment Manager, CzechInvest

PEYMAN YAZDANBAKHSH

Chairman of Business Development Committee, IAPMA, Iran

JACKO VAN DER STEGE

Director of Global Business Development at VC Automotive Group

JOHN AYOUB

Technical Advisor, Sandstorm Venture

PIERLUIGI GHIONE

General Manager, Grammer Serbia

KEREM TAŞ

Commercial Director, Ford Saudi

İBRAHİM ESERCE

R&D and Technology Director, Temsa

RICHARD HARRIS

HMI Technologies

TONY PEETERMANS

Founder, The Name of the Game

BURAK GÜRLER

Senior Manager Tool & Die, Ford Otosan

LEVENT ERDOĞAN

Business Planning, Development and Projects Director, Karsan

NOAM MAITAL

CEO, Waycare Technologies, USA

MUSTAFA ERGEN

CTA, Turk Telecom

ATACAN GÜNER

Assan Hanil, General Manager

KAĞAN ABİDİN

Country Manager, KUKA Robotics

FAOUZI GREBICI

EMEA Industry Solution Manager, OMRON, France

SERKAN YILDIRIM

Solution Group Manager, itelligence Turkey

PAUL HEIDEN

Senior VP Ultimaker, Netherlands

TONY ABOUZOLOF

Co-Founder Syncron and Managing Director, Syncron UK

İBRAHİM DÖLEN

General Manager Borusan Lojistik

BARIS CEKIC

Managing Partner, METRIC

ÇİĞDEM PENN

General Manager_Xsights

MURAT ÖZBİLEN

Senior Partner, Global Business Management Consultants

N. MUSTAFA ÜSTERTUNA

R&D Director, Mercedes Benz Turk

MELDA POLAT

Talent Development Manager, Arcelik

GURAY GOZACAN

Group Leader, R&D Project Director

AHU SERTER

Founder, F+Ventures & President, Farplas Group

CENGİZ ULTAV

Chairman, TTGV & Board Member, Vestel Ventures

BHAGVAN KOMMADI

Architect Corner, Founder

MEHMET KARACA

Supply Chain Development Manager, Tofaş

GÖKHAN TUNÇDÖKEN

VP Mobility Solutions, OE Sales, Bosch Turkey

SABRİ ERKAN POLAT

Product Engineering Director, TOFAS

MURAT KURTLAR

Industry 4.0 Sales Director, Bosch

AKIN ADAMSON

Director Middle East, TRL

ŞEVKET AKINLAR

Consultant, IML Fraunhofer, Germany

MICHAEL LEONARD

CEO, Aspiriti Group & Managing Partner Executive Search, Leonard Burgess, Dubai

EKREM OZCAN

Entrepreneur Development Consultant

TANER GÖÇMEZ

Managing Director, FEV Turkey

SINEM COLERI ERGEN

Wireless Networks Laboratory Director, Koc University

NICOLAS DETURCK

Founder, The Name of the Game

ERHUN BAŞ

Secretary General, m-TOD & Board Member, AUSDER

MURAT OKCUOGLU

Engineer & Scientist, Silicon Valley

ARIF OZER

R & D Director, Anadolu Isuzu, Turkey

ALI ACUR

Founder, Delphisonic INC, USA

MAXIMILIAN WINKLER

Director of Business Development, Frontier Car Group, UK

TAMER ÜNAL

Founder and Chairman of the Board, ICRON

ÖZLEM DERİCİ

WAC Chairwoman

THOMAS CULLEN

Director, Cilicia Ltd, UK

CANER TASKIN

Chief Technology Officer, ICRON

LEE MANNING

Founder, Armchair Marketing, UK

Who's Speaking?

Incredible start to WAC 2017 with 11 speakers confirmed already from: USA, India, Saudi Arabia, Czech Republic, Serbia and Turkey...
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Harbiye Mahallesi, Cumhuriyet Cd. 50 D, 34367 Şişli/İstanbul, Turkey
+90 212 315 60 00

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Conference guests received special discount on accommodation. Please use the link below to book one of the limited discounted rooms. Please contact us for any questions via hotel@wwpartnerships.com or 02032895003

 

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