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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:

Who's Speaking?

Incredible start to WAC 2017 with 20+ speakers confirmed already from: USA, India, Saudi Arabia, Czech Republic, Serbia, Iran, Belgium, Canada and Turkey...

CHRISTOPH STADELER

Head of Automotive Strategy, Facebook

NADER MUSEITIF

Head of Business MENA, UBER

FREDRIK CALLENRYD

Head of Strategy Connectivity and Planning, Scania, Sweden

AHU SERTER

Founder, F+Ventures & President, Farplas Group

GÖKÇE BEZMEZ

CIO, Mercedes Benz Turk

JOHN FLEMING

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

ISMAIL HISHAM ZOHDY

Chief Specialist of Self-Driving Transport_Dubai Roads & Transport Authority

STEFAN BRUNNER

Global Sector Head Automotive, Vice President, DHL, Germany

BHAGVAN KOMMADI

Architect Corner, Founder

HAKAN KOSTEPEN

Executive Director, Panasonic US

JEAN BAUVAIS

Manufacturing Strategy – IRAN, PSA Peugeot Citroën

GÖKHAN TUNÇDÖKEN

VP Mobility Solutions, OE Sales, Bosch Turkey

MUSTAFA AYHAN

IoT & I 4.0 Coordinator, Bosch Middle East & Turkey

MICHAEL LEONARD

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

STEPHEN MORRIS

Senior Client Partner, Leonard Burgess Executive Search, Dubai

MELDA POLAT

Team Leader Human Resources, Arcelik

RICHARD SCHNEIDER

Investment Manager, CzechInvest

TANER GÖÇMEZ

Managing Director, FEV GmbH

PIERLUIGI GHIONE

General Manager, Grammer Serbia

JOHN AYOUB

Technical Advisor, Sandstorm Venture

KEREM TAŞ

Commercial Director, Ford Saudi

JACKO VAN DER STEGE

Director of Global Business Development at VC Automotive Group

AKIN ADAMSON

Director Middle East, TRL

NICOLAS DETURCK

Founder, The Name of the Game

TONY PEETERMANS

Founder, The Name of the Game

EKREM OZCAN

Entrepreneur Development Consultant

SABRİ ERKAN POLAT

Product Engineering Director, TOFAS

MURAT ÖZBİLEN

Senior Partner, Global Business Management Consultants

N. MUSTAFA ÜSTERTUNA

R&D Director, Mercedes Benz Turk

İBRAHİM ESERCE

R&D and Technology Director, Temsa

CENGİZ ULTAV

Chairman, TTGV & Board Member, Vestel Ventures

İBRAHİM DÖLEN

General Manager Borusan Lojistik

BUELENT ILERI

Transportation & Logistics EME Director, AGCO International

FAOUZI GREBICI

EMEA Industry Solution Manager, OMRON, France

ERHAN BAŞ

Secretary General, m-TOD & Board Member, AUSDER

MICHAEL SILVIO

Senior Director, Supply Chain Management, Cooper Standard, USA

ÇİĞDEM PENN

General Manager_Xsights

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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