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World Automotive Conference, supported by ARILOG

World Automotive Conference 2018, supported by ARILOG

Are you ready for the changes in the automotive industry?

Turkey was the largest growing economy globally in 2017, with record automotive sales and production figures. Despite the initial H1 figures indicating a decline in sales for 2018, Turkey has now reached the status of being the fifth-largest automotive production base in Europe and there are fantastic opportunities to be seized!

Istanbul has always been known as the bridge between Asia and Europe and is now being recognised as the regional technology hub with immense industrial manufacturing capacity.

Now in its 5th year, the World Automotive Conference - WAC2018 – will once again return to Istanbul to bring together the region’s leading automotive manufacturers and suppliers, as well as global technology solution providers.

Key themes this year include:

  • Future of Manufacturing: Robotics & Digitalisation

  • Intelligent Supply Chain & Logistics

  • The Future “Car”: electric vehicles, autonomous & connected driving

  • The Aftermarket: changing consumer preferences & the car-ownership question mark

  • The Future of Mobility: 5G & Smart Cities

A snapshot of international experts you can expect to hear from:

  • Electric Car Success Story by NIO’s UK Managing Director, Dr Angelika Sodian

  • International autonomous driving leader: Mobileye – an Intel Company, will be sharing customer case study

  • Dr Alev Kirazli will be discussing how Volkswagen’s robot “Pepper” exhibits the possibilities and limitations of modern robotics and artificial intelligence

  • Keynote panel discussion dedicated to Women at the Wheel, with lessons learnt from global leaders, including: Christy Roman, Founder, Women in Automotive Association, USA; Monika Mikac, CBO, QEV TECHNOLOGIES, Spain; Ahu Serter, President, FARPLAS Automotive Systems

  • Gold Sponsor Turkcell will