The World Automotive Conference was Held in Istanbul

Hülya Karahan
Production Editor

The World Automotive Conference was held in Isanbul for the 6th year, 17 October 2019.

The event has grown from a small gathering of local key-players to welcoming over 800 regional senior decision-makers. The event has brought international experts who can share their expertise with the latest game-changers.

For the first time, this year WAC’s agenda was divided into three parallel tracks after the morning Keynotes. The idea being to allow the audience to choose which session is more related to their business and thereby encouraging greater in-depth discussion during the day.

Tracks are divided into “Today’s Revolution”, which  explored the necessity of adopting new manufacturing technologies, including case study from Industrial Director, Faurecia, France. The second track entitled: “The Future of Automotive”, lookad it how to meet customer’s future mobility needs, via 5G for example. Whilst the third track: “A Digital & Global World” is more technical, focusing on Supply Chain Digitalisation and Electrification Impacts.

Panel Discussion: Overview regionai impacts; International influenciesand local factors: Brexit, US tariffs, Trade Agreement, how to be prepared for what the future holds.

Panel Moderator: Alexandar Medjedovij, exwcutive Board Member,Turkish- German Chamber of Commerce

Panelists: Kimberly Matenchuk, Senyor Director Sales, GE Digital Europe

Chasem Navid Maghaddam, Team NEO Reinmetall Automotive AG Germany

Ciğdem Penn, Xsights Research and Consultancy



Inspirational international leaders and new start-ups attended the WAC on October 17th. Companies took place such as Google, Renault, ABB,  Borcelik, Bosch, BMC, BNP Paribas, Continental, Delphi, Farplas, FEV, GE, HEMA, Honda, Karsan, Kordsa, MAN, Maxion, Petrol Ofisi, Toyota, Vestel…

Panel Discussion:

Efficiency and Sustainability in the Supply Chain

Panellist: Andreas Gabriel, COO RENAULT MAİS,Turkey

Blockhain in the automotive industry

Odile Panciatici, Blockchain VP, Groupe Renault, France


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The World Automotive Conference is held in Isanbul for the 6th year, 17 October 2019.

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