Hosting many of senior level attendees and speakers, the participants discussed the developments, innovations and trends at the 3rd edition of the World Automotive Conference held in Istanbul
The 3rd edition of the World Automotive Conference has brought the foremost leaders of the sector together in Istanbul. The developments, innovations and trends have been laid on the table at the third edition of the World Automotive conference held in Istanbul. The keynote speech of the two-day conference was delivered by Sebahattin Korkmaz, Chairman of Turkish Standards Institute. Indicating Turkey’s investments in the automotive sector, Korkmaz said they would let Automotive Test Center Project enter into force in a near time to meet all test and certification needs as well as providing infrastructure for the domestic made car brand. One of the issues which were addressed at the World Automotive Conference was the Industry 4.0 regarded as the new industrial vision in this era. The Industry 4.0, to which especially European weights, emerges forefront featuring lesser cost than human labor force. John Fleming, doyen name of the automotive sector the retired official of Ford Motor, said; “Primarily, in the Far East countries regarding human labor force leaves its place to Industry 4.0, the labor force will shift its direction from east to west. Turkey signals to make a revolution in the region by weighing importance of Industry 4.0 in the automotive sector.” Joining the conference coming from Silicon Valley, Hakan Kostepen, Strategy Director of Panasonic, said; “Organizing such conferences in the international size provides value-added to the automotive sector. We are happy from growth and spread of intelligent companies in Turkey. Our country accomplishes crucial advancements in terms of energy, safety and smart systems. I can say that intelligent automobiles can be in Istanbul up to 15 years in light of these developments.” Lots of firms from both home and abroad took place at the conference such as Ford Otosan, Opel, Google, Tofas Fiat, MAN, Oracle, Bosch, Turk Telekom, Ericson, United Nation, McKinsey & Company. At the conference, intelligent transportation system, mobility and electric vehicles were discussed. Ersin Kara, Project Director of the World Automotive Conference, said their aim was to bring top-level execs of the automotive sector. He added they had reached the number of 470 participants from the automotive world and many partnerships were set up with regard to the conference.