As emerging markets continue their fast-paced growth, the automotive sector is looking to take advantage of the opportunities offered by new consumers. Viewed as the gateway to Russia and Eastern Europe, Turkey is a strategically important location for both automotive manufacturing and sales. However, such opportunities in emerging markets also come hand in hand with logistical challenges and these will form the discussion at this year's Automotive Logistics Conference in Istanbul (14-16 October).
Logisticians from across the globe will gather at Istanbul's luxury Conrad Hotel to hear the latest industry views on some of the burning issues facing the growth of the Turkish logistics sector and the development of the country's infrastructure and supply chain. The event offers the perfect chance for major OEMs, tier one suppliers and logistics service providers to understand the complexities of the Turkish market, the opportunities for investment and to network with colleagues who are facing similar challenges.
The event brings together some important industry players to discuss the challenges and opportunities offered by the Turkish automotive logistics industry. Speakers at this year's event include Emin Atac from Toyota Motor Europe, Özlem Gülsen from TAYSAD, Metin Türkay from Koç University and Christian Zbylut from Gefco, to name but a few.
The conference is also supported by some of the biggest names in automotive logistics including Autoport Terminal Operators, Gefco, Linpac Allibert, NYK Line and Logistics and LODER, Turkey's logistics association.
Mehmet Tanyas, founder of LODER comments: “Turkey represents an important strategic base for automotive manufacturers and suppliers looking to take advantage of growth in Russia, South and Eastern Europe. Our automotive market is growing quickly and Automotive Logistics Turkey offers the ideal platform for logisticians throughout the automotive supply chain to understand the opportunities that exist in Turkey.”
The conference will include a thought-provoking roundtable discussion where delegates can debate the burning issues that have arisen during the conference with their peers and industry experts and will conclude with a car markers questions and answers session, where logisticians can get the perspective of the leading car manufacturers.
To register for the conference, visit www.automotivelogisticsturkey.com.