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4th International CTI Conference Commercial Vehicles Turkey, 12 and 13 October 2015, Istanbul, Turkey

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scheduled for november 2015, more information will be available soon

Impressions of 2014



Opening speech

Deputy Minister Prof. Dr Davut Kavranoğlu will give the opening speech Deputy Minister Prof. Dr Davut Kavranoğlu will give the opening speech

Commercial Vehicle Industry Meeting in Turkey

3rd International CTI Conference “Commercial Vehicles Turkey”, September 15 and 16 2014, Istanbul

  • The only commercial vehicles conference in Turkey
  • Dynamics and growth of the Turkish automotive industry
  • Development of the truck market, emission limits and OEM platforms

Düsseldorf / Istanbul, August 2014 – The automotive industry in Turkey is one of the most dynamic markets in the world. Many manufacturers have been active in this market for several years, especially in the commercial vehicle segment. The 3rd International CTI Conference “Commercial Vehicles Turkey“ on September 15 and 16 in Istanbul will focus on the opportunities and challenges resulting from this development. New in 2014 will be the topic of supply chain, how to manage it effectively.

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These and other topics will be discussed 2014:

  • Turkey’s position in the global CV market
  • Trailer production in Turkey
  • Rethinking of interior and packaging
  • Lightweight solutions and materials
  • Human resources applications
  • Implementation of EURO VI

You will listen to presentations from:




SpeakerProf. Ercan Tezer
Secretary General
Automotive Manufacturers Association (OSD), Turkey

Topics for 2014 will be:

  • Implementation of EURO VI
  • Turkey’s Position in the Global CV Market
  • Russian Market and its Impact on Turkey
  • Technology Trends & Developments

Review 2013

After the initial success of the first international CTI conference „Commercial Vehicles Turkey“ in May 2012. This year’s event from 25 and 26 June 2013 could continue with excellent speakers from Turkey, Germany, Austria, Denmark and The Netherlands. Participants primarily praised the content and the quality of the conference agenda. The mix of topics and the great networking opportunities offered during these two days were highly appreciated. CTI will further strive to improve its high conference quality and is looking forward to host the third conference in early June 2014. Updates will be posted on this website.

The Topics include e.g.

  • Turkey’s role in the global commercial vehicle sector
  • Ford Cargo truck development process
  • Development of the new Mercedes-Benz truck platform
  • Paradigm shift in commercial vehicle value structure
  • New EURO VI regulations and systems

Keynote speaker

pandir Çetin Nuhoğlu Dr. Bernhard Heiming Hasan Bahadir Özbayir,

Ali Pandir, Country President, Fiat Group Turkey
Çetin Nuhoğlu, President, International Transporter‘s Association of Turkey
Dr. Bernhard Heiming, Director Engineering, Ford Otosan A.Ş
Hasan Bahadır Özbayır, Head of Marketing and Sales Mercedes-Benz Türk A.Ş.


Prof. Dr. Cem SoruşbayProf. Dr. Cem Soruşbay
Head of Automotive Laboratory
University of Istanbul

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Review of the first Commercial Vehicles Conference in Turkey, May 2012

The first CTI conference on commercial vehicles in Turkey was a hit. Many participants came to listen to the excellent international speakers at the Sheraton Hotel Ataköy in Istanbul on 22 and 23 May 2012.

Bedirhan Celik, MESS, chaired the conference, which offered a comprehensive programme. The conference started off with presentations by the secretaries general of the Turkish organisations: Prof. Dr. Ercan Tezer, OSD, Özlem, Arkan, TAYSAD and Roman Mathyssek, IHS Global Automotive. Mayıs 2012 tarihinde düzenlenen Türkiye’nin İlk Ticari Araçlar Konferansının İncelenmesi

CTI, Türkiye’de gerçekleştirilen birinci Motorlu Taşıtlar Konferans ile hedefi on ikiden vurdu. Uluslararası başarılı firmalar, 22 ila 23 Mayıs 2012 tarihlerinde birçok katılımcıyı Sheraton Istanbul Ataköy Oteline çekti. Konferans başkanı MESS Eğitim Vakfı’ndan Bedirhan Celik, oldukça dolu olan programı başarıyla yürüttü. Continue reading

Commercial Vehicles Turkey – The Topics include e.g.

The Topics include e.g.

  • Motor Vehicle Industry of Turkey 2012
  • Truck Industry Outlook
  • Anti Crisis Measures of an OEM
  • Development Trends in Heavy Commercial Trucks
  • Modern Trailers: Increase of Efficiency and Safety

Keynote Speakers are:

Bedirhan ÇelikProf. Dr. Ercan TezerJohn SidelkoMünür YavuzRudolf Peter Lenerz

Bedirhan Çelik, Vice Chairman of the Board in Turkish Employers Association of Metal Industries and Member of the Board in MESS Education Foundation
Prof. Dr. Ercan Tezer, Secretary General, Automotive Manufacturers Association (OSD)
John Sidelko, Global Cargo Truck Programs Chief Engineer, Ford Motor Company
Münür Yavuz, CEO, MAN Türkiye A.Ş.
Rudolf Peter Lenerz, Head of Truck Development, Mercedes-Benz Türk A.Ş.

Experience reports by:
Anadolu Isuzu • BMC • IHS Automotive • FEV TR • Ford Motor Company • Kaessbohrer/TIRSAN • Knorr-Bremse • Kögel • MAN Türkiye • Mercedes-Benz Türk • MESS • OSD • OTAM • TAYSAD • TÜVTURK • Voith Turbo