Global has organized its first two-day regional Fleet Summit in Istanbul in early June to examine in detail the emerging fleet market in Turkey, along with a focus on the markets in neighboring countries.

The inaugural event, which has the backing of TOKKDER, the Turkish Automotive Leasing and Rental Companies Association, is aimed at international and national fleet decision makers who want to understand more about the emerging fleet market in the region, according to organizers.

The event is being held at the CVK Bosphorus Park hotel, close to the center of Istanbul. Day one, Tuesday June 2, will focus on the key elements in today’s and tomorrow's Turkish and international fleet environment.

A series of four expert sessions will begin on the first morning with an examination of the Turkish fleet market, looking at its business specifics, its potential and the challenges and opportunities it presents.

This will be followed by a session examining how Turkey can be integrated into an international fleet environment, considering the do’s and don’ts of internationalization and globalization and looking at the keys to success.

Following a networking lunch, the afternoon session will consider how to identify European and international trends influencing the Turkish market, and the impact for suppliers and fleet operators of issues such as residual values, taxation, the environment and market saturation.

The day’s final session will examine the move from the total cost of ownership (TCO) to the total cost of mobility (TCM), and look in detail at the changing elements within TCO and the implementation of an effective TCM model.

After a networking dinner at the end of day one, the next day, Wednesday June 3rd, will focus on the state of the fleet markets in four different countries within the region: Russia, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, and Romania.

The Summit will close following a networking lunch by early afternoon on day two.



“Following the successful publication of our Guide to Fleet Management in Turkey, the international market asked us for a follow-up in the form of an educational and networking event. So we have organized this first regional Fleet Summit as a direct response to the requests of international and national fleet managers,” said Caroline Thonnon, Global Fleet CEO and head of business development. “We have chosen Istanbul as the setting because Turkey has been a crucial crossroads throughout history and is now more strategically important than ever. This inaugural regional Fleet Summit is a unique opportunity to network with your peers, share experience with top-notch fleet leaders and take away best practices based on fleet management successes.”

Tickets for the Global Fleet Summit, cost €400 for fleet managers if booked by April 17 and €600 thereafter. For suppliers, the rate is €800 up to April 17 and €1,000 thereafter. All prices exclude VAT.

For more information, go to the conference website.