A panel at the Inaugural Global Fleet Summit held in 2015. Photo: Nexus Communication

A panel at the Inaugural Global Fleet Summit held in 2015. Photo: Nexus Communication

The 2016 Global Fleet Summit in Turkey, which will be held Sept. 20-22, will focus on the challenges and opportunities of the current and future Turkish fleet markets, with special attention on the importance of the total cost of ownership (TCO) concept.

Again in Istanbul, the two-day regional Fleet Summit will also examine in detail a host of key issues of relevance for international fleet decision makers, including tendering, reporting, sustainability and safety, international versus local influence, car policy evolution, and upcoming trends and technologies.

Now in its second year, following a successful inaugural event in June 2015, the Summit again has the backing of TOKKDER, the Turkish Automotive Leasing and Rental Companies Association. Confirmed sponsors include car sharing company, YOYO, and leasing providers, DRD Fleet Leasing, Fleetcorp, LeasePlan, and Volkswagen Doğuş Finans.

The Global Fleet Summit is being held at Istanbul’s Intercontinental hotel, and begins on the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 20, with a gala cocktail reception, when delegates will also be presented with details of the new Global Fleet guide "Fleet Partners Turkey 2017," the definitive reference guidebook to help identify Turkey’s primary fleet and mobility suppliers.

The first full day of the Summit will begin on Wednesday, September 21, and will focus on the key elements in today and tomorrow's Turkish fleet environment.

A series of five expert sessions will begin with an in-depth look at the Turkish fleet market and how it has evolved in the last 12 months, looking at the impact on leasing companies, car manufacturers, and fleet operators.

This will be followed by a session examining the impact of driver behavior on fleet costs, linked to the key steps in setting up a safety policy and the solutions to steering efficient driver behavior.

Following a networking lunch, the afternoon session will show fleet managers how remarketing the impact of remarketing on their fleet management success, with insight into residual value setting and the need for effective management of damage and fair wear and tear to minimize end of contract charges.

This will be followed by a session looking at the IT tools that can help in effective fleet management, before the day’s final session will reveal 10 trends that could impact on the Turkish fleet market, with advice for fleet managers in taking the right decisions for a successful fleet future.

Day one is then rounded off by a cocktail reception, followed by a networking gala dinner until late.
The final day, Thursday, September 22, will focus on the TCO concept and why having an insight into TCO is essential for effective fleet management.

The final session will also examine the move from the TCO to the total cost of mobility (TCM) and the implementation of an effective TCM model, including private leasing and car sharing.

Tickets for the Global Fleet Summit, cost €400 for fleet managers if booked by June 15, and €600 thereafter. For suppliers, the rate is €800 up to June 15, and €1,000 thereafter. All prices exclude VAT.

To register for the event please visit: http://summit.globalfleet.com/en/practicalinformation/