Central & Eastern European Automotive Forum

20 - 21 November 2019

New York Palace Hotel, Budapest, Hungary

Central & Eastern European Automotive Forum 2019 brings together all the leading players in CEE automotive industry. OEMs, T1 and T2 suppliers, as well as solutions providers all gather in Hungary for 2 days of news and networking.

The only event covering 16 countries


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Audience Profile

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Covering the entire region:
Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Turkey, Slovenia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Moldova, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Ukraine

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- CEO Debates
- Keynote Presentations
- Investment Rountables
- Questions & Answers
- Informal Networking

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- Series of 10-min meetings hosted by OEM & supplier purchasing managers
- Discuss contracts and real business informally
- Create personal connections
- Scheduled, private, and time-effective
- Reserve your time-slots to meet buyers face-to-face

Associate Sponsors

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APTIV Connected Services
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Supporting Organisations

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Automotive Cluster Bulgaria
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Automotive Cluster of Slovenia

Media Partners

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Aptiv Connected Services helps its customers unlock the power of data by uniting rich, high-fidelity vehicle data acquisition with configurable, intelligent analytics to deliver value throughout the vehicle lifecycle. Whether you’re a manufacturer, a fleet operator, or a supplier, our family of Aptiv Connect solutions uncover actionable insights that can help lower costs, fix problems more quickly, and build new revenue streams. You don’t need the haystack uploaded to the cloud, just the needles.

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KRAIBURG TPE is a global manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomers. From its beginning, KRAIBURG TPE has pioneered in TPE compounds, today being the competence leader in this industry. With production sites in Germany, the US and Malaysia the company offers a broad range of compounds for applications in the automotive, industrial, consumer and for the medical sectors. The established product lines are processed by injection molding or extrusion and provide numerous processing and product design advantages to manufacturers. KRAIBURG TPE features innovative capabilities as well as true global customer orientation, customized product solutions and reliable service. The company is certified to ISO 50001 at its headquarters in Germany and holds ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications at all global sites.

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Kinstellar is Emerging Europe and Central Asia’s leading independent law firm. With offices in ten countries and over 250 local and international lawyers, we deliver consistent, joined-up legal advice and assistance across diverse regional markets. We have sound track record assisting both automobile manufacturers, as well as major automotive suppliers establish their operations across Central & Eastern Europe and expand internationally, guiding them through multi-jurisdictional transactions, state aid and regulatory issues. This combination of our deep understanding of the current automotive industry developments as well as our specific local market knowledge, allows us to help our clients anticipate and effectively deal with any regulatory, operational, project or transactional issue.

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CLEPA is the voice of European automotive suppliers, representing over 3.000 companies which employ 5.000.000 employees, invest over €20 billion yearly in R&I and provide solutions for safe, smart and sustainable mobility.

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The Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency (SARIO) is a governmental investment and trade promotion agency of the Slovak Republic. The agency was established in 2001 and it operates under the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic. SARIO aims to attract investment to the Slovak Republic and support export activities of Slovak companies on the global market. Our success stories include companies — Jaguar Land Rover, KIA, PSA, Amazon, Volkswagen, Johnson Controls, Embraco, Samsung, Honeywell, and others. All our services are free of charge!


SARIO – your bridge to business in Slovakia!

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Established in 1978, TAYSAD is the sole and most competent representative of the Turkish automotive supplier industry. TAYSAD represents the interests of Turkish automotive parts and components manufacturers in the political system and in public. Among other activities the association supports relations between its members. It coordinates international cooperation, offers trainings, supports CSR projects and more. TAYSAD’s members account for 80 % of the automotive supplier industry production and exports. TAYSAD holds ESCA Silver Label and ISO 9001 Certificates. Its misson is; to create the environment and conditions for developing the Turkish Automotive industry as a whole. Developing industry as a leading supply hub for the world automotive market by supporting its members with the power of the Turkish automotive suppliers unity.

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Automotive Cluster Bulgaria (ACB), founded in July 2012, is a non-profit organization which represents the interests of automotive manufacturers, suppliers and organizations providing services for the automotive industry. It fosters synergies between the cluster members and supports their business growth and competitiveness through participation in international projects, case studies and professional automotive qualification programs.

ACB works in close co-operation with the Bulgarian authorities, educational institutions and universities, professional organizations, financial consultants, funds, European programs and other specialists and organizations.

The mission of the organization is to work to support the development of automotive industry in the country as well as to create new business opportunities through cross-border, cross-industry and international cooperation with OEMs.

With the support and activities of ACB, the interest toward Bulgaria as a destination for investments in the automotive industry is increasing.

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The British Chamber of Commerce in the Slovak Republic (BCCSR) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to creating and developing business relationships between the United Kingdom and the Slovak Republic. The BCCSR works diligently to forge new opportunities both foreign and domestic for its members while delivering events, building connections, and offering marketing solutions.

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The Association for Foreign Investment is a non-governmental non-profit organization focused on support for foreign direct investment, development of the Czech business environment, export of investments and investment services, and cooperation between companies and the research sphere. Since its establishment in 1996, the AFI has comprised a group of renowned Czech and multinational firms providing services for investors on the Czech market as well as services focused on the export of investments abroad. The AFI closely cooperates with the national investment and business development agency CzechInvest, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and various other public and private institutions.

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