Central & Eastern European Automotive Forum

9 - 10 October 2018

Conference Agenda - Day 1

Day 1

08:30
Registration and morning coffee
09:30

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Welcome and opening remarks from Adam Smith Conferences
09:35

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Keynote presentation

Automotive 4.0 the future of Growth and Productivity

Henrik von Scheel
originator of the Industry 4.0
10:20

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Session 1. Economic, market and industry overview

MODERATOR: Petr Heczko, CzechInvest

 

  • IHS Markit: Beyond the recovery of the European industry: the road to 2025 compliance
  • CzechInvest: Czech Republic – the land of automotive
  • SARIO: Business Friendly Slovakia
  • Croatian Agency for Investments and Competitiveness: Think reliable, invest Croatia
  • SPIRIT Slovenia: Slovenia - The Right Mix of Qualities
  • HIPA
  • Hella Lithuania: HELLA – strategy of the Automotive footprint extension to Lithuania
Denis Schemoul
Automotive Market Analyst
IHS Markit
Petr Heczko
Director of Division for Foreign Activities
CzechInvest
Robert Simoncic
CEO
SARIO Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency
Zdenko Lucic
Managing Director
Croatian Agency for Investments and Competitiveness
Zoran Stamatovski
Ph.D., MBA, Secretary
SPIRIT Slovenia - Public Agency for Entrepreneurship, Internationalization, Foreign Investments and Technology
Robert Esik
President
HIPA Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency
Michael Jarecki
Managing Director
Hella Lithuania
12:15
Coffee & networking break
12:45

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Session 2. The industry speaks - answers to the current industry challenges and opportunities

MODERATOR: Jay Nagley, DIT, UK

 

  • HSBC: Supporting clients through the evolution of the automotive sector
  • SKODA Auto: Future of mobility - The Automotive Industry at a crossroad
  • Robert Bosch: Strategies for the mobility transformation
  • SupplierPlus: Cleaning up balance sheets of OEMs: comparison of different forms of purchase financing
  • Department for international trade, UK: Driving the Future: UK automotive innovation
Jay Nagley
R&D Specialist, Automotive Team
Department for International Trade, UK
Richard J Keery
Chief Executive Officer
HSBC Bank plc – Czech Republic
Christian Cahn von Seelen
Head of Corporate Strategy
SKODA Auto
Hanno Miorini
VP Sales – Austria & CEE
Robert Bosch
Anton Gans
Managing Partner
SupplierPlus
14:00
Lunch
15:00

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Session 3. Using manufacturing efficiency and innovation to gain a competitive advantage

MODERATOR: Jay Nagley, DIT, UK

 

  • EDAG: Engineering Update: (R)evolutionary Paths to Shape Current and Future Automotive Trends
  • Control Risks: The top 5 underestimated risks for the automotive industry
  • CTP Invest: Automation in the Automotive Industry in CEE
  • Signify: How connected LED lighting can help in building competitive advantage in automotive industry
  • FORI Group: Ultra light seats with royal comfort
  • Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure, Moldova: Moldova - Emerging IT and Automotive R&D destination
Jay Nagley
R&D Specialist, Automotive Team
Department for International Trade, UK
Jörg Hölig
Manager Competence Center for Integral Safety
EDAG
Rainer Heck
Director and head of Automotive Europe and Africa
Control Risks
Jacub Kodr
Senior Business Development Manager Czech Republic & Slovakia
CTP Invest
Patricija Gulic
Director Technical Textile Division
FORI Group
Jiri Tourek
CEO Central District
Signify
Vitalie Tarlev
State Secretary
Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure, Moldova
16:40
Coffee & Networking Break
17:00

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Session 4. Discussion of OEMs and suppliers - important matters, expectations, strategies

MODERATOR: Jay Nagley, DIT, UK

Industry leaders discuss questions critical for the sector

Jay Nagley
R&D Specialist, Automotive Team
Department for International Trade, UK
Pierluigi Ghione
Independent Expert
Sandor Olah
International Purchasing Office (IPO) Manager / Purchasing
Dana Incorporated
Miodrag Ognjanovic
Purchasing Director
FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobile Serbia
Anton Gans
Managing Partner
SupplierPlus
17:40

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Cocktail Reception and ONE-TO-ONE meetings
  • Series of short meetings hosted by OEMs and suppliers
  • Pre-scheduled, private and time-effective
  • Available on first-come first-served basis

 

Adrienn Sziraki
Purchasing - Eastern Europe Regional Office
Volkswagen
Pavel Vesely
Head of Purchasing
SKODA Auto
Andrea Töreki
Supplier Quality Assurance - Eastern Europe Regional Office
Volkswagen
Pierluigi Ghione
Independent Expert
Sandor Olah
International Purchasing Office (IPO) Manager / Purchasing
Dana Incorporated
Miodrag Ognjanovic
Purchasing Director
FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobile Serbia
Katarina Zdravkovic
Finance Purchasing
FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobile Serbia
Viktor Mizo
Managing Director
Kostal Macedonia, a part of Kostal group