Central & Eastern European Automotive Forum

9 - 10 October 2018

Cubex Centre Prague

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
09:40

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Keynote presentation

Automotive 4.0 the future of Growth and Productivity

Henrik von Scheel
originator of the Industry 4.0
10:40

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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
  • SARIO: Business Friendly Slovakia
  • CzechInvest: Czech Republic – the land of automotive
  • Croatian Agency for Investments and Competitiveness: Think reliable, invest Croatia
  • SPIRIT Slovenia: Slovenia - The Right Mix of Qualities
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
12:00
Coffee & networking break
12:30

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Session 2. The industry speaks - answers to the current industry challenges and opportunities
  • HSBC: Welcoming the industry
  • SKODA Auto: Future of mobility
  • Department for international trade, UK: Driving the Future: UK automotive innovation
  • Robert Bosch: Strategies for the mobility transformation
  • Strategic priorities of the leading OEMs. How are they determined and what time perspective are they designed for?
  • How to stay relevant? How to grow? How to retain the loyalty of customers?
  • Transformation of mobility. Changing customers. Changing OEMs?
  • Electric vehicles
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
Jay Nagley
R&D Specialist, Automotive Team
Department for International Trade, UK
13:30
Lunch
14:30

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Session 3. Using manufacturing efficiency and innovation to gain a competitive advantage
  • EDAG: Engineering Update: (R)evolutionary Paths to Shape Current and Future Automotive Trends
  • Control Risks: The top 5 underestimated risks for the automotive industry
  • Technology trends in automotive manufacturing. Effective implementation of advanced technologies: 3D printing, AI, internet of things, etc.
  • CASE STUDY: Smart manufacturing in automotive
  • CASE STUDY: Agile manufacturing in automotive
  • What are the leading players’ requirements for modern assembly systems for the automotive industry?
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
15:30
Coffee & Networking Break
16:00

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

Industry leaders discuss questions critical for the sector

Christian Cahn von Seelen
Head of Corporate Strategy
SKODA Auto
Pierluigi Ghione
General Manager - Serbia
Grammer Systems
Sandor Olah
International Purchasing Office (IPO) Manager / Purchasing
Dana Incorporated
Viktor Mizo
Managing Director
KOSTAL Group
Miodrag Ognjanovic
Purchasing Director
FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobile Serbia
17:00

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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
General Manager - Serbia
Grammer Systems
Sandor Olah
International Purchasing Office (IPO) Manager / Purchasing
Dana Incorporated
Balint Major
Financial and Supplier Risk Analyst, IPO / Purchasing
Dana Incorporated
Miodrag Ognjanovic
Purchasing Director
FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobile Serbia
Katarina Zdravkovic
Finance Purchasing
FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobile Serbia