VII International Forum AutoEvolution

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This fall the Russian government will introduce a brand new automotive industry development strategy. The new concept primarily involves export development: the officials aim to sell up to 25% of production volume in export markets. But how can that be achieved when the demand for new cars is declining? What measures could spur buying activity and both domestic and foreign customer demand? What automotive industry development strategy will the government follow?

AutoEvolution is a series of events where automobile and component producers annually meet with representatives of government bodies, analysts and journalists, share their experience, establish new contacts and find new ideas for business development.

Key Topics
  • National Automotive Industry Development Strategy. Tasks, prospects and opportunities.
  • Tackling crisis: who is still in the game?
  • The government's export challenge. Is it possible to achieve the set goals?
  • State aid and the social aspect: the interaction mechanism.

    Format of the event
    Dialogue between market players and regulators; individual one-on-one partner meetings (Matchmaking Meetings); Kaluga automotive cluster plant tours.

    Audience of the forum
    Representatives of government bodies of different levels, Russian sub-federal entities, controlling services and certification and standardization authorities. Top and medium-level managers of international and Russian automotive groups and enterprises, automotive component producers, heads of procurement and development departments, engineering and marketing directors, HR managers. Representatives of dealerships, financial institutes, public organizations and professional associations. Shareholders and investors, business owners, strategic decision-makers; leading market experts and analysts, internationally recognized specialists; business media representatives.

    For questions concerning the program, please contact Project Director via Evgenia Nikolaeva, or call +7 (495) 232-32-00, add. 1285 or Project Manager via e-mail Irina Rybakova, or call +7 (495) 232-32-00, add. 4224.


    08:30 am – 09:00 am. Registration. Welcome coffee

    09:00 am – 11:00 am. Cluster plants tours (Continental, Volkswagen, PCMA)
    Please sign up in advance.
    Tour buses depart at 9:00.

    10:30 am – 11:30 am. Registration. Coffee break

    11:30 am – 13:30 am. Strategic session. Lessons of the crisis. Which perspectives of the automotive industry development might be today and what to expect tomorrow?

    Aleksandr Gubskiy, Deputy Chief Editor, the Vedomosti newspaper

    Key Topics
  • Mechanisms for cooperation of local producers of raw materials and producers of automotive components
  • Special investment contract or a new industrial assembly agreement? Incentives development of the automotive industry.
  • Development of export potential of Russian automotive clusters.
  • Integration of automotive producers into supply chains. Practical experience and perspectives.
  • The official strategy of national automotive industry development – the Road Map until 2025. What are the primary steps?

    Anatoliy Artamonov, Governor of the Kaluga Region
    Christophe Bergerand, Executive Vice President, CEO Russia and Eurasia, PSA Group
    Chairman of the Managing Board, PCMA Rus
    Oleg Deriy, Operations manager CEE/Russia, Shell Neft LLC
    Peter Fradkov, Chief Executive Officer, Russian Export Center
    Alexey Komissarov, Director, Industry Development Fund*
    Nicolas Maure, President, AutoVAZ*
    Aleksander Morozov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
    Andrey Pankov, General Director, Renault Russia*
    Georgiy Rotov, General Director, Continental Kaluga
    Maxim Shereykin, Chief Executive Officer, Agency for Technological Development

    1:30 pm – 2:30 pm. Lunch

    1:30 pm – 2:00 pm. Press conference. Continental Kaluga: 3 year results of the tire plant

    2:30 pm – 3:00 pm. Master show by AvtoVAZ Chief Designer Steve Mattin*

    3:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Strategic session.

    Aleksandr Gubskiy, Deputy Chief Editor, the Vedomosti newspaper

    Mikhail Blokhin, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Automotive Component Manufactures
    Dusan Busen, Member of the Board, Director of Automobile cluster of Samara Region
    Vladimir Mozhenkov, President, ROAD Association
    Gennadiy Pavlov, Director, CHERRY Automobiles Rus
    Nikita Pushkarev, Commercial Director, GEFCO Russia
    Sergey Tselikov, General Director, analytic agency Autostat
    Ildar Urmanov, Product Promotion & GR Director, Volvo Vostok
    Stevan Zhivanovich, General Director, Continental Automotive Systems Rus

    4:30 pm – 5:00 pm. Coffee break

    4:30 pm – 6:00 pm. Individual one-to-one partners meetings (Matchmaking Event)
    Please sign up in advance.

    6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. Cocktail

    * - Сonfirmation expected.
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