Russian Automotive Forum

The premier international gathering for the Russian automotive industry

15 - 16 March 2017

Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow, Russia


Key Forum Speakers 2017:

Alexander Morozov, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Alexander Morozov

Deputy Minister

Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation

Nicolas Maure, President and CEO, AVTOVAZ Group
Nicolas Maure

President and CEO

AVTOVAZ Group

Vadim  Sorokin, President, GAZ Group
Vadim Sorokin

President

GAZ Group

Franck Mulard, General Director, PCMA Rus
Franck Mulard

General Director

PCMA Rus

Ashot Arutyunyan, Marketing & Advertising Director, KAMAZ
Ashot Arutyunyan

Marketing & Advertising Director

KAMAZ

Platon Chebotaev, Vice President, AGC Automotive Europe OEM
Platon Chebotaev

Vice President

AGC Automotive Europe OEM

Kirill  Epshteyn, Director, Autocomponents Division, GAZ Group
Kirill Epshteyn

Director, Autocomponents Division

GAZ Group

Robert Snijder, Group Sourcing Director - Member of Extended Board, Bosal
Robert Snijder

Group Sourcing Director - Member of Extended Board

Bosal

Pavel  Sereda, Director for Strategic Development, Director of Light Commercial and Passenger Vehicles Division, GAZ Group
Pavel Sereda

Director for Strategic Development, Director of Light Commercial and Passenger Vehicles Division

GAZ Group

Wilhelmina Shavshina, Legal Director, Head of Foreign Trade Regulation, PhD in Law, DLA Piper
Wilhelmina Shavshina

Legal Director, Head of Foreign Trade Regulation

PhD in Law, DLA Piper

Tatiana Hristova, Manager CEE - European LVS Forecasts, IHS Global GmbH
Tatiana Hristova

Manager CEE - European LVS Forecasts

IHS Global GmbH

Khayretdin Sharaev, Deputy Chief Design Engineer on Components, KAMAZ
Khayretdin Sharaev

Deputy Chief Design Engineer on Components

KAMAZ

Stanislav Babitskiy, General Director, Grupo Antolin San Petersburgo
Stanislav Babitskiy

General Director

Grupo Antolin San Petersburgo

Tatyana  Arabadji, General Director, Russian Automotive Market Research
Tatyana Arabadji

General Director

Russian Automotive Market Research

Leonid Platoshin, General Director, Megaplast
Leonid Platoshin

General Director

Megaplast

Ilya  Smolin, Operations Director SBU Russia, Magna Automotive Rus
Ilya Smolin

Operations Director SBU Russia

Magna Automotive Rus

Mikhail Katsevman, Science and Development Director, Polyplastic
Mikhail Katsevman

Science and Development Director

Polyplastic

Anna Tatarenko, Purchasing Director, Russia Magna Automotive Rus
Anna Tatarenko

Purchasing Director

Russia Magna Automotive Rus

Igor Gun, General Director,  BelMag
Igor Gun

General Director

BelMag

Vladimir Pastukhov, General Director, Industry Project Management Centre
Vladimir Pastukhov

General Director

Industry Project Management Centre

Alex Zaguskin, Managing Partner, AZ ENTERPRISE
Alex Zaguskin

Managing Partner

AZ ENTERPRISE

Maria Vola, Partner Export Development and Localization , JSC AUTOSTAT
Maria Vola

Partner Export Development and Localization

JSC AUTOSTAT

Giovanni Ponzoni, Chief Commercial Officer, Pirelli Tyre Russia
Giovanni Ponzoni

Chief Commercial Officer

Pirelli Tyre Russia

Rob Megens, Director Sales „Industrial & Commercial Transportation“, TE Connectivity
Rob Megens

Director Sales „Industrial & Commercial Transportation“

TE Connectivity

Andrey Krainov, Director General, Machine-building Association Cluster of Automotive Industry of Samara Region
Andrey Krainov

Director General

Machine-building Association Cluster of Automotive Industry of Samara Region

Hansjörn Reifschläger, Head of Sales and Marketing, Smartrac Technology
Hansjörn Reifschläger

Head of Sales and Marketing

Smartrac Technology

Alisa Melkonian, Partner, Tax and Legal, KPMG in Russia and CIS
Alisa Melkonian

Partner, Tax and Legal

KPMG in Russia and CIS

Natalia Nikitina, Senior Manager, Tax and Legal, KPMG in Russia and CIS
Natalia Nikitina

Senior Manager, Tax and Legal

KPMG in Russia and CIS

Olivier Deutschmann, Chief Executive Officer, Alcomotive
Olivier Deutschmann

Chief Executive Officer

Alcomotive

Alexey Nazarov, Partner, Global Strategy Group, Head of Strategy and Operations, Russia and the CIS, KPMG in Russia and CIS
Alexey Nazarov

Partner, Global Strategy Group, Head of Strategy and Operations, Russia and the CIS

KPMG in Russia and CIS

Philippe MINEZ, Customer Value Director, T&M Industry, Dassault Systèmes
Philippe MINEZ

Customer Value Director, T&M Industry

Dassault Systèmes

Denis Badekin, Representative Automotive Industry Sector,
Denis Badekin

Representative Automotive Industry Sector

Gerard Graufogel, Director of Supply Chain Optimisation & Logistics Engineering, Lorus SCM
Gerard Graufogel

Director of Supply Chain Optimisation & Logistics Engineering

Lorus SCM

Razina Shishkina, Project Manager, SSC ALABUGA
Razina Shishkina

Project Manager

SSC ALABUGA

WHY RAF IS A MUST-ATTEND EVENT:

300+

delegates from 20 countries

300+

One-to-one meetings with purchasing directors of OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers

100+

executive level industry speakers

Review of Russian Automotive Forum 2016

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EXPORT POTENTIAL OF RUSSIAN AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

This new session was of special interest to the delegates.  The discussion resulted in two opinions on the matter – optimistic and pessimistic.  The near future will show who was right and we will return to this topic at RAF 2017.


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INSIGHTS FROM PURCHASING DIRECTORS

Purchasing directors of leading OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers took part in this session (which traditionally takes place of Day 3 of the Forum) answering questions on the need to create a purchasing consortium among OEMs in Russia and how to make localisation effective and profitable.

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ONE-TO-ONE MEETINGS

with purchasing directors from OEMs & Tier 1 suppliers, including seven purchasing specialists from AVTOVAZ-RENAULT-NISSAN Purchasing Organization, were the most popular networking format and unique to our event.  RAF prides itself on delivering 300+ meetings which yield new contacts, business partnerships and contracts.

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components session

PRODUCT SPECIFIC SESSIONS

Always a hit and RAF 2016 was no exception!
Devoted to sub-sectors of the automotive industry: powertrain and transmission, stamping and forging, body & chassis and plastic parts, these sessions featured leading industry experts driving innovation and business optimisation within these groups of components.


raf2016 award winners

RAF AWARDS

This year the Russian Automotive Forum Award was renamed the Resilience Award, reflecting the current situation in the market.  It marked the contribution of those companies which, in spite of the overall difficulties in the market, demonstrated progress, business resilience and contributed to the development of the Russian automotive industry.

Congratulations to 2016 winners!
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OTHER EVENT HIGHLIGHTS IN 2016

THE INDUSTRY SPEAKS: What is the OEM answer to the current crisis?

CONTACTS ACCELERATOR – TOPIC-LED CHAMPAGNE ROUNDTABLES

SUPPLIERS’ STRATEGIES: succeeding in the Russian automotive industry and SUPPLIERS’ PANEL DEBATE

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