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Russian Automotive Forum

The premier international gathering for the Russian automotive industry

15 - 17 March 2016

Key Speakers:

Vadim  Sorokin, President, GAZ Group
Vadim Sorokin

President

GAZ Group

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*

Mikhail Ryabov, CEO, LADA Izhevsk
Mikhail Ryabov

CEO

LADA Izhevsk

Franck Mulard, General Director, PCMA Rus
Franck Mulard

General Director

PCMA Rus

Patrick  Husemann, Procurement Director, Volkswagen Group Rus
Patrick Husemann

Procurement Director

Volkswagen Group Rus

Alexey  Laptev, First Deputy Governor, Kaluga Region
Alexey Laptev

First Deputy Governor

Kaluga Region

Harald Gruebel, Executive Vice President for Engineering, AVTOVAZ
Harald Gruebel

Executive Vice President for Engineering

AVTOVAZ

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

Director, Autocomponents Division

GAZ Group

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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