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Russian Automotive Forum

The premier international gathering for the Russian automotive industry

15 - 17 March 2016

Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow, Russia

Key Speakers:

Bo  Andersson, President, AVTOVAZ
Bo Andersson



Alfiya  Kogogina, Chairman of Committee’s Expert Council, Innovative Development of Industry & Customs Vehicles, State Duma
Alfiya Kogogina

Chairman of Committee’s Expert Council, Innovative Development of Industry & Customs Vehicles

State Duma

Vadim  Sorokin, President, GAZ Group, Director of Light Сommercial Vehicles Division, GAZ Group
Vadim Sorokin

President, GAZ Group, Director of Light Сommercial Vehicles Division

GAZ Group

Alexander   Sorokin, General Director, Avtotor Holding
Alexander Sorokin

General Director

Avtotor Holding

Patrick  Husemann, Procurement Director, Volkswagen Group Rus
Patrick Husemann

Procurement Director

Volkswagen Group Rus

Nikolay Khodosevich, Deputy VP Purchasing, Production Purchasing Director, Ford Sollers
Nikolay Khodosevich

Deputy VP Purchasing, Production Purchasing Director

Ford Sollers

Harald  Gruebel, Executive Vice-president for Research and Development, AVTOVAZ
Harald Gruebel

Executive Vice-president for Research and Development


Erik  Barenthein, Deputy Regional Purchasing Head, AVTOVAZ-RENAULT-NISSAN PURCHASING ORGANIZATION (A.R.N.P.O.)
Erik Barenthein

Deputy Regional Purchasing Head


Alexey  Laptev, First Deputy Governor, Kaluga Region
Alexey Laptev

First Deputy Governor

Kaluga Region



delegates from 20 countries


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


executive level industry speakers

RAF attracts global Tier 1, 2 & 3 suppliers year after year, including those already present in Russia and those considering market entry. Take part in the many interactive features we offer to bring potential business partners together.

Hear from top economists, Government representatives and leading industry analysts who will provide detailed data on both the macroeconomic performance in Russia, now and in the short term, plus the latest market trends in the various automotive segments.

In the current market climate, it is vital to have up-to-the-minute volume data at your fingertips in order to efficiently shape your strategy for Russia. Hear the latest figures from industry analysts and the leading OEMs & OESs.

Are you struggling to identify who is who in the local Russian supplier base? We attract suppliers from across a wide range of component segments each year, enabling you to meet and talk with many new potential partners who can help you to localise in Russia. 

Back by popular demand!

ANALYTICAL DATA: global and local economic overview, industry forecasts and sales dynamics, latest consumer trends

INSIGHTS FROM PURCHASING DIRECTORS: Gain first-hand information on the selection criteria applied by OEMs and Tier 1s when choosing their suppliers

ONE-TO-ONE MEETINGS with purchasing directors from OEMs & Tier 1 suppliers. 300+ meetings took place in 2015! Don’t miss this truly unique opportunity to speak face-to-face with key purchasing decision makers!

NEW in 2016

Only at RAF 2016


devoted to sub-sectors of the automotive industry: powertrain and transmission, stamping and forging, body & chassis and plastic parts


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


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


RAF Awards

The evening cocktail reception will start with awards for the companies which have driven the industry forward through their commitment to high quality, efficiency and innovation. Nominations will open shortly on our website.

The RUSSIAN AUTOMOTIVE FORUM – 19 years of success!

Hear testimonials about RAF from Bo Andersson, President of AVTOVAZ and other industry leaders.