Russian Automotive Forum

The premier international gathering for the Russian automotive industry

13 - 14 March 2018

Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow, Russia

WHY RAF IS A MUST-ATTEND EVENT:

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Russian Automotive Forum 2017

KEY FORUM SPEAKERS 2017

Vadim  Sorokin, President, GAZ Group
Vadim Sorokin

President

GAZ Group

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

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

Nicolas Maure, President and CEO, AVTOVAZ Group
Nicolas Maure

President and CEO

AVTOVAZ Group

Marc Lambriks, General Manager , AutoForm Netherlands b.v.
Marc Lambriks

General Manager

AutoForm Netherlands b.v.

Hansjörn Reifschläger, Head of Sales Marketing, SMARTRAC
Hansjörn Reifschläger

Head of Sales Marketing

SMARTRAC

Maxim Myskin, Deputy Director General for Business Development , LUKOIL
Maxim Myskin

Deputy Director General for Business Development

LUKOIL

Review of Russian Automotive Forum 2017

industry speaks

THE INDUSTRY SPEAKS

Top executives of major OEMs operating in Russia have shared their views on what is the best way forward for the Russian automotive industry, and provided insights on the strategic plans of their companies.



memorandum

SIGNING OF MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN AVTOVAZ GROUP AND YANDEX

Within the Forum’s framework, AVTOVAZ and Yandex concluded a Memorandum of Intent and will jointly develop multimedia systems of a new generation, including information, entertainment and navigation services.

industry overview

INDUSTRY OVERVIEW: ANALYTICAL INSIGHTS

Leading industry experts from Russian Automotive Market Research, Autostat, IHS Markit and KAMAZ gave an overview of development of Russian automotive industry and forecast for 2017-2018.

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export opportunities

EXPORT OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE RUSSIAN AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

This session was a continuation of the discussion that started at RAF 2016. This year we looked at the practical aspects of organising export and what progress has been made by the industry in general, and some companies in particular. The case studies presented by our speakers were of great value to the audience.


 

insights from purchasing directors

INSIGHTS FROM PURCHASING DIRECTORS

The session covered purchasing strategies and suppliers’ selection criteria from Denis Chirkov- Alliance Localization Director of Avtovaz Renault Nissan Purchasing Organization, Rob Harrison- VP Purchasing of Ford Sollers,Alexander Smolyankin- Head of Purchasing Department of PCMA Rus, Robert Snijder- Group Sourcing Director - Member of Extended Board of Bosal, Anna Tatarenko- Purchasing Director of Russia Magna Automotive Rus and Alexey Zelenskiy- Head of Procurement Production Material of DAIMLER KAMAZ RUS.


one to one meetings

ONE-TO-ONE MEETINGS

with purchasing directors from OEMs & Tier 1 suppliers from ARNPO, PCMA Rus, Peugeot Citroen Rus, Ford Sollers, DAIMLER KAMAZ RUS, Nemak Rus, Bosal, Russia Magna Automotive Rus, GAZ Group and Visteon Avtopribor Electronics, 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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raf awards

RUSSIAN AUTOMOTIVE FORUM AWARDS

As part of RAF, once again we hosted the Russian Automotive Forum Awards!

Congratulations to 2017 winners!
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gala dinner

ANNIVERSARY RUSSIAN AUTOMOTIVE FORUM GALA DINNER

Old friends, new business contacts, great entertainment and a fantastic atmosphere – all of it in evidence at the celebratory RAF 2017 Gala Dinner.

OTHER EVENT HIGHLIGHTS IN 2017

Achieving competitiveness through optimisation and innovation

Suppliers’ strategies

Session on different components groups: engine parts, body parts, plastic parts

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