Russian Automotive Forum

The premier international gathering for the Russian automotive industry

March 2018


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

Marcus Osegowitsch, General Director, VOLKSWAGEN Group Rus
Marcus Osegowitsch

General Director

VOLKSWAGEN Group Rus

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

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

Director, Autocomponents Division

GAZ Group

Andrey Dorofeev, Export Sales Director, UAZ
Andrey Dorofeev

Export Sales Director

UAZ

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

Group Sourcing Director - Member of Extended Board

Bosal

Rob  Harrison, VP Purchasing, Ford Sollers
Rob Harrison

VP Purchasing

Ford Sollers

Alexander  Smolyankin,  Head of Purchasing Department,  PCMA Rus
Alexander Smolyankin

Head of Purchasing Department

PCMA Rus

Dmitry Smirnov, Purchasing Director, DAIMLER KAMAZ RUS
Dmitry Smirnov

Purchasing Director

DAIMLER KAMAZ RUS

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

Soeren Haese, General Director in the area of production, wholesales, marketing and aftersales service of vans, Mercedes-Benz Russia
Soeren Haese

General Director in the area of production, wholesales, marketing and aftersales service of vans

Mercedes-Benz Russia

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

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

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

Vice President

AGC Automotive Europe OEM

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

Nina Goulis, Partner, Tax and Legal, KPMG in Russia and CIS
Nina Goulis

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

Alexander Kychkov, General Director, Visteon Avtopribor Electronics
Alexander Kychkov

General Director

Visteon Avtopribor Electronics

Andrey Slepushkin, General Director, Nemak Rus
Andrey Slepushkin

General Director

Nemak Rus

Sergey Vologodsky, Deputy Director, Industrial Development Fund
Sergey Vologodsky

Deputy Director

Industrial Development Fund

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 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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