Russian Automotive Forum

The premier international gathering for the Russian automotive industry

13 - 14 March 2018

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Now in its 20th year, the Russian Automotive Forum is the meeting place for the automotive industry in Russia, attracting in the region of 300 senior level participants each year.

This high profile gathering brings together top executives from the leading
international and Russian OEMs, component suppliers, government officials and industry experts, providing an outstanding opportunity to network with all of your clients and future business partners within the space of three days.

 

 

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Turkish Exporters Assembly
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Turkish Exporters Association

Pens & Pads Sponsor

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LLC “Coskunoz Alabuga”

Associate Sponsors

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DLA Piper
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Dassault Systèmes
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Lukoil Lubricants
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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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Pirelli
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CarPrice
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KPMG
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SMARTRAC TECHNOLOGY GROUP
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AutoForm Engineering
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Bilfinger Tebodin
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AP&T
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Omnicomm
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AVL List GmbH
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SIKA AUTOMOTIVE
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FORI GROUP

Supporting Organisation

Strategic Analytical Media Partner

Special Analytical Partner

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AUTOSTAT analytic agency

Official Media Partner

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Sostav.ru

Media Partners

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АвтоБизнесРевю
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110KM
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CCI France Russie
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Kolesa.ru
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AIRKO
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Interfax
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Radio Shanson

The Uludag Automotive Industry Exporters' Association (OIB) was formed in 1991 under the title of Uludag Vehicle and Auxiliary Industry Exporters' Association (UTAYSIB) with 246 members and exports of $163 million under the umbrella of the Uludag Exporters' Association. As of 2017, OIB has 4.700 active memberships and it is the sole export representative of the automotive industry, the locomotive of the country's total exports. All exporting main and supplier industry companies in the automotive sector in Turkey are members of OIB, which is a union of coordination for automotive sector exporters. Continuously active for 27 consecutive years and with an exports level of 25,6 billion dollars by the end of 2017, OIB's share in the total exports of UIB is 87% and as such, it continues to be a determined leader in exports, a status it has maintained for many years. As the export champion of the last twelve years and Turkey's largest export sector, the automotive industry is in first place in commercial vehicle manufacture in Europe.

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Coşkunöz Alabuga LLC is the first company established abroad by Coşkunöz Holding for manufacturing pressed sheet parts for the automotive sector in the Republic of Tatarstan of Russian Federation. Coşkunöz Alabuga, which started production in the second half of 2014, received a “Best Investment Project” award at the 2013 Russian Automotive Forum.

Automotive manufacturers such as Ford Sollers, KAMAZ and Mecedes-Benz are some of the main customers of Coşkunöz Alabuga which manufactures pressed sheets for passenger cars in SEZ (the Special Economic Zone) Alabuga, one of the biggest free zones in the World.

The company, which has a capacity to process 50 thousand tons of sheet a year in a 78 thousand square meter facility with a 15 thousand square meter indoor area, manufactures vehicle body parts for Ford Explorer, Kuga, Transit, Fiesta and EcoSport vehicles and Mercedes Sprinter car. Apart from this Coşkunöz Alabuga also exports pressed sheet parts to the Ford Romania factory for Ford Ecosport vehicles.

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DLA Piper is a global company with offices in more than 40 countries throughout Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.

In Russia we operate through the offices in Moscow and Saint Petersburg; our practice is unique due to its comprehensive approach: we deliver legal solutions for business coupled with a deep regulatory analysis and tax planning.

Our automotive experience embraces all the legal and regulatory issues that may arise during the production and development. We advise on any corporate, tax, foreign trade and IP matters ranging from strategic planning and investment agreements to assistance with subsidizing, licensees and customs administration (customs value, goods' classification and customs inspections), registration of trademarks, patents, commercial disputes and disputes with the federal executive authorities.

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Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported. Dassault Systèmes’ collaborative solutions foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world to improve the real world. The group brings value to over 220, 000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries.

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LUKOIL is the leader of the Russian lubricants market. The Company controls the production of more than 40% of all lubricants in Russia. LUKOIL sells its oils in more than 100 countries, and its production involves 7 own plants, 2 manufacturing facilities of its joint ventures  and 24 third-party plants, located on 5 continents.

A wide range of high-tech LUKOIL lubricants and greases is approved by the world's leading automotive and equipment manufacturers, including MAN, Porsche, Cummins, Renault, Mercedes, Danieli, Voith, BMW, ABB.

LUKOIL has achieved great success as a supplier of first fill and service fill oils for car manufacturers. The largest domestic and foreign producers in Russia, such as Volkswagen, Ford, Renault, MAN, KAMAZ, GAZ and many others, choose LUKOIL lubricants for the first fill.

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. brings to live advanced ideas and implements innovative technologies, inspiring people and shaping the future of the consumer market in the world of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. The company is also one of the leaders in the development of the innovative Internet of Things industry, in particular through the launch of the open Smart Things platforms and a wide range of smart devices, as well as active inter-industrial collaboration. We employ over 319,000 people across 84 countries with annual sales of US $196 billion.

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Founded in 1872, Pirelli is among the main tyre makers globally with focus on premium and ultra-premium tyres production. Presented in 160 countries, today it has 19 production facilities located on four continents and it counts about 30,000 employees. Pirelli has a great commitment to research and development, an area in which it invests 3% of its total revenues and 7,4% of its revenues from high value products, one of the highest levels in the sector, with the goal of constantly improving its products in terms of performance, safety and reduction of environmental impact, in line with its 'green performance' strategy. In pursuing its goals, Pirelli aims to combine economic profitability and social responsibility. In line with its 145 years tradition, Pirelli continues investing in the international expansion projects at the same time maintaining strong local roots in the communities where it operates. Since 2011 Pirelli is a unique F1 official supplier.

For Pirelli Russia is a strategically important market. Having a commercial presence on the Russian market, Pirelli achieved the goal of obtaining production sites in Russia by signing agreements for the transfer from Sibur Holding to a Pirelli and Rostec Joint Venture of the Kirov plant in December, 2011 and the Voronezh plant in February, 2012. Production processes of both plants have undergone technological upgrades, logistics, quality control and organization processes have been reviewed in order to ensure that the production is aligned with Pirelli high standards. Pirelli total investment in Russia stands at over 450 million euro: 222 million spent on the acquisition of the two plants by the joint venture and 230 million euro has been forwarded to their modernization.

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CarPrice is an international company, the leading online used car broker and auctioneer headquartered in Moscow, Russia. CarPrice Service was launched in June 2014. In 2015, the company raised more than $ 40 million of investments, closing the most successful venture deal of the year in Russia. Currently, CarPrice has 60 offices in 25 cities of Russia. In February 2016, the company opened an office in Japan.

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KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services.  We operate in 154 countries and have 200,000 people working in member firms around the world.  The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity.  Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.

KPMG has been working in Russia and the CIS for more than twenty-seven years and now has 24 offices, employing together over 4,500 people.

KPMG is rated the No. 1 Audit firm in Russia*.

Our purpose and aspiration is to turn knowledge into value for the benefit of our clients, our people, and the world’s capital markets.

*RA Expert, Largest Audit Groups and Networks by Audit Revenue ranking, 2016

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SMARTRAC is the global leader for innovative RFID products and IoT solutions that are driving the digital transformation. We make objects smart and products come alive by unleashing the Internet of your things, creating additional value for people and businesses. Our portfolio is suitable for a wide array of applications - such as animal identification, automated fare collection, automatic vehicle identification solutions (AVIS), automation, car access, industry, library and media management, laundry, logistics, retail, public transport, and many more. SMARTRAC has a global footprint with high-capacity manufacturing resources.

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AutoForm Engineering is a global software company that develops and markets high-end software for die engineering and simulation to the automotive industry. AutoForm software has been successfully used by all of the Top 20 global automotive OEMs and hundreds of suppliers of stamping parts and tooling equipment. The software is being used for die engineering and sheet metal forming simulation, to carry out feasibility studies, generate tooling concepts and optimize processes. AutoForm has been honored with several international awards in recognition of the company’s innovative strengths.

Based in Switzerland and with more than 300 employees worldwide, AutoForm is growing internationally, with subsidiaries in Germany, The Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, USA, Mexico, Brazil, India, China, Japan and Korea.

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Bilfinger Tebodin – professional consultant in engineering and project management.

A multidisciplinary consultancy and engineering company with the experience in such markets as industry, agro and food, pharma, chemicals, oil and gas, property, logistics and infrastructure, energy and environment. Since 2012, Tebodin is a part of international engineering and services company Bilfinger SE.

Bilfinger Tebodin worldwide

Tebodin has over 35 offices in 17 countries with a total amount of around 3,400 employees. Local presence and international approach allows Bilfinger Tebodin to be always close to clients and provide high quality services: integrated engineering and consultancy expertise combined with local market knowledge.

Bilfinger Tebodin in Russia

Tebodin successfully operates in Russia since 1994: with sites all over the country and offices in Moscow, Rostov-on-Don, Ekaterinburg, Saint Petersburg. Total amount of employees in Russia is 150 engineers and consultants, among whom are high-qualified project managers, construction managers, specialists for technical supervision, chief project engineers and engineers of various specialization: architects, structural engineers, civil engineers, W&S engineers, HVAC engineers, process engineers, mechanic, electrical and automation engineers.

Scope of services

Tebodin offers sustainable solutions in consultancy, engineering (including BIM-technology), procurement, permitting, construction- and project management. The company offers a wide range of services – from balanced business strategy development and site search up to project commissioning and maintenance in all regions of Russia.

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AP&T offers complete production systems, automation, presses, tooling and aftermarket services for manufacturers of formed metal parts.

We achieve customer satisfaction and security by offering a high degree of availability and complete solutions for which we take full responsibility – a concept we call One Responsible Partner®. We focus on production systems that give the finished parts properties that customers demand such as reduced weight, high level of safety and energy efficiency.

AP&T has sales and service representation in Europe, Asia, North America and South America. Our philosophy is, quite simply, to be where our customers are. Our global presence gives us more in-depth understanding of our customers’ businesses, which means we can more easily satisfy their needs for complete solutions, products and services.

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Omnicomm is a leading developer and manufacturer of complete fleet and fuel management solutions. Our product line includes high-precision fuel-level sensors, on-board terminals and fleet management service Omnicomm Online, all supported by our unique fuel data processing algorithms which return exceptionally high accuracy of 99%.

The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Russia. Manufacturing facilities are located in Russia and Europe, and sales and support offices are present in the European Union (Estonia), India, Mexico, Brazil and Russia. The company’s global sales and distribution channels delivering Omnicomm products to more than 110 countries worldwide include over 3,000 partners. The company employs over 200 professionals and is ISO 9001: 2015 certified.  

 

 

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The Company: AVL is the world's largest independent company for development, simulation and testing technology of powertrains (hybrid, combustion engines, transmission, electric drive, batteries and software) for passenger cars, trucks and large engines.


Scope of Business: Development of Powertrain Systems

AVL develops and improves all kinds of powertrain systems and

is a competent partner to the engine, automotive and other mobility industries.

In addition AVL develops and markets the simulation methodswhich are necessary for the development work.

Engine Instrumentation and Test Systems

The products of this business area comprise all the instruments

and systems required for engine, powertrain and vehicle testing.

Advanced Simulation Technologies

The developed simulation software is focusing on design and

optimization of powertrain systems incl. vehicle integration, vehicle energy management and drivability covering all phases of the

development process.

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Sika is a specialty chemicals company with a leading position in the development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing and protecting in the building sector and the automotive industry. Sika has subsidiaries in 100 countries around the world and manufactures in over 200 factories. Its more than 18,000 employees generated annual sales of CHF 6.25 billion in 2017.

SIKA AUTOMOTIVE is a leader in the development and the production of high performance acoustic, bonding, reinforcing and sealing systems that contribute to Lighter, Stronger, Safer, Quieter, Greener and more sustainable approaches to vehicle assembly. Sika Automotive provides automotive manufacturers and suppliers with proven materials, application engineering and validation expertise to enhance interior sound quality, improve occupant comfort and increase structural and safety performance in vehicles worldwide. A proud recipient of the 2015 Automotive News PACE Award for mixed material bonding technology, and a 2016 recipient of a Best Practices Award in Body Shop Adhesives from Frost and Sullivan, Sika Automotive leverages development of new solutions from our 20 Global Technology Centres plus 18 Regional Technology Centres, allowing for global reach with local presence.

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FORI GROUP companies are world famous producers of products for car interior, which offers surprising comfort and relaxed driving pleasure. Technical Textile Division offers the CAR LA laminates of technical textiles, high air-permeable Fori foams, clima spacer materials, low emission multi laminates, Fori nonwovens and fillers of various materials, self-adhesive bi-laminates, thermo-adhesive tri-laminates, Fori thermos films- webs, Fori foils, membranes, humidity off laminates, Fori lexury textiles and Fori eco-friendly recycled materials. Our products offering a high comfort seat covers, headrests, armrests that mean the driving with minimum effort. The portfolio of products also includes the services of dry and wet laminating, cutting and sewing. 

Our portfolio also includes production of Plastic and Metal parts for the car interior and also body car, roof, sunshades, etc.

Our motto is "COMFORTABLE RIDE and LUXURY CAR INTERIOR". You stepped out of the car with a smile.

 

 

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The Association of European Businesses (AEB) was established in 1995 on the initiative of a number of European companies operating in Russia. Today, it is the main representative of the interests of foreign investors in both Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). It brings together more than 500 companies from the EU and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).

The AEB conducts lobbying activities through its 60 committees and working groups representing many industries and sectors including energy, customs and transport, legal, taxation and banking. The committees work closely with the European and Russian authorities to resolve issues and submit amendments to draft laws.

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Live data and actual information on the situation in the automotive market, your competitors, your customers, as well as position of your company among others are essential for your daily decision-making processes. This information enables you to define your development strategy and decide how to push up sales and provide solid growth of your business.    

 

AUTOSTAT analytic agency has been assisting top managers and key specialists of over 2,000 companies in Russia and abroad in these processes for more than 10 years. We are the leading analytic agency in the Russian automotive business statistics and analytics and provide complete and actual information on it. 

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Ведущий российский информационно-аналитический портал, посвященный рынку рекламы, маркетинга, PR. Проект охватывает все этапы производства рекламных продуктов и проведения рекламных кампаний.

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The Association of Russian Automakers (OAR), nonprofit partnership, was established in 2003 on the initiative of leading Russian automobile manufacturers.

 OAR is a member association of the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA).

 Goals of the Association of Russian Automakers:

-       Development and uprise of the domestic automotive industry on the basis of quality and competitiveness improvement of its products;

-       Representation and protection of vehicle manufacturers’ interests in the state legislative authorities and executive bodies, as well as in international organizations;

-       Coordination of the members’ activities in attraction of investment for modernization and development of capacities for production of motor vehicles, components and materials, and efficient use of advanced scientific and technological achievements;

-       Implementation of a unified policy for development and strengthening of mutually beneficial cooperation links between enterprises within the industry, as well as with companies in allied industries and with foreign partners, including those in CIS countries;

-       Creation of a uniform statistical and information data base harmonized with data bases of vehicle manufacturers in the leading automotive countries.

 To achieve the above goals, the Association performs the following activities:

-       works up proposals and measures for realization of the national strategy of automotive industry development adopted by the Government of the Russian Federation and coordinates execution of such measures by the OAR member companies;

-       prepares proposals on legislative and other legal acts stipulating requirements for motor vehicle safety with the purpose of implementation of the Law “On Technical Regulation”, as well as legal acts aimed at creation of a favourable investment climate in the country; coordinates activities of the OAR member companies in the field of standardization and certification of compliance;

-       organizes execution of new R&D and engineering projects with the use of joint potentials of the OAR member companies, and promotes adoption of innovative technologies;

-       represents interests of the domestic automotive industry in international organizations, associations and alliances, concludes relevant agreements and treaties, develops cooperation with automobile manufacturers in CIS countries and abroad;

-       organizes and runs seminars, symposia, exhibitions, trade shows and fairs;

-       renders assistance to mass media in objective and comprehensive media coverage of progress in reforming the Russian auto industry.

 

Membership in OAR

Corporate bodies and natural persons sharing goals of the Association and contributing to fulfilment of its statutory tasks can be members of the partnership.

 

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Ежемесячный B2B-журнал для профессионалов авторынка России. Издается с 2007 года. Распространяется по платной подписке персонально менеджменту дилерских предприятий, представительств российских и мировых автопроизводителей, а также специалистам компаний смежных сегментов. Основные цели – квалифицированно информировать об актуальной ситуации в отрасли, давать прогнозы развития, предоставлять полезную информацию о различных аспектах бизнеса, рассказывать об эффективных решениях и объединять участников в профессиональное сообщество. Ежегодно «АвтоБизнесРевю» составляет единственный в отрасли рейтинг дилерских компаний по ряду ключевых показателей (в том числе топ-100 по продажам новых автомобилей). Ежеквартально журнал знакомит с детальной статистикой продаж новых автомобилей. В каждом номере – интервью с первыми лицами российского автобизнеса, региональные обзоры, лучшие практики в продажах, сервисе, менеджменте и маркетинге.

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The Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI France Russie) is an independent lobbying body that represents and promotes the economic interests of its Franco-Russian member companies. It has been operating in Moscow since 1997, and today it brings together more than 450 companies from 40 sectors of the economy. Its work is focused on 3 key areas: building the business community, lobbying and support for companies.

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