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New Europe Automotive & Automation i4.0 Conference,
25-26 Sept, CEE

Prague,  Andels Hotel 

Central Europe's key meeting place for OEMs, tier 1-2 suppliers, robotics & IA providers

Where OEMs & Suppliers Meet

The Conference

Automotive & Automation i4.0 Forum 2019 is the leading independent annual conference for Central & Eastern European OEMs, TIER 1-2 suppliers, automation, equipment & services providers from 14 CEE countries

40+ Speakers and 15+ Hosts

Over 40+ OEM and Tier1 components executives will give presentations and join Panel Discussions on the challenges and future of Central Europe's car & components manufacturing

Automation & Industry 4.0

 Automation, robotics & car manufacturing are becoming ever more interlinked. With Labour shortages worsening, automation is forecast to grow. Invited: Siemens, KUKA Robotics, ABB, 

Supporting Organisations & Partners

Leading Associations & Invest Authorities from Central Europe invited: AutoSAP, MAJOSZ, PAIH, CzechInvest, SARIO, HIPA, InvestInPoland, SpiritSlovenia, APIA, and others

160+ Participants expected

Audience consists of OEMs, Tier1 & Tier2 manufacturers, automation, engineering and process-improvement companies, plus services providers and Investment authorities from 14 CEE countries. Meet your peers, competitors and partners, all in one place 

Purchaser-Supplier Meetings

Pre-booked, series of short meetings with OEMs and TIER1 Purchasers.

OEMs:  SKODA, VW, PSA, Hyundai, KIA, Renault, JLR, Fiat Chrysler FCA, BMW

Suppliers: Bosch, Mahle, Magna, Faurecia, ZF, Mobis, Mando, Plastic Omnium, Valeo, Brose, Adient, Benteler, Yanfeng, Bosal, and others

40+ Speakers & Purchasers invited include:

ACEA Manufacturers Association

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Petr Dolejsi

Mobility & Sustainable Transport Director

Suzuki Magyar

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Laszlo Urban

Deputy Managing Director

Full Speakers List

Ford Otosan

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Murat Senir

Purchasing Director 

*invited, tbc

Jaguar Land Rover

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Paul Goff

Global STA Director 

*invited, to be confirmed

Skoda Auto

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Senior Company Representative 

*Invited, to be confirmed


Volkswagen Group

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Purchasing Office EE Region

*Invited, to be confirmed

Continental Automotive Serbia

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Sasha Cioringa

Managing Director

Robert Bosch AG

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Hanno Miorini

Vice President - Original Equipment 

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing

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Senior SQP Purchasing Manager 

Mando Automotive

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Ralf Leiter

Global Technical Advisor

Harman International

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Istvan Szabo

Senior Business Unit Manager

Full Speakers List

Videoton Holding

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David Schnaider

Director Business Development

More Suppliers include:

MAHLE Automotive Kft

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Szabolt Nemeth 

Head of Plant Purchasing

Hanon Systems Hungary

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Szabolcs Berenyi 

EU Central Indirect Purchasing

Motorpal

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Lukas Vecer

Senior Regional Buyer

Cooper Standard

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Petr Zykan

Director Purchasing Fuel and Brake and FTS

Cooper Standard

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Adam Lempera

Purchasing Manager Indirect Items 

All speakers

Bosal Group

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Robert Snijder

Sourcing Director

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Programme Highlights

Day 1, 25 Sept

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Industry Trends & Challenges

Governments, Analysts & Associations: Auto trends and investments in CEE & globally

09:30 - 11:00

Main Hall

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Industry Trends & Challenges

Governments, Analysts & Associations: Auto trends and investments in CEE & globally

Czech Republic: auto manufacturing trends and new supply-chain and personnel training initiatives - update on achievements

Hungary: new BMW factory - success stories, focus on education and cross-regional cooperation

Slovakia: with 210.000 workers employed in carmaking, are R&D and higher value components the next step? 

Poland: with Daimler's battery Plant under construction, and strong investment into e-mobility Poland's plans seem to be working

Slovenia & Serbia: with new production by Magna, GKN, Adient, Conti, Mahle and drive for software & hardware design, where to find the new engineers?

UK DIT: Britain focuses on retaining  manufacturing expertise - how can Central Europe help?

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09:30 - 11:00

Main Hall

Carmakers: Presentations

OEMs & suppliers - Success stories and Discussion

11:30 - 13:00

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Carmakers: Presentations

OEMs & suppliers - Success stories and Discussion

Leading car makers discuss plans & strategies

- SKODA Auto invited: electric cars open unexpected opportunities: Skoda's successful 2018 and plans for the future

- FCA Polska invited: automation, 921 robots, and top workforce earned the Tychy plant WCM Gold Medal in 2018, where next for FCA's quality? 

- KIA Motors Slovakia invited: Becoming a certified supplier to region's top players - concrete case studies

- PSA Trnava invited: French charm in Western Slovakia - how can regional suppliers take advantage of the company's increase production?


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11:30 - 13:00

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Automation, Industry 4.0 and R&D Clusters

Regional R&D Clusters - Successes in R&D and OEM-Supplier relationship

14:00 - 15:00

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Automation, Industry 4.0 and R&D Clusters

Regional R&D Clusters - Successes in R&D and OEM-Supplier relationship

Invited: SIEMENS, YASKAWA, KUKA, ABB: Key European Automation players supporting car industry 


- Affordable Automation: large & small-scale Automation cases 

- Smart manufacturing: leading CEE suppliers share experience

- Robotics & software: Finding, training and keeping your skilled engineers

- Predictive maintenance, 5G & sensors: when does investment repay itself


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14:00 - 15:00

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Supplier & OEM Meetings

OEM & Supplier Hosts invited:

17:45 - 19:45

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Supplier & OEM Meetings

OEM & Supplier Hosts invited:

- KIA MOTORS Slovakia, Head of Chassis & Body parts
- SKODA Auto, Senior Purchasing Managers
- VW, Purchasing EE Office
- FIAT CHRYSLER FCA, Direct & Indirect Purchasing
- BMW Group, Eastern Europe Purchasers
- JLR Slovakia, Head of CEE Purchasing
- HYUNDAI HMMC, Head of ..


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17:45 - 19:45

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Automation & Labour Shortage: Challenge or Opportunity?

Industry & State Cooperation - Cases by Polish, Czech, Slovak & Hungarian JVs - Industrial successes and efforts to increase labour supply - Presentations & Debate

10:45 - 11:45

Day 2

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Automation & Labour Shortage: Challenge or Opportunity?

Industry & State Cooperation - Cases by Polish, Czech, Slovak & Hungarian JVs - Industrial successes and efforts to increase labour supply - Presentations & Debate

Invited: Key Automation players supporting car industry invited for Presentations & Discussion


- Labour market updates: How many engineers are graduating in CEE region?

- Tier1 Recruitment Directors - Invited: Valeo, Gedia, Nexteer, Faurecia

- Collaboration of Universities & OEMs: real-life examples

- Government & Industry support: invited: 

MAGE, ACS & PAIH

10:45 - 11:45

Day 2

Associations & Partners Invited

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Meetings - New Contacts - Presentations

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45+ Industry OEM and TIER1 speakers

Meet 150+ of your colleagues, partners and clients, all in one place

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Delegate-Satisfaction Guarantee

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- Wanted to find more contacts at conference?

- Couldn't speak to everyone at event?

- Would you want to reconnect?


We will re-introduce you 

Simply email us afterwards: Our Customer Assistants will reintroduce you to 10 more contacts chosen by you (inclusive in ticket price)

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14 CEE Countries - EU's Industrial powerhouse

Meet partners from the entire Central, Eastern and Southern European region.

 

Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, Turkey, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia and Baltics

Sponsoring & Exhibiting

Book your Expo stand

display your products to TierOne & OEM Purchasers

Speak on Stage

with 10-15 min Presentation explain your Offering to automotive colleagues

All about sponsoring

Two Days of Networking

discuss contracts & orders for 2019 during One-to-Ones, Networking, and coffee-breaks

New Europe Auto: London-based, serving Central Europe

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About us: We organise a series of automotive & industrial conferences in CEE countries

Our automotive conferences bring together OEMs, automotive suppliers from 14 Central European & SEE countries, incl. Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, Turkey, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia & Baltics


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New Europe Automotive Ltd

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Partnerships: +44 73 4273 0065, Delegates: +44 78 670 26 250

Conference Team

Thomas Novak

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Automotive Events Director

New Europe Automotive

London, UK

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contact@neweuropeauto.com 

Alex Petric

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Conference Producer

 New Europe Automotive 

London, UK

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alex.petric@neweuropeauto.com

Adam Samar

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Sponsorships Director

 New Europe Automotive 

London, UK

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adam.samar@neweuropeauto.com

Moyca Zalokar

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Marketing & Media Manager

 

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Matthias Razdrih

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Delegate Relations Manager

 

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Stasha Strauss

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Delegate Relations Manager


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