OEMs & Suppliers - Wed / 25 Sept

Morning Registration: 08:30 - 09:30

Industry Trends & Challenges

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

09:30 - 10:45

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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?


Coffee break: 30 min

09:30 - 10:45

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Carmakers: Presentations

OEMs & large suppliers - Success stories and Discussion

11:15 - 12:15

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Carmakers: Presentations

OEMs & large 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-level 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?

11:15 - 12:15

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OEMs & Suppliers: Debate

Debate: OEMs, suppliers & governments discuss workforce, investment, R&D, and value-creation

12:15 - 13:00

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OEMs & Suppliers: Debate

Debate: OEMs, suppliers & governments discuss workforce, investment, R&D, and value-creation

- Labour shortages vs Automation - Invited: Skoda Auto University: Dual education Model - Czech successes in reducing labour shortage caused by demography, emigration, and strong demand

- Competitiveness: Can automotive manufacturing in CEE, supported by Western partners become globally competitive? 

- R&D: where should we invest for the future? Electric cars? Advanced electronics? Can CEE tier1s compete through JVs?

- Capacity: will planned volumes withstand coming disruptions of U.S. - China trade war, lower UK & France sales, and new competitors?

 

Invited: Skoda Auto, KIA Motors, PSA Group, BMW Purchasing, 


Business Lunch: 13:00 - 14:00 

12:15 - 13:00

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Suppliers: adapting to succeed

Tier1 Suppliers: Success Stories

14:00 - 15:00

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Suppliers: adapting to succeed

Tier1 Suppliers: Success Stories

Companies invited:

- YANFENG: New Shanghai-American Autonomous Driving player: going global

- BOSCH: Successes vs. challenges - New mobility, Automated driving, Recruiting, training and nurturing talent

- BROSE: achievements & next steps - moving from best-cost to advanced R&D, design and Innovation

- Mando Automotive: labour productivity and working across diverse regions

- Magna: New plant capacity in SLO & HH, still space for growth?


 Coffee break: 30 min

14:00 - 15:00

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Automation, Industry4.0 and R&D Clusters

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

15:30 - 16:30

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Automation, Industry4.0 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


15:30 - 16:30

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Advanced Manufacturing & Technologies

Electric Drives, Connected & Autonomous Cars, 5G

16.45 - 17.45

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Advanced Manufacturing & Technologies

Electric Drives, Connected & Autonomous Cars, 5G

E-mobility, Future of Diesel, Autonomous Driving


- DENSO: advanced technology shaping future mobility

- DRAEXLMAIER: championing innovation in wiring harnesses, electronic parts, exclusive interiors and electro-mobility batteries

- BorgWarner: leading in clean, energy-efficient propulsion for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles - designing the future

-  Kolektor Group: How can advanced vision systems increase product quality

- R&D and Innovation Centres: CE governments in collaboration with OEMs & universities

16.45 - 17.45

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Evening - Supplier meetings & Cocktails

One-to-One Meetings - In parallel with Cocktail Reception 

Series of scheduled, timed, short & effective meetings

Supplier Meetings & Cocktails

OEM & Supplier Hosts invited:

17:45 - 20:00

Meetings: Hall, Cocktails: Foyer

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Supplier Meetings & Cocktails

OEM & Supplier Hosts invited:

Series of scheduled, timed, short & effective meetings. 

Hosted by Tier1 Suppliers.


Invited:

- KIA MOTORS Slovakia, Head of Chassis & Body parts

- SKODA Auto, Senior Purchasing Managers

- VOLKSWAGEN, Purchasing EE Office

- FIAT CHRYSLER FCA, Direct & Indirect Purchasing

- BMW Group, Eastern Europe Purchasers

- JLR Slovakia, Head of CEE Purchasing

- HYUNDAI HMMC, Head of Parts Development

- HYUNDAI HMMC, Head of Chassis & Powertrain

- DENSO Manufacturing, Senior Purchasers

- ROBERT BOSCH, Materials Purchasing

- MAGNA Int'l Germany, Supplier quality development

- FAURECIA, EE Purchasing Department

- BROSE Group, Purchasing Director

- YANFENG, Purchasing Department

- VALEO, Parts Development Lead

- MAHLE, Head of Materials Purchasing

- BOSAL Sourcing

- GRUPO ANTOLIN, Logistics and Purchasing Manager

- POLLMANN AG, Director of Purchasing

- DANA CORP, Transmissions Purchasing Lead

- GKN Driveline, Commodity Purchasing Director

- BENTELER Group, Commodity Procurement Head

- NEXTEER Automotive, Direct Materials Purchasing

- MAGNETI MARELLI, Commodity Manager

17:45 - 20:00

Meetings: Hall, Cocktails: Foyer

Automation & industry 4.0

Morning Registration: 09:00 - 09:30

CEE Suppliers

Supplier development, Investment & Labour efficiency

09:30 - 10:15

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CEE Suppliers

Supplier development, Investment & Labour efficiency

Leading Central European Suppliers and large Western Suppliers invited


Topics include: 

- Case studies, best practices, presentations & discussion

- Suppliers & OEMs: upskilling and developing your supplier base 

- Small & mid-sized suppliers: Continuous development – but how? 

- Cost pressures, automation, growth: handling investment, competition & volatility


CEE suppliers: Matador, Videoton, Prevent, Plakor, Raba

Western suppliers: Varroc Lighting, Bosch, Cimos


Coffee Break: 30 minutes

09:30 - 10:15

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Automation & Industry 4.0 in CEE: Success stories

Industrial Digitalisation - Tools, Best practices, Limitations, Opportunities

10:45 - 11:30

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Automation & Industry 4.0 in CEE: Success stories

Industrial Digitalisation - Tools, Best practices, Limitations, Opportunities

- Three key factors for Industry 4.0: employees, machines and information

Making manufacturing future-proof  

- Production efficiency & Industry 4.0 in practice: discussion 


Invited: 

- OEMs invited: SUZUKI Magyar, PSA Opel, 

- Automation: Siemens, KUKA, YASKAWA, ABB

- Suppliers invited: Bosch Rexroth, Rehau, DENSO and Joyson Safety  

- Budapest University of Technology

- HIPA Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency & MAJOSZ


  Coffee Break: 30 minutes


10:45 - 11:30

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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

12:00 - 13:00

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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 regional 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


 13:00 - 13:45 Networking Lunch 

12:00 - 13:00

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Manufacturing Excellence

Industrial successes, ambitions & efforts to boost labour supply - Presentations & Debate

13:45 - 15:00

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Manufacturing Excellence

Industrial successes, ambitions & efforts to boost labour supply - Presentations & Debate

- Strategies in improving output: factory processes & smart engineering, 

- Working jointly between government, industry suppliers and OEMs

- Efficiency: Innovative & digital technologies to improve manufacturing & logistics 


Invited: 

Key regional players invited to an in-depth Discussion:

Continental, Mando Automotive, Hanon Systems, Raba Auto

13:45 - 15:00

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FDI, Domestic Know-How, Supply Chain

Attracting FDI & building domestic know-how - Experience of Slovenian, Serbian & Croatian suppliers

15:00 - 17:00

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FDI, Domestic Know-How, Supply Chain

Attracting FDI & building domestic know-how - Experience of Slovenian, Serbian & Croatian suppliers

South East Europe, with its strong engineering history, is now increasing CEE's supply-chain strength and attracting new Plants being constructed. What can suppliers offer to localising OEMs and big TierOnes?


Invited Regional champions, and Industry experts:

- ACS Slovenia & Spirit Slovenia

- ACS Serbia

- Fiat Chrysler Automobile Serbia

- Mahle Electric Drives

- Hidria Automotive

- Prevent Group

- Continental Serbia

15:00 - 17:00

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Events

Supplier Meetings ...continued

Supplier Hosts invited

15:00 - 16:30

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Supplier Meetings ...continued

Supplier Hosts invited

Series of scheduled, timed, short & effective meetings. 

Hosted by Tier1 Suppliers.

- DENSO Manufacturing, Senior Purchasers

- ROBERT BOSCH, Materials Purchasing

- MAGNA Int'l Germany, Supplier quality development

- FAURECIA, EE Purchasing Department

- BROSE Group, Purchasing Director

- YANFENG, Purchasing Department

- VALEO, Parts Development Lead

- MAHLE, Head of Materials Purchasing

- BOSAL Sourcing

- GRUPO ANTOLIN, Logistics and Purchasing Manager

- POLLMANN AG, Director of Purchasing

- DANA CORP, Transmissions Purchasing Lead

- GKN Driveline, Commodity Purchasing Director

- BENTELER Group, Commodity Procurement Head

- NEXTEER Automotive, Direct Materials Purchasing

- MAGNETI MARELLI, Commodity Manager


17:00 End of Conference

15:00 - 16:30

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