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Over the next few years, the Russian automotive industry will come face to face with global changes. The rules of the game are changing for automakers, and digitalization and smart technologies are seeping ever deeper into the market and infrastructure. What will the future of the industry look like? The AutoEvolution Annual International Forum, organized by the Kaluga oblast government and Vedomosti business newspaper, will bring together representatives of federal and regional authorities, state corporations, development institutions, automakers, car component manufacturers, and infrastructure and innovative project managers to discuss development prospects of the automotive industry in Russia.

Key topics
  • The automotive industry in Russia: prospects, trends, key challenges. Future forecasts.
  • New investment regime: what measures is the Russian government planning to implement to stimulate and support the automotive industry at the domestic level?
  • Development strategy for car component production: is the domestic market capable of fully covering market demand?
  • New technologies in the automotive industry: is the industry ready for innovative solutions?
Event format
A two-day business event, including a plenary and strategic sessions; excursions to enterprises of the automotive cluster of Kaluga Region.

Audience
Representatives of government departments of various levels, constituent entities of the Russian Federation, heads of industry enterprises and state corporations, senior and mid-level managers of international and Russian auto concerns and enterprises, car component manufacturers; Heads of procurement and development departments, technical and commercial directors, representatives of dealer centers, financial institutions, public organizations and professional associations, leading experts and market analysts, as well as representatives of business media.

Venue
Kaluga, Ambassador Hotel Kaluga, 6 Automobilnaya Street

A special transfer from Moscow and back will be organized for participants from other regions.

Contacts
If you have questions regarding the program, please contact senior conference manager Evgenia Nikolaeva at evgenia.nikolaeva@vedomosti.ru or +7 (495) 956-34-58, ext. 1285, or project coordinator Victoria Kim at v.kim@vedomosti.ru or +7 (495) 956-34-58, ext. 4224. For questions on advertising and sponsorship, please contact Marina Isaeva at m.isaeva@vedomosti.ru or +7 (495) 956-34-58, ext. 1185; for questions on information support and press accreditation, contact Anastasia Tiskova at a.tiskova@vedomosti.ru or +7 (495) 956-34-58, ext. 4147; for questions on participation, contact Sergey Kuznetsov at s.kuznetsov@vedomosti.ru or +7 (495) 956-34-58, ext. 4249.


AGENDA

October 10

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Participant registration. Coffee reception.

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Plenary session. Future forecasts: prospects, trends, and key challenges of the automotive industry in Russia.

Key topics
  • Development strategies of the automotive industry in Russia from the perspective of the authorities and business.
  • New investment regime: what measures is the Russian government planning to implement to stimulate and support the automotive industry at the domestic level?
  • Will special investment contracts (SPIC) replace agreements on industrial assembly? Forecasts and risks.
  • Forecasts on car component production: is the domestic market capable of fully covering market demand?

12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Coffee break

12:45 p.m. – 02:15 p.m. Plenary session (continued.)

02:15 p.m. – 03:15 p.m. Lunch

03:15 p.m. – 04:45 p.m. Strategic session. New technologies in the automotive industry: is Russia ready for electric cars and unmanned aircrafts?

Key topics
  • Global digitalization – are our infrastructure and society ready for smart technologies?
  • Prospects for the implementation of innovations in the automotive industry, and the creation of all the necessary infrastructure.
  • Review of Russian and global electric car markets. Patterns and forecasts.
  • Self-driving cars: development prospects and global trend analysis.
04:45 p.m. – 06:30 p.m. Cocktail reception.

October 11

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Gathering of the participants for excursions. Coffee break.

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Excursions to enterprises of the Kaluga Region automobile cluster (by appointment).