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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 Olga Melikhova at o.melikhova@vedomosti.ru or +7 (495) 956-34-58, ext. 3050.

AGENDA

October 10

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. Participant registration. Coffee reception.

12:00 a.m. – 02:00 p.m. Plenary session. Future forecasts: prospects, trends, and key challenges of the automotive industry in Russia.

Moderator
Aleksander Gubskiy, Deputy Chief Editor, Vedomosti Business Daily

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?
Speakers
Anatoly Artamonov, Governor of Kaluga Region
Pavel Burlachenko, Director for Export Support (Automotive and Railway), Russian Export Center
Denis Chirkov, Alliance Localization and Export Manager, Avtovaz Renault Nissan Purchasing Organization (ARNPO)
Aleksandr Morozov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Marcus Osegowitsch, CEO, Volkswagen Group Rus
Georgiy Rotov, CEO, Continental Kaluga
Anna Simanovskaya, Head of the Consulting Center, Industry Development Fund
Aleksey Volodin, Managing Director, PEUGEOT, CITROЁN, DS in Russia
Sergey Udalov, Executive Director, AUTOSTAT Analytic Agency

Participants of the discussion
Grigoriy Mikryukov, Head of the Department for Sectors of Economy, Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation
Andrey Semenov, Adviser to the Head, Representative Office of Kaliningrad Region Government under the Government of the Russian Federation

02:00 p.m. -02:15 p.m. – Press approach

02:15 p.m. – 03:00 p.m. Lunch

03:00 p.m. – 05:00 p.m. Strategic session. New technologies in the automotive industry and trends in development of innovative transport infrastructure.

Moderator
Aleksander Gubskiy, Deputy Chief Editor, Vedomosti Business Daily

Key topics
  • Global digitalization – are our infrastructure and society ready for smart technologies?
  • Prospects for the implementation of innovations in the automotive industry.
  • Possibilities of applying digital technologies in transport in Russia and worldwide.
  • Review of Russian and global electric car markets. Patterns and forecasts.
  • Self-driving cars: development prospects and global trend analysis.
  • Towards autonomous motion: approaches and barriers to its implementation.
  • Telematics and navigation technologies for transport: specifics of use.
Speakers
Boris Ionov, Director of the Department of Scientific and Technical Affairs, «Electronic Passport»
Boris Ivanov, Project Manager, ScPA StarLine Ltd.
Alexander Gurko, President, GLONASS Union
Yulia Guseva, Gestamp Russia Managing Director, Gestamp
Vasiliy Kurguzov, Deputy Director of FKU Rosinformsvyaz, Federal Road Agency
Artem Kushnarev, Development Director, Kursus
Grigoriy Mikryukov, Head of the Department for Sectors of Economy, Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation
Maxim Strukalev, Vice-President, Association «Digital Era of Transport»
Kirill Zhanaidarov, Head of Transportation Infrastructure Projects, Skolkovo Foundation

05:00 p.m. – 07:00 p.m. Cocktail for the forum participants on behalf of the company Continental Kaluga

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).
  • Volkswagen Group Rus
  • Continental Kaluga
  • PCMA
  • Gestamp -Severstal -Kaluga