Forum focuses
  • New mobility as a driver in development of automobile manufacturing and transport infrastructure in Russia.
  • Cars and roads for ‘smart cities’.
  • Consolidation of the market of autonomous, connected and electric transport in the context of digital transformation of the ‘car – road’ ecosystem.
  • Cutting-edge telecommunication and digital technologies for automobiles.
Event format
A two-day business event, including a plenary and strategic sessions; excursions to enterprises of the automotive cluster of Kaluga Region.


Representatives of government authorities of various levels, constituent entities of the Russian Federation, heads of industry enterprises and state corporations, top and mid-level managers of international and Russian automobile groups and enterprises, automotive component production companies; heads of purchasing and development departments, technical and commercial directors, automobile producers; developers of software, application, navigation equipment, location-based and cloud services related to connected vehicles, network communication providers, representatives of telematic services; logistics companies, payment system representatives, as well as representatives of dealership centres, financial institutions, public organisations, industry associations, leading experts and market analysts, and representatives of business media.


30 October

10:00 am – 11:00 am. Registration of participants. Coffee reception.

11:00 am – 12:30 pm. Plenary session. The future of the automotive industry and the automotive industry of the future: challenges and prospects.

Aleksander Gubskiy, Deputy Chief Editor, Vedomosti Business Daily

Topics for discussion
  • Automotive industry development strategies in Russia: view of the government and business.
  • Formation of the digital ‘car – road’ ecosystem globally and in Russia.
  • Prospects for new transport development.
  • Intellectual transport infrastructure in regions: efficiency, safety, and prospects.
Anatoly Artamonov, Governor of Kaluga Region
Pavel Burlachenko, Director of Automotive Export Department, Russian Export Center
Nicolas Febvay, CEO, PCMA Rus
Lars Himmer, Managing Director, Volkswagen Group Rus
Stefan Kehler, Head of Kaluzhsky Plant
Andrey Kraynov, CEO, Automotive Industry Cluster
Tigran Parsadanyan, Deputy Director of Department
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Director of Auto Business Development, Yandex

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm. Coffee break.

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm. Session 1. Automobiles of the 21st century: what are they like?

Aleksander Gubskiy, Deputy Chief Editor, Vedomosti Business Daily

Topics for discussion
  • Transport of the future: how automated driving systems will change business and society.
  • Prospects of sharing services development: from cars to scooters.
  • Prospects for electric cars in Russia.
  • Connected car infrastructure. Its possible application in Russian cities.
  • Improving environmental performance in transportation.
Yana Arzhanova, Public Affairs Director, Volvo Group Russia
Ekaterina Makarova, Co-founder, BelkaCar
Grigoriy Mikryukov, Head of the Department for Sectors of Economy, Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation
Sergey Tselikov, CEO, AUTOSTAT Analytic Agency
Andrey Zavoloka, Industry Lead, Automotive, Google

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm. Lunch.

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm. Session 2. Smart cars for smart roads: innovations in the automotive industry and transport infrastructure.

Anton Zhuravlev, President, Association ‘Digital Era of Transport’

Topics for discussion
  • E-vehicles: when can we expect to see them on the streets?
  • Building regional intellectual transport systems for transport management.
  • New telecommunication and digital technologies as a driver of the self-driving future.
Alexey Drozhzhinov, Head of Innovation, GLONASS
Andrey Petrunin, CEO, Pandora Trade
Pavel Teplov, Innovation Director, Merkator Holding

5:00 pm. Evening cocktail.

31 October

8:30 am – 9:00 am. Participants gathering for excursions. Coffee break.

9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Excursions to enterprises of Kaluga Region automobile cluster (by appointment).