7th CEE Automotive Forum brings together leading OEMs and suppliers

EventsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 4/2020 • 05.11.2020

7th CEE Automotive Forum brings together leading OEMs and suppliers

Between 10 – 11 November 2020 the 7th Central & Eastern European Automotive Forum 2020 will bring together all the leading players of the automotive industry from 20+ CEE countries to discuss how to rebuild the industry after the COVID-19 pandemic. OEMs, tier suppliers, as well as solution providers and start-ups will all gather in Budapest for 2 days of news and networking.

The CEE Automotive Forum has been taking place in the Czech Republic for 5 years. After that it moved to Hungary and successfully brought decision-makers from numerous international companies to the country. New speakers and topics, B2B meetings, site visits to the most innovative projects, CEE Automotive Awards are all drawing global attention to the 7th edition of the Forum.

The organizer of the event is Adam Smith Conferences, a company specialised in arranging a range of high-caliber industry forums. Visitors can benefit from the presentations delivered by speakers, panellists, B2B meetings hosts with extensive expertise in their respective fields. Arturo Achard, Head of Project House Eastern Europe, VW Group, Laszlo Urban, Deputy Managing Director, Magyar Suzuki Corp; Paul Goff, Global STA Director – Body Engineering, Special Vehicle Operations & European Operations PS-8, Jaguar Land Rover SK Miodrag Ognjanovic, Purchasing Director, FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobile Serbia, Juan Carlos Gonzalez, Senior Purchasing Manager Spain and Emerging Markets Sourcing, Ford Motor Company are among the speakers to participate in the sessions.

The keynote presentations in the agenda include automotive market in the new post COVID-19 reality; forecasts and strategies for the recovery of the CEE automotive industry; AI for manufacturing competitiveness; manufacturing efficiency; key innovations for a smoother recovery, etc. The presentations will cover the practices and solutions required for the industry nowadays, as they will examine topics such as how innovations can help automotive companies affected by COVID-19; expected dynamics for the innovations development within the crisis; areas expected to progress; what will R&D centres be developing during next 5 years to adapt the industry to the new reality; robots and cobots – ways to improve safety and quality.