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Tuesday 4th July, 2017

19:00 – 22:00
Drinks reception

A great chance for you to get together with your peers in a relaxed atmosphere before the formal conference starts... Our cocktail reception provides the opportunity for delegates to exchange views and contact details with some of the finest minds in the Russian automotive logistics sector.


Wednesday 5th July, 2017

08:00 – 09:00
Registration & welcome coffee
09.00 – 10.15
Session 1 Getting back on track – how supply chains will need to support recovery in Russia’s automotive market

There have been some tentative signs recently of a thaw in Russia’s hitherto frozen car market. Find out if these signals are real, where the market is heading next, and how those in the supply chain need to prepare for an eventual upturn, including:

  • Latest forecasts for Russian automotive production and sales
  • How government agencies, financial institutions and vehicle makers will need to support the supply chain
  • The investment that will be vital to improving supply chain flows, ensuring smoother import and export shipments and developing the supplier base

Get a clear understanding of current and future market conditions in Russia and how to take full advantage of this new chapter in Russian automotive logistics.

Kirill Nikoda Expert, Economic Forecasting Center Gazprombank
Tatiana Hristova Manager CEE&MEA - European LVS Forecasts IHS Markit
National Association of Automotive Component Manufacturers

10:15– 11.00
Networking & coffee break
11.00 – 12.15
Session 2 Acting today for tomorrow – ensuring the industry will survive and prosper

The Russian automotive sector and its supply chain have faced a difficult balancing act of late – on the one hand paring their operations down in line with the shrinking market and on the other, trying to put sufficient resources and plans in place to address future growth.

Vehicle makers, parts suppliers and logistics service providers explain how they continue to refine their operations, processes and mindsets to address this tricky balance, including:

  • How to take advantage of the growing opportunities for exports
  • The key to adapting your market model in Russia for future growth
  • Finding solutions for more efficient customs operations
  • How to avoid being left behind as the market finally turns

Find out how your firm can secure its place in tomorrow’s Russian automotive supply chain.

Alexander Golovanets Deputy Director OEM cooperation and new projects SKAD
Alexander Kovalenko National Customs Manager Gefco
Ksenia Sizova Associate DLA Piper

12.15 – 14.00
Networking & lunch
14.00 – 15.15
Session 3 Acting today for tomorrow – the lessons to be learned from the tough times of the last few years

The decline in Russia’s automotive industry over recent years has been brutal. But for those who have survived and are willing to learn the lessons of the past, it has also been a highly instructive time. Top industry figures outline:

  • How to become leaner and smarter in such a difficult environment
  • Why it’s vital to keep investing in the Russian automotive market
  • The importance of skills – and just where the next generation of logistics talent is coming from

Rico Lange Lead, Commercial Vehicle Logistics International Production Network Robert Bosch Automotive Steering
Dmitry Obukhov Claims Handling and Transportation Quality Control Team Manager Glovis
Alberto Picco Director of Sales Rolfo

15:15 – 15:45
Networking & coffee break
16.00 – 17:15
Session 4 Question time – planning for the next phase

As the summit draws to close, a high-level panel discusses the major themes to emerge from the conference and seeks to identify the key things the Russian automotive logistics industry must address for the future.

Contribute directly to the debate or take part via our mobile messaging app. Don’t miss this chance to make your voice heard as the conference develops its final action plan!

Elena Divakova Head of Logistics Department Mercedes
Kamil Mezynski General Manager Russia Gefco
Elena Lukanova President Adampol & Vectura

17.30 – 21.30
Gala Dinner

Ekaterininsky Hall, Renaissance Monarch Hotel


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