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CE INTERIM IS A PROUD PARTNER OF
SOUTH-EAST EUROPE & BALKAN
AUTOMOTIVE CONFERENCE

Bringing you the best resources from
South-East Europe & Balkan
Automotive Market

automotive conference
interim management provider

The aim of SEE automotive conference is to connect OEM manufacturers, TIER1&2 companies and relevant public institutions to further help development of automotive industry in the SEE region.

This conference is one of the most important expert and business gatherings in this part of the Europe when it comes to automotive industry. It is a chance for participants to learn about region’s company trends and producers plans. B2B meetings will also be organized to maximize business contacts.

Previous SEE Automotive conferences significantly helped business development of SEE automotive companies and showed there is a need for it to become more traditional way of cooperation and experience exchange.

21.-22.05.2024

10:00 - 17:00

Hotel Crown Plaza,
Belgrade, Serbia

Conference Highlights

KEYNOTES FROM AUTOMOTIVE LEADERS

Expect to hear from regional and international leaders and experts on how the mobility industries are moving on and how the Western Balkans automotive sectors fit into that scenario. Keynote speakers are invited from Turkey, Germany, the USA and from the region.

THE STATE OF THE SEE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

Decision makers and industrial influencers will speak about how the automotive industry in Southeastern Europe has developed in the last 12 months and what paths they see for the next years. Invited are speakers from foreign investors present in the region, as well as newcomers and analysts.

LET THE OEM’S HAVE A SAY!

Original Equipment Manufacturers are undergoing constant changes and facing challenges due to shifts in supply chains. In their panel they will speak about what their plans are for the future. OEM’s have been invited from Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic and France -among others.

GO ELECTRIC: E-MOBILITY ON THE MOVE!

The E-mobility sector has a variety of players: vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, battery manufacturers, software developers and charging infrastructure providers. They will all have a forum at the SEE Automotive Conference!

HIGHLIGHTING “GREEN”

The importance of the entire ESG complex is stepping up day by day in the automotive and mobility sectors. Experts, developers and influencers from that sector will talk about what’s on their mind with sustainability, decarbonization, CSR and other crucial ESG issues we invited players from the USA, Germany, the UK and from neighboring countries like Croatia and Romania.

SOUTHEAST EUROPE: A NEW CENTER FOR AUTOTECH

The vibrant entrepreneurship scene in the Western Balkans and its highly qualified workforce attract many global players of the Automotive High- Tech sector to settle in the region with development units, R&D centres and regional offices. We would like to hear from them how they are doing and what the plans are for the future. From software to AI, autonomous driving and safety features -this is the stage for technology.

HOW TO BECOME A SUPPLIER OF TIER 1 CORPORATIONS?

The SEE Automotive Conference has grown with the input of the SEE supplier industries. Many matches between OEM’s and Tier 1 suppliers, as well as among the various Tiers were made at one of our conferences. This tradition will continue as all important Tier 1 companies have been invited to present their supply chain and procurement strategies and to meet with regional suppliers -this is the core of the conference.

HUMAN RESOURCES IN THE CENTRE OF ATTENTION

No vehicle can be developed, built and maintained without a carefully composed chain of human talent and continuous learning. Invited are HR influencers and strategists who shape the development of the talent pool in the region and also outside of the region.

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Conference
Agenda

May 21, 2024

9.00-10.00

Registration of participants

10.00-10.45   START OF CONFERENCE

Welcome remarks by:

  • Igor Vijatov, Automotive & Mobility Cluster Serbia H.E.

  • Mr. Emanuele Giaufret, Ambassador at the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia

  • Vladimir Tomić, Development Agency of Serbia – RAS

  • Tomislav Knežević, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit - GIZ

10.45-11.00   KEYNOTE 1 - Mario Bruggmann, BRUGGMANNAGEMENT, Switzerland

“Lost in LinkedIn ? – How to find your way out”

11.00-11.30   FIRESIDE CHAT - Beyond the Automotive Curtain

  • Sasha Cioringa, Continental Automotive, and Milan Grujić, ZF Serbia, in conversation about the current state of the Automotive and Mobility Industries

11.30-12.00   NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

12.00-12.30   KEYNOTE 2 - The Success Story of RIVIAN: becoming a Global Technology Brand!

Erhun Arkan, GM Serbia & VP Consumer Application Software, RIVIAN, in conversation with Nemanja Jevtovic about how their shooting development and their plans for the future.

12.30-13.15   PANEL 1 - Demystifying ESG and Decarbonization

  • Prof. Dr. Christian Heinrich, Co-founder of Carbmee (a top Startup from Germany dealing with Carbon Footprint Solutions) and Professor at Quadriga University of Applied Sciences in Berlin/Germany navigates us through the hot topic of ‘Carbon Footprint’ and moderates a mini panel with ESG experts:

    • Vladimir Hrle, Program Manager - ESG Advisory, IFC-International Finance Corporation, Serbia

    • Nimrod Ludescher, CEO, BDN Automotive, Hungary

13.15-14.00   NETWORKING LUNCH

14.00-14.45   PANEL 2 - The Future of Mobility

  • Alexander Markus, Head of the Serbian-German Chamber of Commerce (AHK), discusses the future of mobility with a panel of renown experts:

    • Danijelo Nedić, Supplier Development Manager, ZF,

    • Serbia Velimir Jeremić, Managing Director, DEKRA Automotive, Serbia

    • Filip Mitrović, Founder, www.360mobility.rs, Serbia

    • Miloš Kostić, CEO, MT-Komex, Serbia (TBC) NN, Siemens, Serbia (TBC)

14.45-15.30   PANEL 3 - OEM’s & Suppliers in Conversation

This Panel will reflect on relationships between OEMs and Tier1 companies and how to make the most out of it. Panelists are:

  • Michal Lábaj, Procurement Manager, Kia Slovakia, Slovakia

  • Viktor Mizo, Vice President, Kostal Group, North Macedonia/Germany

  • Henrique Rezio, CEO, Soplast, Portugal

15.30-16.00   NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

16.00-17.00   PANEL 4 - The Factory of the Future: Combining Hi-tech & Human Power

  • Pierluigi Ghione, Managing Director & CEO of Adhesive Polymers Int’l. and Regional Automotive Expert, on how production will look like in the next 10 years 

  • Bohuslav Lipovsky, Managing Partner, CE Interim Management, Slovakia

  • Aleksandra Popović Kojić, Strategic Accounts Unit Mgr., Manpower, Serbia

  • Dragan Simonović, Managing Director, Heads Adriatic, Serbia

  • Stefan Hankeln, Global Key Cust. Ld. Automotive & Defence, Stratasys, Germany

  • Zoran Tadić, CEO, Neofyton, Serbia

COMMON DINNER

You are invited to the traditional networking dinner !

May 22, 2024

9.30-10.30

Registration of participants

10.30-11.15   MINI KEYNOTES - Automotive Technology Trends “under the Hood”: What’s cooking for the Future?

  • Liliya Goranova, seenews.com, Bulgaria

  • Vladimir Milosavljević, Head of Business Area Commercial and Special Vehicles R&D Novi Sad, Continental Automotive, Serbia

11.15-12.45   PANEL 5 - How to become a Supplier of Tier 1 Corporations

Representatives from major international Mobility corporations will share their insights on how to partner with them:

  • Toni Štambuk, Sales Director, AD Plastik, Croatia

  • Božo Cicmil, Program Purchasing Manager EMEA, NORMA Group, Serbia

  • Danijelo Nedić, Supplier Development Manager, ZF, Serbia

  • Taner Karslıoğlu, CEO, FEKA Automotive, Turkey

  • Saša Nedić, Sales Director, GRAH Automotive, Serbia

13.00-18.00   B-2-B MEETINGS (scheduled separately)

I'd like to extend a personal invitation to the SEE Automotive Conference in Belgrade on May 21st and 22nd. As partners of this dynamic event, we are excited to provide you with a platform where innovation, knowledge sharing, and collaboration come together.

We will answer all of your questions in Panel 4:

The Factory of the Future:

Combining Hi-Tech & Human Power

 

The conference will bring together leaders, experts, and innovators in the automotive sector for two days of engaging workshops, inspiring lectures, and powerful networking opportunities. Our goal is to empower you with actionable insights and the latest trends shaping the industry today. You'll gain a comprehensive understanding of the automotive landscape in the SEE region, learn about future trends impacting the market, and explore how Serbia's robust automotive sector drives the economy.

 

The industry is evolving rapidly, and this event offers an invaluable opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals and share your unique perspectives. Whether you're interested in commercial vehicles, trucks, buses, or innovative parts and systems production, you'll find relevant insights tailored to your business needs.

 

Don't miss out on this exceptional opportunity to forge new partnerships, exchange ideas with peers, and gain knowledge that can propel your business forward. Secure your tickets today, and let's meet in Belgrade to explore the future of the automotive industry together!

 

Looking forward to seeing you there,

Bohuslav Lipovsky,

Managing Partner, CE Interim

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