Lviv, Bank Hotel
Kia and UkrAvto Corporation have become Technical Partners of the Forum and will kindly provide complimentary transportation within Lviv to Forum attendees with Kia’s new generation electric vehicles.
Oleksandr Schlamp of SE Bordnetze Ukraine and Gennady Kanishchenko of Spetztekhosnastka are the latest top managers of leading components producers to join the speaker panel.
Gentherm, Kromberg & Schubert, Commercial Vehicle Group and ODW-Elektrik are the latest auto component producers with operations in Ukraine to confirm their delegations for the Forum. Approximately 15,000 employees and tens of millions USD in FDI between them.
Bogdan Motors and UkrAVTO Corporation are the latest domestic OEMs to announce their delegations to attend the Forum
Ukraine is quickly emerging as an important player in the European vehicle production supply chain. In recent years dozens of automotive component production plants have opened up, primarily in Western Ukraine, to take advantage of the proximity to their OEM customers in the EU, as well as Ukraine’s competitive wage levels and skilled workforce.
It is estimated that €500 million has been invested to date in 38 factories, which together employ more than 60,000 workers.
In addition, as new vehicle sales increase, domestic vehicle manufacturers are increasing production figures and new investment opportunities are being explored, such as electric vehicles and batteries, with Ukraine possessing the world’s largest reserves in lithium.
The Ukrainian Automotive Forum has quickly and firmly established itself as the key meeting-place for all key current and potential players in the growing automotive industry of Ukraine.
In October 2017, over 120 senior automotive executives from 10 different countries gathered in Lviv for an intensive and productive day of discussion and networking. They heard from:
The 2017 Forum was attended by senior executives from such companies as:
Even more expected in 2018!
“I am grateful for the possibility to attend the Forum. The event contributed greatly to the development of the automotive industry in Ukraine”
Vitaliy Yermolenko, Head of New Products, ZAZ
“It was great to participate in the event”
Sebastian Clauss, Area Sales Manager, Item Industrietechnik
“Thank you for the well-organised forum”
Myhajlo Kanafozkyj, Quality Manager, Bader Ukraine
“Thank you for the very interesting event”
Laszlo-Adorjani-Klosz, Business Process Excellence Manager, Gentherm Ukraine
"Ukrainian Automotive Forum – perfectly organized event that is highly important for development of our economic environment, attracting new investments and opening new opportunities for collaboration. It is a great possibility to bring all parties together, find solutions for different challenges that automotive branch faces"
Anna Prydybailo, Head of MCC Department, Raiffeisen Bank Aval
“Thank you for the high level of organisation of the forum. It was a really interesting and informative event”
Vasyl Ploskina, Director of Marketing, Tochprilad
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Governor | Lviv Regional State Administration
Chairman of the Supervisory Board | Eurocar
Mayor | City of Lviv
Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine
Secretary, Committee for Industrial Policy & Entrepreneurship | Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
Chairman of the Board | German-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Managing Director | PRETTL Kabelkonfektion
Plant Manager | TE Connectivity Ivano-Frankivsk
Head of Investment Department | Lviv Regional State Administration
President | Ukrainian League of Industrialists & Entrepreneurs
Director, Key Accounts | CTP
Managing Director | Leoni Wiring Systems UA
Head of Trade Finance Department, Multinational Companies & Trade Finance Servicing Division | Raiffeisen Bank Aval
President | UkrAutoprom
Managing Director | BIBUS Ukraine
Chief Executive Officer | UPROMEX
Associate | Baker McKenzie
Deputy Chairman of the Board | UkrAVTO Corporation
Director for Organisational Development | Spetztekhosnastka
Chief Operational Officer | SE Bordnetze-Ukraine
Principal Banker | EBRD
Head of Export Consulting | Export Promotion Office
Member of Supervisory Board | Eurocar
Managing Director, Head of Country Cluster, East Europe | BASF