Premier Palace Hotel, Kyiv
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 the era of digitalisation and Industry 4.0, Ukraine is also growing a reputation as an important centre of innovation and Research & Development, with a number of its renowned IT companies serving the leading global OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers.
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.
Attendees of the Forum in 2017 and 2018 included senior executives from such companies as:
Advantage Austria * Agiplan * AHK Ukraine * Astra Group * Aton Group * Bader Automotive * BASF * BIBUS * Bila Tserkva Industrial Park * BMTS Technology * Bogdan Motors * BYD Europe * Citibank * Commercial Vehicle Group * Credit Agricole * CTP * Delta Ukraine * Drogobych Truck Crane Plant * EAC Consulting * EBRD * EFTEC * Electric Systems SE * Electron Concern * Electron Kamyanets-Podilskyi * Etalon Corporation * Eurocar * E. van Wijk Group * Falcon-Auto * Federation of Automotive Employers of Ukraine * Fujikura Automotive * Galtrans-Logistics * Galychyna-Auto * GEFCO * Gentherm * Germany Trade & Invest * GI Group * GIZ * Groupe CAT * Holger Christiansen Production * IFC * INGO * Intellias * Item Industrietechnik * JVIS USA * Karpaty State Enterprise * KESZ Holding * KOTRA * KPMG * KrAZ * Kromberg & Schubert * Lanxess Deutschland * Leoni Wiring Systems * Lohmann * MA Polska * Millhouse Logistics * MIM * Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine * ODW-Elektrik * O.L.T. Consult * PBN Hill & Knowlton Strategies * Prettl Kabelkonfektion * Raiffeisen Bank * Renault * Robert Bosch * Rokada Group * Rutronik * SE Bordnetze * SKF * SOAG Group * SophSys * Spetztekhosnastka * Spheros-Electron * Sumitomo * Takata * TE Connectivity * Telko * Tesla Club Ukraine * Tisza Cipo * TNT * Tochmash * Tochprilad * UkrAutoprom * UkrAVTO * Ukroboronprom * Upromex * Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine * ZAZ *
Even more expected in 2019!
“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
“A brilliant event and organisation”
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
08:30 Registration and morning refreshments
09:30 Session 1: Establishing Ukraine As An integral Player Within The European Automotive Supply Chain
11:00 Morning refreshments
11:30 Session 2: Charting The Development And Evolution Of The Automotive Component Cluster In Ukraine. What Have Been The Achievements To Date And What Are The Priorities?
14:15 Session 3: Spotlight On Vehicle Production In Ukraine. What Innovations Are Being Put In Place To Ensure The Sustainability Of The Sector?
15:45 Afternoon refreshments
16:15 Session 4: The Industry 4.0 journey – how far along is the auto sector in Ukraine?
17:30 Evening reception
Chairman of the Board,
German-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Head, Committee for Economic Development,
Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
Chief Executive Officer,
State Customs Service of Ukraine
Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Trade & Agriculture of Ukraine
– Trade Representative of Ukraine
Chairman of the Supervisory Board,
Chairman of the Board,
Head of Government & External Relations,
CAT Cargo Logistics Ukraine
Chief Operational Officer,
Ukrainian League of Industrialists & Entrepreneurs
Deputy CEO, Quality,
Area Sales Manager,
Head of Analytics,
Aivaras Abromavicius, newly-appointed CEO of UkrOboronProm, will outline the ongoing modernisation of the state defence giant and will pay particularly attention to the plans for its group companies cooperating with leading international OEMS and Tier 1 suppliers in the auto industry.
Dmytro Natalukha, the new Head of the parliamentary Economic Development Committee, will highlight the committee’s initiatives to stimulate investment in manufacturing, engineering and particularly the automotive sector.
Taras Kachka, Deputy Economy Minister and Ukraine’s Trade Representative, will discuss initiatives to increase levels of export of automotive components to the EU and beyond.
Maksym Nefyodov, Head of the State Customs Service of Ukraine, will discuss how the service cooperates with major industrial exporters to ensure they serve their international customers in a timely fashion.