31st October 2017

Ukrainian Automotive Forum

Leopolis Hall, Lviv


Ukroboronprom confirm 7-strong delegation for the Forum, headed by Roman Romanov, General Director, and including the top management of SE Karpaty, their daughter company which supplies many leading international OEMs.

Ukrainian-born Mariya Trickett, Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources, Dana, is to address the Forum on the crucial issues of competing for talent and working with educational authorities to ensure a suitably skilled and qualified workforce.

On 29th September Leoni officially opened its 2nd production facility in Ukraine – in Kolomyia, Ivano-Frankivsk region. We look forward to hearing from Stephan Schmidt, Managing Director, Leoni Wiring Systems UA, about the new plant, which will eventually create 5,000 new jobs.

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Andriy Sadovyi

City of Lviv

Oleg Sinyutka

Lviv Regional State Administration

Denys Gurak

Deputy CEO

Stephan Schmidt

Managing Director
Leoni Wiring Systems UA

Günther Ungericht

Managing Director
PRETTL Kabelkonfektion

Mariya Trickett

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Hendrik Jung

Director, Key Accounts

Mykhailo Reznik


Oleh Bilobrovko

Deputy CEO
SE Bordnetze-Ukraine

Roman Chernyak

Chief Executive Officer

Oleg Boyaryn

Head of Supervisory Council

Andreas Lier

Head of Country Cluster, EE

Ruslan Korzh

Partner Emeritus
AT Kearney /
Former Deputy Minister of Economic Development & Trade of Ukraine

Alexander Goetz

Plant Manager
TE Connectivity Ivano Frankivsk

Roman Matys

Head of Investment Department
Lviv Regional State Administration

Laszlo Adorjani-Klosz

Business Process Excellence Manager, EU
Gentherm Ukraine

Lyudmila Mukhina

Regional Development & Sales Manager

Viktor Halasyuk

Chairman, Committee for Industrial Policy & Entrepreneurship
Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

Volodymyr Omelyan

Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine

Julio Canovas

International Forwarding Manager
Groupe CAT

Stephan Knobloch

Principal Banker, Manufacturing & Services

Ulyana Khromyak

Deputy Director

Mykhailo Krikunov


Jason Pellmar

Regional Manager, Ukraine, Belarus & Moldova
International Finance Corporation

Oleksandr Kozis

Chairman of the Board
UkrAvto Corporation

Anton Podilchak

Managing Partner
Advice Group

Artur Kheruvymov

Deputy General Director for Development


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Accelerating Ukraine’s integration into the European vehicle industry’s supply chain

In cooperation with UkrAutoprom, the Ukrainian Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association

31st October 2017, Leopolis Hall, Lviv

A major inward investment trend has been gathering momentum in Ukraine in recent times, but has largely gone under the radar in terms of attracting the attention of the wider business community.

Leading international automotive component manufacturers, led by Germany, Japan and North America, have been opening production facilities, primarily in Western Ukraine, to serve their global OEM customers whose vehicle plants are located just over the border in the EU.

This is allowing them to take advantage of Ukraine’s competitive wage environment, qualified labour force and the logistical advantages of proximity to the EU with which Ukraine enjoys a Free Trade Agreement.

In addition, Ukrainian’s domestic car, bus and truck manufacturers are closely monitoring the gradual upturn in the economy in anticipation of a positive impact on vehicle sales and demand.

The Ukrainian Automotive Forum will provide you with a unique platform to hear from and meet with all the key stakeholders in the industry, including:

  • Senior national and regional government officials who will outline coordinated strategies to support and stimulate investment in the growth of the automotive sector in Ukraine;
  • Regional and Country Heads of the major international and domestic component manufacturers, who are expanding their production facilities in Ukraine to serve their OEM clients in the neighbouring EU countries;
  • Top executives from Ukraine’s leading vehicle manufacturers, who will outline their companies’ development strategies, including plans to grow production and expand their model ranges and will discuss what is required to facilitate this.


  • Government Measures To Boost Vehicle Production And Further Stimulate The Growth Of The Component Sector In Ukraine

    • Local and national government support to stimulate the domestic automotive industry
    • An overview of trends in new vehicle sales in Ukraine
    • The outlook for major international OEMs to set up local production in Ukraine
  • Charting The Growth Of Western Ukraine’s Burgeoning Automotive Components Clusters

    • Case studies from the leading components manufacturers active in Ukraine on their experiences to date and their development strategies
    • Working with the OEMs in Central & Eastern Europe: focus on quality and supply chain management
    • What the automotive suppliers require: state support, infrastructure, logistics, education, wage levels
  • Case Studies From Ukraine’s Leading Vehicle Manufacturers: Development Plans And Strategies To Build Output As The Economy Enters A Growth Period

    • Strategic development plans of the leading domestic manufacturers
    • Industry view on how government can best provide support for automotive manufacturing
    • Production trends per segment: light passenger vehicles, buses, trucks, agricultural vehicles and machinery, specialised vehicles
  • Roundtable Discussion - What Is Required For Ukraine To Become An Integral Part Of The European Vehicle Manufacturing Supply Chain?

    Topics for discussion to include:

    • What is the growth in the share of components sourced from Ukraine?
    • Addressing supply chain and customs issues
    • Which other components can be manufactured in Ukraine? Will we witness a trend for greater value-added and sophisticated manufacturing to be relocated to Ukraine?
  • Gala Evening Reception