7th Central & Eastern European Automotive Forum

The only event dedicated to CEE region bringing together leading OEMs and suppliers from 20+ countries

14-15 April, 2021

Radisson Blu Béke Hotel, Budapest, Hungary

Central & Eastern European Automotive Forum 2020 will bring together all the leading players of the automotive industry from 20+ CEE countries to discuss how to rebuild the industry after COVID-19 pandemic. OEMs, Tier suppliers, as well as solution providers and start-ups will all gather in Hungary for 2 days of news and networking.

CEE Automotive Forum 2019 Flashback

The Forum has been taking place in the Czech Republic for 5 years. After that it moved to Hungary and successfully brought decision makers from numerous international companies to the country. New speakers and topics, B2B meetings, site visits to the most innovative projects, CEE Automotive Awards and much more. In 2020 we will all meet in Hungary again. Let's see where the Forum comes next year!

László György, State Secretary for Economic Strategy and Regulation, Ministry for Innovation and Technology, Hungary
László György

State Secretary for Economic Strategy and Regulation

Ministry for Innovation and Technology, Hungary

Arturo Achard, Head of Project House Eastern Europe, VW Group
Arturo Achard

Head of Project House Eastern Europe

VW Group

Laszlo Urban, Deputy Managing Director, Magyar Suzuki Corp
Laszlo Urban

Deputy Managing Director

Magyar Suzuki Corp

Paul Goff, Global STA Director - Body Engineering, Special Vehicle Operations & European Operations PS-8, Jaguar Land Rover SK
Paul Goff

Global STA Director - Body Engineering, Special Vehicle Operations & European Operations PS-8

Jaguar Land Rover SK

Christian Cahn von Seelen, Head of Global Regions, SKODA Auto
Christian Cahn von Seelen

Head of Global Regions

SKODA Auto

Jan Burdinski, Executive Director, Head of European Government Relations, Hyundai Motor Europe
Jan Burdinski

Executive Director, Head of European Government Relations

Hyundai Motor Europe

Miodrag Ognjanovic *, Purchasing Director, FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobile Serbia
Miodrag Ognjanovic *

Purchasing Director

FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobile Serbia

Juan Carlos Gonzalez, Senior Purchasing Manager Spain and Emerging Markets Sourcing, Ford Motor Company
Juan Carlos Gonzalez

Senior Purchasing Manager Spain and Emerging Markets Sourcing

Ford Motor Company

Margaret Beever, Head of Purchasing Central and Eastern Europe, Jaguar Land Rover SK
Margaret Beever

Head of Purchasing Central and Eastern Europe

Jaguar Land Rover SK

Viorel Nuta, Snr Purchasing Manager Romania Ford of Europe Prototypes and Emerging Markets, Ford Motor Company
Viorel Nuta

Snr Purchasing Manager Romania Ford of Europe Prototypes and Emerging Markets

Ford Motor Company

Stephanie Vox, Managing Director, Konnect with the VW Group, Israel
Stephanie Vox

Managing Director

Konnect with the VW Group, Israel

Ivan Kebisek, Engineering Director, Engineering Europe & South Africa, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors
Ivan Kebisek

Engineering Director, Engineering Europe & South Africa

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors

Robert Keszte, General Manager and Plant Manager, Continental Automotive Hungary
Robert Keszte

General Manager and Plant Manager

Continental Automotive Hungary

Sasha Cioringa, General Manager, Continental Automotive Serbia
Sasha Cioringa

General Manager

Continental Automotive Serbia

Charles Wassen, General Manager, Country Operations Lead, Dana Hungary
Charles Wassen

General Manager, Country Operations Lead

Dana Hungary

Szabolcs Karaszek, HR Director, BorgWarner Inc.
Szabolcs Karaszek

HR Director

BorgWarner Inc.

Mahmut Galijasevic, General Manager, Mann+Hummel BA
Mahmut Galijasevic

General Manager

Mann+Hummel BA

Axel Mallener, Managing Director, Brose Prievidza
Axel Mallener

Managing Director

Brose Prievidza

Igor Francek, Head of HR, Jaguar Land Rover SK
Igor Francek

Head of HR

Jaguar Land Rover SK

Pierluigi Ghione, General Manager Serbia, Magna Seating
Pierluigi Ghione

General Manager Serbia

Magna Seating

Viktor Mizo, Managing Director, Kostal Group Macedonia
Viktor Mizo

Managing Director

Kostal Group Macedonia

Tatiana Hristova, Associate Director, EMEA Vehicle Demand Forecast, IHS Markit
Tatiana Hristova

Associate Director, EMEA Vehicle Demand Forecast

IHS Markit

Manuel Kallweit, Head of Department Economic Intelligence & Statistics, German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA)
Manuel Kallweit

Head of Department Economic Intelligence & Statistics

German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA)

Zoltan Becsi, International Purchasing Office Manager, Dana Hungary
Zoltan Becsi

International Purchasing Office Manager

Dana Hungary

Johannes Gerardus Sanders, Cost Saving Manager, GQsystems
Johannes Gerardus Sanders

Cost Saving Manager

GQsystems

Csaba Kilian, CEO, MAGE Hungarian Automotive Industry Association
Csaba Kilian

CEO

MAGE Hungarian Automotive Industry Association

Aleksandar Medjedovic, Board Member, Turkish-German Chamber of Commerce, Germany
Aleksandar Medjedovic

Board Member

Turkish-German Chamber of Commerce, Germany

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“It was not only a great event but also a useful opportunity to setup business connections and to have an overview and reflection about the current trends and situation in the automotive market.”

János Pócs, 

Managing Director, Spinto Hungária Ltd

Latest data, forecast, trends and challenges, which face the automotive industry in Europe and globally.

Darius Lasionis, 

Executive Director, BACC

SITE VISITS 2020 – to be confirmed in due course

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Highlights from the first Adam Smith Conferences'
CEE Automotive AWARDS 2019

Winners:

Supplier of the Year: Bilfinger Tebodin
Innovation of the Year: Breuckmann eMobility
Contribution to the Industry: Veolia
Investment project of the Year: Brose
Newcomer of the Year: SPINTO Hungaria

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AUTOMOTIVE TRENDS

Covering the entire region:
Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Turkey, Slovenia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Moldova, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Ukraine

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INTERACTIVE & INFORMATIVE FORMATS 

- CEO Debates
- Keynote Presentations
- Investment Rountables
- Questions & Answers
- Informal Networking

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1-TO-1 MEETINGS

- Series of 10-min meetings hosted by OEM & supplier purchasing managers
- Discuss contracts and real business informally
- Create personal connections
- Scheduled, private, and time-effective
- Reserve your time-slots to meet buyers face-to-face

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