7th Central & Eastern European Automotive Forum

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

20-21 October, 2021

Radisson Blu Béke Hotel, Budapest, Hungary

Central & Eastern European Automotive Forum 2021 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.

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

Olívia Mesics, Plant Manager, Managing Director, Opel
Olívia Mesics

Plant Manager, Managing Director

Opel

Jenő Csanaki, Production Manager, Managing Director, Opel
Jenő Csanaki

Production Manager, Managing Director

Opel

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

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

Hemdat Sagi, Head of Strategy & Business Development, Konnect with the Volkswagen Group, Israel
Hemdat Sagi

Head of Strategy & Business Development

Konnect with the Volkswagen Group, Israel

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

Engineering Director, Engineering Europe & South Africa

Yanfeng

Robert Esik, CEO, HIPA
Robert Esik

CEO

HIPA

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

László Thierry, Managing Director, ElringKlinger Hungary Kft.
László Thierry

Managing Director

ElringKlinger Hungary Kft.

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

General Manager, Country Operations Lead

Dana Hungary

Zoltán Szőke, Vice President Engineering Hungary, Robert Bosch Kft.
Zoltán Szőke

Vice President Engineering Hungary

Robert Bosch Kft.

Attila Szincsak, Vice President, DENSO Manufacturing Hungary
Attila Szincsak

Vice President

DENSO Manufacturing Hungary

Szabolcs Karaszek, HR Director, BorgWarner Inc.
Szabolcs Karaszek

HR Director

BorgWarner Inc.

Axel Mallener, Managing Director, Brose Prievidza
Axel Mallener

Managing Director

Brose Prievidza

Igor Francek, HR Director, Jaguar Land Rover SK
Igor Francek

HR Director

Jaguar Land Rover SK

Pierluigi Ghione, Managing Director and Head of Headplant, LEONI Wiring Systems
Pierluigi Ghione

Managing Director and Head of Headplant

LEONI Wiring Systems

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

Simon Waechter, Senior Consultant, Corp. Strategy & Development, Chervon Holdings Limited
Simon Waechter

Senior Consultant, Corp. Strategy & Development

Chervon Holdings Limited

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)

Marius Poppe, Sales Director Automotive & Customised Solutions, CABKA_IPS
Marius Poppe

Sales Director Automotive & Customised Solutions

CABKA_IPS

Péter Szilágyi, Chief Executive Officer, breuckmann eMobility GmbH
Péter Szilágyi

Chief Executive Officer

breuckmann eMobility GmbH

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

International Purchasing Office Manager

Dana Hungary

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

Zoran Stamatovski, Ph.D., MBA, Secretary, SPIRIT Slovenia - Public Agency for Entrepreneurship, Internationalization, Foreign Investments and Technology
Zoran Stamatovski

Ph.D., MBA, Secretary

SPIRIT Slovenia - Public Agency for Entrepreneurship, Internationalization, Foreign Investments and Technology

Robert Dobay, Chairman of HR Committee, AmCham Hungary
Robert Dobay

Chairman of HR Committee

AmCham Hungary

Tomáš Fördős, CEO, GQ interim solutions
Tomáš Fördős

CEO

GQ interim solutions

Johannes Gerardus Sanders, Director Business Development, Engia Group Europe
Johannes Gerardus Sanders

Director Business Development

Engia Group Europe

Peter Mikula, Consultant / Investment Projects Department, Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency
Peter Mikula

Consultant / Investment Projects Department

Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency

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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 2021 we will all meet in Hungary again. Let's see where the Forum comes next year!

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

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SITE VISITS 2021 – 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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