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11 October 2022 - 12 October 2022
Zilina, Slovakia
CEE Automotive Supply Chain 2022

The event is divided into two days. The first day shall begin with lectures & panel discussions and continue with evening raut with the intention to create conditions for high-quality networking program. Network with other participants in a casual evening setting with minimum formalities.

The second day contains a unique mix of guided b2b meetings and many informal networking opportunities with representatives from the industry. Use this occasion to reconnect with old acquaintances and make new ones.


    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11th, 2022: Conference

    The conference is hosted by Ivan Hodáč, an automotive expert and former ACEA Secretary-General.

    8:30 – 9:30

    Registration, Morning Coffee & Snack

    9:30 – 9:40

    Opening Speech

    Alexander Matušek, President, Automotive Industry Association of the Slovak republic
    Robert Kiml, Vice-president, Automotive Industry Association of the Czech republic

    09:40 – 10:20


    Challenges for Automotive industry in actual Economic and Geopolitical situation

    Zdeněk Tůma, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, ČSOB bank & former governor of Czech National Bank

    Ivan Hodáč, former ACEA Secretary-General, Event host

    10:20 - 10:50


    Sustainability through the lens of the new reality - What is the role of industrial real estate?

    Erik Ivaničko, Director Slovakia, Panattoni

    10:50 – 11:20

    Coffee Break (30´) 

    11:20 – 12:10


    Impacts of European green policy on competitiveness of European automotive sector

    Ivan Štefanec, Member of the European parliament
    Sigrid de Vries
    , Director General, ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association)
    Petr Knap, Leading Partner for automotive sector in CEE Europe, EY Czech republic

    12:10 – 13:30

    Lunch (80´)

    13:30 – 14:00


    Volvo Car Košice, our sustainable growth in the future

    Marián Mikulec, Suppliers Performance Management, Senior manager Procurement, Volvo Cars

    14:00 – 14:30


    Strategy changes of Hyundai Motor Group with the view of powertrain transition

    Stefan Hoffmann, Head of Department, Powertrain System Development, Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center

    14:30 – 15:00


    Increasing ESG requirements and practical challenges for companies in the automotive supply chain

    Philip Smitka, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

    15:00 – 15:45

    Coffee Break (45´)

    15:45 – 17:15

    Panel Discussion: 

    Future of automotive supply chain in our region

    Pavel Juříček, Chairman of the Board, Brano Group
    Michal Lábaj, Head of Parts Development Department, Kia Slovakia
    Petr Sodomka, Head of Supply Chain Management, Vitesco Technologies
    Martin Soukup,
     Head of FM / Energy, Continental Automotive Czech Republic

    17:15 - 17:20Closing of the conference part

    17:20 – 19:00

    Free time (100´)

    19:00 – 22:30

    Evening networking reception

    WEDNESDAY, October 12th, 2022: Matchmaking

    08:30 - 10:00First block of scheduled B2B meetings
    10:00 - 10:30Coffee Break
    10:30 - 12:00Second block of scheduled B2B meetings
    12:00 - 13:00Lunch (60´)
    13:00 - 15:00Third block of scheduled B2B meetings

    *Please, note that the programme is subject to change

    Registration deadline:  October 9th, 2022

    B2B meetings booking: September 5th - October 6th 2022 at 12:00 AM (for detailed information, see "B2B" section).

    Closed since 11 October 2022
    Location Holiday Inn, Žilina
    Organised by
    Participants 193
    Meetings 488
    Slovakia 213
    Czech Republic 62
    Austria 6
    Germany 5
    Sweden 5
    Hungary 3
    United Kingdom 3
    Finland 2
    Italy 2
    Belgium 2
    Serbia 2
    Romania 2
    France 1
    China (Hong Kong) 1
    Spain 1
    Poland 1
    Total 311