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24 October 2023 - 25 October 2023
Olomouc, Czech Republic
CEE Automotive Supply Chain 2023

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 24th, 2023: Conference

      08:30 – 09:30
      Registration, Morning Coffee & Snack

      09:30 – 10:10

      Opening Discussion

      Martin Jahn, Member of the board of directors for sales and marketing, ŠKODA Auto & President, Automotive Industry Association of the Czech republic

      Alexander Matušek, President, Automotive Industry Association of the Slovak republic

      10:10 – 11:00

      Economic and geopolitical challenges, impacts of emission regulation on the automotive sector

      Dita Charanzová, Vice President, European Parliament

      Mojmír Hampl, Chairman, Czech Fiscal Council

      Petr Knap, Senior Advisor, EY Consulting

      11:00 – 12:10

      Future development of the automotive industry in Czech Republic and Slovakia from the OEM´s point of view

      • Reaction to the introductory panel on the impact of the Euro 7 standard and CO2 emission regulation
      • Prediction of vehicle production in the region - increase/decrease, shares of individual drives, diversification of model lines
      • How OEMs perceive future cooperation with suppliers in accordance with current changes: transition to zero-emission mobility and related changes in production portfolios, digitalization of production, reduction of energy costs, employees knowledge and skill requirements

      Robert Kiml
      , Production Vice President, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Czech Republic

      Petr Michník, Head of administration subdivision, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech

      Karel Novák, Head of Bus Platforms, IVECO Group

      Michal Lábaj, Head of Parts Development Department, Kia Slovakia

      12:10 – 13:30
      Lunch (80´)
      13:30 – 14:10

      Circular economy and possibilities of decarbonization in the automotive industry
      Cyril Klepek, Founder & CEO, CYRKL 
      Pavel Grmela, project manager for CO2 neutrality, ŠKODA Auto

      14:10 - 14:40The Role of Industrial Developers in Achieving Carbon Neutrality

      Pavel Sovička, Managing director CZ & SK, Panattoni

      14:40 - 15:10Practical use of AI in automotive manufacturing
      Lukáš Ptoszek, Business development manager, Unikie
      15:10 - 15:40

      The Power of Flexibility: Strategies for Resilient Supply Chains in Uncertain Times

      Oliver Brauburger, Head of Procurement, Siemens
      15:40 – 16:30Coffee Break (50´)
      16:30 - 17:30

      Changes in supply chains from Tier1 perspective

      • What are the tools to increase the resilience of supply chains
      • Expected changes in product portfolios (what help to expect from OEMs and government)
      • Digitization, automation, changes in production organization (investment support and labour adaptation)

      Petr Novák, Director Automotive Operations & Executive Director Production Engineering, JTEKT European Operations

      Lukáš Rosůlek, Head of Vitesco Technologies Czech Republic

      Miroslav Fülöp, CEO, SLUŽBA NITRA

      Ivan Kebísek, Engineering Director & Tech Center Trenčín Site Leader, Yanfeng International Automotive Technology

      17:30 - 17:40Closing of the conference part
      17:40 – 19:00
      Free time (80´)
      19:00 – 22:30

      Evening networking reception

      WEDNESDAY, October 25th, 2023: 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 24th, 2023

      B2B meetings booking: September 11th - October 24th 2023 at 12:00 AM (for detailed information, see "B2B" section).

      Closed since 24 October 2023
      Location Hotel NH Collection Olomouc Congress****
      Organised by
      Participants 333
      Meetings 557
      Czech Republic 146
      Slovakia 132
      Finland 10
      Germany 9
      United Kingdom 8
      Poland 5
      Belgium 5
      Austria 4
      Hungary 4
      Serbia 3
      France 2
      Portugal 1
      Israel 1
      Taiwan 1
      Lithuania 1
      China (Hong Kong) 1
      Total 333