CEE Carmaking & Automotive Forums

Prague Forum - 15 December 2020
Budapest Forum - 9 March 2021
Katowice Forum - 25 May 2021
Munich Forum - Sept 2021

Central Europe's main platforms for Meetings & News for OEMs, tier 1&2 suppliers, automation & services providers

CEE Carmaking Supply Chain, Prague, Dec 2020

35+ Speakers & Purchasers / Key Problems discussed / Delegates from 15 CEE countries

15 December 2020
, Olsanka Hotel

Leading automotive players in CEE region regularly attend our Forums , combining conference presentations, networking opportunities and B2B meetings, offering a chance for new contracts, new partners and high-level discussions of industry's challenges

Speakers & Purchasers, invited to Prague:

Robert Bosch

Hanno Miorini

Vice President - Original Equipment


Anton Tocik

Head of Purchasing

Opel Poland

Pawel Widel

Government Relations Director - invited

FCA Automobile

Miodrag Ognjanovic

Purchasing Director - invited

Cooper Standard

Adam Lempera

Purchasing Manager Indirect Items

ABB Robotics

Vitezslav Lukas

General Manager CZ

Mando Automotive

Ralf Leiter

Global Technical Advisor

ACEA Association

Petr Dolejsi

Mobility Sustainable Transport Director

Adient Trencin

Dusan Valient

 Technology Center - Chief Engineer, Invited

Brose Group 

Michal Stefek

Purchasing Director Eastern Europe

Business Upper Austria

Frederic Hadjari

International Relations Leader

Continental Automotive Serbia

Sasha Cioringa

Managing Director

Schaeffler Automotive

Jochen Christian Mueller

Vice President - Automotive Systems

Videoton Holding

David Schnaider

Business Development Director

Skoda Auto

Senior Company Representative



EE Purchasing Office Leader


Location & Accommodation

CEE Carmaking Forum
15 December 2020

Hotel Olsanka
, Taboritska 1000/23, 130 00, Zizkov


Rooms reservations: +420 267 092 202
Room prices: start from 45 EUR

(You need to reserve Accommodation room yourself)

Booking your Event tickets

Speakers & Hosts in Past Years

We are proud to have Welcomed & Hosted leading carmaking and CEE automotive suppliers as VIP Speakers, Guests or Purchasing Meetings Hosts to our events

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PSA Slovakia

Alev Onur

Purchasing Leader


Laszlo Urban

Deputy Managing Director

Jaguar Landrover

Paul Goff

STA Purchasing Leader

Kia Motors Slovakia

Michal Labaj

Head of Parts Development

Yanfeng Automotive

Oliver Becker

Process Innovation & Product Development Director

PSA Peouget Citroen Trnava

Antoine de Cagny

Senior Sourcing Officer

Trelleborg Systems

Jana Patkova

Human Resources Director

Automotive Partners

Partners which are invited as VIP Guests:
If your Association is active in CEE automotive industry, contact us for cooperation: [email protected]

AutoSAP Czech Republic

Kotra Trade Agency

German - Slovak Chamber of Commerce

Slovak Business Agency

Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency

Gold Sponsor

Our Automotive Forums

Leading platforms to meet CEE Carmakers & suppliers

35+ Speakers & Purchasers

OEMs and Tier 1 Suppliers will give Presentations and discuss, in Panel Debates, key problems and opportunities for CEE automotive manufacturers & parts suppliers

Are you a Carmaker or Tier1 Supplier? Opening a new Plant or Facility?
Want to speak or join the debates?

OEMs and Suppliers are invited as Speakers or Debaters or Meetings hosts. Are you a TIER1 wishing to join private One-to-Ones as Hosts? Email us: [email protected]

Speakers attend free

Four Events each Year

CEE automotive industry is critical for the whole Central European region. That is why we bring together manufacturers from key countries & cities,  four times yearly.

So  you can stay informed & stay in touch

Next event

Key Problems & Opportunities

Global economic crisis. COVID epidemic. Automation & Industry 4.0 and robotics & carmaking are increasingly connected. Labour shortages. Growth of Automation

Our Forums are platforms where key problems are discussed

Automotive News

Organisations & Partners

Invited are leading Associations & Invest Authorities from Central Europe: AutoSAP, CzechInvestMAJOSZ, HIPA, PAIH, SARIO, InvestInPoland, Spirit Slovenia, APIA and others

Meet your peers, competitors and partners, all at one automotive conference

Call to discuss

Entire CEE region attending

Participants from OEMs, Tier1 & Tier2 auto components manufacturers and engineering companies are coming from the entire CEE region of 15 countries.

Our conferences are leading, independent, regular events for the CEE OEMs, TIER 1-2 suppliers, automation, equipment & services providers

Want to publish your news?

Purchaser-Supplier Meetings

Pre-booked, series of short meetings with OEMs and TIER1 Purchasers.

Invited OEMs: SKODA, VW, PSA, Hyundai, KIA, Renault, JLR, Fiat Chrysler FCA, BMW Invited Suppliers: Bosch, Mahle, Magna, Faurecia, ZF, Mobis, Mando, Plastic Omnium, Valeo, Brose, Adient, Benteler, Yanfeng, Bosal, and others

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CEE Region - Presentations - New Contacts

15 CEE Countries - EU Industrial powerhouse

CEE carmakers & suppliers

Meet partners from the entire Central, Eastern and Southern European region.

Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, Turkey, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia and Baltics

35+ Industry OEM and TIER 1 speakers


Meet your colleagues, partners and clients, all in one place

Delegate-Satisfaction Guarantee


- Wanted to meet more contacts at conference?
- Lost the person's business card?
- Wish to reconnect?

We will re-introduce you
Simply email us afterwards: Our Customer Assistants will provide you to 10 more contacts chosen by you
(included in ticket price)

E: [email protected]

Event Programme

Tuesday, 15 December

Programme: Presentations by Speakers (usually 10-15 mins), On-Stage Discussions, Questions from Audience, One-to-One Meetings, and Networking

08:30 - 09:30 Registration & Morning Coffee

09:30 / Session 1
Industry Trends & Challenges 

CEE Automotive trends post-COVID and post-2020
Presentations & Discussion

- Czech Republic: auto manufacturing trends and new supply-chain and personnel training initiatives - update on achievements
- Hungary: new BMW factory - success stories, focus on education and cross-regional cooperation
- Slovakia: with 210.000 workers employed in carmaking, are R&D and higher value components the next step?
- Poland: with Daimler's battery Plant under construction, and strong investment into e-mobility Poland's plans seem to be working

Coffee Break

11:00 / Session 2
Carmakers & Suppliers: Presentations

OEMs & suppliers - Success stories and Discussion
Presentations & Discussion

Leading car makers discuss plans & strategies
- SKODA Auto invited: electric cars open unexpected opportunities: Skoda's successful 2018 and plans for the future
- FCA Polska invited: automation, 921 robots, and top workforce earned the Tychy plant WCM Gold Medal in 2018, where next for FCA's quality? - KIA Motors Slovakia invited: Becoming a certified supplier to region's top players - concrete case studies
- PSA Trnava invited: French charm in Western Slovakia - how can regional suppliers take advantage of the company's increase production?

Coffee Break

12:30 / Session 3
Automation, Industry 4.0, R&D Clusters

Regional R&D Clusters - Successes in R&D and OEM-Supplier relationship

- Invited: SIEMENS, YASKAWA, KUKA, ABB: Key European Automation players supporting car industry - Affordable Automation: large & small-scale Automation cases - Smart manufacturing: leading CEE suppliers share experience - Robotics & software: Finding, training and keeping your skilled engineers - Predictive maintenance, 5G & sensors: when does investment repay itself

13:30 - 14:30 Networking Lunch

14:30 / Session 4
Covid & CEE Automotive Industry

Global demand, new regulations, challenges

Industry & State Cooperation - How are Polish, Czech, Slovak & Hungarian players are adapting to Post-COVID world

Invited: Key Automation players supporting car industry invited for Presentations & Discussion
- Labour market updates: How many engineers are graduating in CEE region?
- Tier1 Recruitment Directors
- Invited: Valeo, Gedia, Nexteer, Faurecia
- Collaboration of Universities & OEMs: real-life examples
- Government & Industry support: invited: MAGE, ACS & PAIH

16:00 - 18:00  / Session 5
Supplier & Purchaser Meetings

OEM & Tier1 Buyers meet Suppliers
One-to-One Prearranged, 7-minute Sit-down  Meetings

OEMs & Tier1s being invited:
- KIA MOTORS Slovakia, Head of Chassis & Body parts
- SKODA Auto, Senior Purchasing Managers
- VOLKSWAGEN, Purchasing EE Office
- FIAT CHRYSLER FCA, Direct & Indirect Purchasing
- BMW Group, Eastern Europe Purchasers
- JLR Slovakia, Head of CEE Purchasing
- HYUNDAI HMMC, Head of Parts Development
- DENSO Manufacturing, Senior Purchasers
- ROBERT BOSCH, Materials Purchasing
- MAGNA Int'l Germany, Supplier quality development
- FAURECIA, EE Purchasing Department
- BROSE Group, Purchasing Director
- YANFENG, Purchasing Department
- VALEO, Parts Development Lead
- MAHLE, Head of Materials Purchasing
- BOSAL Sourcing
- GRUPO ANTOLIN, Logistics and Purchasing Manager
- DANA CORP, Transmissions Purchasing Lead

18:00 - 19:30
Networking Drinks

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19:30 End of Forum

1-to-1 Meetings

Organising your Meetings

Core of our mission is bringing buyers and sellers together.
Attend One-on-One Meetings to sit down with purchasers face-to-face.
Get new contacts, discuss contracts, quality and orders, efficiently, in structured , 7-minute time slots

Reserving your 1-to-1 Meetings

As Meetings Hosts become confirmed & added to Programme (above), you can reserve meetings in advance:

1) by emailing us in advance 
2) You can reserve up to 5 meetings via email 
3) You can reserve additional meetings on the morning at conference

Email: [email protected]

Interested in specific purchasers?

Are Purchasers from your industry-branch not yet listed as Confirmed?

Tell us which companies you want to meet We will call them, invite them and try to confirm them

Our job: to save your yearly travel time

Delegate Satisfaction Guarantee

Couldn't find your needed contact?
Too many people at conference?

- Wanted to meet more contacts at conference? - Lost the person's business card? - Wish to reconnect?  

Simply email us after the event: Our Customer Assistants will provide you with
10 more contacts 
(included in your ticket price)

Email: [email protected]

Covid-Secure Event - Corona Policy

Safety for Delegates & Partners comes first. Therefore we introduced EU Covid measures to increase safety & confidence for meetings participants

Health & Safety 


Masks are available for all Delegates at our Events. We encourage use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for all participants

As required by Government

Hands-free Interaction 

Reducing risk

We encourage participants to practice hands-free interaction, conversations & networking. Registration process will be contactless 

Disinfectant gel is available

Physical Distance

1 metre rule

For safety reasons - We observe distance rules in set-up of Conference Chairs, Exhibition stands, Networking tables, and other equipment

Attendee Guarantee


We offer cancellation option for participant tickets under Corona conditions. You can cancel your ticket for refund (2 months before Event), or you can carry it over to next Event

Our Conferences: Four times yearly

Prague - Winter, Budapest - Spring, Katowice - Summer, Munich - Autumn

Business Networking, Knowledge exchange, One-to-One Meetings

London Office:


Info Email:

Registered address

London 35 Dingwall Road, CR0 2NG, London, United Kingdom, GB

Questions? Call or email our London Office

About our Conference Team:

We're based in London, from where we strive to connect Central & Eastern Europe with the world. With over 15 years of experience in creating Industrial Events, and bringing delegates together, we are dedicated to organising professional conferences & exhibitions across the CEE and wider European regions. 

With our extensive business contacts amongst senior CEE & foreign executives and a network of domestic partners, we work to strengthen inbound international greenfield & brownfield investment into all CEE countries.

Alex Petric

Conferences Director

New Europe Synergy
London, UK
M +44 77 6654 0029


Adam Samar

Partnerhips Director

New Europe Synergy London, UK
M +44 74 2550 2353

[email protected]

Hank Pearson

Logistics Manager

New Europe Synergy London, UK
M +44 74 2550 2350 


Matt Razdrih

Customer Services

New Europe Synergy
London, UK
M +44 74 2550 2357

[email protected]


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