Date

June 1-3 /2022

Location

Bulgaria, Inter Expo Center Sofia

Automotive & Mobility Forum 2022

A unique platform for sharing best practices, in-depth case studies, exchanging knowledge and ideas, fostering new business relationships and finding solutions in the region.

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Site Visits

Participants of the Forum will benefit from the unique opportunity to visit Sensata Technologies Bulgaria and Melexis innovative manufacturing facilities free of charge.
See exciting automotive innovations in operation, get inspired and share your experience with peers and colleagues at the Forum.

* Places for each site visit are strictly limited.
* Registration will operate on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
* You must be registered for the Forum to join the site visits.

Gala Dinner

A selection of participants will have the opportunity to take part in an official gala dinner on 2 June in Hyatt Hotel, Sofia.
The event brings together high-level attendees, C-suite executives and business leaders, senior representatives from government, leading academics and thinkers.
We encourage you to book your table early for an evening of unique networking and entertainment.

EVENT AGENDA

SITE VISITS

Participants of the Forum will benefit from the unique opportunity to visit 2 innovative Tier-1 suppliers’ manufacturing facilities free of charge.
See exciting automotive innovations in operation, get inspired and share your experience with peers and colleagues at the Forum.
* Places for each site visit are strictly limited.
* Registration will operate on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
* You must be registered for the Forum to join the site visits.

Registration and morning coffee

Welcoming address and opening remarks

09:30 – 09:35 Welcoming address by President Rumen Radev
09:35 – 09:38 Welcoming address by Minister Daniel Lorer
09:38 – 09:40 Welcoming address by arch. Lyubomir Stanislavov, CEO Automotive Cluster

Keynote presentation

  • Marius Homann - Head of Software Purchasing, CARIAD

Session 1: Automotive industry transformation in the SEE region: Building a new ecosystem and unlocking the full potential of the SEE market

  • Daniel Lorer – Minister of Innovation and Growth Bulgaria
  • Ivan Mihaylov – Chairman of the board of Automotive Cluster Bulgaria
  • Sylvain Collot – Site Manager, Melexis
  • Antonia Mavrova – Partner, Kinstellar
  • Sofia Kasidova - Chief Strategist, Bulgarian Development Bank
  • Francois Debergh - Country Director for Bulgaria, Albania and Greece, Veolia

Q&A

Coffee and networking break

Session 2: Innovation trends and technologies for a new automotive era: The car of the future is electric, autonomous, connected and shared

  • Berry Leung - Founder and Director, Teksbotics
  • Momchil Stanchev - Head of Department, Bosch Engineering Center
  • Velizar Dimov - System Validation and Engineering DevOps Lead, Visteon
  • Alan Sweeney - Clean Process Segment Manager, Camfil Continental Europe, Britain, Ireland & ME
  • Zdravko Tsatsov - Site Leader Sofia Business Center, Sensata Technologies Bulgaria

Q&A

Lunch

Session 3: Automotive software solutions – driving the transformation of the automotive industry

  • Nikolay Lavrov – Senior Engineering Manager, Electrification – Global SW Development, Visteon
  • Stoyan Nikolov - Test Group Leader, Bosch Engineering Center Sofia
  • Jurgen Sahtel – Project Manager, ATOM Mobility

Technical Break

Session 4: Digitalisation of manufacturing processes. Increasing production efficiency

  • Arch. Lyubomir Stanislavov – CEO, Next e.GO Bulgaria
  • Dimitrina Stoyanova-Ivanova - Project Manager Technical Training, SMC
  • Olga Trofymova, PhD, CMC – Director, Quality Centre Ukraine
  • Boyan Pehlivanov - Founder & General manager, B2N

Q&A

Coffee and networking break

Session 5: Start-ups as a driving force for innovation and growth

Moderator: Emil Shekerdzhiiski
  • Bogdan Bogdanov - Head of Invest Bulgaria Agency
  • Svilen Rangelov – CEO, Dronamics
  • Krasi Nikolov - Co-Founder & CEO, QuarkXR
  • Martin Valchanov – Founder, Aver Mobility
  • Petko Bozhinov – Co-founder, Aver Mobility

Session 6: Sustainability in the automotive industry

  • Georgi Stefanov – Head of the Political Cabinet of the Deputy Prime Minister for Climate Policies, Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria
  • Fabian Sperka - Vehicles Policy Manager, NGO Transport and Environment
  • Jelena Tomovic - Business Development Manager, Clean Process Capital Equipment and Molecular Filtration, Camfil Continental Europe, Britain, Ireland & ME
  • DongJo Yang - Lead Research Engineer, GIGA

B2B meetings

A series of short, organised meetings, hosted by OEMs and suppliers Pre-scheduled, private and time-effective. Available on a first-come, first-served basis

Gala Dinner, Hyatt Hotel. With cover charge.

Registration and morning coffee

Session 7: Supply chain and logistics trends in the SEE automotive sector

  • Tommy Ver Elst – General Manager, Sensata Technologies Bulgaria
  • Kuzman Iliev – Economist, SIPP
  • Victor Batov – Director of Business Development, cargo-partner
  • Georgi Trendafilov - Director Emergency Transport Solutions, cargo-partner
  • Marcus Rauschelbach - Regional Key Account Manager Europe, cargo-partner
  • Prof. Ivaylo Koprev – Rector, University of Mining and Geology

Regulatory Round-Table: Present and future of the Bulgarian car fleet. Creating a state policy for mobility and car fleet management

Organised in partnership with Association of Car Manufacturers

Current state of the mobility and fleet process management
Host: Hrabrin Ivanchev, Chairman of Association of Car Manufacturers
  • Current state of the car fleet of the Republic of Bulgaria.
  • Market, technical security and car service. Tax policy.

Creating a mobility policy for a sustainable car fleet
  • Electrification and digitalization of the fleet management. Creating a car register containing information about each newly registered car for the period of its operation. Digitization of the processes related to the use and servicing of vehicles in Bulgaria. The example of Romania.
  • State support for renewal and decarbonization of the fleet. Creation of an ecological fund to stimulate the renewal of the fleet. Possible change in the annual car tax according to the damage they cause to the environment. Incentives and sanctions.
  • Development and construction of the charging infrastructure for electric cars in big cities and on the national road network.

Official opening of Sofia Motor Show

Event Sponsors

Media Partners

Event Speakers

Dr. Johannes Plümpe

Head of Direct Purchasing Hardware/Software, CARIAD

Ivan Mihaylov

Chairman of the Board of Automotive Cluster Bulgaria

Marius Homann

Head of Software Purchasing, CARIAD

Sylvain Collot

Site Manager, Melexis

Stoyan Nikolov

Test Manager and Group Lead, Bosch Engineering Center

Momchil Stanchev

Head of Department, Bosch Engineering Center

Berry Leung

Founder and Director, Teksbotics

Velizar Dimov

System Validation and Engineering DevOps Lead, Visteon

Nikolay Lavrov

Senior Engineering Manager, Electrification – Global SW Development, Visteon

Fabian Sperka

Vehicles Policy Manager, NGO Transport and Environment

Kuzman Iliev

Economist, SIPP

DongJo Yang

Lead Research Engineer, GIGA

Emil Shekerdzhiiski

Founder of Networking Premium Coworking

Olga Trofymova PhD, CMC

Director Quality Centre, Ukraine

Georgi Trendafilov

Director Emergency Transport Solutions, cargo-partner

Victor Batov

Director of Business Development, cargo-partner

Jürgen Sahtel

Partnerships & Project Manager, ATOM Mobility

Antonia Mavrova

Partner, Head of the Firm-Wide Automotive & Industrials sector Kinstellar Sofia

SOPHIA KASSIDOVA

HEAD OF STRATEGY AND SUSTAINABILITY, BDB GROUP

Marcus Rauschelbach

Regional Key Account Manager Automotive Europe, cargo-partner

Martin Valchanov

Founder, Aver Mobility

Petko Bozhinov

Co-founder, Aver Mobility

Boyan Pehlivanov

Founder and CEO of B2N - Additive Manufacturing Ecosystem

Alan Sweeney

Clean Process Segment Manager, Camfil Europe

Jelena Tomovic

Business Development Manager Clean Process Capital Equipment and Molecular Filtration, Camfil Europe

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    INTER EXPO CENTER

    TSARIGRADSKO SHOSSE 147 BLVD., SOFIA

    1784 SOFIA, BULGARIA

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