Pavel Filip

The Republic of Moldova welcomes investment by international companies. Me and my Government strive to improve the conditions for your continued success. During the last years, the automotive sector was one of the fastest growing industries in Moldova. For sure this is a result of our Association Agreement with the EU, an agenda which we commit to further follow and implement. My Government's comprehensive reform agenda further improved the Moldovan business environment. We are introducing the job subsidies regulation for manufacturing sector, and the new IT park law with 7% unique tax is already in force. Today, we are proud to host many of the key international players in the automotive supplier business. Many of these companies decided to extend their operations, others came as first timers to Moldova. We are keen and committed to pave the way for many more companies. We will do our very best to support our economy’s attractiveness for the European Automotive business.

Pavel Filip
Prime Minister of the
Republic of Moldova

Organizers

  • Government of Republic of Moldova
  • Moldova Investment and Export Promotion Organization
  • Invest in Moldova

Partners

  • Ministry of Economy
  • GIZ
  • European Business Association
  • JETRO Bucharest
  • Asociatia patronala din industria prelucratoare
  • Technical University of Moldova
  • Tekwill
  • Tekwill
  • AHK

Sponsors

  • ACI Partners
  • BCR
  • BDO
  • SEBN
  • Daac System

General Media Partner

  • Publika

Media Partner

  • Moldstreet

About Moldova Automotive Days 2018

Moldova Automotive Days 2018 is the leading industry event aimed to gather all industry stakeholders, including government, business, multinationals, professionals and academia, to discuss trends and challenges facing the automotive components industry regionally and in the country, set the premises for sustainable entrepreneurship environment to foster sector development and attract investment.

The goal of the event is to develop an international annual platform for national and international stakeholders, public, private entities, international partners and diplomatic staff for promoting the potential of the Moldovan automotive components sector worldwide.

AGENDA

29 - 30 May 2018

Day 1, Event 1
29.05
08:00 – 17:00
Moldova Automotive Days 2018
Tekwill, UTM campus Riscani, 9/11, Studentilor str.
  • 08:00 – 09:00

    Registration of participants & Welcoming Coffee

  • 09:00 – 09:30

    Welcome speech

    • Mr. Pavel FILIP, Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova
    • Mr. Chiril GABURICI, Minister of Economy and Infrastructure of the Republic of Moldova
    • H.E. Julia MONAR, Ambassador of Germany in the Republic of Moldova
    • H.E. Masanobu YOSHII, Ambassador of Japan in the Republic of Moldova
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  • 09:30 – 10:45

    PANEL I Automotive – leading driver for development

      MODERATOR: Mr. Vitalie ZAHARIA, director of MIEPO MIEPO (Moldova Investment and Export Promotion Organization)
    • Investment friendly environment, Mr. Vitalie IURCU, Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure of the Republic of Moldova
    • Competitiveness advantages 4Automotive industry, Mr. Vitalie IURCU, State Secretary of Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure
    • Automotive Cluster Moldova, Mr. Ion TORNEA, Executive Director, The Manufacturing Industry Employers' Association (APIP)
    • JETRO's support to the Japanese investments in Moldova and Romania, Mr. Keisuke MIZUNO, General Director JETRO Romania (Japan External Trade Organization)
    • Building regional value chain, Stefan GAIBU, General Manager Inbound Operations, Renault Nissan Alliance
    • Automotive Industry in Moldova and Romania: a German perspective, Mr. Sebastian METZ, General Manager and Member of the Board of Directors German – Romanian Chamber of Commerce (AHK Romania)
    • Q&A
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  • 10:45 – 11:15

    Coffee Break & Networking

  • 11:15 – 12:30

    PANEL II – BUSINESS CLIMATE

      MODERATOR: Mr. Thomas MOSER, President European Business Association (EBA)
    • Competitiveness advantages4Automotive industry, Mr. Vitalie ZAHARIA, Director of MIEPO
    • Labor force potential of the Republic of Moldova, Fiodor MACARI, HR Consulting, Search4staff
    • Enabling friendly business environment, Mr. Roman LADUS, expert, Prime Minister’s Economic Council
    • IFC Experience in Emerging Markets, Mr. Nikolay Bogatyy, Investment Officer, IFC (International Financial Corporation), World Bank.
    • Investment Experience, Mr. Alexandru Bordeianu, Financial Director, ICS DRA Draexlmaier Automotive
    • Q&A
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  • 12:30 – 13:30

    Luncheon & Networking

  • 13:30 – 14:45

    PANEL III. Education a priority for Automotive sector.

      MODERATOR: Ronny Bechmann, Sustainable Economic Development Program Manager, GIZ Moldova
    • Education fostering industrial development, Ms. Monica BABUC, Minister of Education, Culture and Research (tbc)
    • Engineering and technical education,Ms. Viorelia MOLDOVAN BATRÂNAC, Adviser of the Prime Minister
    • Upgrade of Engineering Education – key factor in Automotive. Engineering potential for Automotive R&D , Prof. Viorel BOSTAN, Rector of Technical University of Moldova
    • Piloting dual education in Straseni Engineering college, Ms. Tatiana DORMENCO, Free Economic Zone Balti
    • Automotive workforce development through Dual Education, Ms. Angela CUTASEVICI, State Secretary, Ministry of Education, Culture and Research
    • Dual education case study, Mr. Vadim BUBULICI, Draexlmaier Automotive
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  • 14:45 – 15:00

    Coffee Break & Networking

  • 15:00 – 16:30

    PANEL IV. Moldova IT and R&D4Automotive trends

      MODERATOR: Ana Chirita, Executive Director ATIC (Association of IT companies)
    • Moldova IT sector overview and potential, Mr. Vitalie TARLEV, State Secretary for ICT industry, Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure
    • Trends in design and testing of cars, PhD Cristi IRIMIA, General Manager, Siemens Industry Software
    • Automotive interior design, Ms. Carmen Toader, Senior Manager, DTR DRAEXLMAIER Sisteme Tehnice Romania, part of Draexlmiaer Group
    • Design center office in Mechanical Engineering, Mr. LANDRY Thierry-Paul-Gilbert, Senior Business Manager, AKKA Technologies Romania
    • Start engineering on Autonomous driving system, Mr. Andrei BRAGARENCO, Microlab/Technical University of Moldova
    • Q&A
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  • 16:30-17:30

    Transfer to Cricova, underground city (Reception by invitations).

  • 17:30 – 20:00

    Reception by invitations


  • Parallel event

  • 08:00 – 09:00 13:00 – 14:00 16:00 – 16:30
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  • 11:00 – 15:00
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  • 14:30 – 16:30
    • Round table: Challenges and opportunities in implementation of dual education
      Invitees:
      Ms. Angela CUTASEVICI, State Secretary, Ministry of Education, Culture and Research
      Mr. Silviu GÎNCU, Head of Vocational Education Division, Ministry of Education, Culture and Research
      Research Organizator: EBA and GIZ Project “Structural Reform of Vocational Education”, and CCI Chamber of Commerce.

      Tekwill Front office, 2nd floor Event for HR specialists.
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Day 2, Event 1
30.05
09:00 – 15:30
JAPAN DAY @ Moldova Automotive Days 2018
Tekwill, UTM campus Riscani, 2nd floor


09:15 – 15:00
SITE VISIT AUTOMOTIVE PLANTS
  • 09:00 - 10:00

    Transfer to Orhei

    Starting point: Radisson Blu Hotel
  • 10:00 – 11:00

    Visiting Sumitomo Electric Bordnetze, Orhei

    Mr. Igor CORMAN, Director General
  • 11:00 – 13:00

    Luncheon in Orhei "Chateau Vartely"

  • 13:00 – 14:00

    Transfer to Chisinau

Speakers

Pavel Filip

Pavel FILIP

Prime Minister of
the Republic of Moldova
Mr. Vitalie Zaharia

Vitalie ZAHARIA

Director of the Moldova
Investment and Export
Promotion Organization (MIEPO)
Ms. Viorelia MOLDOVAN-BĂTRÂNAC

Viorelia
MOLDOVAN-BĂTRÂNAC

Adviser of the Prime Minister
of the Republic of Moldova
Mr. Viorel BOSTAN

Viorel BOSTAN

Rector of Technical
University of Moldova
Mr. Silviu GÎNCU

Silviu GÎNCU

Head of Vocational
Education Division,
Ministry of Education
of the Republic of Moldova
Mr. Peter MICHALKO

Peter MICHALKO

Head of the EU Delegation in the Republic of Moldova
European Comission representant
Mr. Chiril GABURICI

Chiril GABURICI

Minister of Economy and Infrastructure
of Republic of Moldova
Mr. Vitalie IURCU

Vitalie IURCU

State Secretary of Ministry of
Economy and Infrastructure
Mr. Marin CIOBANU

Marin CIOBANU

President, The Manufacturing Industry Employers'
Association (APIP)
Mr. Keisuke MIZUNO

Keisuke MIZUNO

General Director JETRO Romania
(Japan External Trade Organization)
Mr. Stefan GAIBU

Stefan GAIBU

General Manager Inbound Operations,
Renault Nissan Alliance
Mr. Fiodor MACARI

Fiodor MACARI

HR Consulting, Search4staff
Mr. Roman Ladus

Roman LADUS

Expert, Prime Minister’s Economic Council
Ms. Tatiana DORMENCO

Tatiana DORMENCO

Free Economic Zone Balti
Mr. Vadim BUBULICI

Vadim BUBULICI

Draexlmaier Automotive
Mr. Vitalie TARLEV

Vitalie TARLEV

State Secretary for ICT industry,
Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure
PhD Cristi IRIMIA

Cristi IRIMIA

General Manager, Siemens Industry Software
Ms. Carmen Toader

Carmen TOADER

Senior Manager, DTR DRAEXLMAIER Sisteme Tehnice Romania
part of Draexlmiaer Group
Mr. Landry THIERRY-PAUL-GILBERT

Landry
THIERRY-PAUL-GILBERT

Senior Business Manager,
AKKA Technologies Romania
Mr. Andrei BRAGARENCO

Andrei BRAGARENCO

Microlab/Technical University of Moldova
Mr. Igor CORMAN

Igor CORMAN

Sumitomo Electric Bordnetze, Director General
Mr. Thomas MOSER

Thomas MOSER

President European Business Association (EBA)
Ms. Angela CUTASEVICI

Angela CUTASEVICI

State Secretary, Ministry of Education, Culture and Research
Mr. Ronny BECHMANN

Ronny BECHMANN

Sustainable Economic Development
Program Manager, GIZ Moldova
Mr. Ana CHIRITA width=

Ana CHIRITA

Executive Director ATIC
(Association of IT companies)

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