New Opportunities in the Transformation of the Global Automotive Market

Panel Session
Congress Centre, Conference Hall D4

Changing consumer preferences and technological innovations promise to reshape the structure of the Russian automotive market. Future demand is to be driven by vehicles with fundamentally new features, such as electric powertrains, self-driving technologies, and network capabilities. Changes in the global automotive markets are projected to shift where profits are captured to the benefit of manufacturers of high-tech components and systems, spurring the spread of advanced technology as well as the emergence of new models of competition and cooperation. How might the technological changes facing the automobile sector drive new models of collaboration amongst established players? What product features and innovations are likely to require consortia partnerships, and who are the main players likely to shape the Russian automotive sector? What role, if any, should the government play in helping the sector adjust to the new environment, and what is the prognosis for Russian automotive sector over the medium term?

Maria Bondareva , Anchor, Russia 24 TV Channel

Alexey Borovkov , Vice Rector for Innovative Projects, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
Anatoly Karachinsky , President, IBS Group
Vladimir Knyaginin , Vice President, Strategic Research Center Foundation
Sergey Kogogin , Director General, KAMAZ
Nicolas Maure , President, AVTOVAZ
Mikhail Oseevskiy , President, Rostelecom
Vadim Shvetsov , General Director, SOLLERS

Sergey Gaysin , Chief Executive Officer, NAMI Central Scientific Research Automobile and Automotive Engine Institute
Evgeny Elin , Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Elena Matveeva , Vice-President for corporate policy, GAZ Group


Key moments

Car manufacturing is the most competitive and dynamic sector in all hi-tech economies, on that lays the foundations for complex cybertechnical systems; this is why it is crucial for the Russian car industry to play a key role.
Alexey Borovkov
Vice Rector for Innovative Projects, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
If you own an old asset tied to technologies that pollute the environment, for you that means a drop in value and a risky business model. A consortium is a way of synchronizing the actions of consumers, regulators and manufacturers.
Vladimir Knyaginin
Vice President, Strategic Research Center Foundation
Thank you, Elon Musk, the first person in the world to package the subject of electric cars so beautifully that everyone started talking about it and doing even more work on it.
Sergey Kogogin
For sure, when you look at the very long term it is quite obvious that cars will become electrified, autonomous (or semi-autonomous) and connected to the cloud with 4G today, 5G tomorrow, 6G after. State support will be needed both for R&D work and investments.
Nicolas Maure
President, AVTOVAZ
Ensuring cyber security and cyber resistance today is not just a buzzword, this is reality. Creating automated driving systems for vehicles used for transporting passengers will require colossal efforts to make the system reliable and safe.
Mikhail Oseevskiy
President, Rostelecom
Here [in software development] we have the kind of monetization we understand from the point of view of experience, intellect and our joint efforts. That is why the main breakthrough technologies will belong to manufacturers who turn into IT companies.
Vadim Shvetsov
General Director, SOLLERS