Business programme

The Russian Automotive Industry Today and in the Future

16 Jun , 09:00–10:00
The Russian Economy: From Adaptation to Growth
Pavilion G, conference hall G5

The automotive industry is important not only because it produces an economic multiplier effect and ensures technological development of related industries. Given the restrictions imposed by western manufacturers on car sales to Russia, within the planning horizon of the coming decade, the sector will play an important role in maintaining the quality of life in Russia. The previous 20 years could be called a time of missed opportunities: despite manufacturing localization programmes and SPICs concluded with western manufacturers, 2022 made it clear that only national companies, AvtoVAZ, UAZ, KaMAZ, and GAZ, can continue manufacturing cars in Russia amid the sanctions. Consequently, the crucial task today is to design a regulatory model resistant to western sanctions and capable of manufacturing a highly localized product. What are the models for partnership with foreign companies and markets? What support do companies need in order to switch Russia’s motor industry to new operational models? What promising business models currently exist for integration?

Tigran Sahakyan, Partner, Yakov & Partners

Konstantin Dolgov, Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Economic Policy of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Albert Karimov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Kirill Komarov, First Deputy General Director, Director of the Development and International Business Unit, State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM
Mikhail Matasov, Deputy General Director for Government Relations, KAMAZ
Oscar Salvador Mojica Obregon, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Nicaragua
Marsel Nigmetzyanov, General Director, EvoCargo
Nikolay Sobolev, Chief Executive Officer, Sollers Auto
Andrey Tomyshev, Partner, Advanced Manufacturing & Mobility Leader in Strategy and Transactions, B1 Group of Сompanies
Tadzio Schilling, Chief Executive Officer, Association of European Businesses (АЕВ)