CLUSTER

AUTOMOTIVE

MOLDOVA 2018

CLUSTER

AUTOMOTIVE

MOLDOVA 2018

CLUSTER

AUTOMOTIVE

MOLDOVA 2018

CLUSTER

AUTOMOTIVE

MOLDOVA 2018

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

SPONSORS

GENERAL PARTNER

Moldovan Automotive Cluster Days

The performance of a location and its success nationally and internationally strongly depends on the close cooperation of politics, industry, research institutions and universities.

Close cooperation, exchange of experiences, working out common goals and concentrating on their own strengths are the distinctive characteristics of clusters.

Today, innovations are mainly developed in cooperation with others. The difficult part is to find the right and trustworthy partners. Clusters offer outstanding opportunities for this because they create an environment in which proximity, familiarity and support promote cooperation.

,,Automotive Cluster Moldova” (ACM) is the first cluster created in the Republic of Moldova. The initiative to create ACM occurred spontaneously, as a reaction to market requirements and valorisation of interconnections between companies, local and central administration and also research and training institutions, based on the “Triple helix” model.

The Automotive Sector in the Republic of Moldova is a relatively new one, but having the highest dynamic growth thanks to the investments made by well-known foreign companies in this field. The investments attracted in the Automotive Sector and the future ones speak about the development potential of the Automotive Sector, at the same time having a major role in the consolidation of the country’s economic growth potential and raising the industrial performance level.

On the other hand, the investments in this sphere face numerous obstacles and risks, particularly marked by the unprecedented intensification of competition and that is why a cooperation platform between enterprises, by the consolidation of networks of finished products’ suppliers and manufacturers, cutting some costs, modernization, diversification and increasing the quality of production, is necessary to be created including in the Republic of Moldova.

Automotive Cluster Days was designed in order to create a favourable platform for establishing reciprocally advantageous connections between multinational corporations manufacturing automotive components and potential local and international suppliers in the automotive industry.

The connection of local suppliers to transnational corporations (TNCs) shall also contribute to the increase of the number of employments and local skills, technology transfer and capital supply for domestic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Advantages for TNCs:
  • Cutting production costs;
  • Cutting the delivery period;
  • High flexibility – local suppliers are more reactive to customer needs than foreign suppliers;
  • Increased control – “face to face” visits provide an increased control over the quality of goods, etc.
Goals of Automotive Cluster Days:
  • To create a favourable platform for establishing reciprocally advantageous connections between multinational corporations manufacturing automotive components and potential local and international suppliers in the automotive industry;
  • To substitute imports for TCNs that perform investment projects in the Republic of Moldova;
  • To assist TCN in the process of finding suppliers;
  • To increase the competitiveness of SMEs in the automotive industry;
  • To facilitate a high flow of information and technology transfer;
  • To remove technical barriers;
  • To establish new business opportunities;
  • To disseminate the information concerning local suppliers, etc.
Target Audience:
  • Members of the Government:
    – Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova
    – Minister of Economy and Infrastructure
  • Structures responsible for making policies:
    – Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure
    – The Organization for Small and Medium
    Enterprises Sector Development

    – The Investment Agency
  • Representatives of local and foreign private sector:
    – Local companies and investors in the automotive sector;
  • Academic environment:
    – “Alecu Russo” State University of Bălți (USARB)
    – Technical University of Moldova (UTM)
    – “Bogdan Petriceicu Hașdeu” State University (USBPH)
    – Institute for economic reforms and competitiveness (IREC)
    – Engineering College of Strășeni (CI)
    – Academy of Academic Studies of Moldova (ASEM)
  • Mass media:
    – TV stations;
    – Online media;
    – National newspapers and magazines, etc.

Who are we?

The Association of Employers from the Manufacturing Industry (APIP) is a non-commercial, non-governmental, independent and non-political organization, established by the free expression of its members, enterprises whose activity is mainly dealing with the sector of manufacturing industry in the Republic of Moldova and providing related services to this sector.

APIP is one of the most representative associations in the field of manufacturing industry, expressing the interests of manufacturers in this sector, in order to consolidate their efforts for the development of a better business and investment environment in the Republic of Moldova.

APIP aims to promote, to support and to defend, both nationally and internationally, the interests of its members in relations with public authorities, and other third parties.

In order to improve the investment climate and to promote the interests of its members, the APIP activity is focused on the following goals:   

  • To collaborate with the state institutions;
  • To submit and to make lobby on the proposals of legislative, social and administrative measures;
  • To develop and to spread specialized knowledge;
  • To support investments and innovations in this field;
  • To facilitate the interaction of its members with foreign industrial companies;
  • To promote internationally the domestic companies, etc.

During the 5 years of activity, APIP members have come up with a series of initiatives that contributed to the improvement of the investment climate. Therefore, enjoying the Government’s confidence, APIP has been appointed to prepare the Industrialization Strategy for 2019-2030 and the Action Plan for its implementation.

AGENDA

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Thursday
15th of November

9:00 – 18:00

9:00 General presentation of the event

Welcome speeches

  • Marin CIOBANU, President of the Association of Employers from the Manufacturing Industry
  • Pavel FILIP, Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova
  • H.E Mrs. Angela GANNINGER, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Khaled SNOUBER, Head of European Affairs Enterprise Europe Network Hessen
    Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH, Germany
  • Chiril GABURICI, Minister of Economy and Infrastructure
    Presentation of the investment climate of the RM

09:30 Subject: Supply chain management in the automotive industry. Certifications required by the car manufacturers.

Speakers:

  • Ion TORNEA, Executive Director of the Association of Employers from the Manufacturing Industry
    Presentation of the Moldovan Supplier Development Programme
  • Thomas RUECKER, General Manager of the Institute for Production Organization and Logistics
    Key success factors to become an internationally competitive automotive supplier
  • Sergiu CROITORU, General Manager SGS Moldova
    IATF16949:2016 Automotive Quality Management  System
  • Dona SCOLA, National Expert UNIDO
    Key services to the automotive industry and overview of projects implemented in the region
  • Sergiu RABII, Precision Engineering Industry Team Leader, Moldova
    Competitiveness Project funded by USAID Innovations, Research & Development
  • Ion TIGHINEANU, Academician, Prime Vice-President of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova
    Nanotechnology in the Republic of Moldova
  • Ilia KLEIMAN, EuroPlus Investment International GmbH
    Important aspects: quality in the development of production and  export

Moderator: Iurie GOTIȘAN, Investment Promotion Manager Free Economic Zone ,,Balti”

Questions-Answers

11:30 Session I Supplier requirements

  • Brigitte Andrea NEAGU, EE Purchasing Indirect Materials, Draexlmaier Group
  • Eva SCHINKINGER, CEO Gebauer & Griller
  • Uwe RASTEL, Vice President Engineering Fritzmeier Cabin Group

    Key questions:

  1. What are the criteria for selecting suppliers?
  2. To what extent can OEMs involve first and second tier suppliers in to the innovation process?
  3. The experience of collaboration between suppliers (Tier 1 and Tier 2) and OEMs. Evolution of this process over time.

Questions and answers

Moderator: Ion LUPAN, Head of the Secretariat of the Economic Council to the Prime Minister

14:00 Session II Part I: Experience of co-working with local suppliers

  • Călin BOTEAN, Country Manager Foreign Capital Enterprise ICS “GG Cables &Wires EE” S.r.l
  • Alexandru BORDEIANU, Chief Financial Officer, Draexlmaier Automotive S.r.l
  • Ana MELNIC, Team Leader Purchasing, “Sumitomo Electric Bordnetze GmbH” in the Republic of Moldova
  • Constantin NEDER, Director Coroplast Harness Technology

Key Questions:

  1. What are the challenges and difficulties in finding potential local suppliers?
  2. What measures state institutions should undertake to facilitate the connection between the Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers?

Moderator: Professor Dr. Herfried SCHNEIDER, Technical University Ilmenau, Germany

Part II: Experience of co-working with the local multinational companies

  • Stanislav TRAISTARU, Metsud r.l.
  • Roman CROITORI, Managing Director, Metchimgrup S.r.l
  • Oleg MURZAC, Operational Director Automotive Harness Manufacturing Introscop S.A

Moderator: Dorina MARGINE, Investment Promotion Manager Free Economic Zone ,,Balti”

15:45 Session III Funding Opportunities

  • Alexandru COSOVAN, Associate Director, Senior Banker, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Maria TERENTIEV, Analyst, Advice to Small Businesses European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Aureliu CASIAN, Head of the Project Implementation Unit of the World Bank Competitiveness Enhancement Project
  • Victor IURAȘ, Vice-President of the Board of Directors, BC ,,Moldova-Agroindbank” S.A

Moderator: Andrei CRIGAN, Partner at Gateway & Partners

16:15 Session IV Labor Market

Subject: Government’s policies and steps taken to provide skilled labor force to the automotive industry

  • Sergiu HAREA, President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Moldova
  • Viorel BOSTAN, Rector, Technical University of Moldova
  • Raisa DOGARU, Director, National Labour Force Employment Agency
  • Tatiana DORMENCO, Vice Administrator, Free Economic Zone ,,Balti”
  • Viorica CERBUSCA, Founder ofNIKA Responsible Business Generation 

Moderator: Vadim BUBULICI, HR Specialist/Officer personnel Development and Head of Professional Education at Draexlmaier Group

17:00 Oleg PRYMAKOV

Head of Intellectual Property and Innovation Marketing Research Department, Bast Crops Research Station Ukraine

17:15 Roberto MENICI

Moldo-Italian Joint Venture Floribel S.r.l.

17:30 Claudiu PĂDUREAN

Executive Director, Cluj Today Magazine Presenting Cluj as a pole of innovation. Launch of Transylvania Today Magazine
Friday
16th of November

9:30 – 18:00
Field visit

09:30 – 11:00

Transfer to Bălți, starting point Radisson Blu Leogrand Hotel

11:30 – 12:30

Field visit to GG Cables &Wires EE plant I

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch, location: Draexlmaier Automotive S.r.l

14:00 – 14:30

Transfer to Orhei

15:00 – 16:00

Field visit to Sumitomo Electric Bordnetze GmbH

16:00 – 17:00

Transfer to Chișinău

SPEAKERS

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Pavel FILIP

Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova

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Marin CIOBANU

President of the Association of Employers from the Manufacturing Industry APIP mission.

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Dr. Khaled SNOUBER

Head of European Affairs, Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH, Germany

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Chiril GABURICI

Minister of Economy and Infrastructure

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H.E Mrs. Angela GANNINGER

Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany

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Thomas RUECKER

General Manager of the Institute for Production Organization and Logistics

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Ion TIGHINEANU

Academician, Prime Vice-President of Academy of sciences of Moldova Nanotechnology

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Ion TORNEA

Executive Director of the Association of Employers from the Manufacturing Industry

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Sergiu RABII

ICT Industry Team Leader USAID

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Dona SCOLA

National Expert UNIDO

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Brigitte Andrea NEAGU

EE Purchasing Indirect MaterialsDraexlmaier Group

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Eva SCHINKINGER

CEO Gebauer & Griller

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Uwe RASTEL

Vice President Engineering Fritzmeier Cabin Group

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Ion LUPAN

Head of the Secretariat of the Economic Council to the Prime Minister

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Igor CORMAN

Managing Director of the office of the company “Sumitomo Electric Bordnetze GMBH” in the Republic of Moldova

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Călin BOTEAN

Country Manager of the Foreign Capital Enterprise (ICS) “GG Cables &Wires EE” S.R.L

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Alexandru BORDEIANU

Chief Financial Officer, Draexlmaier Automotive S.r.l;

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Constantin NEDER

Director Coroplast Harness Technology;

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Andrei CRIGAN

Partner at Gateway & Partners

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Herfried SCHNEIDER

Technical University Ilmenau, German

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Oleg MURZAC

Operational Director Automotive Harness Manufacturing

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Stanislav TRAISTARU

METSUD S.r.l

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Roman CROITORI

Managing Director of METCHIMGRUP S.R.L.

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Claudiu PĂDUREAN

Director executiv Cluj Today

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Viorica CERBUŞCA

Founder of NIKA Responsible Business Generation

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Segiu HAREA

President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Moldova

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Viorel BOSTAN

Head of the Technical University of Moldova

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Raisa DOGARU

Director of the National Labour Force Employment

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Tatiana DORMENCO

Vice Administrator of the Free Economic Zone ,,Balti”

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Roberto MENICI

Moldo-Italian Joint Venture FLORIBEL S.R.L.

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Victor IURAȘ

Vice-President of the Board of Directors, BC ,,Moldova-Agroindbank” S.A

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Alexandru COSOVAN

Associate Director, Senior Banker, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

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Maria TERENTIEV

Maria TERENTIEV, Analyst, Advice to Small Businesses European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

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Aureliu CASIAN

Head of the Project Implementation Unit of the World Bank

Competitiveness Enhancement Project

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Oleg PRYMAKOV

Head of the scientific research department on intellectual property issues and innovations marketing

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Ilia KLEIMAN

EuroPlus Investment International GmbH

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Vadim BUBULICI

HR Specialist/Officer personnel Development and Head of Professional Education at Draexlmaier Group

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Sergiu CROITORU

General Manager SGS

CONTACTS

email: event@automotive-cluster.md

tel.: + 373 69888998

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