14-15 November

Moldovan Automotive Cluster Days 2019

Business Week 2019

14-15 November

Moldovan Automotive Cluster Days 2019

Business Week 2019

14-15 November

Moldovan Automotive Cluster Days 2019

Business Week 2019

14-15 November

Moldovan Automotive Cluster Days 2019

Business Week 2019

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

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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DAY 1
9:00 – 18:00
Event

9:30 General presentation of the event (presenter S. Beznițchi 5 minutes)

Welcome speeches

  • Pavel FILIP, Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova
  • Rainer WALDSCHMIDT, Director of the Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH, Germany

Subject: Investment climate and automotive industry of the Republic of Moldova

  • Chiril GABURICI, Minister of Economy and Infrastructure Presentation of the investment climate of the Republic of Moldova
  • Ion TORNEA, Executive Director of the Association of Employers from the Manufacturing Industry APIP mission. Automotive Cluster Moldova

10:00 Subject: Supply chain management in the automotive industry. Certifications required by the car manufacturers.

Speakers:

  • Peter MATYUS, Master of Science, Purchasing and Supplier Network Powertrain, BMW Group
    Certifications and requirements of the BMW Group for Tier 1 and Tier 2.
  • Thomas RUECKER, General Manager of the Institute for Production Organization and Logistics
    Key success factors to become a internationally competitive automotive supplier.
  • Marin CIOBANU, President of the Association of Employers from the Manufacturing Industry
    Presentation of the Moldovan Supply Development Programme
  • Dona SCOLA, National Expert UNIDO
  • Sergiu RABII, ICT Industry Team Leader USAID Competitiveness Project in Moldova.
    Innovations, Research & Development
  • Ion TIGHINEANU, Academician, Prime Vice-President of Academy of sciences of Moldova Nanotechnology.
    Nanotechnology in Rebublic of Moldova

Questions-Answers

Coffee and networking

12:00 Session I

  • Tobias MOCH, Head of Global Procurement, Draexlmaier Group (tbc)
  • 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 level 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 Experience of co-working with local suppliers

  • Igor CORMAN, Managing Director, “Sumitomo Electric Bordnetze GmbH” in the Republic of Moldova;
  • Călin BOTEAN, Country Manager Foreign Capital Enterprise (ICS) “GG Cables &Wires EE” S.R.L;
  • Guido MEINELT, Managing Director, Dra Draexlmaier Automotive S.R.L;
  • Coroplast Harness Technology;
  • Biagio STAMEGNA, Chief Executive Officer, La Triveneta Cavi Development

 Key Questions:

 What are the challenges and difficulties in finding potential local suppliers?

  1. What measures state institutions should undertake to facilitate the connection between the Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers?

Success stories

  • Ghedin GIANLUCA, Administrator, G&G Package S.R.L.
  • Alexandru MACOVEI, Managing Director, METSUD S.R.L.
  • Roman CROITORI, Managing Director, METCHIMGRUP S.R.L.
  • ZALIN G&G S.R.L.

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

15:30 Session III Funding Opportunities

  • European bank for Reconstruction and Development (tbd)
  • World Bank (tbd)
  • Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) (tbd)
  • Questions/answers

16:15 Panel IV Labor Market

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

  • Grigore BELOSTECINIC, President of the Academy of Economic Studies, Moldova
  • Segiu HAREA, President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Moldov
  • Viorel BOSTAN, President, Technical University of Moldova
  • Raisa DOGARU, Director, National Labour Force Employment
  • Tatiana DORMENCO, Vice Administrator, the Free Economic Zone ,,Balti” ©

Iulian FRUNTAȘU, Manager in Economic Affairs and International Relations, the Free Economic Zone ,,Balti” Industrial hemp (manufacturing technical fibres and their use in the automotive industry)

17:00 Roberto MENICI, Moldo-Italian Joint Venture FLORIBEL S.R.L. (tbc)

17:30. Claudiu PĂDUREAN, Cluj County Council Presenting Cluj as a pole of innovation. Launch of Transylvania Today magazine

DAY 2
9:00 – 18:00
Field visit

9:00 – 14:00 Study visit to the Free Economic Zone “Bălți”

9:00 – 10:30 Transfer to Bălți, starting point (tbd)

10:30 – 12:00 Study visit to Draexlmaier Plant

12:00 – 14:00 Lunch, location: (tbd)

14:00 – 15:00 Transfer to Orhei

15:00 – 17:00 Study visit to (tbd)

SPEAKERS

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Pavel FILIP

Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova

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Rainer WALDSCHMIDT

Director of the Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH, Germany

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Chiril GABURICI

Minister of Economy and Infrastructure (presentation of the investment climate of the Republic of Moldova)

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Ion TORNEA

Executive Director of the Association of Employers from the Manufacturing Industry

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Peter MATYUS

Master of Science, Purchasing and Supplier Network Powertrain, BMW Group

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Thomas RUECKER

General Manager of the Institute for Production Organization and Logistics (confirmed) Key success factors to become a global competitive automotive supplier

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Ion TIGHINEANU

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

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Marin CIOBANU

President of the Association of Employers from the Manufacturing Industry. Moldovan Supply Program

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Sergiu RABII

ICT Industry Team Leader USAID Competitiveness Project in Moldova. Research & Development

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Tobias MOCH

Head of Global Procurement, Draexlmaier 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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Guido MEINELT

Managing Director of Dra Draexlmaier Automotive S.R.L

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Andreas DAPP

Managing Director of Coroplast Harness Technology

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Biagio STAMEGNA

Chief Executive Officer of La Triveneta Cavi Development

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Herfried SCHNEIDER

Technical University Ilmenau, German

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Ghedin GIANLUCA

Administrator of G&G Package S.R.L.

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Alexandru MACOVEI

Managing Director of METSUD S.R.L.

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Roman CROITORI

Managing Director of METCHIMGRUP S.R.L.

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ZALIN G&G S.R.L.

ZALIN G&G S.R.L.

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Grigore BELOSTECINIC

Head of the Academy of Economic Studies, Moldova

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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. (tbc)

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Claudiu PĂDUREAN

Cluj County Council Presenting Cluj as a pole of innovation. Launch of Transylvania Today magazine

CONTACTS

email: [email protected]

tel.: + 373 69888998

Registration