Slovak Matchmaking Fair 2016


Venue: Hotel Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovak Republic


2  November 2016

7:00pm – 8:00pm Glass of Wine 
Welcome of the participants and evening before the event in the hotel venue 

3 November 2016

7:30am - 8:30am    Arrival and registration of guests and participants 

8:00am - 10:00am   Morning Coffee

8:30am – 9:00am    Opening Ceremony

9:00am – 2:45pm
Joining the Best Address in Automotive Conference

9:00am – 10:30am
Introduction of Slovak Automotive Production Plants - what kind of the development phase are Slovak automotive plants undergoing right now, challenges they are facing and what do they expect from potential business partners

  • Ralf SACHT, CEO Volkswagen Slovakia a. s.
  • Michal Lábaj, Procurement Manager Kia Motors Slovakia 
  • Alev ONUR, Director of Purchasing for Central Europe, PSA Group Slovakia

10:45am - 12:00am
Localization plans, best cost country sourcing, technical support for suppliers – How to join chain of a multinational company; the journey of your company to Tier1 and Tier2 supplier

  • Herwig JÖRGL, Director Business Development, MATADOR HOLDING, a.s.
  • Juraj SINAY, President ZAP SR
  • Robert ŠIMONČIČ, Chief Executive Officer SARIO
  • Bertrand FAULCONNIER, Operations Director, Business Unit Central Europe, Auto Exterior Division, PLASTIC OMNIUM
  • Frank TOENNINGES, Executive Director, Technology Center Trenčín, Adient

1:30pm - 2:45pm
Industry in Digitally Connected Age - Industry 4.0, automation, robotization and digital technologies, new discipline: Automotive IT, Digital Single Market EU – trends introduction and available case studies.

  • Vladimír SLEZÁK, Siemens s.r.o., Chief Executive Officer
  • Anton ONDREJ, Association of Industrial Unions
  • Peter CHOVANEC, Operations Manager Slovakia & Czech Republic, UBER 

09:00am – 12:00am   Planned B2B meetings

12:00am – 1:30pm    Lunch 

1:00pm – 6:00pm    Planned B2B meetings

3:30pm – 5:00pm     Coffee Break

7:00pm  Gala Evening and Dinner 

Registration06 June - 17 October 2016
Booking of B2B meetings18 October - 25 October 2016
Event3 November 2016
Costs 100 EUR (50 EUR aditional participants) More information.
VenueHotel Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Accommodation More information.
Bilateral Meetings
sk Slovakia 177
pi Palestine 14
cz Czech Republic 8
hu Hungary 8
at Austria 5
pl Poland 5
be Belgium 4
ir Iran (Islamic Republic of) 4
rs Serbia 4
ru Russian Federation 4
ua Ukraine 4
cn China 3
de Germany 3
gb United Kingdom 3
it Italy 3
br Brazil 2
ro Romania 2
us United States 2
ae United Arab Emirates 1
fr France 1
hr Croatia (Hrvatska) 1
ch Switzerland 1
lv Latvia 1
my Malaysia 1
nl Netherlands 1
si Slovenia 1