Automotive Leaders Summit - Europe 2018

13-14 March 2018 | Vienna

Sponsors/Supporters

Sponsors:

LKW WALTER

Headline Sponsor

Established in 1924, the family-owned business LKW WALTER is the leading transport organisation for full truck loads throughout Europe and to/from Russia, Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. Our customers - major international companies, as well as medium and small sized enterprises across Europe - place more than 5,500 orders for full truck loads with us daily (+ 800 FTL/day in the Automotive Industry).

In order to be able to offer competitive and environmentally-friendly transport solutions, LKW WALTER has been intelligently combining transport modes by road, rail and ferry since the 1980s. With more than 300 daily departures on more than 200 Short Sea and rail routes in combined transport, LKW WALTER links all the important European business centres. In 2015 LKW WALTER carried out more than 308,700 intermodal journeys throughout Europe. This activity alone reduced CO2 emissions by approximately 194,100 tonnes.

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Priority Freight

Event Sponsor

Priority Freight is a leading time-critical logistics specialist, helping you to meeting complex and urgent international transport challenges. Working with world-leading OEMs and suppliers, we are committed to excellent customer service.

We offer innovative transport solutions, tailored specifically to the needs of each customer. Whatever the cause of your supply chain disruption, it is our mission to provide you with the fastest, most cost-effective and reliable solutions, time and time again.

Our expert, multilingual teams operate 24/7, 365 days a year, giving you the control and visibility you need. Choose Priority Freight to deliver; because we’re the best at what we do.visit website

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FedEx Express

Event Sponsor

FedEx Express is the world's largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments, by a definite time and date with a money-back guarantee [1].

[1]Subject to relevant terms and conditions

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TNT Express

Event Sponsor

TNT Express, a FedEx company, is one of the world’s largest express delivery companies. On a daily basis, TNT Express delivers close to one million consignments ranging from documents and parcels to palletised freight. The company offers road and air delivery services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas.

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Automotive Cluster Bulgaria

Programme Sponsor

The Automotive Cluster Bulgaria (ACB) is a non-profit organization which represents the interests of automotive manufacturers, suppliers and organizations providing services for the automotive industry. It fosters synergies between the cluster members and supports their business growth and competitiveness through participation in international joint projects, case studies and professional automotive qualification programs.

The ACB currently boasts 41 nationally and internationally renowned member companies which employ over 22,000 people in Bulgaria and over 665,000 worldwide.

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Serbian Automotive Cluster 

Event Supporter

AC Serbia network includes Serbian companies and institutions that are producing automotive parts, components and services in the automotive sector. AC Serbia works to provide support to its members by strengthening their competitiveness within the supplier value chain of international car producers and the automotive supplier sector

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AC Slovenia

Event Supporter

ACS is a business association based on economic interest of its members uniting Slovenian automotive suppliers. Its members' aim is to reinforce the competitiveness and create greater added value. GIZ ACS is the central communication point of the automotive cluster and it is supported by infrastructure. ACS provides support for its members to integrate into the global automotive industry and to improve the range of their products and services. Therefore it accelerates the efficiency of its members by providing adequate research and development and co-operating with expert development and scientific institutions both in Slovenia and abroad.  ACS is a network for business in the Slovenian engineering and manufacturing industries: metal working, mechanical, electrical and electronics, chemical, rubber, textile and transport equipment industries, as well as partners from R&D institutions and other services in the supply chains that create and deliver products and services for the automotive industry.

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Auto-suisse

Event Supporter

Auto-suisse, the association of Swiss general importers of automobiles, is an association that is committed to the interests of its members on an economic, political and social level. Auto-suisse members, through their 4500 brand agents in Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein, distribute passenger cars, light commercial vehicles (up to 3.5t) and heavy vehicles (over 3.5t), buses and coaches for an annual turnover of more than 10 billion francs. The Swiss Auto Association creates a positive environment through its varied activities for both individuals, businesses and its members with regards to transportation initiatives and provides information on automotive technology, transport and environment policy.  

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The Association for Foreign Investment 

Event Supporter

The Association for Foreign Investment is a non-governmental non-profit organization focused on support for foreign direct investment, development of the Czech business environment, export of investments and investment services, and cooperation between companies and the research sphere. Since its establishment in 1996, the AFI has comprised a group of renowned Czech and multinational firms providing services for investors on the Czech market as well as services focused on the export of investments abroad. The AFI closely cooperates with the national investment and business development agency CzechInvest, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and various other public and private institutions. 

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The Association of Hungarian Automotive Component Manufacturers 

Event Supporter

The Association of Hungarian Automotive Component Manufacturers (MAJOSZ) was founded in April 1993 as a civil organization for promoting the interests of Hungarian automotive component manufacturers. With more than 300 members, the Association directly represents the majority of the Hungarian automotive component manufacturers.  The primary objective of the Association is promoting the professional, financial and social interests of its membership, operating in the industries related to manufacturing automotive components, and developing the overall image of these industries.   The Association offers support in the fields of technical development, commerce and finance, competitiveness, business intelligence and developing business relations for its members.  MAJOSZ has cooperative or informational relations with more than 60 automotive organisations from across the world.

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CzechInvest

Event Supporter

CzechInvest is a Business and Investment Development Agency who advises and supports existing and new entrepreneurs and foreign investors in the Czech Republic.  It is an operating agency of the Ministry of Industry and Trade and was established in 1992, to attract foreign investment and develop domestic companies through services and programmes. CzechInvest also promotes the Czech Republic abroad and acts as an intermediary between the EU and small and medium-sized enterprises in implementing structural funds in the Czech Republic. CzechInvest is exclusively authorized to file applications for investment incentives at the competent governing bodies and prepares draft offers to grant investment incentives. Its task is also to provide potential investors current data and information on business climate, investment environment and investment opportunities in the Czech Republic.visit website

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ACstyria

Event Supporter

The Styrian Automotive Cluster ACstyria was founded in 1995 with the goal of promoting automobile-industry competency in Styria, Austria. In order to strengthen the position of Styria as a leading mobility-region, ACstyria Autocluster has strategically widened its field of action to Aerospace and Rail Systems in 2012 and 2013 respectively. ACstyria Autocluster integrates its 250 members from the business, industrial, academic, and political communities into a robust network by optimising their innovative capacities, identifying areas that are ripe for synergy, enabling information and technology sharing through cross-disciplinary projects and events, as well as establishing well-directed activities in training and qualification. These are core competencies for ACstyria, aimed at making it a leading region for research, development, and production in Europe.visit website

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Germany Trade & Invest

Event Supporter

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) is the economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. With more than 50 offices in Germany and abroad, and its network of partners throughout the world, GTAI supports German companies setting up in foreign markets, promotes Germany as a business location and assists foreign companies setting up in Germany.  Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) was established in 2009 as part of a merger between "Invest in Germany GmbH" and the "German Office for Foreign Trade" (BfAI). The Federal Republic of Germany is the sole shareholder and is represented by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.  The Supervisory Board is composed of seven public and seven private sector representatives.   As well as supporting export promotion, we also recruit and advise foreign investors. We also strengthen the image of Germany as a business location and promote the new federal states. GTAI is the first point of contact for Germany’s export-oriented small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector. Our business analysts regularly report on 120 countries and provide the knowledge base for planning and conducting foreign business activities.

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BNEF – Bloomberg New Energy Finance 

Media Supporter

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) is an industry research firm focused on helping energy and transport professionals generate opportunities. With a team of experts spread across six continents, BNEF provides independent analysis and insight, enabling decision-makers to navigate change in an evolving energy economy.

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