AUTOMOTIVE

FORUM & AWARDS 2024

7th Edition

November, 14
Nord Events Center, Globalworth, Summit Hall  

ABOUT THE EVENT

In this ever-evolving era of mobility, where the road ahead is paved with technological advancements, regulatory changes, and shifting consumer expectations, the Automotive Forum & Awards for Excellence 2024 serves as our collective compass, guiding us through the twists and turns of a rapidly transforming landscape and celebrates the performance of companies, projects and managers in the industry.
The Diplomat-Bucharest & Automotive Today will organize the yearly event Automotive Forum & Awards For Excellence on November 14, at Nord Events Center, Globalworth, Summit Hall.

THE LANDMARK EVENT in the ROMANIAN AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
With a long-standing tradition started seven years ago, Diplomat Media Events developed the Automotive Awards Gala event into a complex platform, featuring the automotive industry’s AUTOMOTIVE CEO FORUM followed by THE AUTOMOTIVE AWARDS GALA to highlight the performance of automotive companies and the enthusiasm for development and innovation of the industry.

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14:00 - 15:00     Welcome Guests & Networking

15:00 - 15:15      Partner Presentation

15:15 - 16:30     THE AUTOMOTIVE FORUM | SESSION I

16:30 - 16:45    Coffee Break

16:45 - 17:00    Partner Presentation

17:00 - 18:00  THE AUTOMOTIVE FORUM | SESSION II

18:00 -18:45    Networking cocktail & Gala dinner

18:45 - 20:30 THE AUTOMOTIVE AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE GALA CEREMONY

CEO FORUM

SPEAKERS

MIHAI BORDEANU

Managing Director Dacia brand South Eastern Europe | Country Head Romania at Groupe Renault

MUJDAT TIRYAKI

President
Ford Otosan Craiova

Dr. CHRISTIAN VON ALBRICHSFELD

Head of Country,
Continental Romania

MIHAI BOLDIJAR

Vice President
Region Romania Bulgaria
Managing Director Robert Bosch SRL

STEFAN GULACSI-GOLOGAN

Managing Director,
Schaeffler Romania

SIMONA ALMAJAN

Country Manager,
NXP Semiconductors

ANDRADA VERDEȘ

Country Manager
LEONI Wiring Systems România

GÜNTER KRASSER

Vice President and Managing Director
Infineon Technologies Romania & CO SCS

DANIEL ANGHEL

Tax and Legal Services Leader,
PwC Romania,
FIC President

ALIN IOANEȘ

CEO
Rombat SA

DRAGOS GRIGORE

General Manager,
Magna Exteriors Craiova

SABIN BULARDA

Managing Director,
FEV Romania

ADRIAN SANDU

Secretary General, Member of the Board ACAROM
(debate moderator)

TOPICS

From the rise of electric vehicles and autonomous driving to the integration of artificial intelligence and smart connectivity, discussions will navigate the intersections of innovation, sustainability, and the seamless fusion of digital and mechanical ingenuity. The forum is not merely a convergence of professionals; it is a melting pot of ideas, a dynamic ecosystem where thought leaders converge to share insights, challenges, and breakthroughs.

The forum act as place where the language of automotive excellence is spoken fluently, and where the collective passion for cars and technology resonates like a powerful engine.

THE STATUS OF AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY IN ROMANIA AND LEADERS’ VOICE

What is new, what is challenging and what to expect from the automotive industry in Romania on a medium and long term? Updates of regulations, incentives, expectations at European level echoed on the local market. The impact of innovation and technology, the partnership of private investors and local authorities, local developments, and new investments at the horizon.

ROADMAP TO ELECTRIC MOBILITY & AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

The transition to electric and autonomous vehicles (EVs) is a pivotal and exciting shift in the automotive industry, driven by the need for sustainable transportation solutions. As the world collectively addresses environmental concerns and seeks alternatives to traditional internal combustion engines, the adoption of electric vehicles is gaining momentum. While significant progress has been made in the development of autonomous vehicles, several challenges still need to be addressed.

SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING AND SUPPLY CHAIN CHALLENGES

Sustainable manufacturing and supply chain management are crucial aspects of responsible business practices that aim to minimize environmental impact, promote social responsibility, and ensure economic viability. However, several challenges exist in achieving sustainability in these areas, such as cost and economic viability, or supply chain complexity.

CYBERSECURITY
AND USER EXPERIENCE

The automotive industry has witnessed a significant increase in the integration of digital technologies and connectivity features in modern vehicles. Addressing challenges such as inadequate software security, data privacy concerns or lack of standardization requires collaboration among industry stakeholders, implementation of robust security measures, continuous monitoring and staying informed about the evolving threat landscape in the realm of automotive cybersecurity.

 

AWARDS GALA

The exquisite Gala event celebrates the performance of professionals of large and medium sized companies across several key categories. These awards are meant to mirror the enthusiasm for development and innovation within the industry while development of individuals is encouraged through creativity of ideas, adaptation and flexibility, planning and pioneering new ways, new thoughts and new ideas.

It provides the opportunity to connect, debate and share the hot topics within the specific landscape, and, to celebrate the achievements of the best projects and results. 

The Jury

The Jury is independent from the Organizer and The Jury members are chosen among acknowledged representatives of the business community. For each award, the Jury is in charge with the assessing the final nominees. Members of the Jury will be asked to vote for nominees in each category.
The final nominees list constitutes the basis for choosing the winners for each category. Any information provided by the final nominees will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be used for the purpose of designating the Award Winners.The award is given at most of the votes. In case of equal votes, there will be a second round of votes. Members of the Jury are independent from the nominees for which they will have to vote. If otherwise they will withdraw from that specific vote.

Carmen Adamescu

Partner Advisory,
EY

Andrea Multari

Risk Advisory Partner,
Deloitte

Daniel Anghel

Tax and Legal Services Leader,
PwC Romania,
FIC President

Adriana Record

Executive Director
CCIFER

Sebastian Metz

General Manager,
AHK Romania

Colin C. Lovering

Chairman of the
British Romanian
Chamber of  Commerce

Andrei Mihai Craciun

Advisor to the Minister ,
Ministry of Education – Romania

Awards Categories

COMPANY AWARDS

MAKE YOUR NOMINATIONS

TECHNOLOGY PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
BEST PARTNERSHIP OF THE YEAR
TIER 1 SUPPLIER EXCELLENCE AWARD
TIER 2 SUPPLIER EXCELLENCE AWARD
EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR
COMPANY OF THE YEAR
SAFETY EXCELLENCE AWARD
HR EXCELLENCE AWARD
SUPPLY CHAIN EXCELLENCE AWARD
AFTERMARKET EXCELLENCE AWARD

INITIATIVE AWARDS

MAKE YOUR NOMINATIONS

INNOVATION AWARD
GREEN MOBILITY AWARD
EDUCATION COMMITMENT AWARD
INVESTMENT PROJECT OF THE YEAR
SUSTAINABILITY AWARD
COMMUNITY COMMITMENT AWARD 

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

MAKE YOUR NOMINATIONS

CEO OF THE YEAR
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE INDUSTRY 

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NOMINATIONS AND JUDGING PROCEDURES & TIMELINE
Nominations must be submitted online via the online Application forms.

June 15 – September 22 - Nominations entries. Companies and individuals can submit their nomination choices on the online forms.


October 10 - All brands and candidate options entered in the competition will be submitted to Jury.  The voting procedure for THE AWARDS CEREMONY will be closed after this date and late entries will not be considered for AUTOMOTIVE FORUM & AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE GALA, 2023 edition. 

November 7 - The WINNERS’ announcement and Awarding Ceremony during The Gala Dinner

SELECTION PROCESS
The panel of jury members will consider and score the nominations that are submitted by the due date and meet all eligibility requirements for the AUTOMOTIVE  FORUM & AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE GALA, 2023 edition.

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Venue

Nord Events Center, Globalworth,
Summit Hall
Str George Constantinescu 4B,
București 020339

Address

20 Brailita Street, 1st Floor,
Sector 3, Bucharest

Contacts

Email: office@thediplomat.ro
Phone: +40 722 523 535