Moldova Automotive Days 2017

13 June 2017, 17:00

Moldova Automotive Days 2017 is the leading industry event aimed to gather all industry stakeholders, including government, business, multinationals, professionals and academia, to discuss trends and challenges facing the automotive components industry regionally and in the country, set the premises for sustainable entrepreneurship environment to foster sector development and attract investment.

The goal of the event is to develop an international annual platform for national and international stakeholders, public, private entities, international partners and diplomatic staff for promoting the potential of the Moldovan automotive components sector worldwide.


  • 08:30 – 09:30 Registration of participants & Welcoming Coffee

Moderator: Mr. Thomas MOSER, President, European Business Association of Moldova, CEO of Danube Logistics

  • 09:30 – 10:00 Welcome speech
    • Mr. Pavel FILIP, Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova
    • H.E. Mr. Pirkka TAPIOLA, Head of the EU Delegation in the Republic of Moldova
  • 10:00 – 11:15 PANEL I – WEST BRIDGING EAST
    • Business climate of the RM, Mr. Octavian CALMÎC, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Minister of Economy
    • EBRD perception of the business environment in Moldova, Mr. Dimitri GVINDADZE, Head of the EBRD Office in Moldova
    • Ost-Ausschuss der Deutschen Wirtschaft. German Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations, Ms. Anja QUIRING, Regional Director South Eastern Europe
    • BME Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics Evolutions and perspectives of the automotive sector & Manufacturing, Ms. Lisa IMMENSACK, International Project Manager Southern Europe, Balkans, MENAT
    • Investment opportunities of Moldovan economy, Mr. Vitalie IURCU, Deputy Minister of Economy of the Republic of Moldova
    • Gebauer & Griller – Mr. Martin ZWOTZL, Head of Global Sales Gebauer & Griller
  • 11:15 – 11:45 Coffee Break & Networking
    • One Stop Shop – support to the investors’ companies, Mr. Vitalie ZAHARIA, Director of the Moldova Investment and Export Promotion Organization (MIEPO)
    • Labor legislation, Mrs. Raisa SCAI, Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Republic of Moldova
    • Legal framework for foreigners (EXPATS) – Working and living permits for the Republic of Moldova, Mrs. Olga POALELUNGI, General Director of Migration and Asylum Bureau of the Republic of Moldova
    • Labor force potential in the regions of the Republic of Moldova, Mrs. Raisa DOGARU, Director of the National Labor Employment Agency
    • Labor force availability in ATU Gagauzia. Case study. Mr. Vadim CEBAN, Deputy President of the Executive Committee of ATU Gagauzia
    • Q&A
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Luncheon & Networking
    • Education system of the Republic of Moldova, potential and perspectives. Mrs. Viorelia MOLDOVAN-BĂTRÂNAC, Adviser of the Prime Minister
    • Centre of excellence in engineering – research, development and innovation, Prof. Viorel BOSTAN, Rector of Technical University of Moldova
    • Technical professional training. Dual Education. Mr. Silviu GÎNCU, Head of Vocational Education Division, Ministry of Education of the Republic of Moldova
    • Success story: Dräxlmaier in the dual vocational training. Mr. Vadim BUBULICI, Head of Staff development division, Dräxlmaier Automotive
    • Role of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the dual training. Mr. Sergiu HAREA, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Moldova
    • Q&A
  • 15:15 – 15:45 Coffee Break & Networking
  • 15:45 – 17:00 PANEL IV – Optimization of regulatory procedures for the automotive sector. Success Stories.
    Moderator: Mr. Ronny BECHMANN, Sustainable Economic Development Program Manager, GIZ
    • Customs Service – Authorized Economic Operator (AEO), Approved Exporter (AE), Electronic Declaration, Mrs. Natalia CALENIC, Head of Strategic Management and Customs Cooperation Division – Customs Service of the Republic of Moldova
    • Permissive acts reform in Moldova, Mr. Roman LADUȘ, Prime Minister’s Economic Council of the Republic of Moldova
    • Success stories:
      • Fujikura Automotive, Ms. Angela PILIUGHIN, Business Expansion Director Fujikura Automotive Europe, Administrator Fujikura Automotive MDV SRL
      • KABLEM/Sammy Cablaggi, Mr. Fabio ZANNO, Chief Operating Officer
      • Lear Corporation, Mr. Marian LEFTER, Plant Manager Lear Corporation Ungheni
  • 17:30 Transfer to Cricova, underground city
  • 18:00 – 21:00 Reception by invitations
  • 19:00 – 19:30 Welcome message
    • Mr. Octavian CALMÎC, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy of the Republic of Moldova
    • H.E. Ulrike KNOTZ, Ambassador of Germany in the Republic of Moldova
    • H.E. Masanobu YOSHII, Ambassador of Japan in the Republic of Moldova
    • H.E. Valeria BIAGIOTTI, Ambassador of Italy in the Republic of Moldova
  • Reception & networking