Issue: Oct 2008


Executive From GAZ, Russia's Largest Automotive Company, to Keynote GlobalAutoIndustry.com Russia Co



by John Larkin

GlobalAutoIndustry.com, a unique marketplace for intelligence and resources for the global auto industry, today announced Mr. Zinoviy Chernyak, Director of Strategic Business Development for the GAZ Group, will keynote the Russia Conference. GAZ is Russia's largest automotive manufacturer of light commercial vehicles, trucks, buses, cars, diesel engines, power-train components and road construction equipment. The Conference will take place in Troy, Michigan (USA) and will also be viewable via live webcast via the Internet around the world.

According to figures published July 9 by consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers, Russia recently overtook Germany to become the largest car market in Europe. PwC notes that some 1.645 million new cars were registered in Russia during the first half of 2008, compared with 1.63 million cars in Germany. "The Russian auto market is still witnessing an astonishing growth," the report concludes.

On October 30th, GlobalAutoIndustry.com will host "Russia: The New Automotive Manufacturing Frontier," a full-day conference addressing critical issues for auto suppliers considering venturing into Russia. Industry experts from the GAZ Group, Ernst & Young, Kelly Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Baker & McKenzie, JATO Dynamics, Schenker of Canada, and Intellectual Capital Group will discuss the advantages and cautions of doing business in Russia's auto industry. Topics will
include: Automotive Market Trends in Russia, Entry Strategy into the Russian Market, Legal Challenges of Operating in Russia, Human Capital Challenges, Finance and Tax Issues, Intellectual Property Protection in Russia, and more.

As OEMs have transcended national borders, demands on suppliers have become equally global, creating steeper learning curves and driving the need for global perspective and shorter -- and smarter -- decision cycles.

Today, Internet technology enables auto supplier executives, wherever they may be around the globe, to efficiently tap into a rich vein of expertise, savvy and experience embodied by GlobalAutoIndustry.com's conference presenters. The conferences, along with GlobalAutoIndustry.com's broad array of information, services and resources, provide an unmatched, comprehensive source of such essentials.

On June 26, 2008, GlobalAutoIndustry.com held its 100th event, and its first Conference to be broadcast via the Internet. Its India Conference on September 25 drew attendees from 12 countries, in addition to attendees from 7 different U.S. states.

GlobalAutoIndustry.com events have received "excellent" or "very good" ratings from 94 percent of more than 3,500 executives who have attended the events.

For a complete list of Conferences and Webinars (online seminars), please visit www.GlobalAutoIndustry.com.

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