Economic conference by the German Czech Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK) during the Czech presidency of the EU-Council 2022
17 | 10 | 2022
under the auspices of
*the conference will be simultaneously interpreted into Czech and German
Speaker's & Matching Corner
Procurement & Supply Chain
Digitalization & Innovation
Dr. Robert Habeck
Dr. Martin Wansleben
...and many more!
“We must never again become dependent on one supplier alone.”
– Dr. Robert Habeck –
Driving Tomorrow's Industry - the most important players and decision-makers of the German-Czech economy, politics and R&D will present and discuss solutions and strategies for a successful adaptation in times of crisis and the chances of a sustainable transformation of the industry.
Corona crisis, war and energy crisis have shown: Efficiency & strategic resilience are crucial for our companies and international economic relations - absorb external shocks, stabilize critical functions, secure future growth!
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Keynotes & Discussions
Warm-up: Startups on Efficiency and Resilience in times of crises with Cyrkl, Talk2Amy (TBC), and Ackee (TBC)
Milan Šlachta & Bernard Bauer, Jozef Síkela, Dr. Martin Wansleben
Keynote I & Interview: "Energy, Industry, and International Trade in Transformation"
Dr. Robert Habeck, Vice Chancellor of Germany, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
Keynote II: "Transformation of the Automotive Industry and the Future of Škoda Auto"
Klaus Zellmer, CEO Škoda Auto
Panel Discussion I:
"Energy, Industry, and International Trade in Transformation"
The energy crisis, disrupted supply chains, inflationary rising prices in procurement, and the urgent need to protect the climate are global challenges. What does this mean strategically for the industrially designed European economy, e. g. with a view to the procurement of raw materials or the due diligence requirements in supply chain design? This applies above all to export-oriented countries such as Germany and the Czech Republic.
Panel Discussion II
"Innovation, Transformation, and Value Creation in the German-Czech Economy"
The German-Czech economy has been setting one record after another for decades. The character of the cooperation has also changed significantly in the last ten years – R&D is gaining importance, also with German investments in the Czech Republic. But how can we take the cooperation to a new level with a view to the current challenges in digitization, supply chains, and sustainability and turn it into a showcase for other cross-border regions in Europe?
Lunch & Networking
Interactive Marketplace: Booths of key-companies, 4 Round Tables, 12 Workshops
Swing the Challenge
Born in 1969 in Lübeck, Habeck studied philosophy, German language and literature and philology before earning a doctorate in 2000. He joined the environmentalist Green Party in 2002. The father of four was a writer of childrens' books living in Flensburg by the border with Denmark. He served environment minister in the state of Schleswig-Holstein from 2012 to 2018. During that time, he built a reputation as an easygoing, pragmatic politician who worked with the center left SPD
Dr. Robert Habeck
Vice Chancellor of Germany, Federal Minister
for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
„Energy, Industry and International Trade in Transformation"
On 1 July 2022 Klaus Zellmer superseded Thomas Schäffer as the new CEO of ŠKODA AUTO. Zellmer has started in 1997 as an assistant to of the Board of Porsche AG and worked as a project manager overseeing development of the sales and marketing areas relating to the new Porsche plant in Leipzig. In 2015, Zellmer moved to Porsche Cars North America in Atlanta, USA as President & CEO. Since 2020, Klaus Zellmer has been the member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand responsible for Sales, Marketing and After Sales.
CEO, ŠKODA AUTO
"Transformation of the Automotive Industry and the Future of Škoda Auto"
President, German Czech Chamber (AHK), Representative of Bosch Group in the Czech Republic and Slovakia
CEO, German Czech Chamber (AHK)
Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic
Anna Hubáčková (tbc)
Minister for the Environment of the Czech Republic
Dr. Martin Wansleben
CEO, Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce
Prof. Frank Ebinger
Profesor of Sustainability-oriented Innovation and Transformation Management, Nürnberg Campus of Technology
Kristina Soukupová, PhD
President of Defense and Security Innovation Hub
CEO, MAN Trucks and Buses
Plant Manager & Managing Director, Continental Automotive
Vice President, CCI Dresden
Ondřej Vaněk, PhD
CEO, Blindspot Solutions (member of Adastra Group)
Acting Executive Director, Czech Gas Association
CEO, Raben Group
Country Manager Germany, iBanFirst
Dr. Johannes Neft
Member of the Board of Directors for the area of Technical Development, ŠKODA AUTO
Project Director Sustainable Mobility Strategy at Bosch Powertrain Solutions, in the Round Table: Hydrogen/fuel cells
and many more...
The future of the automotive industry including hot aspects such as the effects on e-mobility on production and regional supply chains, chips- and battery production
4 Round Tables
Want to exchange not only experiences, but also explore opportunities for future cooperations between Germany and Czechia? Join us for four round tables without micro and recording for an open dialogue between stakeholders.
The expansion/use of renewable energy sources including an exchange of views on how Germany and Czechia are handling this issue
The acceleration of hydrogen usage including mobility and transportation aspects
The Future of Manufacturing
Our interactive marketplace will provide you with know-how, insights, and a glimpse of tomorrow.
The whole Cubex Forum will be packed with an exhibition space including experiences and views on the future from our Premium Partners and Startups. They will as well share their knowledge and sustainable approaches at 12 workshops, for which you can register in advance. Company leaders, politicians and stakeholders will discuss major trends and their impacts on the German-Czech economy at 4 round tables.