Fit for Growth - 23rd November 2017 - Bucharest


Wednesday, 22nd November 2017 | 19.00 – 22.00

19.00 Registration
19.30 Beginning of evening event

We formally invite you to our evening event. Get in touch with speakers and delegates before the summit starts and add new contacts to your global network.

Dress code: business casual

RIN Grand Hotel
7D Vitan Barzesti Street
Bucharest – 4, 042121


Thursday, 23rd November 2017

08.00 Check-in and reception with tea and coffee

09.00 Opening addresses Fit for Growth 2017
Johanna Kortemeyer,
German Ambassy in Romania – Bucharest (Requested)
Christian Satzek, Head of Strategic Procurement, Stabilus GmbH
Chairman: Olaf Holzgrefe,
Head of International & Affairs, BME, Frankfurt, Germany

09.10 Future Stabilus strategy in Romania
Cristian Popescu, General Manager, Stabilus Romania

09.30 Customer expectations for Eastern Europe manufacturing
Fred Häring, Vice President BU Commercial Furniture, Stabilus GmbH

09.50 Manufacturing expectations for Eastern Europe suppliers
Maximilian Ebel, Operations Manager Powerise, Stabilus Romania

10.10 Procurement readiness: go for quality in Eastern Europe
Volker Neuhardt,
Supplier Quality Manager, Stabilus GmbH

10.40 Procurement readiness: strategy and partnership
Christian Satzek,
Head of Strategic Procurement, Stabilus GmbH

11.00 Networking break with coffee and tea

11.30 Requirements and challenges for suppliers
Speaker to tbc

11.50 Panel discussion: South Eastern Europe – a challenging supply market?
Agnieszka Wojnowska, Commodity Manager, Stabilus GmbH
Thomas Heckner,
Director of Global Procurement, Illig Maschienbau GmbH & Co. KG
Furthers speakers are requested

12.30 Lunch break

13.30 Three parallel options for buyers, suppliers and future investors

  • For suppliers
    Commodity dialogues for suppliers, Stabilus to kick-off presentation & roundtables
    For suppliers only

    - Plastics + rubber
    - Metal + coating
    - Electronics
    - Equipment + equipment services
    - C-parts
    After the kick-off presentations all suppliers have the opportunity to speak and discuss with the commodity lead buyers of Stabilus. Stabilus will invite selected suppliers for additional supplier-buyer-meetings between 15.00 and 17.00 p.m.
  • For buyers
    Economic Region Romania – get a clear vision of the market potential
    For buyers only

    Sourcing workshop for purchasers organised by the AHK Romania about opportunities and perspectives in the region
    Rosemarie Negrea,
    Manager Market Entry & Business Development Services, German-Romanian Chamber of Industry and Commerce
  • For future investors
    Investment opportunities in Romania
    For Stabilus suppliers only

    Get informed about investment opportunity in Romania: general information, financing, legal aspects, best practice automotive, investment possibilities in the surrounding location of the production plant of Stabilus
    Iuliana Rusu,
    Investment Consultant, German-Romanian Chamber of Commerce
    Cristian Popescu,
    General Manager, Stabilus Romania
    Further speakers are requested

15.00 Supplier-buyer-meetings

All suppliers have the opportunity to be selected for individual B2B meetings with purchasers from Stabilus. They can also meet purchasers from other companies with sourcing interest in the region, at individual meeting tables. The profiles of all the suppliers that registered by 10th November 2017 and completed the template will be sent afterwards to all participating buyers.

All buyers have the chance to meet participating suppliers from the region specialising in different commodities. All purchasing companies receive an individual meeting table and have the opportunity to meet the suppliers in an informal setting without any time limitation. The demands of the purchasers will be communicated to all participating suppliers. All buyers will receive a supplier list in advance.

17.00 End of Fit for Growth 2017

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