On October 10-11, 2018 in Kaluga, Ambassador Hotel Kaluga, the IX international forum on the development of automotive industry and innovation infrastructure "Autoevolution 2018"will be held. The organizers are the government of the Kaluga region and the business newspaper Vedomosti.

Over the next few years, the Russian automotive industry will come face to face with global changes. The rules of the game are changing for automakers, and digitalization and smart technologies are seeping ever deeper into the market and infrastructure. What will the future of the industry look like? The AutoEvolution Annual International Forum, organized by the Kaluga oblast government and Vedomosti business newspaper, will bring together representatives of federal and regional authorities, state corporations, development institutions, automakers, car component manufacturers, and infrastructure and innovative project managers to discuss development prospects of the automotive industry in Russia. 

Key topics

  • The automotive industry in Russia: prospects, trends, key challenges. Future forecasts.
  • New investment regime: what measures is the Russian government planning to implement to stimulate and support the automotive industry at the domestic level?
  • Development strategy for car component production: is the domestic market capable of fully covering market demand?
  • New technologies in the automotive industry: is the industry ready for innovative solutions?

Event format
A two-day business event, including a plenary and strategic sessions; excursions to enterprises of the automotive cluster of Kaluga Region.


Representatives of government departments of various levels, constituent entities of the Russian Federation, heads of industry enterprises and state corporations, senior and mid-level managers of international and Russian auto concerns and enterprises, car component manufacturers; Heads of procurement and development departments, technical and commercial directors, representatives of dealer centers, financial institutions, public organizations and professional associations, leading experts and market analysts, as well as representatives of business media.

Kaluga, Ambassador Hotel Kaluga, 6 Automobilnaya Street

A special transfer from Moscow and back will be organized for participants from other regions.


If you have questions regarding the program, please contact senior conference manager Evgenia Nikolaeva at evgenia.nikolaeva@vedomosti.ru or +7 (495) 956-34-58, ext. 1285, or project coordinator Victoria Kim at v.kim@vedomosti.ru or +7 (495) 956-34-58, ext. 4224.

October 10, 2018

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