It’s not overstatement to say that at the beginning of the 2021 there was a real „hooray optimism” in the automotive industry. Most people expected a very strong, double-digit growth. By now it has become clear that optimism was too early - the industry will continue to face serious challenges in the years to come.
The global chip shortage has turned out to be the most pressing problem of the car industry, and temporary factory shut-downs have become common worldwide, causing a significant drop in production for the leading car manufacturers. In addition, problems with raw material supply, soaring transport costs, tightening supplies of raw materials and their rising prices have all pushed up production costs significantly, and customers face even higher prices for new and used cars. The application of digitalisation and sustainable solutions in manufacturing can be a way out, while legal requirements on a greener operation also put increasing pressure on traditional automotive players.
Which strategy will industry players choose to tackle the crisis? What improvements are they planning to maintain their competitiveness in the areas of supplier relations, supply chain management, digitalisation, production greening, and production efficiency?
Listen to the most important industry players in person or online at Portfolio and MAGE's jointly organized Automotive Industry 2022 conference - this time for a longer time in Kecskemét. After the professional program, we have a joint dinner, reception, networking and accommodation.
Factory visit tour (Only available for offline (on-site) participants!) - It's full house
On the second day of the conference, we will provide opportunities for factory visits to various nearby sites in a rotational system with a bus transfer between the venues. For more informations click here!