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The 2nd Professional Conference of Russian AutoDealers at InterAuto 2009

27 August 2009

The 2nd Professional Conference of Russian AutoDealers
at InterAuto 2009.

The 2nd Professional Conference of Russian AutoDealers ROSAVTODEALER is held August 27 and 28, 2009 within the frames of the exhibition INTERAUTO 2009. Holding of the event in Crocus Expo IEC has already become a tradition for the organizers and the exhibition centre.

The official opening of ROSAVTODEALER 2009 was held August 27 in the Conference hall BLUE. Employees and heads of autodealer companies, experts of analytical and marketing agencies, foreign partners and more than 100 representatives of business and specialized mass media formed the audience of the event.

The high interest to the event is well reasoned: the business program of the press conference provides detailed consideration of the situation in the branch against the principal global problem financial crisis which has mostly influenced the automobile market in Russia.

Dmitry Gulin, President of the Association of Russian AutoDealers (ROAD), was the first to speak at the ROSAVTODEALER 2009.

Mr. Gulin told about ROAD Association history. This year the organization celebrates 15th anniversary and summarizes and reviews the results of the first half of the year in the automobile market of the Russian Federation, having noted the influence of the crisis and other important factors which have effected the autodealers market formation in Russia. Slowly harnessed but stably driven by this words the President of the Association of Russian AutoDealers commented on prominent feature of the branch development, having underlined that, despite the crisis, positive results are evident.

The next to speak was Arkady Zlotnikov, First Deputy Director Crocus Expo IEC, who has thanked the organizers for fruitful cooperation as the 1st press conference ROSAVTODEALER 2008 had been also held in Crocus.

The Business program of the first day was extremely saturated. Alexey Rahmanov, Director of the Department for Automotive Industry and Agricultural Machine-building of the Ministry for Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, made presentation Governmental Measures to Stimulate Demand in Automobile Retail where he touched upon funding and resources distribution issues.

Andrey Komarov, Director PricewaterhouseCoopers, an international company recognized the leading financial consultant in 2009 in Russia, summarized financial results of the first half of the year and revealed economic indicators in his presentation Crisis Impact on the Russian Automobile Market, Analysis and Development Prospects of the Russian Automobile Market.

The western experts, Eric Blondo (Nezavisimost GK), Albert Gallegos (NADA), Charles de Marcilly (CECRA) and others shared their experience and forecasts related to the situation in the automobile market of Russia.

The official program of the first day ROSAVTODEALER 2009 ended with an awarding ceremony for the winners car manufacturers who had won according to the results of dealers voting.

Round table talks during master classes are planned for the second day of the press conference August 28.

Press Service Crocus Expo IEC