6-11 September 2021, Pavilion 3, Crocus Expo, Moscow+7 (495) 766-30-02

Business Programme COMTRANS 2019

First time in COMTRANS history, a large-scale program of business events was held on the specially arranged zone COMTRANS Arena, prepared by the organizers of the exhibition in cooperation with the Association of European Businesses (AEB), the Transport Association of the Moscow Agglomeration (TAMA), the International Road Transport Union (IRU) and other partners.

On September 3, the business events inaugurated with the 19th ceremony of awarding the winners of the contest "Best commercial vehicle of the year in Russia"

For four days COMTRANS Arena was a platform for panel discussions, where speakers and moderators were the leading experts of the automotive industry and the transport industry – OEM CEOs, representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Trade and Ministry of Transport of Russia, Moscow Government, as well as specialists from other government organizations, analyst firms and professional associations. The most topical issues were touched upon, including the future of commercial vehicles, the forecast of the commercial vehicle market, the development of gas filling infrastructure in Russia, the actual problems of functioning and digital transformation of commercial vehicles, promising trends in logistics and supply chain management.

In just four days, the business program was attended by audience of more than 900 persons.


Speakers business programme COMTRANS 2019

Business programme partner: Association of European Businesses (AEB)
Tuesday, 3 September
11.00-11.45 The 19th Annual Award Ceremony
The Best Commercial Vehicle in Russia

Key strategic panel: A look into the future of the commercial vehicle manufacturing industry

Moderator: Alexander Solntsev, Editor-in-Chief, Komtrans Magazine

Panel speakers:

  • Alexander Morozov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
  • Sergey Kogogin, CEO, KAMAZ, Chairman of Council OAR
  • Peter Andersson, CEO, MAN Truck and Bus Russia
  • Wojciech Rowiński, CEO, Scania Rus
  • Andreas Deuschle, CEO, Daimler Kamaz Rus
  • Sergey Yavorsky, CEO, Volvo Vostok
  • Fabrizio Cepollina, CEO, IVECO in Russia

Other invited speakers:

  • Evgeny Ditrikh, Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation
  • Vadim Sorokin, President, GAZ Group

Session sponsor

Market research panel: Russian commercial vehicle market analysis and outlook

Moderator: Sergey Udalov, Managing Director, Avtostat

Panel speakers:

  • Viktor Pushkarev, Deputy Head of Analytics, Avtostat
  • Tatiana Arabadzhi, Director, Russian Automotive Market Research
  • Grigory Mikryukov, Head of the Automotive Division, Russian Government Analytical Centre

Other invited speakers:

  • Ashot Arutyunian, Director Marketing and Advertising, KAMAZ
  • Ulrik Andersen, Partner, KPMG
14.45-15.00 Break

Innovation panel: The end-user perspective – what is required in practice?

Moderator: Alexander Gurko, Co-head, NTI Autonet; President, GLONASS Union

Panel speakers:

  • Sultan Zhankaziev, D.Sc., Professor, Head of Department, MADI
  • Sergey Nazarenko, Chief Designer, Innovative Vehicles, KAMAZ
  • Torsten Klein, Senior Vice President Research, MAN Truck and BUS SE
  • Oleg Vasilchenko, Head of Public Relations, Volvo Group Trucks Russia
  • Vladimir Tyan, Managing Director, Sovtransavto; Chair of the Board, SEL
Wednesday, 4 September
11.00-12.00 Keynote speaker: Artur Skizhali-Veys, architect-fantasist, futurologist

Panel discussion: Commercial fleet monitoring and control

Moderator: Boris Pankov, CEO, Omnicom

Panel speakers:

  • Sergey Garagan, Chief Researcher, NIIAT
  • Pavel Elizarov, Head of Public Affairs, MAN Truck and Bus
  • Michail Petrov, CEO of Digital Logistics Platform Traffic

13.20 - 13.30 Solemn special contract between Logistics Platform Traffic and partners


Panel discussion: Medium duty truck and LCV – Russian market insights

Moderator: Sergey Udalov, Managing Director, AA Avtostat

Panel speakers:

  • Fabrice Gorlier, CEO, Isuzu Rus
  • Alexander Kozlov, Business development Director, RAMR
  • Oleg Markov, Sales and Marketing Director, Gorky Automobile Plant

Guest speakers:

  • Spokesman, GAZ Group
  • Spokesman, HYUNDAI
14.30-15.00 Break

Co-organizer of the session

Panel discussion: Development of CNG/LNG fueling infrastructure in Russia

Moderator: Vasiliy Zinin, Executive Director, National Gas Vehicle Association of Russia

Panel speakers:

  • Roberto Сamatta, Business Director, IVECO in Russia
  • Alexander Khrikulov, Head of small-scale LNG in the domestic market, PAO NOVATEK
  • Oleg Melehin, CEO, Gazprom NGV Fuel
  • Pavel Kotov, CEO, RN Gas Fuel Company
  • Egor Kunin, CEO, bus company KLavto

Guest speakers:

  • Alexander Morozov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
  • Anton Inyutsin, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
  • Evgeny Pronin, director of NGV technology, KAMAZ
  • Spokesman, Rosavtodor
Business programme partner: Association TAMA
Thursday, 5 September

Opening of the Conference of the TAMA Association
Welcome speech: Maksim Liksutov, Deputy Mayor of the City of Moscow, Head of the Department for Transport and Road Infrastructure Development


Panel discussion: Passenger transport: new challenges

Moderator: Dmitry Pronin, Deputy Head of the Department for Transport and Road Infrastructure, The City of Moscow

Key discussion topics:

  • Passenger transport licensing
  • Passenger transport operations - current challenges
  • Unauthorized passenger transport

* Speakers to be announced

13.00-13.15 Break

Panel discussion: A look into the future: innovations in public transportation

Moderator: Alexey Petrov, Director of the Moscow Transport Hub

Key discussion topics:

  • Driverless transportation systems in modern cities
  • Trials and testing of innovative technologies
  • Regulatory changes required to promote innovation development and implementation
  • Innovations for transport safety and sustainability

* Speakers to be announced

15.00-15.30 Break

Chairing meeting of the Expert Committee for Development of the Automotive and Road Industry

Moderator: Boris Rybak, CEO, Infomost Consulting

Key discussion topics:

  • Automated Load Weight Monitoring (ASLWM)
  • Digitalization in road transportation
  • State regulations in transport and logistics
  • Fuel: a key factor in the economic security

* Speakers to be announced

17.00-17.05 The conference wrap-up
The partner of business programme: International Road Transport Union (IRU)
Friday, 6 September

Panel discussion: Forward-looking trends in logistics and supply chains: challenges and opportunities for the road transport industry

Moderator: Svetlana Vorontsova, First Vice President, GC «Transport integration»


  • Andrey Kriazhev, Head of the development of transport and logistics systems, FTI «Rostransmodernizatsiya»
  • Alevtina Kirilova, Export Logistics Development Project Manager, Russian Export Center JSC (REC)
  • Representative of «Globaltruck»
12.00-12.15 Break

Panel discussion: Drivers deficiency and reserves to cope with it

Moderator: Alexander Sherstnev, Deputy Director General, Association of International Road Carriers (ASMAP), director of ASMAP Academy


  • Alexander Sherstnev, Deputy Director General, Association of International Road Carriers (ASMAP), director of ASMAP Academy
  • Representative of Transport and Infrastructure Department of Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC)
  • Vladimir Lomakin, Chairman, Trade Union for Workers of the Motor Transport and Public Road System
  • Evgeny Kalinkin, Vice-chairman, Trade Union for Workers of the Motor Transport and Public Road System
  • Alexander Lashkevich, Director for Cooperation with industry

For sponsorship and speaking opportunities please contact Anastasia Medovaya: +7 925 078 73 07, anastasia.medovaya@itemf.ru