The objective of the conference was to stimulate expert discussion and contribute to the development of international scientific networks with specialisations that match those of ŠAVŠ departments in connection with specific issues of the automotive industry.
The first year of the conference was held online (due to the COVID-19 pandemic) and was attended by more than 60 participants from 8 countries. Papers presented at the conference focused on the automotive industry not only in terms of economics, management, financial analysis and value chains but also in terms of legal and technical aspects and supply chain management.
The keynote speakers of the conference were prof. Petr Pavlínek from the University of Nebraska/ Charles University and Petr Knap from Ernst & Young. The recording of Prof. Pavlínek's presentation is available on the ŠAVŠ Youtube channel and the presentation of Petr Knap is available here.
The main scientific output of the conference is a proceeding consisting of 30 papers that have passed a two-round review process. A digital version of the conference proceeding is available here.
The second year of the International Conference on Automotive Industry, subtitled “European Automotive Industry at the Crossroads”, is planned for 9th–10th June 2022, i.e. the period immediately preceding the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU.
More information on the conference is available on the conference website.