REPORT FROM THE 13TH CONGRESS OF THE INDUSTRY AND AUTOMOTIVE MARKET
On 7 and 8 November, the elite of the automotive industry met in the Sound Garden Hotel in Warsaw, Nearly 800 participants, 20 thematic sessions, conducted by 80 speakers. Discussion on various topics, primary this time were, among others digitization, telematics, electromobility, CO2 emissions, and new European regulations.
The event uniting the whole industry under one roof was opened by Alfred Franke. He is the originator and the president of the Association of Distributors and Manufacturers of Automotive Parts - the main organizer of the Congress. The President welcomed all the gathered, and in particular representatives of Ministries and organizations working for the benefit of the industry. The presence of representatives of international organizations such as FIGIEFA, CLEPA, EGEA and APRA. Congress began a topic devoted to women working in the theoretically "male" automotive industry. Already a year earlier, the myth that the industry related to the world of automotive parts was only a male domain was overthrowned, and the best support of this thesis may be the fact that currently in Poland, in the automotive sector, women are about 30% of all employees - for comparison in Germany in this sector, this is 18%.
During the discussion, the subject of mechanisms for creating legal regulations in the European Union was discussed. The main areas of activity of SDCM and sample legislative areas for distributors and producers, currently are seeking by the Association, are also presented. Among them should be mentioned telematics systems, RMI information and the possibility of part identification via VIN for independent workshops, improvement of regulations regarding the operation of SKP and change of provisions regarding post-accident repairs.
An important issue for which SDCM is also the reduction of the gray economy in automotive sector. For the benefit of OE producers, appropriate steps are taken related to new CO2 emission standards, promoting the sustainable development of electromobility, or minimizing problems arising from the announced Brexit, as well as issues related to the implementing provisions for approval.
More details from the congress on the Motofocus.plwebsite.