Major Events in 2016

 OICA General Assembly: Moscow, 19 – 21 October

The International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) was established in 1919 by national associations of automobile manufacturers in Europe and the USA. Nowadays, its membership counts 38 national  professional associations from all continents of the globe. The Association of Russian Automakers is an OICA member since 2006.

 The OICA mission is representation of the automotive industry and protection of the manufacturers’ interests internationally, definition of priorities of the industrial policies at global forums, harmonization of automotive technical regulations, consolidation of the international statistics, and coordination of international motor shows.

OICA General Assembly has been successfully held in Moscow

A regular annual meeting of the General Assembly of the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) was held on 19 to 21 October 2016 in Moscow. The OICA General Assembly meeting was hosted by the Association of Russian Automakers and supported by Russia’s Ministry of Industry and Trade, KAMAZ PTC (general sponsor) and Messe Frankfurt GmbH (official sponsor). The OICA General Assembly has gathered in Russia for the first time in a near-centennial history of the organization. It was attended by 60 delegates representing 26 national associations of automobile manufacturers. By the number of participants, the meeting is assessed as the most imposing one during the recent years.

 In the frames of the OICA General Assembly programme, a traditional Round Table was organized under the title “World Auto Industry: Situation and Trends”, which attracted more than 100 participants. Along with the General Assembly delegates, among the participants there were representatives of government authorities, executives and specialists of the OAR member companies, motoring journalists. The key subject of the Round Table was situation of the automotive industry in Russia/ CIS region.  Mr Alexander Morozov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, spoke on the strategy of the Russian auto industry development. The Round Table was also attended by Mr Alexei Volodin, Director of Department of automotive industry and railway engineering at the RF Ministry of Industry and Trade, and Mr Sergei Yevdokimov, Deputy Director of Department of industrial policy at the Eurasian Economic Commission.

In the Round Table’s section dedicated to situation and general trends on global auto markets, various inputs were made on certain markets, and views were exchanged on long-term trends and influence of public policies on development of the market and the industry.

 In a special technical section focused on the issue of automated driving, OICA acivities coordinated with UN were reviewed, such as development of certification procedures for different levels of vehicle automation, and adaptation of international convents on road traffic rules to ever increasing vehicle automation level.

 The General Assembly meeting proper has reviewed internal administative issues, including OICA accounting results, the 2017 budget, OICA membership, payment of fees and contributions. The General Assembly approved the 2017 Calendar of motor shows. Suggestions on preparation for the OICA centenary in 2019 were also reviewed.

 The General Assembly elected Mr Matthias Wissmann (VDA, Germany) the OICA President, with a 2-year mandate.

 The place of the next General Assembly meeting in October 2017 is defined Indonesia.

 The level of organization and running of the OICA General Assembly in Moscow got a high appraisal from the OICA Council, executives and delegates.