H.E. Richard Sulík

H.E. Richard Sulík

MINISTER OF ECONOMY AND DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER FOR ECONOMICS, SLOVAK REPUBLIC

Mr. Sulík is currently the Minister of Economy and Deputy Prime Minister for Economics. Prior to these positions, he was member of the European Parliament from 2014 to 2019. From 2010 to 2014 he was Member and Speaker of the National Council of the Slovak Republic.

From 2009, Mr. Sulík is the leader of the political party Freedom and Solidarity.

In 1991 he founded FaxCopy, a.s., and was a co-owner and chair of the board of directors until 2001. In the coming years, he became a Advisor to the Minister of Finance from 2002 to 2003, Adviser to the Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Family form 2005 to 2006 and Adviser to the Minister of Finance again from 2006 to 2007.

He holds degree in Taxes and tax counselling from University of Economics in Bratislava, degree in Business Economics from Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität in Munich and degree in General Physics from Technische Universität in Munich.

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Saturday 10 October

  • IN PURSUIT OF COMPETITIVENESS & RESILIENCE: CEE AUTO INDUSTRY MAKEOVER

    • Alena Kudzko
    • Andy Palmer
    • H.E. Richard Sulík
    • Marek Senkovič

    Carmakers and their suppliers were already facing significant pressure to meet stricter EU climate and environmental regulations. The technology enabling connected, shared, driverless, and electric vehicle is expected to completely transform personal mobility and with it the value-added in car production. The coronavirus pandemic has hit the industry with an unexpected cyclical downturn that is accelerating some longer-term structural trends like speedier manufacturing cycles, shorter planning horizons, reconfigured supply chains, and further digitalization of processes. How can European auto-makers ‘recover better’ and position themselves to be more competitive and resilient in the mobility system of tomorrow? What type of public-private partnerships are needed to catalyze alternative fuel infrastructure development and provide consumer confidence in new technologies? With CEE economies more vulnerable to the cyclical and structural decline of conventional personal vehicle sales, how can policymakers ensure the industry adapts and seizes upon new technologies? How might the European Green Deal help improve East-West parity in clean mobility technology adoption and innovation and form new supply chains?

    Gerlach Ballroom
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    Grand Hotel Kempinski
    Live broadcast