Pre-conference cocktail reception and registration At the Garden Bar and Terrace, Shangri-La Hotel
This is your chance to greet and meet fellow delegates and existingor potential customers in a relaxed setting. It's the perfect way to form
those all-important long-term business relationships.
Wednesday 16 April 2008
Session 1 – State of the industry
An update of the automotive and logistics industries in China and the rise of the region in the global arena.
Session 2 – Logistics requirements of global and national carmakers Global carmakers reveal their requirements for success in this challenging market, while the LSPs are assessed to see whether they are up to the task.
Session 3 – The view from China Which companies are offering new services in the region? Do national and global carmakers share common logistics requirements? The evolution of LSPs in the Chinese market will also be highlighted.
Session 4 – Building an intelligent logistics infrastructure Different transport modes and the available facilities are discussed, as is the effect that regional car and component manufacturing clusters has on infrastructure improvement.
Gala dinner – to be held at the 789 Space
This avant-garde and trendy space will play host to this year's exquisite gala dinner. Designed by East German architects in the 1950s, this space was formally part of the 789 building.
The 789 Space is situated in the heart of a growing art and cultural community in Beijing. It is the ideal venue for networking activities and to meet your current and future business partners.
Thursday 17 April 2008
[Finished Vehicle Logistics]
Finished Vehicle Logistics magazine presents the increasingly popular
Finished Vehicle Logistics forum
This specialist forum focuses on the trials and tribulations of getting product to market in China.
Session 5a The untapped potential of packaging in China
Logistics challenges include long supply chains, damage limitation in transit, and how to obtain cost savings. Packaging and container management strategies can play an important role in addressing these challenges. The latest trends and solutions will be discussed.
Session 5b Finished vehicle logistics and the Chinese market
A discussion on how indigenous vehicle logistics providers are developing, the contribution made by global companies and the lessons to be learnt from their experiences.
Session 6a – Sourcing and supply chain management strategies
A panel of senior experts discusses the sourcing of goods into and from China, and the essential supply chain strategies needed to make this happen.
Session 6b China-specific finished vehicle logistics – developing world-class practices
This session will focus on devising a tangible logistics network in China and the challenges that capacity constraints bring. Topics include vehicle distribution centres, ro-ro services, the evolution of ports and the standardisation of equipment.
Session 7a Production Excellence
Implementing lean manufacturing and material flows in Asia Pacific.
Session 7b Importing into China and exporting to the world
Experts analyse the importation of vehicles and Chinese carmakers' plans to export their products to a global audience. The state of ports and terminals and carrier capacity are among the topics to be covered.\