2014 Programme

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Monday, 12 May 2014

07:30 – 14:00
Golf day at the Pelican Hill Golf Club
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18:00 – 21:00
Pre-conference drinks reception
A great chance to get together with fellow delegates, in a relaxed atmosphere, before the formal conference days. Bring lots of business cards!
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Tuesday, 13 May 2014

08:00 – 09:00
Registration and welcome coffee
09:00 – 10:15
SESSION 1: The market, the customer, and the provider
An overview of where our industry is going.

Moderator: Louis Yiakoumi

Brandon Mason, Senior Analyst, Americas Leader, PwC Autofacts, PwC

Jan Bures,  Executive Vice President, Aftersales & Services, Volkswagen Group of America
 
Michael Riggs, Chairman, Jack Cooper Holdings
 

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10:15- 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 – 12:15
SESSION 2A: Imports/Exports
The increasing importance and impact of new sales and manufacturing markets.

Moderator: Christopher Ludwig  Editor Automotive Logistics and Finished Vehicle Logistics magazines

Brian Mason, National Manager, Strategic Planning and Communications, Toyota Logistics Services

Rory Hepner, General Manager, Vehicle Distribution and Logistics, Mercedes-Benz USA

William Kerrigan, Director, KGI Global Logistics Consulting

Marty Colbeck, Dicector, East Coast Sales, Auto Warehousing Co,
 

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11:00 – 12:15
SESSION 2B: The logistics win-win of re-marketing
Opportunities for vehicle logistics from remarketing, while offering efficiency and saving ideas for the the remarketers.

Moderator: Alecia Weston, Executive Sales Representative, JMN Logistics

Thomas Banholzer, Manager NAFTA Vehicle Distribution, Mercedes-Benz USA
 
Andrea Amico, President, Jack Cooper Logistics

12:15- 14:00
Lunch
14:00 – 15:15
SESSION 3A Systems Capability and functionality
With so much technology and data available, what are the opportunities for vehicle logistics?

Moderator: Christopher Ludwig  Editor Automotive Logistics and Finished Vehicle Logistics magazines

Ed Wilson,  General Manager, Vehicle Logistics, Volkswagen Group of America
 
Jim Kasamis, Manager National Imports & Logistics, Mercedes-Benz USA
 
Peter Holcombe, Director of Business Development, Voith Industrial Services
 
Nicole Humphrey, Manager of Business Intelligence and Analytics, Vascor 

Martin Coalson, President, Insight Network Logistics
 

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14:00 – 15:15
SESSION 3B The cost of quality
Damaged cars have a financial and timing impact

Moderator: Louis Yiakoumi

Scott Blind, President, KHS Global
 
Mark Morgan, Director of Business Development, UniCar 
 

15:15- 16:00
Coffee break
16:00 – 17:30
Session 4 Mexico
With the completion of many new OEM plants in the region, what impact is this having on capacity, railroads and safety protocol, and what can be done to ensure the country’s continued aggressive transition to becoming a major exporter of finished vehicles.

Moderator: Christopher Ludwig  Editor Automotive Logistics and Finished Vehicle Logistics magazines

Dennis Manns, Vice President,  Logistics, American Honda
 
Steve Rand, President and CEO, Amports
 
Sergio Gutierrez, Director General and Head of Mexico, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Americas

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17:30- 21:00
Gala dinner at Seven Degrees restaurant, Laguna Beach.
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Wednesday, 14 May 2014

08:30 – 09:00
Registration and coffee
09:00 – 10:15
SESSION 5: Sweating the assets
Is solving the capacity crunch less about assets and more about efficient useage?

Moderator: Christopher Ludwig  Editor Automotive Logistics and Finished Vehicle Logistics magazines

Brian Mason, National Manager, Strategic Planning and Communications, Toyota Logistics Services

Kathleen McCann, President, United Road
 
Scott Naz, Owner, Metrogistics

Richard Binkley, President, US AutoLogistics

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10:15- 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 – 12:15
SESSION 6 Innovation but not for innovation's sake
How can innovation in vehicle logistics be encouraged? Where and what areas need it most?

Moderator: Louis Yiakoumi

Steve Tripp, Head, Worldwide Vehicle Transportation, Chrysler

Bill Schroeder, General Manager, Autohaulers Association of America

Bill Pawluk, CEO, CTM Worldwide

Tom Swennes, VP, Strategic Planning and Administration, ICL Systems

Scott Conover, Automotive/Industrial Segment Leader, GT Nexus

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12:15- 14:00
Lunch
14:00 – 15:15
SESSION 7 Crossfire
Industry leaders and decision makers take your questions and analyse the most important themes to emerge from the conference.

Moderator: Louis Yiakoumi

Bryan Burkhardt, Director, North American and Intercontinental Vehicle Logistics, General Motors  
 
Anu Goel, Vice President, Parts and Vehicle Logistics, Volkswagen Group of America
 
Dennis Manns, Vice President,  Logistics, America Honda

Gerald Lee, VP, Vehicle Planning and Logistics, Subaru of America

Steve Tripp, Head, Worldwide Vehicle Transportation, Chrysler
 

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