27-29 January 2015
Marquis Reforma, Mexico City
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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

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!

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

08:00 – 09:00
Registration and welcome coffee

 

 

 
 
09:00 – 10:15
SESSION 1: State of the Industry
 
Why Mexico?
Sales and production forecasts.
The future of Mexican automotive industry

 

Moderator: Louis Yiakoumi, Publisher, Automotive Logistics group

Ildefonso Guajardo, Secretary of the Economy, Federal Government of Mexico

 

Gabriel Lopez, President & CEO, Ford of Mexico

Hector Gutierrez, President, Delphi Mexico

 

10:15- 11:00
Coffee break

 

 

 
11:00 – 12:15
SESSION 2 Investing in Mexico
 
The development of different regions.
What the regions are offering and what the industry needs

 

Moderator: Christopher Ludwig, Editor, Automotive Logistics group

Miguel Marquez, Governor of Guanajuato, State of Guanajuato

 

Al Zapanta, President and CEO, U.S Mexico Chamber of Commerce

Brian Hall, Supply Chain Program Manager, AIAG

 

12:15- 14:00
Lunch

 

Sponsored by


 

 

 
 
14:00 – 15:15
SESSION 3 Connecting Mexico
 
NAFTA and border flows
Linking Mexico with the rest of the world.

 

Moderator: Louis Yiakoumi, Publisher, Automotive Logistics groug

 

Luis Sandoval, Logistics Manager, GPSC, General Motors 

 

Julie Luna, CCO, XPO Logistics 
 

 

15:15- 16:00
Coffee break

 

 

 
 
16:00 – 17:15
SESSION 4 Multimodal
 
Building and developing logistics infrastructure in a multimodal way.
Update on rail logistics
Is short sea a viable alternative?

 

Moderator: Christopher Ludwig, Editor, Automotive Logistics group

Rafael Lopez, Director, Material Planning & Logistics, Ford Mexico

Alberto Sanchez, AVP Automotive, FerroMex

Alejandro Couttolenc, Head of Commercialization, Port of Veracruz 

 

 
 
 
17:30- 21:00
Gala dinner
 
 

Thursday, 29 January 2015

08:30 – 09:00
Registration and coffee
 
 
09:00 – 10:15
SESSION 5 Suppliers Supply Chain
 
Enabling production

Supply localization
Global sourcing

 

Moderator: Christopher Ludwig, Editor, Automotive Logistics group

Robert Ryan, Supply Chain Director- Mexico and Central America, Cummins

 

Frank Bateman, Director of Customer Solutions, Ryder Supply Chain Solutions

 

John Godfrey, Director Logistics and Purchasing, Pirelli Tire NA

 

Volker Vossler, VP Operations Mexico, Seglo Logistics Schnellecke

 

Michael Silvio, Senior Director Supply Chain Management, Cooper Standard

 

 

 
 
10:15- 11:00
Coffee break
 
 
 
11:00 – 12:15
SESSION 6 Finished Vehicle Logistics
 
Designing a vehicle logistics network
Mexico to USA, the whole route. From plant to dealer or distribution center
The development of vehicle logistics service providers

 

Moderator: Bill Kerrigan, Finished Vehicle Logistics, AIAG

 

Scott Mize, Purchasing Manager, Transportation and Logistics, Nissan North America

Alfonso Rodriguez, Vehicle Logistics Manager, General Motors

 

Robert Zavala, Head of Mexico, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics

 

Alex Meza, Chief Commercial Officer, Jack Cooper Holdings

 
12:15- 13:30
Lunch

 

Sponsored by


 

 

 
 

 

13:30 – 15:15

 

SESSION 7 

David Murillo, Director General for Multimodal Corridors and Logistics, Ministry of Communications and 
Transportation

Federico Gutierrez, Sub Director of Roads and Project Evaluation, Fondo Nacional de Infraestructura

 

 
15.15 – 15.30 Coffee break

 

15.30 – 16.30  Session 8 20/20 VISION

                  High level panel discusses the future of automotive logistics in Mexico

                  Moderator: Louis Yiakoumi, Publisher, Automotive Logistics group

                  Chris Styles, Senior Director Logistics, Nissan North America

                  Rafael Lopez, Director, Material Planning and Logistics, Ford Mexico

 

                   Raymundo Garza, GMM Purchasing Director, GM
 

 

16.30 – Conference closes