Executive Director Material Planning & Logistics
Regional Director of Russia
Prior to joining Rolls-Royce in 2012, Vadim held a position of regional director of Magna International in St. Petersburg and was responsible for the coordination of Magna’s activities in the North-West region of Russia, including two green-field investment projects in 2010 and one brown-field project that has been in operation since 2009. Previously he was head of business in Russia and CIS for Tenneco Group and before that he was head of export at automotive OEM coatings solutions at BASF and head of business area at BASF Vostok, Russia. Vadim has a Master’s in Law from Universitat Tuebingen, Germany and also holds an MBA to compliment his long standing professional experience in Eastern Europe.
Deputy Director of Trade Policy
Analytical Centre for Foreign Trade - Ministry of Trade of the Russian Federation
Elena graduated from the Moscow Academy, one of Russia’s top rated universities. She joined Adampol in 1996 as a financial specialist and was promoted to CEO just a year later. Prior to this, she worked at the Export-Import Bank as head of interbank loans. She is also the CEO of Vectura, Polinvest and Transcar. She has 17 years logistics experience and since joining Adampol, company revenues have increased twentyfold.
Supply Chain Design & Logistics Services
Magna International Europe AG
Alexey is an expert in supply chain design and implementation at Magna International Europe AG. He has designed and implemented multiple global logistics supply chains for projects in Russia. He joined Magna in 2007, having previously managed logistics at Federal Mogul and AVTOVAZ. Alexey holds an engineering degree in military logistics. He also graduated from the Russian Presidential Managers' Training Program in 2004 and currently studies SCM at the University of Applied Science Upper Austria.
Director, Automotive Advisory Services
Sergey is a director in the corporate finance department of PwC Russia. Sergey has over nine years experience in M&A deals, business valuation, strategy development and financial modelling. Sergey focuses on clients in automotive and sport industries. Sergey leads the automotive group within advisory practices in Russia and is responsible for managing various projects for key automotive clients, maintaining relationships with key industry stakeholders and performing regular overviews of the Russian car market which are widely covered in press. Prior to joining PwC, Sergey worked in the M&A department of AFK Sistema and was a head of strategy in one of the largest car dealers in Russia, Auto Spec Centre. Sergey graduated from the Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation.
Global Manager - International Logistics
Adam started his professional career in FMCG before joining General Motors and the automotive sector. From here he went on to work for ACG before moving on to his current position at Delphi. Adam originally started with sales and marketing and came to logistics via purchasing. He has specialised in logistics services, network design, product distribution, packaging and IT solutions. He has over 17 years experience in supply chain management and holds an MBA from the University of Lodz, Poland and an MSc from the University of Kettering, US.
Freight Village RU
Philippe moved to Russia in spring 1992. His career followed the evolution of the Russian and CIS markets; from trading and imports, through wholesale and retail distribution, to production. This multidisciplinary experience was valuable for understanding the requirements to establish successful local operations for western companies. He excelled in industrial real estate development on assignment for ImmoRosIndustry. He later gained technical assurance when entrusted with the creation and management of the Kazakh subsidiary of the Belgian architecture and engineering firm VK Group. As CEO of Freight Village, Philippe outlines the overall strategy as well as the internal and external policies. His vision is always “long term” and he pays particular attention to workable and sustainable concepts guaranteeing commercial success, while building a corporate reputation based on excellence.
Karel has been working in the field of logistics for over 25 years. His fields of experience include production logistics, purchasing, warehousing and integral supply chain management. He has worked in several countries including China, Poland, France and since 2010, when he became operational director of Rolf Import, he has been living in Moscow. In 2014 he became the executive director of PDC Logistics and has grown the company world-wide and is now introducing HWC International as the official brand of the company.
Legal Director, Head of Foreign Trade Regulation
DLA Piper Russia
Wilhelmina is an expert in foreign trade regulation and customs law, with extensive experience relating to customs administration and the implementation of customs policy in investment activities. According to Best Lawyers ranking, Wilhelmina was ranked as Russia's best lawyer in the regulatory and customs / excise sectors in 2011-2014.
Deputy Chief Department of Customs Operations
Kseniya received her Master's Degree at St Petersburg State University in 2012. While still completing her studies she started her career in customs clearance at Alpha Ust Luga in 2010.
Head of Sales
Nataliya was born in Moscow and studied international economics in the Russian Academy of Foreign Trade. Nataliya has worked within the logistics industry for over seven years. She started her career in TSES (Interrail) and then worked for private railway operator – FENEX. She joined the GEFCO Russia team as the business development manager in the TLI department and specialised in logistics process organization for manufacturing industry. Today Nataliya is head of sales and responsible for new logistics projects with clients from industrial and automotive sectors.
Chief Executive Officer
Bill is the former owner of an auto transportation company in Canada and has made it his life’s mission to solve the problem of waste – empty miles - in auto transportation around the world. He is the inventor and developer of the Convertible Trailer system. Bill also has over 20 years of experience as a professional firefighter, EMT and rescue worker. Bill's vision is to continuously improve methods of managing the world's finite resources, finding new and better ways of using them wisely and at the same time making a commercial return.
31 January-2 February 2017
8-10 March 2017
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach
11-13 April 2017
Hilton HongQiao Hotel, Shanghai
8-10 May 2017
Grand Hyatt Buckhead, Atlanta
6-8 June 2017
Kameha Grand Bonn, Germany
5 July 2017
Renaissance Monarch Hotel,
9 August 2017
Marriott Camden Yards, Baltimore
19-21 September 2017
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center