Tuesday 19 May 2009

18:00 – 21:00
Pre-conference cocktail reception and registration.
Wednesday 20 May 2009

08:00 – 09:00

Remaining registrations
09:00 – 10:30
Session 1 – The development of the South American Automotive Industry

An update on the outlook for the industry and the effect of the current economic climate.

  • Johnny Saldanha, VP Global Purchasing & Supply, LAAM (Latin America, Africa, and Middle East), General Motors
  • Davi Lunardi, Supply Chain Director, Iveco Latin America
  • Katia Bednikovs, South America Logistic and Indirect Material Purchasing Manager, Lear

10:30 – 11:00

11:00 – 12:30
Session 2 – From order to delivery

Sharing the processes, human factors and technologies which allow OEMs/Tier suppliers on the one hand, and their LSPs and providers on the other, to ensure a better-managed supply chain.

  • Carlos E. Panitz, Material Planning & Logistics Manager, MWM-INTERNATIONAL Motores
  • Edson Molina, Material Planning and Logistics Director, South America, Ford

  • Flavio Batista, Vice President, Latin America Sales, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics

12:30 – 14:00
Special networking Lunch

14:00 – 15:30
Session 3 – Physical assets and infrastructure

What assets are needed?
What can be done to improve the logistics infrastructure?
How do we work around the challenges in the meantime?

  • Jansen Esteves, Foreign Trade & Logistics Manager – South America, Delphi
  • Stephan Gruener, General Director, BMS Logistica Ltda
  • Jose Ricardo Chiarello, Head of Logistics – South America, Volkswagen Brazil
  • Mauricelio Gomes Faria, Logistics Manager of Latin America, Fiat Automoveis S.A

15:30 – 16:00

16:00 – 17:30
Session 4 – Making it happen

Having identified the requirements and discussed the challenges, what are the actions needed to ensure that the ideas are carried forward?

  • Roberto Avelli, Supply Chain Executive Manager & Active Director, RENAULT Mercosur Supply Chain
  • Fabio Garcia, Executive – Supervisor, Spare Parts Warehouse and Export Customer Care, Volkswagen – Truck & Bus (MAN Group)

17:30 – 21:30
Networking Drinks Reception and Summit Finale Dinner

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