8-10 May 2017
Grand Hyatt Buckhead, Atlanta

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Monday 8th May, 2017

18:00 – 21:00
Pre-conference drinks reception

A great opportunity to get together with fellow delegates, in a relaxed atmosphere, before the formal conference days. Bring lots of business cards!


Tuesday 9th May, 2017

08:00 – 09:00
Registration & welcome coffee
09:00 – 10:15
Session 1: Through Silicon Valley Eyes - the car industry.

What will the car industry look like in 10 years’ time? Will it be an e-future for all? And what kind of sales and production figures will the sector be returning? We invite leading figures in the industry to share their visions of the future automotive world, from smart cities and intelligent highways to autonomous vehicles and new mobility models.

This session will also examine the economics and financing of logistics and supply chain networks, as well as more immediate prospects for North American and global vehicle production and sales levels.

10:15 – 11:00
Networking & coffee break
11:00 - 12:15
Session 2: Brain over brawn

What will transportation systems and warehouses of the future really look like?
Is the future of automotive logistics really going to be more about the production and flow of information than mere metal?

12:15 – 14:00
Networking & lunch
14:00 - 15:15
Session 3: Automotive Logistics Think Tanks

Our popular brainstorming sessions are back once again, providing an excellent opportunity for delegates to air the logistics issues of greatest concern to them.

15:15 – 16:00
Networking & coffee break
16:00 - 17:30
Session 4: The factory of the future

Industry 4.0 is all very well, but who will own the automotive factories of the future and what will a typical vehicle production plant really look like?

17:30 - 21:00
Gala dinner at the Atlanta History Center

The Automotive Logistics Gala Dinner - Great networking, great setting, great opportunity

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Wednesday 10th May, 2017

08:00 - 09:00
Registration & welcome coffee
09:00 - 10:15
Session 5: Automotive Supply Chain 2025

Global? Local? Nearest? Cheapest? Most advanced? How is the automotive supply chain of the future going to change and what will be its biggest priorities?

10:15 - 11:00
Networking & Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:15
Session 6: Aftersales and Service Parts - evolution or revolution

Are you prepared for the e-world? What will the shift to electric vehicles mean for the parts supply sector? And what opportunities are there for production and service parts sectors to work together more closely?

12:15 – 14:00
Networking & lunch
14:00 - 15:15
Session 7: Don't just think - think differently

Automotive logistics needs to change its mindset. We’re all used to thinking ‘efficient’, but now we need to think ‘smarter’. So just how can you make your supply chain smarter and turn it into a real competitive advantage?

15:00 - 15:30
Networking & coffee break
16:00 - 17:30
Session 8: Automotive Logistics: The next steps

A senior panel of logistics leaders share their views on how the industry should develop and how they would like to see these changes achieved.

Conference close