Automotive Logistics launches first Mexico conference16 September 2014 | Marcus Williams
Automotive Logistics is holding its first conference in Mexico in January next year in association with the US Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG). The three-day event will take place in Mexico City, at the Marquis Reforma hotel, between the 27-29 January.
Mexico is seeing a wave of new investment as OEMs and tier ones from Germany through the USA to Japan and South Korea compete to establish production in the country. The latest figures from industry analyst IHS Automotive forecast that production in Mexico will reach 3.24m units in 2014 on its way towards 4.2m units in 2017, beating output in Brazil for this year. Last year Mexico produced $76.8 billion worth of automotive parts in 2013, while parts worth $38.8 billion were imported (read more here).
Meanwhile, the total value of vehicles and parts trade between Mexico to the US last year surpassed $102 billion, compared to $18.6 billion in 1993.
This production boom, and the development of Mexico as a global export region, is both a challenge and an opportunity for automotive logistics, which is why Automotive Logistics has established this new event.
The conference will bring together supply chain professionals from government, OEMs, tier suppliers and service providers from within Mexico, across North America and globally. It is designed to help forge the necessary connections to ensure that plants in Mexico can deliver on their investment. It will also give those companies who are still deciding their strategy for Mexico the chance to meet directly with the sector’s most important automotive logistics players.
The event will begin with a cocktail reception on the evening prior to the first day of sessions. Those sessions will contain presentations, Q&A panels and panel discussions, and include a gala dinner on the middle evening. There will be proper time for networking at the coffee and lunch breaks.
The content of the event will cover all the essential aspects of the inbound and outbound supply chains, including the vital channels to the US. There will be simultaneous translation throughout.