Monday, 14 May 2006
Pre-conference cocktail reception
One of the many great networking opportunities to meet fellow logistics professionals and exchange business contacts in a relaxed setting.
Day 1 – Tuesday 15 May
Session 1: The state of the industry
An overview of the automotive industry in China, particularly how this impacts on logistics.
Session 2: Logistics in China
With Chinese and international carmakers and parts suppliers opening new plants throughout China, the development of the automotive logistics network is examined.
Session 3: International logistics
More parts are being sourced from China and, as new plants open in the country, parts are also being imported. This session focuses on the implications of shipping goods to and from China.
Session 4: Finished vehicle logistics
Continuing debate on finished vehicle logistics, a regular feature at Automotive Logistics conferences. This is a particularly challenging business issue in China, which has limited resources and a lack in transportation infrastructure
Drinks reception and gala dinner
This two-tier cruiser boasts an array of traditional artistic Chinese decorations. The panoramic views of The Bund and Shanghai's dramatic skyline are breathtaking. The cruise offers further networking opportunities for delegates
Day 2 – Wednesday 16 May
Session 5: Packaging solutions
At previous Automotive Logistics conferences in China, packaging was one of the liveliest sessions. At Automotive Logistics Asia 2006, the pressing issues will again be addressed, as requested by carmakers and parts suppliers.
Session 6: Service parts logistics
Carmakers are establishing service parts operations in China. What are their distribution and warehousing strategies?
Session 7: Supplier's supply chain
Highlighting suppliers' supply chains and how these are managed. What are their solutions and are these different to those arrived at by carmakers?
Session 8: Logistics service providers How are the local logistics service providers stepping up to the mark? What are the global operators bringing to the region?