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2015 Programme

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Tuesday, 14 April 2015

18:00 – 21:00
Pre-conference drinks reception
A great chance to get together with fellow delegates, in a relaxed atmosphere, before the formal conference days. Bring lots of business cards!

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

08:00 – 09:00
Registration and welcome coffee
09:00 – 10:30
SESSION 1: From Big to Strong
Forecasts for production and sales for the Chinese and global automotive markets.
Government plans for supply chain and logistics.
What will impact on automotive logistics in 2015?

10:30- 11:15
Coffee break

11:15 – 12:30
SESSION 2: Developing a Supply Chain Strategy for China
What is a supply chain strategy?
The Chinese supply chain.
Human resources and education


12:30- 14:00


14:00 – 15:15
SESSION 3 Working Together
The automotive industry needs to work together to ensure logistics develops in the most optimal way for China. Vehicle makers, tier suppliers and LSPs share their views.

15:15- 16:00
Coffee break

16:00 – 17:30
Session 4 Special E-Commerce Forum
Bringing together the old world and the e-world.
The changing retail world.
The changing customer.
The changing automotive world.
The impact on logistics and supply chains.

17:30- 21:00
Gala dinner

Thursday, 16 April 2015

08:30 – 09:00
Registration and coffee
09:00 – 10:15
SESSION 5A: Plant Logistics
With so many new plants opening in China, what new ideas have been put in place to optimise plant logistics.

09:00- 10:15
SESSION 5B: The Opportunities and challenges of “One Belt and One Road”
The Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road are part of the Chinese national strategy.

10:15 – 11:00
Coffee break

11:00 – 12:15
SESSION 6A Vehicle Logistics

From truck designs, to multimodal logistics. This session looks at the ideas that will make vehicle logistics ready for the continuing growth.

11.00- 12:15     SESSION 6B Import and Export Strategies
A senior panel of carmakers talk about their visions and strategies for Imports and Exports to and from China.

12:15 – 14:00



14:00- 15:15
SESSION 7A Service Parts Logistics
Customer sophistication and expectations have changed. What can be done to ensure they get the service they now require?


14:00 – 15:15
SESSION 7B Tier Supplier logistics focus
A discussion on the unique logistics challenges of tier suppliers, and the part that 3PL’s can play.


15:15 – 15.30:
Coffee break

15:30 – 16:30
20/20 Vision
Senior executive panel join a special question and answer open forum.

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