Pre-conference cocktail reception
Exclusive cocktail reception at Le Montreux Palace hotel

Exquisite champagne cocktail reception with delicious canapes and a captivating musical ambience, all overlooking a view of Leman Lake. The Automotive Logistics Europe cocktail reception presents a great opportunity to get acquainted with fellow attendees. It provides a relaxed start to the beginning of Europe's leading automotive logistics business meeting of the year.

The automotive map is changing!

The automotive logistics landscape will also change as the whole industry moves to exciting new markets. Where will the logistics hubs be? What will be the deciding factors in choosing locations for new car plants? How should tier suppliers locate in these times of in-sequence supply? The new location showcase is the perfect way to discover solutions, or to promote your services. Highlights will include: investment agencies, ports, facilities management, consultants and property investment.

7:00 Breakfast
8:00 Registration
9:00 Session 1 – Lean logistics
How to achieve it. Carmakers constantly adopt new business models. How does this impact on logistics?
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Session 2 – LSPs
How are logistics service providers adapting to the changing and demanding requirements of the automotive industry?
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Session 3 – Globalisation: the reality
Views and opinions on the challenges and the opportunities they bring.
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Session 4 – Information technology
Who owns and manages IT and how do the latest developments impact on the logistics industry?

Gala dinner
The highlight of the conference agenda

This prestigious evening event is the ideal networking opportunity. It is your chance to get further acquainted with fellow delegates and existing or potential customers in a non-pressured environment. It's the perfect way to form those all-important long-term business relationships.

Solutions – making a difference to the vehicle logistics industry today
During the three sessions in the Special Finished Vehicle Logistics segment we are bringing together the leading executives from the carmakers and the logistics service providers, as well as other industry experts, to discuss the challenges the industry faces and how to move towards the solutions.
7:00 Breakfast
8:00 Registration
9:00 Session 5
– Materials handing
Special Forum
Session A – Collaboration
Examining the logistics involved, in-plant and pIant-to-plant. How can carmakers work together to make the industry more efficient?
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Session 6 – Service parts Session B – Transportation and infrastructure
How do automotive logistics companies play their part in the availability and distribution of parts? Can wider logistics solutions be found through transportation and the finished vehicle infrastructure?
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Session 7 – Suppliers' supply chain Session C
– The future
Suppliers are responsible for the automotive supply chain – how do they face the challenges? Where is the finished vehicle logistics sector heading?
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Session 8 – Conference round up
A discussion of the salient points made during the conference and the way forward for the automotive logistics industry.

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