Tuesday 6 March 2007

18.00-21.00 – Drinks reception and registration  

Exquisite champagne cocktail reception with delicious canapés, accompanied by wonderful music, and overlooking Lake Leman. The Automotive Logistics Europe pre-conference drinks reception is a great opportunity to get acquainted with fellow delegates. It provides a relaxed start to Europe’s leading automotive logistics business meeting of the year.

Wednesday 7 March 2007
08.00 Registration
09.00 Session 1
Influences that will affect the future automotive logistics
A look at factors that may change the way we operate in the future, or at least make us think differently, including the environment and sustainable development, finance and design.
10.30 Coffee break
11.00 Session 2
Logistics Service Providers CEO Forum
Following the success of our inaugural CEO Forum in Detroit, we have decided to bring this to Europe. The presidents and CEOs of top logistics companies are invited to discuss the latest trends and challenges for the LSPO industry. This will not only include the automotive industry, but also other sectors.
12.30 Lunch  
14.00 Session 3
Packaging as an integral part of the supply chain
For years, carmakers have been saying that logistics companies should integrate packaging in their service offerings. We examine the topic of combining packaging with transportation.
15.30 Coffee break
16.00 Session 4
Operating in leading competitive countries
Everyone has to operate in leading costcompetitive countries. But the logistics challenges are huge. What have we learned about the role that logistics can play in keeping new sourcing and sales markets competitive?



Session 1
The new retail distribution models.
From the beginning to the end of life of vehicles. Sales methods; compounds; distribution networks; PDI & transformation; buy-back and refurbishment.

Session 2
Ensuring perfect delivery Moving towards damage-free transportation. Measurement and reporting the damage; enclosed wagons; New ideas in protective coatings.
18.00 Gala dinner (and pre-dinner drinks)  

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.

Thursday 8 March 2007
08.30 Registration
09.00 Session 5

Managing the supply chain
Tier suppliers have responsibility for the supply chain. A senior level panel will examine the latest strategies and how they operate under extreme cost pressures.

10.30 Coffee break
11.00 Session 6
The reality of technology for automotive logistics
Addressing the IT/IS issues that really concern the industry. What technology is actually needed? Who should make the investment?


Session 3
New markets
Great opportunities – huge headaches. How will the flows go; transportation infrastructure to the East; rail and ocean to and from Asia; transport and port capacities.

Session 4
Crystal balls
You will need crystal balls to predict this industry in the future. Preparing for the changes discussed over the two days; collaboration; sustainable development and the environment; who will be left in this industry, and what will they do
12.30 Lunch
14.00 Session 7 – Conference round-up
Carmaker logistics forum
A specially selected panel of logistics executives from leading carmakers will take part in a special question-and-answer session. The questions will be collected in the weeks prior to the conference. This is you chance to ask the questions you have always wanted to, of peers or customers.
15.30 Coffee Break

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