Tuesday 4th March 2008

18:00 – 21:00
Automotive Logistics Europe pre-conference drinks reception is a great opportunity to meet fellow delegates. This is a relaxed start to Europe's leading automotive logistics business meeting of the year.


Wednesday 5th March 2008

For all delegates held in La Coupole/Le Petit Palais at Le Montreux Palace


09:00 Session 1
Outside influences on the automotive logistics industry
John Berry, Principal Administrator,
European Commission – Directorate for Energy and Transports
John Pattullo, CEO, CEVA Logistics

Coffee break

Stream 1
Stream 2

Session 2a
Which regions will rise to the fore in the next five years? Case studies from emerging markets and the merits of local and global transport.
John Canvin, Managing Director, Odette International·
Michael Berger, Key Client Director, Maersk Line·
Andrea Eck, General Manager – Multi-Brand Functions, Volkswagen Logistics
Session 2bTransport
Rail, road and equipment. Where are the bottlenecks occurring and what strategies are being employed to address these constraints?
Alain Leray, Deputy Managing Director, STVA Group
Dr Luc Billiet, Supply Chain – Material Flow and Transport Manager, Fiat Group Automobiles


Session 3a
Low-cost countries and supply
A look at lower-cost sourcing strategies and how this affects total landed costs.
Tony Humphreys, Director Corporate Logistics EMEA and Global Logistics Director – Powertrain, Delphi Corporation
Frederik Beelaerts van Blokland, Vice President Automotive, Corporate Logistics SCM, Schenker of Canada
Session 3b
Capacity constraints, the challenges of operating in emerging regions and an update of what's happening in these markets, including China and India.
Michael Nelson, National Manager – Highway Transportation Logistics, Toyota Logistics Services, Toyota Motor Sales
Peter Reinshagen, Coordination and Development Manager (China), Gefco
Konstantin Skovoroda, General Director, Russian Transport Lines
Kai Kraass, Chief Operating Officer, Global Head of Ocean Services and Supply Chain Management, Wallenius Wilhelmsen

Coffee break

Session 4a
Production excellence
Feeding the lines. New plant case studies are shared with delegates.
Arthur Maher, Head of European Forecasting, JD Power & Associates Automotive Forecasting
Dr Jürgen Henschel, CEO Distribution and Logistics, Tyco Electronics Logistics
Dr Bruce Arlinghaus, Director – European Supply Chain Solutions, Ryder Deutschland
Session 4b
How is new environmental legislation affecting the logistics industry? Who should lead the way?
Tom Jacobson, Managing Consultant, alljoinedup
Costantino Baldissara , Vice President,ECG; Commercial and Logistics Director, Grimaldi Group·
Peter Menzel , General Manager, Car Carrier Group, K Line (Europe)·
Geoff Williams , Senior Researcher, UK, International Car Distribution Programme (ICDP)


Gala dinner at…
Restaurant La Vieille Ferme,
Chailly – Montreux

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. It is the perfect way to form those all-important long-term business relationships.

Thursday 6 March 2008

for all delegates at in La Coupole/Le Petit Palais at Le Montreux Palace


Stream 1
Stream 2

Session 5a
Service parts
Delegates will hear case studies detailing service parts strategies and inventory management.
Guido Delfgaauw , Director of Business Development,
Schneider Logistics Europe
Cary VandenAvond , Member of the Board, i2;
Vice President Sales , AAIM Division, i2 Technologies.
Session 5b
High and heavy
What are the unique challenges of this sub-section of logistics and what specific equipment is required?
Moderator: Franz Blum, CEO, Vega International Car Transport and Logistic
Maria-Paz Millén Millén , Section Manager Transport Logistics, MAN Nutzfahrzeuge
Dr Prof Joannes Van Osta , Group Transport and Logistics Manager, JCB·
Ricardo Bevilacqua , Sales, Administration and Shipping, Volvo Construction Equipment (International Division)

Coffee break

Session 6a
How to maximise supply chains with intelligent packaging strategies
Discussions on cube utilisation and solutions that take packaging to the next level.·
Olaf Schütze , Supervisor, General Motors Europe·
Trace Norton , Senior Vice-President – Containers CHEP Europe, CHEP
Bruno Van Damme , Business Development Manager, Volvo Logistics
Session 6b
Future trends and strategies
Will sales methods change? How will carmakers and LSPs develop their strategies for the next decade?
Moderator: Steve Jones, Managing Director, Vehnet
Frits Mehrtens , President, ECG; Managing Director, Broekman Automotive Division·
Michael Robinet , Vice President, Global Vehicle Forecasts, CSM Worldwide·
Arnaud Cauchy , Automotive Business Manager, Gefco·
Rene Varek , Commercial Director, RailTransAuto·
Dr Bert Bong , Manager European Vehicle Logistics, Ford Motor Company


Session 7
Grilling the carmakers
The increasingly popular forum where delegates get to interrogate leading executives from the carmakers
Elliot Swiss , Director of Logistics, General Motors Europe
Ralf Hattler , Vice President Supply Chain Structures, Supplier Processes, Efficiency Programmes, BMW
Stephen Harley , Director – Material Planning and Logistics, Ford of Europe

Coffee break

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