Tuesday 2nd March 2010   

18:00 – 21:00 Pre-conference cocktail reception and registration.

Wednesday 3rd March 2010

08:00 – 09:00 Registration

09:00 – 10:30  Session 1 Decision-Making – The New Frontiers What and who are the new influencers on the future of automotive logistics? 
Maxine Elkin, Editor-At-Large, Automotive Logistics Magazine Pawel Stelmaszczyk, Head of Unit, European Commission Heiko Schulz, Head of Audi Transport Logistic, Audi Phil Shankley, Business Development and Marketing Director, GEFCO

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee

11:00 – 12:30 Session 2
After the Ball was Over How have you changed what you are doing, because of necessity? Emile Benaim, Director, Vehicle Logistics, Toyota Motor Europe Francesca Gamboni, Head of Global Inbound Logistics, Renault-Nissan Kai Kraass, Chief Operating Officer, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 Session 3 Information – The New Prime Asset “Logistics is more about the flow of information than materials”.
Never has this been more appropriate Yves Kerstens, Vice President Supply Chain & Information Management, Bridgestone Europe Dr Bruce Arlinghaus, Senior Advisor, eurbusinessadvisor.com

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee

16:00 – 17:30 Session 4
Local is the New Global A few years ago the question was asked – “Is logistics the limiter to globalisation?” Do logistics costs mean more targeted sourcing? Aiming for a local mentality, globally Tony Humphreys, Director Corporate Logistics EMEA, Delphi Elliott Swiss, Director of Logistics,Opel/Vauxhall Michael Wittenburg, Senior Business Development Automotive Manager, Schenke

17:30 – 21:30 Gala dinner

Thursday 4th March 2010

08:30 – 09:00 Registration

09:00 – 10:30 WORKSHOP A: Packaging – Returnable container programs as part of a cost-saving strategy.
Led by Olaf Schütze, Supervisor, Opel/Vauxhall Panellist: Wolfgang Michel, Head of Packaging and Innovation Projects Worldwide, Continental Panellist: Ivana Sretenovic, Business Development and Marketing Director, CHEP Panellist: Arun Modgil, President, ckdpack   WORKSHOP B: Information Systems – An examination of what the industry needs for the current economy. Led by Matthias Berlit, Head of Industrial Solutions, Logistics Division, INFORM Panellist: Morgan Zimmerman, VP, Business Development, Exalead   WORKSHOP C: Premium Freight – why premium freight and emergency logistics need to be integrated in the orginal lean strategies of automotive companies Led by: Graham Little, Business Development Manager, Evolution Time Critical Panellist: Neal Williams, Managing Director, Priority Freight Panellist: Dr Arne Schulke, CFO, time:matters  Workshop -The impact of the crisis on this specific sector Led by Tom Jacobson, Managing Consultant, alljoinedup Panellist: Hans-Bert Bong, Manager Vehicle Planning and Logistics, Ford Motor Company Panellist: Lutz Quietmeyer, Head of Capillary Distribution, Renault-Nissan Panellist: Eduardo Munoz, General Manager Supply Chain Management, Mitsubishi Motors Europe Panellist:Axel Bantel, Vice President, Head of Commercial and Supply Chain Management in Europe, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee

11:00 – 12:30 Workshop A: Service Parts
Providing the right parts at the right time, whist keeping inventory as lean as possible. Led by Dr Stephan Freichel, Managing Director, Logwin Solutions Panellist: Raymond Damerow, Director, European Parts Supply & Logistics, Ford of Europe, Ford Customer Service Division Workshop B: Central and Eastern Europe  – Has the current global recession made CEE even more attractive? Led by: Miklos Horvath, Managing Director, Masped Panellist: Ralf Gerhardt, Logistics Manager, Central Europe, Delphi  Workshop: Vehicle Damage Limitation. What can be done to limit damage in transit? From strategies to protective coatings, to insurance and measurement. Panellist: Matt Holmes, Director, PoundGates Vehicle Management Services Panellist: Dr Lorenzo Benini, Professor, University of Florence Panellist: Norman van der Werff, Manager, TMMS

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 Workshop A: CO2 and Logistics- working out your carbon footprint in your global supply chain.

Led by John Buchanan, MP&L Manager, Emerging Markets, Ford Workshop B: Cost Saving Forum – Have there been any new and innovative ideas that can lead to lowering costs? Led by Hubert-Paul Mas, Supply Chain Director – Europe, Inergy Automotive Systems Workshop: High and heavy logistics: the unique challenges involved in the transportation of high and heavy vehicles Led by Joannes Van Osta, Transport and Logistics Manager, JCB Panellist: Franz Blum, CEO, Vega International Car Transport and Logistic Panellist: Manfred Kuchlmayr, External Relations, IVECO

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee

16:00 – 17:30 Workshop A: Special Supplier Workshop – Examining the impact of the recession on the logistics and supply chains of tier suppliers. Led by Baris Dogan, Supply Chain Manager, Avon Automotive Panellist: Michael Tickle, Consultant, PA Consulting Workshop B: Russia- What are the considerations when Russia is part of your supply chain? What are the current opportunities? Led by Stephen Fletcher, Board Member, Supply Chain Solutions, ROLF Group Panellist:  Konstantin Skovoroda, General Director, Russian Transport Lines Panellist: Alexander Rogan, MD, Priority Freight CIS  Workshop – The future – building a sustainable future for finished vehicle logistics companies Led by Lars Eiermann, Senior Research Associate, Supply Chain Management Institute (SMI) Panellist: Egon Christ, Senior Manager, Worldwide Transportation/Vehicle Distribution, Daimler Panellist: Ortolf Barth, Manager Automobile Logistics and Projects, DFDS Panellist: Rudolf Luttmann, Director, Car & RoRo, Mitsui OSK Bulk Shipping Panellist: Dr Fridtjof Langenhan,

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