Tuesday 7th June, 2016

08:30 - 15:00
Finished Vehicle Logistics - Golf Day

Held at the world-renowned Pelican Hill Golf Club.

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18:00 - 21:00
Finished Vehicle Logistics - Cocktail Reception

A great chance for you to get together with fellow delegates, in a relaxed atmosphere, before the conference starts in earnest... Bring lots of business cards!

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Wednesday 8th June, 2016

08:00 - 09:00
Registration & Welcome Coffee
09:00 - 10:15
Session 1 - The industry outlook

While the sun shines
Driven by continued strength in the US market where sales are predicted to reach 17.8m units this year (Autofacts 2016 Q1 Forecast Release), car production across the North American continent continues to grow with new facilities, primarily in Mexico, coming online. With these rays of light on the industry, how should you be looking to invest, upgrade and innovate? Key issues covered in this session include:

• Where is the market really heading?
• What are the main investment opportunities?
• How should you innovate and upgrade to meet growing demand?

Moderator: Louis Yiakoumi Publisher Automotive Logistics group

Brandon Mason Senior Analyst, Americas Leader Autofacts PwC
Sarah Amico Executive Chairman Jack Cooper

10:15 - 11:00
Networking & Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:15
Session 2A - Networks

Invest, reshape and optimise
With continued growth in volumes comes more complexity in the logistics network needed to gain maximum efficiency. Better utilization of assets and greater visualization will be essential to sustaining the flow.

• How do we gain visibility over the network?
• What’s the best way to optimize your assets?
• What are the investment requirements?
• How do we make sense of all the data?
• How will standards and regulation define the network?

Moderator: Christopher Ludwig Editor Automotive Logistics group

Luca Kolcaj Manager Finished Vehicle Operations FCA
Lee Hansen Sr. Buyer Nissan
Dennis Manns COO Road & Rail
Bill Pawluk CEO CTM

11:00 - 12:15
Session 2B - Quality

Risk and quality
As ever-increasing flows of vehicles move from plants to customers over longer distances via train, truck and ship, they face a greater likelihood of damage, leaving the supply chain coming up short on its promise of quality.

• How do we manage this risk?
• How can we meet customers’ quality expectations?
• What investments are needed and why?
• What other upgrades can be made to these processes?

Moderator: Louis Yiakoumi Publisher Automotive Logistics group

Guillaume Quentin Senior Manager FVL - Strategy/Engineering & Quality Assurance Nissan
Richard Blank VP, FVS Business Development VASCOR
Scott Blind President KHS
Noel Hunt General Manager North America Confezioni Andrea Group

12:15 - 14:00
Networking & Lunch
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14:00 - 15:15
Session 3A - Ports, processing & shipping

21st century ports and ocean highways
Every day, ports and waterways across North America handle thousands of cars destined for domestic and international customers. As they move ever-expanding volumes between ships, trucks and rail lines they face unique operational challenges.

• What is the role of the smart port?
• Where do we invest to improve flows?
• How can we capitalise on the marine highways?
• What are the future space requirements?

Moderator: Christopher Ludwig Editor Automotive Logistics group

Peter Bresnee Director of Operations Hyundai Glovis
Noel Hacegaba CCO & MD Operations Port of Long Beach
Brian Mason VP Planning, Analysis & Development Pasha Automotive Services

14:00 - 15:15
Session 3B - Remarketing

Speed, Time and Cost
Used car sales are expected to grow in 2016, buoyed by lease returns from strong sales rises over the past few years. Improving delivery speed while cutting the cost of distribution is essential to building a more effective network.

• How can we best manage used vehicle logistics?
• What are the challenges in creating the optimal network?
• How do we increase speed to market?
• Where do we need to invest?
• How do we build flexibility into our networks?
• Where are the opportunities to co-operate?

Moderator: Dennis Manns COO Road & Rail

Kurt Cornell GM Pre-Owned, Remarketing & Fleet Operations Mercedes-Benz USA
Aaron Cervantes Manager, Fleet Remarketing Hyundai
Deborah C. Newton Director of Strategic Planning Montway Auto Transport
Bryce Bentley Vice President Business Development Ready Logistics

15:15 – 16:00
Networking & Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:15
Session 4 - Innovate

Finished Vehicle Logistics 4.0
The fourth industrial revolution is well underway. Machina Research predicts that by 2020, 90% of new cars will feature a built-in connectivity platform. With this connectivity will come many autonomous driving features, a wealth of data and an opportunity to drive more efficiencies. This connectivity reaches far and wide, connecting cities, infrastructure, ports, trucks and customers, and requires a complete rethink of the processes in place.

• What is the value of intelligent transport systems?
• How will telematics improve our vehicle logistics?
• How should we best use automated and autonomous driving features?
• How can all the data help reshape our networks?
• Where are the real opportunities for co-operation?

Moderator: Christopher Ludwig Editor Automotive Logistics group

Steve Tripp VP Global Strategy and Execution ICL Systems
Cary Tomas Bellaflor CEO & Founder Serva North America
Mark Anderson Chief Operating Officer United Road
Paul Nurse CEO ProAct International

17:30 – 21:30
Finished Vehicle Logistics - Gala Dinner on board ‘Endless Dreams’
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Thursday 9th June, 2016

08:30 – 09:00
09:00 – 10:15
Session 5 - North American Networks

Moving the Mexican metal
New production plants in Mexico will soon be adding extra volumes of finished vehicles to supply chains, presenting numerous challenges, from infrastructure bottlenecks and capacity shortfalls to longer lead times and security risks.

• What infrastructure enhancements do we need to make this work?
• How can we utilize different transport modes to best advantage?
• What are the security challenges and risks involved?
• How could we co-operate to increase network efficiency?

Moderator: Christopher Ludwig Editor Automotive Logistics group

Patrick Foran Operations Support GLOVIS America
Kelley Anderson VP Automotive Kansas City Railroad
Bill Kerrigan Vice President-Logistics SSA Marine
Vegard Synnes Senior Business Development Manager CDC International Logistics

10:15 - 11:00
Networking & Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:15
Session 6 - Think Tanks

Think Tanks
A series of practical, interactive discussions providing an invaluable opportunity to talk directly with key industry figures about the topics that matter most to you.

Technology – How did we get here and where are we going
Bill Pawluk CEO CTM

Trucking safety technology, today, tomorrow and down the road
Steve Tetrault Fleet Account Manager Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Jeff Denny Fleet Sales Manager Volvo Trucks North America

Controlling the controllable and managing the uncontrollable
Dennis Manns Vice President Logistics Road & Rail

Regulatory compliance and its effect on the bottom line
Bob Farrell Executive Director Automobile Carriers Conference ATA

Inland Terminal Depots
Kraig Jondle Vice President WWL

Optimising the used car network: Co-operation, flexibility and visibility
Alecia Weston JMN Logistics

Future of Mobility and the opportunities for logistics
Dave Fleenor Asst Vice President BNSF

12:15 - 14:00
Networking & Lunch
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14:00 - 15:30
Session 7 - Crossfire panel

Invest, upgrade and innovate
A high-level panel discusses the major themes to emerge from the conference, identifying the key things the finished vehicle logistics industry across North America needs to do in readiness for tomorrow’s challenges.

Moderator: Louis Yiakoumi & Christopher Ludwig
Automotive Logistics group

Bryan Burkhardt Global Logistics Operations, Global Purchasing & Supply Chain General Motors
Marc Brazeau Director of outbound and Mexico logistics FCA
Glenn Clift CEO Glovis America
Gerry Lee VP Vehicle Planning and Logistics Subaru

15: 30 – 16:30
Asset & Equipment Showcase

The equipment showcase
A great way to end the conference – come and see the latest assets and equipment on show next to the main conference room. Drinks and lights snacks provided.

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