2013 programme

Tuesday 24 September 2013

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08.30– Golf Day
Lakes of Taylor golf course

Cocktail reception sponsors

18:00 – 21:00
Pre-conference drinks reception
A great chance to get together with fellow delegates, in a relaxed atmosphere, before the formal conference days. Bring lots of business cards!
Wednesday 25 September 2013

Coffee sponsors

08:00 – 09:00
Registration and welcome coffee 

09:00 – 10:15
Session 1 – The state of the Industry

The traditional opener in which we look at the automotive logistics trends for 2014. This will include analyst projections.
Michael Robinet, Managing Director IHS Automotive Consulting, IHS
Peter Appel, Director, Transportation & Logistics, AlixPartners


Coffee sponsors

10:15 – 11:00
Coffee break

11:00 – 12:15
Session 2

Stream A Stream B Stream C



Using the technology


From increased visibility to ePod, how do you ensure IT is developing the right way with the right solutions for everyone.

Greg May, President & CEO, Car Delivery Network

Tom Swennes, VP- Strategic Planning & Administration, ICL Systems

Matthias Berlit, VP-Manufacturing Division, Inform GmbH

Erika Mercado, Damage Prevention & Claims Manager, Chrysler

Bob Shuman, Dealer, Shuman Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Ram


The complete supply chain



Connecting the whole supply chain from the Tier n’s to the carmakers.
Shay Sidner, Director of Sales & Operations, Flexis AG


Dr Aleks Gollu, CTO, PINC Solutions  

Ed Nabrotzky, EVP- Sales & Product Development, Omni-ID


Aamer Rehman, Industry Strategy & Solutions, Kinaxis Inc



The world of packaging and containerization has never been so important. Who will own, manage and control packaging in the future?

Colin Howard, Sales Director, RPS West, Goodpack

Timothy Nickel, VP Operations, Surgere


Bob Petersen, Senior Marketing Manager- Automotive & Industrial, ORBIS Corporation

Lunch sponsors

12:15 – 14:00

14:00 – 15:15
Session 3

Stream A Stream B Stream C



Examining the solutions to the challenges for this exciting region.
Brian Mason, National Manager- Strategic Planning & Communication, Toyota Logistics Services


Dennis Manns, VP of Logistics, American Honda

Raul Alfonso, EVP & CCO, Tampa Port Authority


New North America networks
With near-shoring and the development of manufacturing in Mexico, how has this affected your supply chain.



David Giandinoto, President, UPDS

Frank Bateman, Director of Customer Logistics, Ryder


Glenn Donell, Director of Purchasing for Transportation and Tool & Equipment, Faurecia

Hector Benavides, General Manager- Operations, Penske Logistics Mexico

How will information technology and systems change automotive logistics.



Bruce Arlinghaus, Consultant, EurBeacon


Scott Conover, Automotive/Industrial Segment Leader, GT Nexus


Philip Abraham, Founder & CTO, Cloudface LLC


Coffee sponsors

15:15 – 16:00
Coffee break

16:00 – 17:30
Session 4 – Mexico
The topic of 2013 and for the next few years . We examine what the emergence of Mexico means to you.
Bill Garrett, President, Vascor
Chris Styles, Director of Logistics, Nissan North America

Scott Grady, Senior Vice President of Corporate Sales Solutions, Landstar
Julie Krehbiel, EVP- Intermodal Marketing & Sales, Pacer International
Carlos Lerma, AVP Intermodal Sales, Ferromex

Glada dinner sponsors

17:30 – 21:30
Gala dinner
Lovett Hall at The Henry Ford Museum​

Thursday 26 September 2013

Coffee sponsors

08:30 – 09:00
Registration and Welcome coffee

09:00 – 10:15
Session 5 – Sharing the inspiration
Based on the format of ‘TED talks’, this session features prominent industry figures giving short presentations on the topics- industry related or not- about which they are most passionate and what gets them up in the morning.
Mike Nelson, National Manager- Rail Strategy & Operations, Toyota Logistics Services
Christopher Connor, President & CEO, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
Anu Goel,
Vice President- Parts & Vehicle Logistics, Volkwagen Group of America, VW of America

Coffee sponsors

10:15 – 11:00
Coffee Break

11.00 – 12:15
Session 6

Stream A Stream B Stream C



Working together
Carmaker/carmaker; carmaker/LSP; LSP/Dealer – vehicle logistics works best when each supports the other.

Kathleen McCann, President, United Road

Jeff Williams, Dealer, Williams Auto World

Mike Nelson, National Manager, Rail Strategy and Operations, Toyota

Near-shoring may be the current trend but will the BRIC’s and beyond still be your big focus?



Michael Silvio, Director of Supply Chain Management, Cooper Standard Automotive


Greg Slawson, Director Account Solutions, UTi


Jim Barnett,  Vice President of Automotive Business Development- Americas, CEVA Logistics


Special Aftersales and Service Parts Forum1
The customer



Bruce Arlinghaus, Consultant, EurBeacon


Larry Demski, Department Head- Parts Logistics, BMW North America


Wes Lutz, Owner, Extreme Dodge/Hyundai


Nick Beard, Corporate Industry Account Director, Automotive & Industrial, TNT

Thors Oxnard, National Manager, Parts Logistis Planning, Toyota


Lunch sponsors

12:15 – 14:00

14:00 – 15:15
Session 7

Stream A Stream B Stream C



And now for something completely different!
A chance to dream about the ideal future for the vehicle logistics industry.
Steve Tripp, Head of Worldwide Vehicle Transportation, Chrysler

Dennis Manns, Vice President of Logistics, American Honda

Bill Pawluk, CEO, CTM

Franz Blum, CEO, Vega International Air Transport


Keep ’em keen by being lean
To be a top auto supplier you must be global and local, high quality and low cost. A difficult balance.
Dave Andrea, Senior Vice President- Industry Analysis & Economics, OESA – Original Equipment Suppliers Association


Camille Chism, SCM Packaging Engineer, Johnson Controls

Special Aftersales and Service Parts Forum 2
The supply chain



Bruce Arlinghaus, Consultant, EurBeacon


Anu Goel, Vice President- Parts & Vehicle Logistics, Volkwagen Group of America, VW of America


Jay Johnson, General Manager, Parts Distribution, Daimler Trucks


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15:15 – 15:30
Coffee break  

15:30- 16:45

Session 8- Crossfire

An senior level panel discusses the future of automotive logistics and supply chain.

Dana McBrien, Associate Chief Advisor, American Honda
William Cook,
Director of Worldwide Logistics, Chrysler
Michael Riggs, Chairman, Jack Cooper Holdings LLC
Grant Belanger, Executive Director, Global Material Planning & Logistics & Supply & Logistics , Ford


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