2015 Programme

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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

08:00 – 09:00
Registration and welcome coffee
09:00 – 10:15
SESSION 1: State of the Industry

Predictions are that North American sales will increase to 19.8 million units this year. Across North America production has been on the rise, along with growing exports within NAFTA and beyond it.Moderator: Christopher Ludwig – Editor – Automotive Logistics group

Welcome remarks: James White – Executive Director – Maryland Port Administration
Brandon Mason – Senior Analyst, Autofacts America – PwC
Paul ‘Chip’ Jaenichen – Maritime Administrator – U.S Department of Transportation Maritime Administration

10:15 – 11:00
Networking & coffee break
11:00 – 12:15
SESSION 2: Velocity + throughput + space
Meeting the logistics challenges of changing imports, export flows and rising production, requires a coordinated effort, improved communication and cooperation. What are the transformations that will drive greater velocity and throughput? How do we make optimal use of space? What are the investment requirements
Moderator: Bill Kerrigan – Program Manager, Finished Vehicle Logistics Supply Chain – AIAG
Gerald (Jerry) Schoenle – Director, Ford Trading Company Emerging Market Services – Ford Motor Company
Kurt J. Nagle – President & CEO – American Association of Port Authorities
Scott Pollard – Manager Vehicle Logistics – Nissan North America
Richard (Rick) Powers – Director of Marketing – Maryland Port Administration
12:15- 14:00
Networking & Lunch
14:00 – 15:15
SESSION 3: Delivering on quality and efficiency

Vehicle-handling terminals are essential to the smooth and efficient flow at ports for imported or exported vehicles. The important role that port facilities play in inspection, repair and accessory installation help to simplify the process and ensure quality. Where are the opportunities to improve efficiency and quality? What are the requirements for continued improvement? How can technology drive improved flows and processes?Moderator: Bruce Arlinghaus – Consultant – EurBeacon European Business Consulting

Charles Franklin – Manager Export Logistics – American Honda
John Griffin
– Manager International Port Operations – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Tony Abrams
– VDC Facility Manager – BMW of North America

15:15- 16:00
Networking & Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:15
SESSION 4: 20/20 Vision – The efficiency equation

VIP session discussing the future of imports and exports in North America, and the impact on and importance of vehicle logistics. How can the industry collaborate to drive efficiency?Moderator: Christopher Ludwig – Editor – Automotive Logistics group

Gerald (Jerry) Schoenle – Director, Ford Trading Company Emerging Market Services – Ford Motor Company
Scott Pollard – Manager Vehicle Logistics – Nissan North America
Charles Franklin – Manager Exports Logistics – American Honda
Tony Abrams
– VDC Facility Manager – BMW of North America
Garth Parker
– Chairman – ProAct International

17:30- 20:30
Drinks reception: ‘Happy Hour’ at Pratt Street Ale House
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