Tuesday 20th January 2009

Gauri Point – Renaissance Mumbai Hotel

Pre-conference cocktail reception and registration

Wednesday 21st January 2009

Grand Ballroom 2 – Renaissance Mumbai Hotel
08.00 – 09.00
09.00 – 10.30
Session 1

The state of the industry

An update of the automotive and logistics industries in India.

  • V G Ramakrishnan, Senior Director – Automotive and Transportation, Frost and Sullivan
  • Manoj Goyal, General Manager – Logistics and Material Control, Eicher Motors

10.30 – 11.00

11.00 – 12.30
Session 2

Collaboration and cooperation
Discussing the partnerships being formed in the logistics sector
MM Singh, Managing Executive Officer (Production), Maruti Suzuki India and Chairman, Logistics Committee, SIAM
SK Krishnan, Senior General Manager, Sector SCM, Mahindra and Mahindra
Sanjay Sinha, Managing Director, Mahindra Logistics

12.30 – 14.00
14.00 – 15.30
Session 3

Building an intelligent logistics infrastructure
Experts assess the state of different transport modes and the facilities available, and the effect that regional car and component manufacturing clusters have on infrastructure improvement. Port congestion and port development will also be discussed.
Rajinder Singh, Managing Director, Janta Roadways and President, All India Interstate Lorry Owners Association
Captain Sandeep Mehta, Chief Executive Officer, Mundra Port and Special Economic Zone
Captain Stephen Bland, Operations Director, GBA Group

15.30 – 16.00
16.00 – 17.30
Session 4
Global sourcing and supply chain development
India is becoming a key player in the global market – this session explores the measures being implemented to meet this challenge head-on

  • Sudhir Gupta, Vice President – Supply Chain Management, Tata Autocomp Systems
  • Vimal Manchanda, Senior Consultant – Business Practice, MothersonSumi INfotech and Designs
  •  Kurt E Breinlinger, Managing Director – South East Asia, Panalpina

17.30 – 21.30
Pre-dinner drinks and gala dinner
This will take place on the Convention Centre Terrace immediately after the end of the last session.


Thursday 22nd January 2009

Grand Ballroom

08.30 – 09.00
Stream 1:
Stream 2: 

09.00 – 10.30
Session 5a

Material management and packaging
Experts examine the current trends in material flow and packaging standards

Pranil Vadgama, President, CHEP India
Arun Modgil, President, Ckdpack
Tariq Marfani, Commercial Director, MJ Systems
Wendell Smith, Vice President, Sales, Macro Plastics

09.00 – 10.30 
Session 5b

Finished Vehicle Logistics – RAIL: management planning and strategy
Developing world-class practices within India.
Nidhish Kuchhal, Deputy General Manager – Logistics and SCM, Mahindra Renault
Gary Wells, Head of Group Service, Volkswagen Group Sales India
Suresh Puloor, Manager, Logistics Planning and Control, Toyota Kirloskar Motor

10.30 – 11.00
11.00 – 12.30
Session 6a

Effective supply chain management
Introducing a more efficient supply chain for inbound logistics – what can be done to improve the supply chain?
 Mohan Savarkar, Deputy General Manager, Logistics, Tata Motors

  • Massimiliano Trantini, Head of Purchase, Fiat India
  • Jasjit Sethi, Chief Executive Officer, TCI Supply Chain Solutions

11.00 – 12.30
Session 6b
Finished Vehicle Logistics – RAIL: operations and equipment
What is needed for an effective rail service?

Dr Jörg Mosolf, Chief Executive Officer, Horst Mosolf
Anand Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Lohr India Automotive
H D Gujerati, Executive Director, Freight Marketing, Railway Board, Ministry of Railways
Paul Titterton, Vice President and Executive Director, Fleet Portfolio Management, GATX

12.30 – 14.00
14:00 – 15:30

Introducing a new feature at Automotive Logistics India – this interactive round-table session gives you the chance to discuss the burning issues with your peers face-to-face before reporting back to the audience.
15:30 – 16:00
16:00 – 17:30
Ask the carmakers
Your chance to ask the carmakers the questions.

Rajesh Uppal, Chief General Manager (IT, Sales and Despatch), Maruti Suzuki India
Mohan Savarkar, Deputy General Manager, Logistics, Tata Motors

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