The event starts with an introductory cocktail reception, followed by two days of presentations and discussions, including lunches and tea breaks, and the mid-conference gala dinner. Conference sessions include break-outs covering finished vehicles, packaging, service parts and inbound supply chain management, and concludes with the popular round-tables. All are included within the delegate registration.
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Wednesday, 11 December 2013

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!
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Thursday, 12 December 2013

08:00 – 09:00
Registration and welcome coffee
09:00 – 10:15
SESSION 1: State of the Industry
Academics, government representatives and Infrastructure authorities will present and answer questions on the state of the Indian automotive industry. From forecasts to the human factor

Sunil Chaturvedi, CEO, ASDC (Automotive Skills Development Council)

R.S Kalsi, Executive Director, Maruti Suzuki India

Rajiv Bajaj, Principal, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants

10:15- 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 – 12:15
SESSION 2A: Service Parts and Aftersales
As customer expectations increase, the service parts area is now at the forefront of peoples thoughts.

Leo David, Director of VM Automotive- Region APAC, DB Schenker

Girish Bhobe, General Manager- Spares Sourcing, Mahindra and Mahindra

Vinodha Jeyanthilal, Director, Supply Chain Management, Ford

Laxmikant Gavankar, Divisional Manager- Parts, Mercedes Benz India

11:00 – 12:15
SESSION 2B: Finished Vehicle Logistics

Bill Villalon, Vice President- Global Automotive, APL Logistics

Suhas Kumar, Advisor (Freight Management), Indian Railways

Bill Pawluk, CEO, CTM Worldwide

12:15- 14:00
14:00 – 15:15
SESSION 3A Managing the Complete Supply Chain
Connecting the carmakers to the Tier N Suppliers

Phani Krishna, Head, Automotive India, UTi Worldwide

R Hariharan, Vice President, BLG Parekh Logistics

Jayant Chitnis, Dy General Manager, Mahindra and Mahindra

Mark Ellis, Global Industry Director- Automotive, Geodis Wilson

Venkataramanan Baskaran, Senior Manager, KD Support, Hyundai Motors India

Suresh  Sekar, Deputy Manager, KD Support- PPC, Hyundai Motors India

14:00 – 15:15
SESSION 3BFinished Vehicle Logistics

Achal Paliwal, Head, Logistics & Exports, Honda Cars India

Jitendra Goyal, Deputy General Manager, Production Control and Logistics Division, Toyota Kirloskar India

15:15- 16:00
Coffee break
16:00 – 17:30
Session 4 Global Purchasing & Supply Chain
Senior Executives discuss India as a major manufacturing and sourcing region for the global automotive industry.

Viswanathan Ramesh, Senior Vice President- Manufacturing, Toyota Kirlosker India

Sudhir Gupta, Executive Vice President SCM & Chief Central Purchase, TATA Automocomp Systems

Vishal Mayani, Director, Supply Chain Management, Magna Steyr

17:30- 21:00
Gala dinner

Friday, 13 December 2013

08:30 – 09:00
Registration and 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.

SK Krishnan, Vice President (Demand Chain Management), Mahindra and Mahindra

Prem Verma, Chief Executive Manager, TML: Distribution Company

Robert Strain, Vice President- Automotive Sector, Asia Pacific, CEVA Logistics

Amlan Bose, Vice President of Logistics and Export Operations, Ford Asia Pacific

10:15- 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 – 12:15
SESSION 6A Packaging & Container Management
Developing world class packaging processes for India

Colin Howard, Sales Director RPS West, Goodpack Ltd

Sven Bockes, Head of Disposition, Logistics, Volkswagen India

11:00 – 12:15
SESSION 6B Finished Vehicle Logistics
Planning the right vehicle distribution strategy for India

Gur Prasad Kohli, Managing Director/Head of India, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics

Vinayak Shrotri, General Manager, Corporate SCM, Fiat India

Kiran Rakhe, Senior General Manager, SCM & Logistics, Mahindra Trucks and Buses

12:15- 14:00
14:00 – 15:00
SESSION 7 Automotive Logistics India Roundtables
The perfect networking and discussion forum
15:00- 15:30
Coffee break
15:30 – 16:30
A senior level panel discusses the future of automotive logistics and supply chain

Amlan Bose, Vice President of Logistics and Export Operations, Ford Asia Pacific

Carsten Goransch, Logistics Director, Volkswagen Asia Pacific

SK Krishnan, Vice President (Demand Chain Management), Mahindra and Mahindra

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