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Tuesday 31st January, 2017

18:00 – 21:00
Cocktail 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 1st February, 2017

08:00 – 09:00
Registration & welcome coffee

 

Hosted by:
09:00 – 10:15
Session 1: Influences on the Mexican automotive industry

This session will focus on political and world trade influences on the Mexican automotive industry.

Albert Zapanta President & CEO United States – Mexico Chamber of Commerce
Oscar Albin Executive President National Industry of Automotive Parts

 

10:15 – 11:00
Networking & coffee break

 

Hosted by:
11:00 – 12:15
Session 2: Overcoming the ‘cuello de botella’ (bottleneck)

How should Mexico deal with the need for further investment in its infrastructure? Is more collaboration the answer? We consider the best ways to bring Mexico’s infrastructure up to speed for the benefit of vehicle manufacturers and logistics providers alike.

Mercedes Figueroa Head of Inbound, Outbound Logistics, Customs and Programming-Scheduling FCA Mexico
Frank Bateman Director of Customer Logistics Ryder
Jose Zozaya President Kansas City Southern, Mexico
Roberto Zavala Managing Director- Head of Mexico Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
Bill Pawluk CEO CTM

 

12:15 – 14:00
Networking & lunch

 

Hosted by:
14:00 – 15:15
Session 3: Automotive Logistics Think Tanks

Our popular, interactive discussion sessions are back again, with an expanded range of topics covering all the issues of greatest concern to delegates.

 

15:15 – 16:00
Networking & coffee break

 

Hosted by:
16:00 – 17:45
Session 4: Ensuring world-class manufacturing and logistics in Mexico

How will the growing use of automation and data assist and accelerate the growth and efficiency of Mexican manufacturing and logistics?

Peter Koltai Director of Productions Control/ Logistics Audi Mexico
Alex Graniewicz Managing Director Mexico Penske Logistics
William Wappler President & CEO Surgere
Volker Vossler Vice President of Operations, Mexico SEGLO Logistics / Schnellecke Logistics
Ramon Hermanejildo Foreign Trade and Customs Coordinator Tenneco
Adrian Contreras Key Account Manager – Mexico Chep

 

18:00 – 21:00
Gala dinner at the Franz Mayer Museum

 

Hosted by:
21:00 – 00:00
After Glow party at Piso 51

 

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Thursday 2nd February, 2017

08:00 – 09:00
Registration & welcome coffee

 

Hosted by:
09:00 – 10:15
Session 5: Supplying Mexico – assuring a stable delivery process

The increasing importance of the tier suppliers’ supply chains and the need for more localised infrastructure improvements to support them.

Carlos Lazzeri Logistics Group Manager Bocar Group
Guillermo Hersch Sales Director GEFCO Mexico
Vegard Synnes Head of Key Accounts CDC International Logistics
Achim Glass Head of Global Automotive Vertical, SVP Kuehne + Nagel

 

10:15 – 11:00
Networking & coffee break

 

Hosted by:
11:00 – 12:15
Session 6: Developing and retaining logistics and supply chain talent

Automotive Logistics Mexico works with Mexican universities to find out what the industry needs from its new recruits, what excites students, and how to attract more of them into our vibrant and varied sector – as well as how to solve the high staff turnover issue.

Santiago García Provost Panamerican University
Carlos Paredes Business Consultant IBERO university
Alfonso Guttierez Transportation Planning Manager Volkswagen

 

12:15 – 14:00
Networking & lunch

 

Hosted by:
14:00 – 15:15
Session 7: The growing issue of vandalism and security

What is being done by the government and the transportation providers? What are the most viable and realistic options for dealing with the problem?

Manuel Fernandez Director International Promotion State of Guanajuato

 

15:15 – 15:45
Networking & coffee break

 

Hosted by:
15:45 – 17:30
Session 8: 20/20 vision

A senior panel of executive experts and decision-makers from vehicle makers, parts suppliers and logistics companies take part in an interactive discussion to discuss strategies, ideas and visions for the Mexican automotive logistics sector. A great opportunity for attendees to share their thoughts and ask questions of some of the most important people in our industry.

Maria Veronica Orendain de los Santos General Director of heavy industries and high tech Secretariat of the Economy
Alex Graniewicz Managing Director Mexico Penske Logistics
Alfonso Guttierez Transportation Planning Manager Volkswagen
Dr. Karl-Friedrich Koch Vice President Production Control, Logistics, VPS BMW Mexico

 

17:30
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