2016 Programme

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Tuesday, 26 January 2016

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
Sponsored by: .
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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

08:00 – 09:00
Registration & welcome coffee
09:00 – 10:15
Session 1: Launching the next phase

Senior officials from the Mexican government and associations discuss the growth and development of the automotive industry.

Víctor Hugo López Aranda, Ministry of Economic Development, Mexico City

Eduardo Solis, President, AMIA

Santiago Creuheras Diaz, Director General for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability, Ministry of Energy of Mexico

Brandon Mason, Leader, Autofacts Americas, PwC 

10:15 – 11:00
Networking & coffee break
11:00 – 12:15
Session 2: Investing for a world-class industry

The Secretary of Economy, Regional Governors of Mexico, car-makers, and tier suppliers discuss what investment is needed to develop the Mexican automotive industry.

Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, Secretary of Economy, Federal Government of Mexico

Albert Zapanta, President & CEO, US Mexico Chamber of Commerce

12:15 – 14:00
Networking & lunch Sponsored by
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14:00 – 15:15
Session 3: Mexico and the rest of the world 

With parts coming in from China, Europe, and many other regions, and now cars being imported and exported globally it is not just about the US – Mexico trade routes.

Rubén Reséndiz Pérez, Director General of Jaltrade, State of Jalisco

Dr. Miguel Gaston Cedillo-Campos, Senior Researcher, Mexican Institute of Transportation

Rafael Lopez, Material Planning & Logistics DirectorFord Mexico

Robert Strain, Head, Global Automotive, Goodpack 

15:15 – 16:00
Networking & coffee break
16:00 – 17:15
Session 4: What is world class logistics?

This session discusses the requirements and development of a world class logistics network to, from and in Mexico.

Karl-Friedrich Koch, Vice President Production Control, Logistics – VPS – Plant San Luis Potosi, Mexico, BMW Group

Peter Koltai, Director Production Control & Logistics, AUDI Mexico

Darcee Scavone, Vice President & General Manager Automotive, Aerospace and Industrial Operations, Ryder System

Sharon Gray, Global Director, Automotive Key Accounts, CHEP Automotive and Industrial Solutions

17:30 – 21:00
Gala dinner hosted    Ryder_ NEW_ALG14_150

Thursday, 28 January 2016

08:00 – 09:00
Registration and welcome coffee
09:00 – 10:15
Session 5:  Cross-border flows

Amongst the biggest issues for Mexican automotive logistics is customs management. What solutions are there for crossing the border efficiently and speedily?

Chris Styles, Senior Director, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Nissan North America

Tim Flucht, Strategic Account Executive, Penske Logistics

Mercedes Figueroa, Senior Manager Logistics and Customs, FCA Mexico

Daniel Hearn, Director of International Customer Logistics, Ryder System


10:15 – 11:00
Networking & coffee break
11:00 – 12:15
Session 6: Multimodal Mexico

Is the investment in infrastructure keeping up with demand? We examine developments in ports, rail, road and sea.

David Carrillo Murillo, Director of Multimodal Corridors & Logistics, Ministry Of Communication and Transport

Bill Pawluk, Chief Executive, CTM

Carlos Velez, VP Business Solutions & Marketing, KCS/ Kansas City Southern Mexico

Roberto Zavala, Managing Director Mexico, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics

12:15 – 14:00
Networking & lunch Sponsored by   
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Special presentation by William Duncan
, Charge d’Affaires Ad Interim, US Embassy to Mexico

14:00 – 15:15
Session 7 Automotive Logistics Think Tanks

An invaluable chance to talk directly with key industry figures about the topics that matter most to you. These are practical, interactive discussions that give you an opportunity to share ideas and develop real business strategies. Many real actions have developed as a result of our famous Automotive Logistics Think Tanks.


15:15 – 15:45
Networking & coffee break
15:45 – 17:30
Session 8: 20/20 Vision
A special VIP panel discuss their visions and requirements for the year 2020.

Raymundo Garza, Director Global Purchasing & Supply Chain, General Motors Mexico

Chris Styles, Senior Director, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Nissan North America

Rafael López, Material Planning & Logistics Director, Ford Motor Company Mexico

Peter Koltai, Director Production Control & Logistics, AUDI Mexico 

Mike Casidy, Managing Director Mexico, Penske Logistics


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