Collect your badge, enjoy a bite to eat and start the conversation with your fellow delegates.
09.00 - 10.15
Session 1: Preparing for the future
Our opening session analyses the changes taking place in the South American automotive sector and the impact these will have on the supply chains that serve it.
Come and develop a clear understanding of:
Where the market is heading – and how soon it will get there
South America’s growing role within the global automotive arena
What automotive supply chains now need to do to keep pace
This scene-setting summit-opener will provide an overview of the South American automotive logistics sector as the industry gears up for an eventual market turnaround.
Helton Arsenio Senior Analyst PwC Paulo Sarti Managing Director Penske
10.15 - 11.00
Networking & coffee
An excellent opportunity to discuss the opening session with your peers over light refreshments.
11.00 - 12.15
Session 2: Lessons learned and new strategies
It has been a tough few years for all those involved in the automotive logistics sector in South America. But growth must inevitably follow decline. Vehicle makers, parts suppliers and logistics service providers outline their plans in preparing for a brighter future.
Join this session to find out:
What lessons leading automotive logistics players have really learned from the recent tough times
Which strategies they now intend to put in place to support the market turnaround – and why
How innovation and new technology will support the industry’s progress
Come and discover what your peers in the supply chain are doing to make sure South America’s automotive logistics networks can truly support higher volumes in the long term.
Marcio Machado Head of Plant SCM/ CEP Brazil Continental Marcelo Antoniazzi Partner – EY Advisory Services, Supply Chain & Operations Ernst & Young Alex Feijolo Director Sales and Marketing GEFCO
12.15 - 14.00
Networking & lunch
An extended networking lunch break giving delegates ample opportunity to rub shoulders with our unique gathering of vehicle makers, tier suppliers, logistics service suppliers, sponsors and exhibitors.
14.00 - 15.15
Session 3: Automotive Logistics Think Tanks
Our Think Tanks are a series of practical, interactive discussions providing an invaluable opportunity to talk directly with key industry figures and peers about the issues that matter most to you.
Pick the brains of leading thinkers in this field and share your own valuable insights about a wide variety of areas including finished vehicle logistics, service parts, innovation, and linking Mercosur.
15.15 - 15.45
Networking & coffee
Your chance to discuss the key issues of the day so far with fellow delegates over light refreshments.
15.45 - 17.00
Session 4: Visions of the road ahead
Top logistics executives from vehicle makers, parts suppliers and logistics providers take part in this closing question-and-answer session, revealing how they expect automotive logistics in South America to change and what they – and others – need to do about it.
Don’t miss this chance to contribute to the debate as the summit draws up its final action plan for the future.
Luis Santamaria VP Supply Chain Management LATAM Fiat Chrysler Neuton Karrassawa Director Logistics General Motors Brazil Marcelo Navarro Senior Manager MP&L Jaguar Land Rover
18.00 - 21.00
Automotive Logistics South America gala dinner
Continue the conversation as you relax, unwind and dine in style with your peers at the fabulous KAÁ Restaurant, one of São Paulo’s architectural and gastronomic highlights.