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Wednesday 28th November, 2018

08.00 - 09.00
Registration and breakfast

Join us to collect your badge, enjoy a bite to eat and start the conversation with your fellow delegates.

09.00 - 10.15
Session 1: Dawn of a new supply chain

Recovering sales, production investments and expanding trade links are strengthening the South American supply chain. But the industry must manage continued political and economic uncertainty, infrastructure bottlenecks and changing technology. This opening session of the summit will provide insights on:

  • The recovery and development taking place in the region’s automotive markets
  • How automotive logistics has changed since the downturn in Brazil – and the technology that will change it still further
  • The impacts of government policy and regulation

Come to this opening session to develop your understanding of the current and future trajectory of South American automotive logistics.

Moderator: Christopher Ludwig, Content Director, Automotive Logistics Group

Gustavo Bonini, Board Member, ANFAVEA
Elias Mufarej, Advisor, Sindipeças
Marcelo Cioffi, Automotive Leader (Brazil), PwC
Marcelo Turri, Head of Supply Chain and IT, Alpargatas

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: Tools for competitive and collaborative logistics

South American manufacturers face high costs and growing global competition. However, well-designed distribution networks, connected production and warehouse operations and strong partnerships are improving both efficiency and utilisation. This session will consider:

  • The IT systems and automation helping South American OEMs achieve Logistics 4.0
  • Improving regional warehouse, supply and port network design
  • Collaborative strategies across the supply chain to share resources, data and capacity

With real-life examples highlighting best practice and know-how, our expert speakers will share their insight in this session on the systems and approaches that make a real difference to automotive logistics.

Moderator: Joanne Perry, Editor, Automotive Logistics Group

Celso Simomura, Vice-President of Purchasing, R&D, Government Affairs and PR, Toyota do Brasil
Carlos Banzato, After Market Sales & Marketing Director, Johnson Controls
Patrick Bonaly, General Manager, 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 popular Think Tanks are practical, interactive group discussions providing an invaluable opportunity to talk directly with key industry figures and peers about the issues that matter most to you.

Chaired by industry insiders, these open discussions are expected to cover a wide range of topics including:

  • Packaging - Sharon Gray, Global Director Key Accounts, CHEP
  • Vehicle imports and ports - Christoph Seitz , CEO, CFR Rinkens
  • Solutions for infrastructure - Antonio Taranto , CEO, UpDealer
  • Skills, training and recruitment - Stephan Grüner , CEO and founder, Namoa Digital
  • Service parts logistics - Fabio Garcia , Head of Spare Parts Logistics, Volkswagen Truck & Bus

Don’t miss this opportunity to pick the brains of leading thinkers in this field and share your own valuable insights about a variety of topics in these vibrant, round-table exchanges.

15.15 - 16.00
Networking & coffee

Your chance to discuss the key issues of the day so far with fellow delegates over light refreshments.

16.00 - 17.30
Session 4: Logistics talent to lead today and tomorrow

Logistics decision-makers in South America need to confront perennial challenges in capacity and cost, while integrating new technology and processes into their supply chains. In this final session, OEMs and tier supplier executives share how they get the best from their organisations and partners, in particular in terms of:

  • Maintaining and retaining logistics talent and skills
  • Preparing the next generation of supply chain leaders
  • The digital transformation in logistics
  • Visions and ambitions for the future

With both keynote presentations and a wide-ranging panel debate, this final session will consider what conclusions should be drawn around the summit’s key themes of investment, infrastructure, collaboration, talent and leadership.

Moderator: Christopher Ludwig, Content Director, Automotive Logistics Group

Fabio Garcia, Head of Spare Parts Logistics, Volkswagen Truck and Bus
Reinaldo Lanza, Director Supply Chain, GM Brazil
Marcelo Piva, South America MP&L Director, Ford South America
Celso Simomura, Vice-President of Purchasing, R&D, Government Affairs and PR, Toyota do Brasil

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 Automotive Logistics South America gala dinner, hosted by premier sponsor Penske Logistics. Location and details will be announced soon.

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