Monday 17th May 2010
18:00 – 21:00

Pre-conference cocktail reception and registration
Tuesday 18th May 2010
08:00 – 09:00
09:00 – 10:30
Session 1: Preparing for growth
An update on the status of the industry, current and future trade partners, and how the car industry can be prepared for the predicted growth in sales.
  • Wilson B Camara Junior, Planning and Logistics Manager, Knorr Bremse Sistemas
  • Roberto Rodrigues, Managing Director, TNT Brazil
10:30 – 11:00
11:00 – 12:30
Session 2: Solutions for the infrastructure challenges in the South American region
What are companies doing to tackle the obstacles inherent with the current infrastructure? What plans are there to improve the infrastructure?
  • Edgar Pezzo, VP, GPSC-GMIO, South America Hub, General Motors
  • Edson Foltran, Partner, M&T Consulting Partners
  • Danilo de Andrade, Import and Export Analyst, Lear
  • Washington Flores Junior, Superintendent Director, Santos Brasil

12:30 – 14:00

14:00 – 15:30
Session 3: Government assistance for the industry
What is the government doing to assist the industry – e.g. subsidies, improving customs clearance?
  • Stephan Gruener, General Director, BMS Logistics
  • Andre Perez, Director Supply Chain Mercosul, Renault
15:30 – 16:00
16:00 – 17:30
 Session 4: World-class aspirations for the logistics industry
Lessons which can be learned from multinational companies – how can the industry improve its processes and procedures to compete with the rest of the world?
  • Fabio Garcia, Executive- Supervisor, MAN Latin America (Volkswagen Truck & Bus)
  • Marcelo Navarro, Logistics Manager, CNH
  • Senior Representative, Penske Logistics (to be confirmed)

17:30 – 21:30

Gala dinner
Sponsored by TNT

Coaches will leave the conference directly after the last session to transport everyone to the TNT gala dinner at Jardineira Grill

Wednesday 19th May 2010
08:30 – 09:00
09:00 – 10:30
Session 5a: Lessons in Supply Chain Management
Risk management and ensuring your supply chain remains intact in this growing market
  • Marcelo Navarro, Logistics Manager, CNH
  • Carlos Panitz, Material Planning & Logistics Management, MWM Motores
Session 5b: Exporting Brazilian-made cars to the rest of the world
What are the obstacles in exporting cars to the rest of the world? A look at capacity issues and infrastructure development, including port development
  • Edson Molina, Material Planning and Logistics Director, South America, Ford
  • Jack Servara, General Manager, South America, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics

10:30 – 11:00

11:00 – 12:30
Session 6a: Packaging for tomorrow, today
What is the current status of packaging? Is it improving at all in South America?
  • Katia Bednikovs, South America Logistics and Indirect Material Purchasing Manager, Lear
  • Edmur Almeida, General Motors
  • Alexandre Califani, Global Logistics Manager, Magnetti Marelli
  • Pedro Moreira, Country Director, CHEP
Session 6b:
The finished vehicle market – what are the current bottlenecks
A panel of OEMS and LSPs discuss the issue
  • Fred Roldan, South America and South Africa Logistics Director, General Motors

12:30 – 14:00

14:00 – 15:00
A chance to discuss the most pertinent issues in smaller focus groups
15:00 – 15:30
15:30 – 16:30

A chance to pose questions to the decision-makers  

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