Tuesday 13th September 2011

19:00 – 21:00
Pre-conference cocktail reception and registration

Wednesday 14th September 2011

08:00 – 09:00

09:00 – 10:30
Session 1

The New South American Outlook
Infrastructural and political change will not happen overnight, and logistics must evolve for today and generate creative solutions to become more efficient for an industry predicted to grow 20% in four to five years. This session will explore the ways we must work with and put into context, the economic and political changes taking place.
Alexandre Bernardes, Vice President, Anfavea (National Association of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers in Brazil)
Andre Perez, Director of Supply Chain Americas, Renault
Marie-Christine Lombard, Chief Executive, TNT Express


10:30 – 11:00

11:00 – 12:30
Session 2A 

Suppliers' Supply Chain
More and more logistics responsibility is being passed down to tier suppliers, and from them to tier 2's and beyond. What are the challenges to, from, and in South America?
Katia Bednikovs, South America Logistic and Indirect Material Purchasing Manager, Lear
Carlos Panitz, Material Planning and Logistics Manager, MWM International Motors, Navistar South America
Fred Roldan, South America and South Africa Logistics Director, General Motors

Session 2B
Moving Vehicles in South America
A specialist discussion on road versus rail, damage control and capacity issues.
Mauricélio Faria, Logistics Manager of Latin America, Fiat
Fabio Mello, Commercial Director –  South America, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
Sebastian Didari, GEFCO Argentina

12:30 – 14:00

Networking lunch
hosted by DHL

14:00 – 15:30

Session 3A
Creative solutions
Looking at customs procedures, materials handling and service parts logistics, this workshop will offer solutions and share best practice to boost inbound operations.
Gustavo Bonini, External Logistics Manager, Scania Brasil
Jansen Esteves, Foreign Trade and Logistics Manager, Delphi
Luiz Evangelista, Executive Manager – Asset Management, CHEP Brazil

Session 3B
Service parts logistics
How is service parts developing in South America and what are the challenges to moving toward an efficient network?
Renato Costa, Director Aftersales Supply Chain South America, General Motors
Marcius Braga, Transportation Director – Latin America, DHL Supply Chain

15:30 – 16:00

16:00 – 17:30

Session 4
Making it happen
A not to be missed opportunity to make a real impact on the future of your industry. A chance to ask the questions, offer advice on long term strategies of the government, carmakers, suppliers and of course logistics service providers.
Edson Molina, MP&L South America Director, Ford
Orlando Moral, Head of Logistics, Volkswagen do Brazil
Fred Roldan, South America and South Africa Logistics Director, General Motors
Andre Perez, Director of Supply Chain Americas, Renault

17:30 – 21:30

Drinks reception and Gala Dinner
hosted by TNT
The Gala Dinner will be held at the renowned Fogo de Chao.


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