Tuesday 4 September 2012

19:00 – 21:00
Cocktail reception and registration 



Wednesday 5 September 2012
08:00 – 09:00
Registration & coffee
09:00 – 10:30
Session 1
The automotive logistics landscape
The automotive logistics landscape in South America is changing rapidly. This session will examine the surge in activity in the region, including the growing interconnectivity between neighbouring countries, and look at how developments including infrastructure, trade policy and foreign investment are shaping the future of the industry there.
Moderator: Louis Yiakoumi, Publisher, Automotive Logistics group
Fred Roldan, South America and South Africa Logistics Director, General Motors
Eduardo Barnez, Senior Manager of Central Logistics, Mercedes Benz Brazil
Alexandre Bernardes, Vice President, ANFAVEA
Paulo Protasio, President, ANUT – Members of the National Association of Freight Transport
10:30 – 11:15
Coffee break
11:15 – 12:30
Session 2A
Developing logistics service providers
It is time for the industry to be more efficient and this session will discuss how to bring together the needs of the carmaker and the LSP to provide the best logistics in South America.
Moderator: Stephan Gruener, Managing Director, BMS Logistics
Adilson Dezoto, Board Member Director, MAN Latin America
Gustavo Bonini, Logistics Manager, Scania Latin America
Ana-Paula Annibaldi, Import, Export and Logistics Manager, Visteon Brazil
Elaine Inacio, Customs Clearance Manager Brazil, Uti

Session 2B

Supplying the aftersales market
Service parts are an undeniably important profit-maker for automotive logistics worldwide, and this session will discuss the unique aspects of aftermarket logistics in South America, as-well as its brand-power.
Moderator: Louis Yiakoumi, Publisher, Automotive Logistics group
Renato Costa, Director Aftersales Supply Chain Americas, General Motors
Marcel Yoshida, Director of Aftersales, Audi Brazil
Nick Beard, Corporate Account Industry Director – Automotive and Industrial, TNT
12:30 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:15

Session 3A

Supplying the carmakers
Supply chains are growing, and tier suppliers more than ever are expected to be flexible but unbreakable. This workshop will discuss the importance of each link in this chain.
Moderator: Louis Yiakoumi, Publisher, Automotive Logistics group
Alexsandro Godoy de Paula, Logistics, Import and Purchasing Manager, Chery Brazil
Jansen Esteves, Logistics and Foreign Trade Director, Delphi South America
Wilson Duaik, Logistics Supply and Inbound Transport Manager, Volkswagen Brazil
Carlos Wagner dos Santos, President, Sintel

Session 3BImport and export
Port activity in South America is becoming a must-improve area. With new agreements and changing regulations, what must be done to ensure the ports are prepared for this growth and ready to take new volumes. Is capacity a concern?
Moderator: Flavio Batista, Vice President, Latin America, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
Mauricelio Faria, Logistics Manager Latin America, Fiat
Luis Pedressani, Outbound Logistics Supervisor, General Motors
Ricardo Rosini, Head of Sales Planning and Logistics Latin America, Jaguar Land Rover
Francisco Costa, Commercial Manager TEV and Projects, Port of Santos

15:15 – 16:00
Coffee break
16:00 – 17:15
Session 4
Make it happen
The best opportunity to hear the thoughts and reflections from the leaders and decision makers, as they discuss the future of automotive logistics in South America.  And the chance to ask questions, or offer ideas on long term strategies of the government, the carmakers, the suppliers and of course the logistics service providers.             
Moderator: Louis Yiakoumi, Publisher, Automotive Logistics group
Edson Molina, Material, Planning and Logistics Director, Ford South America
Andre Perez, Director of Supply Chain Americas, Renault
Fred Roldan, South America and South Africa Logistics Director, General Motors
Toby Grey, Managing Director, TNT

17:15 – 21:30
Gala Dinner

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