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Thursday 31st October 2013
08:00 – 09:00
Registration & coffee
09:00 – 10:30
Session 1
State of the Industry

The traditional opener in which we look at the automotive logistics trends for 2014. This will include analyst projections, and industry & government experts.



Gustavo Bonini, Logistics Manager, Scania Latin America
Sergio Costa, Director, Investe Sao Paulo


10:30 – 11:15


Coffee break
11:15 – 12:30
Session 2A
Supplier’s Supply Chain
Localization and long global supply chains are amongst the logistics challenges of keeping the production lines moving.



José Ricardo Chiarello, Director, Volkswagen do Brasil
Carlos Wagner
, CEO, Sintel
Alexandre Califani,
Logistics Director, Continental South America


Session 2B
Finished Vehicle Logistics
Special focussed discussion on this essential part of the industry looking particularly at international vehicle distribution.

Flavio Batista, Vice President of Latin America, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
Sergio Tanibata, Director of Business, Cisa Trading
Edson Molina, Material Planning and Logistics Director, Ford

12:30 – 14:00


Lunch sponsors



14:00 – 15:15
Session 3A

Aftersale & Service parts supply and logistics
Improving customer service and retention, and dealer and carmaker profitability are just 2 of the reasons that make this subject so important

Nick Beard, Strategic Account Industry Director Automotive, TNT
Paolo Campolina, Senior Solutions Design Manager- Automotive, CEVA Logistics
Antonio Taranto, Customer Service Operations Director- South America, Ford

Session 3B

World trade issues, customs and port congestion are amongst the challenges of importing and exporting to and from South America

Fabiana Nakai, Manager Client Solutions, UTi
Rodrigo Palmieri, Integrated Supply Chain Director, Delphi


15:15 – 16:00
Coffee break
16:00 – 17:15
Session 4
Moving forward
A high level group discussion on the future of automotive logistics and supply in South America.

Mauricelio Faria, General Logistics Manager Latin America, Fiat Auto- Latam
Frank McCarthy, Managing Director- South America, Syncreon

Edson Molina, Material Planning and Logistics Director, Ford



17:15 – 21:30
Gala Dinner and Pre-Dinner Drinks Reception

Venue: Capim Santo
Al. Ministro Rocha Azevedo, 571 – Jardins – Sao Paulo


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