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2015 Programme

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Tuesday, 3 November 2015

08:00 – 09:00
Registration & welcome coffee
09:00 – 10:15
Session 1: State of the Industry
This session provides analysis from associations, carmakers and analysts on the current and future trends shaping the South American automotive industry.Moderator: Christopher Ludwig  Editor  Automotive Logistics group

Orlando Moral  Operations Director  Chery Brazil
Jansen Esteves  Global Supply Chain Director South America  Delphi Brazil

10:15 – 11:00
Networking & coffee break hosted by
11:00 – 12:15
Session 2: Supply Chain change
What is and can be done differently to ensure you come out stronger, leaner and ready for the growth that will surely come?Moderator: Stephan Gruener  Managing Director BLG of South America

Fred Roldan  Supply Chain Director South America  General Motors
Fabio Castello  
 Vice President Logistics   Scania Latin America
Paulo Sarti  
Managing Director  Penske Logistics
Alex Feijolo  Sales & Marketing Director  GEFCO

12:15 – 14:00
Networking & lunch hosted by
14:00 – 15:15
Session 3: Think Tanks
These practical, interactive discussions give you an opportunity to share ideas and develop real business strategies.

This year’s Think Tanks will cover the following topics:

  • After sales and service parts logistics
    Antonio Taranto  Customer Service Operations Director South America  Ford
  • LLP concept: how it can be successful in Brazil
    Fabricio Orrigo Director of Sales South America  Penske Logistics
  • Empty miles: the elephant in the room
    Bill Pawluk  CEO CTM
  • Savings through container management and packaging
    Pedro Moreira  General Manager Brazil  CHEP
  • Development of rail
    Mauricio Quintella 
    CEO  Contrail
  • Developing the right network for South America
    Neuton Karassawa
    Logistics Director South America General Motors
  • Optimising your supply chain strategy: exposing the hidden challenges and opportunities
    Ana Paula Quaresma
    Head of Commercial Latin America  Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
15:15 – 16:00
Networking & coffee break hosted by
16:00 – 17:15
Session 4: 20/20 Vision
This high level panel reviews the major themes to emerge from the summit and aims to identify future actions for the development of the South American automotive logistics industry.Moderator: Christopher Ludwig  Editor  Automotive Logistics group

Fabio Castello   Vice President Logistics   Scania Latin America
Neuton Karassawa  
Logistics Director  General Motors
Orlando Moral  Operations Director  Chery Brasil
Antonio Taranto  Customer Service Operations Director – South America  Ford

17:30 – 21:00
Gala dinner hosted by:
This year the dinner is being held at the luxurious Figueira Rubaiyat restaurant, just a short walk away at Rua Haddock Lobo, 1738 Jd Paulista, São Paulo. 

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