April 20-21, 2021 | Online



Setting the 2021 Agenda for Europe

Following the devastation to industry in 2020 caused by the pandemic, the European automotive industry’s number 1 priority is to revive the market, enabling production volumes to return to pre-COVID levels, preserving jobs and it’s long term future. But this can’t come at any cost – recovery must align with the new European Green Deal and continue to allow and encourage investment in new technology and greener, sustainable solutions across businesses from new products such as electric vehicles to supply chains and manufacturing footprints.

This is a hugely challenging yet exciting time for the supply chain, manufacturing and logistics sector, with transformation necessary for survival and long-term prosperity but also offering the greatest opportunities for lasting positive impacts at a pan-European socio-economic scale. The actions taken and decisions made now will define the future of the European automotive industry and its place in the global market.

Join the regions’ automotive supply chain leaders and experts for the latest intelligence and insights to help you shape your strategies to make your supply chains more resilient, more robust, more agile and more equipped to accelerate the recovery, re-build a sustainable future and grasp the opportunities.

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Martin Corner

Vice President Global Supply Chain Logistics

Volvo Cars


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Matthias Braun

Head of Digitalization and Concept Development

Volkswagen Group Logistics


Matthias Braun is responsible for the development of new concepts and identifying opportunities for digitalisation in material and container processes at Volkswagen Konzernlogistik (Group Logistics), the central supply chain management organisation that works across group brands. He joined Volkswagen in 2004 and has worked across group logistics in areas including pre-series logistics, order management, inbound logistics and network planning before starting his current role in 2018. Matthias’s team runs multiple projects analysing the implications and benefits of using new technologies in supply chain management, including artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles.

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Isobel Sheldon OBE

Chief Strategy Officer



Isobel is a seasoned battery industry professional. In this role, Isobel’s familiarity with the global battery landscape will allow her to lead a ‘home-grown’ initiative, and become an integral part of Britishvolt, and the UK achieving market leading status, in the production of high-performance lithium ion cells. Having amassed nearly 20 years of Lithium ion battery industry experience, she joins the company from the Government-backed UK Battery Industrialisation Centre where she served as Director of Business Development. Prior to this, she held senior leadership positions within global companies, recently serving as Engineering and Technology Director at Johnson Matthey Battery Systems, where she led the technical strategy and execution within the battery systems business.

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Leon Van Der Merwe

Vice President of Supply Chain

Toyota Motor Europe



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Christopher Godfrey

Global Outbound Logistics

Volvo Car Corporation


Chris Godfrey’s career spans 33 years, of which 30 were spent with Nissan, the last 10 years working within Alliance Logistics Europe (ALE), where he helped set up a successful OBL Engineering team with responsibility for network design and contracting of services for vehicle logistics. His last role there was as General Manager of the OBL Engineering team before moving to join Volvo Car in Sweden as Global Head of OBL Operations. He did so just as the Covid pandemic hit but the company still achieved its best ever half-yearly results in second half of 2020. Godfrey is proud of the contribution to that result the OBL Operations team made. He has now been appointed Global Head of the Outbound Logistics Business Unit in the newly established Supply Chain Management organisation at Volvo.

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Peter Bedow

Commodity Manager Freight Europe

ZF Group


Peter, based in Friedrichshafen in Germany is Commodity Manager “Freights & Logistics Services Region Europe” in ZF Group. He has extensive experience in the Freight Market to all Transport modes and therefore took over the Lead for development of the sustainability Roadmap Freights in ZF on a global level in 2021. He joined ZF in 2009 and held several Management Positions in Logistic Management and Freight Purchasing so far. Peter has studied Transport Economics at the TU-Dresden and is related to Transport and Logistics right from the beginning of his Career.

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Key Themes Discussed by Industry Leaders


Operational Excellence

Identify and capitalise on opportunities to optimise supply chains, mitigate risks with practical insights and solutions on supplier management, freight and network capacity constraints across transport modes, load optimisation and inventory management, driver shortages, cross-border flows and more.


Technology Driving the Recovery

Future proof your supply chain and enhance your systems and processes through new innovations and technology that can revolutionise the sector, support the recovery and rebuild the European industry stronger than ever.


Embracing Transformation

Adapt & develop strategies and operations as Europe leads the global charge towards zero emissions mobility and strives to become a global EV battery powerhouse whilst continuing to navigate its way through the pandemic and realises the realise the impacts of Brexit.


Redefining Partnerships

Understand the new dynamics of the supply chain and how OEM and tier suppliers’ production and logistics needs are changing, as well as the expectations that both traditional and start-up manufacturers have for logistics and technology service providers.

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> President & Chief Executive Officer

> Chief Strategy Officer

> Chief Operations Officer

> Chief Technology Officer

> Vice President, Aftersales & Vehicle Logistics

> Senior Vice President, Logistics

> Vice President, Supply Chain

> Vice President, Finished Vehicle Logistics

> Director, Production North America

> Director, Purchasing

> Director, Global Customs & Trade Compliance

> Director, Packaging

> Import Export Manager

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