Powering up the supply chain


Agenda

Tuesday October 8th, 2019
19.00 – 22.00
Automotive Logistics CEE welcome drinks reception at The New York Palace Hotel hosted by HIPA

A great chance to get together with your fellow delegates in a relaxed atmosphere before the summit starts. Our drinks reception provides an excellent forum in which to exchange views and contact details with some of the finest minds in the Central and Eastern Europe automotive logistics sector.
Day One: Wednesday October 9th, 2019
08.00 - 09.00
Registration and welcome coffee:

Join us to collect your badge, enjoy a bite to eat and start the conversation with your fellow delegates.
09.00 – 10.15
SESSION 1: Powering up the Supply Chain: implications of an EV world

Central and Eastern Europe’s automotive logistics sector is evolving at a rapid pace on the strength of growing investment in high-tech manufacturing and R&D from some of the world’s biggest vehicle-makers.

OEMs are investing billions of euros to develop, produce and distribute electric and alternative-powered vehicles, and they need the supply chain to be ready. New energy mobility is set to transform the architecture, geography and requirements of the European and global automotive supply chain, from production through to customer services. As the automotive sector continues to grow in importance both in Hungary and in other parts of Central and Eastern Europe, spurred on by EV growth, it is vital that automotive logistics leaders from vehicle makers, tier suppliers, LSPs and technology are prepared for the challenges ahead.


This session will look at market dynamics, opportunities and challenges for the CEE region’s production and logistics, including:

  • The economic trends driving automotive production and exports in the CEE region
  • What challenges exist to balance production and supply between EV / ICE models
  • What logistics and supply chain networks can do to connect logistics further
  • How the CEE can lead on the “green” supply chain, evolving towards CO2 neutral platforms


  • Come and discover here where Central and Eastern Europe’s automotive industry is really heading and how today’s logistics strategies and business models in the region need to adapt to stay in harmony with it.
    10.15 – 11.00
    Networking and coffee break hosted by CTP
    An excellent opportunity to enjoy some light refreshments, discuss your thoughts about the opening session with your peers and check out some of the leading suppliers showcasing their solutions in the exhibition area.
    11.00 – 12.15
    SESSION 2A: Sustainable Supply Chains

    Manufacturers are increasingly focused on reducing carbon emissions, pollution and waste from their supply chain, production and transportation processes. The car sector is driven by stricter regulations, customer preferences, the latest powertrain technology and cleaner fuels. How is it meeting and managing its green supply chain objectives? What does a CO2 neutral future mean for the automotive industry?
    11.00 – 12.15
    SESSION 2B: Ideas Labs

    Ideas Labs are practical, solutions-orientated workshops led by supply chain and technology leaders, and designed for collective exploration of complex challenges. Expect to leave with new ideas, action plans and new contacts.

    Ideas Lab 1: Packaging innovation

    Packaging efficiency is a mix of engineering, standardisation, sustainability and logistics. Finding innovative solutions that address this mixture of challenges is essential in the quest for an optimal supply chain.


    Ideas Lab 2: FVL – connected for delivery

    The vehicle logistics sector is catching up with the latest digital technology supporting such things as vehicle connectivity, real-time visibility, documentation, and transport and capacity management systems. Discuss how to adapt this technology and better serve your customers.

    12.15 – 14.00
    Networking and lunch

    An extended networking lunch, giving delegates plenty of time and space in which to rub shoulders with our unique gathering of OEMs, tier suppliers, infrastructure operators, logistics service providers and technology companies, as well as the suppliers in our exhibition area.
    14.00 – 15.15
    SESSION 3a: Optimising Inbound to achieve Outbound Flow

    Manufacturers are dealing with shorter production cycles, longer supply chains and more pressure on costs. Experts provide their perspective on network optimisation, process improvement and the technology that will keep European inbound supply chains competitive.

  • How to manage increasing complexity in parts specifications in a “dual-stream” production facility
  • How to optimise facilities for the future
  • Improving real-time visibility – what can technology do to help?
  • What contingencies can be implemented when production shifts?
  • How can OEMs, LSPs and Tier Suppliers better work together in open communication?
  • 14.00 – 15.15
    SESSION 3b: Ideas Labs

    Ideas Labs are practical, solutions-orientated workshops led by supply chain and technology leaders, and designed for collective exploration of complex challenges. Expect to leave with new ideas, action plans and new contacts.

    Ideas Lab 1: The impact of electric vehicles

    As vehicle electrification continues worldwide, this Ideas Lab will consider its implementation in the market and the implications for demand, production cycles, the aftermarket and battery recycling.


    Ideas Lab 2: Global Trade and Automotive Regulations

    Brexit, US tariffs, the China-US trade war, new international trade agreements, CAFÉ/WLTP…..how can the European automotive logistics industry prepare and mitigate risks?

    15.15 – 16.00
    Networking and coffee break hosted by CTP

    Your opportunity to debate the key issues of the day with fellow delegates and work out what issues you want to put to our panel of experts in the closing session.
    16.00 – 17.30
    SESSION 4: An energised vision for the future – innovative, connected, competitive and sustainable
    Your opportunity to debate the key issues of the day with fellow delegates and work out what issues you want to put to our panel of experts in the closing session.

    18.00 – 21.00
    Automotive Logistics CEE gala dinner.


    Dine in style at our fabulous gala dinner, as you compare notes on the day’s proceedings with all the top people in the CEE automotive logistics sector.
    22.00
    END OF THE CONFERENCE