September this year sees the launch of a three-day virtual summit bringing together leading logistics and supply chain industry experts to discuss the future of an automotive industry recovering from the Covid-19 crisis.
Running between September 15-17, Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live will feature a programme of livestreams, webinars, Q&As and panel discussions in an online forum that will feature 20 hours of live broadcasts.
The summit will look at how the automotive industry can adapt supply chains to the new reality of production in a post-pandemic world, with a focus on key regions including China, Europe, India and North America. Delegates will review the lessons learned through the crisis and how to adopt new processes and systems to meet returning demand. As the automotive industry reinvents itself, discussions will also focus on how to build collaboration for a more resilient and flexible future.
Building off Automotive Logistics’ weekly series of Livestream events and videos, the online forum will featuring keynote speakers will cover a wide range of subjects, including electric vehicle (EV) production and logistics, inventory management, digital transformation, the aftermarket and the finished vehicle delivery sector. All sessions will be available on demand at the end of the conference for up to 30-days.
The summit will feature input from more than 30 leading logistics and supply chain industry speakers from carmakers, suppliers and logistics providers, as well as industry consultants. The heads of logistics and supply chain management at the event include VW of America’s Anu Goel, Scania’s Fabio Castello and Peter Hörndlein from MAN Truck & Bus.
As befits an industry moving faster toward its electric future, confirmed speakers so far also include a strong showing from the new EV makers, including: Rivian’s Amy Paulsen, Greg Henninger from Lucid Motors and Govin Ranganathan from Nio USA.
There will also be a virtual exhibition area and the opportunity for one-to-one video meetings to discuss challenges and needs with carmakers, tier suppliers, and logistics and other service providers.