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Day 1
SESSION 1: Decade in review: where have we been, where are we going?
    The last decade of vehicle logistics in North America has seen tremendous change in the market, production, technology, vehicle mix and regulations. What has the vehicle logistics industry learned, and how must it still adapt? As the next decade looks to bring even more radical change, how should carmakers, logistics and technology providers adapt their processes, equipment, systems and skills to survive and thrive? Topics covered by speakers included:
  • Market data on regional vehicle and logistics market with forecasts on the future for sales, production, dimensions and services
  • Understanding the regulatory and trade changes impacting North American vehicle logistics
  • The most significant changes and developments in vehicle logistics then, now and in future
  • Case studies on how carmakers and service providers are keeping the outbound chain fit for the future
  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Michael Robinet, Executive Director, IHS Markit Automotive Advisory

    KEYNOTE SPEAKER: George Peterson, President, AutoPacific Inc.
SESSION 2A: Dealing with disruption
    Topics covered by speakers and panellists included:
  • Best practice in responding to emergencies and disruption – both in advance and afterwards
  • The impacts of changing weather and how to prepare
  • Using technology and data to better forecast, anticipate and avoid major disruption
  • Collaborating with partners, competitors and authorities to anticipate disruption and improve response
  • Charles Franklin II, Export Sales Division - Manager Export Logistics, American Honda Motor Company, Inc. Gary Salvador, Senior VP Sales & Marketing, AMPORTS inc. Jordan Kajfasz, AVP, Sales and Marketing, International Intermodal and Automotive, Canadian Pacific Railway Heather Gilhuly, Senior Manager Operations & Metrics, Volkswagen

SESSION 2B – Ideas Labs
Vehicle logistics requires tremendous resilience and response, from managing production stops, extreme weather, vandalism and more. Experts discuss what tools, processes and partnerships can help the industry to better cope – and how it can prepare for even more unpredictability and potential disruption in future.
Ideas Lab 1: ELD challenges and solutions
Trucking experts will lead discussion on the rollout of electronic logging devices and their impacts for vehicle transport, along with best practice processes and technology
Sharmin Watson, Corporate Account Manager, Accelerated Services LLC Joe Haney, VP, Accelerated Services LLC


Ideas Lab 2: Vehicle logistics
The Middle East has high demand for imported vehicles and top-quality service. Discuss what the most important requirements are for sustainable, high value, damage-free and secure vehicle logistics operations

Ideas Lab 3: Service parts logistics
With Dubai a major regional hub for parts distribution, discuss more about how to maintain fast service, efficient warehousing and high visibility

Ideas Lab 4: Know your customer
Logistics providers across the region work directly with OEMs, dealers, importers and distributors. What are the different logistics requirements and services for each?

Ideas Lab 5: Multimodal logistics
With investment in ports, rail and highways links, including as part of China’s Belt & Road, what are the opportunities to increase multimodal logistics services for automotive across the Middle East and Africa?

Ideas Lab 6: Knockdown kit and containerised parts
New assembly locations are emerging, from Egypt to East Africa and in the Middle East. How can logistics services improve the cost, efficiency and visibility of these global, complex supply chains?
SESSION 4: SESSION 4: Getting bigger and smarter: transport and capacity management
Vehicle logistics has not always been the fastest to adapt to new technology, however opportunities in IoT, vehicle connectivity, cloud systems, data analytics and more are helping to improve tracking and ETA, carrier and capacity management across the outbound chain. Experts discuss what technologies will be most effective for outbound logistics, and the standards, processes and skills they require.
  • Case studies on current best practice for tracking, transport management, ePOD and ETA forecasting
  • Possibilities for further outbound digitalisation and automation
  • Exploring outbound potential for technologies such as AI and blockchain
  • The future of connected car-and-truck-based distribution

  • John Felitto, President and Chief Executive, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions Pat Foran, Director of Operations, Glovis America Inc Christine Krathwohl, VP Global Business Development, FreightVerify Michael Malakov, EVP Global Sales & Marketing, Acertus

    Day 2
    SESSION 5: Outbound talent and skills: keeping vehicles moving
      Technology may bring automation and optimisation potential, but vehicles are still delivered thanks to the labour, processes and skills of people across the supply chain. Whether overcoming shortages of drivers or staff in terminals, or recruiting management, software talent or new partners, how can the outbound sector find, train and retain the people it needs to stay competitive? Topics covered by speakers included:
    • Overcoming truck driver and labour shortages now and in future
    • The hard and soft skills needed to succeed in tomorrow’s outbound logistics
    • Helping people to work with technology
    • Maximising partnership, from long-term suppliers to start-ups
    • Alex Meza, President, Jack Cooper Transport Ivan Hernandez, Director Transportation & Logistics NAFTA, Daimler Trucks North America Dennis Manns, Senior Automotive Advisor, Nationwide Auto Services group Lang Ware, Director Commercial Services, AIAG Al Cardona, Manager, BMW Vehicle Distribution Center, Western Region U.S., BMW North America
    SESSION 2A: Dealing with disruption
      Topics covered by speakers and panellists included:
    • Best practice in responding to emergencies and disruption – both in advance and afterwards
    • The impacts of changing weather and how to prepare
    • Using technology and data to better forecast, anticipate and avoid major disruption
    • Collaborating with partners, competitors and authorities to anticipate disruption and improve response
    • Charles Franklin II, Export Sales Division - Manager Export Logistics, American Honda Motor Company, Inc. Gary Salvador, Senior VP Sales & Marketing, AMPORTS inc. Jordan Kajfasz, AVP, Sales and Marketing, International Intermodal and Automotive, Canadian Pacific Railway Heather Gilhuly, Senior Manager Operations & Metrics, Volkswagen

    SESSION 6: Law and order FVL
    Vehicle logistics requires tremendous resilience and response, from managing production stops, extreme weather, vandalism and more. Experts discuss what tools, processes and partnerships can help the industry to better cope – and how it can prepare for even more unpredictability and potential disruption in future.
    Ideas Lab 1: ELD challenges and solutions
    Trucking experts will lead discussion on the rollout of electronic logging devices and their impacts for vehicle transport, along with best practice processes and technology
    Sharmin Watson, Corporate Account Manager, Accelerated Services LLC Joe Haney, VP, Accelerated Services LLC


    Ideas Lab 2: Vehicle logistics
    The Middle East has high demand for imported vehicles and top-quality service. Discuss what the most important requirements are for sustainable, high value, damage-free and secure vehicle logistics operations

    Ideas Lab 3: Service parts logistics
    With Dubai a major regional hub for parts distribution, discuss more about how to maintain fast service, efficient warehousing and high visibility

    Ideas Lab 4: Know your customer
    Logistics providers across the region work directly with OEMs, dealers, importers and distributors. What are the different logistics requirements and services for each?

    Ideas Lab 5: Multimodal logistics
    With investment in ports, rail and highways links, including as part of China’s Belt & Road, what are the opportunities to increase multimodal logistics services for automotive across the Middle East and Africa?

    Ideas Lab 6: Knockdown kit and containerised parts
    New assembly locations are emerging, from Egypt to East Africa and in the Middle East. How can logistics services improve the cost, efficiency and visibility of these global, complex supply chains?
    SESSION 4: Gateway to the future: How new technology, customer demands and demographics will shape automotive logisticsSESSION 3A: Connected for delivery: outbound IT and technology
    Vehicle logistics has not always been the fastest to adapt to new technology, however opportunities in IoT, vehicle connectivity, cloud systems, data analytics and more are helping to improve tracking and ETA, carrier and capacity management across the outbound chain. Experts discuss what technologies will be most effective for outbound logistics, and the standards, processes and skills they require.
  • Case studies on current best practice for tracking, transport management, ePOD and ETA forecasting
  • Possibilities for further outbound digitalisation and automation
  • Exploring outbound potential for technologies such as AI and blockchain
  • The future of connected car-and-truck-based distribution

  • John Felitto, President and Chief Executive, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions Pat Foran, Director of Operations, Glovis America Inc Christine Krathwohl, VP Global Business Development, FreightVerify Michael Malakov, EVP Global Sales & Marketing, Acertus

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