Agenda

4 April 2017

19.00-21.00

Evening Networking Drinks Reception

5 April 2017

09.00

Opening Remarks

Peter Wooding, Chief Executive, Three6Zero

09.05

Trends and Forecasts for the North American Auto Market

Dietmar Ostermann, Senior Strategy and Operations Consulting Partner, PwC

09.30

Will the new Trump Administration Affect Transportation

Kristin Dziczek, Director of the Industry, Labor & Economics Group, CAR Group

09.55

NAFTA and Mexico

Armando Cortés Galicia, Executive Director of Heavy Industries, ProMéxico

10.30

Networking Break

11.00

Finished Vehicle Distribution

Improving Finished Vehicle Distribution

Panel Debate

Moderator: Kirk Williams, President & CEO, Proficient Auto Transport Inc

Costantino Baldissara, Commercial, Logistics and Operations Director, Grimaldi Group

Roy Schleicher, EVP Chief Commercial Officer, Jaxport

Don Asdell, President & CEO International Automotive Processing

Dennis Manns, Chief Commercial Officer, Road & Rail

11.45

Digitisation of the Total Supply Chain

How close is the industry to a fully connected supply chain network, and how will emerging technology improve visibility and communication across the industry?

Panel Debate

Moderator: Sam Ogle, Editor, Automotive Purchasing and Supply Chain Magazine

Mark Boucher, Director, Vehicle Logistics, Volkswagen Group of America

Richard McLaren, President, Unipart Logistics North America

Matthew Cartwright, CIO, United Road Services, Inc.

John MacGregor, President & CEO, Transdevelopment Group

12.30

The Future of Freight Distribution

Platooning, self-driving trucks, IT challenges

In conversation

Moderator: Alex Kreetzer, Editor, New Mobility Magazine

Nick Tempelhoff, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans Future Transportation Systems North America, Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc

13.00

Lunch

14.00

Smart Infrastructure

How will our towns and cities be affected by the new technology? What does it mean for road transport operators?

Keynote - Sustainable Transportation

Reuben Sarkar, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation, US Department of Energy

Panel Debate

Moderator: Alex Kreetzer, Editor, New Mobility Magazine

Reuben Sarkar, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation, US Department of Energy

Christian Kotscher, CEO and Founder, MetroTech Inc    

Amie Devero, President, Solutions4Cities

Ryan Rice, Director of Transportation System Management & Operations (TSM&O), Colorado Department of Transport

15.00

New Mobility vs Old Automotive

With new players entering the industry, will we see the end of the ‘traditional’ automotive era? How is urbanisation changing the future?

Keynote - Future Mobility

Arwed Niestroj, CEO & President, Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc

Panel Debate

Moderator: Alex Kreetzer, New Mobility Magazine

Arwed Niestroj, CEO & President, Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc

Paul Drysch, Vice President of Business Development and GM of APAC Region, RideCell Inc

Prashanthi Rao Raman, Senior Public Policy Manager, LYFT Inc

Paul Brubaker, President & CEO, Alliance for Transportation Innovation, Inc.

15.45

Leaders Insights

Panel Debate

Moderator: Sam Ogle, Editor, Automotive Purchasing and Supply Chain Magazine 

Arwed Niestroj, CEO & President, Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc

Mark Boucher, Director, Vehicle Logistics, Volkswagen Group of America

Mark Anderson, President and Chief Operating Officer, United Road Services, Inc.

16.30

Conference Close

An opportunity to have private meetings and share insights over a final coffee of the day or prepare for the Black Tie Awards Ceremony starting at 18.30.

18.30

Champagne Drinks Reception 

19.30

Awards Presentations and Gala Dinner 

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