Automotive Leaders Summit - North America 2018

April 16th-17th 2018 | Detroit

The Agenda

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Day One - 16 April 2018

5.30pm

Networking Drinks Reception

The perfect start to the conference. Join other delegates at our Networking Drinks Reception.

Held in the Italian Garden on the Fourth Floor.

 

7.30pm

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Day Two - 17 April 2018

8.30am

Registration

Held in the Crystal Ballroom on the Fourth Floor.

9.00am

Opening Remarks

Sam Ogle

9.05am

North American Automotive Trends & Forecasts

Brett E. Cayot 

9.25am

Perspectives on the Future of Mobility

Scott Corwin, Deloitte Consulting

9.45am

Challenge of Mobility in Detroit

Mark De La Vergne

10.05am

Keynote Speaker

Terry Virts -  NASA Astronaut – the ultimate supply chain where logistics is literally the only lifeline

10.30am

Networking Break

To be held in Woodward A located on the second floor

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11.00pm

Knowledge Hubs

To be held in Woodward A located on the second floor

Logistics Networks

The changing face of all areas of transportation, from road to rail to sea and beyond 

Vehicle Preparation

Shifting pdi and other customer-facing activities from the OEM organization to skilled and agile logistics providers 

Technology Driven Logistics

Harnessing the latest software and hardware to streamline the inbound and outbound supply chain 

Customer Satisfaction

From faster service part delivery to fleet management, how the LSP can add vehicle buyer retention and satisfaction

Going Electric

The challenges of handling new powertrains – from shipping and delivery to charging infrastructure, how can the logistics company of today become the full-electric service provider of tomorrow’s electric world?

Environment

From EVs, hybrids and fuel cell vehicles LNG ships to electric and CNG trucks in the supply chain, the drive for a cleaner automotive future has never been more intense

Future Cities

From EV charging stations to dedicated routes and parking for alternative power vehicles to car-free housing projects, we examine the impact of the automobile on our urban spaces 

Future Transportation

Autonomous vehicles, ride and car sharing, future ownership models and the changing face of consumers’ attitudes to personal transportation discussed

Connected Security

Cyber-safety in every aspect of tomorrow’s transport models, from shared connectivity to data protection, tracking consumer choices and increasing vehicle security

12.30pm

Lunch

To be held in Woodward B located on the second floor

1.45pm

Supply Chain Visibility – Mexico

Richard DeBoer, Carter Logistics

2.05pm

Customer Satisfaction - Aftersales maintaining the brand promise

Anu C Goel, Volkswagen

Stephan Reif, BMW

2.35pm

The North American Automotive Industry
- What Lies Ahead?

Bernard Swiecki, Center for Automotive Research (CAR)

2.55pm

Networking Break

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3.25pm

Harnessing the power of big data to link Automotive 2.0 with Industry 4.0

Jeremy Burne, Global MRV and British American Chamber of Commerce (Great Lakes)

3.45pm

From raw material extraction to vehicle end of life - securely connecting the supply chain

Reid Eastman, Blacksands Inc.

4.10pm

Leaders Debate

Preparing for the future whilst dealing with the now. Automotive Leaders and New Mobility Visionaries come together to discuss and review the thoughts from the day.

5.15pm

End of Conference sessions

5.30pm

Awards Champagne Reception

Held in the Italian Garden on the Fourth Floor.

Awards Host

Terry Virts NASA Astronaut 

6.30pm

Awards Presentations and Gala Dinner 

Held in the Crystal Ballroom on the Fourth Floor.

Delegates will  join the celebrations at the fourth North American Automotive Global Awards.  For more information about the awards, or to book additional places please click here