Agenda 2024, Day 1

08:00

Conference open for registration, networking and refreshments

Collect your badge, explore the exhibition and enjoy a bite to eat ahead of a packed opening day.

09:00

Welcome to Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Mexico

09:15

Main stage - Keynote: Global vision, local excellence

In our opening keynote, hear how major carmakers are developing their logistics for Mexico in line with their global vision and supply chain strategies and delivering high performance through local excellence.

09:45

Main stage - Delivering under pressure: Driving logistics performance to meet nearshoring demand

Discover how nearshoring is driving new requirements in Mexico’s logistics network, heightening competition for logistics capacity and services, and increasing demand for investment into infrastructure, security, equipment and skills.

10:30

Networking, meetings and exhibition

11:15

Main stage - Hitting the accelerator: Speeding up the vehicle supply chain

Hear how finished vehicle flows in Mexico are changing, as new carmakers enter the Mexican market, and OEMs redraw import, export and domestic distribution patterns. Understand how OEMs, port and logistics providers are responding to increase throughput and capacity, exploring alternative transport modes, locations and distribution routes.

Breakout - No small parts: Tactical innovations to boost inbound logistics resiliency

Interactive workshop addressing key challenges, opportunities and tactics for improving parts supply chain transparency and optimising processes across supplier management, transportation, inventory, warehouse management, data analytics, cost control and more.

12:15

Main stage - Keynote: Mexico & North America vehicle sales and production outlook

Hear the latest production and sales forecasts for Mexico and North America, with expert analysis on the market drivers and disruptors, including analysis of the impact of Chinese OEMs in the market, policy direction for Mexico’s new government, as well as implications from the US elections. Get data and insight into how they will influence domestic and international supply chains in Mexico.

12:45

Lunch & networking

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Lunch & networking
14:00

Main stage - Mastering Mexico’s supply chain unpredictability

Mexico’s logistics leaders face a growing mix of uncertainty, from geopolitical to extreme weather, new competition, policy and geopolitical uncertainty, making supply chain risk management, scenario planning and network agility more important than ever.

Breakout - Track and triumph: Improving finished vehicle logistics visibility

Interactive workshop addressing key challenges, opportunities and strategies for improving vehicle tracking and supply chain visibility from assembly plant to dealer, port or railhead.

14:45

Main stage - Gateway to success: Boosting throughput, capacity and connectivity at Mexico’s ports

As a global hub for vehicle and parts imports and exports, strengthening and streamlining Mexico’s port operations and customs processing and inspection services are critical for enabling free-flowing international trade, and efficient, reliable and competitive supply chains.

15:30

Networking, meetings and exhibition

16:15

Main stage - Unified vision: Aligning government and the supply chain for Mexico’s automotive growth

Join key industry leaders and officials as they discuss how Mexico's new government and automotive stakeholders can unite to drive sustainable growth and innovation through localisation and resilient supply chains.

18:00

Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Mexico Gala Reception at Espacio R.

Exchange business cards and views on the day’s highlights and key discussion points whilst enjoying fantastic food and refreshing beverages at the spectacular Espacio R in the heart of Mexico City. The gala dinner provides the perfect forum to catch up with colleagues, connect with new and existing business partners and relax with a margarita or two!

Dress code - Business Casual

21:00

End of Day 1