Providing standards, tools and services
for the automotive supply chain


Still Building Solutions for Sustainable Supply Chains

20-21 November 2023

22nd Odette International Automotive Conference for Supply Chain Professionals and Digital Transformation Experts

Still Building Solutions for Sustainable Supply Chains

Supply Chain Management in the automotive industry is attracting more investment than ever and has evolved from a service and support function to a strategic ‘C-suite’ concern. In taking this leading position, supply chain VPs have quickly realised that digitalisation demands standardisation and that collaboration across the industry to develop and implement further digital standards is vital for survival.

Odette has been at the forefront of the development of digital standards for the automotive supply chain for almost 40 years and we look forward to continuing to mobilise the automotive community to overcome the major challenges ahead.

What people say about the Odette Conference

The Odette Conference is a place where you will share knowledge and meet major actors of the digital supply chain. Besides following the conference sessions to keep informed of the industry evolutions, my objectives at Odette2022 were to ensure the transmission of knowledge and expertise by introducing my young colleagues to the people I regularly communicate with and to speak with a customer on a specific project. This was done within minutes of our arrival as my Odette contacts immediately put me in touch with THE person I was looking for.

I recommend the Odette conferences to suppliers who want to anticipate changes and stay informed.

Marie Ammerich, Supply Chain Projects Engineer at L&L Products

It was a pleasure to participate and thank you for giving me the opportunity to introduce Stellantis ambitions and the challenges ahead of us. Odette is a strong partner and the standards created are well taken into account in achieving the convergence of our Group companies.

Michael Gorny, VP Supply Chain Transformation at Stellantis

I really enjoyed the presentations as well as the discussions at the conference.

My congratulations on your excellent organization which was the perfect mix of a highly professional event and a great feel-good get-together of the industry.

Christian Moser, Global Solution Manager e-mobility, DBSchenker

ECG - Our Partner Association for Finished Vehicle Logistics



08.45 - Visit Berlin Underworld (see Visits tab for details)

11.30 Registration/Lunch

13.00 Plenary


  • Robert CAMERON

    Head of Production, Logistics & Aftermarket, Chairman Odette International


  • Marcus BOLLIG

    Managing Director


Group logistics on the move - more digital, more resilient, more fit for the future

  • Berenike HÖHNE

    Overall Program Management ONE Log

    Volkswagen Group Logistics

13.50 Breakout - Solutions for Sustainable Supply Chains

Building a circular automotive industry

  • Peter LUKASSEN

    Director of Sustainability

    Robert Bosch

Sustainable transport: the challenges facing us all and the solutions available

  • Pascal BORN

    Vice President, Strategic Account Management


13.50 Breakout - Managing an ever-changing Regulatory Landscape

Living la ViDA Loca – Everything you need to know about VAT in the Digital Age

  • Alexander KOLLMANN

    Head of Transactional Tax Reporting

    Schwarz Group

Shifting Priorities in eInvoicing: Navigating ViDA's Cross-Border Directives

  • Andreas PELEKIES

    UN/CEFACT eInvoicing Expert


14.50 Coffee break

15.30 Breakout - Managing an ever-changing Regulatory Landscape

eFTI - a unique opportunity for authorities and logistics service providers


    Strategy and Policy Advisor Transport and Logistics

    51Biz Luxembourg

Get ready for Global Trade 2.0 – Top Tips for handling Customs


    Global Head of Trade & Customs


15.30 Breakout - Tailoring Ready-to-Wear Solutions

Rolling out Global eInvoicing

  • Frederick SCHAEFER

    Director Digital Sales

    Leuze electronic

  • Thomas BRAUN

    Account Director


Managing Reusable Transport Items using RFID

  • Petr SMIDLIK

    Head of IT

    Yusen Logistics (Czech)

16.35 Breakout - IT Integration and Technology Change

How to keep up with IT Integration Challenges

  • Oliver RUPPRECHT

    Head of IT Integration Solutions

    ams OSRAM Group

Microservices – transitioning transport to less paper and more visibility

  • Andrea SŰMER

    Supply Chain Expert


  • Joerg WALTHER

    ICT Expert

    Odette International

16.35 Breakout - Packaging - the Red Cells of the Automotive Supply Chain

Circular Economy - a key factor in packaging

  • Olivier COTILLARD

    Supply Chain - Global Packaging Expert


Packaging regulations: Collecting the data to satisfy increasingly stringent legal requirements

  • Sebastien BATTIER

    Director Suppliers and Material Management

    Volvo Group

17.35 Plenary - ... and something to chew on

A culture of innovation

  • Michael GERRITY

    Principal Customer Solutions Manager


18.05 Plenary - 2023 Awards

Presentation of awards to industry members who have made an exceptional contribution to the aims and objectives of Odette

  • Odette International 2023 Awards



18.30 Evening event starts with a cocktail in the Exhibition


08.30 Welcome back

09.15 Plenary - Programme starts

Stellantis supply chain digital roadmap

  • Michael GORNY

    Vice President Supply Chain Transformation Projects


09.50 Breakout - The Future for Supply Chain Communications

Forecasting customer demand with AI


    Group CEO & Co-founder


  • Mikael JOHANSSON

    Sales Director


Digital messaging standards – Is the original still the best?

  • Rabea BARTYLLA

    Process Excellence Expert

    Robert Bosch


    Programme Manager Production and Logistics


  • Petra LARSSON

    Process Manager Electronic Communication

    Volvo Group

  • Terry ONICA

    Director Automotive


  • Andrea SŰMER

    Supply Chain Expert


09.50 Breakout - Latest Challenges for Supply Chain Transport

Packing the power: Developing standard packaging for the battery supply chain

  • Eckhard LAIBLE

    Managing Partner

    mts Maschinenbau

  • Tony SUN

    Founder and Chairman


Calculating and reporting GHG emissions in the automotive supply chain

  • Andreea SERBU

    Senior Manager External Affairs


  • Robert CAMERON

    Head of Production, Logistics & Aftermarket, Chairman Odette International


10.50 Coffee break

11.30 Breakout - Building an EV Supply Chain

From combustion to electrification: re-designing plant logistics

  • David BRINDLEY

    Senior Manager – MP&L Nitra

    Jaguar Land Rover

Transformation @ ZF - Our E-Mobility Strategy

  • John SOBECK

    Vice President, Head of Materials Management Digitalization & Services

    ZF Group

11.30 Breakout - Transforming Finished Vehicle Logistics

Finished Vehicle Logistics in Volkswagen Group – why cooperation with LSPs is the key to success

  • Benedict BAYER

    Product Owner

    Volkswagen Logistics

  • Marie BRANDES

    Product Owner

    Volkswagen Logistics

Integrating smaller operators in the digitalisation of vehicle logistics

  • David-Christian LAUBER

    Director Digital Business Innovation

    Bosch Service Solutions

  • Fabian MAIER

    Head of Product Excellence

    RIO | The Logistics Flow

12.35 Breakout - Building an EV Supply Chain

Importance of standards in building a new supply chain

  • Olivier TALABARD

    Director Supply Chain

    ACC - Automotive Cells Company

12.35 Breakout - Completing the Digital Integration Journey

Digitalisation! An on-going challenge for SMEs

  • Michael SPAETH

    VP Lean Research & Digital Development


13.05 Lunch

14.15 Plenary

Enabling the Catena-X Data Space

  • Felix GERBIG

    Product Owner


OFTP2 and Catena-X: An integrative perspective

  • Marvin HUBL

    IT Consultant, SCC-Services

    OFTP2 Expert Group

15.00 Programme ends

15.15 Buses to Airport

15.45 Visit BMW Motorcycle Factory (see Visits tab for details)

All-inclusive Pass: Attendance on both days, visits, conference proceedings, networking events, lunches, cocktail, etc.

Member Fee: Available to members of: AIAG, ECG, GALIA, JAMA/JAPIA, Odette Sweden, OSD, SMMT, VDA

Fully booked. Registration closed.

Evening Event

We all recognise the value of face-to-face networking to build the strong relationships which are crucial for our business. That's why we ensure that those all-important breaks are long enough to allow real connections to be made.

Conference delegates are invited to our renowned networking evening event which, as always with the Odette Conference, will take place in top class surroundings - the Berlin Classic Remise - home to Berlin's most beautiful cars - allowing you to converse with customers, colleagues and competitors in a chic and convivial atmosphere.

The cars are very precious and we are asked to remind everyone: Touch with your eyes only!

(joining details in the programme brochure)


Optional sites and city visits are offered free of charge to conference delegates.

Monday 20 November 09.00-10.30
(departure by bus 08.45 from Titanic)
Experience WW2 bombing raids through the eyes of civilians
=> Fully booked.

Tuesday 21 November 16.30-18.00
(departure by bus 15.45 from Titanic. Return by bus to Titanic via Hauptbahnhof)
BMW Motorbikes Plant Tour

  • Experience WW2 bombing raids through the eyes of civilians

    Every day, hundreds of people walk past a green door in the Gesundbrunnen underground railway station, unaware that, behind it, lies a subterranean labyrinth full of history just waiting to be experienced. Get an insight into the 160-year-old underground history of Berlin.

  • BMW Motorbikes Plant Tour

    Around 2000 parts are needed to build the legendary BMW motorcycles: Explore the new BMW logistics centre, one of the most modern in the global motorcycle industry, and visit the assembly hall, where all the parts come together to produce the bikes which are loved by enthusiasts throughout the world.

Venue and Hotel


Titanic Chaussee Berlin
Chausseestraße 30
10115 Berlin

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Titanic Chaussee Berlin
Phone: +49 30 3116 8580