Mark your calendar!
20 - 21 November 2023
22nd Odette International Automotive Conference for
Supply Chain Professionals and Digital Transformation Experts
Few people could have predicted the way the world is today. Geopolitical turmoil, trade wars, real wars, pandemics, rapidly evolving technology and social movements demanding drastic reductions in emissions have resulted in an automotive production environment that is more volatile than at any other time in its history. This volatility means that those who wish to survive must have a flexible and sustainable supply chain capable of reacting quickly and withstanding the pressures of an uncertain and fast-moving environment.
Supply Chain Management in the automotive industry is attracting more investment than ever and has evolved from player to orchestra director, federating internal and external partners. In taking this leading position, supply chain managers have quickly realised that digitalisation and standardisation are two sides of the same coin and that collaboration across the industry is vital to success.
digitalisation is not the only road to supply chain sustainability and it is
clear that other, dare we say more traditional, technologies still have a significant
role to play in the drive to save the planet.
What people say about the Odette Conference
“It is essential for me to come to the Odette conference because in 2 days I solve more problems than in a week in the office.”
“It’s about learning from others and using that knowledge in my day to day job.”
“It is essential for our company to support the Odette conference to meet our business partners.”
“I use what I have learned at the Odette Conference everyday with my team.”
Speakers & Programme
12.00 Registration/Networking lunch
13.30 Programme starts
What does a sustainable supply chain look like for Renault?
Global Vice President of Supply Chain
The impact of Inbound Transparency on in-house processes
Head of Digitalisation Transport Network
14.45 Breakout - Meeting the sustainability challenge
It’s time to take on the climate challenge!
Vice President Strategy & Digitalization
Volvo Group Trucks Operations
Due Diligence: Enabling a responsible supply chain
Sustainability Programme Manager
14.45 Breakout - EDI: The enduring technology
EDI challenges in Zanini CZ
Giving back control to business departments with EDI as a Service
Global IT Lead (CIO)
Fuba Automotive Electronics
15.45 Networking break
16.30 Breakout - Supply chain crisis: Can technology come to the rescue?
AI in aftermarket demand and inventory planning – challenges and opportunities
Dr. Welf SCHNEIDER
Supply Planning Distribution Network Automotive Aftermarket
Supply Planning Distribution Network Automotive Aftermarket
Robert Bosch, Automotive Aftermarket
Intelligent logistics networks
Professor for Big Data Analytics
University of Bielefeld
16.30 Breakout - Global standards for global players
Global EDI Standards: Challenges and Opportunities
VP Lean Research & Digital Development
Enabling automated goods receiving using global standards
Process Excellence Expert Service Source to Delivery 4.0 Solutions
17.30 Breakout - Digitalising the supply chain from OEM to dealership
Next steps in outbound logistics digitalisation
The Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG)
Future-proofing communications in finished vehicle logistics
Head of Product Management
RIO | The Logistics Flow
17.30 Breakout - Achieving real ‘real time visibility'
API Communication in the Transport Chain - Key to More Transparency?
Supply Chain Expert
Digital economy in automotive without APIs? Impossible!
IT Integration Architect
18.30 Networking cocktail and dinner
09.15 Welcome back
Dealing with the semi-conductor crisis
Head of Production, Logistics & Aftermarket, Chairman Odette International
Migrating a multi-brand group to common supply-chain standards
Vice President Supply Chain Transformation Projects
10.15 Networking break
11.00 Breakout - Packaging: Protecting your assets
Packaging quality: The crucial role of Packaging Manufacturers in the automotive supply chain
Packaging Engineering and Operations
Nissan Motors UK
Packaging visibility: Keeping a permanent eye on your assets
Vice President Global - Packaging
11.00 Breakout - Supply chain set-up and integration
Optimising the digital onboarding of business partners
Supply Chain Transformation Expert
IPOs in isolation
12.00 Networking lunch
13.15 Breakout - Tools for the extended supply chain
Blockchain: an essential vector of operational excellence?
Blockchain Project Vice President
Transporters: A vital link to visibility
Vice President, Strategic Account Management
13.15 Breakout - The EV supply chain
Next generation supply chains for new energy vehicles
Global Head of Automotive + New Mobility
Packing the Power: The future for EV battery transportation
Senior Commercial Director
CHEP Automotive EU & NA
14.15 Breakout - The scene in Central Europe
Establishing a car plant in Central Europe: Challenges & lessons learned
Senior Manager – MP&L Nitra
Jaguar Land Rover
14.15 Breakout - The true role of customs in global exchanges
Brexit: Barriers and Bridges
Deputy Director of Customs Affairs
Bollore Transport & Logistics
15.00 The next version of MMOG/LE is on the way
Next version of MMOG/LE is on the way
SCM Supplier Readiness & Development
Customer Process Management Team
Logistics Project Manager
TrueCommerce DiCentral enables your company to manage all fulfillment channels and software integrations on a unified cloud platform to do business in every direction. We offer Integrated Supply Chain Solutions for the Automotive Industry with real-time automation and exception alerts for unbeatable visibility into your supply chain.
ecosio is a leading provider of B2B integration, specialising in EDI data validation, Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) and e-Invoicing.
EDITEL is a leading international provider of EDI solutions for all industries. Our EDI projects are based on 40 years of experience. EDI is an essential part of successful automotive production. We offer intelligent EDI solutions for the automotive industry.
Having served the automotive industry since 1986, SEEBURGER is a global B2B software and IT professional services provider. We offer leading solutions and services, including combined EDI and API. Innovate your supply chain management and drive efficiency with a single scalable platform, the SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite.
TENOR EDI Services has been providing innovative EDI solutions to the automotive sector for more than 30 years. With more than 2000 customers in 54 countries, we put our expertise to work by implementing new connections between trading partners daily.
Sponsoring and exhibiting at the event
Odette automotive supply chain conferences bring together some of the most well-known and forward-thinking experts in the industry, along with representatives from a wide variety of organisations at every level of the global supply chain.
Exhibitors meet with key decision makers from automotive companies worldwide – Odette conferences offer unparalleled opportunities for networking with potential customers and provides customers with a chance to engage with new suppliers. True to the Odette ethos, the conference also provides an ideal environment for competitors to share ideas and concepts and pave the way for mutually beneficial collaboration.
Click here to request Sponsorship and Exhibition Information Conference
If you are:
Technical experts – solutions providers, software developers, hardware manufacturers and systems integrators.
Consultants – e-Business, engineering collaboration, sourcing, cross-border invoicing and supply chain management experts.
Marketplace specialists – transport companies, inventory management businesses, logistics service providers and VANs/EDI hub representatives.
We have all recognised lately the value of face to face networking to build stronger relationships crucial to conduct business successfully. That's why we are planning even longer breaks to make sure you can connect with everyone.
Our VIP Sponsor, EDITEL, provider of EDI solutions, is offering conference delegates an exceptional evening networking event. Special circumstances require special measures and EDITEL have chosen to welcome everyone in the exceptional historic Zofin Palace in the heart of Prague on the scenic Slovansky Island. Starting with a cocktail in the exhibition area, delegates will be transported to this special location to send the evening with colleagues, competitors and customers in a relaxed atmosphere.