Providing standards, tools and services
for the automotive supply chain


Mark your calendar!

100% in-person

20 - 21 November 2023

Titanic Chaussee Hotel

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

Still Building Solutions for Sustainable Supply Chains

Few people could have predicted the way the world is today.

Pandemics, geopolitical turmoil, trade wars, real wars, 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 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


Monday 20 November
08.30 – 12.00: City/Site Visits (optional)
12.00 – 23.00: Conference programme and networking events

Tuesday 21 November
09.30 – 16.00: Conference programme

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

Early Adopter Fee: Saving €200. Available until 2 October

Member - Early Adopter - €450.00
Other - Early Adopter - €850.00

Active Member Fee: If you are an active member of an Odette International Work Group or an Odette National Association Work Group, you may be eligible for a free conference pass. Enquire.

VIP Sponsor


    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.


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 all recognise the value of face to face networking to build stronger relationships crucial to conduct business successfully. That's why we are plan long breaks to make sure you can connect with everyone.

Conference delegates are invited to an 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.

Site Visits

A choice of visits is offered free of charge.

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

Check here 4 weeks prior to the event for full details.

Book your tour online when registering for Odette2023.

  • 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.

  • Berlin City Tour

Venue and Hotel


Titanic Chaussee Berlin
Chausseestraße 30
10115 Berlin

[Travel and Parking information coming up]


Titanic Chaussee Berlin
Phone: +49 30 3116 8580



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  • Jean-François SALLES

    Global Vice President of Supply Chain

    Renault Group

The impact of Inbound Transparency on in-house processes

  • Sören STADE

    Head of Digitalisation Transport Network

    Volkswagen Group

It’s time to take on the climate challenge!

  • Jessica ÖHRBLAD

    Vice President Strategy & Digitalization

    Volvo Group Trucks Operations

Due Diligence: Enabling a responsible supply chain


    Sustainability Programme Manager


EDI challenges in Zanini CZ

  • Michal DROZDIK

    IT Manager

    Zanini CZ

Giving back control to business departments with EDI as a Service

  • Zsolt DÖME

    Global IT Lead (CIO)

    Fuba Automotive Electronics

AI in aftermarket demand and inventory planning – challenges and opportunities

  • Dr. Welf SCHNEIDER

    Supply Planning Distribution Network Automotive Aftermarket

    Robert Bosch

  • Miriam KOBOLD

    Supply Planning Distribution Network Automotive Aftermarket

    Robert Bosch, Automotive Aftermarket

Intelligent logistics networks

  • Christian SCHWEDE

    Professor for Big Data Analytics

    University of Bielefeld

Global EDI Standards: Challenges and Opportunities

  • Michael SPAETH

    VP Lean Research & Digital Development


Enabling automated goods receiving using global standards

  • Rabea BARTYLLA

    Process Excellence Expert Service Source to Delivery 4.0 Solutions

    Robert Bosch

Next steps in outbound logistics digitalisation


    Executive Director

    The Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG)

Future-proofing communications in finished vehicle logistics

  • Benedict BAYER

    Product Owner


  • Karsten KAMPOWSKY

    Head of Product Management

    RIO | The Logistics Flow

API Communication in the Transport Chain - Key to More Transparency?

  • Andrea SŰMER

    Supply Chain Expert


Digital economy in automotive without APIs? Impossible!

  • Peter HÖFNER

    IT Integration Architect


Dealing with the semi-conductor crisis

  • Robert CAMERON

    Head of Production, Logistics & Aftermarket, Chairman Odette International


Migrating a multi-brand group to common supply-chain standards

  • Michael GORNY

    Vice President Supply Chain Transformation Projects


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

  • Eric LAMBERT

    Vice President Global - Packaging


Optimising the digital onboarding of business partners

  • Pierre GABAUD

    Supply Chain Transformation Expert


IPOs in isolation

  • Stella STANTON

    Solutions Compliance

    Lucid Motors

Blockchain: an essential vector of operational excellence?


    Blockchain Project Vice President

    Renault Group

Transporters: A vital link to visibility

  • Pascal BORN

    Vice President, Strategic Account Management


Next generation supply chains for new energy vehicles

  • Achim GLASS

    Global Head of Automotive + New Mobility


Packing the Power: The future for EV battery transportation

  • Safak AKTEKIN

    Senior Commercial Director

    CHEP Automotive EU & NA

Establishing a car plant in Central Europe: Challenges & lessons learned

  • David BRINDLEY

    Senior Manager – MP&L Nitra

    Jaguar Land Rover

Brexit: Barriers and Bridges

  • Olivier THOUARD

    Deputy Director of Customs Affairs

    Bollore Transport & Logistics

Next version of MMOG/LE is on the way

  • Christian AIGNER

    SCM Supplier Readiness & Development


  • Natalia GAINAR

    Customer Process Management Team


  • Guillaume FRANCOIS

    Project Manager

    Odette International

  • James LIEGGHIO

    Programme Manager



    Supplier Management

    Volvo Group

  • Patrick REILHAC

    Logistics Project Manager