Building Solutions for Sustainable Supply Chains

21st Odette International Automotive Conference & Exhibition for Supply Chain Professionals and Digital Transformation Experts

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Few people could have predicted the way the world is today. Geopolitical turmoil, trade 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 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.

But 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. 

Join Odette2020 to find out how major players in the global supply chain are using their collective intelligence to build solutions capable of delivering an agile, holistic and sustainable approach to the unprecedented challenges facing the industry today.

"I use what I have learned at the Odette conference everyday with my team"

Michelin delegate

"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"
Volkswagen delegate

"It’s about learning from others and using that knowledge in my day to day job"
Hella delegate

"It is essential for our company to support the Odette conference to meet our business partners"
Renault delegate

Where automotive logistics and automotive IT come together

25 May 2020 - 26 May 2020


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Previous Programme

  • Logistics of the Future – Innovative, Autonomous and Transparent

    • maidl-094_40_40_c1Jürgen MAIDL, Senior VP Supply Chain, BMW
  • Evolution of the Supply Chain Function - Digital enabling Supply Chain Transformation

    • Francesca_Gamboni_-_Web1_40_40_c1Francesca GAMBONI, Senior VP Supply Chain, PEUGEOT Group
  • Doing Business in Asia

    • Helen_(2)1_40_40_c1Helen SAVMYR, Senior VP Operations, VOLVO GROUP TRUCKS Asia
  • Digital Transformation of the Logistics Function

    • Alain1_40_40_c1Alain JOYEUX, Logistics Alliance Deputy Global Director, RENAULT Group
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  • Bringing Track and Trace Capability to a large Packaging Pool

    • Jung_Andreas_4X6_1_40_40_c1 Andreas JUNG, Senior Manager Empties Operations, DAIMLER
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  • Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence in action in the Supply Chain

    • Mariem_GARGOURI_40_40_c1Mariem GARGOURI, Data Scientist, Renault Group
    • Yannick_TERTRIN_40_40_c1Yannick TERTRIN, Business Data Analyst, Renault Group
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  • Using Bio-intelligence to transform Supply Chains in a VUCA World

    • New_Picture_(1)21_40_40_c1Dr. Christian SCHWEDE, Head of department “Information Logistics and Decision Support Systems“, Fraunhofer IMFL
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  • BREXIT - What does it mean in Reality for Customs and Trade?

    • LK_(4)_40_40_c1Lars KARLSSON, CEO, KGH Global
  • Challenge and Potential of Transport Chain Digitalisation - From Concept to Reality

    • Markus_Exo2_40_40_c1Markus EXO, Key Account Manager, DUVENBECK
    • Sümer,Andrea1_40_40_c1Andrea SUEMER, Logistics Specialist, VOLKSWAGEN
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  • Global Transport Label – the Essential Physical Support for Digitalisation

    • Sven_Coenen_40_40_c1Sven COENEN, Scania
    • _Q3A3883_40_40_c1Lars CEDERHOLM, Volvo GTO
    • New_Picture_(5)_40_40_c1Thomas SIECK, Volkswagen
    • Udo3_40_40_c1Udo THIENELT, Hella
    • Wöhner_(2)_40_40_c1Heiko WÖHNER, Schaeffler
    • New_Picture_(6)_40_40_c1Jörg WALTHER, VDA
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  • Harnessing the power of Blockchain to increase Speed and Visibility in Global Trade

    • New_Picture_(2)_40_40_c1Norbert KOUWENHOVEN, Customs, Borders Leader, GTD
  • eInvoicing: Let’s Make it the Norm for Invoicing and drop the ‘e’

    • Fredrik_All_picture_40_40_c1Fredrick ALL, VOLVO
    • Odette_2015_10901_40_40_c1Jean-Luc FAYE, MICHELIN
    • Peggy_40_40_c1Peggy JOUANNE, PEUGEOT Group
    • Cyrille_40_40_c1Cyrille SAUTEREAU, FNFE-MPE
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  • Vive la Revolution! Adapting to a Technological Future

    • D_Brindley_Portrait_2018_40_40_c1David BRINDLEY, International Operations Development Manager, JAGUAR LAND ROVER
    More details
  • Understanding and Planning a Road Map to Digital Transformation

    • Ozgur1_40_40_c1Ahmet ÖZGŰR DOĞAN , Supply Chain Development Manager , TOFAS / FIAT Turkey
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  • Logistics Service Providers as Innovation Drivers

    • New_Picture1_40_40_c1Pascal BORN, VP Strategic Accounts Europe, XPO Logistics
  • On-Boarding Tier2 Suppliers with EDI Standards

    • Capture_40_40_c1Michael GOMEZ, IT Project Manager, FAURECIA
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  • Integrating EDI, IoT and Big Data - The Challenges and the Opportunities

    • stefan_40_40_c1Stefan TROPPER, IT Tower Manager, B2B & Solutions, MAGNA GLOBAL IT
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  • Realtime Stock Management System using RFID

    • Osman_40_40_c1Osman SELCUK SARIOGLU, Manager, Production Planning and Control, FORD OTOSAN
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  • Seamless Monitoring of Automotive Business Processes

    • New_Picture_(3)1_40_40_c1John F. REIMERS, Process Manager i4.0, Innovation Management Logistics – Project House: Enabling Bosch, ROBERT BOSCH
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  • Transporting EV Batteries across the World

    • Christian_Moser_40_40_c1Christian MOSER, Global Account Management Automotive, DB SCHENKER
  • Handling end-of-life Lithium Batteries in the Automotive Industry – Challenges and Solutions

    • Birkmann_SW_40_40_c1Benjamin BIRKMANN, Director Global Business Automotive, KUEHNE + NAGEL
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  • Using MMOG/LE to develop a Logistics Organisation fit for the Digital Age

    • Christian_40_40_c1Christian AIGNER, SCM Supplier Readiness & Development, FORD
    • New_Picture_(7)_40_40_c1Johan BYSTEDT, Partner, MERIDION
    • Mike_Dickinson_31_40_40_c1Mike DICKINSON, General Manager - Automotive, SMMT IF
    • pETER_40_40_c1Peter HARTIG, Supply Chain Expert, ZF Friedrichshafen
    • Terry_200_2001_40_40_c1Terry ONICA, Director Automotive, QAD
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  • Digitalised Vehicle Logistics, OEM / LSP Joint Studies

    • New_Picture_(8)_40_40_c1Robert CAMERON, Head of Logistics Department, VDA
    • Juliet_Carpenter_cropped_40_40_c1Juliet CARPENTER , Project Manager, CAT Group
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Conference presentations

The conference presentations are available for download. Access is free of charge for conference delegates who can obtain a password.


Site visits

A choice of visits is offered free of charge. At the previous conference in Lille, delegates could visit:

  • La Francaise de Mecanique

    The Douvrin PSA Site is dedicated to the production of petrol and diesel engines. The site produces 5 engine families, including the EB Turbo PureTech engine, which was awarded “Engine of the Year” in its category during three consecutive years. Discover the specific supply chain processes required to produce engine.

  • Lille City Tour in Citroën 2 CV

    Visit the charming city of Lille in this mythical car which, together with baguettes and wine, is a staple of French culture and collective memory. From 1948 to 1990, more than 5 million units of the 2 CV, popularly known in France as Deudeuche, have been produced and enjoyed down the generations and across all classes.


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.

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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.

Venue and Hotels


Cubex Centrum
Na Strži 2097/63

140 00 Praha 4


Panorama Hotel Prague 4*
Located next to Cubex Centrum

Rate: Euro114
Rates quoted can represent a saving on normal room late booking rate but it is always possible that better rates may be available at certain times. Always check first directly with the hotel or other booking websites.


Travel information

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