Expo Center Norte – Pavilhão Branco


08 Sep 2015


This will be the 19th edition of the National Logistics Conference, a co-located event at MOVIMAT, held September 15 to 17, at Expo Center Norte, in São Paulo (SP). The Conference features current and relevant topics for strategic planning in the industry.Promoted by the Brazilian Logistics Association (ABRALOG) in partnership with Reed Exhibitions Alcantara Machado, the Conference's format has been reformulated and its central theme will be "Connecting the World of Logistics."

One new part of the Conference's programming will be presentation of case studies with extremely positive results, by companies and speakers that are references in the industry.The aim is to show the new vision of the market model in practice that has been working.

According to Vinnicius Vieira, Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO) at Hiria LATAM, a consulting firm that helped to put together the new Conference format, the event offers participants a unique chance to gain value in the form of content.The schedule was built using surveys of the industry's target public."We looked for what participants wanted to know and brought in people that are references in this segment to be at the Conference, presenting case studies with industry leaders that are knowledgeable when it comes to going in-depth and speaking about the market," he explains.

"We built a very elaborate program, with international conference-goers and government participation, assessing plans launched.The total context – expo, show and conference – allows participants to have a broader vision of what this market is like, what the solutions and perspectives are, in addition to the chance to interact with other area professionals," underscores Pedro Francisco Moreira, ABRALOG president.

For the opening on September 15, the Conference will rely on a panel that includes The State Minister of Transportation, Antônio Carlos Rodrigues, as well as Francisco Nunes, Superintendent of Cargo Business and Logistics at Infraero, Jorge Luiz Macedo Bastos, General Director of the National Overland Transport Agency (ANTT) and Herlon Alves Brandão, Director of the Department of Statistics and Export Support at the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC).

Under the topic of "Logistics and the Macroeconomic Scenarios for 2016 – 2018," the debate is aimed at understanding how new government plans for incentives and transformation in Brazilian logistics will impact strategic planning by users and suppliers of logistics solutions.

Unprecedented research
The man in charge of the Logistics and Transport Services area at international consulting firm Korn Ferry, Neil Collins, will be in Brazil on September 15 to present the results of unprecedented research on the operations of third-party logistics operators (3PL), who provide warehousing and transport services.Under the theme of "3PL, a Review of the State of Outsourcing in Logistics," Collins will give the opening talk at 9 AM.

One of the top specialists in the world when it comes to logistics, Neil Collins is an expert in the industrial, infrastructure, construction, services, transport and logistics sectors. He will discuss the transformation of the global scenario for the 3PL market and will share trends, case studies, challenges and opportunities faced by the industry in relation to third-party logistics operators with industry professionals.

The global Transport & Logistics leader from Korn Ferry will make the connection between the logistics services market and the impact of a talent shortage in the industry, sharing solutions that companies have been using to fight these challenges.

Conceptualizing strategy and debating how formatting and execution of innovative and efficient strategic plans can help managers involved with specialized logistics services is the proposal of the panel "Competitiveness and Strategic Management for Logistics – A Class."This activity will present three case studies and will include André Prado, Director of Operations and Logistics at Atlas, Ricardo Corongiu - Supply Chain at Caterpillar and Oswaldo D´Ándrea, S&OP, Planning and Reverse Logistics Senior Manager at Heineken.

Finalizing programming on the first day, the topic to be covered will be "Logistics and Operational Efficiency – How to catalyze and optimize costs and the operational efficiency of logistics systems," with a case study presented by Gustavo Bonini, the Logistics Manager at Scania.The panel will show how to synchronize factors such as routes, weight distribution and product integrity, which are just some of the items to be monitored so that logistics operators are able to achieve the required degree of excellence.

Technical visit and cold chain
For September 16, conference-goers will be able to take part in a technical visit to TAM Cargo and see how the company's logistics operations work in practice.

In partnership with the Brazilian Association of the Cold Storage Industry (ABIAF) and the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), the content of the second day of the Conference will be geared towards cold chain logistics operators."Urban Food Service Distribution" and "The Dairy and Cold Chain Scenario" with Luiz August, of Danone, will also be on the schedule.Another talk will be on "Logistics and Security – Tracking," which will discuss and debate solutions and plans to increase public and private security impacting freight transport operations and warehouse managers.This activity will include presentation of case studies on Highway Policing in the State of São Paulo from Eduardo Calderon, Logistics Director for Gol Linhas Aéreas; Marcos Brunelli, Manager of the SP Route – CCR Nova Dutra; and Vinicius Patel, Logistics Director at MTO Logística.

The program also includes the topic of "New Frontiers in Distribution Centers and Logistics Platforms as Stimulus for Multi-Modality," since management of distribution centers in the current business scenario is an increasingly challenging matter.The panel will be led by Fernanda Assuiti, Manager of Development and Business at GLP, and Fabio Miranda, Supply Chain Director at Melhoramentos Papéis.

Closing the Conference on September 17, there will be discussion on "Tax Efficiency in Integrated Logistics and Operational and Commercial Competitiveness," which will highlight new approaches to cutting tax costs in an effort to be more competitive in the market.

"The Internet of Things and Competitiveness in Product Systems" will be the topic showing how more items are connected to the worldwide network of computers through devices, datacenters and clouds and that development of digital tools has already surpassed the rate of physical innovations.The panel will be presented by the Executive Director of Instituto de Tecnologia de Software – IT, José Vidal and by the Supply Chain, S&OP Executive at Bridgestone, Anderson de Araújo Martins.

Another relevant topic will be discussed on a panel on “The Impact of E-Commerce on Integrated Logistics, Challenges and Perspectives,” which will be given by speakers Maurício Salvador, President of the Brazilian E-Commerce Association (ABComm), and by José Furian, Vice President of Logistics and Shipments at Correios.The goal is to show how growth in e-commerce has changed concepts and altered the supply chain as well as how traditional intermediaries have been replaced and the relationship between customers and suppliers is becoming tighter and more dynamic.

“Logistics, Innovation, Big Data and New Technologies” will close the program and will be given by Fabiano Gadini Sthinger, from the Innovation Center in Cislog Logistics Systems at USP, and Marcelo Valadares, Supply Chain Manager at J&J.The central focus of the talk will be innovation as a driver of profitability for smart management operations in the logistics sector.

You can register by e-mail at movimat@hiria.com.br or by phone at (11) 5042-7400.


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