TRANSLOG Connect Congress is the market leading cross-industrial B2B business summit and partnering event for transportation, logistics and supply chain management professionals in the Central Eastern European region taking place annually in November, in Budapest, Hungary. With its 500+ participants from over 25 countries in the region and beyond, the Congress is a great platform to benchmark and network with an exclusive group of senior peers. We are here to help and accelerate the effectiveness of your marketing strategies, maximise ROI and stay ahead of the competition.


UP-TO-DATE MARKET INSIGHTS

In order to ensure the quality of the programme, we work closely together with leading local and regional associations, European and international media partners and our Programme Advisory Committee, whose members are well-known logistics experts of leading international companies. The conference programme offers the most up-to-date market insights into supply chain management, logistics, production, IT, transportation and warehouse management-related topics.

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Our event presents a unique opportunity to establish and develop fruitful, long-term and valuable business relations.

Leading directors from all important players across various industries from automotive, electronics, retail, food & beverage, FMCG, chemical, oil & gas, heavy industry & steel and beyond are attending our B2B events each year to meet the key logistics, software, consultancy, transportation and warehousing service providers.

RETURN ON INVESTMENT

At TEG, we understand how challenging it is to find the right person, from each company at a time when they are ready to invest.

We are experts in supporting companies to increase their ROI, reducing sales cycles and accelerating the time-to-market.

TRANSLOG Connect invites only senior decision makers with a purchasing power who are looking to invest into new services and solutions.


PROGRAMME ADVISORY COMMITTEE 2019

Prof. Sebastian Kummer
Prof. Sebastian Kummer

Head of the Institute of Transport and Logistics


Prof. Sebastian Kummer

Prof. Dr Sebastian Kummer

Head of the Institute of Transport and Logistics, WU

Sebastian Kummer started as Researcher and Lecturer at WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar (1992 Dissertation (Phd), 1996 Habilitation). From 96-2001 he had the Chair of business administration, esp. Management of transport companies and logistics at Dresden University of Technology. Since 2001 he is Head of the Institute of Transport and Logistics at WU Vienna. He is President, Director and member of advisory boards of many scientific and industry associations. He has been Co-Executive Directors of the European section of the MIT Forum Supply Chain Innovation (2006-2011).

Sebastian Kummer has been visiting professor at universities in Austria, China, Germany, Indonesia, Philippines, Switzerland, Russia, Ukraine and Vietnam. He has published more than 150 publications. His research focuses on Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management as well as on Transport Management and economical analyses of transport infrastructure and services. He works as a consultant and management trainer for companies and government bodies.

Anna Sparty
Anna Sparty

Supply Chain Director Eastern Europe


Anna Sparty

Anna Sparty

Supply Chain Director Eastern Europe, Beiersdorf

Anna Sparty is Supply Chain Director for Eastern Europe for Beiersdorf, based in Vienna. Beiersdorf is the owner of the world’s largest skin care brand, Nivea, along with a range of other personal and health care brands.

Anna started her career at Nestle in Poland before moving to Beiersdorf in 2005. For Beiersdorf she worked in Poland, Germany, and Thailand and now in Austria. She has 16 years of supply chain experience, covering planning, distribution and logistics network design areas.

Anna is a passionate believer in the value and potential of the Supply Chain profession and promoter of continues change improvements.

Gökhan Çakmak
Gökhan Çakmak

Global Logistics Category Director


Gökhan Çakmak

Gökhan Çakmak

Global Logistics Category Director, Vesuvius

Gökhan Çakmak currently is the Global Logistics Category Director at Vesuvius. He joined Vesuvius in May 2019 and took over the responsibility of Logistics Procurement activities globally. His area of responsibility covers central leadership with a focus on world-class logistics service together with outsourcing partners while ensuring complete satisfaction of internal and external customers through timely supply of high-quality finished goods and raw materials in the most cost-effective manner to Group Operations.

With over 16 years of experience in logistics and procurement, in previous assignments, he worked in both manufacturer and service provider sides of the logistics business in the companies such as Oriflame Cosmetics, Delphi Automotive and Barsan Global Logistics. Gökhan holds master’s degree in International Business Administration with focus on International Logistics Management from the Izmir Dokuz Eylul University.

Adina Banescu
Adina Banescu

Head of International Logistics


Adina Banescu

Adina Banescu

Head of International Logistics, TESY

Bart Stegeman
Bart Stegeman

CEO


Bart Stegeman

Bart Stegeman

CEO, Skaza

Being the CEO of one of the biggest Ecological Plastic producers in the region, Skaza, the impact of logistics and supply chain on the environment is playing a significant role in his daily life.

With a long history in Supply Chain – before becoming CEO, the position as Director Supply Chain & IT gave a widespread responsibility in Bart’s area. Finding the optimum between the hectic daily routine in production and the more strategic customers on the other side is managed by a dedicated workforce and engaged partners in the field of logistics and supply chain.

The experience which makes it possible to accelerate in this field comes from 8 years’ experience in several supply chain management positions like at the energy efficiency industry at Danish company Danfoss where Bart managed a department for forecasting, production planning and stock control. And a rich experience at the biggest retail company in Slovenia’ Big Bang’.

A more in-depth insight into the daily life of several company structures was gained being an international consultant in IT solutions regarding stock control, data mining and 3D software.

Alexis Antonelli
Alexis Antonelli

Division Manager - PC&L Improvement


Alexis Antonelli

Alexis Antonelli

Division Manager - PC&L Improvement, Faurecia 

Alexis Antonelli began his career in 1998 in the food industry (fresh), working in production planning center for the Parmalat Group. Few years later he moved to the Bolton Group (Rio Mare and Saupiquet brands), canned food industry, where he held production planning, demand management leading positions for the complete International Business Unit and then became Product Manager.

In 2007 he moved to automotive industry and took over the role of Senior Manager Plant Logistics in Getrag-FORD Transmissions for a green field project in eastern Slovakia for two production plants (DCT and manual transmissions).

From 2016 Alexis Antonelli was working as Head of Production Control & Logistics in the biggest long-distance JIS plant within the Faurecia Group for the Seating Division, in Pilsen in Czech Republic.

In 2018 he moved from the Seating Business Group to the Interior Business Group, and has taken the function for the PC&L (Production Control & Logistics) Improvement at Division level with the responsibility for the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania which covers six production plants in total.

Throughout the past 20 years, Alexis has devoted much of his time to furthering company’s supply chain management programs and initiatives. During his time he has worked in a range of topic areas in supply chain transformation, production planning, demand management, procurement and industrial logistics material flows optimization.

Niclas Bastian
Niclas Bastian

Logistics Manager Central Region EE, Logistics Key Account Adhesive Electronics Europe


Niclas Bastian

Niclas Bastian

Logistics Manager Central Region EE, Logistics Key Account Adhesive Electronics Europe, Henkel

After studying in the Netherlands, Canada and Austria, Niclas Bastian graduated as a Master of Science in Supply Chain Management from the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Before Niclas joined Henkel in 2014, he had gained supply chain experience in the area of 3PL, FMCG and Consulting.

Today, he and his team are responsible for the Adhesive logistics operations in various countries in Western and Eastern Europe. Moreover, he drives initiatives on continuous improvement and footprint optimizations. He is a strong supporter of cross functional collaboration along the entire supply chain.

The Adhesive division is one out of Henkel’s three strategic business units and generates about half of the company’s total revenue. Besides serving retailers and distributors, the company cooperates with clients from industries such as automotive, consumer goods, aerospace and electronics. This broad and global customer base comes along with a tremendous supply chain complexity.

Roman Zorman
Roman Zorman

Regional Logistics Director


Roman Zorman

Roman Zorman

Regional Logistics Director, Studio Moderna

After 10 years of experience in forwarding and logistics companies where Roman was working on different positions in sea, air and road freight together with developing WH and 3PL distribution centres he switched sides and joined the Studio Moderna Group.

Studio Moderna is the leading multi-channel e-commerce and direct to consumer platform in Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) with a vertically-integrated network reaching more than 400 million consumers across 21 countries. Reaching a market of 400 million consumers, Studio Moderna is unrivalled in the ability to drive demand and sell popular branded products to consumers across CEE through highly sophisticated sales, media, marketing and distribution platforms. Studio Moderna also owns the Dormeo, Octaspring, Delimano, Kosmodisk, Bigfish Folding Bike and other brands. With local offices in 21 different countries, the company has in excess of 5,000 employees.

As the company grew in the last 10 years substantially not just geographically also in a business orientation (conditions on the markets force the company to change from primary DRTV oriented company into multi-channel strategy) logistics and supply chain needs to support its growth and all changes which have big impact on the supply chain set up.

Roman was supporting the change from the beginning and in his current position as the Regional Logistics Director he is responsible to support supply chain and logistics on the local market and he is presenting the link between the central supply chain management and the local supply chain set up. 

László Lovassy
László Lovassy

Head of Sales Operations


László Lovassy

László Lovassy

Sales Operations Manager,  Chevrolet & Cadillac Europe

László Lovassy graduated in 1988 in Mechanical Engineering at Technical University in Timisoara. Since then he is working in Automotive Industry, first as a product development engineer at Csepel Autógyár in Hungary until 1992, then in the private sector, as the owner and Managing Director of a car Export-Import company in Budapest.

He has been involved in Automotive Logistics since 1999, firstly as Logistics Manager of Daewoo Motor Hungary, then in 2002 becoming Marketing Service Manager of GM Daewoo Central and Easter Europe (CEE), with the major task of creating and operating the logistics network for vehicle sales in CEE, including Turkey, Russia and CIS countries.

As of 2004 he has been part of GM Europe Logistics team in Rüsselsheim, responsible for Chevrolet Vehicle Logistics activities all over Europe and „Supply Chain East” projects of General Motors in CEE, Russia and CIS. In 2009 he was appointed Logistics Manager of Chevrolet Europe; with headquarter in Zürich, leading Chevrolet and Cadillac Europe vehicle logistics activities.

Since 2013 he also the Head of Sales Operations, managing the outbound logistics for Chevrolet and Cadillac Europe.

Gábor Kiss
Gábor Kiss

Head of Food Service Delivery Operation & Business Development


Gábor Kiss

Gábor Kiss

Head of Supply Chain, METRO

Gábor Kiss spent 20+ years in the retail industry. His expertise includes but is not limited to operations management, supply chain management including strategy, planning and logistics. His biggest challenges are change management for new operations like flow changes, new platform start-ups, customer delivery and automatic order management while maintaining lighthouse KPIs in end to end processes, supplier collaboration and master data management.

Currently leading the Supply Chain of METRO in Hungary, Gábor is very grateful and gives credit to working with a team of dedicated and enthusiastic professionals.

Jean-Paul Siccard
Jean-Paul Siccard

Regional Supply Chain Manager


Jean-Paul Siccard

Jean-Paul Siccard

Regional Supply Chain Manager, Solvay

Jean-Paul Siccard born in Belgium, studied at the University of Antwerp (UFSIA) and holds a Master in Applied Economic Sciences and a Master in Maritime Sciences. He has over 27 years of working experience in the field of logistics, shipping and supply chain at Solvay S.A. out of which he spent 11 years in Belgium (Antwerp and Brussels) and 16 years in Devnya, Bulgaria.

In his current position he is responsible for the logistics and supply chain activities for Soda Ash and Derivatives in and to Eastern and Central Europe, C.I.S. and Middle East countries, as well as seaborne flows.

Jorge Guillén Rangil
Jorge Guillén Rangil

Export Manager


Jorge Guillén Rangil

Jorge Guillén Rangil

Export Manager, AGROVECO

Jorge Guillén Rangil holds the position as Export Manager at AGROVECO, a producer of animal-feed. He began the internationalization of the Company 7 years ago, when he was just 25, exporting currently the products in 42 Countries through the five continents. The biggest challenge is to have achieved its brand of horse-feed, EquusLine, becoming one of the leader brands all over the Middle-East. The main elite horses, Royal Cavalries and prestigious stables from the Gulf are using this brand. This fast expansion led Agroveco to be awarded the Exporter Company of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce of Zaragoza in 2016. As well as finalist in the DHL EXPORT AWARDS at national level in 2016 and 2017, in their main category.

Jorge's educational background has always been linked to International Business and Logistics. He studied his first degree in International Business and Logistic in Spain and Hungary, followed by another degree in Labour Relations linked to the international field. Later, he graduated in Dundee (Scotland) a Bachelor with Honours Degree in International Management. To finish, he accomplished a Master Degree in International Business in the University of Nantes (France). Jorge strongly believes an excellent coordination of logistic and supply chain is crucial in order to develop a sustainable and successful internationalization.

Željko Kos
Željko Kos

Supply Chain Director CEE


Željko Kos

Željko Kos

Supply Chain Director CEE, PPD Group

Željko Kos holds the position of CEE Supply Chain Director for the PPD Group. The Photos Photiades Group was founded in 1942 and has grown into one of the largest and most successful, reliable, responsible and fastest evolving private groups of companies in Cyprus and throughout the Balkans. More than 1,100 people work for the group, which is a leader in the field of beverage production, beverage and other goods distribution, as well as real estate projects and financial services. The group has significant presence in Cyprus, Greece, Romania, Croatia and Slovenia.

Željko started his career at Unilever in Croatia and continued working for exclusive distributor of Unilever for the markets of Croatia and Slovenia, Prodis, and later Atlantic Group, before moving to the PPD Group in 2014.

At his current role he is responsible for end-to-end supply chain planning and optimization, S&OP and inventory solutions, 3PL management, logistics and customer service projects for the Romanian, Croatian and Slovenian markets.

László Galuska
László Galuska

Global Supply Chain Manager


László Galuska

László Galuska

Global Supply Chain Manager, Jabil

Laszlo Galuska is an experienced procurement professional with more than 20 years of industry experience.

He has held various procurement and supply-chain positions for previous companies and Jabil Circuit Inc. 
Throughout his career at Jabil  he has gained valuable experience within local, regional global, multi-national environments. Including accountability for price management, supply-chain contract negotiation, procurement process and tool development, favourable T&C negotiation logistics/supply-chain.

The wide range of experience he has been possessing within procurement includes a focus on ownership for global solution management on all facets of procurement, supply-chain and logistics.

In his current role, he leads high scope value-add projects on local, regional and global level based on digital age requirements. Which includes start up platforms, digital solutions, new generation tools and process automation. With ongoing cost pressures, new challenges come in an ever-evolving environment he is contributing ongoing basis to logistics, procurement, supply-chain excellence.

Vasile Țabîră
Vasile Țabîră

Logistics Director


Vasile Țabîră

Vasile Țabîră

Logistics Director, CRH Group

Vasile Țabîră started is career at Lafarge in 2004 and was holding several positions such as Maintenance Engineer, Site Manager and Supply Chain Manager.

Between 2011 and 2018 he was the Business Unit Logistics Manager at Siniat (Etex Group) and he successfully designed the logistic flow in the construction phase of the Greenfield investment plasterboard plant in Turceni, linking materials flows and production processes, stocks and sales. He implemented the group safety standards in all sites in Romania. In addition, he set up the logistic team in the new plant and improved the logistic service level agreement, e.g. 24h deliveries for internal orders and 48h for the export market.

Since September 2018 he is the Logistics Director at the CRH Group.

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