TRANSLOG Connect Congress is the market leading cross-industrial B2B business summit 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 30 countries in the region and beyond, the Congress – to be held for the eighth time on 13-14 November 2018 – 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.
TRANSLOG Connect Congress 2016
TRANSLOG Connect Congress 2017
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.
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.
PRESIDENT OF EUROPE - NETHERLANDS
SUPPLY CHAIN AND EXPORT DIRECTOR - AUSTRIA
SENIOR DIRECTOR EMEA - UNITED KINGDOM
Jose Antonio Silva
SUPPLY CHAIN DIRECTOR EUROPE - PORTUGAL
GENERAL MANAGER OF SALES - TURKEY
PLANT LOGISTICS MANAGER - CZECH REPUBLIC
Peter ten Broek
SENIOR BUSINESS MANAGER - NETHERLANDS
HEAD OF SCM & LOGISTICS, EXPORT CONTROL & CUSTOMS - SERBIA
EXPORT ACCOUNT MANAGER - HUNGARY
LOGISTICS OPERATIONS MANAGER - EASTERN EUROPE, TR & RU
HEAD OF FIELD SALES - GLOBAL FORWARDING - HUNGARY
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR LOGISTICS - CROATIA
HEAD OF INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS - ROMANIA
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR - POLAND
PROGRAMME ADVISORY COMMITTEE 2018
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.
Logistics Director, Notino
Tomáš Hofer has the background from a big logistics company. He was working in DHL Supply Chain many years, especially in operations providing logistics services for big customers as SONY and LEGO. He worked in different positions, e.g. Transport Planning Manager, Industrial Engineer Manager and Warehouse Manager were the key ones.
Tomáš graduated in Logistics Technologies at The Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice. The breaking point in his carrier was graduating in Industrial Engineering at Academy of Productivity and Innovations, where he got the practical knowledge of the LEAN management.
Tomáš likes challenges and this is the reason why he entered the e-commerce area two years ago. Since 2016, he has been a Logistics Director at NOTINO. This international e-shop distributes 20,000 orders daily all over the world. These figures are four times bigger before Christmas.
Global Logistics Director, Oriflame
Gökhan Çakmak currently is the Global Logistics Director at Oriflame Cosmetics. He joined Oriflame Cosmetics in the beginning of 2008 as the Logistics Development Manager and after a short time in August 2008 took over the global operational responsibility of end-to-end worldwide logistics activities. His area of responsibility covers central leadership with focus on world class logistics service together with outsourcing partners while delivering cost savings and reducing environmental footprint to Group Operations and 67 countries where Oriflame Cosmetics is present.
With over 12 years of experience in logistics, in previous assignments he worked in both manufacturer and service provider sides of the logistics business in the companies such as 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.
Customer Service & Logistics Director CEE, GSK Biologicals
Livia has joined GSK (then SmithKline Beecham) in January 2000 as a Logistics and Customer Service Manager, Hungary. In 2001 she was promoted to Supply Chain Manager South HUB CE and played a key role to drive and settle demand, customer service and logistics operations in CE South HUB.
When supply chain restructuring started in 2010 she was appointed to lead and represent the CEE Supply Chain team in the EU team. Since January 2012 she is the Customer Service and Logistics Director CEE driving the integration of the customer service and logistics function into the end-to-end model.
Prior to GSK she was Country Purchasing Manager at Kraft Jacobs Suchard and before she has worked for local foreign trading companies where she has obtained breadth experience on procurement and international forwarding in various industries. Livia has a degree in foreign trade from College for Foreign Trade, Budapest. Livia is native Hungarian, speaks English and Russian, and understands several other languages i.e. French, German, Italian. She is married with one daughter and her passions areinterior and garden design, theatre and films, literature, and to spend time with the family.
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.
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.
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.
Jorge Guillén Rangil
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.
Supply Chain Director Eastern Europe
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.
Division Manager - PC&L Improvement
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.
Supply Chain Director CEE
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.
Member of Jabil Procurement group
Laszlo Galuska is an experienced procurement professional with more than 15 years of industry experience. He has held various procurement and supply-chain positions for Jabil Circuit Inc.
Throughout his career he has gained valuable expertise within global, multi-national environments including accountability for price management, supply-chain contract negotiation with favorable T&C and process enhancements.
The wide range of experience he has gained within procurement includes a focus on ownership for global solution management, the planning and deployment of training programmes and the development and roll out processes and tools.
In his current role, he leads projects based on digital age requirements which include start up platforms, digital solutions, new generation tools and process automation. With ongoing cost pressures, new challenges come in an ever-evolving environment.
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.
Head of Transport
Vice Marušić graduated as a transport and traffic engineer from the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering at the University of Zagreb and started his career as a Sales Representative at Dukat. He continued working for Intercockpit and Taxi Lulic before moving to Cromaris in 2011 as the Head of Logistics. Since 2018 he is the Head of Transport at Cromaris.
Cromaris is a company that specializes in growing, processing and sale of indigenous Adriatic fish Seabass & Seabream and shellfish. It was established in 2009 through merger of Croatian and European aquaculture pioneers and their fish is present in the European market for over 35 years.
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