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 2017
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.
Group Logistics Vice President, MOL Group
Howard Lamb has been Vice President Group Logistics at MOL Group since Feb 2015. He has over 30 years of experience in transportation and logistics including holding general management positions for leading companies in Western & Central Europe, Russia and Asia.
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 Manager, Sales Operations managing the outbound logistics for Chevrolet and Cadillac Europe.
Executive Advisor & Consultant
The current roles gives to Alin the opportunity to fully express his qualities as: global thinking, innovator; collaborator or managing crisis which together with behaviour economical approach can drive profitable business growth and turnaround the groups; companies or business situations.
Alin is a dynamic and effective leader with over 20 years’ experience in several sectors like: healthcare, automotive; sports; fast moving consumer goods, transport &logistics, engineering, construction; manufacturing and management consulting. Throughout his career, he gained consistent and valuable expertise in a variety of positions and business cultures with increasing responsibilities, from entry level roles to senior executive roles.
His experience is complemented by comprehensive education to British and American business schools and also; internal executive programs of the larger multinational companies. The education process was focused on modern management principles: human behaviour; business administration and global executive leadership.
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.
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.
Executive Director, Atlantic Grupa
Danijel has more than 15 years of experience in procurement, holding various executive roles in supply chain and purchasing in several international companies. He has been working as the executive director for central purchasing at Croatia-based Atlantic Grupa since 2008. Before joining Atlantic Grupa, Danijel worked for international companies Lesaffre Group and Pliva.
He is an occassional lecturer at several Croatian business schools, teaching students about the basics of purchasing and supply chain. Besides that, he was a speaker at numerous Croatian and international purchasing conferences and summits. Danijel is also vice-president of the Croatian Association of Purchasing.
In 2013, for his contribution for the development of the purchasing profession, Danijel was awarded with the Garner-Themoin annual award by the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM) and in 2015 his purchasing team was awarded by The European Institute of Purchasing Management (EIPM) with the Peter Kraljic award for excellence as the purchasing organization of the year.
Supply Chain Manager, Big Bang
Being the head of Supply Chain at the biggest retailer in Slovenia gives a widespread responsibility in Bart's area. Finding the optimum between the hectic daily retail consumers and the more strategic distribution partners is managed by a dedicated workforce and engaged partners in the field of logistics and aftersales service.
The experience which makes it possible to excelerate in this field comes from a 5 year experience in the energy efficiency industrie at the Danish company Danfoss where Bart was managing a department for forecasting, production planning and stock control.
A deeper insight in the daily life of several company structures was gained being an international consultant in IT solutions regarding stock control, data mining and 3D software.
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.
Logistics Director, Dukat
President of the Croatian Supply Chain Association
Zoran Kovic graduated at the Zagreb University, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering, specialising in road transportation. He started his career at Europapress Holding as Delivery Service Supervisor and moved on to Konzum being responsible for Transport Department. In 2003 he joined Coca-Cola Hellenic Croatia as Distribution Manger. In 2006 after successfully finishing distribution outsourcing project, he was promoted to Supply Chain Project Leader in Bulgaria where he was responsible for implementation of Customer Centric Capabilities initiative. In 2007 he was promoted to the Country Logistics Manager at Coca-Cola Hellenic Bulgaria.
In his new role he set up new Logistics Department organization following Route to Market changes. In 2009 Zoran became the Logistics Director at Kras with the main task to develop and implement a new Logistics Strategy and on an operational level to improve logistics processes in seven South-East European countries.
In 2012 he became the Logistics Director at Dukat and since 2013 he is also the president of the Croatian Supply Chain Association.
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.
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.
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.
Procurement Manager Indirect Material Commodity Logistics, Siemens
Lutz Rimane holds the position as Procurement Manager Indirect Material Commodity Logistics at Siemens and has been working for Siemens since 2007. He has over 26 years of experience in logistics and has been working for leading companies in Europe. Before joining Siemens in 2007 Lutz Rimane was the Regional Key Account Manager EMEA at Panalpina.
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Hungary's strategic position in the heart of Europe and its role as one of the major transport junctions in the Central and Eastern European region makes it increasingly important as a regional distribution centre. Due to the highly developed infrastructure and well established logistics background, companies can benefit from remarkably high efficiency; therefore a number of international manufacturers are among those that have invested in local manufacturing and regional distribution centres.
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