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V4+ LOGISTICS FORUM

V4+ Logistics Forum

Due to last year’s great success, the V4 Logistical Forum will be organized this year again. The event, organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, has the goal of creating a platform where the logistics professionals of participating countries can conduct dialogues about the industry’s technological advances, latest trends, challenges and its future.

This year, Austria and Germany will also be represented, alongside the Visegrad Group countries.

At the FIA European Truck Race Championship’s 0. day event a one day long professional conference will be organized; after the opening speech of Szijjártó Péter, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the governmental members of the participating countries will discuss the current state of the trucking industry, followed by panel discussions and later, in the afternoon, a competition between startups working on innovative logistical solutions. The startups will compete in front of a panel of judges lead by Dr. Palkovics László, Minister of Innovation and Technology.

2018 V4 Logistics Forum video

Speakers

Peter Varga

Peter Varga

General Director of the Section of road traffic and roads at the Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic

Tomás Cocek

Tomás Cocek

First Deputy Minister of Transport of the Czech Republic

Alexander Klacska

Alexander Klacska

Chairman of the Transport and Logistics Division in the Austrian Economic Chamber

Karl-Uwe Bütof

Karl-Uwe Bütof

Karl-Uwe Bütof, Head of Department “Innovation and Markets” in the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Vojtech Hromír

Vojtech Hromír

CEO of ČESMAD BOHEMIA, z.s.

Tomasz Zjawiony

Tomasz Zjawiony

President of the Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Katowice

Ágnes Mink

Ágnes Mink

Executive Advisor at Mercuri Urval Austria

Peter Kiss

Peter Kiss

CEO of Metrans /Danubia/ a.s.

Andrzej Siess

Andrzej Siess

Advisor to the board of the Raben Group

Thomas Kargl

Thomas Kargl

Member of the Board at Rail Cargo Austria AG

Balázs Weingartner

Balázs Weingartner

State Secretary of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology, Hungary

Moderator of the 2nd Panel Discussion

György Firbás

György Firbás

Project leader of the logistics centre and container terminal in Zalaegerszeg

Moderator of the 3rd Panel Discussion

Bogoslav Skierniewski

Bogoslav Skierniewski

CEO of AWT Rail HU

Zoltan Somogyi

Zoltan Somogyi

Host of the event

Tomás Janotik

Tomás Janotik

Profesia

Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson

Professor at the ESB Business School of the University of Reutlingen

Program

# Session Time
1 Registration 08:00-09:00
2 Welcome Address | Péter Szijjártó Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hungary 09:00-09:20
3 Keynote speech | Andrzej Adamczyk Minister of Infrastructure, Poland 09:20-09:35
4 1st Panel Discussion | „The challenges faces by the region’s freight transportation companies and governmental responses to them”
- European Union toll systems harmonization
- Governmental road network development
- Human resource issues for logistics
Moderator - László Mosóczi | State Secretary of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology, Hungary
9:35-10:35
Speakers:
Slovakia: Peter Varga | Deputy State Secretary for Road Transport and Infrastructure, Slovak Republic
Czech Republic:Tomáš Čoček | First Deputy Minister of Transport of the Czech Republic
Poland:Andrzej Adamczyk | Minister of Infrastructure, Poland
Austria:Alexander Klacska | Chairman of the Transport and Logistics Division in the Austrian Economic Chamber
Germany:Karl-Uwe Bütof | Head of Department “Innovation and Markets” in the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
5 Coffee Break 10:35-10:55
6 2nd Panel Discussion | „Possibilities for the reduction of truck driver deficits in individual countries”
Moderator - Balázs Weingartner, State Secretary of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology, Hungary
10:55-11:45
Speakers:
Tomáš Janotík | Head of Economic Analysis Directorate of Profesia, spol.s.r.o.
Vojtěch Hromíř | CEO of ČESMAD BOHEMIA, z.s.
Tomasz Zjawiony | President of the Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Katowice
Ágnes Mink | Executive Advisor at Mercuri Urval Austria
Craig Johnson | Professor at the ESB Business School of the University of Reutlingen
7 3rd Panel Discussion | „Multimodal development and vision in logistics with respect to the climate goals”
Moderator - György Firbás | Project leader of the logistics centre and container terminal in Zalaegerszeg
11:45-12:35
Speakers:
Peter Kiss | CEO of Metrans /Danubia/ a.s.
Bogoslaw Skierniewski | CEO of AWT RAIL HU Zrt.
Andrzej Siess | Advisor to the board of the Raben Group
Thomas Kargl | Board member at Rail Cargo Austria AG.
Árpád Vásárhelyi | Logistics expert for the German-Hungarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce
8 Lunch break 12:35-13:30
9 “Pitch your business” | „Smart-solutions in logistics”
Welcoming remarks | Dr. László György State Secretary for economic strategy and regulation at the Ministry for Innovation and Technology, Hungary
Shell Hungary Ltd. | Speech by the representative of the main sponsor company
13:30-13:50
13:30-13:40
13:40-13:50
10 Startup competition | 6 startups from 6 countries compete for the prize, jury chairman: Balázs Weingartner State Secretary for Sustainability at the Ministry for Innovation and Technology, Hungary 13:50-14:50
11 Award ceremony | the grand prize presented by the jury chairman and the main sponsor, the special award to be presented by Balázs Hendrich, CEO of HEPA Hungarian Export Promotion Agency Nonprofit Ltd. 14:50-15:00

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