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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

Assistant Director of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy, Building, Housing and Transport of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Ivana Molnárová

Ivana Molnárová

CEO of Profesia, spol.s.r.o.

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

Director of intermodal forwarding 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

Project leader of the logistics centre and container terminal in Zalaegerszeg

Moderator of the 3rd Panel Discussion

Bogoslaw Skierniewski

Bogoslaw Skierniewski

CEO at AWT Group

Zoltan Somogyi

Zoltan Somogyi

Host of the event

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 - Péter Tóth | Deputy State Secretary of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology, Hungary
9:35- 10:35
Speakers:
Slovakia:Peter Varga | General Director of the Section of road traffic and roads at the Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic
Czech Republic:Tomáš Čoček | First Deputy Minister of Transport of the Czech Republic
Poland:(tbc)
Austria:Alexander Klacska | Chairman of the Transport and Logistics Division in the Austrian Economic Chamber
Germany:Karl-Uwe Bütof | Assistant Director of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy, Building, Housing and Transport of the Federal 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:
Slovakia:Ivana Molnárová | CEO of Profesia, spol.s.r.o
Czech Republic:Vojtěch Hromíř | CEO of ČESMAD BOHEMIA, z.s.
Poland:Tomasz Zjawiony | President of the Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Katowice
Austria:Ágnes Mink | Executive Advisor at Mercuri Urval Austria
Germany:(tbc)
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:
Slovakia:Peter Kiss | CEO of Metrans /Danubia/ a.s.
Czech Republic:Bogoslaw Skierniewski | CEO at AWT Group
Poland:Andrzej Siess | Advisor to the board of the Raben Group
Austria:Thomas Kargl | Director of intermodal forwarding at Rail Cargo Austria AG.
Germany:(tbc)
8 Lunch break 12:35- 13:30
9 4. “Pitch your business” | „Smart-solutions in logistics, optimisation of the use of empty freight-transport vehicles”
Welcoming remarks | Dr. László Palkovics Minister for Innovation and Technology of Hungary, chairman of the jury
Sponsor introduction | Shell
13:30- 13:50
10 Startup competition 13:50- 14:50
11 “Pitch your business” Award ceremony 14:50- 15:00

Detailed program

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Travel information

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Hungaroring utca 10, 2146

Registration