Supply Chain Management in Science and Practice 2017

5 - 6 April 2017

Good practice: 7 April

Portorož, Slovenia

GH Bernardin

"DIGITALIZATION - competitive advantage today, crucial for the existence of your business tomorrow"

Did you know that an effective production supply can increase the production for up to 20%, and that an effective data exchange can significantly reduce delivery time and the costs of goods purchase up to 15 EUR per transaction?

Did you know that the online booking of a container can considerably shorten the administrative times in shipping?

Did you know that a customer has to cover an adequate share of costs in the event of marine casualties?

And did you know that there are cheaper ways of purchase than LCL (Less than Container Load) shipping?

These and many more questions will be answered at our 5th International congress »Supply Chain Management in Science and Practice 2017«, in Portorož.

In addition to presentations of recognised professionals, who will present the topics in the scientific and practical aspects, we will also encourage making new acquaintances and provide opportunities for co-operation.

It is our mission to invite speakers whose presentations will provide practical solutions. We are constantly in search of the best practices and of top managers and professionals illustrating them to us. And this will also be the case this year.

I welcome you to attend the next, 5th International congress »Supply Chain Management in Science and Practice 2017«, and I am looking forward to see you in Portorož.

Igor Žula,
President of Slovenian Logistic Association


”Every organization pays the most intention to the manufacturing and quality of their products. But since the market is becoming increasingly more global, we also focus more and more on the ways to the customer to be as short, fast and safe as possible. By doing this, we obtain additional time for production and lower transport costs.”

Marjan Trobiš, CEO, Boxmark Leather d.o.o.

”Every organization pays the most intention to the manufacturing and quality of their products. But since the market is becoming increasingly more global, we also focus more and more on the ways to the customer to be as short, fast and safe as possible. By doing this, we obtain additional time for production and lower transport costs.”

Marjan Trobiš, CEO, Boxmark Leather d.o.o.


11:30 - 12:30

Registration of participatns

12:30 - 13:00

Opening of the congress and opening addresses

Eva Šravs Podlogar, State Secretary, Ministry of Economic Development and Technology
Bodan Potokar, Head of the Department for Transport and Logistics, Ministry of Infrastructure
Ernest Gortan, M.Sc., President of the management board,Intereuropa, d.d.
Jos Marinus, European Logistics Association (ELA)

the presentation of the country

13:00 - 13:30

Explore Belarus – economic characteristics and opportunity for logistics

Vsevolod Arkhipov, Transconsult Group

We invite you to explore Belarus, an export-oriented country of a 9,5-million population, with a developed industry, agriculture and services sector, one of the leading world expor¬ters of trucks, tractors, quarry, mi¬neral fertilizers, IT-services, maintaining trade rela¬tions with more than 180 coun¬tries of the world. Belarus is a country with the above-average income, as per the World Bank classification based on the average GDP per capita indicator. It is strategically located in the geographical center of Europe, at the junction of major integration associations (the Eurasian Economic Union and the EU) and the new Silk Road Economic Belt. Belarus keeps improving its transit conditions, in order to facilitate further commodity circulation along these transport corridors.

Logistics is one of the most promising and potential-charged branches of the Belarusian economy. Both the state and the business-community are focused on the development of the national up-to-date logistics infrastructure. To pursue these purposes, Belarus implements a number of national logistic programs. The participation of Belarus in the Silk Road Economic Belt and the development of “The Great Stone” Chinese – Belarusian Industrial Park are among our priorities.

DIGITALIZAtion in maritime traffic

Moderator: Čedomir Bojanić, Fining, d.o.o.

13:30 - 14:00

Container transport from the perspective of a client
Suzana Grdina, Trade logistics, d.o.o.

14:.00 - 14:30

Does knowing the accurate gross mass mean safer shipping?
Stefano Visintin, FEDESPEDI & ASPT-ASTRA

14:30 - 14:50

Coffee break & networking

14:50 - 15:10

Platform booking – opportunity for shorter and less expensive ordering times
Gabriela Albreht, INTTRA

INTTRA is the largest neutral electronic transaction platform, software and information provider at the center of the ocean shipping industry. INTTRA's innovative products, combined with the scale of our network, empower our customers to trade with multiple parties and leverage ocean industry information to improve their business. Connecting over 225,000 shipping professionals with more than 50 leading Carriers and 110 software alliance partners, INTTRA streamlines the ocean trade process. Over 700,000 container orders are initiated on the INTTRA platform each week, representing approximately 25 percent of global ocean container trade.

15:10 - 15:30

Web platform 45HC – a one-stop shop for ship transport, insurance, and customs brokerage
Štefan Kukman, 45HC, d.o.o. (invited)

15:30 - 15:55

Conventional shipping
Ali Al Dilaimi, Navigo logistika, d.o.o.

15.55 - 16:20

Coffee break & networking

16:20 - 16:40

Pitfalls and opportunities of the INCOTERMS clauses
Marko Djinović, M.Sc., Chamber of Commerce and Indusry of Slovenija (GZS), Slovenia International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Slovenia)

In business practice, Incoterms commerce clauses are firmly established as an accepted and internationally recognized contractual standard for determining the rights and obligations of the parties regarding the supply of goods. The lecture will demonstrate the use of Incoterms 2010 in international practice cases and the most common problems confronted by the participants in international trade. Participants will learn about Incoterms 2010 and about their role in the sales contract and the relationship with other agreements (transport, insurance contract), which are collectively required for the successful execution of the transaction and without any complications.

16:40 - 17:00

Importance of transport insurance – what needs a special attention in maritime transport*
Andrew Huxley, TT Club

17:00 - 18:00


Uninsured goods even of smaller value in the maritime transportation can destroy us and future generations
Moderator: Ivan Trost, Cargomind, d.o.o.

Your goods on the way to Slovenia are loaded in a bulk shipping container along with a range of other consignments from different senders and destined for different recipients. A great damage to the ship occurs, and an average is proclaimed and the insurer of your properly insured shipment performed its task adequately. Unfortunately, however, some of the other customers had not insured their respective shipments, which consequently leads to indefinite delays in the release of the bulk container. Now what?


Marko Djinović, M.Sc.,GZS
Andrew Huxley, TT Club
Rosana Magajna Bizjak, Zavarovalnica Triglav, d.d.
Slavica Papinutti, Gorenje, d.d.
Jana Rodica, LL.M., Van Ameyde Group

18:00 - 18:20

The granting of the lifetime achievement award

20:00 -
Social evening

Professional of the Year 2016 Award, dinner and socializing (News Cafe Bernardin)

9:00 - 9:10

Introduction to day 2

INDUSTRy 4.0 & supply chain

Moderator: Andrej Rihter, M.Sc., Pošta Slovenije, d.o.o.

The topic of the plenary session is very interesting and also very important. In the past, we performed activities and dealt with the challenges at the establishment of integral logistics services (from source to sink). Today, however, we are confronted with the sharp development of information technology facing the flow of information crucial to the logistical support of the movement of raw materials, goods, people, etc. Industry 4.0 represents an entirely new look and especially a logistics challenge in the future and setting new foundations for the implementation of the logistic activities. The so-called new era delivers abrupt changes in both full logistics system as well as in all sub-systems, which were previously approached separately and were only lately joined in a logistic chain activity. The future will be based primarily on IT solutions, on the transition from the analog to the digital world.

9:10 - 9:40

Industry 4.0 – what does it mean for logistics?*
Thomas Mayr, LNConsult

Industry 4.0 means a very controversial topic. It is pretty present but nobody really knows the way this “technology” is going in the future. Fact is, only big players with integrated supply chain (source stream, intralogistics/production stream as well as POS stream) work and benefit from big data management and streamlined processes supported by the industry 4.0 idea. Needless to say that a lot of homework needs to be done with regards to potential skills shortage and equipment upgrades in order to gain the full benefit of this 4th industrial revolution. As the title says….”what does it mean for logistics” – I would like to focus on various use cases we have either developed or we have been confronted with so far. That should give the audience an insight about industry 4.0 applications with focus on logistics.

9:40 - 10:00

Digital transformation in logistics
Andrej Planina, Špica International, d.o.o.

Our lives have become very digital. The digital transformation has a strong presence in the business world, especially in all the participants in the supply chain, from industry through logistics to the final consumer. We can visualize digitally transformed logistics as a strong, seamless link between all the players in the economy – from production to consumption. Decisions in one system affect other systems. At the same time, one cannot imagine digital logistics without close links between the analog physical world and the digital world of information. Computers that control and manage the supply chain must regularly receive accurate information about what is happening on the roads, where the consignment is, what is happening on the production line, which semi-finished products arrived at the warehouse entry ramp and which finished products are waiting for transport. The lecture will demonstrate examples of digitization projects in logistics and their impact on business.

10:00 - 10:20

Industry 4.0, Logistics 4.0, Future 5.0
Damjan Širca, Epilog, d.o.o.

Is the industry 4.0, also called "smart factory", just another new buzzword or something greater will emerge of it? The lightning development of the information technology will shake the positions of industries, especially the automotive, where Germany is on the top. They will not be shaken because of producers from countries with cheap labor, however, but due to the entry of new players from the cyber world who brutally alter the rules of the game. In Germany, Industry 4.0 is a broad social movement driven by the global digitalisation rush. Its task is to maintain its economic supremacy.

On the other hand, Industry 4.0 is not only a popular slogan but German exact science and engineering discipline. Not every new computer or automated machine can be labeled Industry 4.0. Its implementation will significantly alter the logistics. Thus the digitalisation of Industry 4.0 necessarily implies the logistics upgrade. And we have to be ready!

A peek into the crystal ball of the dazzling future can induce anxiety. But if we free our minds, the possibilities inspire us.

In the end, daydreaming is the first phase of planning.

10:20 - 10:40

Coffee break & networking

10:40 - 11:00

Interconnection of different systems of the client, the supplier, and the logistics performer makes the process significantly less expensive and faster
Janez Strojan, Visit, d.o.o.

Successful companies effectively monitor their operations and continuously improve the efficiency of their logistics, which is becoming a key element of the company's successful growth. Automated data exchange is an important part of the purchasing process. Connections benefit all business partners, since they contribute to greater efficiency, eliminate errors and lower operational costs. Large companies in the automotive and electrical industries require e-business with major suppliers. Increasingly, however, they require proof that the suppliers conduct business with their subcontractors electronically – the entire purchase chain is thus increasingly connected. Also, every company is a part of other sectors, as well. Companies conduct their business in a global environment and face different forms of B2B e-business. The very existence of a company is becoming dependent on its ability to be incorporated in such an environment. Many small suppliers are part of the supply chains, as well. With limited IT capabilities, it is difficult for them to integrate into e-data exchange. It is, therefore, necessary to ensure that these companies can get involved in data exchange massively, simply and with minimal costs.

11:00 - 11:20

Traceability in logistics in high revolutions
Branko Šafarič, GS1 Slovenija

In logistics, everyone has his/her concepts about the flow of goods and information, depending on the position in the supply chain. Supply chains have become increasingly interconnected; statutoryregulation is tightening and due to thedisappearance of operating borders the scope of the business is growing. Withthe advent of fast and accessible everywhere communications the possibilitiesare opening up that are difficult to keep track off, but for the strategicdevelopment of the company, they areextremely important. Is it not true that customers require more and more fromtheir partners? More and more detailedinformation that need to be provided ever faster. Everything must beaccessible immediately.

Suppliers, therefore, expect that the providersof logistics routes will complement the information on the life-transport pathof each product and will distribute them to the end users. How to achieve astandardized recording of transactions and the rapid flow of information in away that can fulfill all therequirements?

Regardlessof your position in the supply chain, the standards of the independent organizationGS1 consider each participant. Standard GS1 EPCIS (Electronic Product CodeInformation Services) defines methods for applications for data acquisition onevents in the supply chain and theexchange of data. It is crucial for the functioning of the system/standard that data on events (typicallylogistics transactions) are recorded in astandardized manner, and that access tothis data via standardized interfaces is allowed. Consequently, all partnersinvolved have the same understanding of the underlying events. Business eventsdatabases can be successful only when the partners also allow access to them, which is essential in determining liability, traceabilityor product recalls.

11:20 - 11:40

Industry 4.0 is much more than just the digitalisation of the production
Marko Bohar, M.Sc., Electrical and Electronic Engineering Association, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia,

The fourth industrial revolution is a comprehensive digitalisation of production. It represents a new level of organization and management of the whole value chain through all levels of the product lifecycle (product, manufacturing, business model).

The basic building blocks are cyber-physical systems in manufacturing (CPS) based on modern control systems, embedded software and their own access to the Internet infrastructure. These elements of the product and manufacturing resources add an ability to (independent) communication opening up more opportunities for adaptable connections.

For logistics, which is, of course, a key part of the value chain of a particular product, digitalisation is not only the potential development direction but a necessity. Individuality, dynamism, and complexity of supply chains and production systems have already reached the levels which cannot be efficiently monitored by conventional methods. The autonomization of things (moved by logistics) will not only enable the achievement of the required levels of productivity and efficiency but will radically change the perception of the logistics itself.

11:40 - 12:40


Where are we heading to and how to be prepared for it?
Moderator: Tone Stanovnik, Špica International, d.o.o.

Ernest Gortan, M.Sc., Intereuropa, d.d.
Nataša Koražija, Časnik Finance
Thomas Mayr, LNConsult
Irena Rimac Gaspari, Hidria, d.d.
Igor Potočnik, Infotrans, d.o.o.
Damjan Širca, Epilog, d.o.o.

12:40 -14:00

Lunch break

14:00 - 14:20

Survivor from logistical perspecitve
Miran Stanovnik, host of a reality show Survivor 2016


Matjaž Marovt, M.Sc., Cirtuo & MJ Marovt, poslovno svetovanje, s.p.

14:20 -14:30


14:30 - 15:00

"Stargate junction" - logistics at the interface between humans and robots
Julius Krahl, BLG Logistics

BLG LOGISTICS together with its partner engelbert strauss is the winner of the European Logistics Award of the European Logistics Association (ELA) for the project entitled “Stargate junction – logistics at the interface between humans and robots”. The key element of the concept, which has been proving itself in regular operation at the site in Frankfurt since October 2014, is: people no longer have to go to the racks, but the racks with the goods come to the people. This is made possible by a mobile order picking warehouse: the racks are moved to a multifunctional, flexible and also ergonomically designed pick station (“stargate”) fully automatically. The transport vehicles used for this purpose (“Carrys”) with a low overall height run under the mobile racks, raise and carry them to the stargates on a defined path.

The decisive criterion for the installation of this System is, at the same time, the biggest advantage: the scalability or expandability of the system. G-Com can be dynamically adapted to changing market conditions and customer requirements.

15:00 - 15:30

Synchronous supply of goods to the produstion line
Robi Košir, BTC Logistični center

Global economic and technological trends indicate that the total demand for logistics services in the manufacturing industry will intensify in the future. Also in Slovenia, in addition to storage, transport and similar basic logistics operations, the needs of the industry are slowly beginning to be understood. However, there is still a lot of room for the outsourcing of logistics in production compared to the rest of the world. The lecture will present an example of a successful integration of the automotive industry with an external logistics partner BTC, which performs synchronous production and delivery of auto parts manufacturing company Revoz Plc. The entire flow of goods will be presented, including the documents digital information flow. The presentation will include all required standards and the rest of the necessary skills that enable logistics and production to run synchronously successfully.

15:30 - 15:50

Coffee break & networking

15:50 - 16:20

„Smart Factory” – the digitalization in daily life
Eva Szabó, Audi Hungaria Motor

The automotive industry is undergoing a transformation. This is being driven by the megatrends of digitalization, sustainability and urbanization and it results in new challenges. As cars get more connected and advanced with each passing model, with auto braking, lane assist and self-parking, so too do the processes that build them. The assembly line as we know it in the present will no longer play the same role in the future. Automotive production is becoming more integrated, more connected, more intelligent and more efficient. Audi is making its production fit for the future with the Smart Factory. Many challenges exist for logistics at Audi. The main focus is on the task of making materials available for production punctually and in the best quality. A number of specific technologies and processes have become fundamental for our Audi Plant in Gyor, Hungary. Among them are Telematic, RFID, FTS, ProGlove as well as robots that work hand in hand with employees.

16:20 - 16:50

A dispatch from the supplier line to the client line
Bojan Hrovatič, Adria Mobil, d.o.o.

Digitalisation is a commercial reality. A very simplified definition of digitalisation is that this is a process of transition to digital operations, which are not only internal processes but joint of all links of the supply chain, from customer orders, automated procurement of materials, delivery according to the actual time consumed in the production through to final dispatch to the customer.

Exchange of experience is the best way to check whether we are on the right track, so also Adria Mobil will present solutions for the management of the most important movements as well as approaches and solutions for the digitalisation of business.

16:50 - 17:10

Paperless business operations of Intereuropa - the practical case Biesterfeld Internowa GmbH & CoKG

Aljaž Kovač, Intereuropa, d.d. and Toni Kotar, Biesterfeld

17:10 - 17:45

Interactive concluding debate


we share best practices

9.30 -

Visit Hidria Rotomatika, d.o.o., PE Hidria Alutec Koper

9.30 -

Visit Hidria TC Tehnološki center, d.o.o., Koper

Organizers reserve the right to make changes to this programme.

*The presentation will be in English language. All Slovenian presentation will be translated into Englsih.

We are committed to lectures based on the presentation of concrete solutions because we are fully aware that only these bring additional value. If you agree than ...

We are committed to lectures based on the presentation of concrete solutions because we are fully aware that only these bring additional value. If you agree than ...



Transconsult Group

Vsevolod Arkhipov, CEO, TRANSCONSULT Group

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  • Chairman of the Board of Directors, “Transconsult Brest ltd”, Brest, Belarus
  • Member of the Management Board, BAIF Belarusian Association of International Freight Forwarders, Belarus
  • Member of the Management Board, BAIRC Belarusian Association of International Road Carriers, Belarus
  • Member of the Management Board, BLB Belarusian Association of Stock Brokers and Logisticians, Belarus

Fining, d.o.o.

Director of the company.



With more than 15 years international experience in various customer facing roles, Gabriela Albreht joined INTTRA early 2016 directing INTTRA’s growth in Central and Eastern Europe and Eastern Mediterrean Territories.

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With more than 15 years international experience in various customer facing roles, Gabriela Albreht joined INTTRA early 2016 directing INTTRA’s growth in Central and Eastern Europe and Eastern Mediterrean Territories. In this role she was responsible for developing and executing campaigns to expand INTTRA’s footprint in the region.

Prior to working for INTTRA, she worked in Johannesburg, South Africa, and later alongside the Chief Commercial Officer at CEVA Logistics Headoffice in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

In her current role as Strategic Alliance Manager EMEA, Gabriela manages the growth and expansion of new and existing Alliance Partners. Together with INTTRA’s regional sales teams and key commercial team members, her focus is on connecting supply chain software vendors, consultants and port communities on INTTRA’s platform.

Gabriela brings a wealth knowledge to INTTRA’s business development community and is a frequent speaker at various logistical conferences and events.


GZS, ICC Slovenia

Marko Djinovič is the author of a dozens scientific articles and two monographs in the field of international trade and Incoterms, 2010.

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Mag. Marko Djinovič, a bachelor of laws, is a director of the Legal Service at Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia and an expert consultant to the National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce in Slovenia (ICC Slovenia).

He is involved in advising clients in the fields of economic contract law and international commercial law, in particular the preparation and implementation of complex international commercial contracts, legal aspects of entering foreign markets and resolving commercial disputes.

He was a member of the working group for the preparation of the Slovenian-English edition of the rules of the ICC Incoterms, 2010. He participates in the creation of the ICC model contracts and the rules of autonomous economic law and at international expert working groups, in particular as a member of the ICC Commission on Commercial Law and Practice.

He regularly lectures on the conclusion and performance of commercial contracts, legal aspects of the export business (Incoterms 2010 international sales, agency and distribution agreements, etc.).


TT Club

Andrew joined TT Club in 2006 and has over 34 years of insurance industry experience as insurer, broker and risk manager living and working in the UK, Middle East, Far East and Australia.

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Andrew joined TT Club in 2006 and has over 34 years of insurance industry experience as insurer, broker and risk manager living and working in the UK, Middle East, Far East and Australia.

TT Club is the international transport and logistics industry’s leading provider of insurance and related risk management services.

Established in 1968 as a mutual insurer the Club is owned by its policyholders and run for their benefit with the board drawn from the transport industry.

The Club insures 80% of the world’s maritime containers, over 400 ports and terminals and 2000 transport and logistic operators.

As EMEA Regional Development Director Andrew is responsible for new markets, clients and production sources and also service delivery on new enquiries.

He is a regular speaker at industry conferences within Europe and the Middle East.

Andrew is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute.


Cargomind, d.o.o.

Regional director Slovenia / Croatia


Pošta Slovenije, d.o.o.

Deputy General Manager at Posta Slovenije d.o.o.





Špica International, d.o.o.

Andrej Planina is a member of the management of the company Špica with many years of practical experience in projects introducing agility into business.

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Andrej Planina is a member of the management of the company Špica with many years of practical experience in projects introducing agility into business operations, leading regional specialist for mobile solutions and automatic identification. He has a good knowledge of logistics processes, and he is the author of some of Špica's successful products and projects. He is also a regularly invited lecturer at Slovenian universities and professional events and holder of patents and innovations.


Epilog, d.o.o.

Damjan Širca, the founder and director of the company Epilog.

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Damjan Širca is a consultant for IT support logistics and the founder and director of the company Epilog Ltd. For already 27 years, Epilog has been engaged in the computerization and automation of intralogistics processes in warehouses and industries. He operates on the most demanding projects throughout Europe. Epilog is a winner of the German economy prize in 2015 – also for the developments in the field of Industry 4.0.


Visit, d.o.o.

Janez Strojan, a bachelor of science in electrical engineering, a director of the company Visit.

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Janez Strojan, a bachelor of science in electrical engineering, a director of the company Visit Ltd. He is a specialist with 25 years of experience in EDI solutions in the industry, logistics, and trade. He has participated in numerous projects of integrating companies in the international supply chains. He possesses a good knowledge of logistics in the automotive industry.


GS1 Slovenija

Branko Šafarič is an IT consultant in GS1 Slovenia. He works in informatics, where things are evolving faster than anybody would want.

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Branko Šafarič is an IT consultant in GS1 Slovenia. He works in informatics, where things are evolving faster than anybody would want. He has realized in at least 20 years practice in both his own business and in several other jobs he held, always in information centers, that in the field, one can never be up to date. He has written several handbooks, articles and a multitude of recommendations. In the past 14 years, he has been responsible for the electronic commerce at GS1 Slovenia.


Electronic and electrical engineering association

Senior Advisor at Electronic and electrical engineering association, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia


Cirtuo & MJ Marovt, poslovno svetovanje, s.p.

Cirtuo & MJ Marovt, poslovno svetovanje, s.p.


BLG Logistics

Responsible Project Manager for the implementation of a returns handling system in Frankfurt (Main), Germany.

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01.10.2008; Working Student at Deutsche Post DHL

01.01.2012; Trainee at BLG Logistics Group

01.09.2013; Project Manager at BLG Retail Logistics in Bremen, Germany

01.07.2014; Responsible Project Manager for the implementation of a returns handling system in Frankfurt (Main), Germany.


BTC Logistični center

Robi Košir, CEO, BTC Logistični center.

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Robi Košir, a bachelor in organizational management, is the manager of Logistics Centre, a BTC d.d. business unit. He has been in the logistics business for the past 18 years. In the last 15 years, he has been employed in BTC, where he started to perform his duties in the organization and technology logistics processes. He continued as an assistant director of logistics and in 2015 was appointed the director of Logistics Centre, a BTC d.d. business unit. For many years he taught at a higher vocational college in the field of business logistics. He actively participates both in the Slovenian Logistics Association and in other related organizations and institutions.


Audi Hungaria Motor

Eva Szabo, MBA, Head of Materials Supply Vehicles Gyõr

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Since 2006 working in business field of automotive industry, joining Audi Hungaria in year 2011. Starting at Quality Management in Engine Plant, later moving to “green field” Car Production Plant and as Head of Production Lines co-leading the ramp up production of 4 new Audi models; A3 Sedan, A3 Cabrio, TT and TT Roadster. In 2014 A3 Sedan became the World Car of the Year.

Since 2015 responsible for Materials Supply Vehicles. Leading with passion and Striving for excellence resulted in gaining the 1st place in vw-groupwide Logistic Process Audit in 2016.


Adria Mobil, d.o.o.

Director of Logistics at Adria Mobil, d.o.o.


Intereuropa, d.o.o.

Head of Department for the development of logistics solutions in the Group Intereuropa


With its activities the Slovenian Logistic Association wants to encourage logistics and its activities and in this way contribute to the competitiveness of organizations and Slovenian economy as a whole. This strengthening and fostering the development of logistics in Slovenia are to a great extent a result of active and hard-working individuals’ efforts. It is therefore appropriate to recognise these individuals and their achievements, and to reward them and present them to a wider public.

This is the purpose of the PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR AWARD. It is an honourable award for the most successful logistic provider in Slovenia that achieved, with their knowledge and efforts, extraordinary results in logistics in the previous year. In 2017, the 12th competition will be launched - for the Professional of the Year 2016 Award.

More about award's history



Mag. Ernest Gortan
Mag. Ernest Gortan
President of the management board, Intereuropa, d.d.
"The Business Logistics Congress has become an established and internationally recognized event in the region, intertwining different logistical practices with the academic knowledge. I believe that participation at the Congress is a great opportunity for the transfer of good practices, domestic as well as international, and for establishing cooperation between different actors along the supply chain. I am positive that the participants may, based on the exchange of different experiences in the field of logistics, develop helpful suggestions for solving everyday problems in logistics."
Marjan Trobiš
Marjan Trobiš
CEO, Boxmark Leather, d.o.o.
”Every organization pays the most intention to the manufacturing and quality of their products. But since the market is becoming increasingly more global, we also focus more and more on the ways to the customer to be as short, fast and safe as possible. By doing this, we obtain additional time for production and lower transport costs.”
Marjan Bezjak
Marjan Bezjak
Owner F.A. Maik Group Ltd. & Professional of the year 2015
"The Business Logistics Congress is an important international event, every year informing the economy and logistics companies on the most current logistics and other related topics. Carefully selected top experts deliver professional lectures and relate them to examples of good practices, which is the highest added value of the Congress. Participation in the Congress is not important only from this perspective, but also because of socializing and finding opportunities for business cooperation."
Robert Ljoljo
Robert Ljoljo
Proc. CH SLO and TechOps CEE / NBS Slovenia Country Representative / Novartis Business Services, Lek, d.d.
"Such events that gather many experts in one place, both from the economic as well as educational institutions, are always an opportunity to learn about new developments. For me, this is a great opportunity to escape from everyday worries and to set the operational innovation free. If during all the talks and meetings one experiences an eruption of at least a single idea that can be put into practice in our workplaces, then the return on the invested time is instant."
Aleš Lampret
Aleš Lampret
Director of logistics at Kemofarmacija, d.d. & Professional of the year 2014, Kemofarmacija, d.d
”For years, a logistic congress is one of the pillars of professional gatherings which I attend in Slovenia as well as internationally. Every year, the congress addresses the most current logistic topics and the impact of logistics on other business functions in organizations. Carefully chosen topics include theoretical as well as practical knowledge. This is a place where experiences and ideas can be exchanged with acknowledged Slovenian and international experts from academia and economy. I want to emphasize the aspect of socializing and networking, too, where in a relaxed atmosphere new business opportunities are born and long-term business connections and friendly relations are built.”
Leon Korošec
Leon Korošec
Member of the management board, Elan, d.o.o.
”I attended the congress of logistics for the first time in 2014 in Laško. It was a very positive surprise due to the width and quality of the topics which directly or indirectly influence the efficiency of logistic services. I recommend this event to everyone who wants an in-depth insight into how logistics is interwoven with other business functions and how this enhances the success of an organization and the satisfaction of its business partners.”


The registration fee includes participation at the congress, congres material, e-material, coffee breaks, social evening with dinner (1st day) and lunch (2nd day).

The invoice will be sent after we receive your registration form. The payment could be also be made in adavnce to the account IBAN SI56 0292 1008 9918 850 (Nova Ljubljanska banka, d.d., Ljubljana), the reference number 4063.


Grand Hotel Bernardin

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The participants should make their hotel booking themselves. The accommodation costs are paid by the participants and are not included in the participation fee. All hotel payments should be made directly to the hotel. Organizer does not handle booking for the participants. We advise you to book a room as soon as possible in the hotel, which you will be chose. We recommend you a Bernardin Group complex (in this case, please, specify that you are a participant of logistics congress).

Informative price list of accommodation
(prices are in EUR, per person, for one night)

GH Bernardin***** Hotel Histrion**** Hotel Vile Park***
Bed and Breakfast, single use 110 € 90 € 65 €
Bed and Breakfast, double room 72,50 € 55 € 45 €

Prices included service Bed & Breakfast and 9,5% VAT. The rate does not include tourist tax (1,27 EUR per per person per day) and one time reservation fee (1,00 €UR per person) for the entire period of stay.

Check-in time is after 14:00 on arrival day. Check-out time is before 11:00 on departure day.

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