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The conference doors closed but new business opportunities opened in the cutting-edge B2B networking event as professionals were facing the future of the industry, innovative technologies and services. Digitalisation, increasing flexibility of supply chain in line to get closer to the customers – defined as key challenges waiting to overcome in the CEE markets from different angles.
A well-managed supply chain operation is increasingly a critical factor in a business’s success. Transforming and bringing it up-to-date generally involves not just the introduction of powerful new technologies but a fundamental review of processes and organization. The programme and activities of TRANSLOG Connect have been exceptionally well-received by the knowledgeable audience. Among the numerous acclaimed presentations, one of the most visited was Prof. Dr. Sebastian Kummer’s - Vienna University of Business and Economics. The charismatic Austrian presenter and chairman of the event was highlighting the challenges of digitalization globally as well as addressing the Central and Eastern European countries: how the augmented reality might change our lives and our logistics performance, furthermore how personal assistants and artificial intelligence could support our supply chain processes, ultimately how smart robotics are becoming more and more usable in many fields of logistics.
DHL, the world's leading logistics company for example has successfully tested their pilot "Vision picking" project in their Netherlands warehouse as a first step towards the use of Augmented Reality in logistics industry. The project was implemented in partnership with Ricoh and Ubimax, the leading expert in wearable computing devices.
Besides of the 2000 pre-scheduled and ad-hoc business meetings, hundreds of decision-makers from all countries of the region and countless exchange of ideas and best practises delegates received fascinating presentations from leading industry professionals like Tomas Mayer, (Head of Corporate Key Account Management, Corporate Sales, Gebrüder Weiss) who spoke about Gebrüder Weiss’s solution model, Slawomir Blotny (Business Development Director, Raben Group) who was providing exclusive information about “supply the west from the east” and Arkadiusz Glinka (Director of Transportation Eastern Europe, C.H. Robinson) who was sharing the secrets where to find the biggest, fastest transportation savings in our supply chains.
One of the most prominent and expected moments of the event was the 4th Central Eastern European Logistics & Supply Chain Excellence Award ceremony opened by Prof. Dr. Sebastian Kummer - Head of Institute of Transport and Logistics, WU Vienna - who announced the winners and handed out the CEE Awards to the French-Polish Blulog in the service provider category and to the Serbian interCLEAN company in the manufacturer category.
Companies don’t need to be big to have great ideas. – Let us know one of the jury member during the cocktail reception which gave an exclusive environment and background to celebrate and discuss further developments, sharing best practices and benchmarking strategies for achieving “the next frontier of supply chain operations.”
The organizer - TEG The Events Group - is passionate about bringing together annually in November in Budapest the best representatives and innovators of the logistics and supply chain industry to create a valuable and engaged professional network in the CEE region.
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About TEG The Events Group
TEG, The Events Group is one of Europe’s leading business information providers, operating primarily within the key emerging markets of Central and Eastern Europe. The main focus is on business-to-business congresses that connect top professionals within various industries in the region, bringing together senior executives from Europe’s largest companies with leading service providers. TEG’s client base includes international and top Fortune 500 companies that are all leaders within their key market sectors.
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