Forwarder's 2020 Conference

Forwarder’s 2020 Online Conference

8. December 2020, 9.00-16.30

Languages of the Conference: Hungarian and English (with simultaneous interpretation)

Participation fee (per person): 9.900 HUF + VAT (approx. 29 EUR + VAT)

For registration please send an e-mail:

Impact of the changed consumer and client requires for the forwarders


Chairman of the morning program:

Márton Lányi, President of Association of Hungarian Forwarders

9.00–9.20 Welcome and opening speech
Speaker: Márton Lányi, President of the Hungarian Transporters’ Association

9.20–10.00 Roundtable discussion: Where is the way for the Hungarian economy?
Moderator: Márton Lányi, President of Association of Hungarian Forwarders
Botond Feledy, Foreign Policy Analyst, Institute of International Studies and Political Science
AndrásVértes, President, GKI Economic Research

10.00–10.40 Roundtable discussion: The logistics real estate market in Hungary
Moderator: Koppány Ajtony Bíró, Secretary-General of MLSZKSZ
Máté Szoboszlay, Director of Capital Deployment, Prologis
Gergely Baka, Director of Industrial & Logistics Department, CBRE
Kiss Ernő, Associate Director, ESTON 
Péter Würsching, Head of Leasing, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)

10.45–11.25 Roundtable discussion: Impact of the growing amount of B2C shipments to the warehouse logistics
Moderator: Márton Lányi, President of Association of Hungarian Forwarders
Zsolt Barna, Managing Director of Waberer’s-Szemerey Logisztika
Szabolcs Fülöp, Managing Director of Trans-Sped
Kovács Marcell, Managing Director of Masped Logisztika
Ferenc Újszászi, Managing Director of Quehenberger Logistics

11.25–11.40 Looking forward: Improving port services amid an uncertain situation
Speaker: Borut Šemrl, Representative of Luka Koper d.d. (Port of Koper) in Hungary

11.40–12.20 Roundtable discussion: Measures in order to increase the volume of intermodal traffic
Moderator: Gergely Andó, Journalist of NavigátorVilág
Zoltán Fábián, Managing Director, Mahart Container Center
Ágnes Hernád, Managing Director of Rail Cargo Operator – Hungaria
Viktor Lippai, board member of Rail Cargo Terminal – BILK
Szalma Botond, CEO, Plimsoll
Attila Zahalka, Sales Manager, METRANS Danubia
Attila Gonda, Managing Director of Truck Force One 

Chairman of the afternoon program: 
János Pekár, Secretary-General of Association of Hungarian Forwarders

12.20–12.35 Hungarian connections of Port of Constanta
Speaker: Daniel Jarnea, Head of Marketing Department, Maritime Ports Administration Constanta

12.35–12.45 Latest developments of Port of Rijeka
Speaker: Emmanuel Papagiannakis, CEO, Adriatic Gate Container Terminal

12.45–13.00 Trieste Marine Terminal: results, developments and additional possibilities
Speakers: Carolina Semino, Sales Representative, Trieste Marine Terminal
Alexsandra Siviz, Sales and Marketing Manager of Compagnia Portuale di Monfalcone

13.00–13.50 2020 – a year of challenges and opportunities in air freight? Analysis, overview, threats and prospects according to the covid 19 situation and the economic changes. Will the industry pick up the glove?
Speaker: Sergiu Sarasan, Aviation Solutions manager, IATA 
Roundtable discussion:
Moderator: József Kossuth, Head of Air Freight Work Team
Martin Hilsvom, Office Manager, DSV
László Bóta, Cargo Manager, ECS Globe Air Cargo
Linda Gergely, Airfreight Department Manager, Airmax Cargo Budapest
Bettina Panker-Balla, Business Development Manager- Airfreight, Kühne&Nagel
László Barits, Commercial Managere Prevost

13.55–14.10 Opportunities for rail freight in Europe following the pandemic situation
Speaker: Günther J. Ferk, CEO, VTG Rail Logistics Europe

14.10–14.25 Software for supporting road and rail transport
Speaker: Zoltán Nagy, Sales Manager of Oltis Hungária

14.25–15.05 Discussion about the Brexit
Tamás Nietsch, Board Member, Hungarian Association of Customs Affairs
Árpád Vásárhelyi, law specialist

15.05–15.45 Roundtable discussion: Road Panorama
Moderator: János Pekár, Secretary-General of Association of Hungarian Forwarders
Róbert Bogdán, Managing Director of Gartner Intertans
Dittel Gábor, Managing Director of NiT Hungary road transport association
Zsolt Fülöp, Managing Director of Trans-Sped
Gábor Karmos, Secretary-General of Hungarian Road Transport Association
Tamás Lipovics, owner of the Innovatív Group
Zsolt Székely, CEO of Révész Group

15.45–16.30 Roundtable discussion: Challenges of rail freight

Moderator: Gergely Andó, Journalist of NavigátorVilág
Tamás Heinczinger, CEO of CER Hungary
László Katona, Managing Director of MMV
Norbert Körös, CEO of Rail Cargo Hungaria
Skierniewski Bogoslav, CEO of PKP Cargo International Hu
Botond Varga, Managing Director of LTE Hungária