RepülésVilág conference

The challenges of air freight transport and opportunities for the industry in Hungary, in a changing environment

Wednesday 18 September 2019

ibisStyles Budapest Airport

The language of the conference are English and Hungarian (Hungarian-English simultaneous interpreting, with headsets)


8:30–9:00 Registration

9:00–9:10 Welcome speech

Dr. Rolf Schnitzler, CEO, Budapest Airport

9:10–9:20 Opening speech

Péter Tóth, Deputy State Secretary for Transport, Ministry for Innovation and Technology

9:20–9:50 Trends and challenges in international air freight transport. Opportunities for the industry and possible responses, in the interest of success.

Opening presenter: Sergiu Sarasan, manager aviation solutions, Eastern Europe, IATA

9:50-10:45 Roundtable discussion: What are the opportunities and considerations for airlines to increase competitiveness? What are their expectations in Hungary from cargo industry players?

Opening presenter / Moderator: René Droese, chief property and cargo officer, Budapest Airport


Michal Grochowski – cargo director, LOT

László Bóta, managing director, Emirates GSA

Diana Schöneich, Deputy Vice President Europe, AirBridgeCargo Airlines

Kornél Heckenast, commercial director, R-Bag Group, ABC GSA

10:45–11:05 Coffee break

11:05–11:45 Roundtable discussion: How can the BUD Cargo Citysupport the consolidation activities of forwarders at Budapest Airport? What is required for the airport to handle more air cargo from its catchment area?

Opening presenter / moderator: József Kossuth, senior cargo manager, Budapest Airport


László Szabó, national airfreight manager (BUD NA), Kühne&Nagel

Attila Becze, director sub-region Hungary and Romania, cargo-partner

Tamás Tanárki, managing director, Corporate Division – Yusen Logistics Hungary

Zsuzsanna Kaló, manager, Ekol

11:45–12:30 Roundtable discussion: Opportunities for air freight transportation from the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative / Silk Road in the region and in Hungary, in particular, in e-commerce / Client requirements in air freight transport – what are the preferences of the air cargo relevant companies operating in Hungary?

Opening presenter: József Teleki, director, National Tax and Customs Administration Airport Directorate

Moderator: György Firbás, ZFF, ITM


Koppány Mátyási, managing director, ECSC (Magyar Posta-ZTO Express JV)

Dénes Bozsó, Nokia

Zoltán Kozlovszky, HIPA

12:30–13:30  Lunch, networking

13:30–14:30 Roundtable discussion: Operational challenges in cargo handling–cooperation between cargo handling agents and authorities, changes in air freight transport, new opportunities with the opening of the BUD Cargo City

Moderator: József Kossuth, senior cargo manager, Budapest Airport


Sergiu Sarasan, manager aviation solutions, Eastern Europe, IATA

István Macsári, Police lt. col., head of the department, Aviation Security Department, National Police Command Airport Police Directorate

Sándor Kozma, head of a department, Budapest Disaster Management Directorate

László Trifán, cargo manager, CelebiGround Handling Hungary

Robert Fordree, Executive Vice President, Menzies Aviation,

14:30–15:30 Roundtable discussion: The situation and opportunities for aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul in Hungary


Árpád Demény, CEO, Aeroplex

Sándor Szomora, CEO, Lufthansa Technik

René Droese, chief property and cargo officer, Budapest Airport

Zoltán Juhász, Kossuth Lajos Bilingual Vocational Secondary School of Technology

15:30–16:00 Coffee break, networking

16:00–17:00 BUD Cargo City site visit


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