#EECONNECTED is the first B2B conference in Romania dedicated to intermodal and multimodal freight transport
Since 2017, #EECONNECTED has successfully built a community of professionals from Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia and the Republic of Moldova directly interested in the development of intermodal and multimodal transport in the region and in connecting the region with the world through efficient transport links.
Under the motto “Connecting the dots”, the fifth edition of #EECONNECTED analyzes the current logistical and economic context and focuses on future challenges and opportunities for manufacturers, importers, exporters and intermodal and multimodal transport services providers.
Through presentations, open discussion panels and B2B meetings, #EECONNECTED 2022 facilitates the access to informatios and objective insights regarding freight hubs developments, multimodal and intermodal transport connections in Eastern Europe; the development of new trade routes between Asia and Europe, such as Middle Corridor; new infrastructure investments that allow attracting new cargo flows through Romania and neighboring countries; legislative barriers and limitations in developing combined transport and adopting more multimodal solutions.
What are the new transport solutions, how do companies manage objectives such as net-zero carbon for supply chains, how are manufacturers and distributors get ready for 2030 and how will the future of transport look like post-Ukraine war, we will debate together at #EECONNECTED 2022 – Connecting the Dots!
Mr. József Kossuth is the head of cargo for Budapest Airport. He joined Budapest Airport Zrt (BUD) in 2008. He is responsible for managing the airport cargo business development, sales and marketing, and he co-ordinates the work of the air cargo community. His mission is to support the development of the air cargo industry in the Central Eastern European region and improve the air cargo environment for all air cargo business partners. He works with passion to increase the regional cargo hub role of BUD utilizing the expanding cargo potentials in the Central Eastern European region.
Mr. Kossuth has spent his entire carrier in the Aviation Industry. From 2003 he worked as Assistant Fuel Manager for Malév Hungarian Airlines, Sales Manager of Airport Fuel Supply Ltd. subsidiary of (BUD), responsible for fuel service purchasing, sales, and marketing activities. From 2008 to 2014, he worked as Controlling Manager for BUD. His task was dealing with capital expenditure and airport development projects of the airport and other controlling activities, and he joined the air cargo business department of BUD in 2015.
Besides, he is the Board Member of Association of Logistic Service Centres in Hungary, Head of the Aviation Working Group of the Freight Forwarder Association in Hungary and represents the association in the international aviation working group of FIATA. József Kossuth has gained a Master of Economics specialized in Management from the University of Miskolc in Hungary in 2003.
Cosmin is CEO of DP World in Romania which include both the container terminal operations in Constanta as well as the growing logistics operations scattered in Romania. It has a global expertise, working in container terminal industry from 2001.
8:30-9:15 Registration and welcome coffee
9:15-9:30 Welcome speech
9:30-9:50 Black Sea container market review
9:50-11:00 1st panel Multimodal transport – here & now
• Freight hubs in CEE
• Middle Corridor – linking Asia and Europe in difficult times
• Seaports and their role in logistics chains
• Inland waterways – diving deep into the opportunities
11:00-11:20 Going digital in customs operations
11:20-12:00 Coffee break & networking
12:00-13:00 2nd panel – Air cargo – market outlook & opportunities for CEE countries
• Impact of Russia-Ukraine war in air cargo industry
• Creating new cargo routes and flows across Europe and the world
• New cargo hubs emerging in Central and Eastern Europe
• New challenges for airfreight industry from now to 2025
13:00-14:30 3rd panel Shift-2-rail! Are we on the right track?
• New rail services
• An inland terminal network adapted to shippers needs
• The cost of shifting to rail
• Barriers and limitations
14:30-15:30 Business lunch
15:30-17:00 B2B meetings session – identify new solutions for your supply chain
The B2B meeting session facilitates the communication between transport service providers and shippers to better cater to participants requests.
Real case studies and best practice from leaders who have a clear imagine and data from dealing with the current whirlwind and operational challenges.
Decision makers from the most important manufacturers, importers, exporters and players on the transport market in Romania and Eastern Europe.