11 - 13 April, 2018

Portorož, Slovenia

GH Bernardin

Human resource management and implementation of advanced technology in logistics – indivisible functions

Slovenia has recently been characterized by solid economic growth, and has been facing modernization in production and logistics. Robots, multifunctional machines, CNC machines and other advanced technology have become increasingly common in production; the internal logistics on the other hand still remains unexploited opportunity in terms of increasing productivity and flow times reduction. How to embark on a project of internal logistics organization? What more can we do to improve our productivity? How are the new technologies used in practice?

Significant steps have also been taken in the field of Entry/Exit logistics. Modern technologies in logistics, we could recently only speak of, are already operating and have impacted strongly our working lives. Drones, an »omni channels«, 3D prints and other advanced technologies have changed our lives as it was predicted only few years ago. As we speak the greatest potential holds the “Blockchain technology”. How do modern technologies affect business practices and processes in logistics? Where do their key advantages lie? How to implement them?

The technology is of great importance and is currently easy accessible. The greatest challenge we are facing at this state is properly trained human resources. How to manage human resources in logistics? What are the companies’ needs in terms of recruiting new staff? Do faculties respond to those needs and, if so, how?

You will find the answers to these questions and many other issues at our 6th International congress »Supply Chain Management in Science and Practice 2018«, in Portorož.

In addition to professional lectures on the above named issues this year again we will encourage making new acquaintances and provide opportunities for cooperation. This year we will also enjoy the company of our friends from ACS, Automotive Cluster of Slovenia and South East European Associations of Freight Forwarders and Logistics Operators (SEEFF), have a chance to build further on successful cooperation and have a glimpse into digitalisation in automotive industries and logistics. Amongst others we will present the first pilot case of electronic CMR document.

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 who are willing to illustrate them to us. And this will also be the case this year as we have prepared over 20 lectures on best practices, presented to you by top professionals and managers both from Slovenia and abroad.

We welcome you to attend the 6th International congress »Supply Chain Management in Science and Practice 2018«, and we are looking forward to seeing 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.



Congress Registration


Opening Ceremony and Conference greetings

  • mag. Aleš Cantarutti, State Secretary, Ministry of Economic Development and Technology
  • Klemen Potisek, State Secretary, Ministry of Infrastructure
  • Rok Svetek, Janez Merlak, Adria kombi, d.o.o
  • Paolo Bisogni, President of European Logistic Association - ELA
  • Igor Žula, president of Slovenian Logistic Association


Moderator: Tadej Pojbič, Kemofarmacija, d.d.

At the Logistic Congress in 2013, we discussed the topic of cooperation between faculties and the economy - "What kind of professional do we need?". When confronted with different opinions, a constructive debate began at the round table about where the development of human resources begins. Is this in educational institutions, or at home from the early days, by raising working habits and values? We also touched the topic of eternal professors and whether they possess enough practical knowledge.
In Year 2018, we will continue with the human resources issue, as companies are increasingly faced with a lack of adequate staff, despite relatively high unemployment, which stood at 9% at the end of 2017 in Slovenia. Young people who come from different educational institutions are impatient and have high personal expectations, despite the fact they are full of theoretical knowledge and that real practical learning is still ahead. The fact is that education in Slovenia is relatively inexpensive compared to the rest of the world and, after completing the study, many high-quality personnel are looking for opportunities abroad. Why is that so? Are our companies unable to keep quality staff at home? Is there a problem in the system, legislation, remuneration and excessive taxation, ...?


The importance of human resources and knowing the challenges
Nenad Filipovič, IEDC

There is a lot of talk about HR and HR policies, but not so much about how they are correlated to strategies and business models. Therefore we will use this opportunity to talk about the changing role of employees in the contemporary business models, about the key HR related challenges which companies face in the transformation of their business models, as well as about different routes to excellent business performance based on excellent people and organizational cultures.
In the first part the focus will be on the business models: which disruptive changes come out of digitalization, globalization, demographic shifts or competitive pressures in our industries? How are these changes reflected in required employee competences and the ways we engage them or lead them? In particular, how companies attract new generations of collaborators? In the second part we shall deal with the questions of employee development and motivation, organizational cultures and the role of trust, as well as the need to resolve paradoxes of contemporary business practices.


Digitalisaton in logistics: Needs for competence development and management*
Bernd Dworschak, Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO

The ongoing digitalisation and the developments towards industry 4.0 includes a lot of both challenges and opportunities for companies in the field of logistics. At the same time this development is more than a mere technical challenge and brings along new forms of separation of work and decisions between man and machines, which demands new competences of employees. This contribution sheds a light on the current state of digitalisation in logistics and its impact on work and competence needs. Both in general as well as in specific terms it is illustrated, which kind of (digital) competences are needed in the work of the future in logistics. Moreover, corresponding and appropriate formats of competence development are depicted in the presentation.


Coffee break and networking


Personal development, training programs and upgrade of logistic knowledge*
Ivan Berložnik, Damjan Zbačnik, BSH Hišni aparati, d.o.o.

The lecture will cover a brief introduction of the company and environment in which the company operates within its primary function. Within systematic process of identifying, recruitment, deployment, development of employees and remuneration at BSH Hišni aparati d.o.o. It will focus on recruitment of personnel in supply chain and logistics. Various methods and techniques used in employment process will be presented, as well as scholarship opportunities and mentoring process.


Effective Human Resource Management
Aleš Cerkvenik, Salus, Veletrgovina, d.o.o., Franja Ridzi, Amitas, d.o.o.

We all want to be successful. Being successful means achieving the goals set. In order to achieve the goals effectively, the company's management must provide its employees with an appropriate working environment. A working environment that clearly identifies its expectations and where the ability and willingness of employees to perform work tasks is ensured.
By introducing the Target Guidance process, Salus established a standard for the management of employees in setting goals, monitoring the performance, learning, and evaluating performance and remuneration in accordance with the company's performance and the performance of the individual.
The result of the introduction of the process approach to the management of employees created the awareness of all employees about the priorities, goals and achievements of the company, the focus of workers on dealing with important tasks, empirical measurement of employees' competence and improved efficiency of training and education.
The content of the lecture includes a description of the methodologies used in the introduction of personnel development processes and the presentation of examples from practice.


Human Resource Management or how to keep the best human resources during the fluctuation periods?
Ksenija Špiler Božič, Andrej Božič, BB Consulting

Why is the departure of the best people at all a problem? Because we do not get on the market any new good ones? Or because it takes too long to get to know the company and the field of work? Or because we invested a lot in a man and left us?
Suppose we know the answer to the first two questions. In the first case, we need to build on the reputation of the employer so that the company is placed on the map of searchers. In the second case, it is necessary to establish a truly effective internal introduction and training system for certain positions. However, the solution to the departure of the best colleagues needs to be sought in the management and organizational culture, and the key roles of management and leaders, which all too often avoid responsibility for the development and commitment of their people.
Of course, honest payment is important. Experience from the field tells us that people in the workplace cherish more relationships, not only between colleagues, but also the relationship with their superior, leadership. We need to ask do they have enough opportunities to present their views, say their opinions, get feedback on their work, achievements, even praise. Do employees have enough information about the vision and the strategy of the company, to make sense of their work and know which part of the mosaic they represent. How much creative freedom do they have in their work? And in the end, or at the very beginning, do they enjoy at work that they do.


Lunch at a hotel restaurant


How to get the best human resources on the market before the competition?
Tilen Prah, Kariera, d.o.o.

The struggle in the labour market over the past few years went from fighting for jobs to battle for talents. And talent at all levels, from the most basic commissioner, to the logistics director. The record high economic growth, demography, labour migration, inadequate education policy ... all this has aggravated the battle for talent. In what way can an enterprise rise above competition to attract the best talent? Is payment the predominant factor in choosing a new employer? What does the "brand" of the employer mean and how can one unhappy former co-worker ruin it? This and more about the topic of attracting the best talents.





Coffe break and networking


Moderator: Damjan Zupančič, TPV, d.o.o.

"Control Tower" as an advanced approach to managing subcontractors in logistics
Miha Egart, Lek, d.d.


Advanced management of transport services and improved digital communication between logistic providers and their contracting parties
Michiel van Veen, Royal Lemkes NL, Nataša Pogačnik, SIGR, d.o.o.

The logistics characteristics of the plants industry are challenging in terms of a balance between excellence performance and efficient operations. Time sensitive and temperature-controlled transport throughout Europe with low density drop sizes on store level make that cooperation between shipper and logistics service providers needs to be intensive and aligned as partners. Over the years the partnership between European market leader Royal Lemkes and regional main transport partner Sigr Bizjak has developed not only in relationship, but also in digital communication. Royal Lemkes will share their vision on next generation plants logistics, what this requires from transport partners and how this should be realised in practise.





Award Ceremony Professional of the year 2017


Coctail party at News cafe


Congress Registration


Opening of the second day of the Congress


Moderator: dr. Igor Jakomin, cargox, d.o.o.

Internet of things (IoT), Big Data, digitization, and recently blockchain are facts that today also mark the development of logistics and supply chains. All the facts are indispensable for efficient supply chains and for creating added value in international trade. It goes without saying that the development of this area is intensively pursued by larger multinational companies. But modern financial approaches such as Initial Coin Offering (ICO) also allow smaller companies to acquire the right capital in short time to launch technologically state-of-the-art ideas. An example is the publication in The Lloyds List, which says that today we no longer face the lack of digital and technological initiatives in international logistics. It is estimated that the 100 largest technology companies specializing in logistics and supply chain services have already collected billions of dollars of investments in the development of modern technologies. Due to the needs of the market according to advanced technological solutions, due to the demands of users to optimize their business, due to exponential growth of ideas and rapid progress, the implementation of these will soon be visible in real time.


Blockhain – technology of the future*
Georges Medawar, Trinet Infomratika, d.o.o.


Digital Marine Transformation in the CargoX Case
Štefan Kukman, CargoX, d.o.o., dr. Boris Horvat, Abelium, d.o.o.

CargoX is the independent supplier of blockchain-based Smart B/L solution that enables extremely fast, safe, reliable and cost-effective global Bill of Lading processing. CargoX has developed a decentralised platform based on the Ethereum network, and has a pipeline of future products for the supply chain industry.
CargoX aims to disrupt the global logistics by replacing the old-style paper Bill of Lading documents. With its Smart B/L solution, CargoX enables users to state and transfer cargo ownership rights without the hassle of handling paper. All sensitive information is hidden from public view and shown only to the importer, the exporter and the issuer of the Smart B/L. Special care is given to properly secure all information about multiple business interactions in the supply chain industry.
Stefan Kukman, founder and CEO, will introduce the CargoX B/L eXchange protocol and demo the process of sending a blockchain-based, Smart B/L through the CargoX platform.


Logistics in the direction of physical internet*
Sergio Barbarino, P&G, Belgium


Coffee break and networking


Waberer’s – Digitalisation Journey*
Johanna Szatmári, Waberer's International Nyrt, Hungary

Waberer’sInternational mainly known as big European FTL (full track load) transportationcompany. There are many conferences about digitization and there are many-manybuzzwords: Industry 4.0, IoT, big data, machine learning, RPA, OCR, CRM etc.The lecture provides short summary what is our business model of digitizationand the main focus of the presentation will be on practice. The O2C (Order toCash) process – as guard-rail – provides some example how we use optimizationengines (planning and routing engines), which information we provide for ourcustomers (position, ETA etc.), how we incorporate sensor data into the transportationsystem, and what are the early lessons-learned regarding process robots.
Waberer’s Internationalis under big transformation as we are changing transportation managementsystem, and it is really interesting how we will combine the new features ofSAP TM and SAP S4 HANA.


Advanced internal logistics with effective real-time location in Kaindl Kronospan (Austria) using FGS / WMS technology*
Christoph Fitzthum, Zeno Track/Bosch Group, Austria

Improving competitiveness and customer satisfaction – in 2013 these were the goals for the Austrian wood-specialist Kaindl Flooring to establish a realtime-localization-system (RTLS) at the Salzburg Logistics “Megastore”. Each month more than 1.500 trucks and 60 containers are loaded and unloaded using 19 forklifts and 40.000m² of warehouse space - indoors and outdoors.
Prior to adopting ZENOWAY-localization Kaindl suffered from costly misloadings and empty runs, time-consuming scanning processes as well as stock-rearrangements due to the lack of warehouse-transparency. By then implementing ZENOWAY-localization in addition to WMS- and TMS-software Kaindl became capable of dynamically using storage areas, as articles are heavily varying in size. Further scanning processes could be reduced to absolute minimum to increase productivity and become less prone to transport errors. In addition, proactive collision warning was applied and the number of empty runs reduced.
Two years after having implemented ZENOWAY-localization Kaindl-representatives emphasized that their system enables Kaindl to “achieve savings of up to 30 percent each year.”





Lunch at a hotel restaurant


Moderator: damjan širca, epilog. d.o.o.

Complete modernization of internal logistics in the company Revoz d.d., Novo mesto
Gregor Gorše, Revoz, d.d.


Automatic pallet warehouse JSC "Savushkin produkt", Brest, Belarus
Mag. Matjaž Jenko, Riko, d.o.o.


Coffee break and networking


Automation of internal transport in TPV with digitalized automatic identification
Janez Grudnik, Leoss, d.o.o., Damjan Zupančič, TPV, d.o.o.

Logistics is constantly looking for advances, improvements to achieve greater efficiency and effectiveness of individual processes. More and more processes are automated - digitized and integrated into unified integral ERP systems. Our goal is that the processes are as autonomous as possible, yet they are controlled and run with a high level of reliability. In the concrete case, we will present the challenge of increasing the efficiency of internal identification in the movement of goods in connection with the high degree of automation and digitization of the transport process within the factory.





Closing ceremony and meeting of the members of Southeast European Freight Forwarders and Logistics · Providers (SEEFF)



Congress Registration

Moderator: Tanja Mohorič


Opening Ceremony and Conference greetings:

  • Klemen Potisek, State Secretary Ministry of Infrastructure
  • Rok Svetek, President of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia Transport Association
  • Francesco Parisi, IPP FIATA

Multimodality - The Challenges in front of logistics sector - Macroscopic and Microscopic challenges*
Ivan Petrov, FIATA Senior Vice President


Development of the Intermodal Transport in SEE: Case Adriakombi*
Janez Merlak, Adria Kombi, d.o.o.


Why is the "Strategic Development Innovation Partnership in the field of mobility" so important for the Slovenian industry?
Tanja Mohorič, SRIP Mobilnost + ACS


EDISON is the core project of the automotive cluster and basis for development activities in the field of green mobility
Tanja Mohorič, SRIP Mobilnost + ACS


The opportunities for change in logistics are comprehensively covered by the structure DIGILOG.SI (Digital Logistics), which presents a platform for logistic development projects
Igor Žula, Slovenian Logistic Association, Robert Sever, Transport Association at Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia


Coffe break and networking

Moderator: Marco Sorgetti


The Role of the Danube in the European Multimodal Transport Solutions*
Boril Ivanov, Vice President of NSBS


Opportunities and facilities offered by Koper Port in the transit of containers to some SEE countries (Port of Koper in love with alternative logistics solutions)
Marko Gabrijelčič, Sales & Marketing Director, Port of Koper


Presentation of eCMR Protocol
Bogdan Potokar, Ministry of Infrastructure, Matjaž Auflič, Trinet Informatika, d.o.o.


Southeast multimodal transport Connections*
Artem Khachaturian, Executive director of ICC Ukraine


Signing of Declaration to the South East European Governments


Closure - Lunch buffet



Port of Koper Tour




A tourist trip to Postojna Cave

Extra registration is required - in the congress registration form.
Payment will be possible at the Congress.

The final agenda of the SEEFF Congress is to be published shortly.
The organizer reserves the right to make changes to the program.
*Presentation will be held in English. Slovenian presentations will be interpreted to English.

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 ...


Dr. Nenad Filipović

IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia

Dr. Nenad Filipović is, since 1991, a lecturer, MBA Project Director and Director of Executive Education at the IEDC – Bled School of Management.


He graduated in Electrical Engineering from the University of Zagreb, Croatia, where he also received his Masters degree in Computer Science. He obtained his Ph.D. in Management from Free University of Amsterdam. He also completed the Stanford Executive Program at Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, as well as Harvard University’s “Central and East European Teachers Program”.
Dr. Filipović started his professional career as the assistant lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Zagreb. After three years, he joined “Rade Končar” Group, a large manufacturing company in Croatia. He was head of R&D in the Control Systems Division, director for worldwide sales of information technology, and Senior Group Vice-President in charge of R&D and Group restructuring.
Dr. Filipović teaches courses in General Management and Business Ethics. He keeps close contact with business practices through his work, as Director of EMBA Projects (in which capacity he supervised more than 200 consulting projects), as well as his advisory services to a number of international companies. He has been a personal mentor to more than 40 CEOs in Central Europe. He is the author or co-author of seven books and more than thirty case studies. Dr. Filipović has been a visiting faculty of a number of business schools in Europe and North America.

Sergio Barbarino

Procter & Gamble / ALICE

Sergio Barbarino, FRSC, MBA, MSc, is a Research Fellow of Procter & Gamble Research & Development organization and Chairman of ALICE, the EU Innovation Platform for Logistic aimed at realizing the Physical Internet.


Sergio Barbarino, FRSC, MBA, MSc, is a Research Fellow of Procter & Gamble Research & Development organization and Chairman of ALICE, the EU Innovation Platform for Logistic aimed at realizing the Physical Internet.
Born in Naples, Italy, Sergio has a master degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Napoli Federico II and an MBA from the Solvay Business School in Brussels and is a Fellow Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
In 2007 he has created the first group of Logistic R&D within Procter & Gamble, called Supply Network Innovation Center, of which he is the Scientific coordinator. He has been leading the logistic chapter in the informal Industrial Advisory Board of the European Green Car Initiative and EIRAC, the Intermodal Advisory Council, now folded into ALICE (see above) of which Sergio is today the Chairman and for which he has been leading the Collaboration and Coordination Workgroup since the inception.
He has been the scientific leader of 2 EU FP7 projects: the C03 consortium aiming at increasing shipper collaboration on Logistics in Europe and Modulushca, aimed at the development of new shareable and reusable logistic standard modules for the last mile delivery.
Sergio has developed the manufacturing Processes of many well-known P&G Brands (e.g. Mr. Clean, Antikal,) and has been the chief designer for P&G of Innovative Liquid Manufacturing systems for developing markets. He is responsible for the P&G Academic network in Supply Chain and Logistics and has been Visiting professor - among others at the Ecole des Mines de Paris, the City University of London, Laval University Quebec, Solvay Brussels School, ZLC Zaragoza.
Sergio is an active rower and has been Social Director at the Royal Sport Nautique de Bruxelles in 2011-2015.
Sergio has also a long history of LBGT rights activism: he has been a founding member of DIGAYPROJECT in Rome in 2000, of the BBA in Belgium in 2003 and the GABLE Group at Procter & Gamble in Brussels in 2014.

Damjan Zupančič

TPV, d.o.o.

Damjan Zupančič is Head of Logistics in TPV d.o.o. and Professional of the year 2016.

Johanna Szatmári

Waberer’s International Nyrt

Johanna Szatmári is a Project Director at Waberer’s International Nyrt.


She is responsible for SAP S4 HANA and SAP Transportation Management implementations within the Waberer’s Group and responsible for BI implementations. She is an economist and joined the Waberer’s in February 2017. Previously she worked at Horváth & Partners Management Consultant company in Budapest office (as Head of BI Competency Center).

Tadej Pojbič

Kemofarmacija, d.d.

Tadej Pojbič is engineer of logistics who has gathered his 25-year work experience in various companies, from junior clerk to board member and CEO. Currently he is working in Kemofarmacija d.d. as Head of Logistics.


Since 2013 he was running OPTILOG d.o.o., as consultant for supply chains, logistics, optimization and renovation of all types of processes as well as automation of warehousing processes. He is also an official consultant of EBRD. He was granted the Logistics Professional of the Year award in 2012.

dr. Igor Jakomin

CargoX, d.o.o.

Dr. Igor Jakomin has accumulated more than 20 years of experience in the field of transport, logistics and supply chains.


Among others he led the branches of the multinational company United Parecel Service in Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. He served as a manager in various companies in Samer Group, he was a member of the Supervisory Boards of Luka Koper and BTC Terminal Sežana. He completes his experience as a lecturer at various academies and an assistant professor at Universities. He also served as State Secretary at the Ministry of Transport.

Igor Žula

Slovenian Logistic Association

Igor Žula is the President of Slovenian Logistic Association.

Robert Sever

Transport Association at Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia

Robert Sever is the Director of Transport Association at Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia.

Štefan Kukman

CargoX, d.o.o.

Štefan Kukan is Founder & CEO in CargoX, d.o.o..


CEO and entrepreneur at, growth-oriented and highly focused CEO with a strong background in leading teams, product promotion and market research. He has 10 years of experience in this domain as well as excellent communication and leadership skills, which he gained with one of the biggest logistics providers Kuehne-Nagel.

Christoph Fitzthum


Christoph Fitzthum graduated in International Business Administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, focusing already on Logistics and Supply Chain Management while he was studying.


After first working as a consultant for recruiting-related matters he soon joined ZENOTRACK in 2012, where he emerged as Sales Manager. In 2017 Mr. Fitzthum accepted his current assignment as Head of Sales, which includes being primarily obligated for acquiring new clients as well as supporting existing ones.

Franja Ridzi

Amitas, d.o.o.

Franja Ridzi is the founder and CEO of Amitas. He acquired many years of managerial experience and experience in human resources management through the work of Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft.


At Microsoft, he was a member of a group of key people in the corporation who received a special development program. With the founding of Amitas, he wants to offer all the acquired experience to Slovene companies and help them on the road to success.

Janez Grudnik

Leoss, d.o.o.

Janez Grudnik is a development engineer and manager of technical solutions at LEOSS d.o.o., in which he has been engaged in analyzing and developing logistic applications for the past 15 years, ranging from support to field logistics, warehousing, connecting with ERP systems and automation of production.

Tilen Prah

Kariera, d.o.o.

Tilen Prah is the executive director of Kariera, HR Agency,one of the largest human resource companies in Slovenia and the region.Annually they carry out more than 10,000 selection procedures and more than1000 jobs.

Ksenija Špiler Božič

Creator of leadership, Director of BB Consulting

Ksenija says that she is a seeker of pearls. With an extraordinary ability of empathy, she quickly detects and encourages hidden talents.


She's an economist. At the beginning of her career she worked in the field of foreign trade, and since 1993 she has been working as an independent entrepreneur. Since 2000 she has been dealing with the field of human resources management.
During the study of personal development and psychodynamics of the groups, she was trained in connecting and using contemporary psychodynamic schools, such as transactional analysis, gestalt, real-time therapy and neuro-linguistic programming. She is a certified NLP Coach. In 2017 she completed the Master of SQ and Quantum Leadership, the Oxford Academy for Quantum Leadership at Danah Zohar.
Today at BB Consulting as a director and business coach, she is preparing programs for employee development, team development and individual business coaching. In the 18 years of operation, the company has developed its innovative intuitive coaching approach and quantum model for change. She was among the first in Slovenia in the field of coaching and contributed to its development. She was the first to use the phrase business coach. Today, the company has four employees living with the slogan Being Better.
In recent years, she was focused on team and managerial dialogue, coaching, mentoring and setting up HR strategies, which are an integral part of business transformation strategies.
Together with her team, in recent years, she has carried out consulting programs in companies: Steklarna Hrastnik, Messer Slovenija, Petrol energetika, Iolar, BureauVeritas, Komunala Brežice, ...

Andrej Božič

Creator of breakthroughs, Partner of BB Consulting

Andrej Božič does not like excuses. He prefers dealing with solutions that lead to the goal set, trying to find the optimum for all stakeholders.


In his 30-year career, which he started as a sales manager for 40 different world markets in the company Videm Krško, he successfully carried out numerous restructuring, rehabilitation and start up projects both in Slovenia and abroad. He successfully managed the Paper Factory Goričane. In the global ABB company, he was a country manager responsible for Slovenia and Serbia. He restructured the Iskra ERO group, led the Droga Group and reorganized the German company Mondi Raubling GmbH, which is part of the multinational group Mondi. From 2010 to August 2017, he successfully managed Steklarna Hrastnik according to the Being Better Model.
He received numerous awards for his work: the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia Award for Economic Achievement, Manager of the year 2016, The director of the year according to the choice of the Kapital magazine, was awarded The golden award of the municipality of Hrastnik for achievements in the field of economy.
In all his formal and informal education, in 2017 he added/completed the Master of SQ and Quantum Leadership, the Oxford Academy for Quantum Leadership at Danah Zohar.
He developed this with a team in his company BB Consulting and is used in times of management crisis as well as when the company is well-off. The preconditions for achieving successful results based on the model are: respect for employees and open communication. Thus, in his work, Andrej believes in good relations, investing in employees, managing with an example, and that employees achieve their personal goals by achieving their goals, as this ensures success in the long run.
He is driven by the daring ambition, which is the basis of any positive change.

Boris Horvat

Abelium, d.o.o.

Boris Horvat is is a co-founder and CEO of a high-tech R&D company Abelium and ACE.Trade.


Boris is an experienced serial entrepreneur, focused on digital transformation, platform business models and innovation in different industries. He is also the co-founder and CRO at GoOpti and advisor to several blockchain ventures.

Aleš Cerkvenik

Salus, Veletrgovina, d.o.o.

Aleš Cerkvenik, Director of Logistics at SALUS, Veletrgovina, d.o.o., is also responsible for real estate management in the SALUS group.


He has many years of leadership experience in one of the largest transport companies in the field of truck service and technical inspections. He began his business career in financial spheres, in the field of financial analysis and risks of major business systems.

Michiel van Veen

Royal Lemkes, The Netherlands

Michiel van Veen is Director Operations & Supply Chain of Royal Lemkes.


After his study Business and Economics and a first job in a consultancy firm, he decided to choose for a career in the floricultural industry where strategy and operations is closely connected. Within Royal Lemkes he strives to improve every day a little bit and to look for win-win deals with colleagues and supply chain partners.

Marco Sorgetti

An expert for logistics and freight forwarding

Marco Sogetti became the Director General of CLECAT, the European association for forwarding, transport, logistic and Customs services in 2003.


Marco Sorgetti completed his linguistic studies in Turin, Italy, where he was born in 1952.
In 1978 Marco became an entrepreneur in freight forwarding, after practising in a couple of local companies. In the early 80’s, Marco became involved in trade associations: APSACI (Turin), FEDESPI (Milan) and CONFETRA (Rome), as well as FIATA at an international level. He was also a Board Member in the Chamber of Commerce of Turin and other local institutions for a number of years.
Trade facilitation has always been high on Marco’s professional agenda. In a recent interview he summarised his interests as follows: “I have been a teacher in logistics, international trade and transport regulations. I have published articles and contributed to technical transport and trade publications. I published a manual on freight forwarding and logistics in 2002 which was received well in the Italian community.”
In 2003 Marco moved to Brussels, where he became the Director General of CLECAT, the European association for forwarding, transport, logistic and Customs services.
Marco worked in the Brussels advocacy environment for many years and left this position at the end of 2011 in the hands of Nicolette van der Jagt, in order to move to Zurich in January 2012 to take the helm of the FIATA Secretariat, with its global remit and tasks.
Marco retired from his position in FIATA on 1st of September, after 44 years in business.

Bernd Dworschak

Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO

Bernd Dworschak is team leader of the Competence Team “Competence Management” at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering in Stuttgart, Germany.


He studied sociology and English literature at the universities of Tübingen (Germany) and Leicester (UK). Activities include the coordination of the network FreQueNz „Network for early identification of skill needs“ funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. This network is also member of Skillsnet – the European network on early identification of skills needs by Cedefop. Apart from the early identification of skill needs his research interests include concepts for competence management and development in integrated industry and advanced manufacturing. Currently, he focuses on the impact of digitalisation and industry 4.0 on competences and competence development.

Ivan Berložnik

BSH, Hišni aparati, d.o.o.

Ivan Berložnik is director of Supply Chain at the factory BSH Hišni aparati d.o.o. Nazarje and Logistics director responsible for Adriatic East Region, both within global corporation BSH Home Appliances Group, Germany.


He joined the company in 1994 and performed different leading functions in Production and Supply Chain area. Mr. Berloznik overtook responsibility for entire Supply Chain after having led several national and international six sigma projects. Being also qualified Supply Chain trainer at the local BSH Academy in Nazarje, he transfers his extensive operational experience in the field of Supply Chain to new employees. Beside leading Supply Chain at factory in Nazarje, Mr. Berložnik is responsible for entire Logistics within Adriatic East region, consisting of 10 different countries (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Kosovo and Albania).


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 2018, the 13th competition will be launched - for the Professional of the Year 2017 Award.

More about award's history


In everyday work, most of us face increasing time and cost pressures. Nevertheless, it is necessary to continuously educate and improve, both in the domestic and international environment. The Logistic Congress is an event characterized by extremely high professionalism and international recognition. From personal experience, I can assure that it falls among the greatest and certainly the best in the wider region. In a very short time, with concentrated and non-commercial lectures and presentations, are linked both academic aspects and best practices. However, my personal belief is that the essential added value of the event is networking, informal conversations between participants and the creation of new contacts. It only gets its place and rank after the event itself, when logistic experts in concrete cases meet each other and help to solve the challenges of everyday work. That is how we are getting better. I highly recommend and invite you to the event.
Damjan Zupančič, Head of Logistics, TPV, d.o.o. and Professional of the year 2016
Slovenia has a unique logistical location, and at the same time Slovenes are born exporters. The Logistic Congress is the key event that gives you an abundance of innovative initiatives that will revolutionize logistical maps tomorrow. You can’t afford not to be there, especially now, when new logistic information platforms are being built and industry 4.0 as a magnet attracts production from the Far East to the robotically equipped threshold of Europe.
Tone Stanovnik, Director, Špica International, d.o.o.
At LOTRIČ Metrology, we are aware of the importance of the Logistic Congress, which brings together the entire set of stakeholders in the distribution chain and as such is a great opportunity for acquiring new knowledge in the field of logistics. At the same time, it is a place where, in the framework of formal and informal discussions, the trends of the logistics of the future are formed and a great opportunity for networking with existing and potential business partners.
Marko Lotrič, General Manager, Lotrič Metrology Ltd.
Logistics is on a very high level in Slovenia and competition is strong. In addition, we witness extremely rapid progress and major changes in the field of automation of processes and the digitization of the entire business, making it even more important that we are constantly in touch with new trends. Here the Logistic Congress plays a very important role. Every year it tackles topical issues and brings together theoretical knowledge at a high level and best practices at one place. Schenker Slovenia has been a great supporter of the meeting for many years, as we believe that continuous improvement and a shift to innovation is the key to success. I personally see the added value of the event also in informal gathering and in making new acquaintances and collaborations. You are welcome, maybe we can create a success story together!
Valerija Špacapan Friš, Director, Schenker d.d.
We see Logistics congress as an important event in Slovenia, where the real topics in field of logistics are being discussed. Such opportunities for networking as it is offered here should not be missed by anyone.
Alen Solina, Country Manager - Marketing, TimoCom


Postojna Cave, one of the most world-famous tourist attractions, is a fantastic web of tunnels, passages, galleries and halls, the astonishing diversity of Karst features as well as easy access are certainly the main reasons for such popularity of the cave and a large number of visitors, which has already reached 38 million in 200 years.
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Participants of the SEEFF Congress that will register for the tourist trip (extra payment is required) will be able to visit the Postojna Cave on Saturday 14 April, 2018.

Registration can be made in the registration form for the SEEFF Congress. Payment will be possible at the Congress in cash. The visit costs 21,70 €/person.

Transportation to Postojna cave and back will be arranged.


Logistics Congress Registration fee includes 3 day participation at the Congress, download of E-congress materials, refreshments during coffe breaks, lunch on the 1st and 2nd day and evening coctail party on the 1st day. Upon your registration we will send you an invoice with a required payment date.

SLA and SEEFF Registration fees apply only to SLA and SEEFF Members for the whole Logistics Congress.

SEEFF Registration fee includes participation at SEEFF CONGRESS: welcome reception on Thursdy 12 April, Congress participation on Friday 13 April, download of E-congress materials, refreshments during coffe breaks, tour to Luka Koper and gala dinner on Friday evening. Upon your registration we will send you an invoice with a required payment date.

SEEFF Accompanying person fee includes SEEFF welcome reception on Thursdy 12 April and gala dinner on Friday13 April. Upon your registration we will send you an invoice with a required payment date.

General terms and conditions of registration and cancellation are stated in GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PLANET GV.


Participants of the SEEFF CONGRESS are kindly invited to book their own transport to the Congress venue and back that best suits their wishes. Available are transfers from different locations in our neighbouring countries to Portoroz. Standard routes include transfers from airports of Trieste, Venice, Treviso, Ljubljana airport, Mestre ... You can also select as departure location a railway/bus stations or even a desired pick up address.

Please check for best offers of low cost transfers OPTI, shared transfers at your desired time FIX or for the private one’s VIP. Selecting the locations, date and timing, the system will calculate for you the best prices available for the transfer you need. Then you must follow just few steps and you'll be able to finalize the booking with credit card payment.


Grand Hotel Bernardin

Obala 2
SI - 6320 Portorož

T: 05 690 70 00
F: 05 690 70 10


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 125€ 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.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS (aplies to all hotels in Bernardin Group: GH Bernardin, Histrion, Vile Park):

  • 10% discount on given prices for early reservations untill 20 March, 2018;
  • 5% discount for 2 or more nights.

We recommend reservations untill 30 March, 2018.

More information about other possible accomodation in Portorož: