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    International Logistic Conference
    September 18, 2024 | BREVNOV MONASTERY
Baláž Martin

Baláž Martin | Senior Vice President and Country Manager for the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, Prologis

As senior vice president and country manager of Prologis for the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, Martin Baláž is responsible for the entire Czech, Slovak and Hungarian portfolio of the company. He manages its investment projects and oversees rental activities in individual parks. He oversees all Prologis leasing and construction activities in the countries, as well as the company's property management and project management activities.
He joined Prologis in 2014 as senior manager for leasing and development for the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Before that, he worked as an associate partner at Cushman & Wakefield, where he led the industrial and retail space department in Slovakia and the industrial real estate department in the Czech Republic.

Bartoň Petr

Bartoň Petr | Chief Economist of the Natland investment group

Petr Bartoň holds the position of Chief Economist of the Natland investment group. He studied economics at the universities of Cambridge and Chicago, and is a member of a number of international groups dealing with current economic issues. He also lectures at several prestigious universities.

Bláha Jan

Bláha Jan | Forwarding Director, PST CLC

He has been working for PST CLC for over 8 years. The last 5 years in the position of director of the transport division. Thanks to the merger with the Japanese company Mitsu Soko, PST CLC is one of the global players in the market providing comprehensive logistics services. During his 18 years of experience in the field of transportation, he has gained experience from several companies such as Nippon Express, Gebrüder Weiss or Hellmann Worldwide Logistics. At PST CLC, he focuses on the development of services in sea, air and land transport, both road and rail. He completed a bachelor's degree in financial management at J.E. Purkyně in Ústí nad Labem.

Cihlářová Pavla

Cihlářová Pavla | Director GS1 Czech Republic

Ing. Pavla Cihlářová studied the University of Economics in Prague. Having graduated, she worked as a mathematical analyst and an IT specialist in PORS Praha. At the beginning of the 1990s she was one of the first experts who had the opportunity to gain both theoretical and practical experience in the field of EDI within the Czech-German cooperation projects. She applied this experience as an EDI manager when she worked for EAN Czech Republic; she joined the organization in 1995. The Association EAN Czech Republic was later transformed into GS1 Czech Republic and Pavla Cihlářová became its director in 2006. In her position she has been supporting the dialogue between business partners mainly in the field of retail, FMCG and logistics for many years. She ranks among the leading promoters of standardization, electronization and digitalization. Pavla is a member of the GS1 in Europe Regional Executive Committee.

Josef Černý

Černý Josef | Senior WMS consultant and project manager, ICZ a.s.

RNDr. Josef Černý graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University, majoring in Informatics. He began to deal with logistics through programming of integrated production systems including their material supply. Between 1993 and 1999, he was the Managing Director of a company engaged in the supply of information systems for the management of warehouse and manufacturing operations. Since 2000 he has been working at ICZ a.s., where he held the position of consultant and head of logistics department. He is currently engaged in logistics consulting and development of product and project opportunities. He is a member of the Chamber of Logistic Auditors and a long-term member of the Presidium of the Czech Logistics Association.


Drábek Dušan

Drábek Dušan | Head of Industrial & Logistics Agency, General Manager for the Czech Republic and Slovakia BNP Paribas Real Estate

Dušan Drábek is an expert having more than fifteen years of experience in the field of logistics. In BNP Paribas Real Estate he works as the general manager for the Czech Republic and Slovakia within the Industrial & Logistics team. His key responsibility is to provide tailor-made solutions to clients in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, while utilizing all his professional experience from the logistic sector. Among other things, he focuses on business development in the field of industrial real estate in close cooperation with the headquarters for the Central and Eastern Europe in Warsaw.


Hloska Jiří

Hloska Jiří | project engineer and consultant in the field of simulation of production and logistics processes SDZ GmbH

He completed postgraduate studies in Automotive and Transportation Engineering at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Brno University of Technology, during which he worked on an internship within the ERASMUS program at TU Duisburg-Essen, Lehrstuhl für Technische Logistik. He is also a graduate of the Faculty of Transport of the Czech Technical University in Prague. Since 2012, he has represented the company iSILOG GmbH on the Central European market, specializing in the optimization of production and logistics processes, and since 2015 he has worked as a specialist in dynamic simulation in the company EDAG PS CZ. Since graduating, he has participated in dozens of projects for Škoda Auto and other industrial companies in the Czech Republic and abroad focused on planning and optimizing production and logistics systems. Since 2020, he has represented SDZ GmbH in the Czech Republic and at the same time participates in logistics projects for European customers. In addition, he is responsible for communication with partners and clients in the Czech Republic.

Jakub Holec

Holec Jakub | Owner and CEO, 108 AGENCY

Ing. Jakub Holec, SIOR, MRICS, is the owner and chief executive officer of 108 AGENCY. He founded the company in 2009 because he missed a company having perfect knowledge of the Czech market. Jakub is mainly in charge of the overall company development and building partner relations, and he is personally involved in many key transactions. He believes in individual client approach and “out-of-the-box” thinking, which is a long-term competitive advantage of 108 AGENCY. 

Hromíř Vojtěch

Hromíř Vojtěch | Secretary General, ČESMAD Bohemia

Vojtěch Hromíř is a graduate of the Charles University in Prague and has more than twenty years of experience in the field of road transport. He has been the General Secretary of the largest Czech association of carriers since 2014. He is a member of the Council for Freight Transport of the International Road Transport Union (IRU) and the President of its Committee for the European Union. He works with the Faculty of Transport of the Czech Technical University in Prague and the University of Logistics. His activities are aimed at the benefit of Czech road hauliers, to ensure adequate conditions for their business. The main topics of these days are COVID and its consequences, taxes and levies, human resources, the Green Deal and digitization.

Hubeňák Martin

Hubeňák Martin | Antwerp Port Authority

The Antwerp Port Authority has enlarged the network of its representatives abroad with a new delegate for the Central and Eastern Europe. Since March 1, 2017 Mr. Martin Hubeňák represents the Antwerp Port Authority at the local markets in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and in Poland. One of his many tasks will be improving the perception of the Antwerp Port Authority brand as well as broadening of railway connections network between the Antwerp Port Authority and the above-mentioned countries of the Central and Eastern Europe. At that, he will make use of his experience as project manager, the position that he had in the company DB Schenker, and as Director for Logistics in the company Vítkovice Steel. Further, he will be responsible for keeping of regular contacts with local subjects active in the said branches and ensuring information exchange between them and the Antwerp Port Authority.

Jirsák Petr

Jirsák Petr | University of Economics, Prague

Ing. Petr Jirsák, Ph.D., graduated from the Faculty of Business Administration of the University of Economics in Prague with specialisation in business economics and management and secondary specialisation in logistics – international transport and forwarding. He is a co-author of several books and many expert articles in professional journals/popular magazines and scientific journals. Aside from being a speaker on international conferences he teaches at the University of Economics and at Jönköping International Business School, Sweden. He combines his scientific, research and teaching activities with consultancy in the field of supply chain management, while focusing mainly on demand prediction, material planning, warehousing, distribution strategies and, last but not least, on supply chain automation and digitalisation.

Kačírková Kateřina

Kačírková Kateřina | Sales Manager, MD logistika

Kateřina Kačírková works at MD logistika as a sales manager. She is involved mainly in communication with existing and prospect clients, and she is in charge of negotiation of transport, warehousing and valued added services contracts. She joined the company in 2009; before that she worked for several logistic and retail companies in the field of food products sales and distribution (Findus CR a.s., Teekanne s.r.o., Transkam spol.s.r.o.).

Kovařík Jan

Kovařík Jan | Owner of Data Software Brno



Kovařík Milan

Kovařík Milan | Executive Director, EPAL National Committee Czech Republic and Slovakia

Ing. Milan Kovařík, MBA graduated from the university with specialisation in road and urban motor transport, and he continued his studies by an international marketing programme at the Czech Management Institute ESMA. He devoted a considerable part of his career to the field of finance, while working in management positions for example in Credit Suisse or Allianz. Since 2012 he has been focusing on occupational safety and health protection management in accordance with OHSAS 18001. He has been representing the EPAL National Committee for the Czech Republic and Slovakia since 2016. He is in charge of the overall committee operations, communication with the headquarters in Düsseldorf, cooperation with holders of the EPAL licence for EPAL pallet production or repairs, and last but not least for communication and cooperation with the Czech and Slovak public authorities.

Kubina Tomáš

Kubina Tomáš | Director of Logistics for the Prague region at Česká pošta

Tomáš Kubina works as the Director of Logistics for the Prague region at Česká pošta. He joined the company in September last year and, in addition to managing the logistics of delivering parcels and letters, he is heavily involved in the systemic changes that are taking place in Česká pošta in this area. The result should be a much more efficient structure and way of serving customers, who should receive their shipments on time and in a way that suits them. Tomáš has devoted his entire professional life to logistics, production optimization and crisis management, and has worked on projects for Škoda Auto, Avtovaz or Kamaz. He has been a consultant for the Czech company Logio for over six years. Tomáš graduated from Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Faculty of Management and Economics, majoring in Industrial Engineering. His own working credo is the motto that quality can always be moved higher.


Landa Dominik

Landa Dominik | Commercial Director DCT Gdańsk SA

Dominik Landa is a Commercial Director in DCT Gdansk. Before he started to work at DCT Gdansk in the beginning of 2011, Dominik Landa has worked in Maersk Polska Sp z o.o. part of APMM Group where he held several different positions in Operations Department for the preceding 5 years. Before leaving he was holding position of General Manager responsible for Operations in East Central Europe. He played a significant role in negotiations on extending the first weekly deep-sea container vessel service from the Far East to the Baltic and Gdansk precisely, which turned out to be a breakthrough point for the shipping industry in Poland. Dominik Landa holds a master degree in Transportation and Logistics Management and bachelor degree in IT.

Christopher LaRue

LaRue Christopher | Head of Industrial Agency Czech & Slovak Republics, Savills

Christopher LaRue has 15 years of experience in the real estate and industrial sector, including more than ten years on the agency side and nearly five years in manufacturing and ecommerce. Chris joins Savills from US technical power solutions firm, where he was operations and international sales manager. Amongst others, he was responsible for the European distribution center in Prague and for the company’s international sales performance in EMEA and APAC. Before that, Chris was an associate partner in the industrial team of an international real estate company, also based in Prague.

Milan Ludvik

Ludvik Milan | Country Manager, ZETES Czech Republic

Ing. Milan LUDVIK graduated from the Czech Technical University in Prague and he has been engaged in the field of automatic identification for 22 years. He works as the Country Manager for the Czech Republic in ZETES, a part of the multinational Panasonic corporation providing complex process optimisation solutions along the supply chain. These solutions include Packaging Execution, Logistic Execution, Proof Of Delivery and Direct Store Delivery, Field Service, In-Store Management and Track&Trace solutions ensuring full trackability and traceability.

Mojdl David

Mojdl David | Sales&Project Manager, KARDEX

David Mojdl has worked for KARDEX for over 15 years. Last 8 years in the position of Sales & Project Manager. During his more than 15 years of experience at KARDEX, he gained experience in the field and realized several large contracts in the Czech Republic.

Motan Pavel

Motan Pavel | Managing Director, K2 atmitec

Pavel has been assisting medium and large companies In the Czech Republic and Slovakia with their digital transformation for last 25 years. During his professional career he has been particularly active in analyzing, implementation, and subsequent development of the K2 ERP system, among others also in Stoklasa textilní galanterie, CANIS SAFETY and Glamour Distribuce, or in corporations like GIENGER, KOH-I-NOOR HOLDING and PILANA. At present Pavel Stoklasa holds the position of the Legal Executive in K2 atmitec s.r.o. and he is also one of the owners of the entire K2 Group – the entity behind development and distribution of corporate software, primarily K2 ERP system and K2 e-shop.

Ondráček Lukáš

Ondráček Lukáš | Country Manager CZ / SK, DKV Euro Service

Lukáš Ondráček was appointed the head of the Czech and Slovak branch of DKV Euro Service in the end of 2018. Before that he worked for Trost Auto Service Technik from 2004, where he became the executive director in 2011, being in charge for successful development of wholesale of spare parts for both commercial and passenger vehicles sold to more than 2,000 clients in the Czech Republic.  He started as a diagnostic tools and garage equipment specialist in the company. As a DKV management team member he is responsible for continuous market share increasing and successful fleet client market entry. He graduated from the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague with specialisation in road transport.


Osička Pavel

Osička Pavel | Business Manager Linde Material Handling Czech Republic

Pavel Osička graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at VUT Brno. At Linde Material Handling, he works as a Sales Director and participates in the company's long-term strategic plans, prediction of intralogistics development trends, evaluation of key business opportunities and the direction of the future product portfolio. Pavel Osička together with the intralogistics team solves complex warehousing projects of customers in liason with Industry 4.0. principles. In the field of Energy Management, for many years he and his team have been implementing projects for customers, ranging from an initial energy analysis of the operation, optimization design, own energy management solution, service provision to long-term evaluation of the effect of the solution.

Paetzmann Raimund

Paetzmann Raimund | VP Corporate Real Estate, Zalando SE

Raimund Paetzmann is VP Corporate Real Estate at Zalando SE in Berlin and focuses on Logistic network planning, Retail and Office Portfolio Management, Construction & Architecture, Workplace/New Work, He joined Zalando in 2017 to support the growth of the Corporate Real Estate portfolio (office, retail, and logistics).Raimund has 22 years experience in e-commerce. Previously to joining Zalando he built and led the Amazon EMEA real estate team (1999-2016), which was involved in the strategic network planning and design of the European Fulfillment Network. He has pioneered introducing new buildings and a new type of advanced e-commerce logistics network across Europe He also contributed significantly to the new generation of European Fulfillment Warehouse types. Since June 2018, he has also been Deputy Chairman of the Logistics Real Estate Committee of the German Property Federation ZIA and Board member of the German Brownfield Association DEBV.

Martin Peleška

Peleška Martin | Country Director, Toyota and Lexus, Czech Republic

Martin Peleska started his career in the automotive industry in 1999: he worked for Ford Motor Company in various post-sales services, sales, fleet management and dealer network development positions. Since 2006 he has been working for the representation of Toyota a Lexus where he started as a sales manager. Between 2009 and 2012 he worked in the Toyota Motor Europe headquarters in Brussels where he was in charge of sales and production planning and later also pricing of selected models. When he came back to the Czech Republic in 2012, he became the sales and marketing manager of Toyota Motor Czech s. r. o. and after the transformation to Toyota Central Europe he was appointed the country director for both the brands (Toyota and Lexus) on the Czech Market.

Jan Pihar

Pihar Jan | Managing Director of DACHSER Czech Republic

Jan Pihar has linked up his entire professional career with logistics. From 2019 Jan Pihar was appointed Managing Director of DACHSER Czech Republic. Jan Pihar studied at the Faculty of Management and Economics of the Brno University of Technology. After graduating he participated in a study exchange programme in the USA. In 2004 he was behind the establishment of the DACHSER Břeclav branch, where he acted as the Branch Manager. In 2008 he was named the General Manager of the DACHSER Kladno branch.

Pichrt Jiří

Pichrt Jiří | CEO of ASEN Logistic

Jiří Pichrt has been working in the field of warehousing and distribution logistics for more than 20 years. At present, he leads the fast-growing logistics company ASEN Logistic focused on top service in the field of Home Delivery deliveries with the aim of providing clients with a real customer experience and thus shifting the current standard of delivery, especially bulky shipments to households.

Popek Damian

Popek Damian | Manager of Special Transport Department at ESA logistika

He graduated from the University of Economics in Katowice and then continued his postgraduate studies at the Warsaw School of Economics. Since 2013, he has been working as the Business Unit Manager of Special Transport Department at ESA Logistika Poland, where he is responsible for business development in the heavy industry market, planning and budget execution, project management and quality policy of project logistics.




Ing. Petr Rožek Ph.D.

Rožek Petr | Executive Director, Association of Forwarding and Logistics of the Czech Republic (SSL)

Ing. Petr Rožek, Ph.D. has been working in the position of the SSL executive director since the beginning of 2017. He graduated from the University of Economics in Prague, and got his Ph.D. degree at the University in Pardubice.  His main focus lies on sea transport. He was engaged in various management positions in a number of logistic companies. Last time he was in charge of the Czech branch of Eurogate Logistics.

Rumler Miroslav

Rumler Miroslav | Managing Partner, RELIANT

CEO, Reliant and Vice-president, Czech Logistics Association
Miroslav Rumler graduated from the Faculty of Foreign Trade of the University of Economics in Prague.  He started his career in INSPEKTA a.s., a foreign trading company. Between 1991 and 1992 he studied for his postgraduate degree at the State University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana in the United States, where he subsequently worked as an external consultant for The Limited Distribution Services Ltd., Columbus, Ohio. On his return from overseas, Miroslav started as the Country Operations Manager with Maccorp Holdings Ltd., a British financial company seated in London operating a network of branches all around Europe. Since 1994, he has been working for Reliant s.r.o., a professional training and consultancy company in the field of transport, forwarding and logistics. He is the managing partner of Reliant s.r.o.

Řehořek Lubomír

Řehořek Lubomír | Specialty & Construction Line and Logistics & Transportation Line Director, Aon Central and Eastern Europe

Lubomír Řehořek graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague. He is professionally qualified for work in accordance with the Act no. 170/2018 Coll., on distribution of insurance and reinsurance. He has been actively involved in management positions in the field of insurance since 1997, i.e. for 23 years, while working for both insurance companies and brokers.

- He has experience in mediation and management of fleets having more than 1,000 vehicles
- Experience in risk management and strategies
- Experience in various industrial sectors
- Project and process management, development of global insurance programs

Slečka Martin

Slečka Martin | Analyst and insurance claim assessor, SATUM CZECH

Having graduated from VOŠ AHOL College in Ostrava in 1998, he started his career in SATUM CZECH s.r.o. as a broker in the transport risk division, where he worked till 2002. In 2002 and 2003 he stayed abroad repeatedly. After his return from abroad he continued his work for SATUM CZECH s.r.o. where he specialises in training, consultancy and processing of claims connected with freight transport.


Sluka Roman

Sluka Roman | Logistics & Transportation Senior Broker, Aon Central and Eastern Europe

Roman Sluka graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague. vystudoval ČVUT, FEL v Praze Career history: Česká Pojišťovna a.s. – 7 years in transportation insurance claim settlement; Generali a.s. + Česká Pojišťovna a.s. – 3 years as the Head of LOB for transportation insurance. He currently works as a senior broker for the Logistics & Transportation department at AON.

Sovička Pavel

Sovička Pavel | General Manager, Panattoni Europe, Czech Republic and Slovakia

Pavel Sovicka started his business career in Cushman & Wakefield where he spent 10 years in total. Since 2008 he has been leading Panattoni Europe as the Managing Director for the Czech Republic and Slovakia. He has 20 years of experience in the industry in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. He was engaged in transactions representing 1,500,000 m2 of leased and sold premises. The key projects managed by Pavel Sovicka include for example Panattoni Park Prague Airport I and II, the Amazon distribution centre in Dobrovíz (the largest leased industrial building in the Czech Republic having the area of 120 000 m2), Panattoni Park D5 / Stříbro and Panattoni Park Cheb with Tchibo as the most important tenant (the second largest leased building in the Czech Republic, 75 000 m2).

Strnad David

Strnad David | Head of Logistics at ŠKODA AUTO

David has been with ŠKODA AUTO for 20 years already. He has been working in various managerial positions in the field of production and logistics since 2008. He started to gain his first international experience within the Volkswagen group in 2010 when he was given a chance to participate in the development programme for young managers and get involved in the operations of Audi, Neckarsulm. In 2014 David became the Head of ŠKODA AUTO Logistics Planning being responsible for planning in all the company plants both in the Czech Republic and abroad. In the position, he managed projects such as the fully automated small parts warehouses in Kvasiny and Mladá Boleslav plants. Between 2018 and 2019 he headed the Volkswagen Group in Kaluga, Russia. Since July 2020 he has been newly working as the Head of Logistics at ŠKODA AUTO and became the successor of Ing. Jiří Cee who had managed the department for 20 years.

Šebesta Michal

Šebesta Michal | University of Economics, Prague

Šilhánová Martin

Šilhánová Martina | CSR/CSV Manager (Corporate Social Responsibility/Creating Shared Value) Nestlé CZ&SK

Martina Šilhánová has been dedicated to corporate social responsibility and sustainability for more than 10 years, mainly in the field of FMCG. She was one of the founders of the National Food Collection, initiated by Tesco in 2013. Since the beginning of her work at Nestlé in 2015, she has been cooperating with food banks with the aim of preventing food waste and helping people in need. At Nestlé, she is in charge of the concept of creating shared values. Protecting the environment and achieving zero net emissions is a top priority for Nestlé. In the autumn of 2020, the company presented its commitments and goals for 2050 and the way to achieve them.

Štrupl Jiří

Štrupl Jiří | Managing Director 4AVs.eu

Jiří Štrupl, born in Hradec Králové, where he used a bicycle as a means of transport for all occasions, including year-round daily rides to the local Božena Němcová grammar school with a special focus on programming. Shortly after graduating from the Faculty of Transport at the Czech Technical University (vehicle design under the direction of V. Král) in Prague, he worked at Highgate Private Hospital in London as a designer of database systems. The bicycle survived as a daily means of transport even after returning to Prague in 2003, where he started a family and the bicycles had to be modified for the transport of children and bicycles of community bikesharing. After professional success in the position of head of the software department at TTC, he decided to establish his own company 4AVs.eu with colleagues from the faculty and work in 2010. Since then, the company has been engaged not only in the development of its own cargo bikes, but also in their operation, including the development of software for cycling applications.

Tejnický Bohumil

Tejnický Bohumil | Managing Partner, VertiFlex s.r.o.

Bohumil Tejnický has more than 15 years of global experience in the field of automated intralogistics. He was a part of implementation of warehouse automation in more than 100 companies all around the world and of actual development of automated warehouse machines and software. Having worked for corporations for years, he eventually decided to start his own business and he founded VertiFlex together with his business partner Pavel Kraus. VertiFlex is an exclusive supplier of Weland Solution, a Swedish manufacturer of vertical storage lifts, to the Central and Eastern European markets, as well as a developer of 100% Czech software for automated logistics based on artificial intelligence: Vertinode AI. His goal is to give a lead to the warehouse automation development from the Czech Republic.

Včela Pavel

Včela Pavel | Division Manager, GLS CZ

Pavel has been managing the GLS branch for more than twelve years. Before that he worked in management of companies supplying parts to global car manufacturers for 15 years. “Securing the top quality of services under the conditions of extreme growth of transported volumes is a challenge comparable to the boom of the Czech automotive industry in the 1990s and e-shop logistics is becoming a highly sophisticated industry.”  

Vinš Marek

Vinš Marek | University of Economics in Prague

Marek Vinš works as an assistant professor at the University of Economics in Prague, Faculty of Business Administration, Department of Logistics. He is currently focusing on sustainability and is a member of the Center for Sustainability Management.
Vohanka Marian

Vohanka Marian | Sales Director, Balíkobot

Marian Vohanka is a professional having more than 20 years of experience in the field of sales. He founded the Major department in Bisnode and launched new products to the market. At present he works for Balíkobot as a sales director, combining his long-year experience from the sales of data with technology and logistics.

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