Invited Speakers

Business Speakers

Transport challenges

. Jacek Kaleta (Samat Polska Sp. z o.o.)

Groupe Samat is a European leader in logistics and transport of dangerous goods management. It is also 40 years of stable development, while maintaining family ownership structure at the same time.
Currently Groupe Samat successfully reaches also to other sectors such as automotive industry and construction industry, while aiming at geographical broadening of its activity in Europe.

The latest IoT solutions in transport

. Jakub Szarata (SKK S.A) For over 6 years he has been managing the R&D department at SKK. He has over 15 years of experience in designing and implementing systems in industry and logistics. Co-founder and Product Owner of the IoT – Hive Sensor solution based on BLE technology. He has implemented commercial projects, incl. for Pesa, PLL LOT, DB Schenker, Profi and research and development, among others, the project “.Smart Logistics Unit for IoT and industry 4.0 – a logistic unit using artificial intelligence to optimize processes”. He is a graduate of Electronics and Telecommunications at the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice. Privately, he is passionate about radioelectronics, embedded systems and “data mining”.

SKK is one of the market leader with regard to logistic and manufacturing process automation and optimisation. Since 1992, we have supported our customers in increasing the effectiveness and competitiveness of enterprises conducted by them. We provide solutions being a unique combination of many, including leading-edge, technologies with lifetime experience and high competences. We cooperate with a wide range of industries, e.g. automotive, pharmaceutical, construction, FMCG, transport, forwarding and logistics, metallurgical, electronic, cosmetic, financial and many other.
We are close to our customers’ matters thanks to which we help and advise more adequately, and ultimately we implement the most advantageous solutions for the specificity of specific enterprises.
This can be testified by even the recommendations of SKK S.A. as a reliable business partner and the fact of maintaining many years cooperation with us.

Academic speakers


Resilience and sustainability: 5 steps of Supply chain management

. Dr. Matevž Obrecht (University of Maribor) has studied economics and business with emphasis on environmental management, energy economics, sustainable development, renewable energy and entrepreneurial environmental protection at University of Maribor. Before academic career he worked as an independent consultant for increasing energy efficiency and increasing renewable energy sources in households with special emphasis on heat pumps, photovoltaic and HVAC integration in practice. His field of expertise is environmental sustainability, integration of SDGs in sustainable supply chain management, sustainable energy supply, green logistics, e-mobility as well as application of sustainable design and circular economy. He is currently working as an assistant professor on Faculty of Logistics, University of Maribor and is head of Department for Management in Logistics and Supply Chains. His research work was awarded twice with “The award for contribution to sustainable development of Slovenia”.

Risk Management in logistics projects

Pavel Taraba (Tomas Bata University in Zlin) is a Vice-Dean for Research and Development, Faculty of Logistics and Crisis Management, Tomas Bata University in Zlin. He has received his Ph.D. degree at Faculty of Management and Economics, Tomas Bata University in Zlin in 2013. He is a Deputy Head of Department of Logistics and supervisor of practically oriented Study Programme Applied Logistics. His pedagogical and scientific activities are adapted primarily in the field of Project Management, Logistics and Citizen Science. He has experience with Project Management (in 2007, IPMA certificate, Level – D). He is a member of the International Project Management Association (IPMA). He is interested mainly in Risk management area. He participates in many projects as a Project Manager, a Project Administrator, or a Project coordinator.

Smart context-aware services for operational cargo transportation management

Assoc Prof Dr Aurelija Burinskienė (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University) is a senior researcher at the Institute of Dynamic Management and associate professor in the Department of Business Technology and Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Business Management at VGTU. She has participated in the Unite project (2011-2013) on the ICT network, and conducted techno-economic studies in COST-TERRA RFID project (2010); DIGINNO ICT project (2019) in six Baltic and Nordic countries, such as Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Denmark, Norway; and EU4Digital project (2020) supporting digital economy and society in the Eastern Partnership: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine. In 2013 she conducted training for TEMPUS project participants to Serve Information Society in RU, UA and IL from 9 Universities of Russia, Ukraine and Israel.

She is the head of the VGTU Faculty of Business Management team of researchers engaged in empirical research of ICT based applications for education and sustainable sector development since 2016. She has published over 40 publications in scientific journals and books. She has 10 years’ experience in teaching lectures on change management and information management systems. She is a member of the editorial board of international periodic journals published abroad. Dr A. Burinskiene participated in the presentation at the MIM 2019 conference in Berlin and led the section “Intelligent Methods and Systems Supporting Decision Making”. As of 2014 she participates in the Committee of Master’s degree programs of Engineering Economics and Management, as well as in self-evaluation of named study programs for accreditation.

A. Burinskienė had internships at Milan Polytechnic University and Darmstadt Technical University in a period of 2018-2019 and passed courses organised by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Rochester Institute of Technology in 2017. Her international expertise includes lectures at the University of Zlin, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Maribor university, West Bohemia university, University of Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah, University of Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallee and Riga technical university.

The role of culture in the international business

Edita Leonavičienė (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University) is a lecturer and a PhD student in the Business management faculty at VILNIUSTECH University, Lithuania. Her field of interest is the multicultural environment in International Business. Edita participated in many international conferences with presentations and published over 12 publications in scientific journals. In addition, she has four years of experience in teaching lectures.

She did a six-month internship 2021-2022 at the NATO Energy Security Center of Excellence in Vilnius. Attend training weak at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain, in 2022.

Workshop instructors

FlexSim Workshops (for participants submitted with the presentation):

Przemysław Pasich (InterMarium Sp. z o.o.) is a simulation engineer at Flexsim Intermarium. He received his MEng title in Manufacturing Engineering from Cambridge. His professional interest revolves around employing digital simulation to solve various production flow and logistical problems.

FlexSim comes with all the proven benefits of discrete-event simulation—but with the added bonus of highly realistic, immersive 3D graphics.

FlexSim’s 3D models help you emulate the look and feel of the real system, so it’s easier to see and understand what’s going on.

Tableau Workshops (for participants submitted with the presentation):

Augustyn Lorenc (Cracow University of Technology) is working at the Institute of Rail Vehicles and Transport, Cracow University of Technology. He is also working in SKK S.A. in the R&D department as a specialist in optimisation and data analysis.
His research interests include supply chain management, cargo forwarding and securing, artificial neural network, warehouse logistics, database design, online systems design and the transport and logistics market. He has authored several articles and conference papers in the area of cargo securing, goods forwarding and logistics. In 2007 he started work as a freelancer in the area of web application design and support systems development. He is also a participant in research projects for railway companies and heavy industry and a member of a team in the international Eureka project. He is a member of “The Society of Polish Mechanical Engineers and Technicians” and a certified appraiser in the area of Industrial logistics, marketing and management in the industry.