26th congress EASTLOG, 25.‒26. 5. 2023


One of the strongest “industries” in Central Europe is logistics. Almost nothing requiring the movement of “matter” can be done without it. And yet logistics still cannot function without people. Drivers, warehouse workers, planners, dispatchers, couriers or pickers form the backbone of any modern company. Logistics and supply chains have been hit hard by the pandemic; how it redefined the role of man in logistics will be the main topic of discussion at the EASTLOG 2022 congress. Has the pandemic permanently changed the way people work in logistics? Has automation, digitization and robotics accelerated? For what positions do people for whom the machine or software has taken their job go? What are the new competencies needed in logistics? How to attract new drivers and couriers? Which logistics jobs can and will be performed permanently remotely? How much longer will man’s rule in logistics last? And will it ever actually end?


The EASTLOG congress is the largest logistics event in the Czech Republic. It covers the hot current topics in the logistics industry while at the same time giving insight into the newest trends. A key part of the congress is the networking aspect, and there are a wealth of opportunities for making new business contacts.

The goal of the event is to inspire and inform logistics professionals about what is happening in their industry while providing ample space for exchanging ideas and opinions and meeting new people.


What makes up the EASTLOG congress?


The EASTLOG conference program begins with a joint morning session dedicated to discussing and debating the main topic of the current year’s edition. Participants can look forward to inspiring keynote speakers, practical case studies and a panel discussion manned by the leaders of the Czech logistics industry.


The afternoon program features four specialized workshops on current topics that move the world of logistics:

The clear impact of the pandemic on humans ‒ in the case of companies on employees ‒ has accelerated the implementation of automated and robotic logistics processes. Miniloads, shuttle systems, AGV, AMR, machine learning, drones, platooning, autonomous couriers… After the pandemic, the pressure on this type of technological innovation will continue to be great. The future belongs to digitization and robotics in production and logistics. How fast will this rebirth be and will there be any place for man at the end of it?

Home office, quarantine, care-giver allowances, testing, video consulting… Just a few of the terms appearing in the dictionaries of HR managers in the last two years. The pandemic has changed the way people work in many fields and at different levels of the company. Some firms are resisting the transition to the digital environment, while others are not completely allowed to do so by the nature of their work, and still others are waiting to see how it all turns out. People tend to accept unforced changes very slowly, and the coronavirus appears to have caused a transformation that would otherwise have taken years. How ready is logistics for this HR revolution?

The retail and FMCG segments have passed a challenging test. It turned out after all that they can handle not only shortages of goods, raw materials and packaging but also shortages of people in production, warehouses or stores. In the meantime, they rode the wave of accelerated, and often forced, digitization. Little could have forced retail to move to e-commerce as quickly as a pandemic which turned customers, who for years happily pushed their shopping carts through bricks-and-mortar stores, into sophisticated online shoppers using tablets, price-comparison tools, payment gateways, and changes in courier delivery systems. What changes does this bring for logistics?

Climate change is probably the biggest problem facing society. The more we have to lose, the more attention we pay to it. And modern society certainly has a lot to lose. The debate about the green transition is not easy, because there is a huge problem ahead of us, and we do not have a robust and full-fledged answer to it. Thinking about the green economy, production, logistics and society is therefore difficult, full of groping, uncritical views and rejections, high costs and many losses. Is green logistics an indispensable part of the whole solution?


10-minute “speed-dating” sessions arranged at the request of the client and offered by the supplier. The entire speed-dating process is actively run by the congress organizers. It marks the ideal place for customer and supplier to meet on neutral ground in order to find out quickly whether it makes sense to develop negotiations in a more concrete form.


After a demanding day filled with the study of current logistics practices at the EASTLOG conference, participants move to a VIP meeting of logistics experts in a pleasant informal atmosphere with a special program full of games, competitions, entertainment and banquet refreshments. The presence of more than 200 logistics companies in one place represents an ideal opportunity to establish valuable business contacts.


The aim of this program is to introduce “logistics in practice” and to convey information about interesting projects directly from the managers of important logistics centers in the Czech Republic. It is a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the latest operating systems and trends in warehousing, supply chain management and distribution on the spot.


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