Logistics unlimited or the return of logistics and transport to the position of an industry with unlimited potential. This will be the main topic of the 26th edition of the largest gathering of logistics and transport professionals in the Czech Republic, the EASTLOG 2023 congress. Post-pandemic tensions and the war in Ukraine bring problems and shortcomings – the high cost of fuel, increases in energy prices, restrictions in cross-border and global transport, labor shortages, including from Ukraine, companies’ concerns about future development and the postponement of necessary investments, among others. EASTLOG 2023 will be the ideal platform for discussion with industry colleagues and finding solutions to difficult situations, including unlocking the now-limited potential of logistics.
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.
600 PARTICIPANTS = 600 NEW BUSINESS CONTACTS
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 sections on current topics that move the world of logistics:
WAREHOUSING AND DEVELOPMENT
The section will offer insight into the industrial real estate market. How has the lack of storage space affected rents and the services offered by building owners? Will more or fewer warehouses be built? Which locations are currently the most interesting? Which branches or industries are most looking for storage space? How are warehouses changing and will they change under the weight of the energy crisis? Is it better to build your own warehouse or rent an existing one? What’s innovative in warehousing lately?
TRANSPORT AND FORWARDING
In this section, we will focus on the limitations and threats faced by transport and forwarding and how to manage this situation. What to do if there are no drivers? How to respond to rising transport costs? How to optimally work with carriers? Is it better to have your own or external transport? How to transport goods in a world with increasing obstacles? Are alternative energy sources a chance for trucking? We will be inspired by those who transport their own goods and those who provide solutions.
DIGITALIZATION AND AUTOMATION
In the section, we will answer various questions that arise when considering the costs of automation, robotization and digitization projects. Should one automate or digitize now? How to choose the right solution? Why return on investment might not be the main consideration? How will automation and robotization increase efficiency? And how must your companies be prepared in the field of data logistics? Examples of successful projects will inspire you.
In the afternoon section for HR managers from logistics and transport, we will discuss current topics in the logistics labor market. What effect has the war in Ukraine had on the availability of employees in the field? Should we perceive increased unemployment negatively or positively? How will businesses withstand the pressure to increase wages due to high inflation? How do automation and digitization affect work in logistics? Discuss these issues and more at our HR round table.
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.
At the EASTLOG 2023 congress, we will break geographical limits and look to the east. On the day before the official start of the congress, we are preparing a special seminar dedicated to Ukraine for Czech and Slovak professionals in logistics and transport. We will discuss the situation in logistics and transport before the war, the current state and possibilities, and the opportunities after the war. Participants will have the opportunity to meet representatives from the Ukrainian market, as we are organizing a visit by a delegation of Ukrainian VIP professionals from logistics and transport.