A3: Transport - innovations and technological solutions



Studies clearly prove that Poland lacks over 100 000 professional drivers. What is more, the majority of lorry drivers express their will to work 40 hours a week. The future undoubtedly lies in electric and autonomous vehicles, and technological improvements in the area of planning and performing transport. The biggest manufacturers of commercial vehicles have already completed road tests for their products, which proves that they are ready to roll them out to our roads. Another advantage of implementing these solutions is faster return on investment generated by the purchase of a Tesla lorry in comparison to traditional solutions. The Government's adoption of a draft law on electromobility also proves the importance of the issue.

•    Electromobility
•    Autonomous vehicles
•    Real-time planning

Chairperson: MARCIN ŚLĘZAK, Director of the Motor Transport Institute

Specialist in combustion engines, vehicle diagnostics and protection of environment against pollution  from automotive sources. Co-author of draft laws on road transport. Carries out study, research and implementation works with particular emphasis on elements and subsystems of smart transport systems and vehicle IT systems. Manager and executor of more than a dozen national research projects of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, and an executor and evaluator of international research projects financed by the European Union. Author and co-author of scientific monographs, author and co-author of over 100 publications at high-profile national and international conferences, chair and co-chair of scientific sessions. Promoter and reviewer of doctoral dissertations. Initiator and member of assemblies at a number of national and international conferences on such subjects as alternative fuels, electromobility and autonomous vehicles. Member and founder of scientific associations, such as the Polish Scientific Society of Combustion Engines or ITS Polska - Intelligent Transportation Systems. Member of technical and scientific committees, and of the Transport Committee at the Polish Academy of Sciences.

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  • GUILLAUME SAUZEDDE, President of Kuehne + Nagel

He has over 20 years' experience in the logistics and transport market. During that time, he held a number of management positions in European companies which are international suppliers of logistic and transport services. Guillaume Sauzedde joined Kuehne + Nagel in 2008 to assume responsibility for Automotive Contract Logistics at the regional office for Eastern Europe. He held the position until the end of 2011. Then, he was appointed Contract Logistics Director at Kuehne + Nagel Polska (2012-2015). In 2015, he became Senior Vice-President for Contract Logistics for Central and Eastern Europe. Since January 2018, he has been the President and Managing Director of Kuehne + Nagel in Poland.

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  • WOJCIECH BUJAK, Sales Manager PTV Group

Involved in the logistics industry for 20 years, where he gained experience on different levels in operational and sales departments, and later focused on the sales and implementation of IT solutions for logistics. He is presently a sales manager at the PTV Group. Graduate of the University of Economics in Katowice (majoring in Logistics Management) and of the Silesian School of Higher Management (majoring in Transport Management and Logistics).



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  • ADAM KWIATKOWSKI, National Director and Vice-President of the Board of Directors of Geis PL and Geis Parcel PL

He gained his experience in managing companies from the TSL sector and courier services sector both in Poland and abroad. He started his career in logistics as an FTL forwarder in 1998, at one of the newly established branches of DB Schenker, where, after about a year, he became responsible for the development of operational and commercial cooperation with Schenker Group's partners in Southern and South-Eastern Europe. In 2004-2005, as an Operational Projects Manager at the DB Schenker's Headquarters for the CEE region in Vienna, he was responsible for implementing new solutions and distribution structures in CEE. 
The experience he gained in that period resulted in his decision to continue his professional career abroad. In 2007 – 2011 he was an Executive Director of four DPD companies in former Yugoslavia, where he handled affairs related to parcel and courier products management. When he returned to Poland in 2011, he was appointed Vice-President of the Board for Business Development at Quehenberger Logistics, from the acquisition of which, in 2013, Geis Group launched its operations in the Polish market in the area of road transport, courier deliveries and contract logistics.

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  • GRZEGORZ WOELKE, President of VIVE Transport Sp. z o.o. and VIVE Logistic Services

He is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at Adam Mickiewicz University (a major in road transport contracts) and the University of Logistics in Poznań, as well as a PhD student of the Faculty of Management Engineering at Poznań University of Technology. Scientific interests include agile supply chains and cooperation issues in logistics. He is fluent in English, French and Italian.  A member of the Council of the Polish Chamber of Forwarding and Logistics in Gdynia (during the terms 2010-2014 and 2014-2018), a certified forwarder no 1848 of Fiata in Zurich, road transport manager according to IRU standards, an author of press and scientific publications, a lecturer. Since 2001 he has been an expert of the Polish Chamber of Forwarding and Logistics (PCI&L) in the field of forwarding contracts. A judge of the PCF&L Arbitration Court and the Chairman of the PCF&L Insurance Commission. Before he joined VIVE Transport Sp. z o.o., for nearly 25 years he had been gaining experience in leading Polish and international logistics companies, such as PEKAES Multi-Speditor (branch manager in Bydgoszcz), KEUHNE & NAGEL Sp. z o.o. (Manager of Sea Freight Sales), C. HARTWIG Warszawa SA (Key Account Coordinator), TELEPLAN Polska Sp. z o.o. (Head of Logistics and Advisor to the CEO) or JURA Polska Sp. z o.o. (Director of Forwarding and Member of the Management Board). In March 2012, he was appointed Managing Director at VIVE Transport Sp. z o.o. transport and forwarding company operating within the VIVE Group, belonging to the Dutch entrepreneur Bertus Servaas. Since 2014, he has been the President of the Management Board of the Company. The company is one of the largest private carriers in Poland. It employs over 220 people and has 73 high volume (115 cbm) DAF trailer sets and 616 BDF swap bodies. The Company manages over 10,000 m2 of finished goods warehouses and the raw material warehouse, which ensures deliveries to the Group's production plants in the amount of 400 tons/day. The dynamic development of VIVE Transport Sp. z o.o. has been appreciated on many occasions, among others with the IRU award for the implementation of the ECOeffect Programme in the company, and many times with the Business Gazelle and Forbes Diamonds.