Logistics Forum 2020

Due to the great success of the previous years, the Logistics Forum will be organized this year again. The event, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, has the goal of creating a platform where the logistics professionals of participating countries can conduct dialogues about the industry’s technological advances, latest trends, challenges and its future.

This year Italy, Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia will attend as participating countries.

After the opening speech of Szijjártó Péter, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the governmental members and professionals of the participating countries will discuss the current state of the logistics in a pandemic era and later, in the afternoon, a competition between startups working on innovative logistical solutions will take place.

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Mario Madunić

Mario Madunić

deputy state secretary, Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure

2005 - 2009   University of Zagreb / ​​Faculty of Traffic Engineering, Master of road transport

2002 - 2005   Technical University of Applied Sciences in Zagreb / ​​Traffic engineer

2001                Retraining for the driver of a motor vehicle and deposited categories for truck drivers, freight vehicles with trailers and buses

1996 - 2000   Secondary Technical traffic school, Split / Technician road traffic

Professional career:
2017 -             Republic of Croatia / Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure / Inland Transport and Inspection Directorate
                            -  Assistant Minister
                            -  Inspections of road and railway safety Sector
                            -  Safety inspections of roads, ski lifts, legal affairs and logistics Sector

2016 - 2017   Republic of Croatia / Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure / Transport Inspection Directorate
                            -  Assistant Minister
                            -  Inspections of road safety Sector
                            -  Safety inspections of roads, ski lifts, legal affairs and logistics Sector

2015 - 2016   Split - Dalmatia County
                            - Independent Executive for special needs activities at the request of the mayor in the field of transport and transport infrastructure

2014 - 2015   Technical High traffic school, Split
                            - A teacher of vocational subjects (for replacement)

2009 - 2015   Hauler Milan Madunić, Split
                            - The head of transportation and rolling stock for passenger transport in domestic and international traffic

2007 - 2009 Cemex Croatia / Dalmacijacement
                            - Head of truck transport and the organization of transport of cement for the domestic and international market
                            - Head range for BiH and Croatia
                            - Officer Transportation

Special knowledge and skills:
MS Office - advanced user
Deposited categories for motor vehicles BB + E, C1, C1 + E, C, C + E, D, D + E, F, G, M S

Foreign language:
English language

Football, swimming and cycling


Raffale Romano

Raffale Romano

CEO, Hungary, Catone Group


Director of logistics and distribution. Experienced with all stages of supply chain logistic. Strong background in project management and customer relations.

Skill Highlights

  • Project management
  • Strong decision maker
  • Complex problem solver
  • Time management
  • Innovative
  • Service-focused


  • Director of logistics and distribution - 06/2018 - Current

Catone Kft, Budaors Hungary

  • Management of customized logistics solutions - 01/2016 – 05/2018

Catone Logistica Srl, Pastorano Italy

  • Customer service, reporting, operating - 01/2013 – 12/2015

Eurofrigo SpA, Vitulazio Italy


Business administration and leadership

University of Carlo Cattaneo - LIUC

2016 – 2018 Milan


Business Administration

Second university of Naples - SUN

2013 – 2016 Naples Italy


Italian – Mother tongue

English – B1

Digital skills

  • Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel Outlook Microsoft Powerpoint Social Media


Ivo Boscarol

Ivo Boscarol

CEO, Pipstrel Group

Mr. Ivo Boscarol is the founder, CEO and co-owner of the Pipistrel Group companies with branches in Slovenia, Italy, Germany and China.


As the first private aircraft producer in the Balkans area he contributed to the aviation standards for Microlight class on the global scale since the early eighties. His company claimed many awards such as European Business Award for the most innovative company in EU in 2010 and two consecutive victories at the NASA Challenges in 2007 and 2008.

Pipistrel aircraft won the World Champion title, accomplished several flights around the world and still hold 11 world records.


Ivo is a highly recognised entrepreneur both in Slovenia and internationally. He received Readers' Digest award for the "most trusted businessman" in Slovenia 8 years in a row. The magazine Politico listed him among Top 28 most influential people in the European Union. The USA Kiddie Hawk Air Academy awarded him the title Living Legend of Aviation.


Ivo dedicates his life to making the aviation affordable and environment friendly. For more than 15 years, Pipistrel has been the producer of world’s most energy-efficient light aircraft and one of the pioneers of electric propulsion. In 2007 Ivo and his team designed the world's first fully electric 2-seat aircraft, the Taurus Electro. In 2011 they produced the Taurus G4, world's first electric 4-seat aircraft, which in turn won the NASA Challenge for the third time.

In 2014 Pipistrel released the first serially produced electric trainer in the world, the Alpha Electro; the first 4-seat hybrid propulsion aircraft; and in 2016 the first 4-seat aircraft powered by hydrogen fuel cells. With the world’s first ever Type-certification of an electric aircraft  in 2020, he achieved the greatest milestone in aviation since the jet engine was type-certified in 1952, and thus established the base for the commercial use of clean electric propulsion.

Nowadays Ivo dedicates his time to leading the Pipistrel group and developing new environment-friendly aircraft & concepts. Since 2014 he has been working on a concept of E-VTOL vehicles, on an UBER flying car concept, a 19-seat hydrogen fuel cell emission-free miniliner aircraft, and a revolutionary window-to-window air transport concept with autonomous electric vehicles, which would make city transport more efficient, safer and cleaner.

Aleksandar Spasić

Aleksandar Spasić

secretary general, Serbian International Freight Association




Company NameSerbian Association of International Road Hauliers "MEDJUNARODNI TRANSPORT"


TitleSecretary General

Dates EmployedJul 2017 – Present


generated new ideas, information and developments for transport companies

TitleSenior Advisor

Dates EmployedNov 2006 – Jul 2017


generated new ideas, information and developments for transport companies



Secretary General

Company Name


Dates EmployedAug 2013 – Present



Our mission is to protect and promote the business of our members through a variety of services that we provide, as well as advocacy, information and knowledge innovation. The values ​​we strive for are the leadership, professionalism, responsibility, fairness, teamwork, knowledge, reliability and versatility.




Company Name


Dates EmployedMar 2013 – Present



Logistic support for transportation company in scope of finding available loadings. Offering all necessary truck equipment and materials with popular price.




University of Belgrade, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering

Degree Name: master

Field Of Study: transport and traffic

Dates attended or expected graduation: 1998 – 2005




Certification of training on the proper use of the analog and digital recording equipment, knowledge of legal regulations and their application

Issuing authority VDO represent in Serbia

Issued date and, if applicable, expiration date of the certification or license Issued Jan 2016No Expiration Date




Public Transport

Project Planning

Transportation Management

Business Strategy

New Business Development


Fleet Management






15 October 2020
Location: Budapest Music Center (1093 Bp. Mátyás utca 8.)
7:30 - 8:30
Registration(coffee break)
8:40 - 9:00
Welcome Address| H.E. Mr Levente Magyar, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary
9:00 - 10:15
Panel Discussion | (participants: high level government officials from partner countries)
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the logistics sector.
Digitalization and automation in logistics – the development of integrated logistics solutions.
Transportation of trucks on railway trains, especially at border crossing points.
Reducing traffic congestions on motorways, therebyremedying the slowdown in the average speed of commercial traffic.
Croatia | Mario Madunic deputy state secretary, Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure
Slovenia | Ivo Boscarol CEO, Pipistrel Group
Hungary | János Boda CEO, GYSEV CARGO Plc.
Italy | Raffaele Romano CEO, Hungary, Catone Group
Serbia | Aleksandar Spasić secretary general, Serbian International Freight Association
10:15 - 10:40
Coffee break
10:40 - 10:50
Startup Competition – opening speech | H.E Dr. László Palkovics, Minister of Innovation and Technology of Hungary
10:50 - 11:50
“Pitch your business” Startup Competition | “Technological development in the field of logistics” (60 minutes pitching)
Startup competitors
Aeriu Smart Solutions Kft. | Gergely Ellenrieder, CEO
Digital worxd.o.o. | Janko Pavlović executive director
OmniOptid.o.o. | Martin Pecar, founder
SiWeGOS.r.l | Marcello Favalli, CEO
VeeMeed.o.o. | Marko Kozjak, executive director
11:50 - 12:00
Award ceremony
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