This year’s first strategic session will showcase thought leadership from key industry players from across the CEE region to share insights on the main challenges we are and will be facing in the future due to the COVID-19 pandemic outcome. We will speak about priorities and set strategies for the recovery of the industry exchanging insights with representatives at the highest level from Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Romania, Croatia, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Moldova and others.
Aleksandar Medjedovic, a native of Hannover, Germany, holds university degrees in Economics and Political Science. His professional experience includes sales, regional development and management positions in the field of export promotion, publishing and trade fair organization in Switzerland, France, Germany, the USA, Singapore and Turkey. Aleksandar Medjedovic serves on the Executive Board of the Turkish-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Berlin/Germany. He is the Chairman of the Turkish-Serbian Business Council at DEIK, the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey, where he also serves as the Vice-Chairman of the European Group, as well as in various other councils (Croatia, Montenegro, Mexico and Peru), shaping economic relations between Turkey and those countries.
Medjedovic resides in Istanbul, Turkey and in Berlin, Germany and speaks German, Serbian, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Turkish.
This year the panel will welcome leaders from across the region sharing their responses to the new market reality and setting major steps and strategies to be prioritised now in order to succeed in the long run.
since 12.2007 Deputy CEO of Magyar Suzuki Corporation
since 10.2002 Member of the Supervisory Board of the National Bank of Hungary
since late 1999 Member of the Board of Directors of
- DECOMA Hungary Ltd.
- GEAC Hungary Ltd.
- SAMUEL MANU-TECH Hungary Plc.
Earlier work record:
2000 – 2007 General Manager of AssistConsult Business Advisory Ltd., Bp.
1998 – 2000 Société Générale Hungária Bank Ltd. and Konzumbank Ltd.,
1977-1998 National Bank of Hungary
1972-1977 B.A. in Economics
1984-1987 Postgraduate Diploma: M.Phil. in International Economics
1993 Ph.D.in Economics (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest)
Languages: Fluent in English, French, German and Russian. Mother-tongue: Hungarian
Csaba Kilian has spent 21 years in the field of investment promotion between 1989 and 2010. He was the Chief Executive Officer of ITD Hungary (Investment and Trade Development Agency of Hungary) and managed the Hungarian Government’s Investment and Trade Development Agency to promote inward investment and bilateral trade. With 250 professional staff and representative offices in eight regional centers of Hungary and a foreign network operating under Hungary’s diplomatic services at 55 offices in 43 countries. As the Executive Investment Director of ITD Hungary he was responsible for the Investment Promotion strategy and the implementation of the Business Programs of the company, organizing more than 200 investment related programs every year (investment seminars, road shows, workshops, held presentations etc.) mostly outside of Hungary in EU countries, US and South–East Asia.
Some of the largest investment projects negotiated by him and his team were: Daimler–Mercedes-840 m euros, Audi-900m euros, Hankook Tire-600m euros, Morgan Stanley, Bridgestone, Vodafone, Foxconn, Exxon Mobil, Huawei, Diageo, Samsung Electronics and SDI, Citibank, Ford, Delphi, Sony, Philips, Flextronics, Samsung, Denso, Weslin, Alpine, Sci-Sanmina, National Instruments, Sumitomo Electrics etc.
He was elected the CEO of the Association of the Hungarian Automotive Industry (MAGE/AHAI) in 2012.
The members of the association are the largest automotive companies working in Hungary like Mercedes, Audi, Suzuki, GM Opel, Bosch, Flextronics, DENSO, DELPHI etc. The member companies produce about the 10% of the Hungarian GDP and represent more than 30% of the Hungarian industrial export. MAGE members employ more than 80 000 people in Hungary.
MAGE provides a common forum to the members to exchange ideas and experience; regularly organize exhibitions, conferences, workshops and networking events; promote the development of the Hungarian supplying industry, advocate the common interest, monitor and reflects to those activities and regulations both national and global, which affect the automotive industry.
Technical College for Transport and Telecommunication, Budapest - Graduated in engineering.
Budapest University of Economic Sciences - Graduated in economics.
ECONOVUM ACADEMY, Association of Professors for Management Training Ltd.: MBA qualification.
The Hungarian Government acknowledged his merit with the
- Knight's Cross Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic
- Certificate of Merit of the Minister of Trade and Industry
- Foreign Trade Development Award
- New measures, risks and requirements.
- Employees’ protection measures.
- Innovative solutions in enhance security on production sites.
CABKA_IPS offers one of the world’s most comprehensive portfolios of plastic pallets and large-volume pallet boxes. The CABKA Group can look back on several decades of recycling, development, and production expertise for plastics. More than 700 employees work at our eight locations in Europe and the United States to ensure that our products reach customers in more than 80 countries.
We offer ideas and solutions: In addition to lightweight export pallets and durable logistics pallets, we offer customers bespoke solutions that are specifically tailored to their unique logistics supply chain.
Our plastic pallets are available with different material qualities, ranging from low-cost, recycled mixed plastic through to pure and food grade virgin material. We use recycled plastic as a more economically and ecologically sustainable option whenever the intended use allows for it.
We have taken on the recycling process ourselves at our production locations. We have been working in this very demanding field since our inception, and we have grown into Europe’s largest recyclers of household packaging waste with our own product development.
Since 2011 GQsystems has been operating in the field of industrial production, specializing in the automotive segment. We provide a variety of different services with which we try to cover multiple sections to ensure business enhancement and improve business operations. We are actively involved in implementing innovations and applications that help to manage and implement the latest technologies while delivering value-added services more easily.
We help our clients eliminate costs and increase production efficiency. To achieve these goals, we offer a cost reduction program, personnel audit, as well as external automotive specialists who can quickly and reliably find solutions to problems in the production process. Clients of GQsystems are international companies operating in Slovakia and abroad. Our company provides its services throughout the whole of Europe.