11.10.2019, Belgrad



FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN | Digitalization from Seed & Soil to Table & Beyond

Entire supply chain in food processing will be discussed at Danube Business Dialog in Belgrad. Participating enterprises will be able to make use of the high level event for getting in touch with potential business partners. Additionally it will be possible to discuss business environment, infrastructure and future settings for doing international business in Danube Region.

Agenda (draft)

09:30-10:00 – Welcome and Opening Statement

Marko Čadež, President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia (CCIS)

Erhard Busek, Special Coordinator, Southeast European Cooperative Initiative (SECI)

Video Message from VP Vazil Hudak, EIB

10:00 – 11:00 – Session 1: Facilitating Connectivity of Serbia in the Danube Region and beyond

TBA Ministry of Hungary for Regional Development

TBA Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hungary

TBA Budapest Mayor, Twin Cities “Belgrade and Budapest”

11:15-12:30 – Session 2: Food Supply Chain in a Digital World: from Seed and Soil to Table

Olaf Holzgrefe, VP International Relations, German Purchasing Association (BME)

Juergen Raizner, Director, Steinbeis Transfer Management Danube Region, Stuttgart/Vienna/Bucharest/Uzhgorod

Ting Ho, CEO, QIBiotech, Hong Kong/China

Henri Bankers, Trader, VA Intertrading, Linz (tbc)

Igor Hribar, Head of DB Schenker Rail Services – Regional Director, Vienna

Panel: Dominik Schmied, Co-Founder, DMRBW

13:30-14:30 – Session 3: From Trade Agreements to Infrastructure, Finance & RuleOfLaw

Johann Sollgruber, European Commission Austria, Vienna

Wojciech Szymulewicz, CEO, Adriatic Gate Container Terminal, Rijeka

Franz Nauschnigg, fmr. Head of International Relations, OeNB & DFD

Tamas Forizs, Attorney at Law, Founder DanubeLaw-Research, Vienna

Panel: Bine Stancar, General Manager, CMA CGM Adriatic Cluster, Slovenia, Hungary

15:00-16:15 – Session 4: Smart Transport Equipment facilitating secure Food Chains

Thomas Schlipkoether, Member of Board, Duisburger Hafen AG

Dirk van den Bosch, Commercial Director, DP World, London (tbc)

Nemanja Živanović, General Manager, Transagent Operator doo, Serbia

Andreas Stepan, President, Austrian Ship-Brokers Association

Panel: Marcel Huschebeck, Manager, PTV Group, Karlsruhe

16:15-16:45 – Summary, Conclusion, Next steps and Schedule for DMRBW2020/2021

Jelena Jovanović, Director of International Economic Relations Division, CCIS

Ernst Schmied, Chair DMRBW2019

Business Opportunities

Steinbeis Romania and STC EAST-WEST Joint Ventures (Stuttgart region) contribute to the event – and to the preparations. Actors in any field of business are welcome to discuss with us how to benefit from DBD and how to make use of promising business opportunities.


  • direct, personal participation at the event
  • be represented at the event by Steinbeis

Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss individuall opportunities.

DBD Belgrade is one component of Danube Macro Region Business Week 2019. Please find the entire program and details on speekers on the event website www.dmrbw.net.

Do you know our Steinbeis Center in Cluj-Napoca (Romania)?

Food processing, engineering and related reseach at any stage of supply chain are major competences of our Steinbeis Transfer Center at University of Agricultural Science (USAMV) in Cluj-Napoca.

Profile of STC at USAMV