Danube Business Dialog: Food Supply Chain

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 11.10.2019

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

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

Zoran Radojičić, Mayor, City of Belgrade

Erhard Busek, Chairman, Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM)

Video Message from VP Vazil Hudak, EIB

​10:00-11:00 – Session 1: Facilitating Connectivity of Serbia in the Danube Region and beyond
Ivana Davidović, Head of the Group for Transnational Programs and Macro Region Strategy EU
Miodrag Poledica, State secretary,Transport and Infrastructure (tbc)
Milica Dubljević, secretary of the Association of Transport, CCIS
Sradjan Popovic, Adviser of the President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia
Tamara Dundjerovic, Head of Centre for Support Programs in Commerce and to SMEs, CCIS
Moderator: Olaf Holzgrefe, VP International Relations, BME Eschborn/Frankfurt/M

11:15-12:30 – Session 2: Food Supply Chain in a Digital World: from Seed and Soil to Table
Ting Ho, President, Sustainable Agrotech Association, CEO QIBiotech Limited, Hong Kong
Henri Bankers, Trader, VAIT Intertrading
Ali Al Jallaf, Chairman Air Cargo Trader LLC, Dubai/UAE
Thomas Schlipköther, Member of the Board, COO & CTO, Duisburg Hafen AG
Moderator: Juergen Raizner, Director, Steinbeis Danube Center, Vienna

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:30 – Session 3: From Trade Agreements to Infrastructure, Finance & RuleOfLaw
Johann Sollgruber, European Commission Brussels, Status Trade-Agreements
Franz Nauschnigg, fmr. OeNB & Founder DFD
Samuel Jeffson, Director, St. John Freight, Chennai/India (tbc)
Tamas Forizs, Founder, Danube-Law Research, Vienna
Arian Shahrabi, Senior Consultant, A&A Associates, MENA Region
Moderator: Dominik Schmied, Program Director, DMRBW2019

14:30-15:00 Coffee break

15:00-16:15 – Session 4: Smart Transport Equipment facilitating secure Food Chains
Andreas Stepan, President, Austrian Ship-Brokers Association
Nemanja Živanović, Managing Director, Transagent doo.
Zarko Acinger, AGCT, Commercial Manager, Rijeka (tbc)
Ivan Loizeau, Director Intermodal and Logistics Services CEE & SEE, CMA CGM
Moderator: Igor Hribar, Head of DB Schenker Rail Services – Regional Director, Vienna

16:15-16:45 – Summary, Conclusion, Next Steps and Schedule for DMRBW2020/2021
Jelena Jovanović, Director of International Economic Relations Division, CCIS
Mislav Kovač, Ministry of Regional Development and European Funds of Croatia
Ernst Schmied, Chair DMRBW2019 with H. Pönisch, (OWWF) & J. Raizner (Steinbeis)

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.

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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.

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