Welcome to the International Conference on IT Solutions in Logistics

Under the auspices of the Rector of the University of Zielona Góra prof. dr hab. inż. Tadeusz Kuczyński


Opening speech

As co-founder and co-chairman of the first “International Conference on IT Solutions in Logistics”, it is an honour and a privilege to welcome you to the University of Zielona Góra.
This conference, which marks the culmination of months of preparation, was born from a discussion at the TLM 2012 Conference in Zakopane. It is my great pleasure to see what started as a simple notion grow and develop into the first ever conference on the subject in Poland, with the support of Iwo Nowak, Chief Editor of “Logistyka”, my colleague, co-founder and co-chairman Professor Gernot Zellmer, Head of the Division of Controlling and Computer Applications in Economics, along with the contribution of many other individuals.
Within the theme of the conference, I am delighted to welcome our academic participants from the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, the United  Kingdom and Poland, who will be presenting their research in a diverse range of logistics related specialities.
In particular, I am honoured to welcome our distinguished guests: Professor Radim Lenort from Technical University of Ostrava in the Czech Republic, Professors Dagmar Caganova, Milos Cambal and Helena Vidova from Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia; Professors Michal Balog and Martin Straka from Technical University of Košice, Slovakia , also our own Professors from Germany, Professors Paul Dieter Kluge and Gernot Zellmer; and from Poland, Professors Maciej Szymczak from Poznań University of Economics, Joanna Nowakowska-Grunt from Czestochowa University of Technology, and Professors: Ewa Kulińska from Opole University of Technology, Andrzej Jardzioch from West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin and Stanisław Krawczyk from Wrocław University of Economics, who will join us later.
In addition, I am proud to welcome our keynote speaker for the academic session , Professor Wojciech Piotrowicz. Professor Piotrowicz is a member of the Faculty of Management at the University of Oxford, and a member of the Oxford Institute of Retail Management (OXIRM) at Saїd Business School. He is an expert on supply chain management, information technology and performance measurement, including sustainability-related indicators.
I am also very proud to welcome a number of industry specialists, whose participation is evidence of the progress that has been made in bridging the gap between science and industry here at the University of Zielona Góra.
Our keynote speakers from industry are: Dr Holger Pitsch General Manager of INCONTROL GmbH and Dr Paweł Kużdowicz, CEO of Proalpha Polska Sp. z o.o.
Not only does this conference present the significance of Logistics in both Poland and Europe, it is also of great excitement to us as a step towards the opening of our new study field of Logistics.
It is now my pleasure to welcome to the stage Professor Janina Stankiewicz, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management at the University of Zielona Góra to officially open the conference.

Krzysztof Witkowski, Prof.
University of Zielona Góra