The Courier & Postal Services Forum 2015 aims to bring together representatives of courier and postal services companies to meet up with authorities, e-commerce community, clients, banks and payment service providers, equipment and other related businesses to exchange and share their experiences and research about the sector.
This will be a senior-level event, attracting the industry leaders in an interactive conference that allows to share thoughts on the best strategies and innovative products for growing your business.
Who will attend:
- Management representatives of courier and postal services companies
- Major clients for the courier service industry - Banks, e-commerce, Energy utilities, Medical, Telecom
- Representatives of authorities regulating the postal services in Romania
- Representatives of banks, card issuers, payment service providers, leasing and financial institutions
2014 edition Post Event Testimonials
“The Courier & Postal Services Forum was a good opportunity to consolidate our relationship with the industry, meet new people and find old acquaintances. The event facilitated a constructive exchange of ideas, as well as sharing views on the latest tendencies in the market. It was wonderful to see all that energy and willingness to innovate, it gave me great hope for the future of the postal sector in Romania. I am looking forward to the 2015 edition of the event.”
Catalin MARINESCU, President – ANCOM
“Courier & Postal Services Forum 2014 did an extraordinary thing: to bring almost everyone involved in this market - competitors, customers, suppliers, authorities. The professionalism and openness shown by people with valuable business experience have made me and my colleagues participating in this event to be a very interesting, productive and enjoyable experience. I appreciate your initiative and I wish to see you again next year”
Dorin FIRUTI, General Manager – Romkuvert IND SRL
“The “Courier and Postal Services Forum 2014” was a fine initiative that we are very proud to have partnered with. Taking into account the development of the e-commerce sector, the Romanian courier market faces a series of opportunities that we should understand properly so as to make the most of, businesswise. The event has been a very interesting one, as it helped those present gain perspective on the directions of the Romanian market, with both opportunities and challenges. I very much appreciated the conference itself, the ideas and projects my fellow business partners presented, as well as the networking part, given the fact that successful professionals had an opportunity to exchange ideas and get in contact. We very much look forward to the next event.”
Serban ZAVERDEANU, Director Executiv – Promotional Interservice
“An extremely beneficial event for both courier and postal services companies and their suppliers. The organization was impeccable and the moderator was at the height of the event managing to maintain control of discussions, presentations, but also of debates.
Govnet deserves all the compliments for this event, managing to gather under one roof for a few hours, the big names of the industry and to settle relations between courier companies and suppliers and service providers.”
Daniel GHEORGHE, Account Manager – Truck Tires –Michelin Romania
“The event was very helpful, well organized and with many relevant guests”
Gabriel GHITA, Business Development Manager CEE, Customer Division – MasterCard
“The fear to participate in a first-conference event exclusively dedicated to couriers was immediately blown away by the room full of people very interested in the accomplishments and needs of the industry. It's a credit to the organizers who have acted levers needed to create opportunities. If the first step was done with such success that I can only be very optimistic in what I believe will become an event of great interest.”
Felix PATRASCANU, Managing Director – FAN Courier
“First I want to thank GOVNET for the invitation.
Starting from the right location for such an event, analyzing the participants both in terms of the presence and quality (major public – executive management), moving to the quality of the presentations and experience of those who have presented, attention to topics and active participation throughout the day, made this event to be a successful one for both courier work and related activities. Courier activities are extremely interesting both for profile companies and for contributors, which is why discussions about the latest innovations and trends are necessary for proper development of this sector and to provide high quality services and affordable for customers. As a representative of the auto industry, I am excited to participate at such events during which we have the opportunity to identify new business opportunities and to meet the transport needs of our clients. As an invited speaker at this event, I want to congratulate you both for organisation and event program.”
Daniel FLACAU, Senior Key Account Manager Vanzari Vehicule Comerciale – Renault Commercial Roumanie
“I would firstly like to congratulate you for the idea, its materialization and organization. It was a pleasure to know you and your colleagues with whom you have done an excellent job. I hope the next event to stand up to the one for which I congratulate you again.”
Miklos SZOBOSZLAY, Division Manager – GLS Romania SRL
“Many Thanks for the conference organisation. It was very well run.”
Mark HOBBS, Middle East Sales Manager – MiX Telematics
|08:30 - 09:00||
Participants registration and welcome networking coffee
|09:00 - 11:00||
What couriers want? How to make the industry work more efficiently
Market outlook of the Romanian Courier and Postal services
|11:00 - 11:30||
Session Networking coffee break time
|11:30 - 13:30||
Delivering a premium service - ways to add value in today’s courier sector
|13:30 - 14:30||
The Courier and Postal Services Forum networking lunch will be the perfect opportunity to exchange views and strenghten future business ties with the sector representatives.
|14:30 - 15:00||
Catalin Marinescu was appointed President of the National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications of Romania – ANCOM – in April 2009, for a six-year mandate. In this capacity, he oversees the implementation of the national policy in the domains of electronic communications, audiovisual communications and postal services. His activity is dedicated to fulfilling the Authority’s mission of protecting the interests of the communications consumers in Romania, by promoting competition in the communications market, ensuring the management of scarce resources, encouraging innovation and efficient investments in infrastructure.
Ms. Gina Budeanu is the director of the Express Servicess at Posta Romana.
Karla Codrea is the CFO of DPD Romania since 2008. She held key positions in Carlsberg Group, with extensive experience in financial control and accounting, adding to the 7 years since she is CFO of DPD Romania. Karla Codrea is licensed in Industrial Management and Engineering from Technion, Israel and graduated from the EMBA program Asebuss & Kennesaw State University.
Tim Helsen in the country manager for UPS in Romania, Greece and Hungary since 2014. A 35-year-old native of Belgium, he is responsible for approximately 400 employees, as well as the operations, business development, strategy and support functions of UPS across these geographies. He is with UPS since 2001, when he began his career as a finance specialist at UPS Belgium based near Brussels. Tim Helsen holds a bachelor’s degree in tax and accountancy from the Katholieke Hogeschool College in Leuven, Belgium.
Felix Patrascanu is one of the founders of FAN Courier, the leader of the courier companies in Romania for the past 8 years. FAN Courier started its history in 1998, when the three Romanian entrepreneurs, Felix Patrascanu, Adrian Mihai and Neculai Mihai dreamt of turning the new formed company into the greatest provider of courier services in Romania. The plan became reality in 2006 and since then FAN Courier has been Gladly, Anywhere from the first place.
Daniel Dombach is "Industry Solutions and Strategy Director" for Europe, Israel and Africa. His position involves business development and partner network mobility solutions in logistics, retail, manufacturing, transportation, public safety and related markets. Previously he held the position of "Director of Industry Solutions for Manufacturing, Travel, Transportation and Logistics" at Motorola Enterprise Mobility Business in Europe.
Prior to joining Motorola, Mr. Dombach held various positions in Oracle Corporation. He then founded and led a business development organization that focused on Oracle partners in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Then he took responsibility for the "Oracle Executive Sponsorship" in EMEA, dedicated to the most important Oracle 25 clients in Europe. Mr. Dombach holds a degree in electronic information from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Germany.
Mihai Macelaru, Partner at Noerr, has an extensive experience and an outstanding track record in the field of M&A, advising clients in connection with several of the most challenging and famous transactions implemented on the Romanian market in the last years. The industries range in which he advised his clients includes telecommunication & media, mining and natural resources, agri-food business, energy, industrial manufacturing facilities. He has been involved either on the buy-side, assisting private equity houses or strategic investors, or on the sell-side, in all kind of M&A deals, starting from privatization processes and continuing with silent auctions, joint ventures and complex mergers.
Octavian Badescu is an entrepreneur and the founder of fast delivery courier company, Sameday Courier. He has a managerial experience of over 10 years in the fast courier business and established companies in areas such as online retail sites, direct marketing and market research. In 2012, he made the exit of Retailplus Eastern Europe, selling the company to the world leader in market research - AC Nielsen.
Bogdan Dragotoiu is the Country Sales & Marketing Manager at TNT Romania since 2013. He held successive positions in sales and development coordination in the western part of the country, and in 2006 he successfully managed the centralization of all activities in Romania in the Customer Service Contact Center site in Bucharest, becoming Customer Service Manager. Bogdan Dragotoiu is a graduate of many courses in management, marketing, customer relations and holds Diploma in Management from the Open University, UK.
Gabriel Ghita is Business Development Manager CEE , at MasterCard Europe. With a background of more than 10 years in the cards industry, Gabriel Ghita has been a member of the MasterCard team in Bucharest since 2007. His main responsabilities as a Business Development Manager for Central and Eastern Europe are identifying new business opportunities together with the partner financial institutions and the development of new payment technologies: contactless, mobile payments, solutions for e-commerce.
Mr. Ionel Matei is CV ZONE MANAGER at Ford Romania since 2010 and before that he represented Volkswagen as Sales Specialist VW Commercial Vehicles (2005-2010).
After completing an honorable military career full of challenges, such as the first Gulf War and Romania's accession to NATO, Mr. Turcu got in the civilian life and in business, especially in logistics, as director of operations and developed in Romania a French multinational company. After he graduated an Executive MBA in 2005, Mr. Turcu founded RO SYSTEC GROUP and became the Romanian representative for several foreign companies that produce equipments and postal and logistic solutions: BOWE SYSTEC, SIEMENS, NEOPOST, VIPS FRANCE.
Bogdan Mugescu holds the position of Business Development Specialist at Bucharest Stock Exchange since June 2014. Between 2011-2014, Bogdan Mugescu worked in the media, as economic journalist at The Money Channel TV station, where he was the producer of the show "Meet the Markets". He is a graduate in Business Administration (University of Bucharest) and the Faculty of Political Science (University of Bucharest). He followed two Masters programs in NSPSPA, and in 2010 began his career as a professor of economics at the Cambridge School of Bucharest.
Mr. Marek Holesovsky is Team Leader Sales for Sub-Region EE at Honeywell Scanning and Mobility.
The ROMANIAN COURIER OPERATORS ASSOCIATION is a professional, nongovernmental and nonprofit association that represents, supports and defends the interests of members in relation to public authorities and government bodies with responsibilities in the field of guidance and control the quality of services and public administration (OPC, ANRC, ministry, etc.), as well as other natural or legal in relation to the purpose and object of activity, both nationally and internationally, according to the statute and in accordance with the law.
ARMAD is the association that represents direct marketing in Romania. ARMAD’s purpose is to promote direct marketing in Romania, to defend its member’s interests nationally and internationally from authorities, economic and governmental organizations, and especially from personal data and telecommunications regulations companies.
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. Ford of Europe is responsible for producing, selling and servicing Ford brand vehicles in 50 individual markets and employs approximately 50,000 employees at its wholly owned facilities and approximately 69,000 people when joint ventures and unconsolidated businesses are included. In addition to Ford Motor Credit Company, Ford Europe operations include Ford Customer Service Division and 24 manufacturing facilities (13 wholly owned or consolidated joint venture facilities and 11 unconsolidated joint venture facilities). The first Ford cars were shipped to Europe in 1903 – the same year Ford Motor Company was founded. European production started in 1911.
Honeywell invents and manufactures technologies to address some of the world’s toughest challenges initiated by revolutionary macrotrends in science, technology and society. A Fortune 100 company, we create solutions to improve the quality of life of people around the globe: generating clean, healthy energy – and using it more efficiently. Increasing our safety and security. Enabling people around the world to connect, communicate, and collaborate. And equipping our customers to be even more productive. With approximately 132,000 employees worldwide, including more than 22,000 engineers and scientists, we have an unrelenting commitment to quality and delivering results in everything we make and do.
MasterCard is a technology company and payments industry leader. For more than four decades, we have been a driving force at the heart of commerce, making the global economy safer, more efficient, more inclusive and more transparent for all. Consumers, merchants, business partners and governments in markets around the world have reaped the benefits of our innovative products and solutions which, simply put, are designed to make life easier.
Noerr is one of the top European law firms with 480 professionals in Germany, Europe and the USA. We deliver real value to our clients by devising and handling the right solutions to complex and sophisticated legal matters. The Noerr difference is our unique combination of legal excellence, creative thinking, international experience and in-depth industry knowledge. Together with our tax advisers, auditors and management consultants, we also develop sustainable solutions for finance and management.
Total Technologies is an IT company specialized in equipment integration for barcode technology and RFID, which offers customers complete solutions for the collection and automatic data processing by type integrated applications: warehouse management, inventory of fixed assets, manufacturing traceability, tracking goods entire distribution network, sales force automation and automation of retail operations.
The leader of the courier companies in Romania for the past 10 years, FAN Courier started its history in 1998, when the three Romanian entrepreneurs, Felix Patrascanu, Adrian Mihai and Neculai Mihai dreamt of turning the new formed company into the greatest provider of courier services in Romania. The plan became reality in 2006 and since then FAN Courier has been Gladly, Anywhere from the first place. Strategic thinking, plenty of dedication and consistent investments every year have equally contributed to building up what FAN Courier represents today: a solid company, esteemed and recognised as leader of the courier services providers in Romania.
SMART ID helps clients across industries to optimize their processes by integrating barcode and RFID data capturing solutions. SMART ID entered the Romanian auto ID market in 2010, after identifying the many challenges companies face in implementing mobile solutions as well as after understanding that the main trend of all industries is that mobility becomes the most important tool for increasing efficiency and for optimizing the business processes.
Zebra Technologies is a global leader in barcode printing and RTLS technology including printers, RFID, software and supplies. Zebra Technologies manufactures and sells marking, tracking and printing technologies such as thermal barcodelabel and receipt printers, RFID smart label printers/encoders, and card and kiosk printers. Zebra’s products are used for barcode labeling, personal identification and specialty printing solutions principally in the manufacturing supply chain, retail, healthcare and government sectors.
Headquartered in Lincolnshire, Illinois, it has offices in 26 countries, channel partners in more than 100 countries and more than 2,500 employees worldwide.
UPS has been present on the Romanian market since 1990, the company operating directly since 2008. Today, UPS operates two centers in Otopeni and Timisoara, as well as a contract-based logistics center in Otopeni. UPS Romania's operational centers are connected to UPS's global network through two daily flights from Otopeni and Timisoara airports to its European air center in Cologne/Bonn, Germany. UPS Romania has 135 employees and a fleet comprising 70 vehicles owned by UPS and subcontractors.
Telekom Romania is a brand belonging to Deutsche Telekom, one of the worldwide top companies, with more than 143 million mobile customers, 31 million fixed-network lines and over 17 million broadband lines (at December 31, 2013). The Group offers fixed communication services, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV to consumers and ICT solutions to business customers. We are committed to becoming the no. 1 integrated operator on the Romanian market, with a sustainable position in all segments and geographies, capitalizing on fixed-mobile synergies across the value chain in order to deliver customer excellence, with a highly efficient and focused operating model. Values represent the context in which we operate, and the goal of all Telekom employees is to put them into practice in daily work in order to achieve the company's vision.
BOWE SYSTEC AG is one of the largest solution providers in the field of mixed mail and letter sorting. The equipment and software produced in Germany and Sweden, but also our competence bring added value and safety to our partners all over the world.
Siemens Logistics and Airport Solutions is a leading supplier of innovative integrated solutions to postal and CEP services. The comprehensive portfolio covers the whole logistics process for mail, parcels and software as well as customer services.
Toyota Material Handling is the world’s number 1 supplier of forklifts and warehouse equipment with an unrivalled reputation for technical excellence and customer support. Toyota Material Handling is part of Toyota Industries Corporation, an industry leader and one of the most respected companies in the world. Toyota Industries operates in four business sectors: automotive, materials handling, textile machinery and electronics, employs 39,500 people and generates a turnover in excess of twelve million Euros.
Leader on wholesale diesel distribution with the in-house fuelling service DIESELpoint, Oscar Downstream is confident in its future. With a turnover of approximately €140 million in 2007, Oscar Downstream has reached €429 million in 2014, proving that even during times of crisis diesel fuel sales can rise, but only by continuously adapting to the client’s needs and flexibility in negociations can old partnerships be extended and new business relations settled. With the in-house fuelling service DIESELpoint, diesel distribution exclusively through personalized cards within Oscar’s filling stations network DIESELpoint Access and wholesale diesel distribution, Oscar Downstream is the largest independent diesel supplier on the Romanian market.
OMV in an international, vertically integrated oil & gas company, operating in 9 countries from all Europe. In Romania, especially for courier companies, we offer the OMV Card. It comes with several benefits for your business: access to over 540 filling stations in Romania, access to over 2.000 own filling stations and over 18.000 ROUTEX stations in Europe, high quality OMV Diesel fuels and AdBlue® for a cleaner environment, high quality value added services: cashless toll payment, net invoicing, OMV Fleet online & more.
Sameday Courier is the first and currently the only niche courier company on the Romanian market, being focused on delivery on the same day, whether locally, nationally or internationally. We are also offering "tailor-made" flexible solutions for those partners with specific features. Since 2007 we are active in the area of e-commerce and urgent deliveries, for companies in the medical field. In 2011 we started deliveries of flowers. In 2013 we entered the food delivery segment.
Home is the place we all feel best. At Casa de Traduceri, we believe that, like people, words have a place of their own where they fell at home. We understand that change is never easy; and this goes for humans and words alike. We have made it our job (It is our job) to somehow make the transition/translation from one language into another as pleasant sounding and natural as possible. Over the past 10 years, we, the entire team working at Casa de Traduceri, have been closely and passionately insuring that every word feels at large in its new environment.
Lupa GPS solution is meant to support your activity, providing a cost and fleet budget optimization, allowing you in the same time to focus on the development of your business.
Some of the benefits of using the GPS-automotive technology are: optimization of daily routes, staff control that leads to decrease of unproductive time, avoidance of car use for personal purposes, reduction of phone conversations with the technical team, speed control and possibility to limit the movement area of the car , reduction of the fuel consumption and car maintenance costs, control of the compliance of routes and speed.
TotalPost's mission is finding the most efficient solutions for TotalPost customers and partners and providing high-class postal services, based on professionalism. TotalPost goal is to provide an intelligent and immediate response, based on the needs of TotalPost's collaborators.
Over 200 people at top management level attended the 2014 edition of the Courier and Postal Services Forum, held at the Hilton Hotel in Bucharest.
Romania’s premiere event dedicated to this dynamic sector represented an open discussion and presentation platform of the courier industry challenges and opportunities ahead.
The conference panel featured some of the leading companies in the field, representing both the industry and the suppliers, with a strong emphasis on creating partnerships that help the industry evolve.
The Courier and Postal Services Forum 2015 will be organized at the InterContinental Hotel in Bucharest.
InterContinental Bucharest is a five star hotel that provides a highclass background for conferences, receptions and other types of events. Located right in the center of Bucharest, it is within walking distance from the Old City – Bucurestiul Vechi. The main subway station and the central bus station are just across the street. There are also taxi ranks directly in front of the hotel.
Special accommodation rates and hotel reservation
Summit participants benefit from special accommodation rates. Please send your accommodation requests directly to:
Mrs. Simona Sercan – Senior Convention Sales Manager