BALTIC LOGISTICS & MANUFACTURING SYMPOSIUM 2024

WELCOME TO THE BALTIC LOGISTICS & MANUFACTURING SYMPOSIUM 2024!

This conference brings together industry leaders and professionals from around the Baltics to explore the dynamic landscape of large-scale industrial enterprises, both local and international. Our focus revolves around topics such as regional nearshoring and reshoring tendencies, sustainable building features, and next-generation smart manufacturing. Additionally, the conference location, Riga, is currently experiencing the highest public infrastructure investments in 30 years. We will discuss whether this will bring growth to the logistics and industrial sectors and when we can expect to see this growth.

As the region’s infrastructure continues to develop, with initiatives such as Rail Baltica and expanding intermodal hubs, the potential for international companies to establish a presence in the region is expected to grow further. Recent industrial market success stories have shown that there is much interrelation with Airport hubs, Ports & Free (Special) Economic Zones. Should we focus more on capturing this low-hanging fruit?

The Baltic Logistics & Manufacturing Symposium 2024 will serve as a platform for in-depth discussions and collaborations aimed at unleashing the full potential of the industrial and logistical sectors in the region. Our distinguished keynote speakers are set to deliver insights that will shape the way we perceive and drive industrial advancements.

Join us at the Baltic Logistics & Manufacturing Symposium 2024 as we embark on a journey towards industrial and logistics growth in the Baltic region.
Symposium is organized by the leading Latvian business news platform Dienas Bizness in cooperation with international real estate advisory company – CBRE Baltics.


DATE: 17 April 2024
TIME: 10:00 – 17:00
VENUE:
Music House Daile (Kr.Barona iela 31, Riga, Latvia)

TARGET AUDIENCE: developers, investors and tenants of industrial space. Representatives of logistics, manufacturing, warehouse, self storage and other related sectors. Opinion leaders and policy makers who follow trends and responds to opportunities – meet your peers by joining us for productive discussions, powerful impressions of best practices and future trends!

PARTICIPATION:
THE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Don’t miss the opportunity to register your participation at the best price!
EARLY BIRD offer until 31.03.2024
– One person: EUR 420 + VAT

– Three or more participants from one company: EUR 390 + VAT

30% discount for CBRE corporate clients and partners, Dienas Bizness subscribers*:
– One person: EUR 294 + VAT
– Three or more participants from one company: EUR 273 + VAT

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More about the event:
Laila Grasmane
Dienas Bizness Conference Dept.
+371 26186833 | Laila.Grasmane@db.lv

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Organizers and partners

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Agenda

Time zone: EEST (UTC +3)

09:30 – 10:00   Registration & morning coffee
10:00 – 10:10   Welcoming words

PART 1   |   FOCUSING ON WHAT’S NEXT

10:10 – 10:20   STRATEGIC PRIORITIES IN INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS
Upcoming changes on how the large infrastructure projects are addressed.
Keynote by KASPARS BRIŠKENS, Minister of Transport of the Republic of Latvia


10:20  – 10:50   LET’S SET THE MACRO & LOGISTICS SCENE FOR THE DAY – BALTIC & CEE OUTLOOK 2024

MACROECONOMIC OUTLOOK FOR 2024
RICHARD BARKHAM, Global Chief Economist, CBRE

BALTIC INDUSTRIAL & LOGISTICS REAL ESTATE IN 2024
Representative from CBRE Baltics

ZOOMING OUT TO THE CEE REGION LOGISTICS & MANUFACTURING
PRZEMYSŁAW PIĘTAK, Supply Chain Advisory Director at CBRE Poland


10:50 – 11:30   Panel session: NAVIGATING SUPPLY CHAIN RECONFIGURATIONS IN CEE – BALTICS IN THE CONTEXT OF CEE
Demand for logistics assets remains steady across CEE, fueled by growing e-commerce. However, nearshoring and reshoring has set the manufacturing sector to expand. Market experts with diverse backgrounds will discuss the key drivers of this change.

Moderator: PRZEMYSŁAW PIĘTAK, Supply Chain Advisory Director at CBRE Poland

Participants:

  • LAURYNAS KUZAVAS, CEO at Sirin Development
  • LAIMONAS NEKROSIUS, Chief Commercial Officer at LTG Cargo
  • ROLANDS KLINDŽĀNS, Director of Supply Chain at Maxima
  • REMO KIRSS, CEO at DPD Eesti

11:30 – 11:50   Break and Networking


11:50 – 12:05   FROM SUSTAINABLE BUILDING TO SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MODEL FOR REAL ESTATE AND INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATIONS
Logistics properties with BREEAM certification achieve a 25bps five-year median valuation premium compared to market prime net yield. Is the value enhanced by sustainable occupiers? What demands will industrial occupiers and business face in the following years? Which are the market leaders showing the way?
EVALDAS SAVICKIS, CEO at Vesta Consulting


12:05 – 12:40   Panel discussion: BALTIC INDUSTRY 4.0: NEXT-GENERATION SMART MANUFACTURING
New trends, best practices, industry-shaping market players in food, tech, and construction.
Participants of the panel discussion will be announced soon.


12:40 – 13:00   Panel session: REVITALIZING EXISTING ASSETS TO MAKE THEM COMPETITIVE
Baltic industrial leasing activity is expected to moderate in 2023 as occupiers delay expansion plans and the post-pandemic need to hold additional inventory dissipates. Discussion on how older stock can remain competitive, construction prices, rents, absorption, availability & developments.
Participants of the panel discussion will be announced soon.


13:00 – 14:15   Lunch and Networking

 

PART 2   |   CONNECTED BALTICS IN A CONNECTED EUROPE

14:15 – 14:35   AMBITION OF BALTIC CARGO HUB – THE LARGEST AIR CARGO HANDLING FACILITY IN THE REGION
For years, airBaltic Cargo has provided essential mail and cargo shipments to and from Latvia. New facilities will provide new opportunities for logistics and manufacturing sector in the region.
ARVĪDS MAURĀNS, Executive Director at Baltic Cargo Center


 14:35 – 15:15   Panel session: GATEWAYS TO THE BALTIC REGION
Linking people, nations, and places. Removing bottlenecks, building missing cross-border connections, promoting modal integration and interoperability. Capital cities of the Baltics are absorbing the highest public infrastructure investments in 30 years. Will it bring growth in logistics and industrial sectors and when?

Moderator: POVILAS DRIZAS, Secretary-General at International Transport and Logistics Alliance TTLA

Participants:

  • KRISTĪNE MALNAČA, Head of Global Project Strategy and Economics Department | RB Rail AS
  • TEET RAUDSEPP, CEO at Tallinn Airport City

15:15 – 15:50   Panel session: EMERGING GATEWAYS FOR INDUSTRIAL AND LOGISTICS INVESTORS: PORTS & FEZ
Best practices in port areas, free economic zones, government support, the future growth of the sector, recent success stories.

Participants:

  • ULDIS HMIEĻEVSKIS, Liepaja Freeport Supervisor
  • TOMAS BUŽAS, Director Sales and Marketing at Kaunas FEZ
  • MARGUS VIHMAN, Member of the Management Board at Port of Tallinn
  • ANSIS ZELTIŅŠ, CEO at Freeport of Riga Authority

15:50 – 16:30   Panel session: FULL SPEED AHEAD – WHAT’S DRIVING INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENTS & DEVELOPMENTS?
Panel to hear real estate developer and investor perspective on challenges & opportunities of the sector. Cost escalation (energy & labor), land availability, energy sustainability, labour & skill shortages, economic uncertainty, supply chain disruptions, real estate cost & availability.

Participants:

  • PĒTERIS SENKĀNS, CEO at Piche
  • ELITA MOISEJA, Member of the Board at Nordic Partners

16:45 – 17:00   Closing words:  EMBRACING A SHARED VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF BALTIC INDUSTRIES


17:00 – 19:00   Post-conference networking

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SPEAKERS

Margus Vihman
Chief Commercial Officer of Port of Tallinn
Tomas Buzas
Director Sales and Marketing at Kaunas Free Economic Zone
Laurynas Kuzavas
CEO of Sirin Development
Rolands Klindžāns
Director of Supply Chain at Maxima
Przemysław Piętak
Supply Chain Advisory Director at CBRE Poland
Santa Rozenkopfa
Managing Director at CBRE Baltics
Evaldas Savickis
CEO at Vesta Consulting
Teet Raudsepp
CEO at Tallinn Airport City
Uldis Hmieļevskis
Liepaja freeport supervisor
Raivis Pētersons
Regional Director of Operations at Printful
Arvīds Maurāns
Executive Director at Baltic Cargo Center
Ansis Zeltiņš
CEO at Freeport of Riga Authority
Remo Kirss
CEO at DPD Eesti
Kristīne Malnača
Head of Global Project Strategy and Economics Department | RB Rail AS
Pēteris Senkāns
CEO at Piche
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