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Scientific Conference

University of Economics in Katowice

Department of Business Logistics

invites to a scientific conference

with the participation of foreign guests

Building the Supply Chains of the Future

Katowice, 26-27 September 2016


We honour to have Professors Michael Bourlakis (Innovation in the Retail Supply Chain Management) and Michael Browne (Future Urban Supply Chains: Challenges and Opportunities) as a Keynote Speakers at our conference.




Aim and location of the conference

The conference is dedicated to the problems of developing supply chains under conditions of uncertainty, risk and threat of geopolitical destabilization. It also covers the issues concerning the vision of development of supply chains and logistics concepts in the future. The problems of development of logistics services will be discussed as well.

The conference will take place at Modern Information Technology Centre of the University of Economics in Katowice (5 Bogucicka Street).


The scope of conference:

1. Formation and development of supply chains under conditions of uncertainty and geopolitical risk

2. Building competences of logisticians

3. Vision of development of supply chains

4. Logistics under conditions of economic uncertainty and business risk

5. The role of small and medium enterprises in building competitive advantage of supply chains in the future

6. Areas of application of logistics in the future and its significance

7. Modern directions of development of urban logistics

8. Logistics and supply chains in non-standard future applications

9. Trends influencing the development of supply chain formation and management

10. Logistics services and their directions of development


Conference Programme Board

Prof. Danuta Kisperska-Moroń, PhD (Chair), University of Economics in Katowice

Prof. Mats Abrahamsson, PhD, Linköping University

Prof. Stefan Minner, PhD, Technische Universität München, TUM School of Management

Prof. Michael Bourlakis, PhD, Cranfield University, School of Management

Prof. Pietro Evangelista, PhD, Research Institute on Innovation and Services for Development (IRISS),
National Research Council (CNR), Italy

Prof. René de Koster, PhD, Rotterdam School of Management, Department of Technology and Operations Management

Prof. Mirosław Chaberek, PhD, University of Gdańsk

Prof. Marek Ciesielski, PhD, Poznań University of Economics and Business

Prof. Elżbieta Gołembska, PhD, Poznań University of Economics and Business

Prof. Andrzej Korzeniowski, PhD, Poznań School of Logistics

Prof. Stanisław Krawczyk, PhD, University of Zielona Góra

Prof. Jarosław Witkowski, PhD, Wrocław University of Economics

Prof. Tomasz Nowakowski, PhD, Wrocław University of Technology

Prof. Halina Brdulak, PhD, Warsaw School of Economics

Prof. Mariusz Jedliński, PhD, University of Szczecin

Prof. Cezary Mańkowski, PhD, University of Gdańsk

Prof. Krzysztof Rutkowski, PhD, Warsaw School of Economics

Prof. Maciej Szymczak, PhD, Poznań University of Economics and Business

For the conference participants, we also offer an attractive tour to the antique Coal Mine ‘Guido’ in Zabrze (25 September). All attendees willing to participate in the tour are asked to notify it in the conference form on the website. 


In order to have the papers included in the Proceedings, at least one of the authors of the paper should pay the conference fee and participate in the Conference.

Conference language: Polish and English.


After the Conference, the participants will have the opportunity to submit full versions of their papers for publication (if they meet the requirements of a scientific publication and receive positive peer reviews) in the following journals:

- Journal of Economics and Management (in English) 12 points.

- Zeszyty Naukowe Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego (in Polish) 10 points.


The full versions of papers in Polish (12 pages) can also be submitted for publication in the post-conference proceedings of University of Economics Publishing House.

The information about publication format is available on the website of University of Economics Publishing House:


Detailed information will be provided in further announcements.

Mailing address

Department of Business Logistics

University of Economics in Katowice

ul. Bogucicka 14

40-226 Katowice




Phone no. / Fax no. + 48 32 257 7301


Organizing committee

Piotr Hanus, PhD – Committee Chair

Krzysztof Niestrój, PhD

Marcin Świtała, PhD

Krzysztof Zowada, MA

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