AGENDA - DAY 1

 

Caspian & Central Asia Rail 2017 Day 1

RECONNECTING EURASIA

09:50

Audience to be seated

Javid Gurbanov
10:00

Official welcome address

Panel discussion
10:10

Keynote panel: Shaping the future of the Caspian and Central Asia

  •     Addressing infrastructure as the foundation for social mobility and economic resilience
  •     How Belt and Road projects across Caspian and Central Asia will spur future economic activity and sustainable development
  •     Achieving long-term competitiveness and shaping the future​
  •     Inviting:
    • H.E. Maxim Sokolov, Minister, Ministry of Transport, Russia
    • H.E. Abbas Ahmad Akhoundi, Minister, Ministry of Roads & Urban Development, Iran
    • H.E. Piyush Goyal, Minister, Ministry of Railways, India
    • H.E. Ahmet Arslan, Minister, Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs & Communication, Turkey
    • H.E. Giorgi Gakharia, Minister, Ministry of Economy & Sustainable Development, Georgia
    • H.E. Zhenis Kassymbek, Minister, Ministry of Investment & Development, Kazakhstan
H.E. Volodymyr Omelyan, Minister, Ministry of Infrastructure, Ukraine
Panel discussion
11:00

Keynote panel: Developing innovative, connected and interoperable rail networks

  •     Discussing rail operators network plans and updates to connect, transport and transform
  •     Developing the next wave of mega-infrastructure and connected corridors with the ‘Belt and Road’ plan
  •     Connecting gateways to future logistics and industrial hubs in the Caspian and Central Asia
  •    Inviting:
    • Oleg Belozerov, President, Russian Railways, Russia
    • Dr Saeed Mohammadzadeh, President, Iran Railways, Iran
    • Isa Apaydin, President & Director General, Turkish State Railways, Turkey
    • A.K. Mital, Chairman, Indian Railways, India
    • Mamuka Bakhtadze, CEO, Georgian Railway L.L.C., Georgia
    • Kanat Alpysbayev, President, Kazakhstan Railways, Kazakhstan
    • Wojciech Balczun, Chairman, Ukraine Railways, Ukraine
Panel discussion
11:50

Keynote joint interview: Envisioning a reconnected Eurasia

  •     Update on latest transport corridor development activities of TRACECA and The World Bank
  •     Envisioning a reconnected Eurasia and our sustainable world: opportunities, risks and timelines
  •     Promoting regional transport dialogue between Euro-Asian transport links
12:10

Keynote: Creating mega trade corridors across the region

  •     Establishing the funding, financing and planning horizon
  •     Investing for positive reform: identifying and prioritising major projects and technologies 
  •     Ensuring financial and commercial viability of projects Enquire now to sponsor this session
12:30

Speed networking

13:00

Networking lunch

DIVERSIFICATION THROUGH RAIL

Panel discussion
14:00

Keynote Panel: South West Transport Corridor project update

  •     Expanding cooperation opportunities across the broader Trans-Caspian
  •     Connecting projects: updates from Iran, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine and Poland
  •     Optimising cargo transportation, increasing transit capacity and realising economic diversification
  •    Inviting
    • Dr Saeed Mohammadzadeh, President, Iran Railways, Iran
    • Wojciech Balczun, Chairman, Ukraine Railways, Ukraine 
    • Krzysztof Mamiński, President, Polish State Railways, Poland 
    • Mamuka Bakhtadze, CEO, Georgian Railway L.L.C., Georgia
Panel discussion
14:50

Keynote Panel: North South Transport Corridor project update

  •     Operator updates on increasing trade connectivity from Mumbai to Moscow
  •     Identifying bottlenecks to reduce cost, increase efficiency and streamline interoperability
  •     Synchronising current project developments with the Ashgabat agreement: opportunities for wider Eurasia
  •   Inviting
    • Dr Saeed Mohammadzadeh, President, Iran Railways, Iran
    • A.K. Mital, Chairman, Indian Railways, India
    • Oleg Belozerov, President, Russian Railways, Russia
Panel discussion
15:40

Keynote Panel: Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) project update

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  •     Connecting regional railway links to improve trade and economic relations
  •     A future of foreign direct investment: connecting Eurasia with the BTK lines
  •     Updates on progress, tackling interoperability constraints and managing geopolitical movements
  •    Inviting

    • ​Mamuka Bakhtadze, CEO, Georgian Railway L.L.C., Georgia
    • Isa Apaydin, President & Director General, Turkish State Railways, Turkey
16:10

Networking break

REGIONAL COOPERATION

Panel discussion
16:30

Panel: Rail investment and cooperation for economic growth and inclusive development

  •     Facilitating open regional policy cooperation, exchange and dialogue
  •     Overview of the Luxembourg Protocol and why it underwrites the Belt and Road initiative
  •     Initiating intergovernmental planning and economic policy coordination
  •     Boosting trade facilitation, job creation, economic stability and poverty reduction
  •     Keeping up dialogue and tracking progress 
  •     How to integrate development strategies

FUNDING & FINANCING

Howard Rosen
17:10

The Luxembourg Protocol: revolutionary rolling stock financing for interregional efficiency

  •     Introducing a new global unique and permanent numbering and tracking system for rolling stock (URVIS)
  •     Overview of current status of Luxembourg Protocol and countries adopting the treaty
  •     Facilitating and engaging financing from the private sector
17:20

Panel: Funding and financing models for project success

  •     Assessing mechanisms: service or asset-related; public; public and private 
  •     How to select an effective funding and financing model for your rail project
  •     Defining stakeholder accountability and responsibility
  •     Understanding investor and stakeholder interests to inform project management decisions
18:00

Close of day one

last published: 02/Nov/17 11:15 GMT

 

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