Programme

The International Cross-Sectoral Balance and Transport Corridors

24 May, 11:00–12:15
The Global Economy in an Era of Change
Panel Session
Pavilion G, Conference Hall G1
In partnership with Russian Railways

The revival of global trade is gathering pace against a backdrop of rising oil prices, with analysts forecasting a 5–10% increase in demand for container shipments in 2018. New logistical routes are increasingly making use of international transport corridors. In Russia alone, transit container traffic on the Trans-Siberian corridor in 2017 grew by 1.6 times, and by another 30% in the first quarter. Do international transport corridors have an infrastructural reserve? How much additional freight could it cope with? Is it possible to forecast demand for infrastructure using the cross-sectoral balance method? How can the development of international transport corridors be coordinated to account for the global industry outlook? What are the possible cargo traffic plans for the period up to 2025?

Moderator
Yakov Urinson, Adviser to the Chairman of the Board, RUSNANO Corporation

Panellists
Maxim Akimov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Oleg Belozerov, Chief Executive Officer – Chairman of the Executive Board, Russian Railways
Andrzej Bittel, Deputy Minister of Infrastructure of the Republic of Poland
Andrey Varichev, Chief Executive Officer, Management Company METALLOINVEST LLC; Member of the Management Board, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)
Evgeniy Ditrikh, Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation
Alexey Isaykin, President, Volga-Dnepr Group
Maria Leenen, Chief Executive Officer, SCI Verkehr GmbH
Askar Mamin, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Luc Nadal, Chairman of the Management Board, GEFCO Group
Rolf Jansson, President, Chief Executive Officer, VR Group Ltd.

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