Programme


November 18

9:00-11:30 Opening
11:00-11:15 Signing of Agreements
11:30-11:40 Opening

Alexander Beglov, Deputy Head, Administration of the President of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Yakunin, President, Russian Railways

11:40-13:30 Session 1
Growth in Russia’s Socioeconomic Potential on the Basis of Modernisation and the Development of Railway Infrastructure
  • The strategic priorities for the development of railway infrastructure for the period until 2020
  • The multiplicative effect of developing railway infrastructure on the economy
  • Mechanisms of overcoming infrastructural barriers in order to implement new transport products. Lifting institutional barriers for investments in infrastructure through developing a public-private partnership
  • Raising financial resources to implement major infrastructure projects
  • Improving tariff policy under market conditions
  • Transport accessibility in regions: steps needed to preserve local transportation
  • Rapid, high-speed and intermodal passenger transport as a tool for dramatic increase in Russians’ transport mobility and life quality
  • Projects of developing international transport corridors by way of building new railway tracks as well as the role of the Russian Railways in delivering these projects

Speakers:
Sergey Glaziev, Executive Secretary, Commission of the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan
Boris Lapidus, General Director, All-Russian Research Institute of Railway Transport;
Chairman, International Railway Research Board at the International Union of Railways
Askar Mamin,President, Kazakhstan Railways
Mikhail Ignatiev, President, Chuvash Republic
Andrey Kostin, President and Chairman of the Board, VTB Bank
Antonio Marin, President, ADIF
Tadeusz Szozda, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Organisation for the Cooperation of Railways
Fedor Pekhterev, General Director, Institute of Transport Economics and Development

13:30-15:00 Lunch
15:00-18:00 Plenary Session
The Modernisation of Railway Transport – A Strategic Element in the Sustainable Socioeconomic Development of Russia
  • Challenges the railway industry faces in accelerating the country’s socioeconomic development and implementing the Government’s Strategy 2020
  • The positive multiplicative impact of railway development on the country’s economy and opportunities to accelerate economic growth through developing railway infrastructure
  • Post-crisis factors of implementing Russia’s Railway Transport Development Strategy for the Period until 2030
  • Mechanisms for generating investments to modernise the railway industry
  • The strategic importance of the global integration of the railway industry and improving the transit potential of the Russian railway network
  • Balancing the effects of railway transport development for the government, users, public and transport companies
  • The Customs Union and the Common Economic Space: Benefits for the railway business

Welcoming remarks:
Valentina Matviyenko, Chairwoman, Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Lubov Sliska, Deputy Chairwoman, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

The mission of railway transport in meeting the challenges of modernising and accelerating Russia’s socioeconomic development. Strategic ways of development, reform and innovation.
Vladimir Yakunin, President, Russian Railways

Speakers:
Igor Levitin, Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Salamatov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Anatoly Brovko, Governor of Volgograd region
Alexander Shokhin, President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
Dmitry Strezhnev, General Director, EuroChem
Yevgeny Miturev, Head, Liski City Administration
Ermolay Solzhenitsyn, Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company, Moscow Office

Presentation of an exhibitory-educating railway car
Valentin Gapanovich, Senior Vice-President, Russian Railways


November 19

8:00-11:30 Registration
9:00-09:05 Welcoming remarks:
Viktor Zubkov, First Deputy Chairman, Government of the Russian Federation
9:05-10:30 Session 2
Strategic Areas to Improve Railway Transport Efficiency
  • Finalising the shape of a targeted model of the railway freight market for the period until 2015
  • Improving interaction between clients and market stakeholders
  • Resource conservation and increasing labour productivity
  • Improving the transportation process
  • Developing a human resources potential and enhancing capacity
  • Improving and expanding the range of transport products and services

Speakers:
Andrey Nedosekov, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation
Vadim Morozov, First Vice-President, Russian Railways
Alexander Levintal, Deputy Representative Plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation in the Far-Eastern Federal District
Nikolay Liamov, Deputy Mayor of Moscow; Head, Department of Transport and Road Infrastructure Development, Moscow Government
Mikhail Popov, First Deputy Chairman of the Board – Commercial Director, Novatek
Alexander Atadjanov, Deputy General Director, Ural Industrial – Ural Polar Corporation
Yury Saakyan, General Director, Institute of Natural Monopolies

10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 Session 3
Railway Transport Innovations – The Foundation for Improving the Quality of Service and Enhancing Operating Efficiency
  • Strategic innovation priorities for railway transport
  • Partnerships between industrial companies for the creation of new products
  • Prospects for cooperation in establishing improved management and security systems
  • Localising the production of railway equipment and components: sharing experience and technologies
  • The role of railway science and professional higher education in the modernisation of the industry
  • Innovative technologies for railway design and infrastructure construction
  • Innovative solutions for the development of rapid and high-speed passenger transport

Speakers:
Sergey Aristov, State-Secretary – Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation
Valery Reshetnikov, Senior Vice-President, Russian Railways
Sergey Maltsev, Chairman of the Board, Non-profit Partnership ‘Participants of the Railway Rolling Stock Operator Market’
Nikolay Nikiforov, Chairman, Russian Trade Union of Railway Workers and Transport Builders
Mikhail Dmitriev, President, Centre of Strategic Developments
Vasily Bilokha, Head, Northern Railway – Russian Railways subsidiary

12:00-13:00 Lunch
12:10-13:00 Signing of Agreements
  Section 4
Railway Transport Innovations – The Foundation for Improving the Quality of Service and Enhancing Operation Efficiency
  • Strategic innovation priorities for railway transport
  • Partnership between industrial companies in creating products of the new level
  • Prospects of co-operation in establishing improved management and security systems
  • Localising the production of railway equipment and components: sharing experience and technologies
  • Role of railway science and professional higher education in the industry modernisation
  • Innovative technologies in railway design and infrastructure construction
  • Innovative solutions for the development of rapid and high-speed passenger transport

Speakers:
Valentin Gapanovich, Senior Vice-President, Russian Railways
Dietrich Moeller, President, Siemens AG in Russia and CIS
Vladimir Schneidmuller, Technical Director, Transmashholding
Chris Antonopoulos, Senior Vice-President, Bombardier Transportation
Anatoly Usov, Regional Director, SKF in Russia and CIS
Sergey Kobzev, Head, Kuibyshev Railway – Russian Railways subsidiary

14:30-14:45 Awarding ceremony for the best quality of rolling stock and complex technical systems based on a contest carried out by the Russian Railways
14:45-15:00 Adoption of an Outcome Document
15:00-15:20 Closing

Vladimir Yakunin, President, Russian Railways
15:20-18:30 At your choice:
  • Tour to an exhibitory-educating railway car (Riga railway station in Moscow)
  • Excursion across Moscow
19:00-22:00 Concert