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  • International conference «Inland waterways: strategic potential for growth»

    Dates:   2021 September 20

    Project Partners: Marine research association of Kotka city (Merikotka), Finland Waterway Association (FWA), XAMK University, Admiral Makarov SUMIS, Aalto University, «Ilot», «Arctia Seahow Meritaito».

    Date: 20th September 2021 starting from 10.00 AM.

    Venue: St.-Petersburg, Grand Hotel Emerald, Suvorovskiy prospect 18.

    Conference organizer: FGBOU VO«Admiral Makarov SUMIS» with information support of «PortNews» Agency.

    Conference topics:

    «Bottlenecks» and growth factors for inland waterway transportation; strategic initiatives in the field of river transportation development: Russian and foreign experience; new technologies for extending the navigation period on northern rivers; the role of river ports and transport and logistics centers in the formation of logistics chains for the delivery of goods with the participation of inland waterway transport; navigation and hydrographic support of river navigation; digital transformation in river transport; government regulation and support mechanisms for the river industry; topical issues of design and construction of new river vessels; international cooperation in river navigation.

    Conference program:

    • 10-00 Conference opening: greetings from the project partners from the Russian and Finnish sides.
    • 10-15:11-15 Growth of traffic on inland waterways as one of the priority areas for the development of transport systems in Russia and the EU
    • 11-15:12-15 Innovative technologies and strategic initiatives in river navigation
    • 12-15:13-15 New Ship Design: Meeting Challenges and Creating Opportunities
    • 13-15:13-30 Summing up, free discussion
    • 13-30 Business lunch

    Working language: Russian, English.

    Format: full-time and remote participation in the videoconference mode is provided.

    Contact e-mail: snitko@portnews.ru