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Kick-Off presentations 9th June 2011

Rail Baltica Growth Corridor Kick-Off Conference in Helsinki

Programme for Thursday 9 June 2011, Helsinki City Hall, address: Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13

Morning session

Moderator: Olli-Pekka Hilmola, prof., Lappeenranta University of Technology

9.00 – 10.00 Registration and coffee
10.00 – 10.15 Welcoming words, Jussi Pajunen, Mayor of Helsinki
10.15 – 10.35 Berlin Transport Policy and Berlin interests in Rail Baltica Growth Corridor, Dr. Friedemann Kunst, Head of the Senate Department of Transport Berlin: (Presentation ; Speech
10.35 – 10.55 St. Petersburg Transport political priorities in Interregional Transport Development, Alexey Lvov, Deputy Chairman, St. Petersburg Government Committee for Transit: presentation

Transport Policy 10.55 – 12.15 Panel on BSR Transport and Regional Policies – Rail Baltica Framework

- Michal Kepka, Specialist, Ministry of Regional Development, Poland: presentation
- Kadri Uustal, Advisor to the Director General, DG REGIO
- Mikael Nyberg,  Deputy Director-General , Ministry of Transport in Finland: presentation
- Kristine Krasovska, Minister’s Advisor, Ministry of Transport in Latvia: presentation
- Wiktor Szydarowski , Project Manager, TransBaltic: presentation

Afternoon session

Moderator: Matti Ollinkari, Head of International Relations, City of Helsinki

13.30 – 13.50 Key-note speech, Siim Kallas,  European Commission Vice-President (speech)
13.50 – 14.10 Key-note speech, Antanas Zenonas Kaminskas,  Director, JSC Lithuanian Railways: presentation
14.10 – 14.25 Rail Baltica Growth Corridor, Hannu Penttilä, Deputy Mayor, City of Helsinki: presentation
14.25 – 14.40 Rail Baltica Travel Report, Mikko Itälahti: presentation

15.10 – 16.20 Panel on Eastern Baltic Sea Region – the transit corridor, the growth corridor

Moderator: James Pond, DG MOVE, Adviser to the "Rail Baltica" project

- Arnis Kakulis, Director, AECOM Ltd (Rail Baltica Feasibility Study) presentation
- Rimantas Mikaitis, Mayor of Kaunas: presentation
- Vadim Shabarov, Project Manager, Baltic Rail AS, presentation
- Hannu Hernesniemi, Research Director, Etlatieto Ltd, presentation
- Dariusz Martyniuk,  Quality Specialist, ADAMPOL S.A. presentation


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