TransBaltica 2017

XX International conference "TransBaltica 2017" May 25-26

Riga Municipality, Meeting Room (Rātslaukums 1), Riga, Latvia
May 25, 2017


9.00 – 10.00 Registration (Riga Municipality, Meeting Room) Morning Coffe
10.00 - 10.15 Opening Conference
Uldis Augulis - Minister of Transport of the Republic of Latvia

10.15 - 11.30

I Plenary session

Moderator: Vaira Gromule - , AS „Rīgas starptautiskā autoosta” valdes priekšsēdētāja  (Latvija)  

Igors Kabaškins New factors affecting the transport industry in the Baltic Sea Region
Igor Kabashkin –, Professor of Transport and Telecommunication
Institute, Member of OECD Transport Research Center, Latvia
Aleksandrs Goljaševs Future of the Russia's foreign trade: Challenges for the Baltic countries
Aleksandrs Golyashevs - Deputy Head, Department for Research Works, Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation
Aleksejs Bezborodovs Perspectives of attraction of Baltic ports and logistics companies to attract new prospects Silk way
Аleksei Bezborodov - Research Agency “InfraNews” Managing Partner, Russia
Eržans Žakiševs "UTLC" a regular of the container train services between China - Europe - China
Erzhan Zhakishev – United Transport and Logistics Company (ОТЛК), First Vice-President, Russia
Denis Borodič
Challenges for the future. Baltic transit development prospects. View from Tallinn.
Denis Borodich - MP of Estonia, head of the Transport And Logistics Support Committee of the Economics Committee of the Parliament of ESTONIA


12.00 – 12.30     COFFEE BREAK
  12.30 – 14.00    II Plenary session

Moderator: Igor Kabashkin  -, Professor of Transport and Telecommunication
Institute, Member of OECD Transport Research Center, Latvia


Aleksandrs Averins Alternative transport corridors and their impact on the development of the Trans-Siberian route
Alexander Averin - Project coordinator , Coordinating Council on Trans-Siberian Transportation , CCTT Representative office in RF
Aivars Tauriņš Niche opportunities for logistics and transit services to Russia/CIS market
Aivars Taurins - CEO of DB Schenker in Russia
Sergejs Vaitehovskis Development of the industrial park "Veliky Kamenj” (Great Stone) and its role in the concept of the Economic belt of the “Silk Road”
Sergey  Vaitekhovsky - SZAO "Industrial park development company", deputy director general, Minsk, Belarus
Connection between port, airport and manufacturing
Uldis Hmielevskis - Deputy CEO of Liepaja Special Economic Zone
Sergejs Agibailovs Oil transit perspectives for Belarus - millions of tons or a political game?
Sergey Agibalov - Head of Sector GIS Institute for Energy and Finance  (Russia)


14.00 – 15.00     Lounch
  15.00 - 17.30     III Plenary session

Moderator: Aivars Taurins - CEO of DB Schenker in Russia

Jurijs Šerbaņins Development of the Russia's Far East region: transport, port and transit in the Asia-Pacific region and the impact of these processes on the Baltic transit.
Shcherbanin Yuri, prof. - Doctor of economic sciences, head of oil and gas trading and logistics department of the Gubkin Russian State University, head of the Oil and Gas Laboratory of the Institute of the Economic Forecasting of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Member of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Transport.
Sabuhi Tamirov Perspectives of the "ГУАМ" transport corridor development
Sabuhi Tamirov - "ГУАМ" Secretariat Economic Program, Coordinator (Ukraine)
Dainis Vodolagins VAT application labyrinths in transactions of export and import of goods
Dainis Vodolagins - Rödl & Partner, senior tax consultant
Ivo Maskalāns The liability of an employee for damages caused to the employer in the transport industry
Ivo Maskalāns - COBALT, sworn attorney
Irina Yatskiv Education – knowledge – innovations. Challenges and solutions for the transport industry (ALLIANCE EU Project)
Dr.Sc.Eng., Prof.Irina Yatskiva (Jackiva) - Member of ECTRI Board; Alliance Project Coordinator; Vice-Rector for Science and Development Affairs; Transport and Telecommunication Institute
Jeļena Rīgere «Air Cargo Transportation: Baltic Countries –Kazakhstan -  China”
Jeļena Rīgere - A/S RAF-AVIA, Commercial Director


17.30 - 19.30     Cocktail

Riga Fashion Museum (Grēcinieku 24–1, Rīga)

26 May, 2017 Riga Municipality, room 508, Ratslaukums 1

Aleksejs Bezborodovs 9.30 – 12.00    Training: Trade China-Europe through the Baltic countries: prospects for transit growth, filling and containerisation
Аleksei Bezborodov - Research Agency “InfraNews” Managing Partner, Russia
  12.30 -15.00     Visit to the  Freeport of Riga

*There may be changes or amendments in the program
Conference materials will be available in electronic format in the ARCHIVE of our home page


Satiksmes Minitrija

Latvijas tranzīta biznesa asociācija

Riga Free Port

Latvijas dzelzsceļš

Ventspils Free Port

Liepajas speciala ekonomiska zona

Rodl & Partner



Tranzit Latvija

Latvijas ostu asociacija

Transporta un sakaru instituts

Radisson Blu Daugava



RZD partner


Media support

sea news

Морские Вести Росии

iFinanses bizness



Морские порты

Media gruppa port news

freight ru


konteinernij biznes


Spotlight Media

Neftj kapital



transport ru

Latvijas Būvniecība

Latvijas Arhitektūra





Grāmatvedība un Ekonomika

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