On November 22, Gostiny Dvor hosted the third, final day of the 12th Transport of Russia Forum and Exhibition
Each day of the forum had a special name, and the topic of the third day was announced as “Action” – therefore, special attention was given to the practical side of the issue and project implementation at all the events held. The day featured two industry conferences, one plenary discussion, a talk show and Coordinating transport meeting of the CIS member states (CTM).
One of the conferences was devoted to automation of state supervision in transport sector. The speakers included Viktor Basargin, Head of the Federal Agency for Transport Supervision, and Nikolay Zakhryapin, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation, the moderator at the discussion was Vladimir Belozerov, Chairman, Public Council under Rostransnadzor. V. Basargin referred to the welcome address of Yevgeny Dietrich, Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation, and said that safety must be the key priority for all organizations operating in the transport sector. This understanding should be shared by transport service consumer as well: the situation will considerably change when safety and reliability of carriage, rather than cheapness and speed, become the top priorities.
Yevgeny Shaburov, Information Technology Director of ZashchitaInfoTrans, also spoke at the conference. Talking about digitalization of supervision processes, he said that such modernizations are highly desirable as they will remove the excessive load of the regions and simplify data exchange process.
Industry conference “Air transportation. Transition to Russian programs of bookings, reservations and sales” featured presentations of the reports by representatives of Ural Airlines and Siberia Airlines who described how functionality of the companies changed and what new they managed to offer their passengers. Mikhail Baskakov, Sirena-Travel, Director General, demonstrated evolution and abilities of Sirena as the global distribution system used by Russian air carriers. And Yevgeny Charkin, Chief Information Officer of Russian Railways, told the participants about crucial changes awaiting “Express-3” system in the recent 3 years. Nowadays, the system is applied for booking of seats on long-distance trains.
Coordinating transport meeting of the CIS member states (CTM) became the platform for discussion of maritime, road and inland water transport regulation in the territories of CIS countries. Yevgeny Dietrich, Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation, underlined integration nature of transport as such and defined the priorities of the activities of CTM participants: “Implementation of digitalization technologies, improvement of regulatory framework and active agreements, removal of international barriers constitute our primary objective.”
Participants of the talk show “Digital transformation 2024. HSR as a new mode of transport” discussed development of high-speed mainlines as a new mode of transport – use of digital technologies here will enhance the mobility of transport systems and develop new areas.
It was summed up at the summary plenary session that dialogs with the leaders of areas and regions are of critical importance to establish the country’s transport infrastructure. Innokentiy Alafinov, First Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation, noted that such discussions facilitate the solution of problems not only for the regions already participating in federal industry projects, but also for those who are still planning to join them. “Second questions are more global and fundamental, but we have learned to answer them”, he said.
The third day was also highlighted by an official tour around the exhibition “Transport of Russia”, where transport infrastructure projects were presented by different regions of the Russian Federation, federal agencies, state companies, educational institutions and representatives of ministries.
The official website of the event: transweek.ru/2018/en/
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Co-Organizer: The Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation
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