President of the Russian Federation
I send greetings to the participants, organisers and guests of Transport Week 2012.
In recent years your forum has built up its own traditions and has become an important and much-anticipated event in the business life of the country. It is now a prestigious arena for constructive and significant dialogue between leaders of government agencies and the expert and business communities about important matters in the development of the national transport system.
The modernisation of the road and railway infrastructure and of air, sea and river transport is rightly one of the important priorities in state policy. Today we need to focus on introducing modern technologies, logistics and management systems and on creating major multimodal hubs. We must provide the transport fleet with new equipment that meets the latest standards of safety, reliability and environmental protection. And finally, we need to make full use of public-private partnership approaches.
I am convinced that if we can address these issues effectively it will help to bring a growth in the industry’s innovative potential and increase its competitiveness.
I wish you successful, fruitful work and send you my very best wishes.
Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
I send greetings to you in Moscow at the traditional Transport of Russia international forum.
It is taking place as part of Transport Week 2012 and is rightly regarded as a prestigious discussion arena where leaders from major Russian and foreign companies meet with leading experts and representatives of government agencies.
Today the Russian transport system faces some serious challenges connected with developing the infrastructure, optimising transport and supply chains, and introducing new management technologies. We are putting a particular emphasis on increasing the quality and accessibility of transport. We must use modern technical solutions which provide comfort and safety for passengers and reduce freight delivery times.
I expect that the forum participants’ recommendations will be in practical demand and will serve to expand international cooperation in transport services.
I wish you constructive work and success in implementing your plans, and send you my very best wishes.
Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
I send greetings to the participants and organisers of the Transport of Russia international forum and the exhibition which is taking place as part of it, on the occasion of its opening.
The transport infrastructure plays one of the key roles in the integrated development of the state’s economy. I am sure that transport issues will be thoroughly discussed at the forum, and that the proposals worked out during the discussions will enable us to increase the level of cooperation between the authorities and the transport business community and to build new links between industries and between regions.
I wish the participants in the forum and the guests of the exhibition success in your work and excellent ideas, and I send you my very best wishes.
Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation
I am delighted to welcome you to the most important event in the Russian transport industry calendar. The International Forum and Exhibition “Transport of Russia 2012” will once again demonstrate the latest achievements of Russian and foreign companies in the transport sector. It will also act as a catalyst for strategic solutions aimed at developing the entire Russian transport system.
This is evidenced by the fact that a number of major innovations in the transport strategy of the Russian Federation are to be introduced by the year 2030 and will be discussed at length by the Ministry of Transport, the business community and representatives of the academic elite.
The modernisation of this key industry document is designed to promote innovation and, more importantly, the cost-effective development of the Russian transport sector with a view to providing the Russian economy with a quality transportation system and strengthening its competitiveness in the global transport market.
I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to play an active role in the VI International Forum and Exhibition “Transport of Russia”, a platform for an open and most substantive exchange of views on all aspects of the development of the Russian transport sector.