TransBaltica 2020

XXIII International conference "TransBaltica 2020", Riga, Latvia

   September 24-25, 2020, Riga, Latvia

The main topics of the XXIII  International Conference “TransBaltica 2020” will be dedicated to the development trends and prospects of the international market of transport and transit services, development forecasts of Baltic transit sphere and transit infrastructure projects in the united Europe, development of stable and mutually advantageous cooperation with partners from European and Asian countries.The political situation in Europe and CIS and how this situation will impact the development of transport infrastructure and transportation costs are in the centre of discussions this year.

Guests of the Conference:
Deputies of the Saeima (Parliament) of the Republic of Latvia · Experts of Taxation and Customs Union of EU (DG TAXUD) ·  Representatives of Ministries of Transport and Experts of Transport Industry from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, China · Experts of Transit Business Association of Latvia · Representatives of Customs Brokers Associations from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia etc.


Experts Invited to Participate in the Conference:
Managers of international and Baltic Freight Forwarding Companies · Customs Manger and Experts of Customs · Representatives of State Institutions and Branch Structures, Financial Institutions and Investment Companies · Representatives of International Committees and Associations on Transport Infrastructure Development · Representatives of Scientific and Academic Institutions

   In the Conference Program:

Day One, Thursday, September 24

  9.00 – 10.00               Registration
10.00 – 10.15               Opening Address
                                     Minister of Transport of the Republic of Latvia

10.15 – 11.30                 Plenary Session I 
Prospects and Development Priorities of the Transport Complex and Transit Potential in the Countries of the Baltic Region, CIS, Western Europe and Asia

Scenarios of transport strategies' realization during the crisis • Will the government support transport companies and ensure the development of this industry? •  Strategic Priorities of Transport Branch in the EU Countries in the Conditions of Economic Recession • Harmonisation of European Transport Communication • Energetic and Transit Policy of Baltics and European Union. The Role of Baltic States in International Logistic Projects • Coordination of the Cooperation of CIS and Baltic States in Development of the Transport between Europe and Asia. Strategic Partnership of EU and Asia • Transit Infrastructure of Baltic States as a Part of United European transport scheme for improvement of economic efficiency

11.30 – 12.00                 Coffee Break

12.00 – 13.30                 Plenary Session II
Liberalisation and Competition in the Market of Freight Forwarding in Direction of Baltic States. Transit Forwarding. Mutual Cooperation of Railway and Ports.

How can the participants of the market maintain competitiveness and efficiency in the new economic situation?• Development Possibilities and Potential of Baltic Ports in the System of Eurasian Transport Complex • Increasing of Competition among the Baltic Ports • Prospects for the development of the air cargo segment Increasing in Volumes of Railway and Sea Forwarding from/to Asian Region and Baltic States: Problems and Prospects • Prospects of Increasing the Volume of Container Forwarding • Intermodal Forwarding • Liberalisation of Railway Tariffs: how will Change the Tariffs in Next Years? • Improving the Efficiency of Railway Forwarding and Decreasing of Total Expenses

13.30 – 15.00                 Lunch

15.00 – 17.00                 Plenary Session III
Harmonisation of Customs Administration. Success Factors of Modern Logistical Solutions

Common Customs Space of the EU and Baltic States • Harmonisation of Customs Legislation. Simplification Transit-Customs Formalities • Problems, Connected with Elaboration of Single Approach to Completing and Control of Customs Documents • Complex Solution for Problems of Border Crossing • Introduction of Information Technologies in the Process of Completing of Customs Documents • Regulation of the Legal Provisions which Apply to Incidence of Taxation and Duties • Development Projects of Frontier Territories • Logistics: Risks and new Possibilities of Logistics Centres

Day Two, Friday, September 25
10.30 – 13.00         Business – Meeting In Free Port of Riga


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