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Baltic Transport Forum 2019
September 11 - 12, 2019
Kaliningrad, Russia
The 11th International Baltic Transport Forum will be held in Kaliningrad (Russia)
at the cultural and business center "Fishing Village" on
September 11 - 12, 2019

The event will include the business part of the program, a gala dinner, a professional sightseeing tour of Kaliningrad – former Prussian Königsberg
The conference is aimed primarily at charterers, port and railway employees, freight forwarders, chartering brokers and marine agents. We also invite Russian and foreign shipowners, representatives of freight carriers, traders, bunkering and stevedoring companies, surveyors, insurers, bankers, marine lawyers and other professionals interested in the development of the Baltic region

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English and Russian
Elena Dyatlova
Ministry of Infrastructure Development of the Kaliningrad Region
Victor Golomolzin
Head of Kaliningrad Railways
Kaliningrad Railways -
Russian Railways

Eriks Smuksts
Member of the Board,
Vice President
Latvian Railways
Andrey Moshkov
Deputy Director
North-Western Basin Branch of
Leonid Stepanyuk
Vice President
DSV Transport
Vladas Ambrozevicius
Head of tariff division,
Business development department
LG Cargo -
Lithuanian Railways
Carl Johan Hatteland
Business Development
Port of Oslo
Natalia Kapkajewa
Head of Representative
Office in Russia
Hafen Hamburg Marketing
Port of Hamburg
Sergey Sokolov
Advisor to the division of customs operations and customs control
Eurasian Economic Commission
Sergey Abrosimov
Head of Customs
Kaliningrad Regional Customs
Andrey Tolmachev
Kaliningrad Region
Development Corporation
Andrey Krainiy
Deputy Chairman
of the Management Board
Eurasian Development Bank
Vitaliy Chernov
Editor in Chief
Alexey Fedyanin
of the marketing department
International agro-industrial group
Ivan Ezepchik
Acting director
of the Grodno Branch
Andrey Panin
Representative of the
Project Finance Office
Ministry of Transport of Russia
Mikhail Tarasov
Deputy General Director
RusTreyl Northwest
Alexandr Yanchevsky
First Deputy General Director
Andrey Erofeev
Head of administrative and human resources and legal support
Russian Federal Agency
for Railway Transport
Ekaterina Gaydarzhi
Freight manager
Sea Lines
We invite you to take part in the
11th International Baltic Transport Forum!
Preliminary Program
September 11, 2019
Forum 1st day
09:00 – 10:00
Registration of participants, accreditation of mass media
Welcome tea, coffee
Business Center "Na Ostrove", 2nd floor
10:00 – 10:10
Forum opening
10:10 – 12:00
Plenary session "Baltic battles: from geopolitics to economy"
Issues for discussion:
  • Life support of the Kaliningrad exclave: problems and solutions
  • The state of Kaliningrad region infrastructure and the program of development
  • The railway "shoulder" of the Baltic economy
  • Impact of sanctions on business in the Baltic region
  • Redistribution of cargo traffic in the ports of the Baltic Sea
  • Main risks of Baltic transit and ways out of stagnation
  • Impact of the EAEU Customs Code on the work of market participants
  • Principles of a barrier-free environment for participants in foreign trade activities
  • What fleet is needed in the Baltics?
  • Reassessment of the role of Russian cargo for the transport system of the Baltic countries
12:00 – 12:20
Coffee break
Informal communication
12:20 – 14:00
Strategic session: Investor hour
Issues for discussion:
  • Investment attractiveness of the Baltic region
  • Logistic capabilities of the region
  • Benefits and preferences for residents of the Special Economic Zone in the Kaliningrad region
  • Mechanisms of interaction of investors with government bodies
  • Successful cases
  • Potential of concession and PPP projects implementation
  • New capacities in the Baltic (projects for the construction of a port complex in Primorsk of the Leningrad region and a deep-water port near the village of Yantarny of the Kaliningrad region)
  • Prospects for the development of Chernyakhovsk industrial park and Dry Port project
14:00 – 15:30
Informal communication
15:30 – 17:45
Discussion session: The Baltic vector: development in collaboration
Issues for discussion:
  • Comparison of pricing conditions for transportation along the main routes through the Baltic region: cases of transport companies
  • Today's challenges for containerization
  • Analysis of the economic potential of new projects in the Baltics
  • Support tools for non-resource-based Russian exports
  • Potential risks for Russian cargo owners and logistics companies under the sanctions
  • Analysis of the current situation on the Baltic freight market
  • Through rates for cargo owners
  • New Silk Road: at the intersection of interests
  • Baltic port infrastructure development
  • Russia and the Baltic countries: competitive and partnership components
  • Strategies of specialized terminals development
  • Geography of oil shipments from the Baltic ports
  • Western conditions and demand for coal
  • Metallurgy: export opportunities and restrictions
  • Growth potential of mineral fertilizer transshipment
  • Quality of transport services provided to cargo owners in the region, provision of freight cars
  • Digital solutions in the service of logistics
17:45 – 18:00
Summary of the results of the Forum first day
18:00 – 19:00
Free time. Informal communication
Evening party - Prussian Style Gala Dinner
Establishing informal contacts among the participants
September 12, 2019
Forum 2nd day
10:00 – 17:00
Sightseeing programme
Visits to transportation facilities of Kaliningrad region & City tour
13:00 – 14:00
After the end of the sightseeing part, the bus returns to the hotel
Terms and Conditions
  • Registration and fee – 780 Euros
  • On participation of two or more representatives of a company – 15%
  • Regular participants of ICF-International Conferences events – 10%
Forum fee includes
  • Participation in all events of the Forum (by the program);
  • Coffee-breaks;
  • Lunches;
  • Forum materials (a participant's portfolio with all the information about the Forum, the Catalogue of the participants – contacts included);
  • The layout of brief information about a company – including the logo – in the Forum Catalogue and on the Forum site;
  • Gala Dinner;
  • Forum materials in electronic form in the closed section of the Forum's site (available on request): the Catalogue of the participants, the photo gallery, presentations of reports, media facts on the Forum, etc.;
  • Excursion programs.
Publicity opportunities
  • Remote participation (placement the information about a company in the catalogue and attachment of advertising materials to a participant's portfolio) – 360 euros
  • Promotional materials in a participant's portfolio – 280 euros
  • Placement of a full-color advertising page (А4 sizes) in the catalogue of the Forum – 180 euros
  • Forum materials on in electronic form in the special closed section of the official website – 70 euros
  • Organization of the evening cocktail or dinner on behalf of your company – from 1600 euros

It is possible to discuss special participation terms for a company
Free electronic visa
Free E-visa to visit the territory of the Kaliningrad region!
Citizens of 53 foreign countries, including Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Sweden, can get an electronic visa for free to enter Russia through border checkpoints located in the Kaliningrad region.
An electronic visa can get within 4 days.
You should read all the rules carefully.
After applying for an electronic visa, do not forget to print it - this is important.
Detailed information is on the information site.
Have a nice business trip!
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Kaliningrad, Russia
Business center "Na Ostrove" - Kaiserhof Hotel
Fishing Village space
Kaliningrad (Russian: Калининград, German: Königsberg, Polish: Królewiec, Lithuanian: Karaliaučius) is a city in the administrative center of Kaliningrad Region, a Russian exclave between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea
The venue of the Baltic Transport Forum —
is the cultural and business space "Fishing Village".
This quarter reproduces the architectural style of the old Königsberg.
Organizing Committee
Conference registration and other issues
ICF - International Conferences
+7 (495) 646-01-51, ext. 40 (English speaking)
+7 (812) 448-08-48, ext. 40 (English speaking)
Svetlana Barsukova
Participation and Sponsorship
Aishe Yanikova
Speakers and Governments
Baltic Transport Forum 2019
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