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International transport and logistics forum «PRO//Motion.1520»

28-29 October 2021, Online

Program of the «PRO//Motion.1520» 2020

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  • 10.00 – 11.30 Hall 1
    A trillion-dollar guarantee: whom to lend to and how to pay back? Features of corporate credit policies for large-scale infrastructure construction projects

    • How to motivate investors to invest? Guarantee  mechanisms
    • What new support tools are needed to launch infrastructure projects?
    • What are the preferences for infrastructure projects? How many of them are there?
    • Is government financing an effective tool in Russia? What challenges do participants face?
    • How can international experience and best practices be applicable in solving investment difficulties in infrastructure projects?  

  • 11.30 – 12.00
  • 12.00 – 13.20 Hall 1
    Tariffs and principles for capacity allocations

    • Who is hindering whom or how to divide the infrastructure among all? Win-Win or already taken?
    • How to understand who needs more or what the new rules of non-discriminatory access should be?
    • System efficiency: is it about infrastructure or operational constraints? Who is more to blame?

  • 13.20 – 14.20
  • 14.20 – 15.40 Hall 1
    Stable formula. Green investment in infrastructure
    • ESG as a must-have to improve the image, to expand the investors’ base, and to get access to cheaper resources
    • Working with ESG projects: a need to form the national system
    • How sustainable can a nonprofit funding model be?
    • Benefits and challenges of responsible financing

  • 14.20 – 15.40 Hall 2
    Health technologies. Digital development vector

    • How to satisfy the increased demand of the population of the Russian Federation for medical services and technologies in connection with the pandemic?
    • Are Russian patients ready for remote treatment?
    • How will the industry develop with the involvement of innovative projects?
    • Can innovative technologies help to optimize health care costs and improve the quality of care?
    • How to solve the problem of promoting a healthy lifestyle in a pandemic?

  • 15.40 – 16.00
  • 16.00 – 17.20 Hall 1
    People First. Human resources for digital transformation

    The pandemic has accelerated the adoption of digital technologies in transport companies. The demand for digital skills will grow even more in the future. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are transforming entire professions, and the big data analytical skills are needed not only for IT professionals. Despite all the automation of transport processes, people will maintain, manage and improve these processes. Human capital is needed to create a digital model for the transport industry. It is this model that should become the "circulatory system" of an export-oriented, innovative economy.

    • Continuous development as a new norm. Who is responsible for staff retraining?
    • Corporate University as a partner in training and business transformation
    • How to ensure appropriate training and digital skills training for staff?
    • What digital skills will be in demand in the transport industry?
    • How will the ESG agenda affect the work with employees?

  • 16.00 – 17.20 Hall 2
    Where to turn green? Do shippers need green logistics products?

    • How is climate regulation changing transport traditions?
    • What are the strategies for companies to respond to the growing importance of the climate agenda?
    • How much will it cost to switch to low carbon logistics?
    • What are the prospects for creating a competitive environment in the field of green logistics in Russia?

  • 10.00 – 11.30 Hall 1
    The role of railways in the transport system of the future

    • The goals of the Russian Transport Strategy-2035
    • Traffic streams in real time
    • How to balance infrastructure development in a rapidly changing world?
    • Long-term forecasts of the cargo base
    • Payback of infrastructure investment projects
    • Infrastructure pandemic. Will large-scale investments in transport construction have the expected economic effect?
    • Will the expansion of the Eastern polygon be a panacea for increasing capacity across the country?

  • 11.30 – 11.45
    Agreement signing ceremony
  • 11.30 – 12.00
  • 12.00 – 13.20 Hall 1
    New brave world - containers for everyone. Railroad on the way to synchromodality

    • Multimodal solutions as a way to optimize cargo delivery
    • Customer centricity
    • Piggyback transportation. What needs to be done to develop them?
    • Points of growth. In-demand overland supply chain routes

  • 13.20 – 14.00
  • 14.00 – 15.20 Hall 1
    Infrastructure exploitation limits. What prevents from passing more? Reserves for clients

    • How can market participants earn more?
    • New technological solutions ("virtual" coupling, interval movement, track repair technologies)
    • Organization of the transportation process in the context of infrastructure deficit

  • 14.00 – 15.20 Hall 2
    Transportation of food products by rail. Are there any chances for e-commerce?

    • Cooperation experience and infrastructure direct access for cargo owners
    • How to unlock the full export potential for foods? 
    • Customer focus. How to make delivery by rail attractive for retailers?
    • Transportation QC
    • What is the competitive advantage of railway over road transport?