Programme

News Anchor: Peter Nyman.
The participants will be offered simultaneous interpretation into Finnish, English, Russian and Chinese.

September 28th 2017

NEWSCAST

08.45 Registration & Coffee
09.30

Finnish kantele music
artist Viola Uotila
Welcome to Railforum
Marita Toikka, Mayor, The City of Kouvola

10.00 The Opening Speech
Anne Berner, Minister of Transport and Communications
   

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

10.30 Railway Hubs in China
Nancy Li, General Director, Scand - China International Link, Finland
10.50 Corridor via Kazakhstan
Murat Nurtleuov, Ambassador, The Embassy of Kazakhstan
11.10

Railway operator from Belarus
Alexander Ostrovsky, Amvassador, The Embassy of the Republic of Belarus

11.30 Blockchain in Logistics
John Cohn, IBM Fellow, IBM
11.50 Bridge from Eurasia
Chen Si Hellmann, Director, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Ltd
   

COMMERCIAL NEWS

12.10 Lunch and networking
   

REGIONAL NEWS

13.10 Railway Operator from Kazakhstan
Almat Karimov, Director, KTZ Express
13.30

Intermodal Terminal Of China - Kazakhstan Border
Zhastan Khamzin, CEO, Khorgos Gateway

13.50 Intermodal Operations in Moscow Region
Yana Kuzina, Vice President, Freight Village RU
   

LOCAL NEWS

14.10 Benefits of the corridor in Nothern Europe
Jari Grönlund, Director, Unytrade Oy
14.30 Customs Solutions – Finland – Russia – Kazakhstan – China
Pasi Toivanen, Senior Customs Officer, Finnish Customs
14.50 Finland – Efficient Railway Corridor
Ilkka Seppänen, Vice President, Rail Logistics, VR Transpoint
   

COMMERCIAL BREAK

15.10 Coffee
   

BREAKING NEWS

15.30 Benefits of Railway Corridors in Business
 
 

A Panel of Leading Experts

Ilkka Seppänen, Vice President, Rail Logistics, VR Transpoint

Markku Koskinen, Director, HaminaKotka Satama Oy

Jari Grönlund, Director, Unytrade Oy

Pasi Toivanen, Senior Customs Officer, Finnish Customs

Matti Toivanen, Managing Director, Kuehne+Nagel Ltd

Tomi Hautala, Managing Director, Propentus Oy

   

16.20

SUMMARY AND CLOSING OF NEWSCAST
Martti Husu, Managing Director, Kouvola Innovation Oy