Host: Peter Nyman
City Hall Kouvola, Torikatu 10, 45100 Kouvola


Please, note that the programme is subject to change, and will be
updated continuously up to the seminar

08:00 ->  Registration and coffee
09:00 Musical entertainment
Railwaymen´s Brass Band
09:10 Opening Words
Marita Toikka, Mayor of the City of Kouvola 
09:15 New Agreement on Transportations between Kazakhstan and North Europe
Zhanna Sartbayeva, Ambassador,  Embassy of Kazakhstan to Finland
09:30 Future of the Railgate Corridor


9:45 Importance of Railway connections between China and Europe
Xu Xiaoyong, Dean of the Scholf of Transportation, Xi ´an Railway Vocational & Technical Institute
10:00 Global View on Container Transportation
Jarkko Rantala, Unit Manager, WSP Finland Oy
10:30 Short Break
Networking, coffee, refreshments
10:50 Norway - Gateway to North America
Rune J Arnøy, Port Director, Port of Narvik, Norway
11:05 Connection to Asia from Sweden
Mona Mansour, Senior Adviser, European Affairs, North Sweden European Office  
11:20 Client´s View of the Modern Silk Road - Interview by Peter Nyman
Ola Strand, CEO, Norway BluWrap
Patrick Bohan, Director, Supply Chain Solutions, Port of Halifax and Port of Sheet Harbour
Jaakko Saha, Export Logistic Manager, Tuoretie Oy
12.05 Lunch and Networking
13.05 Boosting Marketing Efforts in China
Nancy Li, General Director, Scand-China International Link
13:20 Customs Role in Cooperation
Hannu Mäkinen, Director General, Finnish Customs
13:40 Corridor as a Service Project (CaaS) - Boosting Cargo Logistics with Digital Services
Juha Kenraali, Director General of Data, Traficom
14:00 Large Potential in the Kouvola Railroad Terminal
Petteri Portaankorva, Development Director, City of Kouvola
14:20 Coffee and Networking
14:50 Logistic Services for Railgate Finland
Anu Kujansuu, Marketing Director, Kouvola Cargo Handling Oy
15:10 VR Transpoint and Kouvola - Symbiotic Relationship
Antti Pursiainen, Sales Director, VR Transpoint
15:30 Panel Discussion: Climate Impact of  Transportation

Staffan Herlin, Marketing Director, Finnlines
Jarkko Rantala, Unit Manager, WSP Finland Oy
Tero Kosonen, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, VR-Group Ltd, VR Transpoint
Arja Suominen, Senior Vice President for Communications and Corporate responsibility, Finnair

16:15 Summary of the Seminar
Martti Husu, Managing Director, Kouvola Innovation Oy
16:30 End of Seminar


The speeches and discussions will be simultaneously interpreted into English, Chinese and Russian.