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
9:10 Opening Words
Marita Toikka, Mayor of the City of Kouvola 
9:15 Greetings from the Finnish Government
9:30 New Agreement on Transportations between Kazakhstan and North Europe
Murat Nurtleuov, Ambassador, Embassy of Kazakhstan to Finland
9:40 Future of the Railgate Corridor
Almat Karimov, Vice President, NZ Kazakhstan Railways JSC
10:00 Railway Hubs in China
10:20 Norway - Gateway to North America
Rune J Arnøy, Port Director, Port of Narvik, Norway
10:35 Connection to Asia from Sweden
Mona Mansour, Senior Adviser, European Affairs, North Sweden European Office  
10:50 Client´s View of the Modern Silk Road - Interview by Peter Nyman
 11:20 Boosting Marketing Efforts in China
Nancy Li, General Director, Scand-China International Link
11:40 Lunch and Networking
 12:40 Global View on Container Transportations
Jakub Jakóbowski, Senior Fellow at the China-EU Programme, Centre for Eastern Studies, Poland
13:10 Customs Role in Cooperation
13:30 Corridor as a Service Project (CaaS) - Boosting Cargo Logistics with Digital Services
Juha Kenraali, Director General of Data, Traficom
13:50 Large Potential in the Kouvola Railroad Terminal
Petteri Portaankorva, Development Director, City of Kouvola
14:10 Coffee and Networking
14:40 Logistic Services for Railgate Finland
Anu Kujansuu, Marketing Director, Kouvola Cargo Handling Oy
15:00 VR Transpoint and Kouvola - Symbiotic Relationship
Antti Pursiainen, Sales Director, VR Transpoint
15:20 Panel Discussion: Climate Impact of  Transportation

Staffan Herlin, Marketing Director, Finnlines
Merja Kyllönen, Member of the European Parliament
The rest to be confirmed

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.