Latvia, Es­to­nia and Lithua­nia to gather for RB Rail fo­rum

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An in­ter­na­tional two-day event of the Rail Baltica project will take place in Tallinn, Es­to­nia. The event will be tak­ing place on 10 – 11 April.

The Rail Baltica Global Fo­rum 2018 is the an­nual in­ter­na­tional Rail Baltica event of the year that will dis­cuss the Rail Baltica role in the North Sea – Baltic TEN-T Core Net­work Cor­ri­dor, the project’s fi­nanc­ing, more than 70 planned pro­cure­ments for this year, as well as will fa­cil­i­tate sup­pli­ers’ net­work­ing. It will ad­dress strate­gic and tac­ti­cal is­sues re­gard­ing the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the project from a na­tional, re­gional and EU per­spec­tive and will bring to­gether top ex­ec­u­tives and de­ci­sion mak­ers, rail, lo­gis­tics and eco­nom­ics pro­fes­sion­als, in­flu­en­tial politi­cians and in­sti­tu­tions as well as more than 300 com­pa­nies – po­ten­tial project sup­pli­ers rep­re­sent­ing 24 coun­tries from across the globe.

The Es­to­nian Prime Min­is­ter Jüri Ratas will open the first day of the Fo­rum. This day will be de­voted to dis­cussing the progress and po­ten­tial of the Rail Baltica project by fo­cus­ing on per­spec­tive of Trans-Euro­pean Trans­port Net­work Cor­ri­dors, es­pe­cially on the North Sea – Baltic TEN-T Core Net­work Cor­ri­dor, post-2020 fi­nanc­ing of the EU trans­port projects and its im­pact on Rail Baltica, les­sons learned from cross-bor­der project im­ple­men­ta­tion and why Rail Baltica is im­por­tant to Fin­land. The first day of the event will gather high level of­fi­cials and opin­ion lead­ers, as well as in­dus­try rep­re­sen­ta­tives from whole Baltics, Poland, Fin­land, Swe­den, the EU Com­mis­sion and Par­lia­ment.

The sec­ond day of the Fo­rum is planned as an In­dus­try Sup­pli­ers’ Day with the aim to gather sup­pli­ers from the three Baltic States and be­yond to present the Rail Baltica De­sign Guide­lines, main de­sign ten­ders in 2018 as well as to in­tro­duce the full Project’s pro­cure­ment list of 2018. The event also will pro­vide with an op­por­tu­nity to net­work for com­pa­nies to po­ten­tially forge al­liances for the project. Sim­i­larly, to the ex­pe­ri­ence in 2017, the sup­pli­ers had an op­por­tu­nity to book their place at the Sup­pli­ers’ Meet­ing Point.

A live video stream will be ac­ces­si­ble on the fo­rum’s web­site.

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