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Tuesday, October 1
 

9:00am BST

Welcome addresses
Speakers
avatar for Osman Nurković

Osman Nurković

Minister of Transport & Maritime Affairs, Montenegro
Minister Osman Nurkovic was born on 1958 in Rozaje.Graduated from the Faculty of Economics in Pristina.He worked as the Secretary of the Secretariat of Economy, Finance and Administration of the municipality Rožaje.He was Director of several economic, banking and insurance companies.He... Read More →
avatar for Michael G. Dreznes

Michael G. Dreznes

Executive Vice President, International Road Federation
Michael G. Dreznes assumed his current position of Executive Vice-President of the International Road Federation (IRF) in February of 2012.Prior to accepting his position at IRF, Dreznes was Vice-President of Barrier Systems Inc. for four years. Dreznes served as the Deputy Director... Read More →
avatar for Nenad Nikolic

Nenad Nikolic

Regional Advisor, Sustainable Transport Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Prior to joining UNECE in 2014, Mr. Nikolic was General Manager and Transport Planning Manager at the South-East Europe Transport Observatory (SEETO), and Head of Unit at the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Serbia.  For much of his career, Mr. Nikolic work has focused on... Read More →
avatar for Vlastimir Golubović

Vlastimir Golubović

President, Chamber of Commerce of Montenegro
avatar for Igor Vušanović

Igor Vušanović

Dean, University of Montenegro, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
avatar for Aleksandar Žurić

Aleksandar Žurić

President of the Board of Directors, Monteput


Tuesday October 1, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am BST

9:30am BST

Country Roundtable: Connecting the West Balkans for Shared Prosperity
Leaders participating at the Berlin Process Summit in Poznań on July 4-5 unanimously reaffirmed their unequivocal support for the European perspective of the Western Balkans supported by an ambitious, rules-based Connectivity Agenda. Roundtable participants are invited to reflect on the associated implications for their respective national transport agendas, as well as regional cooperation opportunities to address common challenges. 

Speakers
avatar for Osman Nurković

Osman Nurković

Minister of Transport & Maritime Affairs, Montenegro
Minister Osman Nurkovic was born on 1958 in Rozaje.Graduated from the Faculty of Economics in Pristina.He worked as the Secretary of the Secretariat of Economy, Finance and Administration of the municipality Rožaje.He was Director of several economic, banking and insurance companies.He... Read More →
avatar for Rossen Jeliazkov

Rossen Jeliazkov

Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications
avatar for Saša Delipagić

Saša Delipagić

Deputy Minister of Transport, Bosnia and Herzegovina


Tuesday October 1, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am BST

10:30am BST

11:30am BST

Plenary Roundtable: Delivering Sustainable Connectivity Programs
The private sector is a critical partner in the delivery of the Connectivity Agenda. Using case studies from the region and beyond, panellists will highlight opportunities for the West Balkan countries to leverage international experience in streamlining the delivery of their priority projects. 

Speakers
avatar for Jaap de Koning

Jaap de Koning

Chair of Internal Market Committee, European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Association
Educated as an Economist and Constructional Engineer, Jaap de Koning has a 25-year experience in the field of tendering, contracting and project management in the infrastructure and construction industry. He is head of the group Contracting and Procurement and also manager of the... Read More →
avatar for Angelina Zivkovic

Angelina Zivkovic

State Secretary of Transport and Maritime Affairs, Montenegro
Since April 2017 was appointed by the Government of Montenegro at position of the State Secretary in the Ministry of transport and maritime affairs.Graduated by the Faculty of Civil Engineering – University of Montenegro with thesis – “Comparative Analyses of the Effective Yugoslav... Read More →
avatar for Entela Ruci

Entela Ruci

Government Relation Representative, Bechtel
Entela Ruci is Bechtel’s Business Development / Government Relation Representative for South Eastern Europe and External Relations of the Kosovo Motorway Project Route 6. Entela has 10 years’ experience with Bechtel Joint venture as External Relation Manager. During her career... Read More →
avatar for Donald Mishaxhiu

Donald Mishaxhiu

Associate Director, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Donald Mishaxhiu has over 20 years of experience in financing infrastructure projects in both the public and private sectors. He has worked on many infrastructure operations from project origination to structuring and implementation including rehabilitation and new construction of... Read More →
avatar for Mücahit Arman

Mücahit Arman

Deputy Director General, Turkish Roads General Directorate (KGM)
Mr. Arman is currently Deputy General Director of General Directorate of Turkish Highways and National Coordinator of TURKEY of United Nations Economic Commission for Europe TEM Project (Trans European North-South Motorway Projects).He has expertise in transportation planning involving... Read More →


Tuesday October 1, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm BST

1:00pm BST

Lunch & Bilateral Meetings
Tuesday October 1, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm BST

2:00pm BST

Track 1: New Road Management Models: from Analytics to Investments
Roadway analytics are a powerful tool that enable public agencies to carry out on-demand analysis and plan infrastructure improvement projects. Join this session to understand how “big data” can help extract actionable insights, whether you want to understand historic traffic trends or benchmark roadway performance in support of targeted investment strategies. 

Speakers
avatar for Michele Frizzarin

Michele Frizzarin

Research & Development Manager, Franchetti Group
Michele Frizzarin is a structural engineer with experience in the field of inspection, analysis and predictive maintenance scheduling of the high-value elements - primarily bridges - of complex transportation networks. He gained expertise in the inspection and structural analysis... Read More →
avatar for Jan Filipovsky

Jan Filipovsky

Country Manager, Roadscanners
Dr. Jan Filipovsky (MSc., PhD.) studied Civil Engineering at the University of Zilina in Zilina, Slovakia and at AALTO University in Espoo, Finland. During his studies he worked 5 years as a road construction supervisor for one of the biggest construction firms in Slovakia – Doprastav... Read More →


Tuesday October 1, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm BST

2:00pm BST

Track 2: Safer Road Mobility: Safe by Design
The Balkan economies are rapidly renovating and expanding their road networks. These new roads have enormous potential to stimulate economic growth and lift standards of living, yet can also present risks when key safety considerations are omitted in the design and construction phases.

Speakers
avatar for Michael G. Dreznes

Michael G. Dreznes

Executive Vice President, International Road Federation
Michael G. Dreznes assumed his current position of Executive Vice-President of the International Road Federation (IRF) in February of 2012.Prior to accepting his position at IRF, Dreznes was Vice-President of Barrier Systems Inc. for four years. Dreznes served as the Deputy Director... Read More →
avatar for Philip Wijers

Philip Wijers

Director of Government Affairs, Sensys Gatso Group
Philip J. Wijers holds a cum laude master’s degree in economic geographyfrom the University of Amsterdam. After business development & strategy related positions in the airline industry, he joined the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs in 2000. In 2010 he joined GATSO as Director... Read More →
avatar for Dirk Schönauer

Dirk Schönauer

AVS Verkehrssicherung, Managing Director
Dirk Schönauer practically grew up with this industry. After his apprenticeship as a banker, his bachelor’s degree (GM) and several years in the marketing and IT industry,he followed in his father’s footsteps into road safety. For the last 12 years he was COO of Saferoad RRS... Read More →
avatar for Eirini Kastrouni

Eirini Kastrouni

Research Associate, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland, Transportation Consultant, Denco Transport Engineers Ltd.
Dr. Eirini Kastrouni is a Transportation Consultant with Denco Transport Engineers (Athens, Greece) and a Research Associate in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park (United States). Her expertise lies in the areas of transportation economics... Read More →


Tuesday October 1, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm BST

3:15pm BST

Track 2: Safer Road Mobility: Safe Vehicles (presented by UNECE)
The aim of the session is to strengthen on how to efficiently implement provisions of the UN 1958 Agreement concerning the Adoption of Harmonized Regulations for Wheeled Vehicles into their national legislation to be in full conformity with the Agreement. The workshop will allow also an exchange of international best practices on the associated benefits for safer vehicles.

Speakers
avatar for Nenad Nikolic

Nenad Nikolic

Regional Advisor, Sustainable Transport Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Prior to joining UNECE in 2014, Mr. Nikolic was General Manager and Transport Planning Manager at the South-East Europe Transport Observatory (SEETO), and Head of Unit at the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Serbia.  For much of his career, Mr. Nikolic work has focused on... Read More →
avatar for Astrit Nasufi

Astrit Nasufi

Head of Vehicles Registration Department, General Directorate of Road Transport Services, Albania
avatar for Walter Nissler

Walter Nissler

Chief, Vehicle Regulations and Transport Innovations Section, UNECE
Walter Nissler is Chief of the Vehicle Regulations and Transport Innovations Section of the Transport Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).Before, he worked for six years at the European Commission in the area of road safety and for twenty years in... Read More →
avatar for Marius Damachi

Marius Damachi

Head of the Type Approval Department, Romanian Automotive Register
He coordinates for the Romanian authority the type approval activities for road vehicles, including the deployment of the EU regulatory acts and UN Regulations at the national level. He is in charge of issuing the EU and UN type approval certificates.Between 2007 and 2011, he was... Read More →


Tuesday October 1, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm BST

3:45pm BST

Track 1: New Road Management Models: Road User Charging
Tolling technologies have made tremendous progress over the past decade, and tolling solutions today presents fewer implementation risks. This session is designed to foster a better understanding of the Provide updated knowledge on possibilities and challenges in Electronic Toll Collection, Road User Charging, and Mobility Pricing. 

Speakers
avatar for Marissa Burkett

Marissa Burkett

Senior Business Analyst, Ptolemus
Marissa Burkett manages the ETC service line at the PTOLEMUS Consulting Group. Marissa has more than 3 years of experience in management consulting and has completed several assignments related to ETC, fuel card and other fleet services including a survey of the European market of... Read More →
avatar for Eirini Kastrouni

Eirini Kastrouni

Research Associate, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland, Transportation Consultant, Denco Transport Engineers Ltd.
Dr. Eirini Kastrouni is a Transportation Consultant with Denco Transport Engineers (Athens, Greece) and a Research Associate in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park (United States). Her expertise lies in the areas of transportation economics... Read More →
avatar for Benoit Rossi

Benoit Rossi

Director Business Development & Marketing, EMOVIS
Benoît is a multi-stakeholder engagement practitioner with over 20 year international work experience of building key relationships and shaping strategic alliances between Business and Government in the transportation sector. He spent over 10 years in the Asia Pacific region (Singapore... Read More →
avatar for Nina Elter

Nina Elter

Vice President, Global Market Development, EROAD
Nina leads EROAD’s Global Market Development team and is responsible for finding and evaluating new opportunities on the global landscape. She joined EROAD in 2012 and has more than 20 years of experience working within the technology, trucking, tolling and fuel card sectors globally... Read More →


Tuesday October 1, 2019 3:45pm - 5:15pm BST
 
Wednesday, October 2
 

9:00am BST

Training Workshop 1: Safer Roadsides
Attendees will be introduced to the global best practices for roadside safety, and they will be taught the importance of site specific data to determine the most appropriate product for a particular application as well as the requirements to maintain this asset to specified performance criteria. They also will become familiarized with the roadside design guidelines, as well as the performance testing criteria being utilized in Europe to allow them to make informed choices.

Speakers
avatar for Michael G. Dreznes

Michael G. Dreznes

Executive Vice President, International Road Federation
Michael G. Dreznes assumed his current position of Executive Vice-President of the International Road Federation (IRF) in February of 2012.Prior to accepting his position at IRF, Dreznes was Vice-President of Barrier Systems Inc. for four years. Dreznes served as the Deputy Director... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2019 9:00am - 12:30pm BST

9:00am BST

Training Workshop 2: Highway Project Procurement
Public procurement is a powerful tool that can be leveraged to deliver long term value for money, promote innovation and sustainability, and directly benefit the host country through skills partnerships and technology transfer programs. This workshop is designed to meet the educational needs of government officials in charge of surface transportation procurements and contracts. Attendees will be exposed to multiple illustrations good practices as well as different procurement instruments.

Speakers
avatar for Jaap de Koning

Jaap de Koning

Chair of Internal Market Committee, European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Association
Educated as an Economist and Constructional Engineer, Jaap de Koning has a 25-year experience in the field of tendering, contracting and project management in the infrastructure and construction industry. He is head of the group Contracting and Procurement and also manager of the... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2019 9:00am - 12:30pm BST

1:00pm BST

Field visit to Bar-Boljare highway project
Wednesday October 2, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm BST
 

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