Conference 2010

 

International conference
Role of logistics on the way Asia-Europe

 


 

 

 

In January 29 in Almaty (Kazakhstan) there took place an international conference Role of logistics on the way Asia-Europe which was one of the first events in Kazakhstan that successfully started the chairmanship of Kazakhstan in OSCE (The organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe).

In this way the Vice Minister of the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Kazakhstan Azat Bekturov described this event in OSCE 18th forum of economics and environment that took place in Vienna (Austria) in February 1-2.  

The organizers of the conference in Alamty were: international business magazine JURA MOPE SEA and a group of Lithuanian and Kazakhstan logistics companies TL NIKA Group.

The conference took place under the patronage of the Ministry of Transport and Communications and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania and Kazakhstan.


The priorities of Lithuania and Kazakhstan – transport policy
Since the 1st of January 2010 Kazakhstan started the chairmanship in the organization for security and cooperation of Europe (OSCE) – the biggest regional organization connecting 56 countries of Europe, North America and Asia. Kazakhstan undertook the chairmanship in OSCE from Greece and Kazakhstan will pass the chairmanship in this organization to Lithuania next year.   

Kazakhstan and Lithuania agreed that during the years of chairmanship both countries transport and transit development will be the priority development directions.

This period coincides with the state program of Kazakhstan Road to Europe which was commenced in 2009 and will be completed in 2011.

The above conference on logistics became an important step for the constructive dialogue among the states, businesses, science and policy on transport and transit development in Eurasian environment.

More than two hundred transport, logistics business and politics professionals took part in the conference.

The participants of the conference were greeted and the reports were made by the Minister of Transport and Communications of Lithuania Eligijus Masiulis, Vice Minister of Transport and Communications of Kazakhstan Azat Bekturov, Vice Minister of Economy of Lithuania Arnoldas Burkovskis, Vice Minister of Industry and Trade of Kazakhstan Yerkhat Iskaliev, the chairman of Economic and Ecological Board under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan  Maksim Solin, State Secretary of the Ministry of Transport of Russia, Deputy Minister Sergej Aristov, Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania in Kazakhstan Romualdas Kozyrovicius, Ambassador for extraordinary tasks of Lithuania, special representative of Kazakhstan in OSCE on transport and transit Vytautas Nauduzas, Adviser to the Prime Minister of Lithuania Algirdas Sakalys, Director General of Kazakhstan road carriers` association (KazATO) Teodor Kaplan, expert of International Road Union (IRU) Dmitrij Larionov, Head of a group of logistics companies of Lithuania and Kazakhstan TL NIKA Group Vytautas Varasimavicius,  Deputy Director General of  AB Lietuvos gelezinkeliai, (Lithuanian Railwys) Albertas Simėnas, Director of cargo transportation and marketing of Kazachstan Temir Zoly  Arman Sultanov,  Director General of Klaipeda State Seaport Authority Eugenijus Gentvilas, Director of logistics company VPA Logistics Zilvinas Zilinskas, Director of the company with headquarters in Hong Kong MPower associates Mark Millar and others.

Special representative of Kazakhstan in OSCE, Ambassador for extraordinary tasks of Lithuania Vytautas Nauduzas, Professor of Kazakhstan University Adil Dzunusov and logistics expert Mark Millar chaired the sessions of the conference.   

During the conference there took place bilateral meetings of the Minister of Transport and Communications of Lithuania and the Vice Minister of Transport and Communications of Kazakhstan.

E. Masiulis met the representatives of the airlines of Kazakhstan Air Astana and they expressed the wish to look for cooperation possibilities.


Objective – to hear and summarize the ideas of professionals

„The objective of our conference is to consolidate professionals in order the discussion on transport, transit and logistics took place in professional level and the professional language. We anticipate that the ideas of professionals were reflected in the resolution which would be submitted for the decision-making institutions of the states that participated there.

We will talk at the conference not only about transport and logistics problems of separate states.  

Since the 1st of January this year Kazakhstan is chairing OSCE. One of the strategic priorities during the chairmanship of Kazakhstan is transport and transit. Next year undertaking the chairmanship Lithuania is going to continue this strategic line.  

During two years both countries will have to discuss and solve not only the national but also Eurasian transport policy matters“,- said the Publisher of international business magazine JURA MOPE SEA Zita Tallat-Kelpsaitė, opening the conference.

 


 

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