The International Conference on Transport and Logistics was held traditionally on the Black Sea Riviera

On September 18-19, the 22nd International Conference on Transport and Logistics “Development of the Ukrainian Transport System: Challenges and Prospects” was traditionally held in Odessa. Yaroslav Romanchuk, the President of the Association of Ukrainian Business in Poland, Managing Partner of the EUCON Legal Group, took part in the conference as an expert.

 By tradition, the Event brought together officials, political and public figures, leading experts, analysts and profile experts, business community representatives who, during sections, panel discussions and presentations, discussed prospects for the development of the transport industry and logistics in Ukraine, projects for expanding and upgrading international transport shortcuts, etc. Participants did not lose sight of the problematic issues, using the event as a successful platform to find ways to effectively achieve their goals. The thematic diversity of the program was driven by the focus, namely, on aspects of strategic planning, restructuring of governing bodies, innovation, optimization of mechanisms and processes.

During the first day of the conference, a panel discussion “Transport Dialogue Ukraine-Poland” moderated by Yaroslav Romanchuk. Among participants in the discussion there were also Michal Graban – Chief Specialist of the Department for Economic Development of the Pomeranian Voivodeship, and Iryna Kucheruk – Deputy Head of the Department for International Cooperation and Public Procurement of the State Highway Agency of Ukraine „Ukravtodor”.

Thus, experts discussed the role of Ukraine and the Black Sea region in the logistical priorities of the Pomeranian region, the potential of transport corridors linking Poland (Go Highway, Via Carpatia), as well as freight flows between Pomeranian and Ukrainian ports (e.g., the Odessa-Gdansk container train). Experts stressed the importance of the meaning and pace of port development in Odessa and Gdansk, the issue of transport communication between two countries by sea routes, the simplification and increase of freight traffic, and the state of implementation of the Go Highway and Via Carpatia projects.

The conference “Development of the Ukrainian Transport System: Challenges and Prospects” was also attended by: Dmytro Petrenko – Head of the State Service for Maritime and River Transport of Ukraine; Volodymyr Shulmeyster – Director of the “Infrastructure of the Future” program of the Analytic Centre “Ukrainian Institute of the Future”; Jacek Pekhota – the President of the Polish-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and others.