Building a New
Economic
Corridor
The milestone international two-day event of the Rail Baltica project in 2017 on Rail Baltica economic potential, procurement regulation and organization, as well as facilitation of suppliers' networking. It will bring together top executives and decision makers, rail, logistics and economics professionals, influential politicians and institutions as well as potential suppliers for the project from across Europe.
Watch the video stream from both Forum days!
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“Rail Baltica project provides opportunities that must be seen today, to be able to use them tomorrow. It is a unique, large-scale and complex trans-national infrastructure project to form the new economic corridor, which will closely connect the North East of Europe with the rest of the Union. Hope to see you in Riga in April! We can bring the best ideas, practice and solutions together to link nations, people, and places.”

Baiba Rubesa, CEO of RB Rail AS

Speakers

Māris Kučinskis Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia

Māris Kučinskis is Prime Minister of Latvia since 11 February 2016. Previously he was the Member of the 12th Saeima, where he was the Chairman of Sustainable Development Commission. He has took the position of Minister for Regional Development and Local Governments and was a Member of the 11th, 10th, 9th and 8th Saeima. Māris Kučinskis has also served as Executive Director of Latvian Large Cities Association and was Chairman of Valmiera District Council and City Council.
Māris Kučinskis has graduated the Department of Management and Economic Information in University of Latvia.

View the welcoming address at the Rail Baltica Global Forum 2017 here.

Kadri Simson Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure, Republic of Estonia

Kadri Simson is the Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure of the Republic of Estonia from 23 November 2016. She is a member of the Estonian Centre Party. Previously Kadri Simson was a member of the 11th, 12th, and 13th Riigikogu, the Chairman of the Estonian Centre Party faction, and the Deputy Chairman of the National Defence Committee. In 2013, Kadri Simson was elected in Pärnu City Council and in 2009, she was elected as a member of Tallinn City Council. Kadri Simson also took the position of the Secretary-General of the Estonian Centre Party, served as the Research Assistant of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, the Advisor to the Mayor of Tallinn and the Advisor of Tallinn City Council, as well as the Consultant of the European Documentation Centre of the University of Tartu. Kadri Simson has acquired a degree in History at the University of Tartu and a Master’s degree in Political Science from University College London.

Māris Kučinskis

Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia

Māris Kučinskis is Prime Minister of Latvia since 11 February 2016. Previously he was the Member of the 12th Saeima, where he was the Chairman of Sustainable Development Commission. He has took the position of Minister for Regional Development and Local Governments and was a Member of the 11th, 10th, 9th and 8th Saeima. Māris Kučinskis has also served as Executive Director of Latvian Large Cities Association and was Chairman of Valmiera District Council and City Council.
Māris Kučinskis has graduated the Department of Management and Economic Information in University of Latvia.

View the welcoming address at the Rail Baltica Global Forum 2017 here.

Uldis Augulis Minister of Transport, Republic of Latvia

Uldis Augulis was appointed as the Minister of Transport of Latvia on February 11, 2016. Before, Augulis held the post of Minister for Welfare and was a Member of the 12th, 11th, 10th and 9th term in the national parliament (Saeima). Previously Minister Augulis was a Chairman of the Central Land Commission, Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Welfare and the Ministry of Agriculture, as well as held other leading positions in public and private organizations. Uldis Augulis has graduated University of Latvia, Finance Management Faculty

View the speech (in Latvian) at the Rail Baltica Global Forum 2017 here.

Rokas Masiulis Minister of Transport and Communications, Republic of Lithuania

Rokas Masiulis was appointed as Minister of Transport and Communications of Lithuania in 2016. Previously, Rokas Masiulis served as Minister of Energy.
Before joining the Government he served as CEO and later also as a member of the Board of Directors at the state-controlled oil terminal operator, SE Klaipėdos Nafta. During his term as CEO of Klaipėdos Nafta, Rokas Masiulis was in charge of the implementation of LNG terminal project. LNG terminal has started its operation in December 2014. He was also CEO of Lithuania‘s natural gas trading company LITGAS and Director of Business Development as well as Finance of LEO LT, an electricity holding company. For 14 years Rokas Masiulis held a number of senior positions at Energy practices of “Arthur Andersen” and “Ernst & Young“. His regional focus covered Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Belarus, Russia, and Kazakhstan. Minister Masiulis holds a degree in International Relations and Political Science as well as Master’s degree in Economics from Vilnius University.

Andrzej Bittel Undersecretary of State of Ministry of Infrastructure and Construction, Republic of Poland

Andrzej Bittel is responsible for railways in the Ministry of Infrastructure and Construction of Poland.
He graduated from Faculty of Law and Administration at Warsaw University (MA). He also completed postgraduate studies in management in public administration at Kozminski University and Postgraduate Study of European Self-Government Law in Polish Academy of Sciences
Career history: In 2006, Andrzej Bittel served as mayor of Wawer district of Capital City of Warsaw. In 2007-2010 he was an officer of the Central Anticorruption Bureau. He was deputy mayor of two Warsaw districts: Ursynów (2010-2013) and Targówek district (2013-2014). In 2015 he became head of the Department of Infrastructure and Environmental Protection at the County Office in Pruszków.

Herald Ruijters Director for Investment, Innovative and Sustainable Transport, DG MOVE, EU Commission

Since 1 February 2017, Herald Ruijters is the Director responsible for Directorate B - Investment, Innovative & Sustainable Transport in DG Mobility and Transport, while at the same time continuing as Head of Unit responsible for the Trans European Network (TEN-T). He assumed the role of Head of Unit in 2009 and has been directly involved in developing the TEN-T Guidelines.
He was previously working in the same DG from 2005 to 2009, in order to promote the implementation of TEN-T projects in cooperation with the European Coordinators, and for the development of road safety policy, from 1997 to 2005. Before coming to the Commission he held various positions in The Netherlands related to transport.
Herald Ruijters holds degrees from Nijmegen and Amsterdam Universities in both French literature and European Studies, and was post-graduated at the Centre Européen Universitaire in Nancy, in European Law, and in Business Studies at the University in Leuven.

Catherine Trautmann The European Coordinator, the North Sea-Baltic TEN-T Corridor

Catherine Trautmann has been acting as the European Coordinator for the North Sea-Baltic TEN-T Corridor since 29 October 2014. Born in Strasbourg, France, she became active in local and national politics in the early 1980s. She was elected Mayor of Strasbourg in 1989-1997 and subsequently became Minister for Culture and Communications in 1997-2000. She served as Member of the European Parliament in the years 1989-1997 and again in 2004-2014 as President of the French Socialist Delegation in the European Parliament.

Edvīns Bērziņš Chairman of the Supervisory Board, RB Rail AS

Edvīns Bērziņš has MA in Law and MBA degree of the Norwegian–Latvian Professional Master Programme "Innovations and Entrepreneurship" (Riga Technical University, RTU). In 2016, he has graduated the Professional Board Member Education Program at the Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance (BICG).
He has been Head of International Relations Department in the Police Academy of Latvia, has worked as Legal Consultant at "Lattelecom" ltd., Head of Legal Department in "Latvijas kuģniecība AS", has been Member of the Board at "Latvijas kuģniecība AS". Since 2011, he is a member of the Board at "Latvijas dzelzceļš" VAS. During 2015, Mr. Bērziņš took the position of Interim CEO of the joint venture "RB Rail AS" (project Rail Baltica) and now holds the position of the Chairman of the Supervisory Board at "RB Rail AS". Since 2016, he acts as Chairman of the Board at SJSC Latvijas dzelzceļš.
He is also Vice-President of the Employers' Confederation of Latvia (LDDK), Presidium Member at the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Member of the RTU Advisory Board, Council Member of the LCCI, Chairman of Latvia-Belarus and Latvia-Kazakhstan Councils of Business Cooperation, as well as Member of the Councillors’ Convent and Member of Law Faculty Dome at Turiba University.

Baiba A. Rubesa CEO and Chairperson of the Management Board, RB Rail AS

Baiba A. Rubesa is an experienced international manager in a range of business areas: oil and gas, retail, automotive and telecommunications. She has lived and worked in Canada, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkmenistan and Norway.
Since October 2015 Rubesa is Chairperson of the Management Board and CEO of RB Rail AS. In January 2017 she was appointed a Supervisory Board member to Latvia’s largest company, Latvenergo. Prior to that she worked as a consultant and new business developer in her own company, RFactor Sia, and served as a Supervisory Board member for Citadeles banka. She has also driven a business agenda as the global Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility for Statoil ASA, Government and Public Affairs & HSE director for Statoil in the Caspian region, Managing Director for Latvija Statoil SIA and Marketing Director, Statoil Baltic States.
Rubesa has served as a Supervisory Board member, DNB NORD banka, Chaired the Foreign Investors Council in Latvia, been a Vice President of the Latvian Chamber of Commerce in Latvia. Currently she serves on the Supervisory Board of the think tank “Providus” and in the foundation Kokneses Fonds to support the development of the Memorial Site “Likteņdārzs”.
Rubesa was educated in Toronto, Canada at York University and Shaw colleges

View the presentation “Rail Baltica – a new economic corridor” here.

Dainius Budrys Director, Rail Baltica statyba; Member of Supervisory Board, RB Rail AS

Dainius Budrys has more than 15 years of experience working in public and private sectors. Since 2001 he worked on executive level in different capacities – Head of Commercial operations (JSC “Avec Lit”), Director of Supermarkets (JSC “RIMI Lietuva”), Director and owner (JSC “Audivision”). In 2008 Dainius was elected as a member of the Parliament (Seimas) of the Republic of Lithuania and was also appointed as the Chair of the Committee on Economics.
His involvement with the Rail Baltica project began in 2014 when he was appointed as the director of “Lithuanian Railways” subsidiary company “Rail Baltica statyba”, the Lithuanian shareholding company of the joint venture “RB Rail AS”.
Dainius has BA in Economics and MA in Business management (both at the University of Klaipėda).

Dins Merirands Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of Transport of Latvia; Member of Board, Eiropas Dzelzceļa Līnijas

Dins Merirands began his professional career at the Energy Department of the Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Latvia in 2001. During his employment there he worked as a Head of Electricity and Gas Market Unit, Deputy Director of Energy Department, dealing with issues related to legal framework of energy markets, international cooperation and energy security and as a Director of Energy Department. In 2013 he was transferred to the position of a deputy state secretary of the Ministry of Transport in charge of railway, aviation and road transport sector, as well as transport and communications security.
Dins Merirands has an academic master’s degree in legal science, as well as an interdisciplinary Master’s degree in Baltic Sea region issues.

Jakub Kapturzak Deputy Director of Department of Railway Transport, Ministry of Infrastructure and Construction of Republic of Poland

Jakub Kapturzak have graduated the Faculty of Law from Adam Mickiewicz University and attended National School of Public Administration in Warsaw. Since 2004 he have worked in Ministry of Finance, first as Senior Expert then as Head of Unit. In Ministry of Finance he was engaged in financing the transport sector. Since 2010 Jakub Kapturzak is Deputy Director of Railway Department responsible among others for international affairs and passenger service, however in 2014-2016 he was a Managing Director of North Sea - Baltic Rail Freight Corridor.

Emile Quinet Associate Member, Ecole des Ponts – ParisTech, France

Emile Quinet is both an academic scholar, author of about 20 books and 300 articles, communications and research reports, and an international expert in transport, public economics and management of public and semi-public organizations. He participated in many consultancies on project assessment, feasibility studies and strategic master plans as well as recommendations on productivity studies and regulation procedures of public undertakings, both for specific countries and for international organizations (especially in France, Algeria, India, Italy, the UK, and for UNO, OECD, the World Bank). He recently achieved a report to the French Government on “Cost benefit assessment of public investment in France” (Paris, Commissariat Général à la Stratégie et à la Prospective), which was implemented in official guidelines.

Jorma Härkönen Director of LIMOWA Logistics Centre Cluster, Finland

Jorma Härkönen, M.Sc (econ), has a long business experience of logistics and international trade both in logistics and paper industry, both in Finland and the UK. For about 10 years Härkönen has been leading LIMOWA Association which is Finnish neutral, nationwide logistics development cluster. LIMOWA is focused especially in logistics nodal points, intermodal connections and transport corridors. LIMOWA is also very much involved with the technological development of intralogistics sector. Härkönen is a member of Finland’s Central Chamber of Commerce Transport committee. He was also awarded a Logistician of the Year prize this year by Finland’s Logistics Association.

Dominique Deau Retired railway expert, former Development Director of NExTEO SNCF Réseau and SNCF Mobilités, France

Dominique Deau is a railwayman, having mainly a background in railway operation and economic assessment. From 2010 to January 2017 he has been in charge of NExTEO project whose main objective is to improve line capacity and journey times in Paris suburban area. Previously he has been head of Atlantic TGV business unit, then head of SNCF investment department. From 1994 to 1999 Dominique Deau joined the CTRL project in London (Channel Tunnel Rail Link), dealing mainly with performances - journey time, capacity, station track layout. He was also given the responsibility for the economic assessment of several HSL (Paris – Lille, Paris – Brussels – Cologne / Amsterdam, London – Paris / Brussels) ; as well he performed abroad two 6 week assignments in South Korea and Taïwan. He started his career joining SNCF in 1978 in the South of France, then was station master in St Germain des Fossés, worked at Modane and in Paris South-East control centre. He has also worked in SNCF Research Department where he produced a computer program (RIHO) giving the fastest train timetable available from any station to any station in France in less than 5 seconds.

Philippe Citroën Director General, UNIFE

Philippe Citroën joined UNIFE in 2011 as Director General. He began his career as Transport Advisor at the French Permanent Representation to the EU and then became Member of the Cabinet of the French Transport Minister. In 1993 he became Manager and Chief of Staff at RATP Paris, and joined the SNCF as Strategy Director in 1999. Prior to assuming his position at UNIFE, he served for 8 years as CEO of Systra, one of the world’s leading public transport engineering companies.
Philippe Citroën is a graduate of Paris II University in Public Law, holds a Diploma from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) and also studied at the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), where he also lectured about Rail and Urban Transport.

Kristjan Kaunissaare Rail Baltic Estonia coordinator, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonia

Since 2016 Kristjan Kaunissaare is Rail Baltic coordinator in Ministry of Economics Affairs and Communication of Estonia. Previously since 2013 he has worked as Advisor to the CEO, development manager of tram services/deputy director of tram services department at Tallinna Linnatranspordi AS. Kristjan Kaunissaare gained experience working at Tallinn Transport Department as well in Estonian Railway Administration.

Raimonds Aronietis Policy Analyst, International Transport Forum at the OECD

Dr. Raimonds Aronietis is a Policy Analyst at the International Transport Forum at the OECD, where he contributes to transport research and policy analysis work. Previously he has worked as a senior researcher in the Department of Transport and Regional Economics at the University of Antwerp. In 2013 he defended his PhD on the topic of "Successful Development and Implementation of Transport Policy Innovations". His work experience includes Transport market analyst work in Road Transport Administration of Latvia. He graduated from Riga Technical University masters programme in logistics entrepreneurship and transport economy in 2004.

Normunds Krūmiņš Chairman of the Board, Latvian Logistics Association

Normunds Krūmiņš is the Chairman of the Board of Latvian Logistics Association from March, 2013. The main tasks of organization are lobbying, consultations and professional training in the logistics field. Normunds Krūmiņš has participated in several Government organized working groups (Customs, Taxation, Transport, Logistics) and did different studies in Logistics field (including Logistics Performance Index, Trade and Transport Facilitation in Baltic countries e.t.c.). Previously he was Partner and CEO in the container and intermodal transportation company INTERMODAL Ltd, Partner and Consultant in Logistikas partneri Ltd. Normunds Krūmiņš has wide experience in international logistics projects.
He holds the Bachelor degree in economic science from Riga Technical University and gives lectures in the field of logistics. He is Certified European Logistics specialist, Customs clearance specialist and Certified quality manager.

Nauris Kļava Partner, Ernst & Young Baltic Ltd

Nauris Kļava joined EY Latvia in 2002 and since 2016 he is a Partner in EY Latvia Advisory Services department with a wide range of experience in banking and financial services, utilities and transportation. His main areas of specialization are feasibility evaluation; cost benefit analysis; development of strategic (policy) documents; preparation of feasibility studies; risk management consultations and business process analysis. Nauris Kļava has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from University of Latvia and Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Economics from Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. He is also a Member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a Prince2 registered Project Management Practitioner.

View the presentation “The Rail Baltica Global Project Cost-Benefit Analysis” here.

Oskars Redbergs Architect, educator and curator, PhD cand. of Brandenburgische Technische Universität, Germany

Oskars Redbergs' main research focus is on the transformation of urban landscape in Northern European cities. He is guest lecturer at Aalto University and Tallinn University of Technology, Member of the board of the Latvian Architectural Association and a co-founder of the Hilbig Institute Riga. Head of the Rail Baltica Urban Impacts project.

Emils Rode Senior expert, Live Baltic Campus project

Emils Rode is a specialist in strategy, design, and innovation who has consulted businesses, government agencies and ministries, municipalities and universities.

Emils Rode received MBA degree from Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta, USA as a Fulbright Scholar. His work experience includes a period as a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group.
In recent years he has been working on a series of projects financed by the EU Interreg programme, aimed at cooperation and joint planning among Baltic Sea nations, such as LogOn Baltic, Basaar, Expat, Live Baltic, Culturability BSR, EmpInno, etc.
Emils Rode is a senior expert at Live Baltic Campus project, of which he was one of the initiators. This project, running from 2015 to 2017, is about jointly developing best practice in planning university campuses as hubs of knowledge in Sweden, Finland, Estonia, and Latvia.

Arnis B. Kākulis Director of the Baltic Region, AECOM

Since 2007, Arnis Kākulis has served as the Director of the Baltic Region for AECOM. His focus is to direct complex project engagements with various business sector clients specifically in strategic planning and design management. He is also currently the AECOM Transportation business line leader in the Baltics. His clients have included Ministry of Transportation of the Republic of Latvia, Ministry of Transport and Communication of the Republic of Lithuania, Estonian Technical Surveillance Authority, Barclays Bank PLC, Microsoft Corporation, Pfizer, TK Development, Kempinski, Towers Construction Management, and AFI Europe.
His daily activities include strategic planning & advisory consulting, process design, program/project management, stakeholder relations, design & construction.
Arnis Kākulis earned both his Master of Architecture and Master in Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning. He received his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as well. His skills in facilitation, strategic planning, programming and process design provide the requisite background to assist and enable clients to make informed decisions about their real estate and infrastructure assets.

Kaspars Rokens RB Rail AS

Kaspars Rokens is experienced manager in power distribution and generation, retail, building automation and industrial applications’ business. Since 1994 he has served in multinational technical trading companies as sales teams’ and organizations’ manager.
Last 5 years he has been Country Manager for Latvia and President and CEO for Baltic Countries at Schneider Electric. Main customers have been contracting companies, which have taken part in construction of Latvian State Library, Great Amber in Latvia, IX Corridor electrification of railways in Lithuania, Estonian National Museum in Tartu and many more.
As of December 2015, Kaspars Rokens is also a board member at Latvian Association of Power Engineers and Energy Constructors, LEEA.
He holds Master’s Degree in thermal engineering from Riga Technical University and Executive MBA degree from Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (SSE Riga).

Agnis Driksna Director of Development and Cooperation Department, Eiropas dzelzceļa līnijas

Since 2016 Agnis Driksna is working at “European Railway Lines” in position of Director of Development and cooperation department. Since 2014, he had been the Rail Baltic Project Manager of the Ministry of Transport responsible for international cooperation. He prepared the first funding applications to the EU and represented Latvia in the joint projects of the Baltic States and the EU.
Previously, Agnis Driksna has worked in the Ministry of Economics of Latvia as Deputy Director of European Union cooperation department and Head of EU law division. He was also Legal consultant in Competition council of Latvia.
Agnis Driksna has MBA degree in Business and law in European Union from Rigas Stradiņa university, as well as Master's degree in European Union and international law from Concordia International University Estonia.

Kaido Zimmermann Planning and Implementation Manager, RB Rail AS

Kaido Zimmermann is responsible for RB Rail’s planning and implementation activities of the Rail Baltica Global Project. Previously he has gained experience in railway and legal consultation services, leading the consultancy company Zimmermann IB. Kaido Zimmermann has also served as Railway Logistics Director in Port of Sillamäe in Estonia, was Chief Engineer of Latvian Railways and Chairman of the Board-Managing Director of Estonian Railways. He was also Lecturer of Railway Construction in Tallinn University of Technology.
Kaido Zimmermann holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering from Tallinn University of Technology.

Kaspars Briškens Business Development Manager, RB Rail AS

Kaspars Briškens has been involved with the Rail Baltica project for more than 10 years, initially as a diplomat in the Latvian Foreign Service and later as staff advisor to two Latvian transport ministers, as well as Supervisory Board Member of the Rail Baltica joint venture (RB Rail), since its establishment in October 2014. As of November 2016, Kaspars Briškens is RB Rail’s Business Development Manager responsible for commercialization and business development activities of the Rail Baltica Global Project. Kaspars holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from Stockholm University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Economics from Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (SSE Riga). He is a transport and logistics industry professional with a keen interest in transport economics, intermodal logistics, supply chain development and aviation. He also serves as Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Air Baltic Corporation.

SUPPLIERS' NETWORKING

The Industry Suppliers' Day - a platform for building cooperation bridges

LIST OF SUPPLIERS

Take the advantage to find and network with other companies which could be of interest to you.

A Ā B C Č D E Ē F G Ģ H I Ī J K Ķ L Ļ M N Ņ O P Q R S Š T U Ū V W X Y Z Ž
If you want to receive the full list of Supplier day participants and their contacts please note it during registration for DAY 2. The list will be shared only with those who had given permission to include their contacts in it.

A.C.B AS
Construction

Aarsleff Rail
Construction

ABB SIA
Energetics

ABB Switzerland
Manufacturing, production industry

ACCIONA Infarstructuras S.A.
Construction

Acte Rail
Construction

AECOM
Architecture and design

ALPA Centrums
Transportation, logistics and storage

Alstom
Other

Alstom Transport SA
Manufacturing, production industry

ALVORA UAB
Construction

AMPLEXOR Latvia
Other

Ardanuy Ingenieria S.A.
Architecture and design

Assecor Baltic SIA
IT and communications

Accommodation possibilities

Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel situated in the centre of Riga is offering special discount rate for conference participants. Access the offer HERE by using special code RBGF17 during the booking.

RADISSON BLU LATVIJA CONFERENCE & SPA HOTEL, RIGA
Elizabetes 55
LV-1010 Riga, Latvia
Tel: +371 677 72222
Fax: +371 677 72221
info.latvija.riga@radissonblu.com

HOTEL RESERVATIONS
Tel: +371 6777 2345
Fax: +371 6777 2332
latvia.sales@radissonblu.com

Riga offers many lovely accommodation possibilities that you can find on booking.com.

Directions from Riga International Airport:

  • By car (10 km – 15-20 minutes): directions can be found here.
  • By public transport (30 to 45 minutes): the closest bus stops to the hotel are Esplanāde (2 min. walk) and Elizabetes iela (5 min. walk).

From the airport (bus stop Lidosta Riga), minibus 241 is direct to Esplanāde. On Sundays, frequency is between two and three buses an hour (timetable can be found here).

Another option is to take bus 22 towards Abrenes iela (also from bus stop Lidosta Riga) and stop at RMR (ride 10 minutes). At RMR, take bus 53 towards Esplanāde and stop at Esplanāde (ride 20 minutes).
More information on public transport options from the airport can be found here.

Directions from Riga Train Station (Centrālā Stacija)

The train station is a short 15 minute walk from the Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel.

Directions can be found here.

Parking opportunities

We recommend to park your car near the Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel:

  • Europark, 44 Brīvības street: directions and prices can be found here.
  • Europark, 55 Elizabetes street: directions and prices can be found here.

Visa applications

If you need an invitation for a Visa, please point it out during the registration for the conference. In order to obtain a Visa please follow the instructions on General information about obtaining Visas in Latvia. The organizers undertake to inform the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia on the potential participants of the Forum who needs to have a visa to go to the Republic of Latvia. The sole responsibility in obtaining the Visa is up to the applicant.

Working language

Day 1 - English, Latvian, Polish with simultaneous translation
Day 2 - English

Registration form

Registration closing date April 9, 2017

This is a registration form for Rail Baltica Global Forum 2017. Registration is open till April 9, 2017. To register for Day 1, please use the unique registration code you have received together with the invitation to the event.
To register for Day 2, click to open and fill out the event registration form and wait for the confirmation e-mail. Your registration is approved only when you receive confirmation e-mail from the organizer.

Thank you!

If you are interested to participate in Day 2, please register for it in addition here.

Registration closing date April 9, 2017

Please take into account that your registration is approved only when you receive a confirmation e-mail from the organizer.

There is a big interest of suppliers to participate in this day. Don't hesitate to register as soon as possible. In order to serve the interest of all, we will confirm registration for a maximum of three persons from one company. All other participation will be under the consideration depending on the available space.

A couple of days before the event, the potential suppliers registering for DAY 2 “Industry Supplier’s Day” have a possibility to receive the List of contacts of all suppliers attending the event for better networking possibilities. To receive the List you have to share your contacts as well.

During DAY 2 supplier's are also offered to:

  • attend special Suppliers' Meeting point for future partnerships and contact building;
  • participate in the Suppliers' Meeting point with your info stand following the principle of first-come, first-served as there is a limited number of spaces available. If you are interested in placing your info stand, please indicate it in the registration form by first reading the instruction. Registration closed. The limit has been reached.
  • special on-the-spot visit to the site – Riga Central Railway Station. Detailed information about the technicalities of the visit will be sent to interested suppliers directly by e-mail. Registration closed. The limit has been reached.

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The Forum is organised by RB Rail, a joint venture of three Baltic States, and supported by the project’s national implementing bodies in the three countries – Rail Baltic Estonia OÜ, SIA Eiropas Dzelzceļa līnijas, and UAB Rail Baltica Statyba. All cooperation partners are responsible for the implementation of Rail Baltica – the largest railroad infrastructure project - to be constructed - in the Baltic countries in the last 100 years. Rail Baltica will form a new economic corridor, which will closely connect the North East of the Europe with the rest of the European Union.

The sole responsibility of this publication lies with the author. The European Union is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.