|MINISTERIAL KEYNOTE SPEECHES|
|PDF H. E. Mr. Maksim SOKOLOV, Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation|
|PDF H. E. Mr. Omar Hamidou TCHIANA, Minister of State of the Republic of Niger, Minister of Transport|
|PANEL 1: GOVERNMENTAL PANEL DISCUSSION - INLAND WATER TRANSPORT OF TODAY AND TOMORROW|
|PDF Mr. HOANG Hong Giang, Director General of Inland Water Transportation Department of Vietnam|
|PDF Ms. Monika Niemiec-Butryn, Director of the Department of Inland Navigation, Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation of Poland|
|PANEL 2: ADDRESSING CHALLENGES ON INLAND WATER TRANSPORT THROUGH REGIONAL INTEGRATIONS AND IN DIFFERENT RIVER BASINS|
|PDF Mr. Matthew BALDWIN, Deputy Director General, Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport, European Commission|
|PDF Mr. Maksim ASAUL, Deputy Director, Department of Transport and Infrastructure, Eurasian Economic Commission|
|PDF Mr. Francis ZACHARIAE, Secretary-General, the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities|
|PDF Mrs. Theresia HACKSTEINER, General Secretary, European Barge Union, IVR|
|PDF Mr. Alexey KLYAVIN, President, Russian Chamber of Shipping|
A half-day High-Level Conference on Inland Water Transport took place on 22 February. Ministers of countries with major navigable inland waterways from the UNECE region and beyond, regional integration organizations, river commissions and other key stakeholders shared their vision for the future development of Inland Water Transport.
This was an opportunity to exchange views on key issues affecting Inland Water Transport in the 21st Century as well as where the main opportunities lie for a crucial transport sector considering the contribution that inland waterways can make to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda.