Internationales Forum «Road 2011» Bericht

The second international exhibition-forum «Road» took place at the International Exhibition Center «Crocus Expo» from the 12th till the 15th of October. The blueprint of the exhibition program was developed with the support of the Ministry of Transportation of the Russian Federation together with the Federal Road Agency «Rosavtodor», as well as structural organizations: Public Corporation «State Transport Leasing Company» (STLC), Russian Association of Auto Roads Territorial Authorities (RAARTA), Association of Road Design and Survey Organizations (ARDSO) and Moscow State Auto-Road Technical University (MSARTU).

During the first exhibition day, a grand opening ceremony took place where following participants gave speeches: Russian Federation Vice-Minister of Transport Oleg Belozerov, Moscow Oblast Government Vice Chairman and Moscow Oblast Transport Minister Piotr Katsyv, the Head of the Federal Road Agency (FRA) «Rosavtodor» Anatoliy Chabunin, the Head of the Federal Highway Administration (USA) Victor Mendez and Deputy General Director of “Crocus” LLC Arkadiy Zlotnikov.

During the opening ceremony the parting wishes were said, the wishes for the exhibition’s and the whole sphere’s active work and congratulations on the occasion of the coming Day of the Road Management.

During the press-conference Victor Mendez and Anatoliy Chabunin talked about the present day state of roads, the sector development plans, the establishment of the infrastructure bank. The Head of the Federal Highway Agency of the USA Mr. Mendez showed his interest in the future cooperation, shared his country’s experience and talked about similar problems and possible ways to solve them. According to Mr. Mendez the job of the heads of road management companies is supposed to ensure safety of the whole transportation system, to increase the number of workers in the given sector, to increase the whole economy’s growth because of the sector. He finished his speech with a wish for a further cooperation.

Anatoliy Chabunin identified main approaches in a future policy, highlighted key points in the program of 2014, which is mainly designed to improve the ecological factor, to update the fleet, to build toll roads and to qualitatively repair the existing roads, and also to improve the work of public transportation.

During the «Road» exhibition the «STiM» stand was visited by our regular clients, partners, who are interested in the future cooperation with our company, and by members of the media. The participation in the «Road» exhibition turned out very fruitful for our company, positive impressions and bright memories remained.

We would like to express our gratitude to the organizers of the exhibition «Road 2011» and to join in congratulations on the occasion of the Road Management Day!