02 February 17

Coming to Piacenza on 15 and 16 February: “Bilog – Logistics and Maritime Forum”

1A two-day event focusing on EU transport policies, with the participation of the EU’s coordinator of the Motorways of the Sea.

The main proponents of European policies on transport and logistics will meet in Piacenza on 15 and 16 February for a debate that will encompass international guidelines, focusing on their application and effects in Italy. A wonderful opportunity to discuss maritime transport with leading representatives of the European Commission, key international players in the field of logistics and industry, and improve understanding of EU transport policy and related funding opportunities.

Attendance is free

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15 February

After an opening address by official agencies, and an introduction on the subject of the Motorways of the Sea presented by Brian Simpson (EU coordinator), will follow a panel discussion with insights on the TEN-T network corridors, plus funding opportunities for development of infrastructure and ICT systems to improve the efficiency of port/dry port connections. In the afternoon, technological innovation in green shipping will be explored, featuring the presentation of case studies and international projects to curb emissions, with a focus on the use of alternative fuels. Simultaneously, a by-registration only workshop titled “EU funds in support of your business and innovation in the transport and logistics sector” will take place (to receive an invitation contact bilog@circletouch.eu). The day will conclude with a session on sustainable logistics, not just as a slogan, but as a true goal of firms that have invested in this area by combining innovation, the environment and market needs.

16 February

The second day will start with a session on the role of logistics centres and intermodal platforms and their integration with the port nodes, followed by a discussion on the issue of viability of river-navigation as an alternative to transport by road or rail. In the afternoon, a session organized in collaboration with Fercargo, will produce a lively debate on the new plan for intermodal transport, investment on infrastructure and TEN-T networks at the service of logistics platforms and ports.

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See the list of speakers

For all sessions simultaneous interpretation through headphones will be provided. The two-day conference provides in addition to the thematic sessions, an exhibition area and networking opportunities to foster the search for customers and partners, representing the perfect stage for presenting services, projects and business opportunities.

The event is sponsored by the City of Piacenza and the Port Authority System of Eastern Ligurian Sea, with the patronage of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport; supporting sponsors: Rete Autostrade Mediterranee, HUPAC, Aitek, Piacenza Intermodal Terminal, IKEA, Piacenza Intermodale, Generali Properties, Binary System, Contship Italia Group, Containers Fidenza, Fondacion Valencia Port; with the partnership of Chamber of Commerce of Piacenza, FerCargo, Fresh Food Corridors, Gainn4Mos, GainN 4Ship Innovation, Confindustria Piacenza, ITL; sponsored by ANASPED, Uniontrasporti, SOS LOG, Federation of the Sea, Assologistica, Assoporti.

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Contact the organizer’s office: bilog@circletouch.eu – www.bilog.it

Source: The Medi Telegraph