Transport for a Global Economy
Challenges & Opportunities in the Downturn
The 2009 International Transport Forum, held 26-29 May in Leipzig, Germany, brought together more than 800 delegates from around the world, including Transport Ministers, industry leaders, and representatives of stakeholder groups, academia and civil society to discuss the impacts of the economic crisis on transport and the sector's role in recovery.  [read more]

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Keynote Speakers

Jacques ATTALI Ray LAHOOD Antonio TAJANI
Jacques Attali, President of PlaNet Finance Ray LaHood, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Antonio Tajani, Vice President, European Commission
Speech   -    Interview
(in French)
Speech Press Conference Speech  -  Interview
(in French)




Panel 1: Transport and the Downturn

Panel 1 Panel 1 More photos
   
Panel Outline  --   Conclusions Session 1    --   Conclusions Session 2   
Webcasts: Economic Impact Session | Social and Environmental Impacts Session





Panel 2:  Supply Chains and Gateways in Volatile Markets
  Etienne SCHOUPPE  
Panel 2 Etienne Schouppe, Belgian Secretary of State for Transport More photos
   
Panel Outline  --  Conclusions    --   Webcast





Panel 3:  Infrastructure: Public and Private Roles after the Credit Crunch
     
Panel 3 Panel 3 More photos
   
Panel Outline  --  Conclusions  --   Webcast





International Leaders' Roundtable - Moving the Agenda Forward
  Patrick DIXON, Moderator  
Panel Overview Patrick Dixon, Chairman of Global Change Ltd., UK, Moderator More photos
   
Panel Outline  --  Conclusions   --   Webcast: Session 1 | Session 2





Workshop 1: Intermodal Transport & Supply Chains
  Zoltan KAZATSAY, Chair  
Workshop Panel Zoltan Kazatsay, European Commission, Chair More photos
   
Background Documents   --  Workshop Conclusions  -  Russian   --   Webcast: Session 1 | Session 2





Workshop 2: Social Impacts of International Transport
  Maurice BERNADET, Chair  
Workshop Panel Maurice Bernadet, Laboratoire d'économie des transports, France, Chair More photos
   
Background Documents   --  Workshop Conclusions  -  Russian   --   Webcast: Session 1 | Session 2






Workshop 3: Strategic Transport Infrastructure Planning & Financing
  Lord MACDONALD, Chair  
Workshop Panel Lord Gus Macdonald More photos
   
Background Documents   --  Workshop Conclusions   -  Russian   --   Webcast: Session 1 | Session 2






Workshop 4: Ensuring a Secure Global Transport System
  Axel GOEHR, Chair  
Workshop Panel Axel Goehr, Chair More photos
   
Background Documents   --  Workshop Conclusions   -  Russian   --  Webcast: Session 1 | Session 2





Workshop 5: Environmental Impacts of International Transport
  Anthony VENABLES, Chair  
Workshop Panel Anthony Venables, Oxford University, Chair More photos
   
Background Documents   --  Workshop Conclusions   -  Russian   --  Webcast: Session 1 | Session 2





Modal Workshop: Gateway Airport Investment and Development of Airline Services
  Jeff SHANE, Chair  
Workshop Panel Jeff Shane, Hogan & Hartson LLP, Chair More photos
   
Background Documents   --  Workshop Conclusions  -  Russian   
Webcast: Views of Regulators | Views of Airports | Views of Airlines | Concluding Remarks and Discussion





IRU Workshop:  Road Transport: Promoting Global Trade, Travel and Development
  Umberto DE PRETTO, Chair  
Workshop Panel Umberto de Pretto, IRU, Chair More photos
   
Background Documents  --  Workshop Conclusions  - Russian  --  Webcast: Session 1 | Session 2





CER Workshop:  Railways in a Globalised World
  Klaus THELEN, Chair  
Workshop Panel Klaus Thelen, Chair More photos
   
 Workshop Outline and Conclusions   --   Webcast: Session 1 | Session 2





IMO/ICS Workshop:  International Shipping: Global Regulation for a Global Industry
  Tom LEANDER, Chair  
Workshop Panel Tom Leander, Lloyd's List, Chair More photos
   
Background Documents   --  ICS/IMO Workshop Conclusions   --   Webcast: Session 1 | Session 2





Awards
-- ITF Young Researcher Award
-- ITF-CLECAT-FIATA Prize for Innovation in Transport and Logistics along the Global Supply Chain
     
Jérôme VERNY & Jack SHORT  
Jérôme Verny, the Young Researcher Prize Winner and Jack Short, ITF Secretary General (back:) Binali Yildirim, Turkish Minister of Transport, Wolfgang Tiefensee, German Minister of Transport, Etienne Schouppe, Belgian Secretary of State for Transport, J-C Delen, Jack Short, Heiner Rogge, Ray LaHood, U.S. State Secretary of Transportation, Ron Widdows, (front:) Jérôme Verny, Ludovic Ménédème and Jim McAdam More photos
   
Read Jérôme Verny's paper: Container Shipping on the Northern Sea Route





Publications

 

Other Research Inputs