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February 2012
Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD
2012 Annual Summit
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will speak on how transport can help to drive economic growth at the Summit on "Seamless Transport: Making Connections", to be held on 2-4 May 2012 in Leipzig, Germany. Registration is now open and an early discount is available until 1 April.
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Advisory Board meeting
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Stakeholders help shape agenda for 2012 Summit on seamlessness
On 20 January, a stakeholder consultation with international organisations, industry associations and consumer organisations was held in Paris to share views on improving connectivity in transport. The Forum's Advisory Board, hosted by Germany's Federal Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Development, Peter Ramsauer, met in Berlin on 24 January. This high-level consultation with the private sector included a roundtable discussion with senior German business leaders.
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Workshop on Investment in Transport Infrastructure
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Designing a framework for transport investment statistics
Infrastructure investments are a key determinant of performance in the transport sector. However, the sector lacks standardised definitions and methods for measuring investment. At a February workshop on "Measuring Investment in Transport Infrastructure" in Paris, experts from 14 countries and over 10 international organisations reviewed current methods used to measure investment.
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Mission to India
Head of Research Stephen Perkins and consultant Kaveri Bopiah visited India from 6-11 February to strengthen the Forum's links with key transport players on the subcontinent. The mission included meetings with Mr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman and Mr. BK Chaturvedi, member, of the National Planning Commission (which is chaired by the Prime Minister); Minister of Shipping G.K Vasan, Mr. Ajay Mathur, Director General of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency in the Ministry of Power; the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways; the Ministry of Urban Development; the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) and a number of other important transport organisations and institutions. The mission also included a "practitioners' workshop" organised by India's National Transport Development Policy Committee and co-sponsored by the International Transport Forum with the World Bank and AUSAid.
 
 
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Nikkei BP partnership
The Forum is delighted to announce a new partnership with Nikkei Business Publications.

During Japanese Presidency year we are working with Nikkei BP to organise a high-level delegation of Japanese visitors to the 2012 Summit. A communications campaign is also being launched in Japan, including a Japanese-language website and a special supplement focusing on the Summit and seamless transport.
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon's five-year action plan highlights transport as a building block of sustainable development.
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