VI Warmian & Mazurian Road Forum

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VI Warmian-Masurian Road Forum "Safe Roads of the Future" will be held on September 22-24th in the town of Mikolajki. The event is organized by the Regional Roads Authority in Olsztyn and the Polish Road Congress – the National Committee od World Road Association PIARC. The main topic of the Conference is road safety in many aspects.

Languages of the congress are Polish and English, with simultaneous translation provided.

The venue of the congress in Mikolajki, Warmia @ Mazury Region in northern-eastern Poland is the The Mikołajki Resort & Spa Hotel***** . The hotel is situated on the small island, called Birds’ Island on the Lake Mikołajskie ( It offers perfect surrounding for hard work during conference and the well-deserved relaxation afterwards.

Registration of participants starts June 1st. More details will be available soon.


Provisional agenda (as of April 30th):

September 22 (Sunday) (optional)

From 15:00 accommodation in: "Mikołajki" Hotel, 11 Spacerowa street

17:00 cruise on the lake, dinner on the ship

September 23 (Monday)

Inauguration session

9:30 - 9:40 Opening remarks - Zbigniew Kotlarek, President of the Polish Road Congress, Gustaw Marek Brzezin, Marshal of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship.

9:40 - 9:50 handing the honorary distinction 'Meritorious for the Roads'

9:50 - 10:10 Inauguration lecture - prof. Leszek Rafalski, Research Institute of Roads and Bridges

Session I Contemporary challenges for road safety

10:10 - 10:30 Zero Vision: at what point we are - Dr. Lars Ekman, Trafikvert Swedish Transport Administration

10:30 - 10:50 Polish Vision Zero - prof. Kazimierz Jamroz, prof. Joanna Żukowska Gdansk University of Technology

10:50 - 11:10 CAD (Connected and Automated Driving): impact on road safety and mobility - Leonardo Annese, Anas S.p.A. (Italian Road Administration), Italian National Committee PIARC

11:10 - 11:30 presentation of the Polish road administration of GDDKiA

11:30 - 11:40 Questions and answers

11:40 - 12:00 coffee break

Session II Safe route: technical requirements and education

12:00 - 12:20 Considerations of road safety in new technical requirement guidelines for public roads - prof. Stanisław Gaca Cracow University of Technology

12:20 - 12:40 Safety priority: the most important ERF initiatives - Christophe Nicodeme, Jose Diez, European Union Road Federation ERF

12:40 - 13:00 National Road Safety Program for the period of 2013-2020 - Konrad Romik, secretary of the National Road Safety Council

13:00 - 13:20 Innovative tools for assessing the level of safety on public roads - dr Sławomir Heller, Heller Ingenieurgesselschgaft, Darmstadt Germany

13:20 - 13:35 Road safety observatory: the role of collecting and analyzing safety data in risk prevention - Maria Dąbrowska-Loranc Motor Transport Institute, Warsaw

13:35 - 13:50 Case study: Implementation of the Friendly Road program based on the experience of ZDW in Olsztyn - Waldemar Królikowski, director of the ZDW Province Roads Management in Olsztyn

13:50 - 14:00 questions and answers

14:00 - 15:00 lunch

Session III Innovative solutions for increasing safety

15:00 - 15:20 INZNAK Project: active road signs - prof. Andrzej Czyżewski, Gdańsk University of Technology

15:20 - 15:40 Guidelines for correct lighting of pedestrian crossings - prof. Piotr Tomczuk, Warsaw University of Technology

15:40 - 16:00 Lighing of pedestrian crossings by use of luminescent aggregate: ZDW Olsztyn experience - Igor Ruttmar / Aleksandra Zawadzka TPA

16:00 - 16:15 Vehicle monitoring and accident signaling system - Satis company presentation

16:15 - 16:20 Questions and answers

16:20 - 16:40 coffee break

Session IV Modern technologies of road construction and exploitation

16:40 - 17:00 Research and implementation in the field of road pavements - dr Igor Ruttmar, President of the Management Board of TPA

17:00 - 17:20 Durable, economical and safe asphalt surfaces - presentation by Lotos Asfalt

17:20 - 17:40 Systems and solutions used in the underpinning of roads - presentation by Tensar Polska

17:40 - 17:55 Partner's presentation

17:55 - 18:00 Questions and Answers

18:00 end of the meeting

19:30 concert

20:00 gala dinner

September 24, 2019 (Tuesday)

Session V Modern emergency medical services

9:00 am - departure to the site of the show

9:15 - Practical disassembly of protective barriers – Prowerk company

9:30 - 10:30 Simulated traffic accident: coordinated action of emergency services

11:00 - return to the hotel

11:00 - 11:15 - coffee break

Session VI Safe construction and maintenance of roads

11:15 - 11:35 presentation by GDDKiA

11:35 - 11:55 Agreement for safety in construction indystry. Standard: work under the move - presentation by Budimex / FB Serwis company

11:55 - 12:15 Protective solutions for maintenance works - presentation by Saferoad RSS Polska

12:15 - 12:35 Passive safety in road work zones - presentation by Snoline by Lindsay

12:35 - 12.50 Partner's presentation

12:50 - 13:10 coffee break

Session VII Green and safe roads

13:10 - 13:30 Alley of Warmia and Masuria: natural value and methods of protection – presentation by Regional Directorate for Environmental Protection in Olsztyn

13:30 - 13:50 Statistics of road accidents involving trees and mortality on the roads of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship - presentation by the Provincial Police Headquarters

13:50 - 14:05 The uniqueness of the voivodeship's road safety problems against the background of trends across the country - ITS / WORD presentation

14:05 - 14:20 Partner's presentation

14:20 Questions and Answers, summary of the Forum

14:30 End of the conference, lunch

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