Polish-Nordic Road Forum/3rd Pomeranian Road Forum, Sopot

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Polish Road Congress - the National Committee of the World Road Association PIARC invites you cordially to the Polish-Nordic Road Forum to he held in the city of Sopot on the Baltic coast, 4-6th of June 2018.

Themes of the Congress:

- Road management: Road Asset Management as a response to current and future challenges for road administration

- road maintenance: organizational systems, technologies, equipment

If you are an employee of a road or transport administration in Denmark, Finland, Norway or Sweden and wish to exchange experience with Polish academics, road administration and road industry companies, you are welcome.

If you are interested in delivering a presentation or promotional stand, write to us at biuro@kongresdrogowy.pl

Online registration of participation here..

The venue of the Congress is the Haffner Hotel **** Buiness&Pleasure in Sopot, at 59 Jana Jerzego Haffnera street. This is a brand which for over 10 years has guaranteed the highest quality of conference organization, assurance of thoroughly and conscientiously executed event and a successful business stay. It is situated in the quiet neighbourhood of Sopot, the town often reffered to as "the Polish pearl on the Baltic Sea". One of the most beautiful beaches on the Polish coast is just 300 metres away.

Attendees of the Congress will have all that is needed for hard work during plenary sessions and for unforgettable rest in the remaining free time! You do not have to book your stay, the accomodation is included into participants' fee.

See details of the programme below.


Monday 04/06 (optional)

14:00 - 16:30 registration of participants

16:30 - 19:00 technical excursion - European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk

19:00 - 23:00 dinner

Tuesday 05/06

09:00 - 10:00 registration of participants

10:00 The opening session:

Opening of the Forum - Zbigniew Kotlarek, President of the Polish Road Congress

Welcome remarks by the General Director of National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA), by the Director of the Branch of GDDKiA in Gdańsk and other invited guests

Presentation of the "Meritoriuos Road Personality of Pomerania" award

10:30 session I "Ways of managing roads in Poland and Europe"

Introduction to the subject of the session - Andrzej Maciejewski (GDDKiA) (10 ')

Prospects of the evolution of road management system in Poland - Norbert Wyrwich, director of the Department of Roads and Bridges Management of GDDKiA (20 ')

The practice of the performance based contracts on national roads in Sweden - Björn Eklund, Trafikvert Sweden (30 ')

Designing safe roads: Norwegian experience - Andrzej Wolski, Vegdirektoratet Norwegian Public Roads Administration (30 ')

12:00 - 12.20 coffee break

12:20 session II Tools supporting roads management

Promotional film of Transprojekt Gdanski design company (5')

Design documentation as a tool to optimize the life cycle of the investment project - Jacek Wojciechowski, Joanna Zoltowska, Transprojekt Gdański, Poland (25 ')

Value engineering in Road Asset Management as a tool supporting the selection of design solutions - Leszek Janusz, ViaCon (20 ')

Premises of an optimal model of compensation for damage to road infrastructure equipment - prof. Ewa Bagińska, University of Gdańsk (20 ')

The use of aggregate layers stabilized with hexagonal geogrid in the process of surface optimization - Piotr Mazurowski TENSAR Polska (20 ')

questions & answers

14:00 - 15:00 lunch

15:00 session III Indicative maintenance model

Performance indicators in road maintenance in Poland - Karol Markowski, deputy director of the GDDKiA Branch in Gdańsk for roads and bridges management (25')

Panel debate of operators - contractors (75')

Moderator - Anna Krawczyk, editor-in-chief of "Infrastruktura" magazine

Panelists: Hanna Klimas (SAFEROAD), Piotr Rotter (Intertoll), Paweł Zawadzki (ZABERD), Artur Pielech (FB Serwis), Krzysztof Strzelczyk (STRZELBUD)

16:40 - 17:00 coffee break

17:00 session IV Technologies supporting road management

Traffic Speed Deflectometers (TSD) as the most advanced tool for making structural measurements at project level for the whole network - Karsten Jensen, Greenwood Engineering Denmark (20 ')

Comarch ERGO 3D an advanced, integrated tool supporting road management - Adam Ramza COMARCH Polska (20 ')

Advanced IT tools for road management - Per Bergström, B & M Systemutveckling AB, Sweden (20 ')

questions & answers

20:00 - 02:00 gala dinner / banquet (Hotel Haffner)

Wednesday 06/06

10:00 session V Traffic safety management and Vision Zero: where are we?

The impact of Vision Zero on shaping road safety programs in Poland - prof. Kazimierz Jamroz, Politechnika Gdańska (25')

Assumptions and state of implementation of the national road safety improvement program in Poland - Konrad Romik, sekretarz Krajowej Rady Bezpieczeństwa Ruchu Drogowego (20')

Lithuanian steps in implementing Vision Zero - Dovilė Krasauskaitė, Head of Traffic Safety Division in Road Administration of Lithuenia (25')

American experiences in proactive road management - prof. Adam Zofka, Research Institute of Roads and Bridges Poland (20 ')

11:40 - 12:00 coffee break, check-out time

12:00 session VI Automotive and road infrastructure of the future

Innovations in maintaining technical infrastructures - Sebastian Chyła, ELDRO Polska (20’)

The development of electric vehicles: whether, why and in which direction - Tomasz Detka Automotive Industry Institute in Warsaw (25')

Electric and hybrid cars on Toyota's offer - Andrzej Szałek Toyota Walder Chwaszczyno (15')

13:00 Summarizing and closing the Forum

13:30 lunch

Terms of participation:

How to register?

The participation fee for the congress depends on the selected option:

A. With two nights at the hotel :

1,800 PLN(VAT icluded) - for one person in a double room

2,200 PLN ( VAT included) - for one person in a single room

These fees include:

  • two nights' stay at the Hotel Haffner **** (04/05 and 05/06.06.2018) with breakfast,
  • technical tour on 4/6/2018,
  • regional dinner on 4/6/2018,
  • participation in the conference on 05-06.04.2018,
  • conference materials,
  • technical tour on 6/5/2018,
  • coffee service, lunch and a gala dinner on 5/4/2018,
  • coffee service and lunch on 06/04/2018
  • B. With one night stay at the hotel:

    PLN 1,300 (VAT included) - one persone in a double room (for members of the Polish Road Congress Association reduced fee to PLN 1,200)

    1550 PLN (VAT included) - in a single room

    These fees include:

  • one night in the Hotel Haffner **** (05 / 06.06.2018) with breakfast,
  • participation in the conference on 05-06.04.2018,
  • conference materials,
  • technical tour on 6/5/2018,
  • coffee service, lunch and a gala dinner on 5/4/2018,
  • coffee service and lunch on 06/04/2018
  • C. No hotel accommodation:

    1000 PLN (VAT included)

    This fee includes:

  • participation in the Forum on 05-06.04.2018,
  • conference materials,
  • technical tour on 6/5/2018,
  • coffee service, lunch and a gala dinner on 5/4/2018,
  • coffee service and lunch on 06/04/2018
  • The number of single rooms is limited. The check at hotel starts at 15:00 and check out time is set at 12:00 the next day. The rooms will be made available to the guests arrivig earlier as soon as possible.

    Attention! We strongly reccomend coming to Sopot with public tyransportation means, because of limited availability of parking space in the hotel itself and in close neighbourhood. The hotel cannot guarantee parking space to all the guests.

    If you wish to attend the Congress, please fill the online application on this website and follow the instructions. The other requirement is to make a payment to the bank account of the Polish Road Congress at Alior Bank S.A. No. 77 2490 0005 0000 4520 9168 6331 by May 25, 2018. In the transfer title, please provide the surname (s) of the participant (s) of the Forum.

    In the case of resignation from attending the Forum later than May 29, 2018, the Organizer will charge the Participant with full participation costs. Absence of the Participant (not reported in the above-mentioned period) does not exempt from due payment.

    In case the participant needs the paper version of application to be accepted by the superior, please select the "Print" option after completing the form. A file containing all necessary data will be generated along with a place for signatures of authorized persons. After filling in the form, it will also be possible to download an automatically prepared proforma, which will make it easier for you to make a payment.

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