At the beginning of October in the small picturesque village Lipowa in southern Poland, close to the border with Czech Republic and Slovakia, the Polish National Committee of PIARC will have great honor to organize the Polish-Czech-Slovak meeting. This conference will be dedicated to discussing cross-border road projects carried out by regional road administrations of three neighboring countries. Common projects, often supported by European Funds help regional and local governments across Europe to develop and deliver best solution for local societies and citizens of small communities. Those investments, innovations and implementation efforts all lead to integrated and sustainable impact for people and place.
Local road authorities will be supported by their national PIARC Committees. We will host Czech and Slovak presidents of National Committees.
In order to strengthen already excellent relations and underline family spirt of meeting it was decided that integration of road administrations will be supported by a football tournament with the participation of teams consisting of road management representatives.
Hotel Zimnik, Jaski 14, 34-324 Lipowa near Żywiec
Wednesday 3 October
16:00-17:00 arrival of participants, accommodation
17:30 session I "Cross-border road projects in cooperation between local road administrations from the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland" - moderator Marta Maj, director of ZDW in Krakow
20:00 - 24:00 networking dinner
Thursday, 4 October
10:00 start of the football tournament of road management teams of Polish provinces and Czech and Slovak countries for the Cup of the President of Polish Road Congress
10:30 - 13:30 session II "The functioning of the construction works market in road engineering: exchange of experience of public procurers and contractors" - moderator: Zbigniew Tabor, director of ZDW in Katowice, Barbara Dzieciuchowicz, president of the Board of The Polish Chamber of Commerce of Road Construction Industry. Moderator of the round table debate: Inga Gęsiarz-Nowak, ZDW in Krakow
15:00 continuation of the tournament
15:00 session III Business opportunities in road sector in Czechia, Slovakia and Poland – presentations by public sector clients of three countries
20:00 - 2:00 Gala dinner
Friday, October 5
9:30 Conclusion of the conference
Awarding the prizes to the winners of the football tournament, checking out.
Main topics of the conference:
• winter maintenance standards
• systems and materials of winter maintenance
• climate change effect on winter maintenance (PIARC)
The aim of this event is to facilitate a constructive dialogue between researchers and practicioners in order to foster a better understanding of roads sustainability and ecoinfrastructures.
As usually the PKD conference season starts with the Forum on the construction and operation of tunnels. In 2021, the event has a new name - the 3rd International Tunneling Forum and is held online.