6th Warmian & Mazurian Road Forum

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6th 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 (https://www.hotelmikolajki.pl/en/) It offers perfect surrounding for hard work during conference and the well-deserved relaxation afterwards.

More details will be available soon.


  • Agenda (as of August 22nd):

September 22 (Sunday)

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

16:50 Pick up and leave for the port of Mikołajki

17:00 Boat trip on the lake

19:00 Dinner at the Hotel „Robert’s Port” in Stare Sady village

September 23 (Monday)

Opening Session

9:00 - 9:10 Opening of the Forum, welcoming the participants - Zbigniew Kotlarek, President of the Polish Road Congress, Gustaw Marek Brzezin, Marshal of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Piotr Jakubowski, Mayor of Mikołajki

9:10 - 9:15 Presenting the Honorary Distinction 'Meritorious for the Roads'

9:15 - 9:30 Inauguration lecture Substructure of road surface: current research directions prof. Leszek Rafalski, Research Institute of Roads and Bridges

Session I Contemporary challenges of road safety

9:30 - 9:50 How to make European roads safer? - Fotini Ioannidou, European Commission, Directorate General Mobility and Transport

9:50 - 10:10 Vision Zero: at what point we are - Dr. Lars Ekman, Trafikvert (Transport Administration of Sweden)

10:10 - 10:30 Challenges and directions of actions for road safety in Poland - prof. Kazimierz Jamroz, prof. Joanna Żukowska Gdansk University of Technology

10:30 - 10:50 CAD (Connected and Automated Driving): impact on road safety and mobility - Leonardo Annese, Anas S.p.A. (Italian Road Administration), Italian National Committee PIARC

10:50 - 11:10 presentation of the Polish road administration of GDDKiA

11:10 - 11:30 Coffee break

SESSION II Safe road: technical requirements and education

11:30 - 11:50 Considerations of road safety in the new technical regulations for public roads - prof. Stanisław Gaca, Cracow University of Technology

11:50 - 12:05 National Road Safety Program 2013-2020 - Konrad Romik, secretary of the National Road Safety Council

12:05 - 12:20 Innovative tools for assessing the level of safety on public roads - Tomasz Radzikowski, Regional Roads Administration in Olsztyn, Jan Zieliński Heller Consult

12:20 - 12:35 Road Safety Observatory: the role of collecting and analyzing safety data in risk prevention - Maria Dąbrowska-Loranc Motor Transport Institute

12:35-12:50 German experience in road safety - dr Sven-Martin Nielsen, FGSV

12:50 - 13:40 What makes Norway the leader in the statistics of reducing the number of victims on the roads - panel debate. Moderator: Grzegorz Bagiński Saferoad, participants: Norwegian companies supported by the Innovation Norway agency.

13:40 - 14:30 Lunch

Session III Innovative solutions for increasing safety

14:30 - 14:50 Durable, economical and safe asphalt surfaces - Agnieszka Kędzierska Lotos Asfalt

14:50 - 15:10 Guidelines for correct lighting of pedestrian crossings – prof. Piotr Tomczuk, Faculty of Transport, dr Marcin Chrzanowicz, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology

15:10 - 15:30 IT platform ELDRO24: a new standard in road maintenance - Sebastian Chyła, ELDRO Biznes

15:30 - 15:45 Illuminating pedestrian crossings using luminescent aggregate: ZDW experience in Olsztyn - Igor Ruttmar, Aleksandra Zawadzka TPA

15:45- 16:00 What makes concrete roads safer? - Marek Surowiec, director of business development Cement Ożarów SA

16:00 - 16:20 Reinforcement of asphalt layers to increase fatigue life of the surface - Michał Gołos Tensar Polska

16:20 - 16:35 Implementation of the Friendly Way program based on the experience of ZDW in Olsztyn - Tomasz Radzikowski, Agnieszka Morawiak, Regional Roads Administration in Olsztyn

16:35 – 16:50 On-line traffic organization project - Paulina Olenkowicz-Trempała, Comarch SA

16:50 - 17:00 Questions and Answers

17:00 End of the meeting

19:30 Concert

20:00 Gala dinner (Hotel Mikołajki)

September 24 (Tuesday)

Session IV Modern emergency medical services

9:00 - 9:30 - Exit and walk to the place of the demonstration

9:30 - 10:45 - Simulated traffic accident: coordinated action of emergency services

10:45 - 11:15 - Return to the hotel

11:15 - 11:30 - Coffee break

Session V Build and maintain the road safely

11:30 - 11:50 Safety in construction and road maintenance industry – Jarosław Kowalczyk, Regional Labor Inspector in Olsztyn

11:50 - 12:05 Road safety audits in GDDKiA: a challenge for the Investor, Designer, Contractor - Mirosław Nicewicz, Director of GDDKiA Regional Division in Olsztyn

12:05 - 12:20 Management and cooperation of participants in the construction process as the key to effective and safe implementation - Leszek Gołąbiecki, President of the Agreement for Safety in Construction Industry, Unibep SA

12:20 - 12:35 Zipmanager: portable traffic management system - eng. Martin Bambušek, Transport Research Center of the Czech Republic

12:35 - 12:50 Communication system about intervention works on the A1 motorway: FBSerwis solution based on the Yanosik - Ferdynand Waliszewski, FBSerwis

12:50 – 13:05 Protective solutions for maintenance works - Grzegorz Bagiński, Saferoad RRS

13:05 - 13:10 Questions and Answers

13:10 - 13:30 Coffee break

Session VI Green and safe roads

13:30 - 13:45 Warmia and Mazury’s alleys: natural value and conservation methods - presentation by Regional Directorate for Environmental Protection in Olsztyn

13:45 - 14:00 Passages for animals: environmental protection device as a road safety device - prof. Janusz Bohatkiewicz, Lublin University of Technology

14:00 - 14:15 Statistics of road accidents involving trees and mortality on the roads of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship - Mariusz Tański, presentation of the Provincial Police Headquarters

14:15 - 14:30 Safe and green road - Ewa Wojciechowska, Karolina Waraksa, Regional Roads Administration in Olsztyn

14:30 Questions and Answers, summary of the Forum

14:45 End of the conference, lunch

Terms of participation:

The fee for participation in the Forum depends on the option of accomodation you choose:

A. With two nights:

1,750 PLN – for one bed in a twin room

2,100 PLN – for a single room

These fees include:

  • two nights at the Mikołajki Hotel **** (22/23 and 23/24.09.2019) with breakfast,
  • cruise on the Śniardwy Lake,
  • dinner with regional elements on 22.09.2019,
  • participation in the Forum on 23-24.09.2019,
  • conference materials,
  • coffee service, lunch and a gala dinner on 23.09.2019,
  • coffee service and lunch on 24.09.2019.

B. With one overnight stay:

PLN 1,300 – one bed in a twin room, for members of the Polish Road Congress Association the fee reduced to PLN 1,200

PLN 1,500 - in a single room

These fees include:

  • one night at the Mikołajki Hotel **** (23/24.09.2019) with breakfast,
  • participation in the Forum on 23-24.09.2019,
  • conference materials,
  • coffee service, lunch and a gala dinner on 23.09.2019,
  • coffee service and lunch on 24.09.2019.

C. No accommodation:

PLN 1,100 including VAT

This fee includes:

  • participation in the Forum on 23-24.09.2019,
  • conference materials,
  • coffee service, lunch and a gala dinner on 23.09.2019,
  • coffee service and lunch on 24.09.2019.

The number of single rooms is limited, first pay, first served rule. The check-in time at the hotel begins at 16:00 and check out time ends at 12:00 the next day. The rooms will be made available to the guests as soon as possible.

If you wish to particpate In the Congress, you are requested to send a completed online application form and make a payment to the bank account of the PRC at Alior Bank S.A. 77 2490 0005 0000 4520 9168 6331 no later than September 16th, 2019. Failure to pay is tantamount to resignation.

In the transfer title, please provide the surname (s) of the participant (s) of the Forum.

In the case of resignation later than September 17th, 2019 the Organizer will charge the participant for the full participation costs. Absence of the Participant (not reported in the above-mentioned period) does not exempt from payment of the amount due.

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