Business programme

BRICS Plus Roundtable on International North–South Transport Corridor

06 Jun , 11:00–12:30
Hilton St. Petersburg ExpoForum, 2nd floor, Hilton Hall 1

BRICS accounts for 35% of the world’s GDP at purchasing power parity, 46% of the world’s population, and is vital to the global economy. BRICS countries are located strategically at important sea and land transport corridors and are essential to developing international trade and improving global transport and logistics processes. One of BRICS most exciting opportunities for regional economic development is the International North–South Transport Corridor (INSTC) project. How does the addition of new member states to BRICS change the outlook for co-operation on the development of INSTC? How can INSTC contribute to the food, energy, and environmental security of BRICS in its new form? How can we eliminate bottlenecks in the transport corridor?

Welcome addresses
Igor Levitin, Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation; Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for International Cooperation in the Field of Transport
Roman Starovoyt, Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation

Alexander Misharin, President, Russian Academy of Transport

Hilina Belachew, President, Managing Director, Ethiopian Railway Corporation
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, DP World
Ghiafeh Ghadir, Vice President, Iran Export Confederation
Vijay Kalantri, President, All India Association of Industries
Irvindra Naidoo, Chair of the BRICS Business Council’s Infrastructure Working Group from South Africa
Sergey Pavlov, First Deputy Managing Director, Russian Railways
Nurlan Sauranbayev, Chairman of the Management Board, NC Kazakhstan Temir Zholy
Ahmed Hassan Shaker Elmofty, Project Vice President, NERIC (National Egyptian Railway Industries)

Front row participants
Ahmed Azimov, General Director, Center for International Strategic Initiatives
Alexander Isaev, General Director, Directorate of International Transport Corridors
Leonid Lozhechko, Chairman of the Russian-Iranian Business Council at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Alexander Maksimov, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Agrokom-Alliance
Andrey Nikitchenko, General Director, VTB Project Office; Advisor to the President - Chairman of the Management Board, VTB Bank (PJSC)
Hamid Reza Houshiary, Chairman of the Board, Abadan Logistics