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Logistics Dialogue: The future of freight transport in the Alps: locally, nationally and internationally

October 17, 2018 till October 18, 2018

At the Logistics Dialogue on 17th - 18th October 2018 in Altdorf UR actors from within civil society, political leaders from the Alpine regions and representatives from the logistics industry and regional development will discuss and develop their visions and solutions for freight transport in the Alps. The event is organised by AlpInnoCT, Detranz and iMONITRAF!.

Date
October 17, 20182018-10-17T11:30:00 - October 18, 2018 2018-10-18T02:00:00
Location
Uristiersaal, Dätwylerstrasse 27, 6460 Altdorf UR
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Programme

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What the conference is about

How should goods be transported in and through the Alps in the future? How can regional distribution be improved? How can the effects on nature and the population be reduced? How do other Alpine regions solve their transport problems?

The Alps are located in the heart of Europe. This is where international, national and regional transports overlap in a confined area. The topography of the region presents major challenges in terms of logistics. At the same time, protecting the Alpine region and maintaining the quality of life must be a top priority for its population. The solution of these apparent conflicts of objectives can only be tackled in cooperation.

Logistics in the Alpine region is at a crossroads. The infrastructure was expanded to shift freight from road to rail. The technical solutions for a more efficient organisation of complex multi-modal processes are available. However, innovation in freight transport by rail have been relatively unsuccessful. New solutions for supplying remote Alpine valleys are not yet a reality either.

The aim of the Logistics Dialogue in Altdorf UR is to identify sustainable and efficient transport solutions for and through the Alpine region, to recognise the potential of existing innovations and to initiate joint implementation processes. For the first time, this event brings together actors from within civil society, political leaders from the Alpine regions as well as representatives from the logistics industry and regional development. In an innovative format, the participants are searching for transport solutions of the future.

Simultaneous interpretation into English for international participants will be available. Presentations, discussions and excursions are partly in English. Participation in the conference and the excursions is free of charge. Registration until September 28, 2018.

Partners

The Logistics Dialogue is supported by three partners:

AlpInnoCT is a project co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Alpine Space programme. AlpInnoCT's aim is to drive forward technical innovations for combined transport and thus create the conditions to facilitate a shift to rail. The project also creates a space for dialogue between actors at regional, national and European level. AlpInnoCT involves 15 partners and over 50 observers from various stakeholder groups. The Cipra Lab GmbH / AT and the Alpine Initiative / CH are responsible for organising the dialogue events.

detranz - the innovation center for transport-efficient economic activities - positions itself as a politically independent institution with the vision of contributing to a decoupling of economic and traffic growth. This should provide an alternative to the common strategies for solving traffic problems. The center acts as a unique and Europe-wide platform for exchange, development and innovation and can thus contribute to strengthening Uri as a location for innovation.

iMONITRAF! Coordination Point is a cooperation between the regions affected by transit traffic in the Alpine region. The Coordination Point is the result of a successful European Interreg project. The goals of the Coordination Point are the development of a common monitoring system, the harmonization of existing measures, the development of a common modal shift policy and the analysis of and positioning on control instruments for freight transport in the Alpine region.

Organising Partners: Alpine Initiative, Cipra International, Canton of Uri, vnl Switzerland

Programme - Wednesday, 17th October 2018

11:30 Registration and networking lunch

13:00 Welcome

  • Roger Nager | Governor of the Canton of Uri | iMONITRAF!
  • Dr. Karin Jäntschi-Haucke | Bavarian State Ministry of Housing, Building and Transport | AlpInnoCT
  • Prof. Dr. Herbert Ruile | detranz & vnl

 

13:30 Keynotes

  • Ingrid Felipe | Deputy Governor of Tyrol
    Cooperation between the Alpine regions as the driving force behind modal shift efforts
  • Georg Weinhofer | Head of the logistics unit at Swiss retailer Coop
    The major distributor within the regions - approaches to decoupling, sustainability and CO2 neutrality

 

14:10 Think tanks

  • iMONITRAF!
    Innovative technologies and their relevance for transalpine transit traffic

    Moderator: Helen Lückge | iMONITRAF! Coordination Point & Climonomics
  • AlpInnoCT 1 | 2
    Transalpine freight traffic - how to make the shift from road to rail successful

    Moderator: Stefan Marzelli | ifuplan
  • detranz 1|2
    Innovations for logistics and regional value creation systems

    Moderator: Dr. Johannes Heeb | detranz and Prof. Dr. Herbert Ruile | detranz & vnl

 

15:10 Coffee break

15:40 Think tanks

  • iMONITRAF!
    Toll Plus - with a common voice for a change in the EU framework conditions

    Moderator: Patrick Skoniezki | Land Tyrol
  • AlpInnoCT 2|2
    Transalpine freight traffic - how to make the shift from road to rail successful

    Moderator: Stefan Marzelli | ifuplan
  • detranz 2|2
    Innovations for logistics and regional value creation systems

    Moderator: Dr. Johannes Heeb | detranz and Prof. Dr. Herbert Ruile | detranz & vnl

 

16:40 Panel discussion

17:30 Networking aperitif

18:30 Logistics Dialogue dinner

Excursions - Thursday, 18th October 2018

09:00 

 

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Alpine Initiative

The Alpine Initiative is a Swiss association. In 1989 the association launched the popular initiative "for the protection of the Alpine region from transit traffic", that was accepted on the 20th February 1994 by a majority of both the Swiss population and the cantons. 
 

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