I would like to welcome the delegates and guests of the XII International Rail Business Forum “1520 Strategic Partnership”.
The Forum is one of the key international events in the railway industry. Today Sochi has gathered experts from over 30 countries to discuss the industry's development trends in current economic environment.
The challenges of investment and cutting-edge technologies in the field of transport management and manufacture of trains and equipment can only be efficiently met through an open dialogue between the business, government and expert community.
I believe that proposals and recommendations worked out by the Forum will be very valuable, particularly in improving the rail industry's regulatory base.
I wish you fruitful work, interesting discussions and new beneficial contracts.
Сhairman of the State Duma