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Published 8 May, 2018

TENTacle at the TEN-T Days 2018

Ministers, Members of the European Parliament and key stakeholders from the transport industry gathered in Ljubljana at the end of April for the TEN-T Days 2018 round table discussions. The event was attended by more than 2,300 transport experts and decision-makers, including 4 members of the European Commission, and 26 Ministers,  17 of which from European Union Member States, and focused on smart, sustainable and safe mobility on the trans-European transport network (TEN-T) and the appropriate investment in transport connectivity. TEN-T Days 2018 also offered a new, dynamic format of bringing innovators of futuristic mobility solutions together with investors. More than 100 exhibitors showing innovative transport solutions and technologies, including an innovative electric plane were present in the event.

Wiktor Szydarowski, Project Manager of TENTacle, took part in the panel discussion of the Baltic-Adriatic Corridor session chaired by the European Coordinator, Kurt Bodewig, to discuss the question of how to use the full potential of the corridor development beyond pure transport links. He recommended to capitalise the results of past cooperation projects on corridors and to learn from their experience to use results of past cooperation projects on corridors to maximise the benefits of our infrastructure investments and thus ensure highest impacts of our scarce public funding means. Furthermore, Wiktor Szydarowski stressed the importance of involving the target groups now missing – shippers, transport operators and logistics companies – and of encouraging local gatherings of stakeholders representing administration, business and so called lighter-weight players supported by think-tanks.

In addition to the panel discussions and presentations, an indoor and outdoor exhibition showcased innovative projects and ideas that contribute to European transport infrastructure development. The indoor exhibition welcomed about 100 exhibitors showing innovative transport solutions in two halls of the Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre. The TENTacle project shared a booth with Interreg Baltic Sea Region Projects NSB CoRe, EMMA and Scandria2Act, together highlighting the Baltic Sea regions contribution to the completion of TEN-T.

The outdoor exhibition highlighted different innovative technologies for the road sector, such as electromobility natural gas and fuel cells/hydrogen. It spotlighted a range of alternative fuels vehicles, from passenger cars and light commercial vans to heavy vehicles such as a CNG and LNG trucks and buses.

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