Marco Polo Conference in Venice
The conference Marco Polo 2 was held in Venice from 10-11 June, 2008 in the organisation of the European Agency for competition and innovation.
The main purpose of the conference was the presentation and supporting the successful project modules aiming at the transferring means of transport from road to rail and sea or river.
Mr Giuseppe Fasiol, commissioner for transport of the Veneto region claimed the conference open. More than 200 representatives from almost all European countries attended the meeting. A number of prominent people participated in the work of the conference. Some of them were: Mr Bartolomeo Giachino, the Italian deputy minister for transport, Mr Gianpaolo Basoli, director-general of planning in the Italian Ministry for transport and infrastructure, Mr Renato Chisio, the minister for the regional transport, Mr Jean Trestour, director-general for transport and energy of the European Union, Mr Patrick Vankerdkhoven, the head of the Marco Polo project.
The current status of the project, the history of the realised projects, the successful examples from a few previous years were presented. The instructions for writing the projects were given and the achivements were shown.
The participants of the conference visited the port of Venice and were shown all its parts and logistic centres for the circulation of goods and passengers.
Having attended this conference, Free Zone Pirot confirmed again that they are one step forward in the comparison with the others in the region. They have started to work on the study of feasibility of the regional intrmodular transport and logisitc centre within the Zone, and thus they have shown that they are ready for the future access to the accessible funds of the European Union.
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