Leading Theme: Bulgaria and the Balkans - Connectedness

Thursday

October 10th, 2019
  • 12:00 – 14:00 – Accommodation and registration
  • 14:30 – 15:00 OPENING

    Moderator Prof. Dr.Sc. (Econ) Eng. Nikolay Mihaylov, Head of the Department of Road Construction and Transport Facilities, UACEG; President of BFTI, PIARC National Committee

  • I-st Session – MISSION “ROAD SAFETY”

    Moderator Prof. Dr. Eng. Rumen Milanov, Department of Road Construction and Transport Facilities, UACEG

  • 15:00 - 15:15 Effective solutions for road safety improving

    Malina Krоumova, Head of State Agency “Road Safety”

  • 15:15 - 15:30 Sharing road safety expertise and experience between countries

    Dr. Alan Ross, Prof. Dr. Eng. Krsto Lipovac, International Road Safety Center

  • 15:30 – 15:45 Transport connectedness of the Balkans and road safety policies

    Andreas Beikos, Head of European Investment Bank Office in Bulgaria

  • 15:45 – 16:00 Regulatory changes related to road safety improving

    Eng. Ivan Tabakov, Road Infrastructure Agency

  • 16:00 - 16:15 Variable Message Signs – field of application, important characteristics and smart features

    Eng. Milan Marković, DMV, Republic of Serbia

  • 16:15 – 16:30 Application of the road control and monitoring systems for increasing the road safety

    Prof. Dr. Hristina Nikolova, Dina Tsonevska, UNWE, PIARC

  • II-nd Session - “MANAGEMENT, FINANCING AND INVESTMENTS IN TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE”

    Moderator: Prof. Dr. Hristina Nikolova, UNWE, PIARC

  • 16:30 – 16:45 Prioritization and preparation of viable and bankable transport infrastructure projects

    Hatem Chahbani, The World Bank

  • 16:45 - 17:00 China and the Balkans - transport infrastructure investment priorities and policies

    Liu Jianfeng, General Manager of the Bulgarian representative office of China Communications Construction Company Ltd.

  • 17:00 – 17:15 Public procurement in transport construction focused on quality and innovation

    Dr. Eng. Pavol Kovacik, President of the Association of Construction Entrepreneurs of Slovakia

  • 17:15 - 17:30 Smart cities and autonomous cars – building the future of roads

    Tim Sylvester, CEO Integrated RoadWays, USA

  • 17:30 - 17:45 Upgrading the Bulgarian TOLL system to an Intelligent Transport System

    Dr. Eng. Atanas Tashkov, “Todor Kableshkov” University of Transport

  • 17:45 – 18:00 Development perspectives for Sofia Airport as a strategic infrastructure project

    Veronika Garkova, UNWE

  • 18:00 – 18:15 “Danube – Aegean Sea” Highway

    Eng. Rumen Markov, "Large Infrastructure Projects" Ltd.

  • 20:00 – 22:00 Dinner at the hotel's main restaurant
  • 22:00 - Program at the hotel bar

Friday

October 11th, 2019
  • III-rd Session - “ASPHALT AND ASPHALT PAVEMENTS”

    Moderator: Eng. Kalin Kalchev, Department of Road Construction and Transport Facilities, UACEG, PIARC

  • 10:00 – 10:15 New technologies for asphalt pavements sizing and their impact on road safety

    Dr. Eng. Stepan Bohus, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic

  • 10:15 - 10:30 Increasing asphalt pavements life by geogrids reinforcing

    Aydogan Kasperov, Adfors

  • 10:30 – 10:45 Special features in the design of asphalt mixtures with steel slag for the use in the surface course

    Prof. Dr. Eng. Leyla Chakar, University of Applied Sciences HFT Stuttgart, Germany

  • 10:45 – 11:00 Asphalt reinforcement. Technical and sustainable solutions for road rehabilitation

    Eng. Fabiana Leite-Gembus, Huesker

  • 11:00 – 11:15 Road construction solutions

    Boyan Georgiev, Evonik

  • IV-th Session – "MODERN TECHNOLOGIES"

    Moderator: Eng. Stefan Chaykov, Chairman of the Management Board of Bulgarian Branch Chamber “Roads”

  • 11:15 – 11:30 BIM technology and application in civil engineering

    Leon Leban, CGS Labs, Slovenia

  • 11:30 – 11:45 Environmental impact assessment of innovative technologies for transport facilities construction

    Dr. Eng. Branimir Bratoev, ViaCon Bulgaria

  • 11:45 – 12:00 Infrastructure solutions by PERI

    Eng. Alexandar Savov and Eng. Stoyan Penev, PERI Bulgaria

  • 12:00 – 12:15 Road and railway acoustic noise protection systems

    Paula Budna, World Acoustic Group

  • 12:15 - 12:30 GDG acoustic screens - effective noise protection

    Antoniya Zhivkova, GDG Acoustic

  • V-th Session - “TRANSPORT FACILITIES AND GEOTECHNICS”

    Moderator: Dr. Eng. Ivanka Topurova, UACEG, PIARC

  • 14:15 – 14:30 High capacity rail systems in Belgrade – Metro and Urban rail

    Eng. Nada Milutinović, Eng. Milonja Milanović, Belgrade tram and metro

  • 14:30 – 14:45 Soil anchors

    Ass. Prof. Dr. Eng. Andrey Totsev, UACEG

  • 14:45 – 15:00 Bridges reconstruction – specifics of the regulatory framework

    Dr. Eng. Ivanka Topurova, UACEG, PIARC

  • 15:00 - 15:15 Specific requirements to the geological studies of slopes for the needs of transport engineering

    Ass. Prof. Dr. Eng. Ivaylo Ivanov, UACEG

  • 15:15 - 15:30 Construction of bridge facilities through the cantilever concreting method: Kichevo - Ohrid Highway, Northern Macedonia

    Eng. Ivan Brambarov, UACEG

  • VI-th Session - “MAINTENANCE, CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN OF TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE”

    Moderator: Prof. Dr. Eng. Petar Stefanov, Department of Road Construction and Transport Facilities, UACEG

  • 15:30 – 15:45 Questions and solutions at the practical application of road barriers

    Eng. Georgi Zlatev, KMV Road Safety Systems

  • 15:45 - 16:00 Comparison of asphalt mixtures in Bulgaria and abroad

    Eng. Boris Yotsov, UACEG

  • 16:00 – 16:15 Alternative methods / approaches and facilities for noise protection choice

    Teodora Slavcheva – Semerdzhieva, UACEG

  • 16:15 – 16:30 120 years Building Research Institute (Bulgaria) – opportunities and perspectives

    Maya Koseva, CEO of Building Research Institute

  • 16:30 – 16:45 24/7 copy services for business and trends in digital printing of promotional materials

    Borislav Rangelov, CEO of Copycom Bulgaria

  • 16:45 – 17:15 CLOSING SESSION - Discussion and closing of the Conference

    Moderator: Eng. Pavel Dikovski, Bulgarian Branch Chamber "Roads"

  • 20:00 Formal dinner