Press Invitation: International Transport Forum 2008: High Ranking Transport Summit

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Press Invitation: International Transport Forum 2008: High Ranking Transport

Summit


PARIS, May 15 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --


German Federal Chancellor, Angela Merkel, Transport Ministers From More Than 50 Countries,

Rajendra Pachauri, Yvo de Boer, Thomas Enders, Hartmut Mehdorn and Other Distinguished

Participants...

    

    "Transport and Energy: The Challenge of Climate Change"

    28-30 May 2008 in Leipzig -- Programme Highlights


    28 May 2008: Stakeholders' Day


    Participants include: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Scandia, Volkswagen, the World

Bank, Michelin, Toyota Europe, Technical University of Berlin, GTZ, International Energy Agency.


    29 May 2008: Main Political day


    09:00      Opening Session with Jack Short, Secretary General, International Transport Forum

(ITF)


                   Anu Vehvilainen, Finnish Minister of Transport


                   Wolfgang Tiefensee, Federal Minister for Transport, Building and Urban Development


    9:30       Keynotes


                  Rajendra Pachauri, Nobel Peace Prize winner and chairman of the Intergovernmental

Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)


                  Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC


               Pekka Himanen, University of Helsinki


               Panel discussion chaired by the Minister of Transport of the Netherlands, Camiel Eurlings

with Thomas Enders, Airbus; Thierry Morin, Valeo; Jack Jacometti, Shell


    12:30      German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel


               Photo with Transport Ministers from more than 50 countries


    15:00      Panel discussions


               Hartmut Mehdorn, Deutsche Bahn AG; Julia King, Aston University; Scott Price, DHL

Express Europe; Andre Navarri, Bombardier Transportation



    30 May 2008: Key Messages


    13:00      Press conference

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    To register for press accreditation and obtain more programme details please consult



    The International Transport Forum, part of the OECD family, is a global platform and meeting

place at the highest level for transport, logistics and mobility with more than 50 member countries

worldwide. Key figures from government and politics, business and industry, research and civil

society will meet at the annual conference in Leipzig, the "Transport Summit of the Year". The first

ITF summit is "Transport and Energy: the Challenge of Climate Change".


    If you would like to arrange an interview with the ITF Secretary General, Jack Short, please

contact:


    Michael Zirpel

    Director of Communications

    International Transport Forum


    Postal address: OECD/ITF, 2 rue Andre Pascal, F-75775 Paris Cedex 16

    Office Address: 5th floor, 2-4 rue Louis David, 75016 Paris, France


    Tel. +33-1-45-24-95-96

    Fax. +33(0)1-45-24-13-22

    michael.zirpel@oecd.org


    If you would like to arrange an interview with the ITF Secretary General, Jack Short, please

contact: Michael Zirpel, Director of Communications, International Transport Forum, Postal address:

OECD/ITF, 2 rue Andre Pascal, F-75775 Paris Cedex 16; Office Address: 5th floor, 2-4 rue Louis

David, 75016 Paris, France; Tel. +33-1-45-24-95-96, Fax. +33(0)1-45-24-13-22,

michael.zirpel@oecd.org


SOURCE  International Transport Forum

   

    CONTACT:  Michael Zirpel, Director of Communications, International Transport Forum, +33-1-

45-24-95-96, Fax. +33(0)1-45-24-13-22, michael.zirpel@oecd.org


    Web site:  http://www.internationaltransportforum.org 



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