On the 6th and 7th of June 2019 the IVR Congress will take place in Prague, Czech Republic!
Congress and Workshop program
05-07 June 2019
Park Inn Prague
128 00 Nové Město, Tsjechië
Tel: +420 225 995 225
All meetings take place in the Congress Hotel
Mr. Oliver HALLER, Key Note speaker “Stressmanagement”
Mr. Vladimír Kremlík, Minister, Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic
16.00 – 18.00 H Meeting Executive Committee
16.00 – 18.00 H Meeting Loss Prevention Committee
08.30 H Meeting Legal Committee
10.15 H Meeting Board of Management
Afternoon program for all members and guests
12.30 H Joint lunch and Registration (personal badge and attendance lists are distributed)
13:00 H MEET AND GREET– Exclusive for new IVR members and non-members
13.30 H Official opening of the Congress
13.35-14.35 H Keynote speaker Oliver Haller, “STRESSMANAGEMENT”
14.45- 17.30 H Workshop “ACCIDENTS IN INLAND NAVIGATION” (see Workshop program)
18.30 H Departure from the hotel by bus
19.00 H Cocktail and Dinner in Francouzská Restaurace Art Nouveau, Republic Square, Prague
22.00 – 22.30 H Closure and return by bus to the hotel
09.30 H General Assembly for IVR members and guests
11.00 H Guest speaker Mr. Vladimír Kremlík, Minister, Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic
11.30 H Departure by bus from the hotel
Partner program (for accompanying persons of members and guests only)
09.15 H Gather at the reception
09.30 H Historical tram ride and guided walking tour through the Castle district and old city of Prague
Continuation Joint Program
12.00 H Boarding at the “Czechu” Bridge and Cruise with lunch on board of the “GRAND BOHEMIA”
15.00-15.30 H Closure of the Congress and return by bus to the hotel
Sign up for the congress
After registration you will receive an email with the confirmation of your participation
Workshop program “ACCIDENTS IN INLAND NAVIGATION”
Thursday 6 June 2019
14:35- 17:30 hours
Park Inn Hotel, Prague
The workshop is accessible for IVR members and non-members
With the positive feedback we received after the last years‘ congress we again will invite a Keynote speaker to kick off the congress. This year Oliver Haller, Medcoach, will challenge you on “Stressmanagement”.
Inland Waterway Transport is a safe and sustainable mode of transport. On European waterways, it carries some 550m tons of cargo and 1.4 million passengers per year. The river transport mode has some 40,000 km of waterways, out of which many rivers and canals are part of the Trans-European Transport Network TEN-T.
During the last 50 years, only half a dozen accidents have interrupted navigation on the Rhine for more than 48 hours. However, the number of accidents causing significant damage to vessels and/or infrastructure works is increasing, the reasons for which are still insufficiently known and analysed. Unlike rail traffic (Directive 2004/49/EC), maritime traffic (Directive 2009/18/EC) or the transport of hazardous materials (see section 1.8.5 ADN), there are indeed no international reporting and data capture obligations for inland navigation accidents.
The IVR therefore warmly welcomes all initiatives aimed at improving the collection of data on accidents in inland navigation and their analysis. The IVR itself has initiated within its Loss Prevention Committee several attempts to investigate accidents and wishes to give its full support to the above-mentioned initiatives. It proposes a common approach involving all concerned parties – authorities, waterway managers, carriers, insurers – to prevent accidents as far as possible.
During the workshop, recent developments related to accidents and accident understanding in inland navigation will be discussed from different angles, including legal and liability aspects.
Moderator: Stéphanie PEIGNEY-COUDERC, Cheffe de Bureau Inland Waterway Transport, Ministry of Transport, Paris
14.45 Opening and set the scene by the moderator to be followed by presentations from
Ronald Koops, Sr. Hull Underwriter RSA Nederland Global Risk Solutions and chair Loss Prevention Committee IVR
– Collection and analyses of accidents by insurers
Ing. Dimitri van der Heiden, senior advisor Nautical Safety, Ministry of Infrastructure and Watermanagement, The Hague
– Presentation of a national accident database from a waterway managers’ perspective
Norbert Kriedel, Administrator for Statistics and Market Observation, CCNR
– Accidents and accidentology in inland navigation – existing and future data collection and analysis
16.30-17.15 Presentations by
Kirsten Schreibers, Human factors consultant, Intergo BV
– Vessel bridge collisions and the human element
Pieter den Haan, Lawyer AKD NV
– Legal consequences and liabilities resulting from accidents in inland navigation based on recent examples
17.15 Recommendations and conclusions
Sign up for the workshop
Registration not necessary if you have already registered for the Workshop under the Congress registration.
We offer several possibilities to become a sponsor of the only international congress where all inland navigation related sectors come together. See below for all the sponsorship opportunities.
Special offer: + 2 free entrances to the Congress
This year we have blocked a large number of rooms at special conditions in the Park Inn Hotel. As the availability of the rooms at the special conditions is guaranteed until 18 February 2019 we kindly request you to book your rooms in time for which you can use the form below.
Park Inn Hotel
128 00 Nové Město
Tel: +420 225 995 225