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The 6th edition of the business platform dedicated to Danube navigation, organised by viadonau, is underway. We invite you to participate in this international event, which will take place on 15 May 2024 in Vienna, in an exclusive face-to-face format. Join the conference and discuss the latest developments and burning issues in inland navigation!


Motto of 2024: Setting the course for a green future!

  • Setting the course for green navigation: The short presentations by experts and the subsequent discussion will highlight possible developments for setting the course for green navigation in terms of alternative fuels, new technologies and logistics solutions.
  • Setting the course for good navigation: Infrastructural achievements, upcoming activities and necessary measures will be elaborated by stakeholder representatives.
  • Setting the course for a crew: How to solve the crew shortage and current developments will be discussed by experts who are facing the challenge and are developing solutions.
  • Danube Business Dating: B2B platform will once again serve as a platform to establish new and valuable business connections among companies, authorities, and politicians.

Speakers (confirmed)

  • ROBERT LICHTNER, Head of the Danube Strategy Point – EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR)
  • MARKUS SIMONER, Head of Department W2 – Shipping – Nautics and Technology, Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology
  • CHRISTOPH KREUZINGER, Product manager and Sales / Specialist in SSE projects – Stadtwerke Würzburg, Port of Würzburg
  • RAZVAN BANICA, Sales Manager – TTS (Transport Trade Services) SA
  • PETER ROJKO, Head of Business Development & International Affairs – Port of Vienna
  • CARMEN MANESCU, Manager IT Compartment – Administration of the Navigable Canals (CAN)
  • ROMEO SOARE, Head of branch – River Administration of the Lower Danube (AFDJ)
  • MARKUS FISCHER, Authorised signatory - Head of planning department, WIGES GmbH
  • MILAN POPOVIĆ, Managing Director & Port Manager – Smart Danube Service GmbH; Logserv Gmbh
  • SABINE GANSTERER, Head of Department Projects – via donau – Austrian Waterway Company
  • LILIANA MARTES, Trainer and assessor – CERONAV Romanian Maritime Training Centre
  • JASNA MUSKATIROVIC, Expert – Danube Commission
  • GERT-JAN MUILERMAN, Head of Department for Strategy and International Affairs – viadonau – Austrian Waterway Company


Mark your calendars! Don't miss the Danube Business Talks 2024, 15 May 2024, offering a unique opportunity for private and public stakeholders to participate in targeted networking and knowledge-sharing sessions focused on economic trends and innovations in Danube navigation.


An initiative in the framework of the Austrian Action Programme Danube of the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK).