On 05 November 2020, Kyiv hosted the MINTRANS 2020 International Infrastructure and Transport Forum dedicated to discussing current problems and prospects for the development of the transportation market. One of the key topics of the past forum was the issues of reforming and developing the rail transportation market. The event agenda included the entire range of the most pressing challenges of the railway industry: the issue of freight carriage, the launch of a pilot project on private traction and the issues of reforming the industry. Lemtrans was represented at the forum by its CEO Volodymyr Mezentsev. During the rail road panel, Volodymyr Mezentsev assessed the situation on the freight rail transport market, and also commented on the situation with the launch of the pilot project. “Launching an experiment is the first step towards market liberalisation. After all, the law on railway transport will sooner or later be adopted. The law also implies a reform to establish a competitive market in Ukraine,” Volodymyr Mezentsev says. “It is important to understand that the experiment itself does not make the market competitive; the market is sheltered. The experiment, however, provides many answers to a variety of questions, such as how this market should operate properly.” It should be noted that the forum became one of the largest discussion platforms this year, and its topics reflected the most pressing issues of the industry development. Volodymyr Zhmak, CEO of Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsia), Borys Kolesnikov, 2010-2012 Minister of Infrastructure, Dominic Pasquale Patella, Senior Transport Specialist at the World Bank Group, Yevhen Dykhne, President of UIA, Volodymyr Mezentsev, CEO of Lemtrans, Filip Hrushko, Member of the Supervisory Board of TIS, and others took part in panel discussions.