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ASECAP Days 2018

Conference Programme

Please note that the Conference Programme will be subject to changes.

10.00 - 19:00

Registration and distribution of congress papers

15.00 - 18:00

ASECAP Steering Committee and General Assembly – ASECAP Members only



Visit to the exhibition area (cocktails & finger food)


Welcome Reception (walking dinner) 

from 08:00

Registration and distribution of congress papers

8:45 - 09:30

Welcoming and Opening Remarks

Coordinator: Kallistratos Dionelis, ASECAP Secretary General

Keynote Speaker: Violeta Bulc, Commissioner for Transport (TBC)

09:30 - 11:30

Political session – Interactive Debate

Transport Connectivity for Regional and European Integration and growth: financing and investment risks – opportunities in a fast changing road transport reality.
EU Transport future will be based on harmonized regional developments. The speakers will reflect on realistic transport scenarios. In these scenarios the role of motorways and efficient concession schemes to socio-economic growth will be analyzed. Such analyses will take into account the financing and investment risks and opportunities in a socially oriented market. 

Moderator: Bill Halkias, President of HELLASTRON 

11:30 - 12:00

Coffee break

12:00 - 13:15

Policy session

EETS – Eurovignette: EU Infrastructure financing tools

The user pays and polluter pays principles will be part of the future EU policy. To meet these objectives a proper, harmonized tolling/charging scheme is needed in EU. To this end EU institutions, states and stakeholders both EC proposals regarding EETS and Eurovignette. When finally adopted, they will be part of a realistic tolling policy in EU where the Toll Chargers and the Service providers will provide realistic tolling services to citizens/users in the various EU regions under realistic commercial conditions. In the discussion will appear that Tolling is the fairest and the most sustainable way to develop new roads and to manage and maintain existing ones. Thus, public funds would be saved to be used towards other social priorities. 

Moderator: Bruno de la Fuente, ASECAP COPER I chair, SEOPAN

13:15 - 14:30


14:30 - 16:00

Policy Session

Multimodality and MaaS: What is the role of road concessionaires?

2018 has been proclaimed the official Year of Multimodal Transport by European Commissionner for Transport Violeta Bulc. Multimodality means focusing on different means of transport, from road to maritime, and to aviation. Mobility as a service (Maas) is expecting to change the way the travelers move around with access to personalized, smart mobility services. The session will focus on the challenges and the role of the concessionnaires towards the Multimodality and MaaS applications. 

Moderator: Marko Jandrisits, ASECAP COPER III chair / ASFINAG

Keynote Speaker: Piia Karjalainen, Senior Manager at MaaS Alliance (TBC)

16:00 - 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 - 18:00

Policy session

Valletta Declaration and the role of the road infrastructure operators

The challenges for road operators are to improve road safety and performances. From a long-term point of view, safe roads do not only depend on highly developed infrastructure. They also depend on the drivers behind the wheels and on innovations. The session will the occasion to hear about the EC priorities to improve road safety building on Valetta Declaration. The session will also explore and identify policies, practices, issues, challenges and innovative actions from ASECAP members and other stakeholders to share their concerns, successes and experiences. 

Moderator: Malika Seddi, ASECAP COPER II Chair, ASFA 

Keynote Speaker: Fotini Ioannidou, Head of the Road Safety Unit, European Commission, DG MOVE



from 08.00

Registration and distribution of congress papers

08:30 - 10:00

Technical session 1

Latest developments in innovative ITS activities

This session will focus on the challenges related to the latest developments in innovative ITS activities from the ASECAP members. The speakers will highlight concrete examples on the initiatives implemented by toll road opearators in ITS systems.  

Moderator: George Kiousis, HELLASTRON (TBD)

10:00 - 10.30

Coffee break

10:30 - 12.00

Technical session 2

Anticipating new mobility trends for an innovative-safe-green traffic management

New mobility trends: car sharing, carpooling, managed lanes, dedicated bus lane, electric and hybrid cars will be playing a major part for the decarbonization of transportation. ASECAP members will share their experiences in implementing and deploying solutions they apply in their network to fulfil the new mobility evolution and solutions. 

Moderator and introductory presentation: Rui Manteigas, APCAP

12:00 - 13.00


13:00 - 14:00

Technical Session 3

Marketing/commercial session: User centered innovative instruments

This session will focus on the User Centered innovative instruments and it will highlight all the actions/initiatives that toll road operators are undertaking to expand and improve their services/operations and their communications towards customers. 

Moderator: Emanuela Stocchi, ASECAP COPER II Vice-Chair, AISCAT

14:00 - 15:30

Developing transport synergies in Europe, America and the other continents by coordinating political, economic and technical tools 

Moderator: Emanuela Stocchi, IBTTA Immediate Past President