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The first day of discussions (Tuesday 27 May) was marked by subsequent plenary sessions with a full day of expert presentations, with time for Q&As about subjects falling under the responsibility of ASECAP’s different Permanent Committees (COPERs). On the second day (Wednesday 28 May), the various developments in the EU road transport sector were examined from a truly political angle.

 

 
 

 

26 May / Monday
  10.00 - 19.00   Registration and distribution of congress papers
   
  15.00 - 18.00 ASECAP Steering Committee and General Assembly - ASECAP Members only
   
  20.00   Welcome Reception (walking dinner) - Venue: Dionysos Restaurant

27 May / Tuesday
  From 08.00
  Registration and distribution of congress papers
   
  08.30 - 09.30
Opening
Opening remarks by K. Dionelis, ASECAP Secretary-General

Welcoming remarks
J. Mesqui, ASECAP President
P. Savaidis, EGNATIA ODOS SA President
M. Heiligenstein, IBTTA 2014 President

   
  09.30 - 11.00
  Technical session n° 1: tolling and concessions: What lies ahead?
   

Moderator: B. de la Fuente (SEOPAN), COPER I chair, introducing COPER I activities, followed by Q & A

- A. Bonet (ABERTIS) - Agreement based on existing toll contracts to improve mobility
- J. Ceia (Auto-Estradas do Atlâ ntico) - Tolling: A journey along with technology
- K. Koutsoukos (EGNATIA ODOS SA) - A tollway from the past to the future
- B. M. Halkias (Attikes Diadromes SA) - Innovation in Toll Road Concessions: building on the success of Attica Tollway, in Athens, Greece
- A. F. Wyttenbach (GSA) - The GNSS and its development within the tolling domain

    
  11.00 - 11.30
  Coffee break

 

  11.30 - 13.00
  Technical Session n° 2: Road safety & security: key aspects of a sustainable transport system
   

Moderator: M. Seddi (ASFA), COPER II chair, introducing COPER II activities, followed by Q & A

- L. Grosso (Autostrade per l'Italia) - 1999-2013: Fifteen years of continuous congestion reduction and road safety enhancement
- P. Pinto (Euroscut Algarve) - Mobile enforcement at free flow toll schemes based on tablets computers
- C. Allard (SANEF) - The SANEF observatory of motorway behavior
- M. Gam (ASFINAG Service GmbH) - ASFINAG Traffic Manager - Improving road safety and traffic management in the Vienna metropolitant area
- P. Papanikolas (Gefyra S.A.) - Charilaos Trikoupis Bridge - Safety and sustainability by preserving the asset
- J. Sajovic (DARS d.d.) - Lay-bys and protection against lateral obstacles - Situation in Slovenia
- M. Hansen (Sund&Baelt A/S) - Integrating sustainability and CSR into the core business

   
  13.00 - 14.30
  Lunch
   
  14.30 - 16.15
  Technical Session n° 3: Deploying ITS in the real market world
   

Moderator: M. Rotondo (AISCAT), introducing COPER III activities, followed by Q & A

- F. Diani (GSA) – Cooperation ASECAP-GSA: First reflections on potential GNSS applications for tolling
- M. C. Ebli (Autostrada del Brennero) - DRIVE C2X - A22
- L. Giacalone (Autostrade Tech) - Speed control systems: an overview of recent technical evolution
- A. Journé (SANEF) - Electromobility: today and tomorrow
- B. Datler (ASFINAG) - VAO: Providing services instead of data - The Austrian way for intermodal traffic information
- K. Papandreou (Olympia Odos Litourgia S.A.) - Greek interoperable tolling systems - Lessons learned by the implementation and 1st year of Operation of ETC interoperability in 5 Concessions in Greece
- K. Feix (KAPSCH CZ) - Weighing in Motion (WiM) in CZ ETS
- A. Cerino (INFOBLU) - Smart mobility Platform: Innovative solutions for Traffic Management

  16.15 – 17.00
  ASECAP on Tolling Marketing and a new environment of innovating tolling services: Three ASECAP cases 
   

Moderator: E. Stocchi (AISCAT)

•    L. D'Eça Pinheiro (BRISA) - Digital & Motorways  
•    C. Andersen (Sund & Baelt) - How the Great Belt Link uses social media in marketing strategy
•    Z. Kwiatkowska (Autostrada Wielkopolska SA) - AWSA social and educational campaigns

  20.00   ASECAP DAYS Dinner – Venue: Mythos Restaurant – Divani Apollon Palace

28 May / Wednesday
  From 08.00
  Registration and distribution of congress papers
   
  09.00 - 09.10

Opening

K. Dionelis, ASECAP Secretary-General

Keynote Speech

S. Simopoulos, Greek Secretary General of Public Works

   
  09.10 - 11.00
  Plenary Session: The Concession model as key instrument to finance and develop an efficient sustainable infrastructure network

 Moderator: K. Dionelis, ASECAP Secretary-General

 09.10 - 09.30 Introduction
C. Boutin (ASFA) - ASECAP Study on Concession
 09.30 - 11.00

•    L. Rozanski, European Commission, DG MARKT
•    G. Chetrit,  European Investment Bank (EIB) 
•    E. Stocchi, AISCAT
•    S. Pantelias, Greek Representative
•    B. de la Fuente, SEOPAN

   
  11.00 - 11.30
  Coffee break
   
  11.30 - 13.30   Electronic tolling interoperability in the EU: REETS project

Moderator: H. Resch & K. Dionelis, REETS Coordination team

Introductory Technical Part (1 hour): Mr Resch will introduce the technicalities of the project and will invite the different WP leaders to provide their perspective on each work package

•    Valérie Dumerc, ASFA, WP I Leader, WP I overview
•    Maurizio Rotondo, AISCAT, WP II overview
•    Joan Marti, ABERTIS AUTOPISTAS, WP III Leader, WP III overview
•    Paolo Giorgi, AISCAT, WP IV Leader, WP IV overview
•    Eva Tzoneva, AETIS/SHELL - "Looking forward: key factors for a successful implementation"

Mr. Resch will conclude by explaining the current evaluation report of the REETS Project

Building the path for the ETC interoperability - Success stories
•    Interoperability with Austria and Northern countries - K. Schierhackl, CFO of    ASFINAG, together with S. Rasmussen, Representative of Sund&Baelt
•    Interoperability between Spain and Portugal - F. Represa, ITINERE, together with J. Ceia, Auto-Estradas do Atlâ ntico
•    Closing remarks, J. Szulczyk , European Commission (DG MOVE)

  13.30 - 13.40
  Closing remarks and invitation to the 2015 ASECAP Days

J. Mesqui, ASECAP President
Ø. Halleraker, incoming ASECAP President
J. Braga, President of APCAP, host of the 2015 ASECAP Days

   
  13.40 - 15.00   Lunch

 

 
 

Enjoy your first night in Athens at the Dionysos restaurant located in a prominent position on the outskirts of the Acropolis, having a panoramic view of the sacred rock of the Acropolis and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus (Herodion). Meet your fellow ASECAP participants and accompanying persons in a relaxing but outstanding setting.

DRESS CODE: Smart Casual



Departure by coach from the Divani Caravel Hotel at 19:30.
Departure from the Divani Apollon Palace back to the Divani Caravel Hotel from 23:00.
It is with great pleasure that ASECAP invites you to the ASECAP Days Dinner.
Athens is known not only for its breath taking archaeological monuments but also for the beautiful sea. Enjoy the fantastic views of the sea with a great Greek dinner and a selection of wines and beers while standing steps away from the sea.

DRESS CODE: informal

 

 

 
 

Two new elements are to be highlighted concerning the accompanying persons’ programme.
Firstly, the cost of the lunches of Tuesday and Wednesday is now included in the fees. Accompanying persons will have their lunches with the delegates at the Congress venue (Divani Caravel Hotel). Secondly, the ½ day Discover Athens Tour on Tuesday 27 May is kept optional and is therefore excluded from the fees. However, and it remains unchanged as in the previous years, accommodation is not included in the fees.

Enjoy your first night in Athens at the Dionysos restaurant located in a prominent position on the outskirts of the Acropolis, having a panoramic view of the sacred rock of the Acropolis and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus (Herodion). Meet your fellow ASECAP participants and accompanying persons in a relaxing but outstanding setting.

DRESS CODE: Smart Casual

Departure by coach from the Divani Caravel hotel in the morning. Departure by coach from the Constitution Square in the centre of Athens at lunch time and return to the Divani Caravel hotel. The lunch will be served at the hotel.

 

Departure by coach from the Divani Caravel Hotel at 19:30.
Departure from the Divani Apollon Palace back to the Divani Caravel Hotel from 23:00.
It is with great pleasure that ASECAP invites you to the ASECAP Days Dinner.
Athens is known not only for its breath taking archaeological monuments but also for the beautiful sea. Enjoy the fantastic views of the sea with a great Greek dinner and a selection of wines and beers while standing steps away from the sea.

DRESS CODE: informal