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The two-day discussions were marked by technical and political sessions with key information and Q & A about subjects falling under the responsibility of ASECAP’s different Permanent Committees (COPERs) affecting infrastructure financing, safe movement and smart mobility. The parallel developments in the US and the EU regarding the tolling priorities were specifically underlined, while the REETS consortium (the sole pan-European project on regional tolling interoperability funded by the European Commission) led by ASECAP, drew the relevant conclusions and key messages, laying the main considerations in the motorway tolling field.


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27 May / Wednesday
  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: Epic Sana Lisboa Hotel

28 May / Thursday

  From 08.00
 Registration and distribution of congress papers
  08.45 - 09.30
Opening Remarks

• Øyvind HALLERAKER, ASECAP President
• José BRAGA, APCAP President
Luis CAMPOS FERREIRA, Portuguese Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
• Javier RODRIGUEZ, IBTTA President

  09.30 - 11.00
 Investing in the future mobility across Europe: building, managing and
 connecting motorways with other transport modes

Moderator: Kallistratos DIONELIS, ASECAP Secretary-General, introductory statements

The concession model provides the necessary financial and legal conditions to assure the development and maintenance of the motorway network in Europe. Which instruments are needed to connect different transport modes delivering a multimodal transport system in Europe?

Edward FERQUHARSON, European Investment Bank
António RAMALHO, President of the “Infraestruturas de Portugal”
Bill H.HALKIAS, HELLASTRON President (Greece)
Libor LOCHMAN, Community of European Railway
André BROTO, Deputy Executive Director for Vinci Autoroutes (France)

Followed by Q & A

  11.00 - 11.15
 Coffee break
  11.15 - 13.00
The EU and US action plans on transportation: ASECAP and IBTTA initiatives on users-financed transportation

Moderator: Emanuela STOCCHI (AISCAT), introductory remarks

Pat JONES, IBTTA Executive Director and CEO
Kallistratos DIONELIS, ASECAP Secretary-General

Success tolling stories:

• US

• OREGON: Steve MORELLO, D'Artagnan Consulting LLP

• EU


  13.00 - 14.00
  14.00 - 15.30
 The future of road safety: the impact of innovative technologies

Moderator: Malika Seddi (ASFA), COPER II Chairman, introductory remarks

•  Dominic SEIBERT, Manager Development Vulnerable Road User Protection -AUDI
  Roberto ARDITI, SINA (AISCAT), Italy

Jauffrey FAUSTINI, Autoroutes Trafic, France
Jorge SALES GOMES, Brisa Inovação, Portugal

Followed by Q & A

  15.30 – 17.15
 Concrete and feasible actions for the development and wide deployment of

Moderator: Marko JANDRISITS (ASFINAG), COPER III Chairman, introductory remarks

Torsten GEISSLER, Chairman of the Amsterdam Group
Marcelo LEVIT, Bip&Drive
Fabio PRESSI, Infoblu (AISCAT - Italy)
Jorge LOPES, BRISA (APCAP - Portugal)
Konstantinos KOUTSOUKOS, HELLASTRON (Greece)

Followed by Q & A

  20.00   ASECAP DAYS Dinner – National Palace of Ajuda

29 May / Friday


  From 08.00
 Registration and distribution of congress papers
  09.00 – 11.00
Road Charging and Tolling policy promoting and implementing the user pay/polluter pay principles across Europe

Moderator: Bruno DE LA FUENTE (SEOPAN), COPER I Chairman, introductory remarks

Carina OLIVEIRA, Member of the Portuguese Parliament, opening statement on the creation of a single transport area in Europe

Bernd DATLER, ASFINAG (Austria)
João CEIA , APCAP (Portugal)
Walter PARDATSCHER, Autostrada del Brennero (AISCAT - Italy)
Josef Czako, KAPSCH TrafficCom (KAPSCH TS - Czech Republic)
Alberto F. WYTTENBACH , European GNSS Agency Representative
Conrad VALLVE, Autema - CINTRA
Pedro PINTO, ASCENDI (APCAP), Portugal

Followed by Q & A

  11.00 - 11.15
  Coffee break
  11.15 - 13.15  Tolling Interoperability in Europe: is the playing field ready for large scale

Moderator: Kallistratos DIONELIS, ASECAP Secretary General, introductory remarks

Eddy LIEGEOIS, Head of Unit in charge of Land Transport, European Commission (DG MOVE)

Eva TZONEVA, AETIS Secretary General
Fiammetta DIANI, European GNSS Agency
Pedro MOURISCA, CEO of VVP (Portugal)

Followed by Q & A

  13.15 - 13.45
 Closing remarks and invitation to the 2016 ASECAP Days

Fabrizio PALENZONA, Incoming ASECAP President
Julián NUNEZ, President of SEOPAN, host of the 2016 ASECAP Days in Madrid
Sergio SILVA MONTEIRO, Portuguese Secretary of State of Infrastructure, Transport and Communication

  13.45 - 15.00  Lunch


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The social programme consists of two evening events:

Welcome Reception: EPIC Sana Hotel Lobby Bar  Terrace (Wednesday 27 May 2015)

ASECAP Days Dinner : National Palace of Ajuda (Thursday 28 May 2015)  

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DRESS CODE (Welcome Reception): Smart Casual

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DRESS CODE (ASECAP Days Dinner): Business


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Two elements have to be highlighted concerning the accompanying persons’ programme.

Firstly, the cost of the lunches of Thursday and Friday is included in the fees. Accompanying persons will have their lunches with the delegates at the Congress venue (EPIC Sana Hotel). Secondly, the ½ day Lisbon Tour on Thursday 28 May is kept optional and is therefore excluded from the fees. 

However and, as in the previous years, accommodation remains excluded from the fees.

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