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IRU - International Road Transport Union

2nd IRU/EU Road Transport Conference

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Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR)
Rue Ravensteinstraat 23, Brussels, Belgium


Opening Session of the Conference

Henrik Dam Kristensen

Danish EU Presidency Plans for Further Greening Road Transport
Henrik Dam Kristensen, EU Transport Council President and Danish Minister for Transport

Corine Wortmann-Kool

Sustainable Solutions Proposed by the European Parliament for Greening Road Transport
Corine Wortmann-Kool, MEP, Vice President of the European People's Party

Henrik Hololei

Greening Road Transport – EU’s Objectives and Actions as Defined in the White Paper
Henrik Hololei
, Head of Vice-President Kallas Cabinet

Janusz Lacny

IRU’s Strategy for Achieving Sustainable Development in Road Transport
Janusz Lacny, President, International Road Transport Union

Setting the Scene

Alan C McKinnon

The Role of Road Transport in a Green Transport System
Alan C McKinnon
, Professor, Head of Logistics, Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg

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Panel Discussion: Further Greening Road Transport Through Easy and Immediate Solutions!

 Keir Fitch

Removing Barriers and Providing Incentives to Further Green Road Transport
Keir Fitch
, Deputy Head of Vice-President Kallas Cabinet

Siebe Riedstra

The Dutch Example to Green Road Freight Transport – Including the Full Scale Operations of the European Modular Concept
Siebe Riedstra, Secretary General, Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure & Environment

Jos Dings

Next Practical Steps in Making Road Transport Greener
Jos Dings, Director, T&E

Alexander Sakkers

Road Freight Transport in Core and Green Networks and as a Facilitator of Intermodality
Alexander Sakkers, President of the Goods Transport Liaison Committee to the EU, International Road Transport Union

Panel Discussion: Further Greening Road Transport Through Innovations!

Philip Owen

Efficient  Future Solutions for Commercial Road Transport to Reach the Climate Action Goals
Philip Owen, Head of Unit, Transport and Ozone, DG CLIMA

Lars Holmqvist

Technological Innovations and the Future of Alternative Fuels for Road Transport
Lars Holmqvist, CEO, European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA)

Yves Mannaerts

The Green Political Innovation – Doubling the Use of Collective Transport 
Yves Mannaerts, Vice- President of IRU, President of Passenger Transport Council, International Road Transport Union

Closing Session


Conclusions of the 2nd IRU/EU Road Transport Conference

Martin Marmy

Martin Marmy, Secretary General, International Road Transport Union

Matthias Ruete

Matthias Ruete, Director General, DG MOVE, European Commission

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