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IRU - International Road Transport Union

1st IRU/EU Presidency Road Transport Conference & Ministerial Meeting

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1st IRU/EU Presidency Road Transport Conference & Ministerial Meeting

“Efficient, Safe and Sustainable Road Transport for the Future”

Brussels, Belgium, 1 December 2010
The Square Meeting Centre

Martin Marmy

Opening speech
Martin Marmy, Secretary General, International Road Transport Union (IRU)

Etienne Schouppe

How can we achieve even more efficient, safe and sustainable road transport for the future?
Etienne Schouppe
, Secretary of State for Mobility, Kingdom of Belgium

Janusz Lacny

How will road transport meet future challenges?
Janusz Lacny
, President, International Road Transport Union

Siim Kallas What is the EU’s role in driving more efficient, safe and sustainable road transport?
Siim Kallas
, EC Vice-President and European Commissioner for Transport
Brian Simpson How can more efficient, safe and sustainable road transport even better serve EU citizens?
Brian Simpson
, Chair, Committee on Transport and Tourism of the European Parliament
  Excellence in Road Transport
Awarding the IRU Grand Prix d’Honneur

Recognising Excellence – Awarding the IRU Grand Prix d’Honneur
Janusz Lacny
, President, International Road Transport Union (IRU)
Martin Marmy, Secretary General, International Road Transport Union (IRU)

Ronald R. Knipling

Recognising Excellence - Awarding the IRU Order of Merit
Ronald R. Knipling
, Ph.D.

Signing of the Road Safety Charter

Committing to Road Safety – Signing of the Road Safety Charter
Siim Kallas
, EC Vice-President and European Commissioner for Transport
Janusz Lacny, President, International Road Transport Union (IRU)

  Ministerial Meeting on the Future of Road Transport in the EU
Ministerial Meeting

Martin Marmy, Secretary General, International Road Transport Union (IRU)

  Read the Joint Ministerial Statement
  Panel Session 1 – Efficient and Sustainable Road Transport
Enrico Grillo Pasquarelli

How can working in public/private partnerships achieve more efficient and safe road transport?
Enrico Grillo Pasquarelli, Director of Inland Transport, DG MOVE

Graham Smith

Why are buses and coaches the Smart Move for efficient and safe passenger road transport?
Graham Smith
, Vice-President and President of Passenger Transport Council, International Road Transport Union (IRU)

Ad Hellemons

How can enforcers contribute to making road transport more efficient and safe?
Ad Hellemons
, Director, TISPOL European Traffic Police Network

Yves Mannaerts

Why is professional training key to improving road transport efficiency and safety?
Yves Mannaerts
, Deputy Managing Director, FBAA

  Panel Session 2 – Efficient and Safe Road Transport
Peder Jensen

How can European road transport further reduce its environmental footprint?
Peder Jensen, Head of Air and Climate Change Programme, European Environment Agency (EEA)

Fuensanta Martinez Sans

How can innovation make the future of road transport even more efficient and sustainable?
Fuensanta Martinez Sans, Director Transport Policy, ACEA on behalf of Ivan Hodac, Secretary General, European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA)

Christophe Nicodeme

Can we have efficient and sustainable road transport without adequate infrastructure and related services?
Christophe Nicodeme
, Director General, European Road Federation (ERF)

Alexander Sakkers

How will the road transport sector meet its commitments to reduce CO2 emissions by 30% by 2030?
Alexander Sakkers
, President of the Goods Transport Liaison Committee with the EU, International Road Transport Union (IRU)

  Closing Session
Etienne Schouppe

Declaration of the Ministerial Meeting
Etienne Schouppe
, Secretary of State for Mobility, Kingdom of Belgium

Martin Marmy

Conclusions and Declaration of the 1st IRU/EU Presidency Road Transport Conference
Martin Marmy
, Secretary General, International Road Transport Union (IRU) 

Working together for a better future