Symposium Program

Driving Fuel Efficiency in Europe’s Road Freight Transport

January 25, 2012 – Brussels

(Hotel Renaissance)

8.00 - 8:30

Registration desk opens at 8.00am  (Coffee, tea and light breakfast buffet)

8:30 - 11:50

Morning Plenary Session

8.30 - 8:35       

Welcome from the moderator, Jens Voelmicke, Director Corporate Communications, Goodyear Dunlop Europe

8.35 - 8:45

Opening remarks: Fuel efficiency in fleet management: The burning question

Michel Rzonzef, Vice President Commercial Business Unit Goodyear Dunlop Europe

8:45 - 9.00       

Keynote address:  Driving towards sustainability: towards more efficient and cleaner road transport

Mr. Siim Kallas, Vice President of the European Commission, Directorate-General Transport

9:00 - 9:30

Launch of the Goodyear Dunlop Research Report: Driving fleet fuel efficiency: The Road to 2020

Boris Stevanovic, Marketing Director, Truck Tires, Goodyear Dunlop Europe

Lie Junius, Director, Public Affairs, Goodyear Dunlop Europe

Henk Van Tuyl, Director Tire Technology, Commercial Tires, Goodyear Dunlop Europe

9:30 - 9:45

Short Break       

9.45 - 11:00

Panel discussion: Moving toward sustainable road freight in Europe
Moderated by Claude Yvens, Editor-in-chief, Truck Europe

Geoff Dunning, Chief Executive, Road Haulage Association, UK

Marc Huybrechts, President, CLECAT (European Association for forwarding, transport, logistic and customer services)

Mark Major, Clean transport & sustainable urban mobility unit, European Commission, DG MOVE

Alexander Körner, Energy Analyst, International Energy Agency

Theo Pas, Director Product & Services Planning, DAF Trucks N.V.

11.00 - 11:50

Procuring for an efficient fleet:  Tools for measuring fuel, CO2 and cost savings in equipment procurement

Presentation of an innovation from Goodyear Dunlop and NEA that will help fleets to better understand fuel costs and the efficacy of their fuel efficiency investments

Laurent Colantonio, Technical Project Manager, Goodyear Innovation Center Luxembourg

Françoise van den Broek, NEA Transport research and training, business unit of Panteia, The Netherlands

MJPM Wijngaards, Director, Corporate Affairs, Jan de Rijk Logistics

11:50 - 13:15

Lunch Break

13:15 - 16:00

Afternoon Workshops

13:15 - 14:15

Workshop 1: The key implications of the EU 2011 Transport  White Paper for fleet managers

Moderated by Martina  Shchuryk, Manager, Government Affairs, Goodyear Dunlop Europe

Remi Mayet, Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission, DG MOVE

Marc Billiet, Head EU Goods Transport and Environmental Affairs, International Road Transport Union

Tom Antonissen, EU Affairs Manager, The Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG)

Workshop 2: Coping with the rising demands of end-customers to be more green

Moderated by  Jan-Piet Huylebroeck, Sales Director, Truck Tires, Goodyear Dunlop Europe

Nina Renshaw, Deputy Director, Transport and Environment

Stefan Larsson, Director, Regulatory Projects, European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)

Collin Bootsveld, Project Engineer, Colruyt Group

14.15 - 14.30

Short break

14:15 - 15:15

Workshop 3: Best practice in reducing fuel consumption. Case study from a fleet manager.

Moderated by Philippe Margot, Associate Engineer, Customer Engineering Solutions, Goodyear Innovation Center Luxembourg

Marco Digioia, Secretary General, UETR (European Road Haulers Union)

Benny Smets, Managing Director, NinaTrans

Gandert van Raemdonck, Researcher, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology

Workshop 4: Implications of the Tire Labeling Regulation for the fleet industry

Moderated by Lie Junius, Director, Public Affairs, Goodyear Dunlop Europe

Fazilet Cinaralp, Secretary General, European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers Association

Erik Huisman, Director, Bakker Logistiek

Henk Van Tuyl, Director Tire Technology, Commercial Tires, Goodyear Dunlop EMEA

15.15 - 15:30

Short break

15:30 - 15:45

Closing remarks: Moving towards sustainable fleet management in Europe

Michel Rzonzef, Vice President Commercial Business Unit Goodyear Dunlop Europe, summarizes the day’s debate and provides vision for how fleets can leverage the current societal and policy context to advance their businesses, and the industry


End of Symposium  

Speaker profiles

The event will gather transportation policy makers from the EU and Member States, transportation media, vehicle manufacturers, industry...

Time and place

January 25, starting 8am, at the Renaissance Hotel, Rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium



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