Speaker profiles

Keynote speaker

Siim Kallas

Vice-President, European Commission, Directorate-General Transport


Siim Kallas was appointed Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of transport in February 2010. From October 2004 until February 2010 he served as Vice-President responsible for administration, audit and anti-fraud. In May 2004, he was appointed as the first Estonian member of the European Commission, working in the field of economic and monetary affairs.

Before coming to the Commission he was an active participant in the restoration of Estonian statehood and he served in Estonia as Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, Minister of Foreign Affairs and President of the Central Bank.

Opening Remarks

Fuel efficiency in fleet management: The burning question

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Michel Rzonzef

Vice-President Commercial Business Unit, Goodyear Dunlop Europe


Michel was appointed Vice President Commercial Business Unit Goodyear Dunlop EMEA in January 2012. His responsibilities include tires and related solutions for Goodyear Dunlop Truck, Bus, Agricultural and Off-The-Road business segments in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Rzonzef joined Goodyear in 1988, as a test engineer and went on to hold various positions in Goodyear's European Marketing group and Goodyear's Innovation Center in Luxembourg. After becoming sales manager of Goodyear Dunlop in South Eastern Europe, he was appointed General Manager of Goodyear Dunlop operations in Central Europe in 2001. In 2002, he was appointed director of sales and marketing Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. In February 2008, he became President of the EEMEA business unit. Rzonzef was born on July 13 1963 in Liege, Belgium. He holds a degree in electro-mechanical engineering from the University of Liege.

Launch of the Goodyear Dunlop Research report

Driving fleet fuel efficiency: The Road to 2020

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Henk van Tuyl

Director, Tire Technology, Commercial Tires, Goodyear Dunlop Europe


Henk van Tuyl has been working at Goodyear since 1988 in the areas of Passenger Winter Tire Development, Passenger High and Ultra High Performance, Passenger OE development, RunOnFlat technology development, new product industrialization, and Tire Engineering and Commercial Tire Technology for Europe, Middle East and Africa. He was also part of the ETRTO Passenger Car sub-committee. He studied Mechanical Engineering in Eindhoven with a specialization on Vehicle Dynamics. He is now based in Luxembourg at the Goodyear Innovation Center.

Boris Stevanovic

Marketing Director, Truck Tires, Goodyear Dunlop Europe


Boris Stevanovic has been working in the tire Industry for more than 7 years holding different positions at Goodyear Dunlop Europe, first in Turkey then in the Middle East before taking the position of Marketing Director for Truck Tires for Goodyear Dunlop Europe. In his current role Boris is responsible for developing and marketing the company's truck tire product portfolio across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Boris holds an MBA from London Business School and an MA in Law from Paris V University Rene Descartes.

Lie Junius

Director, Public Affairs, Goodyear Dunlop Europe


Lie Junius has more than fifteen years of experience in public affairs and government relations, and is a specialist in EU policy and international project management. Lie is currently running Public Affairs for Goodyear Dunlop EMEA, responsible for corporate communications and government affairs across the region. Prior to joining Goodyear Dunlop in 2008, Lie was Senior Vice President Government Relations for ABN Amro Bank for five years and before that worked in the government affairs team of General Motors Europe. Lie holds masters degrees in Political Sciences from the Catholic University of Leuven and in Advanced European Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges, where she was an academic assistant for three years. Lie is based in Brussels.

Speakers Panel Discussion:

Moving toward sustainable road freight in Europe

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Claude Yvens

Editor-in-Chief, Truck Europe


Claude Yvens has been working in the transport and logistics sector for 15 years. In 2004, he became Editor-in-Chief of the various magazines published by MMM Business Media, including Truck & Business in the Belgian market. At European level, he launched Truck Europe in 2005 and will lead its shift to launch Smart Transport Europe in the course of 2012, beginning with the Smart Transport Europe Forum and the 3rd European Transport Company of the Year contest on April 19th in Brussels. Claude is also the author of several books on automobile racing.

Mark Major

Clean Transport and Sustainable Urban Mobility unit, European Commission, DG MOVE


Working on Sustainable Urban Mobility at the European Commission, DG MOVE

Mark Major is a qualified Civil Engineer (Oxford Polytechnic, UK) and also has an MBA in International Management (American Graduate School of International Management, USA). He has been a permanent official of the European Commission since 1999 – before that he was a senior transport planner for the City of Nottingham in the UK. He is currently working in DG MOVE on sustainable urban mobility. His past work in the Commission has included freight transport policy, international climate negotiations (aviation and maritime transport), transport project management and transport policy development. Since 2005 he has been a visiting professor at the China Academy of Transportation Studies (part of the Ministry of Communications in China). Mark speaks English, French and Spanish.

Marc Huybrechts

President, CLECAT


An entrepreneur and active freight forwarder for almost forty years, Marc Huybrechts is the President of CLECAT, the European Association for Forwarding, Transport, Logistic and Customs Services since November 2011. He has been the director of Azimut Services NV since 1988 and has founded and managed several other companies over the last 20 years. In addition to his vast practical experience he has been active in a number of Belgian freight forwarding associations (including VEA: the Antwerp Freight Forwarders Association; CEB: the Belgian Freight Forwarders Association) and the equivalent European and international organizations, CLECAT and FIATA, respectively. Mr. Huybrechts, who was born and raised in Antwerp, Belgium, has degrees in executive decision making and management from the Vlerick school of management.

Alex Körner

Energy Analyst, International Energy Agency


Alex Körner joined the IEA Energy Technology Policy Division in January 2011, where he is working as an energy analyst in the transport sector. He studied at Technische Universitaet Berlin and holds a Master’s Degree in Power and Process Engineering. Before coming to the IEA, he worked as a researcher on integrated assessment modeling at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).

Geoff Dunning

Chief Executive, Road Haulage Association


Geoff Dunning has worked for over 35 years in trade organizations involved with the road freight industry. His main goal is to see much more recognition of the road freight sector from policy makers, who should accept that the economy relies very heavily on trucks. Mr. Dunning has represented the industry at several conferences, and is keen to represent the road haulage industry as effectively as possible.

Theo Pas

Director, Product & Services Planning, DAF Trucks NV


Theo Pas (1952) is Director of Product & Services Planning at DAF Trucks NV in the Netherlands. He joined DAF in 1988 as product liability expert and worked as quality manager for DAF before he was appointed to his current position. Theo Pas has a Bachelor’s degree in Automotive Engineering and a Master’s degree in Law.

Procuring an Efficient Fleet:

Tools for measuring fuel, CO2 and cost savings in equipment procurement

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Françoise van den Broek

Director, NEA


Françoise van den Broek has been working at NEA since 2007.  Before her appointment at NEA, Françoise worked in logistics and advisory functions in commercial as well as in private, non-profit organizations. Since 2009 Françoise is also appointed as part-time associate professor Logistics & Sustainability at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences, Academy of Urban Development, Logistics and Mobility. Françoise studied Business Administration in Rotterdam and attended the postgraduate programme Master in Transport & Logistics (TiasNimbas Business School) in Tilburg.  She has a very strong background and many years experience in the field of logistics. Her responsibility is to initiate projects, that stimulate sustainable, efficient and safe traffic of both passengers and goods. Her key qualifications are: effects of globalisation on future transport flows and hinterland connectivity, innovative transport concepts, green supply chain management, sustainable use of infrastructure, regional development and city distribution, and agricultural logistics, just to name a few.

Laurent Colantonio

Technical Project Manager, Goodyear Innovation Center, Luxembourg


Laurent holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Physics from the University of Liege, Belgium. He worked for 2 years as an FNRS research assistant in the Aerospace Laboratory at that university, before joining the Goodyear Innovation Center in 1997. His background mostly lies in the thermo-mechanical design and optimization of non-linear structures. He has contributed to the development of various Goodyear RunOnFlat technologies for passenger tires, managed engineering teams in both the Luxembourg and North American Innovation Centers, and today leads several Commercial Truck Tires development programs for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

MJPM Wijngaards

Director, Corporate Affairs, Jan de Rijk Logistics


MJMP Wijngaards is the Director of Operations at Jan de Rijk Logistics, a Dutch freight company. He is responsible for operational and logistics issue for Jan de Rijk Logistics. He is also a member of the Board of the Breda Chamber of Commerce and a is member of the Advisory Board of Beurtvaartadres, Nootdorp in the Netherlands. Mr Wijngaards has worked for Jan de Rijk Logistics since 1985 and has a degree from the University of Utrecht.

Workshop I:

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

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Remi Mayet

Deputy Head of Unit, Land Transport, European Commission, DG MOVE


Mr Mayet is the deputy head of the unit which develops and checks the application of the EU legislation concerning commercial road transport within the European Commission. It includes the access to the market, social rules, tachograph, infrastructure charging, electronic tolling and weights and dimensions of vehicles. He joined the Commission as an official in 1996 where he has held various positions, including managing the high level group chaired by Karel Van Miert to develop the trans-European network and as a member of the office of the Director general for Transport and Energy.

Marc Billiet

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


Marc Billiet has been Head of EU Goods Transport and Head of EU Environmental Affairs at the Permanent Delegation to the EU of the International Road Transport Union (IRU) in Brussels since December 2006. Prior to that, he was Head of EU Passenger Transport at the Delegation since he joined the IRU in 1995. The IRU is an international organisation founded in 1948 with headquarters in Geneva, counts 170 Member Associations in 72 countries and has Permanent Delegations in Brussels, Moscow and Istanbul. Its objective is to contribute, in the interest of society as a whole, to the development and prosperity, in all countries, of domestic and international road transport, 
Before joining the IRU, Mr. Billiet was Secretary to the EU Committee of Enquiry on "Road Freight Transport in the Single European Market". Mr. Billiet has a Masters in Oriental languages and a Masters in International Relations. 

Marc Billiet has been Head of EU Goods Transport and Head of EU Environmental Affairs at IRU since December 2006. Between joining the IRU in 1995 and being appointed to his current post, he was Head of EU Passenger Transport at the Brussels Delegation. Before joining the IRU, Mr. Billiet was Secretary to the EU Committee of Enquiry on "Road Freight Transport in the Single European Market". Mr. Billiet has a Master’s in Oriental Languages and a Master’s in International Relations.

Tom Antonissen

EU Affairs Manager, The Association of European Vehicle Logistics


Tom Antonissen joined the Association of European Vehicle Logistics in July 2011. His responsibilities include representing ECG towards the EU institutions, media and stakeholders, conducting the Quarterly Cost and Confidence Trend Survey among ECG-members, overseeing the weekly ECG News, and facilitating the Land Transport Commission, as well as the twice-yearly East Regional Meetings. Previously, Tom Antonissen held the title of Manager of the Transport Practice at LOGOS Public Affairs, where he was a Senior Consultant from January 2008. Alongside his responsibilities for overall business development, he supported European organizations active in the transport, environment, automotive, engineering and energy sectors.

Workshop II:

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

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Collin Bootsveld

Project engineer, Colruyt Group


Collin Bootsveld is a Dutch citizen working for the Belgium Colruyt Group as a project engineer. He has a background in chemical engineering and has worked for 20 years in the field of energy conservation in industry, built environment and agriculture. He prefers to combine technical research with insights from other domains like " integral spirituality" and the development of human consciousness .Within the Colruyt group he is responsible for the technical management of projects like the development of a hybrid silent truck, dual fuel engines and the introduction of alternative energy sources into the truck fleet.

Nina Renshaw

Deputy Director, Transport & Environment


Nina Renshaw is T&E's specialist in freight, infrastructure and noise policy, and has also worked extensively on the EU's new tire standards. She joined T&E in 2006, having previously worked at LKW Walter and as a trainee at the European Commission.

Stefan Larsson

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


Stefan Larsson has 25 years experience within the automotive industry, mainly as head of the department globally responsible for product certification and monitoring vehicle regulations at Volvo Trucks. At ACEA, Stefan focuses on vehicle emissions and air quality issues in connection with different EU projects. He is the project leader within ACEA for the “Auto-Oil II” programme initiated by the EU Commission, and is also responsible for the Clean Air for Europe (CAFE) and the National Emission Ceiling (NEC) review. Since 2008, Stefan has led the pilot of the ACEA CO2HDV Working Group, which is the ACEA body that supervises, and co-ordinates HDV-related CO2 issues. He is also responsible for the organization of the Global Commercial Vehicle Industry Meetings, an activity that supports global harmonization of HDV regulations.

Workshop III:

Shifting customer demand

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Marco Digioia

Secretary General, European Road Haulers Association


Marco Digioia is an expert in transport, logistics, and services. He currently holds the position of the Secretary-General at UETR (Union européenne des transporteurs routiers/European Road Haulers Association). Additionally, Mr. Digioia holds the position of National Secretariat on the staff of the CONFARTIGIANATO TRASPORTI (Italian Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises – Transport, Logistics and Mobility Section). Prior to that, he spent five years as a senior adviser at the Brussels office of the Union of the Chambers of Commerce of Piedmont.

Benny Smets

Managing Director, NinaTrans


Benny Smets is responsible for the general management and marketing of Ninatrans, a family based company founded 40 years ago. The company is headquartered in Belgium and has branches in France, Germany, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic. Ninatrans has received several awards in Belgium including awards for safety, use of ICT, and the Move for Climate Award.

Gandert van Raemdonck

Researcher, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology


Gandert graduated as an Aerospace Engineer from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands in November 2006. He is about to complete his PhD research, into the behavior of aerodynamic flow around bluff bodies like trucks, at the System Engineering and Aircraft Design department (SEAD) at the faculty of Aerospace Engineering, TU Delft. His doctoral thesis, “Design of Low Drag Bluff Road Vehicles”, involves the development of several drag reduction techniques for trailers. Together with several partners from the transport sector, the department SEAD founded PART, Platform for Aerodynamic Road Transport (www.part20.eu), to initiate projects to improve the aerodynamic drag level of road vehicles.

Workshop IV:

Implications of the Tire Labeling Regulation for the fleet industry

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Fazilet Cinaralp

Secretary General, European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers Association


Fazilet Cinaralp joined BLIC (Bureau de Liaison des Industries du Caoutchouc de l'Union européenne) in June 1991 as an adviser on health, safety, and environmental matters. In 1996, she was appointed Secretary-General, and continued to hold this position after BLIC became ETRMA (European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers' Association) in 2006. An important voice in the tire labeling policy debate, Fazilet works tirelessly to enhance the competitiveness of Europe’s tire manufacturing sector.

Henk van Tuyl

Director, Tire Technology, Commercial Tires, Goodyear Dunlop Europe


Henk van Tuyl has been working at Goodyear since 1988 in the areas of Passenger Winter Tire Development, Passenger High and Ultra High Performance, Passenger OE development, RunOnFlat technology development, new product industrialization, and Tire Engineering and Commercial Tire Technology for Europe, Middle East and Africa. He was also part of the ETRTO Passenger Car sub-committee. He studied Mechanical Engineering in Eindhoven with a specialization on Vehicle Dynamics. He is now based in Luxembourg at the Goodyear Innovation Center.

Closing Remarks

Moving toward sustainable fleet management in Europe

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Michel Rzonzef

Vice-President Commercial Business Unit, Goodyear Dunlop Europe


Michel was appointed Vice President Commercial Business Unit Goodyear Dunlop EMEA in January 2012. His responsibilities include tires and related solutions for Goodyear Dunlop Truck, Bus, Agricultural and Off-The-Road business segments in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Rzonzef joined Goodyear in 1988, as a test engineer and went on to hold various positions in Goodyear's European Marketing group and Goodyear's Innovation Center in Luxembourg. After becoming sales manager of Goodyear Dunlop in South Eastern Europe, he was appointed General Manager of Goodyear Dunlop operations in Central Europe in 2001. In 2002, he was appointed director of sales and marketing Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. In February 2008, he became President of the EEMEA business unit. Rzonzef was born on July 13 1963 in Liege, Belgium. He holds a degree in electro-mechanical engineering from the University of Liege.


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

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