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Speakers

David Banant

Project Manager, ATMB

Mr David BANANT

46 years old, Project Manager at ATMB for 6 years.

Responsible for the maintenance and monitoring policy of engineering structures at ATMB.

Work programme of about 3M€ per year.

José Braga

President, APCAP

Economist with deep experience and knowledge in toll motorways operation. Vast involvement and direction concerning technological development, particularly in operation and control systems.

Active participation in the creation and implementation of the Via Verde system and also the Via Verde Portugal company.

Experience of more than 30 years activity in different fields of toll motorways operation: organization, planning, control and relationships with the grantor and providers.

He is currently President of ASECAP.

Schedule
Welcoming and Opening remarks
Days:
Tuesday 30 May
09.00 – 9.30

Margarida Braga

Studies and Projects Department, BRISA

Margarida Braga is an environmental engineer. She started working for Brisa in 2002 taking the responsibility for implementing environmental management of motorways in the operation phase. Currently, the main activities she is developing include impact and post-impact assessment, elaboration of strategic noise maps and action plans, environmental management of construction, and reporting of environmental indicators. She has participated in APCAP work groups on motorways environmental management issues and did several presentations on environmental monitoring and noise management in motorways, namely on the preparation of strategic noise maps and action plans, and on a proposal to amend the noise legislation.

Schedule
The reduction of CO2 emission and preservation of the fauna & flora  
Days:
Wednesday 31 May
09.00 – 10.30

Bojan Banfi

Advisor to the Management Board and the Managing Director of Motorway Management Division, DARS d.d.

Bojan Banfi, Bachelor of Science in Economics, has more than 30 years of experience in different strategic areas.

Working for the Government of Slovenia, in the office of the Vice President of the Government for ten years, he was involved in preparation of certain fundamental documents for the economic independence of the Republic of Slovenia (National currency, Bank of Slovenia Act).    

Between 1995 and 2001, he worked for the Telecom of Slovenia as a General Secretary to the Management Board, where I have participated, among other responsibilities, in the group for establishment of subsidiaries of Telekom Slovenia, d.d. (GVO d.o.o. and Siol d.o.o.).

Since 2002, he has been working for DARS, Slovenian Motorway Company, where he had been an Executive Director of Toll department since 2006. In 2008, he led and successfully carried out the project "Introduction of vignettes /toll stickers to pay tolls for passenger cars", where he coordinated the work in several areas. The project was complex from an organizational, staffing and financial aspect, and the deadline for implementation was less than 100 days.

Since 2013, he is the Advisor to the Management Board and the Managing Director of Motorway Management Division, which includes traffic safety, motorway management, infrastructure, rest areas and electronic toll collection system. From 2012, he has been leading the team, which is responsible for public procurement for electronic toll collection system. He is currently involved in many projects related to asset management, traffic safety, smart mobility, etc.

Schedule
Innovative challenges in the digitalized motorway sector: big data, cybersecurity, digitalization
Days:
Wednesday 31 May
11.00 – 12.40

Christophe Boutin

Deputy to the Managing Director, ASFA

Christophe Boutin graduated as an engineer from Ecole Polytechnique and l’Ecole Nationale des Ponts-et-chaussées. He started his career as a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group. He joined the highway sector in 2004, first at Société des Autoroutes Paris Normandie (SAPN), as director of construction and sustainable development and then in charge of the concession contracts at Sanef. In 2011, he joined ASFA, the professional highway association in France, as deputy to the managing director. He participates in workgroups of several road associations like URF, IDRRIM and AICPR. He represents ASFA at the COPER I of ASECAP (financing and tolling).

Schedule
Moderator of the technical session 2: Innovative challenges in the digitalized motorway sector: big data, cybersecurity, digitalization 
Days:
Wednesday 31 May
11.00 – 12.40 

Bernd Datler

Managing Director,ASFINAG Maut Service GmbH

Mr. Datler is managing director of the tolling company of ASFINAG since November, 2009. He is responsible for technical development and operation of the tolling systems of ASFINAG covering all highways and expressways of Austria as well as for various telematics activities within ASFINAG.

In addition to that, Mr. Datler is responsible for all IT-activities of ASFINAG including IT-infrastructure, applications, IT-security, Data networks and SAP.

Mr. Datler has been working with ASFINAG for more than 12 years, previously he worked as management and IT consultant with Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.

Schedule
Innovative megatrends in the road transport sector 
Days:
Tuesday 30 May
14.30 – 16.00

Innovative challenges in the digitalized motorway sector: big data, cybersecurity, digitalization  
Days:
TWednesday 31 May
11.00 – 12.40

Bruno De La Fuente

Director of Construction, Concessions and Water Technologies , SEOPAN

Bruno de la Fuente is Bachelor of Business Science by the Universidad Complutense of Madrid and Master in Business Administration by the Instituto de Empresa.

1999 - 2010

ASETA (Spanish Association of Concessionaires Companies Highways, Tunnels, Bridges and Toll Road) - Management Assistant, leading the coordination of various committees of the Association as the Electronic Toll Collection Interoperability and Marketing.

2010 – 2014

ASETA - General Manager

He was involved in the definition, implementation and monitoring of the electronic toll collection Spanish ViaT system and he participated in different European projects of toll interoperability as CESARE, PISTA or RCI. 

2014 – Present

SEOPAN (Association of Infrastructure Contractors and Concessionaires) – Director of Construction, Concessions and Water Technologies

Is member of the ATC (Spanish Technical Road Association), AEC (Spanish Road Association) and ITS Spain’s Boards of Directors, member of the IBTTA (Global toll industry association) Technology Committee, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the ASECAP COPER I and participates in standardization committees 159-199 of AENOR (Spanish Standardization Body). He is member of the AEC’s magazine editorial board and of the Committees SIGA and TRAFFIC in IFEMA (Trade Fair Institution of Madrid).

He is also member of the Spanish Entrepreneur Organization (CEOE) General Assembly. Within this organization he is member of the Infrastructure and Urban Development Commission, Transport and Logistics Council and Reform and Rehabilitation Committee.

Schedule
Moderator of the Policy session: EETS – Where are we?  
Days:
Tuesday 30 May
12.00 – 13.00 

Louis-Jean de Nicolaÿ

Senator of Sarthe (72), UMP, France

Louis-Jean de Nicolaÿ est né le 18 septembre 1949 au Mans (72). Titulaire d’une licence de droit des affaires, diplômé de l’institut d’études politiques de Paris il fut Directeur de Le Blanc de Nicolaÿ (LBN) société de courtage en réassurance de 1977 à 1998 suite à l’acquisition de LBN par AON.

Il est maire du Lude depuis 2014 et président de la Communauté de communes du bassin ludois. Il est également Président du Comice Agricole du canton du Lude depuis 1987. Il a été conseiller régional de 1998 à son élection comme sénateur en 2014 et conseiller général de 1985 à 2014. Il était alors Vice-président du Conseil Général de la Sarthe.

Louis-Jean de Nicolaÿ est membre de la commission du développement durable, des infrastructures, de l'équipement et de l'aménagement du territoire.

Membre du groupe de travail du Sénat sur les sociétés concessionnaires d’autoroutes, il a également participé au groupe de travail parlementaire mis en place début 2015.

Il a été orateur pour le groupe UMP lors du débat sur les concessions autoroutières le 4 mars 2015.

Schedule
Financing new mobility needs and trends - preparing the infrastructure of the future: what are the solutions
Days:
Tuesday 30 May
09.30 – 11.30

Claire Depré

Head of Unit, Sustainable & Intelligent Transport, DG MOVE, European Commission

In October 2016, Claire Depré was appointed Head of Unit for Sustainable & Intelligent Transport in charge of intelligent transport systems, low emission transport and urban mobility in DG MOVE. Since 2013, she had already served as Head of Unit for Intelligent Transport Systems.

Previously, Claire has worked as assistant to the Director-General of Mobility and Transport. Before joining the Commission in 2001, she worked in the European Parliament with responsibilities encompassing industry, research and ICT.

Schedule
Innovative megatrends in the road transport sector
Days:
Tuesday 30 May
14.30 - 16.00

Fiammetta Diani

Deputy Head of Market Development, European GNSS Agency (GSA)

Fiammetta Diani is currently deputy head of Market Development at the European GNSS Agency (GSA) where she has been working since 2009. Before joining the GSA, she worked in the private sector for more than 10 years, both in aerospace and information technology industry, gaining extensive experience in applications of space-based technologies for the transport sector. Ms. Diani holds a master degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano and a post-graduate Master in Economics and Business Administration of governmental and not-for-profit organisations from the University of Ferrara, in Italy.

Schedule
Keynote speaker in the Marketing/commercial session: Innovative services & tools & apps for road infrastructure
Days:
Wednesday 31 May
14.00 – 15.20

Kallistratos Dionelis

Secretary-General, ASECAP

Up to 1999 K. Dionelis served the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Greece as a diplomat. The periods 1983-1990 and 1993-1999 he served in Brussels in the Greek Delegation in the EU, as first Counsellor of the Embassy, responsible for Transport, Energy and Environment. Since 1999 he is General Secretary of ASECAP, the European Association of tolled road infrastructures operators gathering 22 national members and managing more than 50.000 km. of road networks.

Mr Dionelis holds Masters Degrees of:
- Mechanical engineer N.U.A. (National University of Athens);
- Electrical engineer N.U.A.;
- Transport engineer;
- Economist (Economic University of Greece) – Master’s in Art of economics, specialization in transport economics.

Schedule
Policy session: “EETS – Where are we?
Days:
Tuesday 30 May

12.00 – 13.00 

Key industry challenges – EU and US perspective 
Days:
Wednesday 31 May
15.00 – 16.15

Joaquim Falcão de Lima

Strategic Marketing Manager, BRISA

Joaquim is MSc Economy and MBA with marketing specialization from Lisbon Catholica University. He is also post-graduate in management of ICT (Information & Communication Technologies).

Nowadays he is strategic marketing manager under Brisa’s marketing and corporate relations department.

In is recent career path, Joaquim was marketing & business development director at Portugal Telecom’s BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) and Contact Center business units.

Digital transformation, CRM and customer interaction, customer service digital platforms, product development, new mobility services, shared economy, customer database and advanced data analytics, data protection, etc. are Joaquim's desktop main topics.

Schedule
Moderator of the Marketing/commercial session : Innovative services & tools & apps for road infrastructure
Days:
Wednesday 31 May
14.00 – 15.20 

Karel Feix

Managing Director, KASPCH TrafficCom

Born in Prague in 1951

* 1971 – Graduated from Secondary School of Telecommunications
* 1976 – Graduated from Czech Technical University, Faculty of Electrical Engineering; obtained the title "ing." (MS)
* Following graduation, worked in Czech Telecom where he took part in designing and implementing digital communication systems
* During 1980s, worked for Ericsson in Finland and Sweden
* At the end of 1980s and beginning of 1990s, participated in a digitalization project for Czech Telecom
* 1991 – Appointed Managing Director of the Austrian holding Kapsch in the Czech Republic and Slovakia where he managed projects in the area of telecommunications and transportation telematics for roads and railways, such as the supply of GSM-R to the Czech Railways
* 2005 – Appointed the Managing Director of the holding's new company Kapsch Telematic Services CZ, which guarantees the supply and operation of the electronic toll system in the Czech Republic
* Fluent in English, German, and Russian
* Married with two adult children
* Hobbies include tennis, skiing, and biking

Schedule
Innovative services & tools & apps for road infrastructure
Days:
Wednesday 31 May
14.00 – 15.20

Edouard Fischer

New Technologies Director, SANEF GROUP

Civil engineer, alumnus of the Ecole polytechnique (1988), Edouard Fischer begins its career in 1994 within the Ministry for the Equipment as deputy Head of the Infrastructure Works for the Hauts-de-Seine Departmental office of infrastructure. Appointed Department Head of the Infrastructure Works and Natural Risks of the Haute-Garonne in 1996, he joined Cofiroute (Vinci autoroutes) in 2000, at first as Manager of the General Studies department, then as Manager of the Quality department and finally as Concessions and Sub-concessions Director in 2005. In 2008 Edouard Fischer joined the Sanef group (French Abertis subsidiary) as Technical Director of the Exploitation, then as New Technologies Director. Since 2015, he is the Technologies and Systems Director within the group.

Schedule
Innovative megatrends in the road transport sector
Days:
Tuesday 30 May
14.30 - 16.00

Dimitrios Gatsonis

CEO, AEGEAN MOTORWAY S.A.

Dimitrios Gatsonis is a Senior Executive at HOCHTIEF Solutions S.A. and CEO of Aegean Motorway S.A. in Greece. Under his leadership, the Maliakos-Kleidi Toll Road Project was successfully restructured in December 2013. Before September 2009, he was Dep. CEO & Director Business Development at Budapest International Airport. After joining HOCHTIEF AirPort in 1999, Mr Gatsonis has been responsible for several major International Airport Investments, such as the new Athens International Airport and Sydney Airport. Mr Gatsonis looks back to more than 25 years of professional experience, out of which 16 years with Airports and Transport Infrastructure Projects. He has also worked as a Management Consultant advising companies in Germany and Western Europe on strategy, Business Reengineering and Logistics. Mr Gatsonis received his Mechanical Engineer degree (MSc) from the Technical University of Berlin and his M.B.A from CITY University, Seattle.

Schedule
Innovative challenges in the digitalized motorway sector: big data, cybersecurity, digitalization 
Days:
Wednesday 31 May
11.00 – 12.40

Vassil Georgiev

Policy Officer, European Commission DG Economic & Financial Affairs Unit L.3

Prior to the European Commission, Vassil worked in several strands of the banking and private equity industries: development and international banking (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development), investment banking (UBS Investment Bank) and commercial banking (Raiffeisen Bank International), where he oversaw a number of infrastructure projects and transactions across Europe. In 2004 Vassil co-founded a start-up company focused on voice-over-IP telecommunications in the UK and the USA, which was later merged into a larger operator (Vonage).

Vassil holds an MBA degree in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as BA degrees in economics and finance from the Sofia University and the Hogeschool Utrecht.

Schedule
Financing new mobility needs and trends - preparing the infrastructure of the future: what are the solutions
Days:
Tuesday 30 May
09.30 – 11.30

Josep Lluís Giménez

Chief Industrial Development Officer, ABERTIS Infraestructuras

Josep Lluis Giménez was born in Barcelona in 1957. He has a degree in Administration & Economics (UNED) and also holds studies in Finance and Management such as Advanced Management Program (IAE – Universidad Austral of Buenos Aires) and Management Development Program (IESE – Universidad de Navarra).
He started working in 1981 at "Caja de Ahorros y Monte de Piedad de Barcelona", currently "La Caixa", the biggest savings bank in Spain. He worked in various positions as Manager until he was promoted in 1989 to a senior position in the financial controlling department at in "La Caixa Holding".
In 1995, he joined Inmobiliaria Colonial, S.A. as Operations and Finance Manager (CFO) where he worked until the company went public in the Spanish Stock Market in 1999.
Since then up to 2001, he worked for “Q-Factory 21”, a subsidiary of La Caixa, a capital risk company specialized in helping setting up new technology company, as Managing Director.
After setting up that company, he joined “Autopistas Concesionaria Española, S.A.” (acesa, concessionaire of Abertis Group), as Manager of the toll highway concessions operated in South America, being appointed President of “Grupo Concesionario del Oeste” (GCO) and also Vice-President of “Autopistas del Sol, S.A.” (Ausol), company that manages the access toll system to the city of Buenos Aires with more than 300.000 vehicle transactions per day. He has also been board member of several companies of the Abertis Infrastructures Group in South America.
In 2007, he was appointed Managing Director of “acesa/aucat” and, later, he was named Vice-Managing Director and Business Manager at “Abertis Autopistas de España”.

In 2009, he was appointed Managing Director of that business unit in Abertis, and is also member of the Executive Board of the “Abertis Infraestructuras Group” and member of the Board of several subsidiaries of Group Abertis. 

At the end of 2014 was appointed Chief Industrial Development Officer at Abertis Infraestructuras and is also member of the Board of several subsidiaries of Group Abertis.

Schedule
Financing new mobility needs and trends - preparing the infrastructure of the future: what are the solutions
Days:
Tuesday 30 May
09.30 – 11.30

Paolo Guarnieri

Bid and Marketing management, Autostrade Tech S.p.A

Paolo Guarnieri is a senior professional with a 20-year-old broad experience in various markets and solutions of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) with strong focus on Electronic Toll Collection, worldwide.

Graduated in 1996 in Control Engineering, he has been working within Autostrade per l’ Italia Group in several business units: R&D, Manufacturing, Product Management and Business Development.

His skills range from technical to commercial, from pricing to legal/contractual, from project planning to business processing, from sales to marketing with strong skills of business processes and services provision behind a system solution.

Bid and business development management are his current responsibilities in Autostrade Tech S.p.A.

Schedule
Innovative services&tools&apps for road infrastructure
Days:
Wednesday 31 May
14.00 – 15.20

Bill Halkias

Managing Director/CEO, Attikes Diadromes SA

Bill M. Halkias, PE, is the Managing Director/CEO of Attikes Diadromes SA, the Operating Agency of Attica Tollway (Attiki Odos), in Athens, Greece since 1998. He has 35 years of professional experience in Greece and USA with specialization in transportation engineering. He is an Engineering graduate of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA - 1981) with a Master’s Degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT, USA - 1984).

Mr. Halkias is currently the President of the HELLENIC ASSOCIATION of TOLL ROAD NETWORK (“HELLASTRON)”, established with the participation of all toll road infrastructures operating in Greece, comprising of about 2.500 kms and part of the Trans European Network (TEN). In addition, he is the 2nd Vice President of the Association of Operators of Toll Road Infrastructures (ASECAP) and a former President of the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers (2010-2012).

Furthermore, he is a registered member of the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) and a Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in eight US states, a Fellow Member of both the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), while he has also served as Member of the Freeway Operations Committee of the Transportation Research Board (TRB).  He is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Bridge Tunnel Turnpike Association (IBTTA) and a member of many Transport and PPP Organizations and Committees in Greece and worldwide.

Schedule
Financing new mobility needs and trends - preparing the infrastructure of the future: what are the solutions
Days:
Tuesday 30 May
09.30 – 11.30

Marko Jandrisits

Program Manager for Cooperative Systems and Services, ASFINAG

Mr. Marko Jandrisits is leading the ASECAP Permanent Committee on ITS and Innovation is employed by ASFINAG the Austrian Operators of the High Level Road Network as Program Manager for Cooperative Systems and Services. He is Co-Chair of the Amsterdam Group and delegate to several national and international ITS related bodies like the C-ITS Deployment Platform, ETSI, CEN and CEPT.

Mr. Jandrisits graduated from the University of Applied Sciences Wr. Neutstadt for Interdisciplinary Management as “Diplom-Ingenieur (FH)”. Since 2000 he worked as Project Manager in the field of Transport and Traffic Telematics and was responsible for the development and implementation of numerous projects in transports, logistics and information technologies for ESA, EC and on national level. He was member of the board of the Austrian Institute of Navigation and delegate to the European Maritime Radionavigation Forum.

Schedule
Moderator of the Policy session:  “Innovative megatrends in the road transport sector”
Days:
Tuesday 30 May
14.30 – 16.00

Patrick Jones

Executive Director, International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA)

Patrick Jones is Executive Director & CEO of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association. Since assuming this position in 2002, Pat has built IBTTA into the principal advocate for toll-financed transportation and the leader in producing high quality educational experiences for toll industry professionals. Under his leadership, IBTTA launched the IBTTA Leadership Academy and introduced many new programs including global tolling summits in Europe, South America, Australia, South Africa, and Mexico. IBTTA has also developed a highly successful industry public awareness campaign. Before joining IBTTA, Pat held senior positions at the American Trucking Associations, the American Public Transportation Association, and the Health Insurance Association of America. Pat holds a BA in political science from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and an MBA from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. 

Schedule
Key industry challenges - EU and US perspectives
Days:
Wednesday 31 May
15.20 – 16.40

Giorgos Kiousis

Head of ITS working group, HELLASTRON

Giorgos is an Informatics Engineer with over 25 years of professional experience, a large part of which in the ITS field.

Since 2005 he is appointed as Technology Director in Attikes Diadromes SA, the Operating and Maintenance Company of the Attiki Odos Motorway.

Since June 2016 he is representing HELLASTRON in the ASECAP COPERIII group.

Prior of joining Attikes Diadromes, he had worked for mobile telecom operators, responsible for development and management of business intelligence and data mining systems as well as for ITS consulting firms participating in EU-funded research.

Schedule
Innovative services & tools & apps for road infrastructure
Days:
Wednesday 31 May
14.00 – 15.20

Alenka Košič

Responsible for International Relations, and EU Funds Financing, DARS d.d.

Bachelor in Economics (University of Ljubljana). More than 20 years experience in motorway development, operations and financing. Since 2013 responsible for international relations, and EU funds financing at DARS d.d., Slovenian Motorway Company. Before 2013 in charge of strategic and annual planning, motorway development, project monitoring and reporting. She has participated in several European and cross-border projects, such as C-Roads, Crocodile, Easyway, PROMET, TIP etc. She is actively involved in the ASECAP activities and PIARC (World Road Association) task forces.

Schedule
Moderator of the technical session 1: The reduction of CO2 emission and preservation of the fauna & flora 
Days:
Wednesday 31 May
09.00 – 10.30 

Jorge Lopes

Director Responsible for the Road Technologies and Information Management Services, BRISA

Dr. Jorge Lopes is graduated in computer science engineering and holds a PhD Degree in Transportation Systems from the Technical University of Lisbon and the MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is invited professor in the Department of Civil Engineering of the Technical University of Lisbon and has been involved in several studies of transportation systems and complex systems design and development.

He joined Brisa in 2001 as responsible for the development of ITS solutions and the traffic control center’ systems design and development.

Currently he is the director responsible for the road technologies and information management services.

Jorge is the chairman of CP3 – the permanent committee on ITS of APCAP – the Portuguese association.

Schedule
Innovative megatrends in the road transport sector 
Days:
Tuesday 30 May
14.30 – 16.00

Cristóbal Martínez Álvaro

Technical Director, Cintra Servicios de Infraestructura, S.A.

Cristóbal Martínez Álvaro holds a MSc in Civil Engineering (1988) from the Universidad Politécnica of Madrid (Spain) and a PhD in Management (2004) from the IESE Business School (University of Navarra; Spain). He has over 25 years experience in construction and transportation engineering focused on toll highway design and operation. Since 1996 he has worked with Ferrovial and after Cintra creation in 1999 he has been responsible for managing the O&M analysis and infrastructure checking for existing and new projects pursued by the company worldwide under PPP schemes. His involvement includes the O&M study for the acquisition of the 407ETR in Toronto, different concessions in Portugal (Algarve & Norte Litoral Shadow Tolls), the M4 and M3 toll highways in Ireland, the Ionia Odos and Central Greece in Greece, the Chicago Skyway and Indiana Toll Road transactions and the awards of SH-130 in Austin and the Managed Lanes in NTE and LBJ in Dallas (Tx), I-77 in Charlotte (NC) and I-66 in the Western access to Washington D.C (VA), among others. Its Corporate Department is also responsible of monitoring all the Capital Expenditures and Ordinary Maintenance, QA & QC, fulfillment of Environmental requirements  and IT development in Cintra’s highway portfolio.

Schedule
The reduction of CO2 emission and preservation of the fauna & flora  
Days:
Wednesday 31 May
09.00 – 10.30

Fuensanta Martinez-Sans

Director of Transport Policy, ACEA

Fuensanta Martinez Sans joined ACEA (European Automotive Manufacturers’ Association) in 2006 as Director of Transport Policy. She had previously worked in the Fiat Group in Turin, after holding several positions in automotive-related associations in Brussels. She holds a law degree and a diploma of advanced European Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges.

Schedule
Innovative megatrends in the road transport sector 
Days:
Tuesday 30 May
14.30 – 16.00

Jean Mesqui

President, ASFA

Jean MESQUI is Graduate of the French École Polytechnique, of the French École des Ponts-et-Chaussées (university-level College for civil engineering) and have a Ph.D. in History.

From 1975 to 1988, he took several positions within the Ministry of Equipment and transportation: In 1989, he joined the toll road sector as Executive Director of SAPN (French Concessionaire Company /Société des Autoroutes Paris-Normandie. He became in 1997, member of the Board, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Since 2001, he is Executive Director of ASFA (Association Professionnelle des Sociétés Françaises concessionnaires d’Autoroutes et d’ouvrages à péage / Association of French concessionaire companies). 

He was President of ASECAP (European Organization gathering the toll road operators), He was Chairman of ERTICO Board (organization gathering private and public companies for the development of ITS), He is board member of IBTTA (Association gathering the toll road operators’ worldwide).

Schedule
Welcoming and Opening Remarks 
Days:
Tuesday 30 May 
09.00 – 09.30

Christèle Million

Innovation & Development Project Manager, APRR Group

Transversal project management specialist – After a 2 years diploma in finance & accounting, she graduated from INSEEC Business management school with a Business Audit specialization. She worked 4 years in the IT project management Department of AMERICAN EXPRESS France as Business Analyst. Then she entered the APRR Group up to today (11 years) : 10 years in the Tolling Systems Domain  as responsible of various technical and operational tolling projects (implementation of the HGV electronic toll system, LAPI systems, modernization of the APRR tolling system...). She moved to the innovation & development department last year to develop mobility services and innovative practices and take in charge all innovative projects.

Schedule
Innovative services & tools & apps for road infrastructure
Days:
Wednesday 31 May
14.00 – 15.20

Christophe Nicodème

Director General, European Union Road Federation (ERF)

Further to studies in Languages, then in Marketing, Christophe Nicodème has been active for 17 years in the Road Safety Sector, as Senior Business Manager for a company specialised in Road Markings, Road Maintenance and Road Safety Systems.

During this time, he participated to local, regional and national programmes of Road Safety in liaison with local authorities in various countries of Europe (Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain) and of Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Guatemala), especially for the implementation and the assessment of Traffic Calming Schemes in urban areas and maintenance works on major road networks.

Christophe Nicodème has been involved in the activities of the European Union Road Federation (ERF) for more than 4 years as Member, Member of the Executive Committee, Treasurer and Vice-President.

In January 2008, he took over the position of Director General of the ERF.

The ERF (European Union Road Federation) is a non-profit organisation, based in Brussels, which coordinates the views of Europe’s road infrastructure sector and acts as a platform for dialogue and research on Mobility and Road Safety issues.

Schedule
Keynote speaker in the Policy session: Maintenance and preservation of the assets: ensuring the highest standards of safety
Days:
Tuesday 30 May
16.30 – 18.00 

Julián Núñez

President, SEOPAN

At the present time he is President of SEOPAN. SEOPAN is the Association of Infrastructure Contractors and Concessionaires. The annual turnover of its member companies reaches almost 80 billion € with 470.000 employees Is also President of the CEOE’s Commission of Concessions and Services, Vice president of CEOE’s Commission of International Relations, Board and Executive Committee member of CEOE (Spanish Employers Confederation), Vice president of CNC (National Construction Confederation), Board member of the Construction Labor Foundation (FLC), Board member of Spanish Road Association (AEC), ASECAP Permanent Representative and IBTTA Board of Directors member.

Among other responsibilities, he has been working for 10 years in Vias y Construcciones (ACS Group), 5 among them as director of the company in Portugal.

Schedule
Closing and invitation to the 2018 ASECAP Study Days 
Days:
Wednesday 31 May
16.40 – 17.00

M.K. Palmore

Assistant Special Agent in Charge, FBI San Francisco - Cyber Branch

M. K. Palmore serves as the leader of the San Francisco FBI Cyber Branch.  His responsibilities include the strategic and operational management of several teams of cyber intrusion investigators, computer scientists and digital forensics personnel.  Mr. Palmore entered on duty with the FBI in 1997.  His assignments, in addition to San Francisco, have included FBIHQ, and the Sacramento and Los Angeles Field Offices. Mr. Palmore’s certifications include the ISC2 – CISSP and the GIAC - GISP.  He earned a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy and a MBA from Pepperdine University.  Prior to the FBI, Mr. Palmore served as a commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Schedule
Keynote speaker in the technical session 2: Innovative challenges in the digitalized motorway sector: big data, cybersecurity, digitalization 
Days:
Wednesday 31 May
11.00 – 12.40 

Fabrizio Paoletti

Autostrade Tech. S.p.A. Autostrade per l’Italia / Atlantia group

Fabrizio Paoletti is Electronic Engineer, since 1992 he had been working in Autostrade per l’Italia in Traffic Control Centres Application development, specifically designing and integrating IT Solutions for Traffic Management and Traffic Information Systems: from VMS to Tunnels Safety Systems, Hardshoulder Running Systems, Dynamic Speed Management nowadays Intelligent Trasport Systems ( ITS) .

Since 1997 he had been active in European Projects for Traffic Management and Information at national borders, joining in 2003 the European group working on specification for Road Data Traffic Information Exchange, namely DATEX Technical Committee, in the EU funded programs [ TEMPO, EasyWay, EIP/EIP+, Europan ITS Platform]. He actively participated in developing DATEX II Protocol (CEN TS 16157) and is still active in this subject, currently run under DATEX PSA Organisation, cofounded by EU and run under CEDR ( www.datex2.eu ) and in corresponding experts groups in CEN and ISO.

Recently he was involved the TM 2.0 platform initiative, run under ERTICO ( www.tm20.org ), to facilitate the liason among Road Operator based DATEX based Data Exchange to best introduce added value contribution and requirements of Service Providers in the Road Operator based Traffic Management.

His experience in the European framework and within Autostrade Motorway company is currently focused in developing IT protocols and systems to provide Traffic Management tools enabling “Collaborative ITS Services” to operate Traffic management Plans among different Traffic Management Centres and Authorities.

In the last year he was involved in prototyping services to exchange information with Cooperative ITS Systems and Devices from Traffic Control Centres applications, via standardised interfaces, collaborating in setting up test bed for ETSI plugtest for C ITS systems, November 2016 in Leghorn (IT).

His presentation will show state of art in Data Exchange research domain to support ITS services and application developments to grant Road Safety and enable collaborative Traffic Management in operational systems.

Schedule
Innovative challenges in the digitalized motorway sector: big data, cybersecurity, digitalization
Days:
Wednesday 31 May
11.00 – 12.40

Stelios Pentheroudakis

CEO, Nea Odos & Kentriki Odos

Mr. Stelios Pentheroudakis is a Civil Engineer that graduated from the Democritus University of Thrace and is a Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece, since 1984.

From the beginning of his career until now, he has held positions of Construction Manager and General Manager in large infrastructure projects, mainly highways, both in Greece and abroad.

Following a period of five years executing duties as a Deputy Director of Construction for the Construction Joint Venture of Nea Odos and Central Greece Motorways, in September 2012, he undertook the position of the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) in the related Concession Companies.

From March 2016 up to date, he serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for both, aforementioned, Concession Companies.

Schedule
Maintenance and preservation of the assets: ensuring the highest standards of safety
Days:
Tuesday 30 May
16.30 – 18.00

Cédric Petitcolin

Technical Office /Equipment's Investments Projects, GEIE - Tunnel du Mt Blanc

Cédric Petitcolin earned a Master degree in industrial engineering at the Ecole des Mines of Saint Etienne and a Master of computer science at Paris University 6. In 1998 Cédric Petitcolin started his professional career as an Engineer for THALES and then, in 2002,  he started working at the Mont Blanc Tunnel dealing with the SCADA system. Since 2008 he is in charge of the technical office charged of equipment's investments projects for the French and the Italian parts of the Mont Blanc tunnel.

Schedule
Maintenance and preservation of the assets: ensuring the highest standards of safety
Days:
Tuesday 30 May
16.30 – 18.00

François Poupard

Director General of Transport Infrastructure, France

François Poupard, ingénieur général des ponts, des eaux et des forêts, est directeur général des infrastructures, des transports et de la mer (DGITM), depuis le 12 novembre 2014.
Dans le domaine des transports, il a au préalable occupé différents postes :
- en 2012 directeur adjoint du cabinet de Frédéric Cuvillier, alors Ministre délégué aux Transports, à la Mer et à la Pêche.
- conseiller spécial transport, et urbanisme, au cabinet de Bertrand Delanoé,  maire de Paris (2008-2012)
- directeur de l’exploitation à la direction des routes d’Ile-de-France (2006-2008)
- directeur du service de la sécurité et de l’exploitation de la route (2004-2006) de la DREIF
- adjoint au directeur des infrastructures et des transports (2002-2004) de la DREIF
- chef du groupe études et stratégies de transports (1998-2002)  de la DREIF

Il a également occupé divers postes dans le domaine de la construction ou du logement.
Plus récemment, il était entre 2012 et 2014 directeur général d'Eau de Paris.

Schedule
Welcoming and Opening remarks
Days:
Tuesday 30 May
09.00 – 9.30

Hubert Resch

Managing Director, ASFINAG European Toll Service GmbH

Hubert Resch is managing director of ASFINAG European Toll Service GmbH, subsidiary of ASFINAG, Austria's motorway operator. In addition, he is secretary to the European Initiative EETS Facilitation Platform since 2015.

Hubert was born in Austria in 1969. He graduated from the University of Vienna (Law) in 1995 and was granted the Doctor in Law in 2002. He was assistant professor at the Department of Public Law at the University of Business Administration in Vienna. Hubert worked as an associate at Freshfields, he was admitted to the Austrian Bar in 2006. In 2008 he became Head of the Legal Department of ASFINAG, since 2009 he is managing director at ASFINAG.

Schedule
EETS - where are we?
Days:
Tuesday 30 May
12.00 – 13.00

Franck Rivey

Head of ITS projects and Traffic Management Technologies and Systems Division, Sanef Group

15 years’ experience in Location Based Services. Worked as project manager for the development of Personal Navigation Devices at Thales Navigation (Nantes) 10 years’ experience in ITS and Traffic Management projects at sanef. Currently working as head of ITS and Traffic Management projects at sanef.

Master 2 in Business Administration (Caen University) Master in Computer Science (CNAM Nantes). 

Schedule
Innovative services & tools & apps for road infrastructure
Days:
Wednesday 31 May
14.00 – 15.20

Amélia Rung

Development Director, Vinci Autoroutes

Amélia RUNG, I am 45 years old, a french-portuguese civil-ingeneer.  I work for nearly 20 years at Vinci Autoroutes, the concession company of half of France’s motorways under concession.

I started in the design office to manage the maintenance of infrastructure then I switched to the management of viability,safety and toll teams.  Now I’m in charge of the Vinci Autoroutes development in connection with french Metropoles about urban  mobility. 

Schedule
Financing new mobility needs and trends - preparing the infrastructure of the future: what are the solutions
Days:
Tuesday 30 May
09.30 – 11.30

Ricardo Sarmento

Information System Manager. ASCENDI

Degree in Information System Management from the Engineering School of Minho University in 2000 and a Post-Graduation in Information Systems by the same Engineering School of Minho University in 2005;

Advanced Management Post-Graduation by Porto Business School in 2012;

15 years of experience in management and coordination of innumerous Information Systems Projects;

Project Portfolio Management;

Project Director of Tolling Collection System, exclusively electronic, Multilane Free-flow in the Subconcession of Pinhal Interior in POtugal between 2011-2013;

Technical Director of I&D project for Sustainable Infrastructure Management System since 2013;

Management of SAP Commercial Back office Project Implementation, for MLFF Toll Charges and Traditional Toll Charges Collection in 2009-2010.

Schedule
Innovative challenges in the digitalized motorway sector: big data, cybersecurity, digitalization
Days:
Wednesday 31 May
11.00 – 12.40

Klaus Schierhackl

Executive Director, ASFINAG - International IBTTA Vice President

(born 11 February 1968)

Having graduated from the College for Technical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Department in Mödling, Klaus Schierhackl studied business management at the Vienna University of Economics and Business from 1987 to 1992.

From 1991 to 1995 he worked as an assistant at the Institute for Transport Industry while simultaneously completing his doctorate degree.

From 1995 to 1997, Schierhackl worked in Organisational Development at MAN in Munich, then moved to a logistics-related corporate consultancy, before being appointed head of the Toll Department at ASFINAG in 1997. Since that time Schierhackl maintains close contact with ASECAP, with European Institutions and many other stakeholders in the traffic and transport environment.

From 2005 to 2007 Klaus Schierhackl was managing director of ASFINAG Maut Service GmbH and in October 2007 Schierhackl was appointed board member of ASFINAG. He is primarily responsible for the tasks of financing, accounting & controlling, human resources, legal services, tolling and international business.

Klaus Schierhackl was president of ASECAP between 2011 and 2013. Since 2011 he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the globally acting International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) and is currently serving as the association’s International Vice President. Moreover, he has been a member of the European Road Transport Telematics Implementation Organisation’s (ERTICO) Supervisory Board since June 2015.

Schedule
Key industry challenges - EU and US perspectives
Days:
Wednesday 31 May
15.20 – 16.40

Malika Seddi

Director of International Affairs and Customer Services, ASFA

Malika SEDDI, Director of International Affairs and Customer Services in ASFA (Association of  motorway and facilities concessionaires in France). Engaged in the toll industry with different positions within ASFA, she is deeply involved in ASECAP (Association for toll motorway operators in Europe). She is the chair woman of Safety permanent committee (Coper 2). She was the International Vice-President of IBTTA (Worldwide association for the owners and operators of toll facilities and industry) 2013/2015/2016. She is also involved in ERTICO (ITS Europe), and PIARC (Wold road Association) representing ASFA members’ interests. She had been involved in many European projects aiming to improve road safety and for the development of harmonised ITS services.

Schedule
Moderator of the Policy session : Maintenance and preservation of the assets: ensuring the highest standards of safety
Days:
Tuesday 30 May
16.30 – 18.00

Álvaro Soares

System Analysis and Development Team Coordinator, ASCENDI

System Analysis and Development Team Coordinator at Ascendi

Product Manager (SustIMS – Sustainable Infrastructure Management System)

Graduation on Computer Engineering in the Superior Institute of Engineering of Porto in 2007; Mini-MBA at Porto Business School in Católica University of Porto in 2012; Development manager of several IT implementation projects (ERP’s, Strategy Management Systems, Data Warehousing, BackOffice, Mobile and Reporting Systems). 

Schedule
Maintenance and preservation of the assets: ensuring the highest standards of safety
Days:
Tuesday 30 May
16.30 – 18.00

Thomas Steiner

Sustainability Manager, ASFINAG

Thomas Steiner represents ASFINAG, the motorway operator of Austria. He studied civil engineering at the Technical University of Vienna and postgraduated in spatial planning, town and country planning. From 1987 to 2003 he worked as a Project Manager and Team leader in a spatial planning company.  From 2003 to 2008, Thomas Steiner was a project leader on new construction projects in the Vienna region. Since 2008 he works in the  Department “Technical Coordination” at ASFINAG-Holding.  There, Thomas Steiner is responsible for Coordination and management of rules and directives concerning “Architectural Design”, “Cost Sharing Management” and “Implementation of Federal Disability Equalization Act” in the whole ASFINAG Group. In 2015 Thomas Steiner was nominated as “Sustainability Manager” and started implementation and coordination of the sustainability management in ASFINAG, including initiatives, measures and annual reportings.

Schedule
The reduction of CO2 emission and preservation of the fauna & flora  
Days:
Wednesday 31 May
09.00 – 10.30

Emanuela Stocchi

Director of International Affairs, AISCAT and IBTTA President

Emanuela Stocchi is an expert in EU legislation and policies and she is the Director of International Affairs for AISCAT (Associazione Italiana Società Concessionarie Autostrade e Trafori), the Italian Association of Toll Highways Concessionaires Companies. In this role she ensures the Association’s contacts with the EU Institutions and other European and International organizations active in the transportation field. Emanuela is Vice Chair of the ASECAP (European Association of Toll Highways Concessionaires Companies) Permanent Committee of Road Safety, Environment and Sustainability and is also a member of the PIARC (World Road Association) International committees on infrastructure financing and road terminology.

Emanuela serves as Executive Officer of IBTTA (International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association), the worldwide alliance of toll operators and associated industries that provides a forum for sharing knowledge and ideas to promote and enhance toll-financed and other direct-user-fee-financed transportation services. She served IBTTA and its members through work on several committees before being appointed to the Board of Directors in 2011. She also served a two-year term as International Vice President, one-year term as Second Vice President and First Vice President, and is now serving the Association as President. 

Schedule
Welcoming and Opening Remarks

Days:
Tuesday 30 May
09.00 - 09.30

Moderator of the session on "Key industry challenges - EU and US perspectives"
Days:
Wednesday 31 May
15.20 - 16.40


Alex Taylor

Journalist

Alex Taylor is known as “Mr Europe” by the French Media. British born, he has produced and moderated television and radio programmes extensively over the last 20 years in France as well as many other countries.

He has worked for France 3, France Inter, France Info, the BBC, ARTE, La 5ième, VOX (Germany) to name but a few. Alex is also the former Programme Director for Radio France International and has taught in several universities in Paris.

Alex Taylor is the most experienced journalist in France as regards the moderation of international conferences and events.  He has hosted more than 250 meetings over the past 15 years, varying from   corporate and institutional events, gala dinners and awards ceremonies, as well as audiovisual transmissions worldwide.

His fluency in French, English and German as well as Italian, Spanish and Dutch make him a very sought-after animator, moderator and speaker.

Schedule
Moderator of the political session: Financing new mobility needs and trends - preparing the infrastructure of the future: what are the solutions 
Days:
Tuesday 30 May
09.30 – 11.30 

Thomas Thouvenot

Managing Director, Egis Asset Management Solution

Thomas works for Egis Road Operations and has been Managing Director of Egis Asset Management Solution since 2015. He is an expert in GIS and asset management software solutions and has been involved in various projects in France and abroad specifying, designing and implementing road asset management IT systems since 2006. Thomas has got a master degree in Civil Engineering and Sciences from France and Sweden.

Schedule
Maintenance and preservation of the assets: ensuring the highest standards of safety
Days:
Tuesday 30 May
16.30 – 18.00

Eva Tzoneva

Global Card Services Development Manager, Shell (Commercial Fleet Division)

Eva Tzoneva is the Global Card Services Development Manager at Shell (Commercial Fleet Division). Eva is Polish/Bulgarian and holds two Master degrees – in Transport Economics (from Bulgaria) and in Business Administration (from Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business). Her previous experience includes the implementation of all Shell Fuel Card Acceptance deals for the payment of electronic toll systems, introduced in Europe since 2004. Eva represented Shell in the CESARE III and IV projects and is currently the Chair of AETIS – the Association for Electronic Tolling and Interoperable Services.  

Schedule
EETS - where are we?
Days:
Tuesday 30 May
12.00 – 13.00

Matthieu Ulivieri

Asset Strategy Manager, Egis Subsidiary Connect Plus

Matthieu works for Egis Projects and has been with Connect Plus on the London M25 orbital road DBFO since 2015 as Asset Strategy Manager. He oversees performance of the project’s end-to-end asset management system which underpins the ca. £50m p.a asset major repair investment on the network and works closely with the different teams to take a system-wide view of how enhancements can be made to deliver improved outcomes. Matthieu is a French engineer from Mines-Paristech with experience in construction on a major PPP project in Asia (Singapore Sports Hub) and real estate office development in France.

Schedule
Maintenance and preservation of the assets: ensuring the highest standards of safety
Days:
Tuesday 30 May
16.30 – 18.00

Neil Valentine

Head of Division, European Investment Bank

Neil is the head of division responsible for the Roads sector within the Projects Directorate at the EIB.

The Roads sector team is responsible for providing defining the Bank’s lending policies in the roads sector, undertaking the due diligence of potential projects in the sector, monitoring the portfolio of roads investments and generally providing specialist sector advice to the Bank.

Neil is a transport sector specialist with a wide experience in the sector. He started his career in technical consultancy working both in the UK and internationally on a range of infrastructure projects. This was followed by a role for a major management consultant providing advice to major infrastructure clients on project development, management and financing.

Neil joined the Bank as a technical advisor in 2003 working on transport sector projects with a focus on PPP.  He moved to the Lending department in 2007 where he managed a number of EIB’s relationships with transport infrastructure providers in the Western Europe region. He returned to a sector based role in the Projects Directorate in 2012.

Neil is a Chartered Civil Engineer and has an MBA from Cranfield School of Management.

Schedule
Financing new mobility needs and trends - preparing the infrastructure of the future: what are the solutions
Days:
Tuesday 30 May
09.30 – 11.30

Cristina Zamorano

Engineer, ABERTIS AUTOPISTAS

My name is Cristina Zamorano, and I’ve been working the last 9 years as an highway engineer for abertis Autopistas Spain. I have developed several works related with traffic, engineering, road safety and nowadays, I'm the Road  Safety Center responsible in Autopistas Spain, and that's what I'm going to introduce you in my presentation. Through the Road Safety Center we want to share our compromise and knowledge on road safety with society. We want to add majorities and to join administrations and stakeholders in order to achieve zero victims’ goal.​

Schedule
Maintenance and preservation of the assets: ensuring the highest standards of safety
Days:
Tuesday 30 May
16.30 – 18.00