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ASECAP Days 2019

Click here to download the Costa Navarino Resort Map

Located next to the Ionian Sea coastline of The Dunes Beach, The Westin Business Hotel Costa Navarino features 445 rooms and suites, inspired in design by old Messinian mansions that spring from nature and create an ambiance of genuine hospitality. Many rooms and suites enjoy unobstructed views of the Ionian Sea, ground floor units have each an individual infinity pool, while all offer a smoke-free environment.

Furthermore, The Westin Business Hotel is equipped with 5,000 m² conference and meeting facilities that can accommodate up to 1,600 delegates. There are 12 meeting rooms varying from 50 m² to 200 m² offering natural daylight and equipped with the most modern audiovisual technologies.

In addition, you will enjoy top class culinary experience in 21 restaurants and bars.

The hotel also includes the following facilities

   • Agora – the heart of the resort
   • Outdoor and indoor pools, sauna, hammam
   • Fitness club
   • Sports & recreation center (indoor basketball, volleyball, badminton and table tennis, a four-lane bowling alley, pool tables, and an indoor cinema)
   • 4.000m2 Anazoe Spa
   • 2 innovative hubs for children: Cocoon & Sandcastle
   • Aqua Park
   • Two 18-hole signature Golf Courses
   • Indoor & Outdoor sports areas (tennis courts, basketball and volleyball courts, indoor climbing wall)
   • Shopping venues: pharmacy; car rental; bookshop (books, newspapers…); fashion and accessories; sports clothes and equipment; jewelry; cosmetics; hairdresser; jewelry, works of art, sculptures,
     ceramics and unique gifts designed and crafted by Greek artists…)
   • Complimentary parking area

Activities and excursions organized by Costa Navarino
(fees apply for most of the activities described below, ask the hotel for further info about it):

1) On-site indoor and outdoor activities

    - Navarino Racquet Academy: Nine exciting racquet sports are available: tennis, mini-tennis for kids, squash, padel, beach tennis, speedminton, table tennis, badminton and beach racquets.

    - Navarino Natura Hall: an interactive environmental exhibition centre, providing a unique insight into the rich and diverse environment of Messinia and familiarizing guests with environmental
      protection issues.

    - Navarino speed experience park (race track).

    - Indoor sports arena: see description above in the paragraph regarding the hotel’s facilities.

    - Discovering the rich cultural heritage of the region through exciting experiences such as cookery lessons in local homes, traditional olive and wine harvesting, wine-making and tasting, olive oil
      testing, art tours and philosophy walks…

2) Activities around Costa Navarino

In addition, the Westin Business Hotel Costa Navarino offers a wide range of exciting outdoor activities and sports that will allow you to visit the unspoiled region around Costa Navarino:

    - Biking: cycling tours tailored to suit from novice bikers to experts.

    - Hiking: discovering beautiful sites of natural and historical interest, such as the sparkling waterfalls of Polylimnio and the impressive ruins of the 13th century fortress of Paleokastro.

    - Rock-climbing: visit the island of Proti, the new climbing spot in Greece! This tour is appealing for newcomers and experienced climbers, families and adventurers. A large number of climbing routes
      and stunning views are waiting for the visitors. And after the challenging climbing there is time for a jump into the refreshing and turquoise water of the Ionian sea.

    - Luxury picnic: Hike up the hill to Profit Ilias chapel, over the famous Voidokilia beach, to enjoy a luxurious picnic prepared by local women, with Messinian recipes twisted into finger food and paired
      with wine, beer and fresh handmade lemonade.

    - Snorkeling and scuba diving: discover the underwater secrets of the Ionian pirate's haven, Proti Island, with Navarino Sea by Aqua Divers Club, a PADI 5.

    - Kitesurf, surfing, windsurfing, kayak & beach yoga; waterskiing, wakeboarding, sailing etc.

Hotel address:

The Westin Business Hotel Costa Navarino
Navarino Dunes
24001 Costa Navarino
Tel: +30 2723 095000
Fax: +30 2723 096500

The Westin Business Hotel Costa Navarino is located in an unspoiled, breath-taking seaside landscape in the Greek region of Messinia, southwest Peloponnese.

Below is a non-comprehensive list of remarkable historical sites and natural attractions that are symbols of the region’s natural beauty and rich cultural heritage:

Historical sites

With a fascinating history that goes back 4,500 years, Messinia’s cultural past reveals a rich tapestry of kings and queens, honor and tradition, war and friendship. Classical temples, Byzantine churches, medieval castles and three UNESCO World Heritage sites are all within easy reach, both in Messinia as well as in the broad.

Some of the historical sites are:

• Vaulted Tombs
• The Palace of Nestor
• Ancient Olympia
• Temple of Apollo Epicurius
• Ancient Messini
• The Castle of Kyparissia
• Paleokastro, Pylos
• The Castle of Kalamata
• The Castle of Koroni
• The Castle of Methoni
• Neokastro, Pylos
• Church of Transfiguration
• Andromonastiro
• Church of Saint Theodora
• Bay of Navarino
• Museum of Chora
• Museum of Pylos
• Benakeion Archeological Museum of Kalamata
• The Castle of Mystras

Natural attractions

Messinia is also blessed with a wealth of natural attractions that are within easy reach and certainly worth a visit. Nearby islets - some with interesting historical background - offer a pristine environment for relaxation and exploration while the mainland is a veritable kaleidoscope of sandy beaches, deep gorges, enchanting lakes, sparkling waterfalls, olive groves and vineyards.

Some of the natural sites are :

• Voidokilia beach
• Finikounda beach
• Neda river
• Polylimnio waterfalls
• Fanariand Sfaktiria islets
• Taygetos
• Fanari Islet
• Sfaktiria Islet
• Proti Islet
• Schiza Islet
• Sapientza

Click here to get all transfer options.

For those who will rent a car from Athens or Kalamata airport to Costa Navarino
: the itinary can be found on the Costa Navarino website on the following webpage:

For those who will rent a car and will drive from Kalamata or Athens airport to Costa Navarino: please download the following PDF document that includes the map and also explanations for the itinary. Concerning the last kms of your road travel, you are indeed strongly recommended to follow exactly the itinary that is indicated on the PDF, and to ignore the Google Maps indications.


The official language of the ASECAP Days is English. 


Messinia, the commune on which the Westin Resort Costa Navarino is located, enjoys an excellent climate, with balmy springs, warm summers and mild winters. Blue skies, sunny days and pleasant temperatures (25°C/77°F on average) feature this blissful region. In May and June day time temperatures reach 25-30 °C during the day, and night temperatures around 15-20 °C.

Clothing and footwear

Casual clothes and sensible shoes are recommended for the excursions. We advise you to have sufficient clothing for the prevailing weather conditions with the necessary outer garments.


The official currency of Greece as a European Union member state is the euro (€). Most nearby villages and all neighbouring towns have banks and post offices. ATMs are also available within the Costa Navarino resorts. ATMs accept most international bank cards.


Useful addresses in case of (urgent) medical treatment:

Kalamata General Hospital
241 00 Kalamata
Tel: +30 27210 46000

Messinia Medical Center
Artemidos 117
241 00 Kalamata
Tel: +30 2721 089847

Pylos Health Center
Tel: +30 27230 22315

Kyparissia Health Center
Tel: +30 27610 24051

Taxes and service charges

In Costa Navarino prices include taxes and service charges. You may wish to leave a tip if you consider it appropriate.


The ASECAP Days organisers are not liable for any loss, injury or damage resulting from any action taken or reliance made by you or any third party during the conference. We advise delegates to subscribe to private travel insurance.

10.00 - 19:00

Registration and distribution of congress papers

15.00 - 18:00

ASECAP Steering Committee and General Assembly – ASECAP Members only


19:30 - 20:30

Opening of the Exhibition & Welcome Reception

from 08:00

Registration and distribution of congress papers

8:45 - 09:30

Welcoming and Opening Remarks

Master of ceremony: Kallistratos DIONELIS, ASECAP Secretary-General

>Bill HALKIAS, ASECAP President

>Chris TOMLINSON, IBTTA 2019 President

>Kiran K. KAPILA, IRF Chairman

>Keynote Speaker: >Christos SPIRTZIS, Ministers of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks (TBC)

09:30 - 11:30

A Road Infrastructure Financing

Moderator: Bill HALKIAS, ASECAP President

>Ursula ZECHNER, ASFINAG (Austria) - Political discussion about toll from customer's point of view

>John SIRAUT, JACOBS (UK) – Pricing for prosperity

>Greg TAYLOR, Sequoia Investment Management Company Limited (UK) - Financing Tools and Structures for a Challenging World

>Paolo ALESSI, FITCH RATINGS (Italy) - Rating Agency Perspective on EMEA Toll-Road Financings

>Antony HADJIOANNOU, ELLAKTOR GROUP OF COMPANIES (Greece) - Post crisis era. Is funding available for projects in Greece?

>Christophe BOUTIN, ASFA (France) - Financing new mobility needs: what are the innovative solutions

>Christophe PÉLISSIÉ DU RAUSAS, VINCI Business Development (France) - The Future of Concession Model for Road Infrastructure Development

11:30 - 12:00

Coffee break

12:00 - 13:30

Moving from Toll Operator to Mobility Service Providers

Moderator: Kallistratos Dionelis, ASECAP Secretary-General

>David LEIGH, JACOBS (UK) - Futureproofing Concessions - There is nothing permanent except change

>Pablo FERRANDO, CINTRA SERVICIOS DE INFRAESTRUCTURAS S.A. (Spain) - The future of urban transport mobility: false myths and true challenges

>John DAVIS, AECOM (Ireland) - Leveraging on Toll Operators’ Experiences as First-Generation Digital Mobility Providers

>Panagiotis PAPANIKOLAS, OLYMPIA ODOS S.A. (Greece) - First step towards tomorrow’s tolling system in Greece: the Olympia Odos Hybrid project

>Francisco SEQUEIRA ESTEVES, BRISA (Portugal) - GDPR an opportunity to engage with customers

>Emmanuel LÉGER, CYCLOPE.AI (France) - An AI-powered vehicle classification for tolling tarification

>Konstantinos PAPANDREOU, HELLASTRON / OLYMPIA ODOS OPERATION S.A. (Greece) - The road towards free flow ETC in Greece. Current and future challenges

13:30 - 15:00


15:00 - 16:30

Parallel Session

Parallel session 1: Common Interests in C-ITS Policies and Strategies (CAV)

Moderator: Jacqueline ERHART, ASECAP COPER III chair

>Alexander SKABARDONIS, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY (USA) - Managed Lanes: Challenges and Opportunities for Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs)

>Olivier QUOY, ATLANDES (France) - Paving the way to high level of service connected infrastructure for HGV

>George KIOUSIS, HELLASTRON (Greece) - The emerging landscape of the 5 GHz spectrum; key issues a road operator should know about

>Ilaria DE BIASI, AUTOSTRADA DE BRENNERO (Italy), C-ROADS Italy: first steps towards the deployment of c-its technologies

>Hein DEKKERS, CISCO SYSTEMS-AEGEAN MOTORWAY (Greece) - Cisco Intelligent Connected Roadways Solution

15:00 - 16:30

Parallel Session

Parallel session 1: Asset Preservation for Enhanced Road Safety

Moderator: Malika SEDDI, ASECAP COPER II Chair

>Evgenia SOUFI, NEA ODOS (Greece) - IONIA ODOS: "Driving" a Region from Local Network to Motorway

>Ioannis HANDANOS, OLYMPIA ODOS OPERATION S.A. (Greece) - Macroscopic Accident Analysis in “Korinthos – Patra” Road Axis

>Cornelis Janse TOLMIE, N3 TOLL CONCESSIONPTY LTD (South Africa) - Road Safety - The Safe System Approach applied by N3 Toll Concession (Pty) Ltd(N3TC)

>Ioanna VASILIADOU, AEGEAN MOTORWAY SA (Greece) - Road Safety initiatives for Aegean Motorway S.A.

>Anastasios MOURATIDIS, ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI (Greece) - Multiple-vehicle collisions on motorways: causes, proactive measures and remedies

>Bojan BANFI, DARS d.d. (Slovenia) - Road safety - Infrastructure, user, vehicle

>Anastasia PNEVMATIKOU, NEA ODOS S.A. (Greece) - Road Safety for fleet management through innovative driver behaviour monitoring

>Luis MARREIRO, BRISA (Portugal) - Brisa Road Safety Observatory

16:30 - 17:00

Coffee break

17:00 - 18:15

Parallel Session

Parallel session 2: Toll Violation Enforcement

Moderator: Alenka Kosic, ASECAP COPER IV Chair 

>Dimitrios DIMITRIOU, DEMOCRITUS UNIVERSITY OF THRACE (Greece) - Wider socioeconomic effects of investments in motorways

>Konstantinos KOUTSOUKOS, EGNATIA ODOS S.A. (Greece) - Egnatia Odos Tollway, 13 years of construction-10 years of O&M, A public Model in Toll Violation Enforcement

>Maria POLITOU, NEA ODOS S.A. (Greece) - Collaboration with Police Authorities for Toll Violations Reduction in Nea Odos Concesion

>Konstantinos ANTIOCHOS, OLYMPIA ODOS OPERATION S.A. (Greece) - Toll Violations and Enforcement in Greece: The recent history and future challenges for free flow tolling schemes
>Matej KRANJC, DARS d.d. (Slovenia) - Experience on Toll Violation Enforcement

17:00 - 18:15

Parallel Session

Parallel session 2: European Projects Presentation

Moderator: Dimitrios MANDALOZIS, Aegean Motorway (Greece)

>Miguel CARPIO, CINTRA (Spain) - Transforming Transport - Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in European Highways

>Natalia KALFA, ATTIKES DIADROMES S.A. (Greece) - Self-explaining and forgiving road infrastructure: the SAFE STRIP project

>Evangelos MINTSIS, CERTH-HIT (Greece) - Transition Areas for Infrastructure-Assisted Automated Driving

>Conceicao MAGALHAES, BRISA (Portugal) - From Intelligent Motorways to Cooperative Intelligent Motorways. The AUTO C-ITS Project’s Lisbon Pilot

>Georgia AIFADOPOULOU, CERTH-HIT (Greece) - Design, development process and current status of the National Access Point of Greece

>Nella /Aspassia GOLANDA/KOUZOUPI, SCULPTED ARCHITECTURAL LANDSCAPES (Greece) - The Ecological Sculpted Landscape of ATTIKI ODOS



Fee applicable from 11.04.2019*



- Two-day participation in sessions
(Thursday and Friday)

- Social programme
(Welcome Reception & ASECAP Days Dinner)

- Conference documents

€ 1.250,00






* All prices are VAT excluded (24%)

Fee applicable from 11.04.2019*

- Social programme
(Welcome Reception & ASECAP Days Dinner)

- 2 lunches 

€ 300,00




*All prices are VAT excluded (24%)

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from 08.00

Registration and distribution of congress papers

08:45 - 10:30

Parallel session

Parallel session 3: Asset Preservation for Enhanced Road Safety

Moderator: Emanuela STOCCHI, ASECAP COPER II Vice-Chair
Keynote speakerFotini IOANNIDOU
Head of Road Safety Unit, DG MOVE, European Commission

>Christos KARADIMAS, OLYMPIA ODOS OPERATION S.A. (Greece) - Continuous maintenance improvement & cost efficiency practices: adoption of an integrated routine maintenance management system (i-Maint)

>Ioannis SIGALAS, KALLIERGOS O.T.M. S.A. (Greece) - Protecting the wealth of bridges (from a bridge engineer’s prospective)

>Stamatios Manganiaris, ICCS (Greece) - Infrastructure classification scheme to support the circulation of automated vehicles

>Asterios SIMOPOULOS, NEA ODOS S.A. (Greece) - A Comprehensive Maintenance Plan for Infrastructure at Nea Odos

>Valerio MOLINARI & Andrea RONDINARA, ECOGEST SPA (Italy) - Maintenance of green areas and hydraulic works – what is the impact on the road infrastructure?

>Pavlos KARANATSIS, NEA ODOS (Greece) - Critical Electromechanical equipment maintenance

>Fanis PAPADIMITRIOU, ATTIKES DIADROMES S.A. (Greece) - Estimation of the Traffic Impact of Pavement Rehabilitation Roadworks on Attica Tollway ("Attiki Odos")

>Dimitris SERMPIS, ATTIKES DIADROMES S.A. (Greece) - Off-Ramp Delay Optimization Through Signal Control Intervention - The case of the "Kifissias Ring" intersection of Attica Tollway ("Attiki Odos")

08:45 - 10:30

Parallel session

Parallel session 3: Communicating Trust and Accountability

Moderator: Stavros STAVRIS, GEFYRA S.A. (Greece)

>Nikos AVLONAS, CENTER FOR SUSTAINABILITY & EXCELLENCE (CSE) (Greece) - Sustainability Best Practices in the Highway Sector: Research Findings from Europe and North America

>Nikolaos GAVRILIS, GLOBALIS S.A. INS. BROKERS (Greece) - Infrastructure Insurance: The Road to Financially Sustainable Risk Management

>Benoit LE BOUILLE, GEFYRA S.A. (Greece) - Positive Aura – A program to improve the customer satisfaction on the Gefyra Rio-Antirion brige

>Eleni TYROGIANNI, ATTIKES DIADROMES S.A. (Greece) - Incorporating Corporate Responsibility in Toll Road Concessions

>Nikos SKYLAKAKIS, SK&P CONSULT AND INVEST (Greece) - Branding: enhancing opportunities, thwarting threats to operator revenue streams

>Ioannis KARNESIS, Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport (Greece) - The Project bonds as a complementary source of financing infrastructure projects

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30

Parallel session

Parallel session 4: Common Interests in C-ITS Policies and Strategies

Moderator and introductory remarks: Rui MANTEIGAS, APCAP (Portugal)

>Guy FRÉMONT, SANEF (France) - From SCOOP@F to InterCor and C-Roads: Sanef experience in tests of C-ITS systems

>Jannis NASSOULIS, IBI GROUP (Greece) - How will the Smart Vehicles change the way we design, construct, operate and maintain infrastructure

>Fabrizio PAOLETTI, AUTOSTRADE PER L’ITALIA (Italy) - DATEX II supporting the extended ITS Services domain: from CCAM ITS Value Chain to logistic, inter-modality, urban, inter-urban support

>Alberto FERNÁNDEZ WYTTENBACH, EUROPEAN GNSS AGENCY (Czech Republic) - Satellite navigation services in the European deployment of Cooperative ITS

>Evangelos MITSAKIS, CERTH-HIT (Greece) - Bundling of C-ITS services: applications and tools

>Emmanuel DAUBRICOURT, CYCLOPE.AI (France) - Artificial intelligence supporting safety improvements in road tunnels

>Konstantinos KATSAROS, Intracom S.A. Telecom Solutions (Greece) - 5G: an outlook on future enhancements of C-ITS services

11:00 - 12:30

Parallel session

Parallel session 4: Electronic Toll Service and Emerging Payment

Moderator: Bruno DE LA FUENTE, ASECAP COPER I Chair

Keynote speakerIoana STATU, Policy Officer, DG MOVE, European Commission

>Martin STONE, EGIS PROJECTS (USA) - Successful Video Toll Collection (VTC) Technology and Business Practices

>Pedro PINTO, ASCENDI O&M (Portugal) - European Directive for the nteroperability of electronic road toll systems-the road to full interoperability?

>Paolo GUARNIERI, AUTOSTRADE TECH S.P.A. (Italy) - ERTA Project - a step into full EETS interoperability

>Mike HAYWARD, TRANSPORT LOGIC LIMITED (UK) - Procurement and Operating models for Electronic Toll Collection systems - system or service?

>Arnaud HARY, SANEF (France) - Passing tolls with a smartphone on the A13: the PAIPOR project

>Michael BIBARITSCH, PRIME CONSULTING SERVICES (Austria) - European Nation-Wide ETC Systems Re-Procurement
>Christos RADOS, RACE Consulting Engineers LP (Greece) - Approximately right or precisely wrong? Challenges for toll concessions’ cost modeling

12:30 - 13:45


13:45 - 15:45

Making future mobility a reality today

Moderator: Kallistratos DIONELIS, ASECAP Secretary-General

Wrap-up of the parallel sessions and conclusions






Political messages

Keynote speakerFotini IOANNIDOUHead of Road Safety Unit, DG MOVE, European Commission

>Bill HALKIAS, ASECAP 2018-2019 President & Hellastron

>Pat JONES, Executive Director & CEO, IBTTA

>Susanna ZAMMATARO, Director General, IRF

>Angelos AMDITIS, Chairman, ERTICO

15:45 - 16:15

Closing and Invitation to the 2020 ASECAP Study Days

>Bill HALKIAS, ASECAP 2018-2019 President & Hellastron

>Christophe BOUTIN, ASECAP 2019-2020 President

Speaker & Moderator Fee


- Two-day participation in sessions
(Thursday and Friday)

- Social programme
(Welcome Reception & ASECAP Days Dinner)

- Conference documents

€ 850,00





* All prices are VAT excluded (24%)