Monday 14, November 2022

10.00 – 10.45

Registration with Coffee; Exhibition

10.45 -12.30

Welcome & Session ONE: Working effectively with sustainability

Opening of the Event and welcome of participants and speakers by moderator
Peter Woodward
and presidents of EAPA and Eurobitume.
Juan Jose Potti, EAPA President, ASEFMA, Spain
Francisco Lucas, Eurobitume President; Repsol, Spain


Philippe Moseley, European Commission, DG GROW, Construction Unit H.1, Brussels
Setting the scene – European Commission’s approach on the decarbonisation and circular economy of the construction ecosystem

Blake Wellman, Monitor Deloitte
Barriers and opportunities for decarbonising road construction

Thor Asbjørn Lunaas, Norwegian Public Roads Administration
Sustainability assessment in pavement contracts – practical experience from Norway

Geir Lange, Veidekke Industri AS, Norway
Opportunities for the asphalt industry to meet future Sustainability targets

Round table facilitated by the moderator with all speakers.

12.30 – 14.00

Lunch, Exhibition & Company Presentation

14.00 – 15.00

Session TWO: Future mobility and key changes to manage


Thierry Goger, Europe’s National Road Research Centres (FEHRL)
Vision and Scenarios for the mobility of the future

Breixo Gomez, European Asphalt Pavement Association (EAPA)
How will changed mobility influence the future asphalt pavements?

Christophe Nicodeme, European Union Road Federation (ERF)
Highlights and conclusions from a benchmark study involving ERF and other stakeholders to explore ‘Future Mobility and Recovery in Europe: Impacts of the Covid-19 crisis”.

15.00 – 15.45

Coffee Break, Exhibition

15.45 – 17.00

Session THREE: 'Call for Action' from Future Leaders

In recognising the need to attract new recruits we also acknowledge the need to listen to their views and expectations.

In this session you will hear from invited future industry leaders on how they see ways to manage some of the key challenges. They will present a 'manifesto' to the industry developed by combining their aspirations and expectations for the future.

Future Leaders to present the manifesto:
Aida Marza Beltran, Becsa, Spain
Shahin Eskandarsefat, Iterchimica, Italy
Navid Hasheminejad, University of Antwerp, Belgium

To support this session we have also invited special guest speakers to share their experiences and expertiese on the manifesto:
Bernhard Hofko, Vienna University of Technology
Sheila Barkevich, President, Women of Asphalt, United States
Guest speaker Mark Beaumont
Breixo Gomez, EAPA

Sheila Barkevich President, Women of Asphalt, United States
The journey of the ‘Women of Asphalt’ initiative from its concept to the organisation today

17.00 – 18.00


Networking Evening with Dinner

Networking Evening with Dinner in Kursalon Building with short motivational talk from guest Mark Beaumont.

Tuesday 15, November 2022

08.45 - 10.00


Opening of day two by moderator.

Session FOUR: Health & Safety


Mike Southern, Bituconsult, immediate past member of CARE
Highlights of the output from the Coalition for Asphalt Research on Emissions work group (CARE)

Andreas Stahl, German Asphalt Pavement Association (DAV)
Practical experiences – Managing workplace exposure in Germany

Ian Lancaster, Eurobitume
Best Practice – Safe Handling of Bitumen guidance material

The session will end with a short reflection from Guest Speaker Mark Beaumont.

10.00 – 10.45

Coffee Break, Exhibition

10.45 – 12.00

Session FIVE: Asphalt 4.0 and Digitalisation


Slovenko Henigman, Slovenian Asphalt Pavement Association
Feedback from the International Asphalt 4.0 Conference 2022 in Madrid

Leandro Harries, Transportation Infrastructure Engineering, Technical University of Darmstadt and Lena Kraft, TPA GmbH / Strabag SE, Bad Hersfeld, Germany
Innovative installation control in road paving – safeguarding the screed man

Aida Marza Beltran, BECSA, Spain
Sustainable road paving – real time monitoring of CO2 emissions reduction during Warm Mix Asphalt Production

12.00 – 13.30

Lunch, Exhibition

13.30 – 14.30

Session SIX: 'Let’s use communication to promote our industry'

The final session of the Event will actively engage with participants and encourage the approach of 'one industry one voice' on common goals and challenges.

The session will include recognition awards and the launching of new campaign!

Additionally, the outcomes of professional survey on understanding our stakeholder´s needs and the winners of the "RunnersLoveAsphalt" Campaign and Award 2022 will be presented.

Closing words

By Carsten Karcher, Secretary General EAPA and Siobhan McKelvey, Director General of Eurobitume