The European Transport Forum 2018




What potential for decarbonising EU transport?

Reducing Europe’s CO2 emissions is a key priority for a sustainable future. Commercial transport – trucks and buses – is rightly expected to play a role in this reduction. To rise to the challenge, we must make sure that the correct regulatory framework exists, while ensuring the competitiveness of European industry. Innovations coupled with improving well-known technologies will drive European transport systems forward.

This year, top policy-makers and stakeholders will gather at the European Transport Forum in Brussels for a high-level debate on these and other related questions.

Registration and coffee
Introduction by Moderator Jacki Davis
10:05 Keynote speech by Adina-Ioana Vălean MEP, Chair of the Committee on Environment, Public Health, and Food Safety
10:20 Panel discussion led by moderator Jacki Davis
  • Nikolaus Steininger, Policy Officer, Road Transport Unit, DG CLIMA
  • Rolf Willkrans, Director of Environmental Affairs, Volvo Group
  • Frank Verhoeven, CEO, Vos Logistics
  • John Cooper, Director-General, Fuels Europe
  • Bas Eickhout MEP, Member of ENVI Committee
  • Adina-Ioana Vălean MEP, Chair of ENVI Committee
12.00 Concluding remarks
12.15 Walking lunch



Adina-Ioana Vălean

Chair of ENVI

The European Parliament

Bas Eickhout

Member of ENVI Committee

The European Parliament

Frank Verhoeven

Chief Executive Office

VOS Logistics

John Cooper


Fuels Europe

Nikolaus Steininger

Policy Officer

Road Transport Unit - DG CLIMA

Rolf Willkrans

Director of Environmental Affairs

Volvo Group

Where and When

25 SEPTEMBER 2018 @ 9.30AM

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium,
Place du Musée, 1000 Brussels

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