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Just one week to go until FEHRL Infrastructure Research Meeting 2015 (FIRM15)!

Register now for the FEHRL Infrastructure Research Meeting 2015 (FIRM15) on 22nd-23rd April 2015 

 

    

You only have one week left to register for the FEHRL Infrastructure Research Meeting 2015 (FIRM15)held every two years in Brussels, Belgium. More than 100 transport infrastructure and research experts have already registered, so join them for this third edition of FIRM, which for the first time is opening up to all transport modes with speakers and participants from the rail sector. 

Programme
With the theme of "Innovative maintenance of Transport Infrastructure: Faster, cheaper, more reliable, safer and greener", FIRM15 aims at (a) mapping the problems and challenges regarding the innovative maintenance of transport infrastructure, (b) sharing different visions of the future of infrastructure and (c) gaining a common understanding on the roles of R&D&I in infrastructure, as well as describing emerging R&D&I solutions and their corresponding drivers and challenges.

The programme is organised into five sessions - one engaging  plenary, three technical sessions including a strategy view point introduction from transport infrastructure owners, and one dynamic round table discussion on "Investing in innovative transport infrastructure, a critical matter at stake for European competitiveness and social cohesion", as well as a mini-expo of key partners and projects.

Speakers
Plenary speakers include:
Stefan STRICK, BASt, DE
Thierry GOGER, FEHRL, BE
Gesine MEISSNER (MEP), ALDE Group, BE
Ruud SMIT, Rijkswaterstaat, NL
Andy DOHERTY, Network Rail, UK
Keir FITCH, European Commission, BE 
Miguel José SEGARRA MARTÍNEZ, Dragados, ES
Kallistratos DIONELIS, ASECAP, BE

Round table panellists include:

Peter HAARDT, BASt, DE

Gerard WALDRON, ARRB, AU

Wim VAN DE CAMP (MEP), EPP Group, BE

Maria-Cristina MAROLDA, European Commission, BE

Pat MAHER, NRA, IE

Monika HEIMING, EIM, BE

Christophe NICODÈME, ERF, BE

Wolfgang STEINICKE, EURNEX, DE

Kjersti KVALHEIM-DUNHAM, NPRA, NO

Where and when
FIRM15 will be held on 22nd & 23rd April 2015 at the Diamant Centre  in Brussels, Belgium. Click here for more details about the venue and hotels. FEHRL has already pre-booked rooms in two hotels as there is a big event taking place at the same time so make sure you book quickly! This key event will be held in English and costs only 150 Euros per person (for two days conference, exhibition entrance and cocktail).

Participants 
FIRM15 aims to gather some 120 transport infrastructure innovation and research experts, including European and national policy makers, leading industry and SMEs, standardisation agencies and the media. 

Questions
Click here or download the factsheet (also attached below) for more details and contact FEHRL Event Officer Isabelle Lucchini with any questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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