The European Road
Transport Conference

6 March 2019 | Brussels

Driving decarbonisation through road user charging – will it work?

The European Road Transport Conference, IRU’s leading event in the EU, brings European lawmakers and influencers together with road transport business representatives for a constructive dialogue on the future of our sector.

Supported by the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council, this year’s conference will focus on the urgent need for the European road transport sector to decarbonise and the best ways to do so.

Will solutions such as road user charging work for European businesses? Join EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc and other transport leaders for an exciting exchange of ideas.


Driving decarbonisation through road user charging – will it work?

13:30 - 14:00

Registration and welcome coffee

14:00 - 14:30

Keynote speakers

Ion Iordăchescu, Secretary of State, Ministry of Transport Romania
Cristina Falcone, Vice President Public Affairs, UPS Europe

14:30 - 16:30

Panel discussion

Matthias Maedge, EU General Delegate, IRU, Moderator
Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director-General, DG MOVE
Alexander Klacska, President of the Transport and Traffic Department, Federal Chamber of Commerce (Wirtschaftskammer Österreich)
William Todts, Executive Director, Transport & Environment
Max Zeumer, Vice President International Business, FlixBus

16:30 - 17:00

Closing remarks

Violeta Bulc, EU Commissioner for Transport
Christian Labrot, IRU President

17:00 - 18:00

Networking reception


Keynote speaker

Violeta Bulc

EU Commissioner for Transport

Keynote speaker

Ion Iordăchescu

Ministry of Transport Romania

State Secretary for Transport

Keynote speaker

Cristina Falcone

UPS Europe

Vice President Public Affairs

Keynote speaker

Christian Labrot

IRU President


Matthew Baldwin


Deputy Director-General


Alexander Klacska

Federal Chamber of Commerce (Wirtschaftskammer Österreich)

President, Transport and Traffic Department


William Todts

Transport & Environment

Executive Director


Max Zeumer

Vice President International Business



Matthias Maedge


EU General Delegate


Square Brussels
Convention Centre

Coudenberg 1-3
1000 Brussels

venue picture

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