The future transport system: a public-private enterprise embracing infrastructure and vehicles across all modes  

Register now for the FEHRL Infrastructure Research Meeting 2017 (FIRM17), as there are only three weeks to go! FIRM17, held every two years and now in the fourth edition of its current format, is for the second time open to all transport modes with speakers and participants from the logistics sector
The main highlights of FIRM17 will be:
  1. The presentation of various strategic programmes from FEHRL, the European Commission, CEDR, PIARC, ERTRAC, ECTP and ALICE;
  2. A round table about "Automated connected vehicles, car-sharing and electrification: How to tackle the imminent disruption to mobility their combined deployment will bring?";
  3. The final conferences of the two Horizon 2020 projects USE-iT and REFINET, and
  4. A workshop about training and knowledge transfer for transport stakeholders supported by the SKILLFUL project.
FIRM17 will also include a session about the ERA-NET Plus Infravation programme and a mini-exhibition. You can also download the latest version of the programme here.


Plenary speakers include:
  • Maria Lurdes Antunes, FEHRL Vice-President - LNEC 
  • Dr Thierry Goger, FEHRL Secretary-General
  • Robert Missen, European Commission-DG Move
  • Jorge Urrecho Corrales, CEDR President
  • Claude Van Rooten, PIARC President
  • Stephan Neugebauer, ERTRAC President
  • Miguel Segarra, ECTP Vice-President and Chair of the Infrastructure & Mobility Committee
Round table panellists include:
  • Gerard Waldron, FEHRL Vice-President - ARRB - Moderator
  • Cristina Marolda, European Commission-DG Move
  • Steve Phillips, CEDR Secretary-General
  • Jean-Luc di Paola-Galloni, ERTRAC Vice-President - Valeo
  • Serge Van Dam, Senior Advisor, Rijkswaterstaat
  • Patrick Akerman, Infrastructure & Cities Sector, Siemens
  • Michael F. Trentacoste, FEHRL - FHWA
Where and when
FIRM17 will be held on 5-7th April 2017 at the Diamant Centre  in Brussels, Belgium. Click here for more details about the venue and hotels. 
This key event will be held in English and costs only 190 Euros per person (for three days conference, exhibition entrance and cocktail).
FIRM17 aims to gather around 100 transport infrastructure innovation and research experts, including European and national policy makers, leading industry and SMEs, standardisation agencies and the media.   
DeTECToR workshop
The two-year DeTECToR (Decision-support Tools for Embedding Climate change Thinking on Roads) project is  seeking stakeholder input through a project workshop on 4th April just prior to FIRM17 and at the same venue to enable participants to attend both events. To register for the workshop, contact the DeTECToR Coordinator Dr Sarah Reeves
Click here or download the factsheet for more details and contact FEHRL Event Officer Isabelle Lucchini with any questions.