Date and location of the EAPA Symposium 2017
The 10th EAPA Symposium will be held on 1 June 2017 in La Maison des Travaux Publics, 3 rue de Berri, 75008 Paris, France, close to the Champs Elysées, as a full day event with a networking dinner in the evening before.
Purpose of the EAPA Symposium
Under the heading “Sustainability, Innovation and Communication in the Asphalt Industry” EAPA will:
- inform the participants about the latest news of the asphalt sector concerning current and future topics
- provide an excellent opportunity for networking, information exchange and discussions
The target audience of the EAPA Symposium is EAPA members, members of EAPA members, asphalt & bitumen industry, road administration and academia.
Wednesday 31 May 2017
14.00-17.00 EAPA General Council Assembly at Club TP, 8th floor,
19.00 EAPA Symposium Dinner
Get together for a networking dinner in the restaurant “La Fermette Marbeuf”, 5 rue Marbeuf, 75008 Paris
Thursday 1 June 2017
8.00-17.00 EAPA Symposium - Presentations and Exhibition
See programme below.
Programme for EAPA Symposium on 1 June 2017
“Sustainability, Innovation and Communication in the Asphalt Industry”
Facilitator: Katrina Sichel
8.00: Registration and welcome coffee in the exhibition area
9.00: Session 1 “Opening and Keynotes”
10.15: Coffee break and exhibition
11.00: Session 2 “Health, Safety and Environment at EAPA”
12.15: Lunch break and exhibition
13.30: Session 3 “Making asphalt roads and the asphalt industry more attractive” - interactive session with Katrina Sichel
15.30: Session 4 “Innovation and new technologies”
16.45: “EAPA’s Asphalt Advocate of the year 2017” Award
Handing over of an Award to a selected EAPA member for his initiative regarding a better asphalt road marketing and for his outstanding “Asphalt Advantages Campaign” support
17.00: Closing of Symposium
Registration and Symposium fee
The registration fee for this full day event is 290 Euro including French VAT, the entrance to Symposium and Exhibition area, 2 coffee breaks, lunch on the Symposium day and all Symposium documents.
The cost for the networking dinner will be 40 Euro per person including beverages and French VAT. Please register for the Symposium and the Dinner on EAPA’s website http://www.eapa.org/form_reg.php.
Online registrations must be completed before 24 May 2017. You will receive an invoice after your registration for the Symposium and the dinner.
On the day of the Symposium, you will have the possibility to register for participation too by paying the registration fee in cash. No other methods of payment can be accepted.
EAPA Symposium dinner
On the evening before the Symposium, on 31 May 2017, a networking dinner will be held at the restaurant “La Fermette Marbeuf”, 5 rue Marbeuf, 75008 Paris starting at 19:00 hours. Spouses and colleagues are welcome. Registrations for the dinner must be completed before 24 May 2017 on EAPA’s website http://www.eapa.org/form_reg.php together with the registration for the Symposium.
All presentations will be given in English.
In the surroundings of the venue, next to the Champs Elysées, many opportunities for different hotels in various categories and prices exist. We propose to book your accommodation according to your preferred category at one of the many booking portals on the internet.
Next to the EAPA Symposium there will be an Exhibition.
EAPA members and members of EAPA members will have the opportunity to present their products, companies or associations there. For a booth at the Exhibition area of the Symposium please contact EAPA Director Carsten Karcher (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For sponsorships of the EAPA Symposium please contact EAPA Director Carsten Karcher (email@example.com).
The hashtag of the 10th EAPA Symposium 2017 is #EAPASymposium2017.
EAPA Symposium 2015
EAPA held the 9th EAPA Symposium on 3 June 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey. Over 100 participants attended from the European asphalt and bitumen industry, administration and academia.
Under the theme “News and solutions from the European asphalt paving industry”, the symposium informed its delegates about the latest news from the asphalt sector and provided an excellent opportunity for networking, exchange and discussions.
The programme for the day included an opening session with a keynote speaker. In the early morning after the welcome by the President of the European Asphalt Pavement Association, Ayberk Özcan, Ismail Ertug, Member of the European Parliament, Vice-president of the Transport and Tourism TRAN Committee and speaker on behalf of the Social Democrats of the European Parliament, gave a keynote about “Transport in European Union”. This speech was followed by two presentations, “Social media to inform the uninformed about asphalt pavements” by Juan-José Potti and, ASEFMA - Spanish Association of Asphalt Producers, Spain and “Addressing asphalt advantages – The Eurasphalt communication plan” by Carsten Karcher, EAPA, Belgium.
The morning programme continued with a session on warm mix asphalt:
"Why WMA – Warm Mix Asphalt a key solution of our industry” by Egbert Beuving and Jean Paul Michaut, EAPA, Brussels,
“Global successful applications of WMA” by Bjarne Bo Jansen, NCC, Denmark,
“How to stimulate the use of WMA” by Eivind Olaf Andersen, Veidekke, Norway.
In the afternoon, two more sessions were completed with a session focused on “News from Brussels and the EAPA Committees”:
“European research activities in the field of asphalt pavements” by Rudi Bull-Wasser, BASt - Federal Highway Research Institute, Germany
“Environmental Product Declarations – EPDs: now and tomorrow” by Malcolm Simms, Mineral Products Association, UK
“Bituminous binders for paving – how to characterise and specify bitumen” by Bernard Eckmann, Eurovia, France.
In the last session of the day, a very interesting overview of “Trends and news in the European asphalt industry” was presented:
“Road Maintenance and Road Asset Management” by Luut van Hoogevest, Grontmij Nederland B.V., Netherlands
“Asphalt recycling from 0 to 100% - Recycling practice in European Asphalt Paving Industry” by André Täube, DAV - German Asphalt Pavement Association, Germany
“Paving with emulsions - Cold Mixes, micro surfacing and surface dressings” by Jean-Paul Michaut, Colas, France.
The last speaker of the day, André Molenaar, Emeritus Professor of TU Delft, made a very entertaining address with the title “A life of asphalt”.
EAPA director Dr. Carsten Karcher moderated the sessions.
One of EAPA’s main goals of this Symposium was to exchange information. Therefore, enough time was provided for exchanging information and discussions during the sessions and during the breaks.
EAPA is sure that it has provided an interesting programme for the attendees. The feedback EAPA received showed this and EAPA thinks that the participants have enjoyed the Symposium, gained new information as well as new input for their everyday work and that they had good discussions with the colleagues.
During the Symposium EAPA members were able to present their companies and products in a small exhibition to the participants. Eight companies used this opportunity.
EAPA Associate Members MeadWestVaco, Europe sponsored this year’s EAPA Symposium.
For attendees that were interested a tour was organised the following day to the construction site of the 3rd Bosporus Bridge.
On the evening before the Symposium EAPA organised a dinner for the participants and their spouses in a nice restaurant at the Bosporus, which was very much appreciated.
The programme and the PowerPoint presentations that were shown by the speakers can be downloaded by clicking here
Picture from Carsten Karcher
Picture from Izzet Kevir
Attached pictures from the speakers Levent Gulsoy, André Täube, Carsten Karcher and Izzet Kevir
EAPA Symposium 2014
Another successful EAPA Symposium ( Asphalt : The Sustainable Future ) was held on 20 May 2010 in Madrid-Spain.
A report can be downloaded here
Pictures of the Event