Agenda for 2012 forum


Wednesday May 9, 2012

19:00 – 22:00

Networking Dinner

Address by Akira Shimizu, Managing Director, Hitachi Europe Ltd.


Thursday May 10, 2012

08:30 – 09:00

Registration and welcome Coffee

09:00 – 09:15

Welcoming remarks, by Masahide Tanigaki, Representative Executive Officer, Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, Hitachi Ltd.

09:15 – 09:35

Keynote: Setting the scene: Overview of Transport sector in Europe, Marcel Rommerts, DG Move, European Commission

09:35 – 10:35

Session I: Issues and Challenges: Case studies

10:35 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:20

Session II: Innovative answers

12:20 – 13:00


13:00 – 13:20

Keynote: Hitachi's R&D activity towards transport innovation, Dr. Keiji Kojima, Vice President and Executive Officer, Hitachi, Ltd.

13:20 – 16:00

Scenarios for 2050 : Interactive Discussion Session

Moderation: Christophe Leclerq, Founder & Publisher, Euractiv and Ian Hall, UK Public Affairs Director, Euractiv

  • Flying to work? Take a MyCopter! Prof. Michael Decker, Institute for Technology Assessment and System Analysis, Karlsruhe Institute for Technology
  • Actions for low carbon and climate resilient transport, Françoise Nemry, Economics of Climate Change, Energy and Transport Unit, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, DG JRC, European Commission
  • 2050 Energy Scenarios for Transport and Mobility, Dr. Lew Fulton, Head of Energy Technology Policy Division, IEA
  • Discussions and Assessment

16:00 – 16:15


Forum General Moderator, Alex MacGillivray, Executive Director, Climate Business

Closing Remarks

Hans Daems, Group Public Affairs Officer, Hitachi Europe Ltd.

Forum General Moderator: Alex MacGillivray, Executive Director, Climate Business