A global approach to sustainable freight transport

This year’s ACEA Annual Transport Policy Event on December 3 in the Cinquantenaire Museum in Brussels focused on global trends and international cooperation, in particular in the field of road freight transport and energy efficiency.

On the eve of the global climate change conference in Copenhagen, and against the backdrop of a deep economic crisis, the ACEA event brought together industry leaders as well as policy makers from Europe, Japan and the US. They were joined by a number of high-level experts to discuss the options for progress in the short as well as the longer term.

Keynote speakers:

  • Jack Short, Secretary General, International Transport Forum
  • Leif Östling, Chairman CV Board, ACEA & CEO, SCANIA


  • Karl Falkenberg, Director General DG Environment, European Commission
  • Steffen Frankenberg, Vice President GoGreen Programme, Deutsche Post DHL
  • Bernard Gauvin, Chairman, WP 29, UNECE
  • Ivan Hodac, Secretary General, ACEA
  • Bernd Lange, Member, European Parliament
  • Paolo Monferino, CEO, IVECO
  • Masahiko Naito, Director General Engineering & Safety, Road Transport Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Japan
  • Yoshio Shirai, President, HINO Motors Ltd

All over the globe, road transport is a key contributor to economic growth and prosperity. A major challenge for users and providers of transport is to sustain the many benefits of mobility, while reducing the impact on the environment.

The European vehicle manufacturers are actively engaged in the relevant strategic policy debate amongst all stakeholders. They are also the driving force behind developing and deploying the technologies that help shape sustainable mobility today and in the future.

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