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DAY ONE

08h00

Welcome Coffee - registration

09h00

Welcome Speech by Gerard Livett, President of the Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations

THE EUROPEAN MOTORCYCLISTS' FORUM
Launch of a European Union initiative

09h05

Introduction

Isabelle Kardacz Head of the Road Safety Unit, DG MOVE, European Commission
Aline Delhaye General Secretary, Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations

 

09h10

Round Table "Motorcycling of the 21st century"
How can motorcycling contribute to the challenges of the 21st Century: pollution, congestion, energy consumption, mobility needs? Views of transport and motorcycling stakeholders.

 

Moderator:

Véronique Feypell de la Beaumelle Administrator Joint Transport Research Centre of the OECD and the International Transport Forum

 

Panelists:

James Holgate Director Road User Safety, Victoria Road Authority (Australia)
Frederik Rasmussen
Policy & Project Officer, DG MOVE, European Commission
Andy Mayo
Director, Transport for London
Jacques Compagne
Secretary General, Association des Constructeurs Européens de Motocycles
Jennifer Ross
Director, Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada
Marc Lambotte
Vice-president, Northern Europe, Unisys Systems and Technology
Stéphane Espié
Deputy Director, National Transport Research Institute (France)

 

Debate with the Audience

10h30

Coffee break

11h00

PANEL 1: SAFETY and MOBILITY - Users' needs
How could better measures be implemented? Are the requirements and expectations of the users sufficiently considered?
How could communication between users and institutions be enhanced?

 

Moderator:

Isabelle Kardacz Head of the Road Safety Unit, DG MOVE, European Commission

 

Speakers:

Jaromir Sid President, Czech Motorcycling Organisation - "Concerns of Eastern European riders"
Eric Thiollier
General Delegate, Fédération Française des Motards en Colère - "A national approach to motorcycle safety"
Shaun Lennard
Chairman, Australian Motorcycle Council - "The Australian motorcyclists' approach to motorcycle safety"
Aline Delhaye
General Secretary, Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations - "A European Action Plan for motorcycle safety"

 

Debate with the Audience

12h00

PANEL 2: SAFETY and MOBILITY - policy measures
What is the status of powered two-wheelers in Road Safety Action Plans?
Which are the most urgent measures to be taken to increase the safety of Motorcyclists? Are there best practices to follow?

 

Moderator:

Aline Delhaye General Secretary, Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations

 

Speakers:

Véronique Feypell de la Beaumelle Administrator Joint, Transport Research Centre of the OECD and the International Transport Forum
Maria-Cristina Marolda Policy Officer, DG MOVE, European Commission
Joël Valmain Advisor for Europan and International affairs to the Interministerial Delegate for Road Safety (France)
James Holgate Director Road User Safety, Victoria Road Authority (Australia)

 

 

Debate with the Audience

13h00

Press Conference: FEMA / European Commission

13h00

Lunch

14h15

PANEL 3: Intelligent transport systems and their impact on motorcycling
Are powered two-wheelers sufficiently considered in the implementation of ITS? What is the opinion of riders? What is the role of technological research?
How can the industry reply?

 

Moderator:

Gzim Ocakoglu Head of the ITS Sector, DG MOVE, European Commission

 

Speakers:

Emilio Davila-Gonzalez Project Officer, DG INFSO, European Commission - "State of the Art in technological development"
Aki Lumiaho Chief Consultant, Ramboll Finland - "ITS and Motorcyclists' Safety"
Niccoló Baldanzini Assistant Professor, Università degli Studi di Firenze (Italy) - "ITS & PTWs: opportunities, research challenges and the role of riders"
Jacques Compagne Secretary General, Association des Constructeurs Européens de Motocycles - "ITS and PTWs : Reality and Perspectives"

 

Debate with the audience

15h30

CONCLUSIONS OF THE EUROPEAN MOTORCYCLISTS' FORUM

16h00

THE NEXT GENERATION OF MOTORCYCLES
How can motorcycling contribute to environmental issues? Can new technologies solve current problems?

 

Moderator:

Shaun Lennard Chairman, Australian Motorcycle Council

 

Speaker:

Chris Hodder Government relations Executive, British Motorcyclists Federation - "Motorcycling, a sustainable mobility alternative"
Azhar Hussain Director of Mavizen and Organizer of TTXGP, the zero-carbon Grand Prix - "Revolutionizing motorsports"

 

Debate with the Audience

 

TEST TRACK DEMONSTRATIONS - zero-emission motorcycles, racing bikes and street scooters

19h00

MEP-Ride 2010 departure

21h00

Conference Dinner

DAY TWO

08h30

Welcome Coffee

09h00

WORKSHOP A: Behavioural and Ergonomic factors in motorcycle and scooter accidents
The 2BESAFE research project is the first attempt at studying behavioural and ergonomic factors in motorcycle and scooter accidents. The user forum is the opportunity to discover and discuss the preliminary results.

 

Moderator:

Hugo Roebroeck Campaigns Officer, Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations

 

Speakers:

Introduction and presentation of the project Stéphane Espié, INRETS

Andreas Hegewald Researcher, Federal Highway Research Institute (Germany) - In-depth accident analysis: Motorcycle accidents, interpretations and typical scenarios, with a focus on infrastructure and weather
Mark Chattington, TRL - Naturalistic driving study: Looking at riding habits in a realistic environment: design of the first European naturalistic riding study, current status
Stéphane Espié Deputy Director, National Transport Research Institute (France) - Focus on simulation: Breaking new grounds for future research - the use of riding and driving simulators to study rider behaviour, with a focus on conspicuity and awareness
Martin Winkelbauer Senior Researcher, Austrian Road Safety Board - Overview: existing measures to improve the safety of motorcyclists

Round table and discussion with the audience

09h00

WORKSHOP B: Improving infrastructure, an integrated approach
What are the problems faced by motorcyclists? How to integrate these challenges into assessment processes? The case of road restraint systems and motorcycle protective guardrails


Session sponsored by

 

Moderator:

Nich Brown General Secretary, Motorcycle Action Group UK


Speakers:

Christophe Nicodeme Director General, European Union Road Federation - "Motorcyclists and Infrastructure - old and new challenges"
Carlo Polidori Transport Engineer/Secretary, Italian Association of Road Safety Professionals - "EU Infrastructure Directive, Road Assessment Programs and safety audits"
Mario Maza Professor, University of Zaragoza - "The needs of Road Infrastructure Research"
Juan Soroa Vice President, Spanish Motorcycle Association AMM & member of CEN Working Group 52- "Introducing motorcycle friendly guardrails: the CEN standardization process of EN 1317, process and objectives"
Luca Felappi Project Manager Arcelor-Mittal - "Applicability to North America"
James Holgate
Director Road User Safety, Victoria Road Authority (Australia) - "Applicability to Australia"

 

Best practice:

Wim van de Camp Member of European Parliament - "The Dutch case, and how can policy-makers work on motorcycling issues"
Juan Muguiro Loring principal consultant to Atos Origin - "The Spanish example: the National Powered two-wheeler Strategic Plan, creation and objectives of WG52"
Morten Hansen General Secretary, Norwegian Motorcyclists Association - "Vision Zero Road for motorcyclists, means and objectives"
Rolf Frieling President, Biker Union Germany - "Cross-sectoral collaboration"

 

Debate with the Audience

13h00

Lunch break

14h00

MOTORCYCLING AND SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY
What are the new mobility needs of a changing population? How can motorcycling contribute to urban and global mobility? How does this affect the evolution of the motorcycling community?

 

Moderator:

Aline Delhaye General Secretary, Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations

 

Speakers:

Jennifer Ross Director, Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada - "Women riders: a showcase for a changing population"
Craig Carey-Clinch Managing Director, Rowan Public Affairs - "How motorcycling addresses the mobility needs of a changing population"
Bertrand Nelva-Pasqual Chief Actuary, Mutuelle des Motards - "The outlook of insurance providers"
Bernd Lange Member of European Parliament - "Bringing policy to the user"

 

Debate with the Audience

16h00

CONCLUSIONS of the 1st International Motorcyclists Conference

16h30

Closing of the 1st International Motorcyclists' Conference

 

 

 

Event organised with the support of

European Commission