2nd edition of ERF Lab

2nd edition of ERF Lab

  • June 3, 2019
  • 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Banca Monte Paschi Av d’Auderghem 22-28 1040 Brussels

‘Impact of new mobility on road infrastructure and equipment’

The development and evolution of alternative sources of  energy for the mobility of the future (e-vehicles, hydrogen, fuel cells) and the changes in mobility patterns (vehicle ownership vs share, intelligent transport, new road usages) will definitely have an impact on the road infrastructure of tomorrow.

The purpose of this ERF Lab will be to open the discussion on the future impacts of this new mobility framework on the roads infrastructure.

Experiences and case studies from different countries (UK, NW), vision from road authorities as well as equipment and solution providers will give the opportunity to participants to debate and interact on this essential topic and the role of the road infrastructure.

This seminar will also be the occasion for the ERF to introduce its recently initiated benchmark survey on the revolution in mobility and transport uses and impacts on the road infrastructure and the road equipment.


Upcoming events

13th Congress on Transport and Transport Infrastructure – Roads
  • September 19, 2024
  • Hotel Holiday, Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Hofmann Expo 2024
  • November 28, 2024
  • Rellingen, Germany


Castor Horn-Hanssen  is a transport Counsellor at the Norwegian Mission to the EU. Previously work for the Norwegian Ministry for Transport and Communication with road transport, traffic safety and environmental matters, CCA-Norway with aviation and Ministry for Trade and Industries with shipping.

Following diverse political positions in Germany, Mr Jorgo Chatzimarkakis was a Member of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2014 (ITRE, ECON, CONT). He was then appointed Ambassador-at-Large for the Greek government during the financial crisis. Since 2016, he is Secretary General of Hydrogen Europe, the European Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association. Mr Chatzimarkakis was born in Duisburg, Germany. He holds German and Greek nationality, and a degree in Political Science from the University of Bonn.

Patrick Duprat is  Electric Road Solution Manager and senior expert in power supply solutions in Alstom in Sain-Ouen offices (France).  Degree in hardware and software, he obtained an executive MBA from the School Art & Métiers Paris in 2003.

Patrik Akerman joined the Siemens eHighway team in 2012 and is currently its Head of Business Development. Before eHighway he worked for Siemens Mobility in China for three years. He has a M.Sc. in Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Robert is CEO of Cenex (www.cenex.co.uk), a not-for-profit consultancy and research organisation with a strategic focus on supporting low carbon vehicle supply chain and market development for transport and associated energy systems.

Since joining Cenex in December 2005, Robert has overseen the development and delivery of a range of electric, hydrogen and gas vehicles and recharging\refuelling infrastructure projects, as well as establishing Cenex-LCV (www.cenex-lcv.co.uk) as the UK’s largest technology showcasing and networking event for the low carbon vehicle community.

Cenex is recognised as one of the pioneering organisations involved in Electric Vehicle infrastructure deployment, advising cities and businesses on planning and implementation as well as orchestrating research to help explore the business case for smart charging including Vehicle-to-Grid.

Cenex’ research and consultancy projects help provide an evidence base that can shape policy and market development.

Robert is Chair of UKEVSE, the UK Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Association (www.ukevse.org.uk), which is a trade association that represents UK charge point providers and charge point network operators.

Robert is also a Director of Cenex NL, a member of the Automotive Council Technology Group and holds Non-Executive Directorships with the Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (SHFCA), EV8 Technologies and Electric Corby Community Interest Company.

Prior to joining Cenex, Robert worked for 18 years with Johnson Matthey, 10 of which were spent developing international markets for energy, environmental and automotive technologies, including fuel cells and vehicle emissions control for cars, buses, trucks and Non Road Mobile Machinery.

Simon has a degree in law, having studied at the KU Leuven and having completed his studies with a Master’s degree in “Expertise in EU Affairs” in Bordeaux. He joined the construction sector working for the French Public Works Federation. He was interim head of the Legal and Economic Affairs Department of FIEC (European Construction Federation), before joining Routes de France and the ERF. He is now in charge of the European part of an international benchmark study on the impact of new mobility on road infrastructure.

Steve is an accomplished (road) transport professional effortlessly marrying different disciplines for integrated solutions. He has a solid background in safety and environment, traffic management focusing on the perspective of infrastructure and vehicles as well as legislation and standardisation. Reflecting the needs of a modern transport system, Steve focusses on seamless connections between people and their ideas. Steve works most productively bringing together the skills of diverse and dynamic teams. Although recognised for his people skills as a moderator and speaker, he is also comfortable with numbers and his passion for understanding how statistics relevant to real world situations.