programme 2




Wednesday, 16 October 2019 

CECE internal meetings

9.00 – 13.00 Statistical Commission | room Large VDMA, BluePoint
9.00 - 13.00 CECE EDA Think Tank | room Mahy, Autoworld
9.30 – 12.30 Steering Group | room Classic Lounge, Autoworld
12.30 – 13.00 General Assembly | room Classic Lounge, Autoworld


Public Sessions

14.00 - 17.00 Plenary Session | room Minerva, Autoworld
Moderation by Katrina Sichel, Wit and Word Communications

  • Welcome speech by Enrico Prandini, CECE President
  • Opening speech by Emmanuelle Maire, Head of Unit “Sustainable Production, Products & Consumption”, DG Environment, European Commission
  • Keynote speech by Paul Surin, Global Lead Built Environment at IBM
  • Panel discussion with:
    • Menno de Jonge, Director Digital Construction at Royal BAM Group
    • Eugenio Quintieri, Secretary General at EBC
    • Paul Surin, Global Lead Built Environment at IBM
    • Thilo Juchem, UEPG President 
    • Alfredo Barrios de la Fuente, Engine Technical and Sales Director at Deutz Spain

15.45 - 16.15 Coffee break

17.00 - 17.30 Inspirational speech by Leyla Acaroglu | room Minerva, Autoworld

17.30 - 18.30 Guided Autoworld tour

18.30 – 19.30 Cocktail reception

19.30 – 22.00 CECE 60th Anniversary Dinner | room Blue Boulevard, Autoworld | Dress code: cocktail chic


Thursday, 17 October 2019 

9.00 - 9.30 Welcome address
| room Minerva, Autoworld

Fireside chat between Tomas Hedenborg, Orgalim President, Member of the EC Roundtable "Industry 2030" and Riccardo Viaggi, CECE Secretary General on the future of industry and its 2030 vision.

9.30 – 10.00 Coffee Break

10.00 – 13.30 Economic Forum: The Road to Conexpo - The investment & business potential for construction in North America | room Minerva, Autoworld
Moderation by Mike Hayes, Editor of Construction Europe

  • Welcome speech by Luisa Santos, Director International Relations, BusinessEurope
  • Speech by Karel Vantomme, Foreign Commercial Service
  • Panel debate - The investment & business potential for construction in North America
    • Kip Eideberg, Senior Vice President, Government & Industry Relations, Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)
    • Johann Sailer, CEO, GEDA
    • Toine Brock, CEO and Founder, Tobroco-Giant
    • Alexandre Marchetta, CEO, Mecalac
  • Session closure by MEP Christophe Hansen, EPP Coordinator in the International Trade Committee

11.30 – 12.00 Coffee break 

  • The construction and infrastructure sector – trends and tendencies
    by Josep Fontana, Catalonia Institute of Construction Technology
  • Update on the Construction Equipment markets – with a focus on the US
    by Chris Sleight, Off-Highway Research 
  • Q&A session with the audience
  • Conclusions by the moderator

10.00 – 13.30 Technical Forum: Revision of the Machinery Directive, Harmonised Standards and the future of the European Standardisation System | room Classic Lounge, Autoworld
Moderation by Marie Poidevin, Vice-chair of CECE Technical Commission, EVOLIS

  • Opening speech by Pelle Bokedal, Chair of CECE High-Level Technical Policy Advisory Group, VOLVO CE
  • Welcome speech by MEP Andreas Schwab, coordinator of the EPP group in the Internal Market Committee
  • Panel 1 - Revision of the Machinery Directive: a perspective from construction equipment manufacturers 
    • Mikhail Simonov, Machinery Directive Desk Officer, European Commission
    • Stefano Boy, Senior Researcher, European Trade Union Institute
    • Jason Ong, Chair of CECE Project Team Machinery, Komatsu
    • Euan Fraser, Science, Technology and Product Safety Risk Manager, UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial strategy (BEIS) Office for Product Safety & Standards
  • Q&A session with the audience

11.30 – 12.00 Coffee break 

  • Panel 2 - European Standardisation system and the future Machinery Standards
    • Hein Bollens, Deputy Head of Unit Standardisation, European Commission
    • Cinzia Missiroli, Director Standardisation and Digital Solutions, CEN-CENELEC
    • Mette Peetz-Schou, Leading Senior Adviser, Confederation of Danish Industry & Chair of Orgalim Technical Committee
    • Holger Kellerbauer, Regional Compliance Liaison for Europe, Caterpillar
    • Catherine Lubineau, Technical Director, Union de Normalisation de la Mécanique
  • Q&A session with the audience

13.30 – 14.30 Networking lunch

CECE internal meetings

14.30 – 16.30 Product Group Concrete Equipment | room Classic Lounge, Autoworld
14.30 - 16.30 Product Group Hydraulic Attachments | room Mahy, Autoworld
14.30 - 16.30 Product Group Road Equipment | room Executive, Autoworld