How the European green deal, digitalisation and harmonised standards present opportunities for engineering consultancies

31 May 2023, 09:00 – 17:30
Rome, Hotel NH Collection Roma centro – Via dei Gracchi 324

09:00 – 10:30 Registration of participants – Welcome coffee and breakfast
PLENARY SESSION (Language: English) 10:30 – 11:30
Moderator: Luca MORICONI, TG2 RAI
Musical Performance – Flute & Harp classical duet and EU Anthem
Calogero GIALLANZA (Flute), Adalgisa TURRISI (Harp)
Opening remarks
10.30 Giorgio LUPOI, OICE President
10.40 Benoît CLOCHERET, EFCA President
10.50 Antonio TAJANI, Vice-President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Italian Republic (tbc)
11.05 Tullio FERRANTE, Undersecretary of State for Infrastructures and Sustainable Mobility
11.20 Elena GRECH, Vice-Director of the European Commission Representation in Italy
11:35 – 12:00: Press Conference by President Lupoi and President Clocheret
Accredited journalists only
11:35 – 12:00 Coffee break and networking
PANEL 1 (12:00 – 13:00)
Rebuild Ukraine – The role of the European engineering and consultancy companies
Moderator: Alfredo INGLETTI, OICE
Keynote opening messages
Anna JAROSZ-FRIIS, DG NEAR, Acting Director (Directorate E – Ukraine Service)
Oleksandr KUBRAKOV, Deputy Prime Minister for Restoration of Ukraine – Minister for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine
Panel discussions
Future Reconstruction of Ukraine: policies, standards, financial conditions, legal framework
Nicolas CHOMEL, Chair of the EFCA Ukraine Support Group
EU-funded actions to support Ukraine
Gabriel BLANC, DG NEAR, Team Leader for Reconstruction (Directorate E1 – Ukraine Service)
Ukraine: current situation and perspectives from ICEG, Interstate Consulting Engineers Guild
Bakhtier KHODJAEV, ICEG Vice-President
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch break and CEO lunch
PANEL 2 (14:30 – 15:30)
The role of digitalisation in structural resilience
Moderator: Roberto CARPANETO, Vice-President and EFCA Board MemberOICE
The role of BIM in procurement and procedures
Milena FEUSTEL, Co-Chair of the EU BIM Task Group
Engineering: BIM standards and Eurocodes
Stefano CASULA, Head of Data Federated Projects, Technology, Innovation and Digital Spoke Dept Italferr
The role of AI in climate resilience solutions
Ziga TURK, University of Ljubljana, Former Minister of Slovenia
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break and networking
PANEL 3 (16:00 – 17:00)
What perspectives/opportunities for consulting engineers from the need for greater climate resilience?
Moderator: Stefano SUSANI, OICE
Engineering responses to climate change
Melike ERSOY AKYOL, Yapı Merkezi
Key findings of EFCA Future Trends Report 2022
Jeffrey SEECK, Chair of the EFCA Future Trends Committee
How EFCA can support consulting engineers by linking policy and industry solutions
Closing remarks
17.00 Benoît CLOCHERET, EFCA President
17.15 Giorgio LUPOI, OICE President