EAPA Symposium 2017 Recap

The 10th EAPA Symposium was held on 1 June 2017 in La Maison des Travaux Publics, 3 rue de Berri, 75008 Paris, France. 

EAPA Symposium 2017 Recap

The symposium was accompanied by a small exhibition with 8 exhibitors and was sponsored by J.Rettenmaier & Söhne and Sasol Waxes. More than 100 experts from more than 17 countries coming from EAPA members, members of EAPA members, asphalt & bitumen industry, road administration and academia participated at the symposium.

Under the heading “Sustainability, Innovation and Communication in the Asphalt Industry” EAPA informed the participants about the latest news of the asphalt sector concerning current and future topics and provided an excellent opportunity for networking, information exchange and discussions.

During the day four sessions were held and the award of the “EAPA Asphalt Advocate of the year 2017” was presented. Please visit EAPA.org to download all the presentations and pictures from the event. 

After all four sessions were completed, EAPA director, Carsten Karcher, awarded for the first time the “EAPA’s Asphalt Advocate of the year 2017”. With this award EAPA honours a member that has demonstrated own initiatives regarding a better asphalt road marketing and that has demonstrated an outstanding support regarding the “Asphalt Advantages” campaign EAPA initiated together with Eurobitume, the European Association of Bitumen Producers. The award was presented to Horst Erdlen, Head of the Business Unit, Road Construction of J.Rettenmaier & Söhne. 

Download the Asphalt Advantages of the Year 2017 Award Press release. 

EAPA Presedent, John Larsen closed the 10th EAPA Symposium in the later afternoon and thanked the participates for their support for this event. Follow the day with further information on Twitter with the hashtag #EAPASymposium2017.