The Global Tolling Summit, organised by the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA), will be held in Athens from 11 to 14 November 2023,
the World Association of Toll Facility Owners and Operators
who manage them.
The event is organised in cooperation with HELLASTRON (Hellenic Association of Toll Road Networks) and ASECAP, the European Association of Toll Road Infrastructure Operators, whose networks now cover over 86,000 km of motorways, bridges and tunnels in 19 Member countries.
The theme of the 2023 Summit is the future of mobility.
‘Mobility,’ reads the programme, one of the hottest topics facing the motorway sector. Recent events have helped create new mobility concepts, but also challenges, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, have drastically changed the way in which the our communities work and move’.
Technology research for alternative fuels and batteries, coupled with the energy crisis, has focused attention on the composition of the global fleet, fuel consumption and prices, and electrification. The prospect of autonomous and connected vehicles, artificial intelligence, research for smarter cities and growing community demands for a greener planet set a new context for mobility.
These challenges alongside the issue of maintaining the resilience of the road infrastructure,
will form the focus of the 4-day Athens event.
The summit proceedings will feature speeches by the world’s leading representatives in the field, and
During the general session on 14 November, as part of the ‘Sustainability/green mobility’ panel, Ecogest S.p.A and Ecogest North America will be represented by its reference shareholder Valerio Molinari, with a speech on ‘The new ecological maintenance plans for roads and motorways as a means of anticipating and protecting against the consequences of climate change’.