“Driving the EU: Where next? IRU’s 50th anniversary in Brussels” is the title of the conference that took place in Brussels at the end of June. The event was organized on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the IRU’s representation in the structures of the Community. One of the invited panellists was Mr. Krzysztof Dakowicz, CEO of ADAMPOL S.A.
In his speech, CEO presented the history of ADAMPOL. At the same time, he emphasized that the success and development of the company result from the opportunities offered by the transition to a market economy, the enlargement of the Community and the support received from organizations such as IRU and ZMPD.
During the meeting, the past 50 years in Europe were summarized and current opportunities and challenges in the field of mobility and logistics were discussed. A lot of attention was focused on the future of the industry. Particular attention was paid to decarbonisation, digitization and the long-term development of road transport.
The conference was attended by, among others: Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, Philippe Close, Mayor of Brussels, ministers and leading politicians from Belgium, Lithuania, Spain and Poland, as well as international leaders of the transport industry, including ADAMPOL S.A.
The International Road Transport Union (IRU) was founded in 1948 in Geneva to help war-torn Europe rebuild transport links. In 1973, she opened a permanent representation to the then European Economic Community (EEC) in Brussels. IRU was one of the first trade associations to set up a permanent liaison office in Brussels. The organization is now the voice of over 1 million road hauliers in the EU.
photo. IRU promotional materials