Tuesday 4 December, 2018


09:00 – 09:30


09:30 – 10:15

Keynote Session

Henrik Hololei , Director General, DG MOVE, European Commission
Pedro Marques , Minister of Planning and Infrastructure, Portugal
Volodymyr Omelyan , Minister of Infrastructure, Ukraine
Moderator: Paul Adamson , Chairman, Forum Europe

10:15 – 11:15

A Roadmap to Intelligent Transport Systems: The Key to Connectivity?

The development and implementation of Intelligent Transport Systems represents a key component of Europe’s transport policy. These systems provide the opportunity to increase safety and decrease congestion and emissions, making the mobility sector more sustainable and efficient. The uptake of connected transport systems in Europe will largely be dependent upon the widespread availability of fast, reliable and securely connected digital infrastructure; providing this architecture is thus a crucial objective. As connected and autonomous vehicles progress towards greater market uptake, ensuring that policymakers and business are working towards mutual goals is crucial. Ensuring that all developments in the area are future-proof, with the ability to perform over-the-air updates embedded in the technology will enable an open approach to innovation. Discussants will examine, for instance, how to accelerate access to high-bandwidth services, such as 5G networks, and what innovations and service may emerge as a result of such technological change.
Eddy Hartog , Head of Unit, Smart Mobility and Living, DG CONNECT, European Commission
Reza Karimi , Director, Huawei Technologies
Joost Vantomme , Smart Mobility Director, ACEA
Maciej Surowiec , EU Government Affairs Manager, Microsoft
Chris Carroll , Policy Director, Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) Region 1

Moderator: Johanna Tzanidaki , Innovation and Deployment Director, ERTICO - ITS Europe

11:15 – 11:30

Refreshment and Networking Break

11:30 – 12:45

Supporting the Development of Truly Multimodal Transport Systems: Towards Mobility as a Service?

2018 has been designated “The Year of Multimodality” by the European Commission. But how can stakeholders ensure the development of multimodal travel systems across Europe is prioritised, identifying and overcoming the existing technical and regulatory barriers to implementation? Providing answers to these questions will largely define how European stakeholders can position Europe as the world leader in multi-modal mobility systems. With fewer young people learning to drive and the growth of on-demand mobility services suggesting an appetite for more user-centric transport solutions, business and policymakers alike will need to adapt to these changes, designing a coherent and truly multi-modal European transport strategy. Technological disruption presents distinct challenges and opportunities for public service providers, with authorities under pressure to deliver affordable and socially equitable services. Furthermore, with metropolitan smart city projects gathering political capital, the opportunity to implement multimodal transport systems in urban environments is increased. This panel brings together members of the business and policymaking communities to discuss how to create a fully-integrated multimodal transport system throughout Europe, with a particular focus on establishing cooperation between modes of transport and the public sector. Discussions will take place against the backdrop of the third instalment of the European Commission’s Europe on the Move agenda and ongoing Trans-European Transport Network (Ten-T) Projects as well as assessing the success of the Commission’s year-long focus on multimodality.
Merja Kyllönen , MEP, European Parliament
Frédéric Versini , Deputy Head of Unit for Transport Networks, DG MOVE, European Commission
David Hon , Founder and CEO, Dahon
Jacob Bangsgaard , CEO and President, ERTICO - ITS Europe and MaaS Alliance

Moderator: Pascal van den Noort , Executive Director, Velo Mondial

12:45 – 13:30



13:30 – 14:30

The Changing Face of Public Transport: How is the Public Sector Shaping Transport Innovation?

Burgeoning urban population growth across Europe highlights the necessity to adequately manage the implications for the transport systems. This, coupled with the digitisation of public transport, is disrupting decades old service delivery models. With mobility central to moves towards both municipal and metropolitan ‘Smart Cities’ programmes, we look at how the public sector is deploying technological innovation in the transport sector; from the usage of connected and autonomous vehicles to the management of multimodal networks and the allocation of localised 5G connectivity. This session enables public sector representatives the space to present the ways in which they are embracing digitalisation in their service delivery in a series of quick-fire talks.
Miguel Gaspar , Deputy Mayor for Mobility and Safety, City of Lisbon
Ivo Cré , Director Policy & Projects, Polis Network
Thomas Avanzata , European Department Director, International Association of Public Transport (UITP)
Steffen Rasmussen , Head of Department of Traffic and Urban Life, City of Copenhagen

Moderator: Thomas Willson , Mobility Policy Advisor and Project Coordinator, EUROCITIES

14:30 – 14:45

Refreshment and Networking Break

15:00 – 16:00

Sustainable Transport in Europe: Electrification and the Market for Alternative Fuels

One of the key benefits offered by technological developments in the transport sector is their ability to make cleaner mobility a reality, providing the opportunity to revitalise the relationship between mobility and the environment. Electrification of both transport modes and infrastructure represents the opportunity to provide an energy efficient power system. Yet the widespread implementation of electrified transport is largely dependent on the availability of a reliable, affordable and easy-to-use energy supply. Providing access to such infrastructure thus provides a key milestone for the successful development of truly sustainable mobility. With both member states and the European Institutions taking legislative steps towards the phasing out of diesel, transport sector electrification becomes an essential means of hitting such targets. As with all climate policy, the need for pan-European policy coordination to greater mobilise collective legislative action is pivotal. This panel provides an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss the steps taken to progress the electrification agenda as well as discussing the role of alternative fuels in the future transport ecosystem.
Artur Runge-Metzger , Director, DG CLIMA, European Commission
Remi Eriksen , President and CEO, DNV GL
Andor Deli , MEP, European Parliament
Julia Poliscanova , Manager, Clean Vehicles and Air Quality, Transport & Environment

Moderator: Stijn Hoorens , Head, Brussels Office; Associate Director, RAND Europe

16:00 – 16:10

Conference Close