Mobility Portal, Spain
Date: October 3, 2023
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By Javiera Altamirano

Countdown: Tomorrow.Mobility World Congress unveils the agenda

There is one month left until the Tomorrow.Mobility World Congress, taking place from November 7th to 9th in Barcelona. What topics related to eMobility will be addressed? Mobility Portal Europe shares the agenda.
Tomorrow.Mobility World Congress

The Tomorrow.Mobility World Congress 2023 (TMWC23), which will take place from November 7th to 9th in Barcelona, includes an agenda related to sustainable mobility.

The event will bring together industry executives, government leaders, and global experts to address the crucial challenges the transportation sector is facing and share effective, proven solutions.

The Mobility Portal Europe team will attend the event to provide journalistic coverage.

To purchase the event pass, please access it here.

What will be the sesions at Tomorrow.Mobility?

All aboard! The future of transport is public

Tuesday, November 7th | From 10:30h to 12:00h | Hall 2 – Tomorrow.Mobility Room

With public transport at the heart of efforts to make cities more liveable and to meet ambitious emission reduction targets, strategies to support public transport to be more reliable and convenient are critical.

This session will explore how innovative solutions including shared mobility hubs, gamification and incentive mechanisms can accelerate public transport uptake.

Timothy Papandreou, Founder and CEO at ETA.
Timothy Papandreou, Founder and CEO at ETA.

Keynote: Timothy Papandreou

Tuesday, November 7th | From 12:00h to 12:30h | Hall 1 – Auditorium

Timothy Papandreou is Founder and CEO at Emerging Transport Advisors (ETA).

ETA provides investors, startups, governments, and cities on five continents with key insights on emerging mobility technology trends (Ai & Ml models, data mapping and visualization, fintech, digitalization, electrification, web 3 tools, robotics and automation).

Public-private partnerships for impact-driven mobility innovation

Tuesday, November 7th | From 12:30h to 13:30h | Hall 1 – Auditorium

Tackling major global challenges and trends requires financial prioritisation and use of resources.

Public-private partnerships are an increasingly important model to support critical urban mobility infrastructure and systems.

In this discussion, panellists will reflect on the role of these partnerships, and how cities can implement innovative partnership and business models to accelerate the sustainable and digital transition.

Unlocking the potential of mobility data

Tuesday, November 7th | From 13:45h to 15:15h | Hall 2 – Tomorrow.Mobility Room

A future where all mobility needs can be seamlessly planned and booked through a single integrated application is within reach.

However, unlocking the booking of multimodal journeys will require collaboration to create a unified mobility data marketplace.

This discussion will explore the topic of data and the role that cities can play in leading the way to realize a mobility data space across the EU.

Fair moves: towards just and accessible urban mobility for all

Tuesday, November 7th | From 15:45h to 17:15h | Hall 2 – Tomorrow.Mobility Room

The combination of lockdown recovery, the energy crisis, and increase in cost of living, has served to highlight societal inequalities.

This session will be a discussion on the fairness of the transition to sustainable and accessible urban mobility and an exploration of how moving around cities can become more accessible, safe, and affordable whilst making the most of existing services and embracing new solutions.

Seleta Reynolds, General Manager of LADOT.
Seleta Reynolds, General Manager of LADOT.

Keynote: Seleta Reynolds

Wednesday, November 8th | From 09:45h to 10:15h | Hall 1 – Auditorium

Seleta Reynolds is General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT).

Reynolds is responsible for implementing Great Streets for Los Angeles, a plan to reduce traffic fatalities, double the number of people riding bikes, and expand access to integrated transportation choices for Angelenos and the region.

Extreme weather events call for extreme action in the mobility sector

Wednesday, November 8th | From 10:415h to 11:00h | Hall 1 – Auditorium

Droughts, heatwaves, flooding, and storms cause disruptions to the transportation systems of cities across the world, and climate change is expected to increase the frequency and intensity of these extreme weather events.

In this discussion, panellists will discuss solutions and strategies for cities to become climate change resilient and adaptive, highlighting successful and ambitious initiatives that will inspire.

AI: the potential and the reality in the mobility sector

Wednesday, November 8th | From 11:00h to 12:30h | Hall 2 – Tomorrow.Mobility Room

The global competition for leadership on AI is omnipresent. But what fields are AI applications for mobility more advanced? And what are the potential implications for cutting edge innovations?

This panel discussion will examine the meaning of trustworthy and responsible AI applications in the mobility sector, including how this can ensured by service providers and regulators.

Powering the electric mobility transition

Wednesday, November 8th | From 13:00h to 14:30h | Hall 2 – Tomorrow.Mobility Room

Despite policies and industrial priorities heavily pushing for the electrification of transportation, challenges related to design, lifecycle, and sourcing of critical metals are threatening to prevent the realisation of 2030 objectives.

This session will discuss the various requirements to accelerate the uptake of vehicles with smaller, more efficient batteries without compromising range, as we race to net zero.

Venture capital crunch: a crisis for mobility start-ups?

Wednesday, November 8th | From 15:00h to 16:15h | Hall 2 – Tomorrow.Mobility Room

Access to capital is crucial for start-up growth and a key driver of a sustainable innovation ecosystem.

This discussion will focus on the current investment landscape, its implications for the strategic priorities of both public and private investors, and the consequences for emerging companies.”

Making waves: pushing the boat out on waterborne mobility

Wednesday, November 8th | From 16:45h to 18:00h | Hall 2 – Tomorrow.Mobility Room

Historically for many cities, their growth and economic exchanges were built on and around inland and coastal waterways.

These same waterways could now be key to solving contemporary mobility challenges.

However, operational costs, lack of infrastructure, and environmental concerns remain barriers to the development of this alternative to road and rail.

This session will explore what can be done to unlock the full potential of waterborne transport.

Why we should care about autonomous mobility

Thursday, November 9th | From 09:30h to 11:00h | Hall 2 – Tomorrow.Mobility Room

The future of vehicles is autonomous. However, many people still wonder about the benefits of autonomous mobility.

This discussion will shed light on some of the social, environmental, and safety benefits that will help transform cities.

Information will also be provided regarding the supporting infrastructure and regulatory framework for cooperative, connected, and automated mobility.

How can we deliver sustainable city logistics

Thursday, November 9th | From 11:30h to 12:45h | Hall 2 – Tomorrow.Mobility Room

The on-demand economy, bolstered by increasing digitalisation and socioeconomic trends, saw unprecedented growth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Same day and local deliveries and take-back policies make this trend look likely to stay.

The impacts on congestion, noise and air pollution, and quality of life, require an innovative and holistic approach to vehicle fleets, logistics flows as well as private and public collaboration.

The role of governance in a just and sustainable mobility transition

Thursday, November 9th | From 13:15h to 14:15h | Hall 1 – Auditorium

This roundtable will tackle key questions about the role of governance in ensuring not only a sustainable transition, but also a just one.

The impact on people as part of the transition to net-zero mobility in cities will be explored alongside examples of successful public-private collaborations to resolve city mobility challenges, both from a technology and governance point of view.

The road to zero emission mobility

Thursday, November 9th | From 14:30h to 16:00h | Hall 2 – Tomorrow.Mobility Room

The decarbonisation of transportation is an important part of the race to meet net zero climate targets.

With a legal framework supporting the procurement of alternative energy vehicles, such as electric, hydrogen and battery-electric, it is now a race for local authorities to implement supporting infrastructures, with Public Private Partnerships and innovation projects key enablers in the transition.

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