The 7th Annual Future of Transport Conference

The 7th Annual Future of Transport Conference

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Event Overview

Over the past two years, the European transport sector has been impacted significantly by the COVID-19 pandemic. Passenger and freight transport has been severely disrupted; supply chains have been moved to breaking point, while at the same time, the demand and necessity for the sector to re-orientate towards more digital, efficient, and sustainable practices has only increased.

These ambitions for greener, more intelligent, safer, and efficient transport systems remain at the forefront of the European Commission’s priorities. Forum Europe’s 7th Annual Future of Transport Conference, will once again gather senior executives from the transport and technology sectors as well as key European and national policy makers to discuss and debate the most pressing issues facing the European transport sector, and how these can be tackled to ensure the sector continues to contribute to green innovation and economic development.

Key Themes

Supply chain challenges affecting EU transport sector

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Achieving an interconnected multimodality transport ecosystem

Connectivity

Unlocking the value of connectivity through digital transformation

Road safety

Reimagining Road Safety

Decarbonisation

Sustainable mobility and decarbonisation in Europe

Confirmed Speakers

Henrik Hololei

Henrik Hololei

Director-General, DG MOVE

European Commission

*Pre-Recording

Minister Winfred Hermann

Winfried Hermann

Minister of Transport

Baden-Württemberg, Germany

*Pre-Recording

Daniel Mes

Daniel Mes

Member of Cabinet, Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans

European Commission

Filip Negreanu

Filip Negreanu-Arboreanu

Deputy Head of Cabinet for Commissioner Adina Vălean

European Commission

Adria Gomila

Adrià Gomila

Director of Mobility Services

Barcelona City Council

Kristian Hedberg

Kristian Hedberg

Head of Unit, Sustainable and Intelligent Transport, DG MOVE

European Commission

Laurianne Krid

Laurianne Krid

Director General

Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile Region 1

Roberto Tomasi

Roberto Tomasi

CEO

Autostrade per l’Italia

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Lennart Salemink

Head of Department for Smart Mobility

Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Netherlands

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David Archer

CEO

Savannah Resources

Andreas Boschen

Andreas Boschen

Head of Department - Sustainable Networks and Investments, CINEA

European Commission

Pierre Olivier Millette

Pierre-Olivier Millette

Associate Director, Automated Driving Technical Policy

Intel

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Mark Nicklas

Head of Unit for Mobility, DG GROW

European Commission

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Welmoed Neijmeijer

Head of Licensing & Public Policy - Rentals

Bolt

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Mohamed Saleh

Global Transportation Segment Expert

Nokia

John Cooper

John Cooper

Director General

FuelsEurope

Tom Antonissen

Tom Antonissen

EU Affairs Adviser, Industry Development, Corporate Strategy

Huawei Technologies

Joost Vantomme

Joost Vantomme

Chief Executive Officer

Ertico-ITS Europe

Claire Marie Healy

Claire-Marie Healy

Senior Project Manager, Tech, Media, Telecom & Mobility

CERRE

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Raluca Marian

Director, EU Advocacy & General Delegate

IRU

Christina Kouremenou

Christina Kouremenou

Senior Policy Consultant

DeHavilland

Dagmara Wrzesinska

Dagmara Wrzesinska

Project Manager - Mobility

Vias Institute

Paul Adamson

Paul Adamson

Chairman

Forum Europe

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Petr Dolejsi

Director Mobility & Sustainable Transport

ACEA

William Todts

William Todts

Executive Director

Transport and Environment

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Patrick Schröder

Senior Research Fellow, Environment and Society Programme

Chatham House

Agenda

If you are interested in speaking in any of the below sessions, please contact Geraldine Evans at [email protected] / +44 (0) 2920 780 070.

Note: All timings are in Central European Time (CET)

The 7th Annual Future of Transport Conference
2022-03-23
09:00 - 09:45
Virtual platform open, in-person registration and networking
09:45 - 10:15
Welcome and Keynote Session
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Henrik Hololei
Director-General of DG MOVE, European Commission
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Roberto Tomasi
CEO, Autostrade per l’Italia
10:20 - 11:35
Session 1 – Bumps in the Road: Tackling the supply chain challenges facing the transport sector

At a time when Europe’s transport sector is undergoing a transformation in terms of sustainability and digitalisation, the global pandemic has exposed Europe’s reliance on global supply chains for raw materials and components, such as semiconductors, essential in the production of modern vehicles. The combination of Covid-19 and high demand for these chips meant the disruption to the European auto sector included the shuttering of production plants and thousands of job losses.

 

As part of its ambitions for increased European strategic autonomy, the European Commission is working on an “urgent repositioning” of its role in the production of semiconductors. In this context, this session will look at the necessary considerations relevant for the auto, and indeed transport sector, more broadly.

 

Can Europe source the materials necessary to deliver on the electrification of the transport system, and how can it develop and utilise materials that have a reduced social and environmental impact?

 

As demand for electric car vehicles continue to rise, so has demand for e-vehicle batteries. Europe has started to build up its capacity to produce batteries on the continent while also developing a new generation of batteries that are less dependent on the lithium-ion technology. Our panel of experts will discuss what is being done to boost the production of these e-vehicle batteries including the supply of less polluting raw materials in Europe in order to reduce its external dependencies.

 

As the global economic and health outlook continues to present significant uncertainties, in the drive for a green and sustainable transport future, how can Europe’s auto sector answer the many challenges it faces?

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Filip Negreanu – Arboreanu
Deputy Head of Cabinet for Commissioner Adina Vălean, European Commission
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Patrick Schröder
Senior Research Fellow, Environment and Society Programme, Chatham House
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David Archer
CEO, Savannah Resources
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Petr Dolejsi
Director, Mobility & Sustainable Transport, ACEA
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Laurianne Krid
Director General, Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile Region 1
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Paul Adamson
Chairman, Forum Europe
11:35 - 12:00
Coffee Break and Networking
12:00 - 13:15
Session 2 – Multimodality and Interconnectivity: Achieving an efficient and greener transport sector

Technological developments are strongly shaping transport and mobility, as recognised in the European Commission’s Efficient and Green Mobility package released in December 2021 and reflected in the work undertaken on an upcoming legislative proposal on multimodal digital mobility services, which will aim to close the gap in the combined use of transport modes across the continent. This session will look at the possibilities, infrastructure requirements and digital solutions to help support this important transformation and to achieve a more interconnected and sustainable mobility sector across Europe.

 

This session will discuss the role of connected and autonomous vehicles and of vehicle-to-everything (V2X) offerings, the rise of increasingly smart and efficient logistics services and the impact of improved urban transportation systems brought by the implementation of Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) platforms. As part of this session, the panel of experts will look at the proposed updates to the ITS Directive and discuss the next steps necessary to establish a common European data space for transport that successfully promote data sharing within the entire transport ecosystem which will be essential to make mobility greener, safer and more efficient.

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Kristian Hedberg
Head of Unit, Sustainable and Intelligent Transport, DG MOVE, European Commission
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Lennart Salemink
Head of Department for Smart Mobility, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Netherlands
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Welmoed Neijmeijer
Head of Licensing & Head of Public Policy, Rentals at Bolt
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Tom Antonissen
EU Affairs Adviser, Industry Development, Corporate Strategy, Huawei Technologies
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Claire-Marie Healy
Senior Project Manager, Tech, Media, Telecom & Mobility, CERRE
13:15 - 13:55
Lunch Break
13:55 - 15:30
Session 3 – Reimagining Safety in Transportation: Tech innovation that goes the distance

User safety remains a priority for road and traffic authorities across Europe as many regions look to target zero road deaths over the next 10-15 years. The rapid development and deployment of technology in the transport sector has improved safety and has informed the design of new transport regulations, served by lessons of the past.

 

The mobility industries are unleashing an array of innovations designed for urban roads, such as MaaS and advanced traffic management systems. This use of data and digital technologies will play an integral role in rethinking road safety in urban areas and beyond in order to meet the reductions set out in the ‘Vision Zero’ ambition. This session will look at how these smarter, tech-enabled infrastructures will help solve road safety problems while at the same time looking at the lessons learnt from cities and regions that have successfully integrated digital technologies into existing transportation hubs, leading to smarter, safer transport systems. This discussion will also explore the extent to which provisions introduced in the revised Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) regulation and ITS Directive can help improve road safety across Europe.

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Mark Nicklas
Head of Unit for Mobility, DG GROW, European Commission
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Adrià Gomila
Director of Mobility Services, Barcelona City Council
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Pierre-Olivier Millette
Associate Director - Automated Driving Technical Policy, Intel Corporation
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Mohamed Saleh
Global Transportation Segment Expert, Nokia
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Joost Vantomme
CEO, Ertico-ITS Europe
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Dagmara Wrzesinska
Project Manager - Mobility, Vias Institute
14:05 - 14:15
Afternoon Keynote Address
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Winfried Hermann
Minister of Transport of Baden-Württemberg, Germany
15:30 - 15:45
Afternoon Coffee Break
15:45 - 17:00
Session 4 – Sustainable Mobility and Decarbonisation in Europe

Decarbonisation for a climate-neutral economy by 2050 and the goal of reducing 90% of greenhouse emissions from transport are ambitious challenges set out in the European Green Deal. Likewise, the Commission’s recent Efficient and Green Mobility package reaffirms the importance of sustainable mobility to achieving an irreversible shift to zero-emissions across all transport modes.

 

Industry players are accelerating the speed of automotive technology innovation as they develop new concepts of electric, connected, autonomous, and shared mobility. This session aims to look at how both electric vehicles and alternative fuels can be part of the technology mix to address the decarbonisation objectives set out by the European Commission, while also uncovering their respective opportunities and challenges across all vehicle segments and discussing what is being done to support the deployment of the necessary infrastructure and investments needed. During this session, panellists will also look at the methods outlined in the recently announced Urban Mobility Framework that addresses cities’ shifts towards greener transport solutions such as cleaner taxis and ride-hailing services.

 

Finally, this panel will discuss the recent European Commission’s proposal to amend the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), role of the internal combustion engine (ICE) and create a separate scheme for road transport and the extent to which this can truly support the transition to carbon neutrality.

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Daniel Mes
Member of Cabinet, Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans, European Commission
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Andreas Boschen
Head of Department for Sustainable Networks and Investments, CINEA, European Commission
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William Todts
Executive Director, Transport & Environment
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John Cooper
Director General, FuelsEurope
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Raluca Marian
Director, EU Advocacy & General Delegate, International Road Transport Union (IRU)
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Christina Kouremenou
Senior Policy Consultant, DeHavilland
17:00 - 17:45
Cocktail Reception – Hosted by DeHavilland
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Christina Kouremenou
Senior Policy Consultant, DeHavilland
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Sponsors & Partners

Platinum Sponsor

Autostrade per l'Italia is an integrated group managing under concession around 3,000 km of toll road network in Italy and focusing, via its subsidiaries, on engineering and construction, sustainable mobility, technological innovation and advanced digital services.

Autostrade per l’Italia has committed significant resources to modernisation and expansion of the network as part of a long-term project: the new Economic Financial Plan envisages capital and maintenance expenditure of over €20bn by 2038, with the potential to generate approximately 10,000 new jobs throughout the country’s economy.

Reshaping the new Autostrade per l’Italia has also involved redefinition of the mission of its subsidiaries: Engineering and design are the principal focus of Tecne, which has begun to make a decisive contribution to the Group’s investment and maintenance plan together with Amplia, whose mission will continue to be focused on the delivery of complex infrastructure using sustainable materials and technologies.

Sustainability and the digital revolution have been assigned major importance, starting from Movyon, the Group’s technology spin-off, which has already given birth to market-leading digital systems, and FreeToX, engaged in the management of integrated and sustainable mobility solutions.

Elgea, established in Jan 2022 is responsible for the installation of photovoltaic panels along the motorway network which, once the rollout has been completed, will meet ASPI’s entire needs with renewable energy.

With the recent launch of the Mercury Programme, the Group is building a major technologically advanced, integrated hub, with the aim of preparing for and managing the mobility of the future, providing increasingly safe and modern infrastructure as part of a wider plan to create ever more sustainable mobility. The Programme, launched in March 2022 centres around four key areas:

CONNECTED INFRASTRUCTURES, bringing together technological solutions to connect the latest generation of vehicles with each other and with infrastructure in real time (V2X – Vehicle-to-Everything).

INTELLIGENT ROADS, a group of systems designed to improve road safety and the control and quality of traffic flow, and to monitor infrastructure, in addition to informing and helping road users.

GREEN SOLUTIONS, covering the motorway innovations necessary to keep pace with the impact of the energy transition on vehicles, installing widespread networks of high-voltage charging stations and hydrogen and liquified natural gas distributors.

URBAN MOBILITY, a collection of systems capable of integrating the motorway network with mobility services in metropolitan areas by customising journeys, enabling the reservation and payment of parking and other mobility as a service solution, providing intermodality with local public transport, optimising traffic light systems and much more.

Gold Sponsor
Bolt is the European super-app that has 100 million customers in 45 countries and over 400 cities across Europe and Africa. The company seeks to accelerate the transition from owned cars to shared mobility, offering better alternatives for every use case, including ride-hailing, shared cars and scooters, and food and grocery delivery. Bolt offers micromobility services in more than 170 cities across 20 countries in Europe. Bolt is the largest micromobility provider in Europe.
Cocktail Reception Sponsor
DeHavilland EU is a specialist provider of EU political intelligence, EU monitoring, bespoke research and consulting services for public affairs professionals. Based in the heart of Brussels & London, our services are designed to help you influence EU policy and politics, inform your strategy by anticipating change and better managing the risks affecting your organisation.

DeHavilland EU uses the latest technology to source 25,000 items of content daily. We capture all content impacting public policy in the UK/EU; as well as everything from government and devolved institutions. We cover output from regulators, bodies, academic institutions, businesses, think tanks, and relevant social media accounts.

Platinum Sponsor
Platinum Sponsor
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing. We are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world’s population.
Platinum Sponsor
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), a leader in the semiconductor industry, is shaping the data-centric future with computing and communications technology that is the foundation of the world’s innovations. The company’s engineering expertise is helping address the world’s greatest challenges as well as helping secure, power and connect billions of devices and the infrastructure of the smart, connected world – from the cloud to the network to the edge and everything in between.

With the acquisition of Mobileye in 2017, Intel is the leading supplier of software that enables Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS), with more than 25 automaker partners including some of the world’s largest. Beyond ADAS, our technology has rapidly evolved to also support the three pillars of Autonomous Driving – Sensing, Mapping, and Driving Policy.
Platinum Sponsor
At Nokia, we create technology that helps the world act together. As a trusted partner for critical networks, we are committed to innovation and technology leadership across mobile, fixed and cloud networks. We create value with intellectual property and long-term research, led by the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs. Adhering to the highest standards of integrity and security, we help build the capabilities needed for a more productive, sustainable and inclusive world.
Platinum Sponsor
Media Partner
Encompass is an online magazine delivering comment, opinion and analysis on the affairs of the European Union and Europe’s place in the world. We aim to demystify the complexity of the EU and to be lively and provocative. Encompass is also a space with podcast interviews and, through Encompass Live, political and cultural events. As our name indicates we will strive to be open and accessible.

Past Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

Given the ability to transition to a ‘hybrid’ format for this event, our packages have been designed to enable sponsors to take advantage of the enhanced face-to-face networking benefits that are made possible by a physical meeting environment, whilst also benefiting from the additional exposure and outreach that virtual events offer in terms of larger audience numbers.

To discuss sponsorship and visibility opportunities at The 7th Annual Future of Transport Conference, please contact Geraldine Evans on [email protected] / +44 (0) 2920 783 070.

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Venue

Stanhope Hotel, Brussels
Balmoral Room
Rue du Commerce 9, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Event Platform

This event will be taking place using Forum Europe’s virtual solution. For more details, please visit forum-europe.com

Contact

For more information on any aspect of this event, please contact Geraldine Evans using any of the details below.

Geraldine Evans
Event Manager
Forum Europe

[email protected]

Tel: +44 (0) 2920 783 070