Future of Transport 2021

The 6th Annual Future of Transport Conference

You may watch all the session replays on our YouTube channel.

Event Overview

2020 was a challenging year for the transport sector across Europe. The pandemic has impacted the roll-out of infrastructure projects while operators and manufacturers experienced significant impacts on revenues. The economic slowdown will further complicate the demand and supply of transport and mobility services.

However, the European Commission’s ambitious regulatory work continues, with the updated sustainable and smart mobility strategy announced in December 2020, alongside the broader European Green Deal project.

Forum Europe’s 6th Future of Transport conference will once again gather stakeholders to discuss and debate the critical pillars of EU transport policy and explore digital innovation, connectivity, safety and how the transport sector fits within the EU’s vision for an economy that is both green and digital.

Key Themes

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The EU’s strategy on sustainable and smart mobility

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Digital innovation in modernising transport infrastructure safety

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The regulatory revision of the trans-European transport network (TEN-T)

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The directive on intelligent transport systems

Confirmed Speakers

Henrik Hololei

Henrik Hololei

Director-General, DG MOVE

European Commission

Ditte Jorgensen

Ditte Juul Jørgensen

Director-General, DG ENER

European Commission

Hugo Santos Mendes

Hugo Santos Mendes

Deputy Minister

Ministry of Infrastructure and Housing, Portugal

Ahti Kuningas

Ahti Kuningas

Deputy Secretary General for Transport

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonia

Daniel Mes

Daniel Mes

Member of Cabinet, Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans

European Commission

Claire Depre

Claire Depré​​

Head of Unit, Road Safety, DG MOVE​

European Commission

Pierre Olivier Millette

Pierre-Olivier Millette

Associate Director, Automated Driving Technical Policy

Intel

Antonio Reis

António Reis

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Meight

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Peter Stuckmann

Head of Unit, Future Connectivity Systems, DG CONNECT

European Commission

Anne-Lise Thieblemont

Anne-Lise Thieblemont

Vice President Government Affairs

Qualcomm

Maxime Flament

Maxime Flament

Chief Technology Officer

5GAA

Oihana Otaegui

Oihana Otaegui

Project Coordinator for 5GMETA

VICOMTECH

Jan Ellsberger

Jan Ellsberger

Vice President Industry Development, Corporate Strategy

Huawei Technologies

JP Bauer

Johannes Peter Bauer

Safety Director

ACEA

William Todts

William Todts

Executive Director

Transport & Environment

Richard Schram

Richard Schram

Technical Director

Euro NCAP

Amit Nagpal

Amit Nagpal

Partner

Aetha Consulting

Lara Natale

Lara Natale

Director for Mobility, Tech, Media & Telecom

CERRE

Richard Smokers

Richard Smokers

Principal Advisor Sustainable Transport

TNO

Norman Frisch

Norman Frisch

Marketing Director, EBG Transportation Sector

Huawei

Trine Dale

Trine Dale

Director of Research

The Institute of Transport Economics/ Norwegian Centre for Transport Research

Coen Bresser

Coen Bresser

Project Coordinator

5G-MOBIX

Diana Zhou

Diana Zhou

Senior Director, Global Alliances and Policy

Virgin Hyperloop

Paul Adamson

Paul Adamson

Chairman

Forum Europe

Tiago Pinto

Tiago Pinto

Speaker European Transportation Competence Center

Huawei

Agenda

If you are interested in speaking, sponsorship and visibility opportunities, please contact Geraldine Evans at future-transport@forum-europe.com / +44 (0) 2920 780 070.

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

10:00 – 10:15

Virtual Platform and Networking Area Opening

10:15 – 11:00

Welcome and Keynote Session

Henrik Hololei

Henrik Hololei, Director-General, DG MOVE, European Commission

Ditte Juul Jorgensen

Ditte Juul Jørgensen, Director-General, DG ENER, European Commission

Hugo Santos Mendes
Hugo Santos Mendes, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Infrastructure and Housing,
Portugal

Paul Adamson

Paul Adamson, Chairman, Forum Europe
(Moderator)

11:00 – 12:15

5G in the Future of Connected Mobility

As the transport industry continues to undergo digital transformation, 5G will play an increasing role in the future of mobility. It is estimated that, as 5G networks are rolled out globally, over 700 million cellular IoT vehicles are forecast to be operational by the end of 2024, with a sizable portion of those destined for the automotive industry. This session will look at the opportunities and challenges brought by 5G in vehicle-to-everything (V2X) offerings and how data privacy and security is dealt with as the industry becomes increasingly interconnected.

Furthermore, developments in Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM) are continuing apace and promise increased safety and more inclusive mobility solutions. This panel will look at some of the public and private projects seeking to provide connectivity along pan-European 5G corridors.

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Peter Stuckmann, Head of Unit, Future Connectivity System, DG CONNECT,
European Commission

Jan Ellsberger
Jan Ellsberger, Vice President Industry Development, Corporate Strategy,
Huawei Technologies
Oihana Otaegui
Oihana Otaegui, Project Coordinator for 5GMETA, VICOMTECH
Coen Bresser

Coen Bresser, Project Coordinator, 5G-MOBIX

Amit Nagpal
Amit Nagpal, Partner, Aetha Consulting
(Moderator)

12:15 – 13:00

Showcase Sessions

Showcase Stage 1 – Hosted by Intel: Automation in Mobility: What Now?

Pierre Olivier Millette
Pierre-Olivier Millette, Associate Director, Automated Driving Technical Policy, Intel

Showcase Stage 2 – Hosted by Meight:  Building an Efficiency Layer for Road Freight 

Antonio Reis

António Reis, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Meight

Showcase Stage 3 – Hosted by Huawei: The Significance of Digital Transformation in the Transport Sector

As part of this session, we will have speeches on aspects of digital transformation in automotive and public transport, followed by “Meet the Speakers Q&A”. Delegates will have the opportunity to join an open discussion with:

Jan Ellsberger

Jan Ellsberger, Vice President Industry Development, Corporate Strategy, Huawei

Norman Frisch

Norman Frisch, Marketing Director EBG Transportation Sector, Huawei

Tiago Pinto

Tiago Pinto, Speaker European Transportation Competence Center, Huawei

Showcase Stage 4 – Hosted by 5GAA: Environmental Benefits of Connected Mobility

Richard Smokers

Richard Smokers, Principal Advisor Sustainable Transport, TNO

Maxime Flament

Maxime Flament, Chief Technology Officer, 5GAA

13:00 – 14:00
Lunch Break and Virtual Networking
14:00 – 15:15
Session 2: Smart Mobility and Decarbonization for a Greener Transport Sector

The European Commission reiterated last December its commitment to achieving ‘Vision Zero’, that is, to reduce road fatalities and serious injuries to almost zero by 2050. Each year, more than 25,000 people lose their lives while 135,000 are seriously injured on European roads.

According to the Road Safety Policy Framework 2021-2030, it has now set a new immediate target by halving these figures by 2030. This session will explore how priority measures such as the deployment of new technologies, from low to high-level of automation, or new mobility services, will enhance road safety. Crucially, it will discuss the importance of standardization across systems, new safety concepts and data sharing in ensuring improved road transport safety.

Daniel Mes

Daniel Mes, Member of Cabinet, Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans,
European Commission

Anne-Lise Thieblemont

Anne-Lise Thieblemont, Vice President Government Affairs, Qualcomm

William Todts

William Todts, Executive Director, Transport & Environment

Diana Zhou

Diana Zhou, Senior Director, Global Alliances & Policy, Virgin Hyperloop

Lara Natale
Lara Natale, Director for Mobility, Tech, Media & Telecom, CERRE
(Moderator)
15:15 – 16.30

Session 3: Road Safety – The Next Steps Towards Vision Zero

The European Commission reiterated last December its commitment to achieving ‘Vision Zero’, that is, to reduce road fatalities and serious injuries to almost zero by 2050. Each year, more than 25,000 people lose their lives while 135,000 are seriously injured on European roads.

According to the Road Safety Policy Framework 2021-2030, it has now set a new immediate target by halving these figures by 2030. This session will explore how priority measures such as the deployment of new technologies, from low to high-level of automation, or new mobility services, will enhance road safety. Crucially, it will discuss the importance of standardization across systems, new safety concepts and data sharing in ensuring improved road transport safety.

Claire Depre

Claire Depré, Head of Unit – Road Safety, DG MOVE, European Commission

Ahti Kuningas

Ahti Kuningas, Deputy Secretary General for Transport, Ministry of Economic Affairs
and Communications, Estonia

Pierre Olivier Millette
Pierre-Olivier Millette, Associate Director, Automated Driving Technical Policy, Intel
JP Bauer

Johannes Peter Bauer, Safety Director, ACEA

Richard Schram
Richard Schram, Technical Director, Euro NCAP
Trine Dale

Trine Dale, Director of Research, The Institute of Transport Economics /
Norwegian Centre for Transport Research (Moderator)

16:30 – 17:00
Virtual Networking & End of Conference

2020 Event Highlights

Sponsors & Partners

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.
Gold Sponsor
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Qualcomm’s technologies powered the smartphone revolution and connected billions of people. While many of our inventions and breakthroughs reside “under the hood” of consumer electronics, they have transformed the world in a big way. They have helped propel mobile to the forefront of the technology world and to the top of consumers’ wish lists. They have created new opportunities for mobile ecosystem players — the wireless device makers, the operators, the developers and the content creators of the world. And more recently, our inventions and breakthroughs have inspired fresh, new ideas from those companies — large and small — new to the wireless space. We are engineers, scientists and business strategists. Together, we focus on a single goal — invent mobile technology breakthroughs. We pioneered 3G and 4G — and now, we are leading the way to 5G and a new era of intelligent, connected devices. Our products are revolutionizing industries including automotive, computing, IoT and healthcare, and are allowing millions of devices to connect with each other in ways never before imagined.
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.

Sponsorship Opportunities

To discuss sponsorship and visibility opportunities at the 6th Annual Future of Transport Conference, please contact Geraldine Evans on future-transport@forum-europe.com / +44 (0) 2920 783 070.

Why sponsor The 6th Annual Future of Transport Conference?

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Exclusive speaking positions  | Your organisation can contribute to the discussion and be a thought leader on the ‘main stage’.

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Engaging and Interactive format | Engage in a fully immersive and interactive debate with decisionmakers, businesses and policymakers.

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EU and global outreach | Convey your message to a broad and international audience.

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Networking opportunities | The event will feature virtual networking for all interested participants. Private meeting rooms can also be booked.

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Visibility Opportunities | Ensure maximum visibility through branding on the event website and marketing activities.

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Exhibition and demos area | Showcase your products and solutions or share a position paper with the audience via a digital exhibition booth in the expo area.

Past Sponsors

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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 Executive
Forum Europe

future-transport@forum-europe.com

Tel: +44 (0) 2920 783 070