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Future of Transport 2020

Event Overview

Now in its fifth year, Forum Europe’s 2020 Future of Transport Conference in Brussels will gather key stakeholders to debate the critical pillars of EU transport policy, explore the role technology will play in achieving our vision for the future of mobility and  discuss what we can expect from the next five years of EU policymaking under the leadership of the new Commission in this sector.

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Delegates Attended

Key Themes

Connected and automated vehicles

WiFi versus C-V2X debate

Transport Safety

Climate change and decarbonization

Event Photos

Speakers

Henrik Hololei

Henrik Hololei

Director-General of
DG MOVE

European Commission

Mikael Nyberg

Mikael Nyberg

Director-General and High Representative

Ministry of Transport & Communications of Finland

Claire Depre

Claire Depré​​

Head of Unit for Intelligent Transport System, DG MOVE​

European Commission

Alex Paquot

Alex Paquot

Head of Unit for Road Transport, DG CLIMA

European Commission

karima delli

Karima Delli

MEP, Chair of Transport and Tourism Committee

European Parliament

Peter Kronberg

Peter Kronberg

Safety Director

Volvo Group

William Todts

William Todts​

Executive Director

Transport & Environment​

Pierre-Olivier Millette

Pierre-Olivier Millette

Associate Director, Automated Driving Technical Policy

Intel Corporation

Abayomi Otubushin

Dr. Abayomi Otubushin​

Senior Manager of Government and External Affairs​

BMW

Manfred Rudhart

Dr Manfred Rudhart

Chief Executive Officer

Arriva

Fotini Ioannidou

Fotini Ioannidou

Head of Unit for Road Safety, DG MOVE

European Commission

Hanno Klausmeier

Hanno Klausmeier

Managing Director

SAP Labs France

Jean Francois Aguinaga

Jean-François Aguinaga​

Head of Unit for Future Urban & Mobility Systems, DG Research & Innovation​

European Commission

Fabrizio Cortesi

Fabrizio Cortesi​

Director of Policy and Strategy, Public Affairs - Europe​

Huawei Technologies

Paul_Adamson

Paul Adamson

Chairman

Forum Europe

Serge van Dam

Serge van Dam

Co-Chair of the Connected and Automated Driving Group

CEDR

Graziella Jost

Graziella Jost

Projects Director

European Transport Safety Council

Ozlem Gokce

Özlem Gokce

Chair of the Turkey-Belgium Business Council

Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEİK)

Joost Vantomme

Joost Vantomme

Smart Mobility Director

European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association

Robert Wright

Robert Wright

Senior Vice President

FleishmanHillard

Agenda

Future of Transport Conference
2020-03-03
09:00 - 09:20
Keynote Address
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Henrik Hololei
Director-General of DG MOVE, European Commission
09:20 - 09:40
Keynote address on transport and communications services in the digital era
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Mikael Nyberg
Director-General and High Representative, Ministry of Transport & Communications of Finland
09:40 - 11:00
Session 1: Connectivity in the future vehicle

Connected and automated mobility (CAM) is becoming a reality around the globe. This market is expected to allow for safer, more efficient transportation and to generate billions of euros in revenues for vehicle manufacturers, telecoms operators and equipment makers in Europe. Realistically, however, the true potential of connected vehicles won’t be fully realised until there is robust, reliable and ubiquitous high-bandwidth connectivity to ensure ‘always-on’ critical services. Initial proposals from the European Commission that favoured a Wi-Fi-based standard to deliver this over the cellular-based V2X technology split the auto and tech industries and was ultimately rejected by member states in July, forcing a rethink in both the Commission and Parliament on the best way forward. This session will evaluate the different options put forward, and the potential that each solution offers for delivering the required connectivity in both the short and the long term. It will look at progress towards providing connectivity along pan-European 5G corridors on major trunk roads and motorways, and at the next steps to look more broadly at tackling connectivity ‘not-spots’ and at moving towards the delivery of ubiquitous coverage for CAM across Europe. Crucially it will discuss the best way forward to ensure Europe is not left lagging behind global competitors like China and the USA when it comes to the future of CAM.

Session 1: Connectivity in the future vehicle image
Paul Adamson
Chairman of Forum Europe and Forum Global
Session 1: Connectivity in the future vehicle image
Claire Depré
Head of Unit for Intelligent Transport System, DG MOVE, European Commission
Session 1: Connectivity in the future vehicle image
Fabrizio Cortesi
Director of Policy and Strategy, Public Affairs - Europe, Huawei Technologies
Session 1: Connectivity in the future vehicle image
Dr. Abayomi Otubushin
Senior Manager of Government and External Affairs, BMW
Session 1: Connectivity in the future vehicle image
Serge van Dam
Co-Chair of the Connected and Automated Driving Group, CEDR
Session 1: Connectivity in the future vehicle image
Joost Vantomme
Smart Mobility Director, European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA)
11:00 - 11:30
Networking coffee
11:30 - 12:45
Session 2: Transport Safety – Towards “Vision Zero”

With 25,000 people losing their lives every year due to road incidents in Europe, the European Commission has committed to ‘Vision Zero’ to reduce road deaths on European roads to almost zero by 2050. One very promising field of action is vehicle safety and technology. In this context, our panel will explore the current and future initiatives regarding the deployment of automated driving and intelligent transport technologies. It will also discuss how public and private stakeholders can work to ensure trust from the consumers and which rules should be put in place in order to ensure that automated driving delivers its contribution to road safety.

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Paul Adamson
Chairman of Forum Europe and Forum Global
Session 2: Transport Safety – Towards “Vision Zero” image
Fotini Ioannidou
Head of Unit for Road Safety, DG MOVE, European Commission
Session 2: Transport Safety – Towards “Vision Zero” image
Peter Kronberg
Safety Director, Volvo Group
Session 2: Transport Safety – Towards “Vision Zero” image
Pierre-Olivier Millette
Associate Director - Automated Driving Technical Policy, Intel Corporation
Session 2: Transport Safety – Towards “Vision Zero” image
Graziella Jost
Projects Director, European Transport Safety Council
12:45 - 14:00
Networking lunch
14:00 - 14:10
Turkey-EU cooperation for a green & smart future
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Özlem Gökçe
Chair of the Turkey-Belgium Business Council of the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEİK)
14:10 - 14:30
Afternoon Keynote Address
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Karima Delli
MEP, Chair of Transport and Tourism Committee, European Parliament
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Dr. Manfred Rudhart
Chief Executive Officer, Arriva
14:30 - 16:00
Session 3: Transport’s role in decarbonization – Europe’s commitment to a sustainable future

The transport sector is the fastest growing contributor to climate emissions, representing a quarter of Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions. According to the Green Deal, the EU will revise the transport standards by 2021 to ensure a clear pathway at putting Europe on track to reach net-zero global warming emissions by 2050. To achieve this vision, a robust and sustainable transport infrastructure is required to support the use of renewable energy sources to power future vehicles, including electric cars. With the European Commission’s proposal to spend 70% of the transport budget of the next Multiannual Financial Framework on climate-friendly objectives, this session will explore the most efficient mobility solutions that could reduce our carbon footprint.

Session 3: Transport’s role in decarbonization – Europe’s commitment to a sustainable future image
Robert Wright
Senior Vice President, FleishmanHillard
Session 3: Transport’s role in decarbonization – Europe’s commitment to a sustainable future image
Alex Paquot
Head of Unit for Road Transport, DG CLIMA, European Commission
Session 3: Transport’s role in decarbonization – Europe’s commitment to a sustainable future image
Jean-François Aguinaga
Head of Unit for Future Urban & Mobility Systems, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
Session 3: Transport’s role in decarbonization – Europe’s commitment to a sustainable future image
William Todts
Executive Director, Transport & Environment
Session 3: Transport’s role in decarbonization – Europe’s commitment to a sustainable future image
Hanno Klausmeier
Managing Director, SAP Labs
Session 3: Transport’s role in decarbonization – Europe’s commitment to a sustainable future image
Dr. Manfred Rudhart
Chief Executive Officer, Arriva
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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.
Platinum Sponsor
Arriva is the leading pan-European public transport operator. Last year we delivered nearly 2 billion passenger journeys across 14 European countries.

Our services include local buses (scheduled and demand-responsive); inter-urban commuter coaches; local, regional and national train services; trams and light rail, and waterbuses.

We are part of Deutsche Bahn (DB), one of the world’s leading passenger and logistics companies, and are responsible for DB's regional passenger transport services outside Germany.

We operate in the Czech Republic; Croatia; Denmark; Hungary; Italy; the Netherlands; Poland; Portugal; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia, Spain; Sweden; and the UK.
Gold Sponsor
As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP® applications and services enable more than 365,000 business and public sector customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.
Platinum Sponsor
The BMW Group

With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. The BMW Group production network comprises 31 production and assembly facilities in 15 countries; the company has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.

In 2019, the BMW Group sold over 2,520,000 passenger vehicles and more than 175,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the financial year 2018 was € 9.815 billion on revenues amounting to € 97.480 billion. As of 31 December 2018, the BMW Group had a workforce of 134,682 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.
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.
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.

Sponsorship opportunities

To discuss sponsorship, speaking and visibility opportunities at the 5th Annual Future of Transport Conference, please contact Geraldine Evans on future-transport@forum-europe.com / +44 (0) 2920 783 070

Booking Process

Registration for this event is complimentary for all participants. Please note that places are limited and allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Venue

Thon Hotel EU

Rue de la Loi 75, 1040 Bruxelles, Belgium

The 5th Annual Future of Transport Conference will take place in the Thon Hotel EU in Brussels.

Get directions from Google Maps here.

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