Connected Mobility Summit 2020

October 15

The Connected Mobility Summit has been integrated to the 2020 edition of the Sustainable Future Summit on December 2-3 in Brussels. During that high-level event, an entire afternoon will be dedicated to sustainable and smart mobility. For the latest updates, check the Sustainable Future Summit website.

A well-functioning mobility system is essential for the economic health of the EU and the prosperity of its businesses and citizens. Being able to move goods and people around the EU is crucial for the success of the internal market. The challenges for EU mobility policy involve linking up different forms of transport ranging from air to rail, road and waterways. At the same time, the EU needs to make progress in decarbonizing transport so that it makes a contribution to tackling climate change while improving the quality of urban life.

In this political transition year, POLITICO brought its third annual Connected Mobility Summit to Amsterdam, Europe’s mobility lab. From self-driving buses to autonomous boats, the Dutch capital is very enthusiastic about mobility technology.

This high-lelve event brought together policymakers, regulators, disruptors and experts, for a program that cut across sectors including mobility, energy and technology for a day of dynamic and interactive programming with interviews, panel discussions and breakout sessions. Our POLITICO journalists addressed the following questions:

  • How do mobility, connectivity and sustainability interact with each other?
  • Does Europe have the right mobility framework in place to meet the goals of the Paris climate agreement?
  • Is the European industry able to compete in energy technology with the U.S. and China?
  • Electrifying mobility creates e-waste issues: how can manufacturers and recyclers deal with worn- out batteries?
  • How can consumers afford the costs of the mobility of tomorrow?
  • What needs to be done to create a seamless modern mobility system, integrating bicycles, urban transport, railways, aviation and cars?

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Mobility Coverage

PAST-EDITIONS TESTIMONIALS

“#POLITICOMobility at the Eye in Amsterdam...so just to make the point I used 4 modes of transport to get here today. Great venue good fun arriving by ferry! Joining roundtable on impact of automation on skills and future workforce on behalf of @DIGITALEUROPE and @techUK”

Julian David, TechUK; Digitale Europe

2019-10-10T16:35:50+02:00

Julian David, TechUK; Digitale Europe

“#POLITICOMobility at the Eye in Amsterdam...so just to make the point I used 4 modes of transport to get here today. Great venue good fun arriving by ferry! Joining roundtable on impact of automation on skills and future workforce on behalf of @DIGITALEUROPE and @techUK”

“Great to be at #POLITICOMobility in Amsterdam today. Interesting speakers and an incredibly important conversation. Especially enjoyed hearing from EU and Member State officials about their views on the future of mobility in light of the incoming European Commission. Thanks again to POLITICO Europe for putting on a great event.”

William Hummel, BOLDT

2019-10-10T16:36:22+02:00

William Hummel, BOLDT

“Great to be at #POLITICOMobility in Amsterdam today. Interesting speakers and an incredibly important conversation. Especially enjoyed hearing from EU and Member State officials about their views on the future of mobility in light of the incoming European Commission. Thanks again to POLITICO Europe for putting on a great event.”

“Intense and fruitful discussions at the POLITICO Connected Transport Summit today.”

Environment and Energy

2019-07-04T14:52:26+02:00

Environment and Energy

“Intense and fruitful discussions at the POLITICO Connected Transport Summit today.”

“Lovely discussion, great format and valuable networking platform”

Pia Alina Lange, RECHARGE

2019-10-10T16:01:44+02:00

Pia Alina Lange, RECHARGE

“Lovely discussion, great format and valuable networking platform”

“A great Summit – Lots of controversial issues discussed constructively”

Marketa Pape, European Parliament

2019-10-10T16:02:59+02:00

Marketa Pape, European Parliament

“A great Summit – Lots of controversial issues discussed constructively”

“Disagreement is what makes a great debate — and that’s exactly what happened during this panel on how to clean up the transport sector.”
2019-07-04T14:52:50+02:00
“Disagreement is what makes a great debate — and that’s exactly what happened during this panel on how to clean up the transport sector.”

2019 SPEAKERS

Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty
Vice President International Rides, UBER

Sharon Dijksma
Deputy Mayor for Traffic and Transport, Water, and Air Quality, City of Amsterdam

Roger van Boxtel
Chief Executive Officer, Dutch Railways (NS)

Key Figures

3rd
edition

30
speakers

10+
nationalities

130+
attendees

Who attends our summit?

  • Policymakers
  • Corporates
  • Academics & NGOs

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