Event Overview

Now in its fifth year, Forum Europe’s 2020 Future of Transport Conference in Brussels will gather key stakeholders from across Europe to debate the critical pillars of EU transport policy and to discuss what we can expect from the next five years of EU policymaking at the outset of the new Commission.

 

Key Themes

  • Connected and automated vehicles
  • WiFi versus C-V2X debate
  • Transport safety
  • Climate change and decarbonisation

First Keynote Speaker Confirmed

Henrik Hololei

We are pleased to welcome back Henrik Hololei, Director-General of DG MOVE in the European Commission, as a keynote speaker for the 2020 Future of Transport Conference.

Early confirmed speakers

Henrik Hololei

Henrik Hololei

Director-General of
DG MOVE

European Commission

karima delli

Karima Delli

MEP, Chair of Transport and Tourism Committee

European Parliament

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Alex Paquot

Head of Unit for Road Transport, DG CLIMA

European Commission

Bio_photo_Claire_Depre

Claire Depré

Head of Unit for Intelligent Transport System, DG MOVE

European Commission

Future of Transport 2020 Fotini Ioannidou

Fotini Ioannidou

Head of Unit for Road Safety, DG MOVE

European Commission

Agenda

Event Day
2020-03-03
09:00 - 10:00
Keynote Address
Keynote Address image
Henrik Hololei
Director-General of DG MOVE, European Commission
10:00 - 11:15
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
Claire Depré
Head of Unit for Intelligent Transport System, DG MOVE, European Commission
11:15 - 11:45
Networking coffee
11:45 - 13:00
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 implemented ‘Vision Zero’ to reduce road deaths on European roads to almost zero by 2050. A recent working document titled Next steps towards “Vision Zero” states that “the premise that no loss of life is acceptable needs to inform all decision making on road safety”. In this context, our panel will explore the initiatives and new technologies created to reduce road accidents and the broader impact this will have on the transport system. It will discuss how all public and private stakeholders involved can work together to develop a framework for road safety that draws on best practices, will debate how new types of risks that Autonomous Vehicles and other intelligent technologies create can be best addressed and will examine the safety opportunities these innovations can bring in helping to reduce accidents.

Session 2: Transport Safety – Towards “Vision Zero” image
Fotini Ioannidou
Head of Unit for Road Safety, DG MOVE, European Commission
13:00 - 14:00
Networking lunch
14:00 - 14:15
Afternoon Keynote Address
Afternoon Keynote Address image
Karima Delli
MEP, Chair of Transport and Tourism Committee, European Parliament
14:15 - 15:15
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. To meet the Paris Climate Change Agreement, Europe is looking to revolutionise its transport system to make it more efficient. To achieve this vision, a robust and sustainable infrastructure is required to support the use of renewable energy sources to power future vehicles, including electric cars. With the outgoing European Commission proposing 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
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
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Sponsorship opportunities

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

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Booking Process

Registration for this event is complimentary for all participants. Please note that spaces 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.

Contact

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

Geraldine Chan-Evans
Event Executive
Forum Europe

future-transport@forum-europe.com

Tel: +44 (0) 2920 783 070