Espace Europe venue

The Espace Europe venue will welcome international contributors from June 12 to 14, who will deliver a 30 minutes talk on the institutional and economic stakes of public transport in the world.
All participants have access to the European sessions. They are translated into English and French.
 
 TUESDAY JUNE 12 

11.30am–12.00pm

Rail and urban transport markets in Tunisia - Business France 
Speaker
Selim GRITLI, Export Advisor, Business France Tunis

2.00-2.30pm

Rail and urban transport markets in Germany - Business France 
Speaker
Lotte ANDREANI, Export Advisor, Business France Düsseldorf
2.30-3.00pm
French Mobility: co-building solutions promoting innovation in mobility - French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition ▼
Speakers
Florence GILBERT, Managing Director, Wimoov
Cédric GRAIL, Deputy Director General, French Directorate-General for Infrastructure, Transport, and the Sea (DGITM)
Thierry HAPPE, Co-founder and Chairman, Netexplo
Hélène JACQUOT-GUIMBAL, Managing Director, IFSTTAR

3.00-3.30pm
 

How the cities of the Global South can benefit from best practice for sustainable mobility in France - Codatu and GART 
Speakers
Lorenza TOMASONI-PRADEL, Deputy Managing Director, CODATU
Mounia MOUDJED, Project officer to the Managing Director, GART
Hans VAN EIBERGAN SANTHAGENS, Consultant to CODATU
3.30-4.00pm
Local Public Transport in Italy, today and tomorrow- Asstra, the Italian operators 
Speakers
Alessia NICOTERA, Managing Director, ASSTRA Rome
Gianni SCARFONE, Managing Director, ATB Bergamo
4pm-5pm Public Transport Innovation Awards ceremony
 WEDNESDAY JUNE 13
10.00-10.30am
INCLUSION: towards more accessible and inclusive mobility solutions for European cities and regions - Polis, the network of European cities and regions promoting sustainable mobility ▼
INCLUSION addresses the challenges of accessibility of public transport in a variety of transport environments across Europe, including deprived urban neighbourhoods, remote rural areas and particularly vulnerable population segments. In a fast-changing transport environment, where individuals’ mobility requirements have become more complex and the role of new forms of transport solutions is increasing, public transport continues to be a key requirement for people with specific needs. INCLUSION will understand, assess and evaluate the accessibility and inclusiveness of transport solutions in European prioritised areas; identify gaps and unmet needs; propose, implement and validate in six European ‘pilot labs’ a range of innovative and transferable solutions, including ICT-enabled elements, new service and business models enhancing public transport accessibility, inclusiveness and equity.
Speaker
Ivo CRÉ, Deputy Director, Polis Network

Jeffrey MATTHIJS, Autodelen.net
10.30-11.00am
 
EBSF_2 and ITxPT in London: IT standard introduction in existing London bus fleet, from Project to Operation - Transport for London ▼
This presentation shows how Transport for London (TfL) proved that interoperability between multiple supplier bus IT systems could be achieved in an operational environment.
In 2017-2018, TfL implemented an EU sponsored inter-operability project under the European Bus System of the Future (EBSF2) banner. The project connected 4 different suppliers Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) systems and proved that by using ITxPT standards and principles it is possible to have multiple suppliers of on-board equipment in a single fleet for location gathering and performance management.

Speakers
Simon REED, Head of Technology & Data, Surface Transport, Transport for London
11.00am-13.00pm Pitches and awards ceremony of the Smart Move Challenge, the mobility startup contest
2.00-2.30pm
The New Mobility Paradigm in the United States: The challenges and opportunities for public transportation provided by the shared economy, automation and integration - APTA, the American Public Transportation Association 
Numerous mobility trends are affecting the marketplace for public transport in the United States from more urban-oriented lifestyles to declining car ownership and new technology driven mobility start-ups. New mobility models are rapidly emerging with the possibilities provided by the shared economy, automation and integration. How are public transport agencies adapting to these trends and what new roles should they play to competitively position themselves in the evolving mobility eco-system?
Speaker
Nathaniel P. FORD Sr., Chair, APTA; Chief Executive Officer, Jacksonville (FL) Transportation Authority

2.30-3.00pm
 

California's Transportation Infrastructure Revolution - LA Metro, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority ▼
Speaker
Phillip A. WASHINGTON, CEO, LA Metro
5.00-5.45pm Golden Bus Awards ceremony
 THURSDAY JUNE 14
10.00-10.30am
How has Germany experienced passenger rail market deregulation – and are borders barriers to public transport? - VDV, the German operators ▼
Speaker
Werner SCHREINER, Project Officer for the Rheinland-Pfalz Minister-President for cross-border cooperation
10.30-11.00am
Sustainable mobility in the Netherlands - KNV, the Dutch operators ▼
Speaker
Bart SCHMEINK, CEO, Transdev Netherlands
 
11.00-11.30am
The use of VR and AR in mobility - Laval Virtual ▼
Avec
Laurent CHRÉTIEN, Director, Laval Virtual

 
 
11.30-12.30 European Talent in Mobility Awards ceremony
2.00-2.30pm
Life Underground, an interactive web documentary and media installation ▼ 
LIFE UNDERGROUND is an interactive web documentary and a media installation that invites visitors on a cinematic journey into the subways of the world through the personal stories of passengers. Shot in over 15 city subways, Life Underground captures the pulse of these vibrant environments and the millions of people who pass through them every day. Doing so, it sheds light on the human aspect of public transportation. The project has been developed as both an interactive web documentary and media art installation for museums and public spaces. By documenting passengers’ stories of love, dreams, family, migration, and much more, Life Underground reminds us that beneath the surface, we’re all connected. The participating metros so far are the following: Berlin, Brussels, Hong Kong, Lausanne, Los Angeles, Madrid, Montreal, Paris, Santiago, Shenzhen, Stockholm, Taipei, Tokyo, Vienna, Warsaw.
Speakers
Hervé COHEN, Film director
Laurence MILON, Project producer
2.30-3.00pm
Cycling and active mobility : both sports and transports ? - Club des villes et territoires cyclables, France’s club of cycle-friendly towns and territories ▼
Speakers
Catherine HERVIEU, Vice-President, Grand-Dijon, Vice-President of France’s Club of Cycle-Friendly Towns and Territories (CVTC)
Nicolas MERCAT, Project Manager, Inddigo

Moderator: Nicolas DUFFOUR, Journalist
 
3.00-3.30pm
The leading role of public transport for successful MaaS and automated vehicles deployment in Europe - UITP, the International Association of Public Transport 
The presentation analyses the opportunities and the challenges for the public transport sector to play a leading role in providing Mobility as a Service, with the autonomy revolution as a key enabler, to remain the “backbone of mobility” for liveable and sustainable cities.
Speaker
Guido DI PASQUALE, UITP Deputy Director – Research and Innovation
3.30-4.00pm
Public transports in Switzerland - VÖV, the Swiss operators ▼
A look at how the branch and the 250 plus companies that it comprises are responding to current and forthcoming innovations (such as digitisation), and the challenges facing public transport in Switzerland today.
Speaker
Ueli STÜCKELBERGER, Director, VÖV