Mobility in conurbations – opportunities and challenges
The 5th German Mobility Congress will be held in collaboration with Messe Frankfurt as part of Hypermotion.
The central theme of this year’s Congress is urban mobility of the future. The increased demands for mobility and quality of life require the development of new social and environmental policies and potentially new and different approaches. Distinguished experts from the worlds of politics, business and science, new and aspiring talents in the industry, as well as representatives of interest groups and stakeholders, will meet up to develop strategies and formulate ground-breaking decisions for the future of travel and transport in urban environments.
The Congress in brief
Of particular importance for the development of the travel and transport sector are the talents of the up-and-coming generation. As an introduction to the Congress, therefore, the ‘Workshop of the Future – Mobility’, with its subsequent panel discussion, will provide communication and networking opportunities between the up-and-coming and aspirant members of the sector and senior managers from companies and institutions involved in the sector.
During the afternoon, Tarek Al-Wazir, Minister of Economics, Energy, Transport and Housing for the State of Hesse, Prof. Knut Ringat, CEO and Spokesperson for the Board of Management at the Rhine-Main Transport Association (RMV), together with distinguished figures from the worlds of academia and politics, will discuss the ‘Development of Rail Infrastructure in the Frankfurt-Rhine-Main Area’.
With Conny Czymoch in the Chair, the Congress will begin with a keynote speech entitled ‘The City of the Future’, given by Jürgen Häpp, Urban Planning Consultant at AS+P, in which he will provide some technical input relating to various perspectives and prospects in urban development. Three further topic groups will deal with the following key areas:
- Mobility and the tensions created by differing needs and demands.
- Optimisation and interlinking of traffic and transport – ride sharing as panacea?
- Mobility from the drawing board or from best practice?
There will be various event formats, in which Congress participants will be able to discuss, amongst other things, topics such as the challenges facing towns and cities with regard to the transport needs of the inhabitants, new approaches to ride-sharing and potential pitfalls, as well as travel and transport ideas that are already proving successful.
A particular highlight of the congress will be the exclusive evening event in Frankfurt’s Druckwasserwerk - the historic, listed building of the former hydraulic pumping station.