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More than 200 speakers on the future of mobility and logistics at Hypermotion from 20 to 22 November 2017, taking place for the first time in Frankfurt

Nov 2, 2017

The conference programme for Hypermotion from 20 to 22 November in Frankfurt addresses the challenges for mobility and logistics in a new way: by doing so across multiple modes of transport. More than 200 experts will be fostering dialogue with their presentations, and everything will be dealing with a central question: Just what does the future hold for rail, road, air and water logistics and mobility?

The content and timing of the individual conference modules have been coordinated by the event’s eight organisers: Convent Gesellschaft für Kongresse und Veranstaltungsmanagement mbH, HUSS-VERLAG, ITS Deutschland e.V., Forum ElektroMobilität e.V., Fraunhofer-Allianz Verkehr, KCW GmbH, SmartCity.Institute and Travel Industrie Club e.V. RFID tickets will allow participants to move amongst the various presentations as desired, as well as to book additional modules on site. You will find a detailed overview of the individual presentations and speakers at and in the Hypermotion app. Tickets for the conferences are available online at The conference ticket also entitles the holder to visit the exhibition.

ZEIT CONFERENCE on Logistics and Mobility

Digitisation, disruption and decarbonisation are the key themes of 5th ZEIT CONFERENCE on Logistics and Mobility on 20 November 2017, the flagship conference that kicks off the conference series. Germany will only be able to maintain its competitiveness in transport infrastructure if it successfully masters the digital transformation, and this issue will be the focus of talks by speakers including Andreas Schmitz, Chairman of the Management Board of Schmitz Cargobull, Jürgen Sturm, CIO of ZF, and Alexander Zosel, Managing Director of Volocopter.

VISION mobility Think Tank and Logistics Digital Conference LDC!

The magazine VISION Mobility is organising three panel discussions on Hypermotion 20 November: “Connected cars and autonomous driving”, “Hypermodality and mobility on demand” and “Urban mobility and smart cities”. The roster of speakers includes Dirk Reimelt, Senior Manager Shared Mobility & Transportation, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Dr. Michael Barillère-Scholz, Vice President Autonomous Driving & New Mobility, Deutsche Bahn, and Lukas Foljanty, Manager Smart Cities, moovel Group GmbH.

“Shaping the Future of Logistics and Mobility” is the motto of the Logistics Digital Conference LDC! taking place on 21 and 22 November and organised by HUSS-VERLAG. The conference highlights approaches and benchmarks for digital services in the supply chain.
Over the course of six sessions, an array of captivating panellists and respected representatives of industry, science and the service sector will be coming to grips with the themes of “Digital services in the supply chain”, “Smart city logistics”, “Driverless logistic chains”, “Logistics infrastructure in a digital world”, “E-mobility in the material-handling equipment sector” and “Big data in the supply chain”. Participants can look forward to numerous top experts, including from BMVI, BMW, DFKI, DLR, Fraunhofer Institutes, Hyster-Yale, IG Metall, Lieferlotse, Jungheinrich, Linde, LoadFox, SAP, Salesforce, SSI Schäfer, Still, Swisslog, Teradata and UPS. The conference will be officially opened by Dorothee Bär, MP, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) and Federal Government Coordinator for Freight Transport and Logistics.

Aviation Symposium

The sale of Air Berlin entails a restructuring of the German air travel market. The Lufthansa Group is expected to assume control of 81 aircraft in all. While consumers are worried about higher prices, competitors are afraid that their opportunities in the German market are endangered by what is viewed as a government-supported Lufthansa cartel. At the Aviation Symposium on 21 November, a high-calibre roster of industry experts and analysts will be discussing the end of Air Berlin and its impact on competition. The list of speakers includes Oliver Wagner, Managing Director of Eurowings, Roland Keppler, CEO of TUI fly, Heike Birlenbach, Senior Vice President Sales Hub Airlines for Deutsche Lufthansa, René Herzog, CEO Central Europe of DER Touristik Deutschland, and Martin Gauss, CEO of Air Baltic.

Blisscity – The Smart City Convention

The first German Smart City Convention on 21 and 22 November is focusing on the wide-ranging infrastructural and societal challenges posed by urban environments. How will digitisation change our cities, and what do we need to do to succeed in achieving a desirable urban transformation? The themes will be “Governance”, “Smart City+Smart Community”, “Future Mobility+Logistics”, “ICT+Cybersecurity”, “Critical Infrastructures+Urban Security”, “City Pioneers”, “Smart Buildings” and “New Economy”, and the list of speakers includes Johann Jungwirth, CDO of Volkswagen AG, Dr. Wolfgang Eckert, Director of Critical Infrastructures at Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, and filmmakerValentin Thurn. More information is available at:

Forum Public Mobility: Digital Challenges

Flexible forms of operation, new sales channels and electronic timetable information have long since established themselves within the realm of local public transport. KCW would like to explore the manner in which developments currently under discussion can improve local public transport.
What are the opportunities, what are the risks, and where is it worthwhile to begin taking precautionary measures today regarding future developments? Speakers include Christian Hochfeld, Executive Director of Agora Verkehrswende, a joint initiative of the Mercator Foundation and the European Climate Foundation (ECF), Berlin, Dr. Gian-Mattia Schucan, Founder and Managing Director of FAIRTIQ, and Maxim Nohroudi, Founder and Managing Director of Door2Door. Fraunhofer Mobility Infusion “Intelligently networked – what does the future hold?” and “Autonomous driving in networked mobility” – these are the themes of the “Fraunhofer Mobility Infusion”. The specialist conference on 21 November will be tackling questions about the future of networked mobility and current
issues such as intermodality, multimodality and autonomous driving. Among those who will be giving presentations are Ilka Heidschwager, Director of Strategy Projects for Energy & Mobility at Siemens AG, Roland Werner from UBER, Dr. Till Ackermann from the Association of German Transport Companies (VDV), Karl Peter Naumann from the passenger association PRO BAHN e.V., and Wolfgang Müller-Pietralla, Director of the Future Research and Trend Transfer Department at Volkswagen AG.

Business Travel 4.0: Integrated Mobility Concepts

On 22 November, the Travel Industry Club will be organising a half-day conference on all aspects of Business Travel 4.0 in cooperation with Hertz. With its focus on the transformation of business mobility and various scenarios for the future, the conference is dealing with some of the field’s most pressing issues, and will be taking a closer look at future requirements for integrated mobility concepts and pioneering business models focused on “Mobility as a Service” (MaaS). Speakers include Marcus Wagner, Project Manager for Sustainability at SAP, Trevor Storey, Senior Director Mobility Partnership at Hertz INTERNATIONAL, and Andreas Stendera, Head of Corporate Solutions at Amadeus.

1st ITS Germany Congress

On 21 and 22 November, the 1st ITS Germany Congress will be addressing current issues from the field of intelligent transportation systems and mobility services in which the digitisation of mobility in Germany is the focus. Hessian State Secretary Mathias Samson will be talking about the “Digital Gateway Hessen”, while State Secretary Rainer Bomba kicks off proceedings with a look at the topic of mobility platforms for multimodal travel information. Industry representatives formulate requirements for the intelligent infrastructure that will be necessary in order to deal with networked and autonomous driving in future. The topic of connectivity itself will be looked at from the perspective of European transportation policy and using the example of the establishment of the Cooperative ITS Corridor, which stretches from Rotterdam through Frankfurt to Vienna, as seen from the three countries involved.

Forum ElektroMobilität e.V.

On 22 November, the Forum ElektroMobilität e.V. and the Fraunhofer Battery Alliance will be joining respected company representatives to discuss a range of topics that includes alternative concepts and solutions such as trolley trucks, dynamic inductive charging, hydrogen, whether Germany is in a position to host the development and subsequent production of the energy storage methods and fuel cells of the future, and how future mobility concepts might impact vehicle production. The speakers include Holger Gritzka of TerraE Holding GmbH and Dr. Michael Lehmann from the Mobility Division at Siemens AG.

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