In the upcoming months, Amsterdam will host the IMPACT>MOBILITY conference, in June 2019. The event brings together decision-makers from a range of smart cities across Europe, as well as authorities and investors to create and develop financial models for the new smart mobility landscape.
As of Spring, the conference boasts more than 200 attendees, with more than 30 speakers, 20 sessions and a wealth of networking available. Further to this, the conference has been working towards identifying the barriers – as well as reducing them – to ensure that smart mobility options that citizens enjoy can be cultivated.
“Working closely with the City of Amsterdam, the objective of the conference is to connect the leading stakeholders to tackle mobility data and monetisation challenges head-on” explained Luke James – the conference’s Head of Content.
Alongside the City of Amsterdam, the conference has also been in contact with the City of Lublin and Moovit to better understand how platforms and cities interact with one another. They argue that as of yet there is no fully defined ecosystem and commercial strategy between public and private parties.
Consequently, to address this barrier, the conference aims to connect leading stakeholders, automakers, public transport authorities, mobile service platforms and investors in a collaboration towards solving the problem. By hosting representatives from smart cities across Europe the team hope to spark innovation and collaboration.
James goes on to state that “I am hugely excited by IMPACT and our engagement with all Europe’s leading cities. They are critical in defining and shaping this new ecosystem. The conference is a platform to build the partnerships that will deliver a long-term commercial model for Mobility-as-a-Service for its stakeholders.”
James concludes by explaining “We are very deliberate in ensuring we have all parts of the ecosystem represented and this creates a huge opportunity for mobility service providers to building sustainable long-term relationships with European cities.”