Transport as a catalyst for inclusive societies

Opening Plenary


18 May
14:30 to 16:00


Hall 1, Level +1

The Opening Plenary will address what inclusion means beyond the transport sector. Using the wider principles of inclusion as a starting point, it will dive into the role of transport in providing equal access to social and economic activities for all, promoting equity and sustainable economic growth. It will also explore the types of policies necessary to ensure environmentally sustainable and equitable distribution of goods due to increase in e-commerce worldwide. The challenges and opportunities for inclusive economic growth brought by COVID-19 crisis will be analysed, as well as the ways transport can address them.


Antonio Silveira

Vice President, Physical Infrastructure and Digital Transformation

Development Bank of Latin America (CAF)

Merav Michaeli

Minister of Transport and Road Safety


Vivianne Heijnen

Minister for the Environment


Pete Buttigieg

Secretary of Transportation

United States of America

Volker Wissing

Federal Minister for Digital and Transport


Mohammed Abdeljalil

Minister of Transport and Logistics

Kingdom of Morocco

Julia Simpson

CEO & President

World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)

Mohammed Ben Sulayem


Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA)

Young Tae Kim


International Transport Forum (ITF)