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Programme

18 May

08.30 to 09.00 | Morning Briefing for Journalists

A short briefing for accredited journalists to help you plan the das. ITF head of Communication Michael Kloth will update you on particular highlights, inform you of any changes to the programme and answer logistical and other questions.

09.00 to 09.20 | Official Opening and Launch of the TUMI E-Bus Mission Campaign

At 18th of May the TUMI E-Bus Mission global campaign will be launched at the ITF exhibition site. An electric bus provided by LVB will be painted by the Mexican artist Sofia Castellanos with the symbols of the 20 Deep Dive Cities of the TUMI E-Bus Mission. The event will be opened by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Colombian Transport Minister Ángela María Orozco Gómez. 

 

9.00-9.20 Official Opening and Launch of the TUMI E-Bus Mission Campaign
10:00-10:15 Regional Spotlight Asia, with Participation from India
11:00-11:15 Cities Learning from Cities - The TUMI E-Bus Mission City Network
12:00-12:15 Regional Spotlight Africa, with Participation from Kenya
13:00-13:30 ‘Visit the E-Bus’ Tour with the Project Lead from LVB
14:00-14:15 Regional Spotlight Latin America, with Participation from Brazil
15:00-15:15 Final Result of the Painted E-Bus

 

10.00 to 11.00 | Launch of UN Road Safety Fund Report "Making an impact: safer roads, improved lives"

Get a first look at the latest UN Road Safety Fund report “Making an impact: safer roads, improved lives”. Join the Head of the Fund in conversation with the Fund’s leading public and private sector and civil society partners to hear how they are improving road safety, creating a better quality of life for transport users in low- and middle-income countries worldwide. Learn about the latest innovative transport solutions used to deliver on global commitments towards a safer and more liveable future.

Speakers:
Angela Maria Orozco Gómez, Minister of Transport, Colombia
Saul Billingsley, Executive Director, FIA Foundation
Lotte Brondum, Executive Director, Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety
Nicolas Beaumont, Senior Vice-President Sustainable Development and Mobility, Michelin Group
Nneka Henry, Head, UN Road Safety Fund

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11.15 to 12.00 | Presenting the FIA and ITF Disabled Motoring website

Over 1 billion people in the world live with some form of disability. Huge numbers of them need or want to travel by car. Yet disabled travellers often face  problems finding answers to simple questions: “Am I allowed to drive here?”, “Where can I park?”, “Can I rent a car?”

This press conference presents the Disabled Motoring website, a one-stop shop for information on facilities and options for car travellers with a disability in different countries. This unique resource was created by FIA, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile, together with the International Transport Forum (ITF), with information gathered by FIA member clubs and ITF member governments around the globe.

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12.30 to 13.00 | Stop the crash: VIP demonstration of Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) and motorcycle ABS

In this VIP demo event, expert drivers with their VIP passengers will demonstrate how technology can protect pedestrians and how motorcycle ABS can help avoid crashes. Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) systems automatically apply the brakes if the driver does not react in time to avoid a crash. Motorcycle anti-lock braking systems (ABS) increase motorcycle stability and reduce stopping distance. Both technologies are recommended for priority implementation in the UN Global Plan for the new Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-30, and there is an urgent need to accelerate their uptake around the world to save lives and prevent serious injuries.

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13.00 to 13.45 | Summit Opening Press Conference and presentation of the ITF Gender Analysis Toolkit for Transport

Hear about the agenda of the 2022 Summit of transport ministers and its topic, “Transport for Inclusive Societies”. Mohammed ABDELJALIL, Minister of Transport and Logistics of Morocco, the Summit presidency; Mr Volker WISSING, Federal Minister of Digital Infrastructure and Transport of Germany, the Summit host country, and ITF Secretary-General Young Tae KIM will brief you.

Their Summit kick-off statements will be followed by the launch of the ITF Gender Analysis Toolkit for Transport Policies. The toolkit was developed to make it easier to include a gender perspective in transport projects, planning and policy. Does this tramline project consider how women use public transport? Has this new policy been reviewed from a female perspective? Canada's Minister of Transport, Omar ALGHABRA, will explain how Canada has been successfully integrating gender aspects into the planning of transport projects to create more equitable and inclusive mobility systems (invited).

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13.45 to 14.30 | Press conference: Call to Action on War in Ukraine

A group of Ministers from like-minded ITF Member countries present a Call to Action on the war in Ukraine. They will also brief media on next steps Ministers will discuss at a special Ministerial Roundtable on the war in Ukraine on Thursday morning.

Speakers:

Grant SHAPPS, Secretary of State for Transport, United Kingdom

Volker WISSING, Federal Minister for Digital Infrastructure and Transport, Germany

Pete BUTTIGIEG, Secretary of Transportation, United States

Oleksandr KUBRAKOV, Minister of Infrastructure, Ukraine (by video)

Andrzej ADAMCZYK, Minister of Infrastructure, Poland

Marius SKUODIS, Minister of Transport and Communications, Lithuania

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16.00 to 16.30 | VIP exhibition walk-around

Ministers and VIPs will visit the Summit exhibition and follow demonstrations on various stands in the exhibition area on Level +1 in Congress Center Leipzig. Multiple photo ops and possibility for statements from VIPs.

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17.00 to 17.30 | Why the European Commission's proposed deregulation of Public Transport is flawed

Local public transport offers a real alternative to the private car. This works because public transport authorities orchestrate and subsidise integrated multimodal networks. Now, the European Commission wants to soften up the legal framework on which public transport authorities rely and allow new operators to provide the same services. But deregulated bus markets will lead to fragmented services that serve mostly the profitable routes and peak hours, while neglecting whole areas and times of the day. The result will be a lower share of public transport, not a higher one.

In this press conference, a broad coalition of organisations will set out why the Commission proposal deprives cities and regions of an effective policy instrument to achieve modal shift. They will demonstrate how it undermines the struggle for inclusive mobility and social cohesion, and the very objectives of European Green Deal.

EMTA, the Association of European Metropolitan Transport Authorities, hosts this event, together with the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) and the POLIS network of cities and regions for transport innovation.

Speakers:

Karen Vancluysen, POLIS Secretary General
Mohamed Mezghani, UITP Secretary General
Alexandre Santacreu, EMTA Secretary General

Moderator: Thomas Geier, EMTA Research and Policy Officer

 

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19 May

08.30 to 09.00 | Morning Briefing for Journalists

A short on-site briefing for accredited journalists to help you plan your Summit day ITF Head of Communications Michael Kloth will update you on particular highlights, inform you of any changes to the programme and answer logistical and other questions.

09.30 to 10.15 | A Guide to Designing Safe Streets for More Cyclists

This event for journalists presents Safe Bicycle Lane Design Principles, a unique guidebook for city leaders who want to make their cities bicycle-friendly. The guide lays out clear principles for building high-quality cycling infrastructure, based on decades of accumulated cycling and road safety experience. Behind the guidebook is the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, the Dutch Cycling Embassy, the League of American Bicyclists, Urban Cycle Planning (Denmark), and Asplan Viak (Norway), alongside other global experts. If you want to inform your readers or viewers on what will make cycling in your city safer and more attractive, join this presentation. 

Speakers:
Claudia Adriazola-Steil, Director Health and Road Safety, World Resources Institute (WRI)
Jill Warren, CEO, European Cyclists' Federation (ECF) 
Margot Daris, Project Manager, Dutch Cycling Embassy 

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11.15 to 11.45 | Ministerial Press Conference

This press conference will inform media representatives of the outcomes of the preceding closed meeting of the Council of Transport Ministers. Among others, the accession of a new ITF member country and the re-election of the ITF Secretary-General are on the agenda. The handover of the ITF presidency from Morocco (outgoing ITF Presidency 2021/22) to the United Kingdom (incoming ITF Presidency 2022/23) will also take place at this press conference. Other topics may be added to the agenda.

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13.30 to 14.15 | Emergency measures on transport fuel prices and energy security

Fuel prices have rapidly increased in many regions since the war in Ukraine began, nearly doubling in Europe and the Americas. Amid growing energy security concerns, there is no end in sight to fuel price volatility.

Millions of smaller road transport operators are at risk of bankruptcy due to a cash flow crunch. Global supply chain capacity remains constrained, impacting post-pandemic economic recovery, and escalating transport costs are feeding inflation and negatively impacting people’s lives, especially the poor.

This press conference will brief journalists on the emergency plan recently adopted by the International Road Transport Union (IRU), with seven measures to deal with fuel price escalation and eight measures on energy security and decarbonisation.

Speakers:

  • Radu Dinescu, President, International Road Transport Union (IRU)
  • Matthias Maedge, Advocacy Director, IRU 

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The Summit offers a unique opportunity to collect statements from decision makers and world experts. 

Browse the list of speakers here to identify potential interviewees. Note that many interesting participants do not necessarily have a speaking role, including many ministers.

The names of all participants is availble as an Excel file here - please click on he box "Whos is attending?. This is a useful tool to identify interesting participants to engage with and plan your agenda.

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The Summit takes place at Congress Center Leipzig (CCL), Seehausener Allee 1, 04356 Leipzig, Germany.

Travel: From Leipzig Central Station, take the S-Bahn (line S2, 9 minutes), tram (line 16, 19 minutes) or a taxi (12 minutes). From Leipzig-Halle Airport (LEJ), S-Bahn line S5X takes you to Leipzig Messe station in just 6 minutes. Free shared bicycles and e-scooters are at your disposal at Messe Bahnhof to cover the 900 metres to Congress Centre Leipzig.

Media registration: Welcome desks are located on the ground floor of CCL as you enter. Collect your badge and media kit here. Your badge doubles as a public transport ticket.

The Media Centre is located up one floor with the escalator on Level 0 of CCL. It is fully equipped with wifi, workstations, printers, Xerox machines, etc. A technician is on site. A contact point for your interview requests is located in the Media Centre.

Refreshments are available in a separate lounge area next to the work area. Lunch is free.

Sessions take place at a maximum walking distance of three minutes from the Media Centre in the rooms on Level +1 and Level 0.

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The main Summit sessions and all press conferences will be streamed live on the ITF YouTube channel. You can join press conferences via Zoom to ask questions; please register for the individual events via the programme page (you can filter the programme to display only media events).

Professional Summit photos are available for free download in various formats within hours after individual events from the ITF Flickr photostream.

The Summit video teams can record interviews or provide b-roll material on request and depending on availability. Please contact the ITF Comms Team as early as possible with your request to ensure it can be accommodated.

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