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Programme

Wednesday, 18 May

Everyone included: tackling the digital gap

The panel will consider the types of policies needed to ensure the digitalisation of transport is not leaving underserved and underbanked communities behind. It will examine how policy can promote education and development of digital skills so that all segments of society can use the latest mobility technologies. Finally, it will try to answer how technology can help people with disabilities and older people have better access to mobility systems, while also reducing the need for travel.

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Making the links: promoting supply chain access

The session will explore how well-connected and well-maintained infrastructure, inter-modality and vehicle technology can improve efficiency, reduce emissions and promote supply chain access. It will look into how aviation, maritime and long-distance road transport relate to a more centralised supply chain and 3D printing. In terms of policy, it will analyse the role of governments in developing policies to minimise cyberattack risks in the freight sector and in ensuring goods are accessible to society without disruptions.

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Transport as a catalyst for inclusive societies

Opening Plenary

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.

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Powering inclusive innovation: the role of transport

Transport Innovation Talks

Mobility can be classed as a basic human need, providing access to family, healthcare, jobs and basic services. This session will feature a number of inspiring presentations from leading thinkers to showcase examples of how products and services can help achieve more inclusive transport and improve the mobility needs of people with disabilities, the elderly and other vulnerable groups in our societies.

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Thursday, 19 May

Governing for inclusion: the right framework for universal access

Open Ministerial Session

The Open Ministerial will focus on the ways better regulation, improved coordination and clear roles and responsibilities among authorities at all levels of government can help promote social and economic inclusion. The speakers will debate which structures from different types of governance can help create integrated policies for more inclusive mobility.

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Better collaboration for greater inclusion

The Second Plenary will consider the ways the interface of transport policies with health, housing, education, environmental and land use policies can promote communities that are more inclusive. It will address the challenges in designing integrated mobility policies that promote inclusive economic growth, while asking if inclusive mobility can be the vector to empower communities for more cross-sectoral collaboration.

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Regulating for inclusive access: lessons for transport from the pandemic

The panel will examine how city governments can regulate passenger and freight transport to serve citizens to create cleaner, healthier and more inclusive urban mobility after the pandemic. In particular, it will highlight the role of national governments and financing to empower cities to promote cycling, walking and public transport as well as green urban logistics, to avoid a shift back to private vehicles.

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An invitation to the table: listening to all for better access for all

The session will explore how to ensure representation and participation of all relevant stakeholders in all stages of designing, implementing and evaluating mobility policies. It will review the most efficient methods to involve and engage diverse voices in the design of transport initiatives and measures, making them more inclusive.

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Friday, 20 May

Transport technology at the service of society

New transport technologies are set to change the transport sector rapidly; this session will explore the opportunities and challenges in their adoption. It will explore the societal benefits of the shift to electric mobility, and the policy measures needed to ensure an inclusive transition. It will explore how shared mobility, mobility as a service (MaaS) and autonomous vehicles can accelerate the adoption of technologies and facilitate efficient transport across all sectors of society.

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All aboard: building a more diverse and equitable transport workforce

The transport workforce needs to evolve to prepare for a diverse, heavily digitalised future under increased climate change pressure. Therefore, new skills are required to develop sustainable, resilient and inclusive transport systems while focusing recruitment on all segments of the labour market, regardless of gender. To achieve such goals, the opportunities to enter and advance in the transport workforce need to be equal for all. 

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Inclusive planning and design for healthier cities

The Third Plenary will focus on how cities and mobility systems can be designed to include all and promote healthier lifestyles and greener cities. The panel will look into how urban spaces, infrastructure and transport systems can be made more appealing, comfortable and efficient, and the critical importance of safe and secure systems to accessibility and inclusive mobility.

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