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Programme

Wednesday, 18 May

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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Bringing the goods to the people: efficient and sustainable delivery in and around the city

The world population has boomed and transitioned from rural humankind to a predominantly urban one over the past century. While bringing people and activity together, urbanisation has also created geographical barriers between urban, peri-urban and rural areas, each putting people further away from the production of goods.

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Thursday, 19 May

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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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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