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FT Future of Mobility Summit 2019

Revolutionising products and services for a connected world

London |
Speakers include:
Daniel Helldén

Daniel Helldén

City of Stockholm

Carol Chen

Carol Chen


Lars Stenqvist

Lars Stenqvist

Volvo Group


The new mobility ecosystem isn’t just set to change how we travel, it’s set to change how we live our lives. The cities we live in are increasingly connected, offering the perfect platforms to test new mobility solutions. The challenge lies in getting businesses and consumers to embrace this new era of mobility-related products and services by making them as accessible and sustainable as possible.

Join over 200 senior executives at the FT Future of Mobility Summit 2019 for a full day of networking and knowledge-sharing with an agenda designed to help decision-makers in all industries stay on track in a new era for transport. Skillfully moderated by the FT’s world-class journalists, an unrivalled selection of experts, innovators and influencers will delve into a wide range of issues:

  • What are the latest trends in autonomy and connectivity?
  • How can transport networks in cities be successfully updated with the latest mobility solutions?
  • Where are the business opportunities in the new mobility ecosystem?
  • Who should pay for the supporting infrastructure?
  • How can we make the future of mobility environmentally sustainable?
fallback Add to my Calendar 11/26/2019 08:00:0011/26/2019 18:10:00trueFT Future of Mobility Summit 2019The new mobility ecosystem isn’t just set to change how we travel, it’s set to change how we live our lives. The cities we live in are increasingly connected, offering the perfect platforms to test new mobility solutions. The challenge lies in getting businesses and consumers to embrace this new era of mobility-related products and services by making them as accessible and sustainable as possible.Join over 200 senior executives at the FT Future of Mobility Summit 2019 for a full day of networking and knowledge-sharing with an agenda designed to help decision-makers in all industries stay on track in a new era for transport. Skillfully moderated by the FT’s world-class journalists, an unrivalled selection of experts, innovators and influencers will delve into a wide range of issues:What are the latest trends in autonomy and connectivity?How can transport networks in cities be successfully updated with the latest mobility solutions?Where are the business opportunities in the new mobility ecosystem?Who should pay for the supporting infrastructure?How can we make the future of mobility environmentally sustainable?FT-Future-of-Mobility-Summit-201908681f1196b3e5c569abc1bbe4e18048MM/DD/YYYY

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Speakers (20)

Daniel Helldén

Daniel Helldén

Vice Mayor for Traffic
City of Stockholm

Daniel Helldén has a PhD in Political Sciences, and long-term experience as an elected official representing the Green Party.  Before becoming a member of the Stockholm City Council in 2011 he was engaged in the politics of Gnesta municipality and the Regional Council of Sörmland. In 2011 he was elected Opposition Vice Mayor by the Stockholm City Council. After the general elections of 2014, the City Council elected Daniel Helldén Vice Mayor for Traffic and he was re-elected to the position in 2018.

Carol Chen

Carol Chen

Vice President, Global Marketing

Carol is a visionary brand builder with a passion for leading diverse and inclusive teams. A senior executive with over 20 years of experience, she joined Shell’s world-leading lubricants business in 2014 and steers the transformation of its global marketing, sustainability and digital functions. Carol leads by placing the needs of customers at the heart of business strategy and by articulating a clear purpose to inspire her teams and drive performance. Prior to joining Shell, she had a successful international career at Proctor & Gamble, having led high-value brands and large global business units across various regions. She is now based in London, UK

Lars Stenqvist

Lars Stenqvist

Chief Technology Officer
Volvo Group

Lars Stenqvist has been Executive Vice President Group Trucks Technology and Volvo Group Chief Technology Officer since 2016. Previously he was Head of R&D and CTO at Volkswagen Truck & Bus from 2015-2016 and Senior Vice President Vehicle Definition R&D at Scania from 2007-2015. Prior to that he held various senior positions at Scania, starting in1992.

Carl Bayliss

Carl Bayliss

Vice President, Mobility

Carl Bayliss has spent the past 20 years working across global markets in the automotive industry, including spending more than a decade outside of the UK.  He has experience from working in both new, emerging and mature global environments, delivering strategies and diverse projects that add value for luxury brands and premium products.

Carl joined Centrica in May 2019, to play a role in transforming the energy giant to one which leads on the electrification of mobility and democratisation of renewable energy through home energy management.   To date, this has led to the company formally establishing strategic partnerships with global automotive OEMs, the deployment of home energy solutions pilots and the development of an integrated platform addressing the convergence of electric vehicles and energy in the home.

Andy Boland

Andy Boland

Addison Lee Group

Andy Boland is Chief Executive Officer of global premium ground transportation provider, Addison Lee Group (ALG). Having joined the Group as Chief Financial Officer, Andy took over as CEO in 2015 and is responsible for leading the growth of the business as it delivers over 10 million passenger journeys per annum across 83 countries, in more than 600 locations worldwide under two brands: Addison Lee and Tristar. Under his tenure, Andy has transformed ALG, working with government, industry bodies, and leading car manufacturers, to achieve the company’s commitment to create a zero-emissions capable fleet by 2022. A huge advocate for the development, exploration, and application of new technology, he is also leading the charge to deploy London’s first autonomous private hire vehicles by 2021, in partnership with Oxbotica.

After graduating with a first-class honours degree in Physics and Economics from Keele University, Andy qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1995 and as an Associate Corporate Treasurer in 1998. Prior to joining ALG, Andy served as Chief Financial Officer of AA for six years. He spent the earlier part of his career in the media industry, including four years as Group Finance Director at Taylor Nelson Sofres (now Kantar TNS), a FTSE 250 market research company, and three years at FTSE 100 advertising agency, WPP. Andy is currently Non-Executive Director of international healthcare and communications group, Huntsworth.

Patrick Carré

Patrick Carré

Vice President, Global Accounts and Businesses

Appointed Shell’s Vice President for Global Key Accounts and Global Businesses in 2018, Patrick’s role is to partner with some of the world’s biggest companies and leverage Shell’s people, technology, and capabilities to find solutions for their needs. From fuels to lubricants, Patrick fosters key relationships with major customers across sectors. Patrick joined Shell in 2000 and has worked in a range of roles, including management consultancy and Lubricants Strategy. Prior to his current role he was the General Manager for Shell’s Retail petrol station business in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and he was responsible for transforming the business in one of Shell’s most important fuels retail markets. He is now based in London.

Graeme Cooper

Graeme Cooper

Project Director – Electric Vehicles
National Grid

Graeme Cooper leads National Grid’s work on electric vehicles/decarbonisation of transport by leading and coordinating all the work relating to the UK regulated business of National Grid.  National Grid separated the Transmission Ownership (TO) from the System Operation (SO) in April 2019, although Graeme has a corporate function, he will be representing the TO business of National Grid externally.  His work helps the Government, the energy and automotive industry’s transition towards zero emission vehicles. With over a decade in communications infrastructure and over a decade in low/zero carbon electricity, Graeme is a well-known and highly respected energy industry expert.

Graeme is a graduate of Oxford Brookes University (BSc 1997) and Bi Norwegian Business School (MBA Energy 2016).

Graeme takes his decarbonisation work home, his home is effectively zero emissions as he sources his power from zero-carbon sources, drives a PHEV and BEV and heats his home using ground source heat pumps.

Caroline Decker

Caroline Decker

Vice President Northeast Corridor Service Line

Under Caroline Decker’s strategic leadership, the NECSL is responsible for driving revenue and ridership growth on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor (NEC). The 457-mile NEC mainline connects five major metropolitan cities – Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington – which rely on Acela and Northeast Regional services for a significant share of business and leisure travel. With the 2021 launch of the next generation of Acela trains, the 2020 opening of a new passenger facility in New York City - the Moynihan Train Hall, and replacing the Northeast Regional fleet (procurement underway), the NEC is poised for a new era of innovation and transformation that will elevate the customer experience as NEC demand reaches record levels.

Honored with Railway Age’s “Women in Rail” award in 2017, Caroline is a founding member of “Notch 8 - Women of Amtrak,” Amtrak’s first company-wide women’s affinity group. Named after the maximum throttle position in diesel locomotives, Notch 8 is focused on promoting professional development, career advancement and mentoring. Caroline grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and holds a B.S. in Political Science from Arizona State University and an MBA
from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Iain Forbes

Iain Forbes

Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Iain Forbes is the head of the UK Government's Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, a policy unit based jointly in the Department for Transport and the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The Centre aims to help ensure that the UK remains a world leader in developing and testing connected and autonomous vehicles.

Prior to joining CCAV Iain worked in No10 as a Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, covering issues including transport and the devolved administrations. He has previously worked in both the Department for Transport and the Home Office, advising on innovation, science and technology, security policy and environmental strategy.

Phil  Graham

Phil Graham

Chief Executive
National Infrastructure Commission

Prior to joining the National Infrastructure Commission, Phil Graham worked on many of the UK’s most important infrastructure projects for the Department for Transport. He led the development of the government’s high-speed rail strategy from its inception and took it through one of the country’s largest ever consultation and analysis processes, as well as leading the team supporting Sir Howard Davies’ Airports Commission and working on the London Olympics. Previous roles include posts running DfT’s incident response team, working on the Eddington study of transport and economic growth and as‎ Private Secretary to the Secretary of State.

Daniel Hayes

Daniel Hayes


Daniel Hayes is one of the Co-Founders and the CEO of VRCO LTD. He currently lives in Nottingham and is a passionate about technology, aviation, transport and driving the adoption of a circular economy. He has over 20 years’ experience in technology within the asset management, investment and private banking sectors, which has seen him work in key cities across the world, including London, (HSBC Asset Management), Tokyo (Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein) and Geneva, (HSBC Private Bank). At University he read Economics, Accounting & Finance and Business Law. Having left the Institutional Financial Services sector in 2010, he returned to the UK and founded Trentrock Limited in January 2012, based out of Strelley Hall, Nottingham, to offer independent consultancy on a range of services focused at helping entrepreneurs enhance and preserve corporate equity and individual wealth. In 2013 he formed Longbow, now Kinibow Venture Capital, which is focused on helping entrepreneurs access capital and skills to make their visions a reality.

Mary Hewitt

Mary Hewitt

Strategy and Policy Director
Angela  Hultberg

Angela Hultberg

Head of Sustainable Mobility
Ingka Group

Angela Hultberg is the global Head of Sustainable Mobility at Ingka Group (formerly IKEA Group). She leads efforts related to the sustainable mobility agenda, reducing customer and co-worker travel emissions as well as achieving zero-emission home deliveries and services.

Previously, Angela was leading the sustainability work within Customer Fulfilment, focusing on creating a truly sustainable multichannel network for Ingka Group. This included lowering emissions, working with circular initiatives and waste reduction, supply chain management and much more.
Angela holds a masters of law degree from Lund University and has worked for PwC and Scania before joining Ingka Group.

Michael  Hurwitz

Michael Hurwitz

Director of Transport Innovation
Transport for London

Michael Hurwitz is passionate about socially-positive technology. An internationally recognised leader in future mobility, he created the UK’s national programmes on electromobility and autonomy and is now responsible for making sure transport in London is ready for the future. His team seeks out market innovators, encourages the testing and implementation of new business models or services that could help address the challenges facing the city and sets the policy frameworks to ensure new innovations work for all. Michael has brought an entrepreneurial spirit to public service, working tirelessly to realize the potential of low-emission vehicles, connectivity and other technologically advanced transportation solutions for London and the UK.

Barbara Kathmann

Barbara Kathmann

Vice Mayor

Barbara Kathmann has been a Vice Mayor in Rotterdam since July 5, 2018. Representing the PvdA (Labor Party), she is responsible for Economy, Districts and Small Localities.

Barbara studied Law and History of International Relations at Utrecht University. In recent years, she worked as an editor and reporter, including for broadcasting association LLiNK and Netherlands Public Broadcasting’s Radio 1. She was also Director of the Giovanni van Bronckhorst Foundation. In addition, in 2010 she cofounded children’s charity Jarige Job Foundation, which she chaired for two years. In 2014, Kathmann started her political career as a councillor and deputy party leader for Rotterdam’s local Labor Party, becoming its leader in 2018.

Blair LaCorte

Blair LaCorte


As AEye's President, Blair LaCorte is responsible for planning and executing key organizational objectives. Blair is an accomplished leader and strategist with a long history of leveraging his change management skills to drive operational alignment and growth within companies. Most recently, Mr LaCorte served as global president of PRG, the world’s largest live event technology and services company, CEO of XOJET, one of the fastest growing aviation companies in history and the largest private charter company in North America, and operating partner at TPG, a premier private equity firm with over $58B in global investments. Mr LaCorte has also held numerous executive and general management positions in private and public technology companies including VerticalNet, Savi Technologies, Autodesk and Sun Microsystems. LaCorte graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maine and holds an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, where he later served as an executive fellow at the Center for Digital Strategies. He has received numerous patents in logistics, sensor fusion, and supply chain security, as well as several prestigious industry awards, including NASA’s Innovator of the Year and Advertising Age/Business Marketing’s Top 10 Marketer.

Augusto Neves Dal Pozzo

Augusto Neves Dal Pozzo

Lawyer and Founding Partner
Dal Pozzo Advogados

Augusto Neves Dal Pozzo is a lawyer and founding partner of the Dal Pozzo Law Firm, one of the most important Brazilian law firms in the area of Public Law. He is Professor of Administrative Law and Fundamentals of Public Law at the renowned law school of the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), and in the international sphere, Professor of the Permanent Group of the post-graduate course at the University of Coruña in Spain.  He is invited Professor of the post-graduate course in Administrative Law at the University of Belgrano, in Argentina; guest Professor of the course Business and Compliance at Barry University, in the United States, and a member of the faculty of the MBA focused on PPP’s and Concessions at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in association with the School of Sociology and politics Foundation of  São Paulo(FESPSP). He holds a post-graduate degree in the Management Program for Lawyers and in Corporate Governance, from the Yale School of Management, and an executive post-graduate in Infrastructure in the Market Economy, from Harvard Kennedy School.

Sebastian Peck

Sebastian Peck

Managing Director
InMotion Ventures

Sebastian Peck is Managing Director of InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital arm. Sebastian started his career at the Boston Consulting Group and later joined the TMT advisory team of UBS Investment Bank, providing corporate finance services for telecoms, media and technology clients. For the past nine years, Sebastian has been involved in early-stage technology businesses as an investor and operator. Since joining InMotion Ventures, he led investments in areas such as shared mobility, insurance tech, data analytics and consumer travel, and to date achieved three successful exits. He is also the Executive Chairman of THE OUT, Jaguar Land Rover's premium on-demand car booking service, which successfully launched in London in April 2019. Sebastian holds an MA in History from the University of Cambridge, an MSc with Distinction in Philosophy and Public Policy from the London School of Economics, and an MBA from London Business School. 

Fernando Romero

Fernando Romero

Director and Founder

Fernando Romero is the founder and director of FR-EE – a global architecture and design firm. He was named a Global Leader of Tomorrow at the World Economic Forum in 2002, one of the 50 Most Influential Designers by Fast Company in 2012, and became an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 2013. He lectures and teaches internationally – notably at the NewSchool of Architecture and Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Columbia University.

Sarah-Jayne Williams

Sarah-Jayne Williams

Director, Mobility
Ford Europe

Sarah-Jayne Williams leads Ford of Europe’s mobility division where she is responsible for developing new urban mobility solutions. Based in Ford’s Mobility office in London she focuses on addressing the changing mobility needs of urban dwellers in major European cities.  She joined Ford in September 2017 from Bearing Point UK where she was a Partner, specializing in Automotive and Digital. Prior to spending 14 years in the consulting industry, Sarah-Jayne worked for Motorola leading its business and technology transformation programs


Chairs (3)

Peter  Campbell

Peter Campbell

Motor Industry Correspondent
Financial Times

Peter Campbell is the Financial Times’ Motor Industry Correspondent, based in London but with a global remit. He leads the FT’s coverage of the industry, online and in print, and works with a team of local correspondents around the world to cover the major car makers, industry trends and technological breakthroughs. Prior to this, he covered technology and UK company news for the FT, and has previously covered energy, media, telecoms, technology, industry and tax. He was named Young Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards for 2014. Mr Campbell holds a BA in Politics from the University of York. Follow Peter on Twitter @Petercampbell1   

James  Kynge

James Kynge

Global China Editor
Financial Times

James Kynge is Global China Editor at the Financial Times. He was previously Emerging Markets Editor. He is also Editor of beyondbrics, the FT’s emerging economies blog. Previously, Mr Kynge was Principal of FT Confidential, the Financial Times’ premium research services on China, South East Asia and Latin America. He remains Chairman of FT Confidential. A recipient of several journalism awards, Mr Kynge has been a correspondent based in Japan, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Russia, former Soviet Central Asia and Hong Kong over the past 28 years. He was China Bureau Chief for seven years until 2005 and later headed up the Pearson Group of companies' business operations in China. He was also President of, the FT's Chinese language website. His prize-winning book China Shakes the World was an international bestseller, translated into 19 languages.

John Thornhill

John Thornhill

Innovation Editor
Financial Times

John Thornhill was appointed Innovation Editor in February 2016 with a brief to deepen the FT’s coverage of technology and write a regular column on its impact on our economies, societies, and lives. For the previous seven years he was deputy editor and news editor helping to steer the FT’s global news agenda.

Since joining the FT in 1988 as a graduate trainee, Mr Thornhill has also worked as the Europe edition editor, Paris bureau chief, world news editor, Asia editor, Moscow bureau chief, Lex columnist and companies reporter.

Mr Thornhill founded and runs the FT's 125 executive forum, which holds monthly meetings for senior executives from a range of industries. Previous speakers have included Bill Gates, Jack Dorsey, Ana Botin, and Mark Carney. He also hosts FT Tech Tonic, a weekly podcast on the impact of technology

Agenda - 26th Nov

  • 8:00am
    Breakfast and Registration
  • 8:50am
    Opening Remarks

    Peter Campbell, Motor Industry Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 9:00am
    Keynote: Architecture, infrastructure, democracy and mobility

    In a world full of social challenges, the Architecture of Infrastructure can become a tool to support citizens and a framework to boost sustainable growth. This session will explore how architecture and politics are an intertwined, complex affair with mobility at its core.

    Fernando Romero, Director and Founder, FR-EE

  • 9:20am
    Making Transport Policy Fit for a New Decade

    Governments can control the pace of progress in adopting new mobility solutions. How do policymakers balance factors like the demand for increased operational capacity with the cost of building new transport infrastructure when making decisions?      

    Barbara Kathmann, Vice Mayor, Rotterdam

  • 10:00am
    Panel: Innovative Mobility Solutions for a Connected World
    • Which technologies form the foundation of the new mobility ecosystem?
    • How can 5G connectivity revolutionise mobility?
    • What are some of the latest mobility-related data applications?
    • How can battery technology be improved?
    • What advances in infrastructure technology are we seeing?

    Iain Forbes, Head, Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

    Daniel Hayes, CEO, VRCO

  • 10:40am
    Keynote: Powering the Future of Mobility

    How the transport sector evolves will have a significant impact on efforts to address the dual challenge of meeting rising energy demand and tackling climate change. This session will explore lower-carbon alternatives for powering the future of mobility.

    Patrick Carré, Vice President, Global Accounts and Businesses, Shell

  • 11:00am
    Morning Refreshments
  • 11:20am
    Case Study: Autonomy in Action

    Fully autonomous deliveries may be many years out, but automated trucks are already on course to bring safer, cleaner and more efficient solutions to customers. Hear how one pilot program is providing evidence to support both the effectiveness of the technology along with the human and business cases for adopting it.

    Lars Stenqvist, Chief Technology Officer, Volvo Group

  • 11:40am
    Preparing for the Mass-Electrification of Transport

    The rise of electric vehicles will test the limits of energy infrastructure and disrupt the market for energy supply. Who is responsible for what? Can energy grids cope with increased demand? Will energy prices rise across the board?

    Carl Bayliss, Vice President, Mobility, Centrica

    Graeme Cooper, Project Director - Electric Vehicles, National Grid

  • 12:10pm
    Panel: The Future of Urban Mobility
    • How is personal and societal demand for transport in cities evolving?
    • What are some of the public-private collaborations transforming urban mobility
    • How are urban transport networks evolving to take advantage of increased connectivity?
    • How can we make cities ready for the shift to electric vehicles?
    • What are the best ways to address congestion and improve road safety in cities?

    Keynote:   Daniel Helldén, Vice Mayor of Traffic, City of Stockholm

    Andy Boland, CEO, Addison Lee Group

    Caroline Decker, Vice President, Northeast Corridor Service Line, Amtrak

    Phil Graham, Chief Executive, National Infrastructure Commission

    Michael Hurwitz, Director of Transport Innovation, Transport for London

  • 1:05pm
    Networking Lunch
  • 2:00pm
    Lex Debate: Will Companies See a Return on Investment in Self-Driving Cars Within the Next Decade?

    The technology behind autonomous vehicles is advancing rapidly and many companies are committed to bringing them onto the road soon. But success will depend on more than just making them safe and practical. Companies will also have to count on sufficient demand from consumers, friendly regulation and other factors.

  • 2:40pm


  • 3:00pm
    Fireside Chat
  • 3:20pm
    Afternoon Refreshments
  • 3:40pm
    Panel: Doing Business in the New Mobility Ecosystem
    • Where is investment in new mobility solutions strongest?
    • In the new era of mobility-related products and services, who will be the winners and losers?
    • How are partnerships finding ways to monetise multi-modal transport models?
    • How should personal data on transport being collected and regulated?
    • Can electric and autonomous vehicles achieve cost competitiveness with conventional vehicles? 

    Carol Chen, Vice President, Global Marketing, Shell

    Mary Hewitt, Strategy and Policy Director, Arriva

    Blair LaCorte, President, AEye

    Sebastian Peck, Managing Director, InMotion Ventures

  • 4:20pm
    Global conversation: The Future of Mobility and Climate Change

    Tackling climate change requires a coordinated global transition to low emission mobility solutions. Are commitments being made on the shift to electric vehicles achievable and sustainable? How can we make progress in a way that supports jobs, growth, investment and innovation?

    Angela Hultberg, Head of Sustainable Mobility, Ingka Group

    Sarah-Jayne Williams, Director, Mobility, Ford Europe

  • 5:00pm
    Closing Remarks
  • 5:10pm
    Drinks Reception

Who attends?

FT Live has a reputation for delivering very senior board level audiences to attend a wide range of world class thought-leadership events across the globe for nearly 40 years.

This event is crucial for the decision-makers from organisations in all sectors that stand to be commercially, socially and environmentally impacted by a redefined mobility ecosystem with new ways and means of transporting goods and people.


  • Transport Operators & Regulators
  • Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)
  • Transport Manufacturers
  • Transport industry infrastructure and equipment suppliers
  • Information technology suppliers
  • Energy & Power suppliers
  • Consultancies
  • Banks and Private Equity

Job Titles:

  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Chief Technical Officer
  • Chief Engineer
  • Chief Investment Officer
  • Country Director
  • VP, Strategic Development
  • Head of R&D
  • Head of Operations
  • Head of Marketing
  • Head of Production
  • Head of Product Strategy
  • Head of Connectivity
  • Head of Automotive Standardization
  • Standardization Director
  • Commercial Director
  • Sales Director
  • Business Development Director
  • Director of Design
  • Research and Innovation Director
  • Director of Hybrid / Electric Vehicles
  • Director of Powertrain
  • Director of Product Management
  • Senior Partner, Automotive
  • Principal Analyst

Last year's attendees included senior executives from:

Abellio – Arriva – Avis – BMW – British Airways – Campaign for Better Transport – Chiltern Railways – Department for Transport – DHL – East Midlands Trains – EasyJet – Eddie Stobart – Eurostar – First Group – Gett – GoAhead – Heathrow Airport – Hitachi – HS2 – Ocado – Rail Delivery Group – Rolls Royce – RSSB – Stagecoach – TfL – Transport for West Midlands – Transport Systems Catapult – TUI Group – TRL - Uber


Why Attend?

  • Explore business opportunities within the new mobility ecosystem 
  • Assess the potential impact of emerging transport solutions on jobs and lifestyles  
  • Learn how transport in cities is evolving with the rise of autonomy and connectivity
  • Discuss regulation of the use of personal data relating to transport activities
  • Hear what policymakers are doing to support innovation and investment


“An excellent event to keep up to date on emerging technology in the transport sector.” 

“An excellent balance of topics delivered by expert speakers, with engaging moderators and great networking!” 
Johnson Matthey

“Good selection of speakers and panellists. Well organised and thought through agenda.”
Dept. for Transport, UK Government

“Simply the best conferences there are, whatever level you're at.” 
We Know Media Co.

“A great range of high calibre speakers and topics. A nice mix of talks, interviews and panels.” 
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Shell is an international energy company with expertise in the exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals.


Shell's purpose is to power progress together with more and cleaner energy solutions. We believe that rising standards of living for a growing global population are likely to continue to drive demand for energy, including oil and gas, for years to come. At the same time, technology changes and the need to tackle climate change means there is a transition underway to a lower-carbon, multisource energy system.


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Siemens was established in the United Kingdom 170 years ago and now employs 13,760 people in the UK. Last year’s revenues were £3.36 billion.

As the world’s largest engineering company, Siemens provides innovative solutions to help tackle the world’s major challenges. We are proud investors into Britain’s industrial future – and we are committed to growing our skills, R&D capacity and renewable energy resources throughout the country.

Siemens has offices and 13 factories throughout the UK, with its headquarters in Frimley, Surrey. The company’s global headquarters is in Munich, Germany.

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McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm, deeply committed to helping institutions in the private, public, and social sectors achieve lasting success. For over 90 years, our primary objective has been to serve as our clients' most trusted external advisor. With consultants in over 120 cities in more than 60 countries, across industries and functions, we bring unparalleled expertise to clients anywhere in the world. We work closely with teams at all levels of an organisation to shape winning strategies, mobilise for change, build capabilities and drive successful execution.

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AEye is an artificial perception pioneer and creator of iDAR™, a new form of intelligent data collection that acts as the eyes and visual cortex of autonomous vehicles. iDAR fuses solid-state agile LiDAR with a low-light HD camera, then integrates artificial intelligence to create a smart sensor that is fully software definable. AEye has pioneered breakthroughs in intelligent sensing, delivering accurate, intelligent data that enables effective, efficient, and safe vehicle autonomy. The company is backed by world-renowned investors and strategic partners including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Taiwania Capital, Intel Capital, Airbus Ventures, Hella Ventures, LG Electronics, Subaru-SBI, and Aisin.

Centrica plc is an international energy and services company. Our purpose is to provide energy and services to satisfy the changing needs of our customers.

We’ve been serving customers for over 200 years and aim to be at the centre of their daily lives - central to helping them run their world.

Under the Centrica Business Solutions banner, we deliver integrated energy solutions, combining distributed energy technologies and a variety of commercial options to help businesses and other large energy users to improve performance and cost management, strengthen resilience, and create opportunities for growth.

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Cities Today is the leading news platform on urban mobility and innovation, reaching an international audience of city leaders.