Women in Mobility Luncheon 2019 – Railway Forum Berlin

October 1, 2019 – Berlin

We are pleased to announce the next Women in Mobility Luncheon in Berlin!

Leading associations and networks have joint forces with industry partners to host the annual WIM Luncheon. Their goal: Connect female role models to enhance visibility, consequently foster innovation through diversity.

This year, 200 female leaders will once again be invited to meet on the 01.10.2019 in Berlin at the 6th RAILWAY FORUM. The focus of key notes and discussion will be connected the lead topic of the Railway Forum: Digital & Automated – The future agenda of the mobility industry.

https://wim-luncheon.de/

Joint activity of VDV and GPSM / GIZ Study Tour on Governance for Sustainable Mobility

 

Munich is a great example of how good governance in the field of urban mobility brings together various interest groups in order to achieve innovation and sustainability. For this reason, the German Partnership for Sustainable Mobility (GPSM) on behalf of Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development together with the Association of German Transport Companies (VDV) conducted a study tour on Governance for Sustainable Mobility in Munich, between 6 and 8 May 2019. Munich hosted 30 decision makers in city planning and transport from developing countries and emerging economies as well as innovators and city representatives from Germany.

 

 

The aim of the study tour was to introduce the concept of international and cross-organisational cooperation and the involvement of interest groups for sustainable mobility, especially in the areas of public transport and active mobility. The international participants met mobility and transport providers and authorities from Munich, such as the public mobility provider Munich Transport Corporation (MVG) and the Urban Planning Authority, which is responsible for urban mobility planning. The study trip to Munich offered international decision-makers from politics, business, research and civil society the opportunity to exchange findings and innovations and to transfer them to their home contexts.

The international guests mainly represented decision-makers from the public sector in the fields of urban and infrastructure planning as well as urban mobility and public transport on a national, regional and urban level, but also project managers of climate and sustainability initiatives from Albania, Bolivia, Chile, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Nigeria, the Philippines, Uganda and Ukraine.

Among the speakers at the event were experts from the City of Munich, representatives of public and private companies from the fields of consulting, development and software, as well as entrepreneurs and start-ups, most of whom are based in Munich or other German cities. The event kicked off with a welcome address by Prof. Dr. (I) Elisabeth Merk, General Manager of Urban Planning (City of Munich), and introductory lectures by the organisers VDV (represented by Gerrit Poel) and GIZ (represented by Armin Wagner; Twitter: @urbanarmin). Based on the German, Bavarian and Munich context with selected expert lectures and the individual problems of the international guests, all participants brought experiences together in the form of workshops and group discussions. These formats allowed an intensive exchange and problem-specific consultation between the speakers and international decision-makers during the two days of the event. A concluding excursion with selected public spaces and stations in downtown Munich offered international guests the opportunity, for example, to get to know the ‘Central Bus Station’ (ZOB), the ‘Münchner Freiheit’ mobility hub and the WOGENO cooperative housing estate with mobility station ‘WagnisART’ mobility station in terms of both organisational structure and design aspects.

 

 

The joint identification of locally different governance challenges concerning sustainable mobility and the analysis of typical challenges and possible obstacles formed the basis for the workshop and for a joint brainstorming for approaches and procedures to meet challenges in urban development. Expert contributions by representatives of the City of Munich, the municipal transport company MVG, Markus Schubert from Intraplan Consult GmbH and Sabine Nallinger as board member of the 2-Grad Foundation provided the framework for subsequent discussions and, in conjunction with the analysis of local challenges, inspired this workshop to develop mobility visions for the participating cities.

 

 

With the support of representatives of successful start-ups and companies from Germany, the event attached great importance to entrepreneurial challenges and technical innovations. Founders and CEOs from the IT sector, who are significantly involved in the creation and development of innovative mobility-related platforms and approaches, illustrated how start-ups and digital innovations can be used to promote sustainable mobility in fast-growing cities. Among others, Dr. Tom Kirschbaum, CEO of door2door, Raul Pinto from Startup Bikeee, Felix Proehl from BluGo, Begoña Otero, strategic consultant and intellectual property expert and Kirstin Hegner, Managing Director of Digital Hub Mobility at UnternehmerTUM gave inspiration to the audience.

The study trip was organized by the Verband Deutscher Verkehrsunternehmen e.V. (Association of German Transport Companies) together with the German Partnership for Sustainable Mobility (GPSM) on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Gunnar Heipp, CEO of the consulting firm Strategic+Urban+Mobility+Consulting and previously longstanding head of planning and innovation of the Munich Transport Corporation (MVG), was supporting VDV and GPSM in organizing and moderating the three-day event.

Contact:

Levent Toprak

Head of German Partnership for Sustainable Mobility (GPSM) at

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

GPSM at Future Mobility Summit 2019

 

 

 

Future Mobility will once again bring together more than 1,200 decision-makers from economy, academia, associations, politics and municipalities in 2019. The Congress addresses the major implementation issues of the mobility transition and will present the latest solutions of industry, science and the public sector on the EUREF Campus in Berlin-Schöneberg from 8th to 9th April 2019.

In 2018, 1,200 participants, 75 speakers and 60 media representatives attended the two-day event. You can expect innovative lectures, panels, workshops and exhibitions on the key topics of digitization, drive and climate protection in the mobility sector. The discussions will be held in German.

On 9th April, GPSM will also be on site and facilitate a round table discussion during the Women in Mobility Workshop in the Daimler Lounge (Werkstatt). The discussion will start at 1.45 pm.

We look forward to welcoming you there!

 

For more information, click here.

April 8, 2019 – April 9, 2019

Discover Leipzig

The Sustainable Urban Transport Guide Leipzig - NEW

Explore Leipzig by sustainable transport with the updated travel guide released by GPSM!

Experience various travel routes to Leipzig’s best sights by using only Sustainable Transport Modes! On the occasion of the ITF Summit, the German Partnership for Sustainable Mobility (GPSM) has updated its Travel Guide “Discover Leipzig by Sustainable Transport”.

 

Download the new guide here

VDV-GPSM Study Tour on Governance for Sustainable Mobility

Programme for download

 

The VDV – GPSM Study Tour on Governance of Sustainable Mobility in Munich starts today! Until the 8th May decision-makers responsible for urban planning, transportation planning and for local public transport systems in cities from developing and emerging economies come together in Munich to exchange ideas and concepts on Governance for Sustainable Mobility.

Have a look at the whole programme:

VDV-GIZ Study Tour Munich 2019

 

Discover Berlin

The Sustainable Urban Transport Guide Berlin - NEW

 

Explore Berlin by sustainable transport with the updated travel guide released by GPSM!

Through four tours using different modes of transport, you can discover the city and get to know places like the hip quarter Kreuzberg or the vibrant Alexanderplatz. You will learn valuable information on the sights you pass by and on Berlin’s history and transport development.

The guide provides you with facts on mobility in Berlin, e.g. bike-sharing and car-sharing as well as on the public transport network, regional and local transport companies, railway networks, ticketing and pricing.

Newly added, the guide features a section on Electromobility and gives an insight into the start-up scene in Berlin.

Download the new guide here.

If you don’t have a fast internet connection, find a low-quality version here.

Join the TUMIVolt conference – Charging the electric & digital mobility future!

We look forward to charge the electric and digital mobility future together with you in Leipzig, Germany on May 21st, 2019!

Let’s bring together what belongs together! With the international high-level conference TUMIVolt, the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) sets the stage: A new global market place for electric and digital mobility. On May 21, 2019 in line with the International Transport Forum (ITF) we connect you with mobility and energy providers, contractors, cities & urbanists, the public and private sectror as well as investors and donors.

For more Information have a look at the Agenda

GPSM at Future Mobility Summit 2019

 

 

 

Future Mobility will once again bring together more than 1,200 decision-makers from economy, academia, associations, politics and municipalities in 2019. The Congress addresses the major implementation issues of the mobility transition and will present the latest solutions of industry, science and the public sector on the EUREF Campus in Berlin-Schöneberg from 8th to 9th April 2019.

In 2018, 1,200 participants, 75 speakers and 60 media representatives attended the two-day event. You can expect innovative lectures, panels, workshops and exhibitions on the key topics of digitization, drive and climate protection in the mobility sector. The discussions will be held in German.

On 9th April, GPSM will also be on site and facilitate a round table discussion during the Women in Mobility Workshop in the Daimler Lounge (Werkstatt). The discussion will start at 1.45 pm.

We look forward to welcoming you there!

 

For more information, click here.

April 8, 2019 – April 9, 2019

Discover Bonn

The Sustainable Urban Transport Guide Bonn

Explore Bonn by sustainable transport now with the new travel guide released by GPSM! It features four tours that will let you discover the city using sustainable transport modes. In contains valuable information on the sights you will pass by and on Bonn’s history and transport development.

The guide provides you with facts on mobility in Bonn, e.g. bike-sharing and car-sharing as well as on the public transport network, regional and local transport companies, railway networks, ticketing and pricing.

On top, it features links to extensive informative material on general traveller’s information, sightseeing in Bonn and bike trips.

Download the new guide here.

 

Business Initiation trip to the Ukraine

Market chances for German companies

GPSM and DREBERIS on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) organise a business initiation trip to Lviv and Kiev from 13.-17. May 2019, addressing the topics of sustainable mobility, traffic, public transport solutions as well as logistic in the Ukraine. Aim of the trip is to gain a direct approach for business networks and relations.

Look into further information and register here!