22.–24.05.2024 #polismobility

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polisMOBILITY Conference

The polisMOBILITY Conference provides valuable input towards a sustainable and successful transport transition in our cities and regions. It acts as a gathering place for stakeholders from the economy, local authorities, public policy, research and civil society. The event is a forum where they can jointly explore complex and multifaceted technical requirements and social responsibilities and push ahead with these tasks.

With cooperation at the heart of its concept, polisMOBILITY serves as a platform for promoting an active transformation and integrated solutions – coming together across sector boundaries and building on existing networks.

At the polisMOBILITY Conference, we will discuss both the state of the art in technological development and explicitly address the corresponding control and strategy questions from a cross-sector, -level and -stakeholder perspective – sustainably fostering the development of viable mobility ecosystems is our goal.

How can we design mobility to create the human-scale, sustainable city of tomorrow?

Focus and key issues of polisMOBILITY 2024

Day 1 | 22.05.2024
Day 2 | 23.05.2024
Day 3 | 24.05.2024
Day 1 | 22.05.2024

Drive & energy transition

In order to master the transformation of transport, we face the challenge of converting drive systems to climate-neutral technologies. In turn, the success of the drive turnaround depends on the restructuring of our energy systems. In urban areas, this change - for example in the expansion of charging infrastructure - becomes an urban planning task that moves along the field of tension between public and private interests.

In the case of the drive and energy transition, the conference in 2024 will focus on the following questions:

  • How can we speed up the expansion of charging infrastructure in urban areas? How does this change the role of municipal utilities as local suppliers and how can this new business field be developed for them? What challenges do municipalities and charging infrastructure providers face in finding or providing urban space?
  • In which areas of the urban transport transition can we use green hydrogen efficiently? Where do we stand with the necessary political regulations?
  • How are the roles and business areas of oil companies, OEMs and the municipal energy industry changing in the context of the goal of decarbonisation?
  • How do we navigate the necessary change in the drive and energy transition politically in the right direction? What public-private partnerships can be forged in which both groups of actors can develop their strengths and produce solutions that serve the common good?
  • What contribution can autonomous driving make to the traffic turnaround - and when?

Day 2 | 23.05.2024

Mobility Turnaround - Environmental Connectivity & Shared Mobility

The avoidance of motorised individual transport and the shift to environmental transport stand for a new mode of climate-friendly mobility. This opens up space to rethink our cities and create bold visions: While the road is being redistributed in favour of walking, cycling and micromobility, public transport must face up to the expansion of infrastructure on the fly. Meanwhile, shared mobility and last-mile logistics point the way to a digitally networked future. At the intersection, we address questions about how to manage these growing markets and how to integrate them into an intermodal transport system of the future:

  • Where do we stand after one year of the Deutschlandticket? How do we strengthen the image of local transport? And when will the Germany-wide mobility flat rate come into being, combining public transport and shared mobility?
  • What digital infrastructures and data spaces are needed to link public transport and on-demand transport? How can public transport operators and sharing companies optimally complement each other?
  • How do we finance the mammoth task of expanding infrastructures: from rail networks to fleets to mobility hubs? How do we increase the speed of planning and implementation?
  • What scope is there at the level of municipal administrations for mobility-oriented urban redevelopment and how can this be expanded? How do Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans and other steering elements prove themselves in practice?
  • What new spaces are available for liveable neighbourhoods and what demands do cycling, shared mobility & city logistics place on the city of tomorrow? How can we transfer good examples from Europe to our cities?

Day 3 | 24.05.2024

Tomorrow - Urban Planning & Future Technologies

The Friday of this year's polisMOBILITY is special: while the first two conference days create space for professional exchange between B2B2G, on the last day of the trade fair we will be looking at polisTOMORROW and taking a look at the trends and topics of the next decades. The conference programme is explicitly aimed at interested students - from urban planning to IT to engineering - and interested private individuals.

In the stage programme you can expect future tech trends, engineering art, data juggling and old and new luminaries of visionary urban planning. In between the lectures, female transport officials will invite you to breakfast and there will be the opportunity to talk to possible future employers at the exhibition stands of municipalities and industry.

Students from colleges and universities are cordially invited to an excursion into the world of tomorrow's mobility. You are welcome to register with us as an excursion group with your seminar or course of study at polismobility@mueller-busmann.com. Depending on your subject profile, we will put together a suitable day programme for you.

Review Conference programme 2023

That was the polisMOBILITY Conference 2023. Detailed information on the individual programme items and on the speakers at the last conference can be found here .

Conference programme polisMOBILITY 24.05.2023
Conference programme polisMOBILITY 25.05.2023
Conference programme polisMOBILITY 26.05.2023

Speaker and Hosts 2023

Here you can find out more about speaker and hosts of polisMOBILITY 2023.

Details on the speakers and hosts

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Video recording of the 2023 conference

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Your contact person

  • Lana Horsthemke

    Lana Horsthemke Müller + Busmann GmbH & Co.KG
    Project management

    Hofaue 63
    D-42103 Wuppertal
    Tel. +49 202 24836 43

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Conference partner

Statement Johannes Busmann, Managing Partner polis Convention GmbH

Statement Johannes Busmann, Managing Partner polis Convention GmbH

"The guiding principles of the car-oriented and function-oriented city have determined the premises of urban planning for many decades. Against the backdrop of global technological developments in digitalisation, artificial intelligence and energy storage, we are now on the threshold of a "mobility-friendly" city that will open up completely new possibilities for us to design a sustainable and liveable city. With polisMOBILITY, we want to accompany this change and be a partner in the dialogue between business, science, politics and urban society."