5. RAILWAY FORUM Berlin 2017
30 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
The 5. RAILWAY FORUM Berlin 2017 will take place from 30 till 31 August 2017 in cooperation with Deutsche Bahn AG. The key note of the conference will be „Copetitivness 2025: The agenda of innovation in the mobility sector“.
Under the patronage of Uwe Günther, CPO, Deutsche Bahn AG und Kay Euler, CTO & CQO, Deutsche Bahn AG we organised the conference along 4 strategically important devleopment goals of the rail industry.
Together with you the Deutsche Bahn AG is committed to shape the railway industry incorporating the CIDA-goals: Competetiv, International, Digital, Automated.
Urban Transport 2017
05 Sep 2017 - 07 Sep 2017
The International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment has successfully been reconvened for nearly 25 years, always attracting a wide international spread of delegates. It is well-established as the premier event of its type.
The continuing requirement for better urban transport systems and the need for a healthier environment has added to the increasing success of this annual meeting which attracts international delegates from many different countries. Innovative systems, new approaches and original ideas need to be thoroughly tested and critically evaluated before they can be implemented in practice, which highlights the importance of the meeting. Moreover, there is a growing need for integration with telecommunications systems and IT applications in order to improve safety, security and efficiency. The Meeting also addresses the need to solve important pollution problems associated with urban transport in order to achieve a healthier environment.
The variety of topics covered by the conference reflects the complex interaction of the urban transport systems with their environment and the need to establish integrated strategies. The aim is to arrive at optimal socio-economic solutions while reducing the negative environmental impacts of current transportation systems.
The conference started in Southampton in 1995; continuing in Barcelona (1996); Acquasparta, Italy (1997); Lisbon (1998); Rhodes (1999); Cambridge, UK (2000); Lemnos, Greece (2001); Seville (2002); Crete (2003); Dresden (2004); Algarve (2005); WIT Campus in the New Forest (2006); Coimbra (2007); Malta (2008); Bologna (2009); Limassol (2010); Pisa (2011), A Coruña (2012), Kos (2013), Algarve (2014), Valencia (2015) and Crete (2016). All papers are included in the WIT Transactions and archived in the Wessex Institute’s eLibrary at http://www.witpress.com/elibrary, where they are permanently and easily available to the international community.
The following list covers some of the topics to be presented at Urban Transport 2017. Papers on other subjects related to the objectives of the conference are also welcome.
- Urban transport planning and management
- Urban strategies
- Public transport systems
- Environmental impact
- Economic and social impact
- Safety and security
- Dangerous goods transport
- Travel behaviour studies
- Traffic control
- Traffic accidents
- Transportation modelling and simulation
- Infrastructure development
- Intelligent and advanced transport systems
- City logistics
- Inter-modal transport systems
- Mass transport strategies
- Freight transport
- Railway systems
- Port and city
- Mobility and public space
- Innovative electric transportation
- Eco-mobility transport systems
- Integrated network systems
- Traditional and alternative fuels and energy
- Smart city transport
- Public policies and governance
Website: Wessex Institute
Shift up a gear
06 Sep 2017 - 06 Sep 2017
Before the expected revision of the car CO2 regulation at the end of 2017, this all-day conference will discuss post-2020 CO2 standards for cars and provide a high level stage for policy and technical exchange.
Bringing together key policy experts from the US, China and the EU, as well as representatives from the industry and the research community, the debate will focus on how European car regulation can drive down emissions and accelerate the transition to electric vehicles.
The morning session (9.15 - 13.15) will confront perspectives on the future car standards. It will focus on post-2020 CO2 standards, and put forward options for the introduction of a zero emission vehicle policy in the EU.
Light lunch will be provided.
In the afternoon (14:00 - 17.00) the focus will shift to the future regulatory designs of car standards. This session will touch upon testing procedures and real driving emission tests for CO2, and will be concluded by a panel debate composed of representatives of the institutions, car manufacturers, and environmental organisations.
The following speakers are already confirmed:
- Yunshi Wang (Director, China Center for Energy and Transportation)
- Erik Jonnaert (Secretary General, ACEA)
- Per Kågeson (Director, Nature Associates)
Website: Transport & Environment
ICSD 2017 Conference
06 Sep 2017 - 07 Sep 2017
Conference Objective and Philosophical Framework
The International Conference on Sustainable Development is inspired from the critical challenge of human, environmental, and economic sustainability concerning the present and future generations in a global-scale context.
The 5th ICSD 2017 will be held at the Roma Eventi, Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy
Wednesday 6 to Thursday 7 September, 2017.
The Conference theme is:
"Creating a unified foundation for the Sustainable Development: research, practice and education".
This theme emphasizes the strong foundation that is provided by using research to inform our everyday practices, policies, and analytical approaches.
The 2017 Conference will once again provide a forum for the sharing
of ideas, presentation of research findings, and discussion of
professional issues relevant to Sustainability Science.
This ambition will proceed in a multidisciplinary way across the various fields and perspectives, through which we can address the fundamental and related questions of Sustainable Development. This interdisciplinary forum is for scholars, teachers, and practitioners from any professional discipline who share an interest in—and concern for— sustainability in an holistic perspective, where environmental, cultural, economic and social concerns intersect.
We invite you to submit an abstract in the range of the
following streams within the ICSD2017 program:
1. Economic Sustainability:
Financial Sustainability, SME, MicroFinance,
Emerging Countries, International Trade,
2. Environmental Sustainability:
Water and Soil conservation, Healthcare,
Renewable Energies, Food and Enviromental Legislation
3. Socio-Cultural Sustainability:
Sustainable Urbanism, Education, Human
Development, Psychology, Sociology
We are inviting proposals for paper presentations, posters/exhibits, or virtual presentation. Proposal ideas that extend beyond these thematic areas will also be considered. For more information about the ideas and themes underlying this community send an e-mail at: email@example.com
Virtual participation is available for those who are unable to attend the conference in person. All conference registrants (in-person and virtual) can be published in the European Journal of Sustainable Development or in the Book of Proceedings ICSD 2017 (ISBN).
Aviation Festival 2017
London, United Kingdom
06 Sep 2017 - 08 Sep 2017
The Festival brings together the most innovative airlines and airports to discuss all aspects of customer experience management. No matter where your interest lies – low cost carriers, full service carriers, passenger experience, IT systems, retail or loyalty – we have content, networking and new partners for you!
The conference has grown to cover 5 main areas giving you a choice of topics and sessions to ensure you have a fantastic experience and leave knowing what changes you need to make in your business.
* The World Low Cost Airlines Congress is still a large part of the festival, drawing in low cost carriers from around the world with content catering to all global airlines.
* AirXperience: Innovation in passenger experience technology for the world’s airlines and airports
* Aviation IT Show: Digital Transformation, Data and Infrastructure for the world’s airlines, airports and partners
* Air Retail Show: Retail strategy, merchandising and innovation
* Aviation Marketing Social & Loyalty: Social marketing strategies and loyalty and personalisation strategies for the world’s airlines and airports
The exhibition will feature two full days of content as part of our Innovation Theatre where exhibition visitors will be able to hear about some of the latest innovations from specialist suppliers and airline innovation hubs. Exhibitors will also be showcasing demonstrations at their stands.
Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV)
Millbrook, United Kingdom
06 Sep 2017 - 07 Sep 2017
Cenex-LCV is the UK’s premier low carbon vehicle event incorporating four keys features:
- Technology exhibition split over three halls
- Extensive seminar programme
- Facilitated networking with the low carbon community
- Ride & drive of the latest research & development and commercially available vehicles
LCV is run by Cenex, the UK's first centre of excellence for low carbon and fuel cell technologies with assistance from Supporting Partners including the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, the Office for Low Emission Vehicles, the Department for International Trade, the Advanced Propulsion Centre, the Automotive Council, Innovate UK, the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, and Transport Systems Catapult.
FREVUE - ELIPTIC Workshop
13 Sep 2017 - 13 Sep 2017
The EU projects ELIPTIC and FREVUE will hold a joint workshop in Barcelona on the following topic "the use of public transport electric infrastructure for charging of urban freight vehicles". This workshop is organised especially for local authorities.
In cooperation with the local partners in Barcelona, FREVUE & ELIPTIC organise a workshop on the following topic: the use of PT electric infrastructure for charging urban electric freight vehicles. The workshop will start with a presentation of both projects and a presentation of specific cases, including Barcelona. These presentation will be followed by an interactive session.
In the afternoon, participants will take part in a site visit in the city of Barcelona during which charging infrastructure will be presented.
A draft programme of the workshop can be found below:
- 1- General introduction
- 2- Presentation of ELIPTIC/Pillar C
- 3- Presentation of FREVUE
- 4- ELIPTIC: Pillar C in Barcelona
- 5- FREVUE: Work on electric grid and specific use case
- 7- Interactive session on what cities do/need/plan - and report to the group
- 8- Site visit in Barcelona on the charging infrastructure (afternoon).
he workshop is kindly hosted by TMB.
Attendance to the workshop is free. However, the number of seats is limited. To participate, please register online here.
Cities can be eligible for travel costs reimbursement. To get reimbursed, please contact Polis first.
Next steps for planning policy in Scotland
Central Edinburgh, United Kingdom
14 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
Discussion on priorities for Scotland’s planning system, as the Scottish Government prepares for the expected introduction of a Planning Bill, will be the focus of this conference.
Delegates will assess the Scottish Government’s proposed changes to Scotland’s planning framework at local, regional and national levels and the likely impact on the strategic planning of major infrastructure projects.
They will also discuss opportunities for future-proofing Scotland’s planning system, drawing on lessons from the rest of the UK to assess approaches for tackling the skills shortage within planning, the potential for technological innovation and realising the resilient and sustainable communities outlined in the Scottish Government’s draft energy strategy.
Further sessions consider proposed changes to the planning system aimed at addressing barriers to the delivery of housing in Scotland, and how this may impact on the provision of other vital infrastructure such as telecommunications.
The agenda looks at the possible role of Simplified Planning Zones for housing, changes to funding mechanisms for the planning system such as the rise in planning fees and the proposed infrastructure levy, as well as how proposals such as extending permitted development rights may encourage the infrastructure first approach put forward by the Scottish Government.
Contact Name: Westminster Forum Projects
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Developing a UK Aviation Strategy - Heathrow implementation and the future of airport capacity across the UK
Central London, United Kingdom
14 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
This seminar will examine the development of a new Aviation Strategy for the UK and a National Policy Statement (NPS) on airport expansion.
Following the consultation and review of the draft NPS and the consultation on the design and use of UK airspace, delegates will assess the planning framework for future expansion and the policy priorities for sustainability in the aviation sector.
With the release of the Heathrow 2.0 sustainable expansion plan and the Airports Commission report calling for an effective air quality, sessions will focus on managing the impacts of expansion on air quality, local surface transport and the wider effects on communities throughout the implementation of an expanded Heathrow Airport.
With the seminar also taking place in the context of the decision to leave the EU, those in attendance will discuss the implications on the future of UK airlines and airports operating within the ECAA.
Further sessions will look at the potential for further airport expansion in the South-East and more widely across the UK, and the potential benefits this will bring for trade, growth and future capacity.
Contact Name: Andrew Best
Contact Email: email@example.com
Website: Developing a UK Aviation Strategy
Boosting the Electric Vehicle Market in Europe: Plugging the Sustainability Gap
19 Sep 2017 - 19 Sep 2017
ransport is currently responsible for approximately 20% of greenhouse gas emissions, making it the second largest polluter after the energy industry. Within Europe’s transport sector, 94% of those emissions come from road transport, particularly light-duty vehicles, according to the European Commission. With stringent targets on emissions agreed following the Paris Agreement in 2015, the electric vehicle market represents a fast moving and innovative alternative in what could be the beginning of the end for traditional combustion-powered cars. Revolutions in green technology and automation are driving the future of auto mobility, making a boom in electric vehicles more likely now than ever before.
European Institutions have been key players in encouraging the uptake of cleaner and more efficient vehicles, championing a European strategy and securing financial support through public-private partnerships such as the European Green Vehicles Initiative (EGVI). 2017 is now set to be decisive year for the roll-out of electric recharging infrastructure, in light of the timely submission of Member States’ National Policy Frameworks for the implementation of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive (AFI). The AFI Directive seeks to address consumer anxieties through the deployment of private recharging points, mandating an increase in publicly accessible charging stations and setting EU-wide harmonised standards for charging connectors as well as for user information requirements. These policies support the EU Transport 2050 comprehensive strategy, which set ambitious shifts away from conventionally fuelled cars with the aim of phasing them out of cities completely by 2050.
The automobile industry, which accounts for over 12 million jobs in the EU, will need to rapidly adapt to such a shift in the European economy. Developing innovative solutions to diversify road transport energy sources will not only maintain competitiveness and boost employment, but simultaneously contribute to Europe’s emission reductions. Several important developments have taken place assisting the rollout of a European-wide market for electric and alternative vehicles, though as with any emerging market, some initial problems have hindered its expansion.
Outstanding challenges include a slow consumer uptake, along with a limited range of models available. High costs, long recharge times, emerging safety and standardisation compliance, and a lack of information and awareness, can impact consumer confidence. Further, cooperation between stakeholders, and the question of integrating EV with emerging technologies such as driverless cars and intelligent urban transportation systems, is creating an additional headache for policymakers.
This international symposium invites all key stakeholders for lively discussion on the current framework for electric vehicles and to explore solutions to overcome market barriers whilst plugging the sustainability gap. The symposium will explore the need for flexible partnerships between diverse industries, such as telecommunication, energy providers, manufacturers, suppliers and retailers, to develop innovative solutions across all areas of EV policy and ensure Europe remains a driver of green growth and jobs.
Website: Public Policy Exchange
2017 International Cycling Conference: Bridging the gap between research and practice
19 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
ASTA - Physical Activity through Sustainable Transport Approaches, is organising its final conference in cooperation with the International Cycling Coference (ICC2017) in Mannheim to celebrate the invention of the “Draisine”, a velocipede which is the forerunner of the bicycle, by Karl Drais 200 years ago in the very city of Mannheim, Germany, in 1817.
The International Cycling Conference (ICC) is an interdisciplinary and international meeting organized by the German Environment Agency (UBA).
The ICC aims to bring together a better understanding of all fields relevant to the promotion of active mobility, ranging from the determinants of active mobility to the development and impacts of policies and interventions, including the role of culture and governance.
The special characteristic of the ICC is the collaboration of research and practice. The ICC will give a platform to academics and practitioners involved in research and practice related to cycling and active mobility.
ICC Conference themes
Contributions are welcome to the following themes but are not limited to them:
- (1) Determinants of cycling and walking, e.g. related to the individual transport user(s), to the transport system and the built environment, and to the social environment
- (2) Impacts of cycling and walking, e.g. on the economy, quality of life, health, safety, air pollution, noise, social inequalities and social capital
- (3) Strategies and policies for promoting cycling and walking, e.g. best practice examples and evidence from evaluation studies
- (4) Mobility cultures, e.g. social practices and meanings of cycling and walking
- (5) Governance, stakeholders and networks
- (6) Developing technologies in transport and the future impacts and contributions they may have on active mobility
Abstract submission (max. 350 words): 16 December 2016
Call for Papers and Contributions is available here.
Conference web site: www.uba.de/en/icc2017
PASTA Final Conference, 20 September 2017
The PASTA Final Conference, organised by the World Health Organisation and co-funded by the European Commission will take place on September 20th, 2017 and is fully part of the ICC program.
The ICC and PASTA conference is organised by UBA (German Federal Environment Agency) in cooperation with: City of Mannheim – Cycling Anniversary 2017; European Cyclists’ Federation – ECF Scientists for Cycling; Difu – German Institute of Urban Affairs; GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit; PASTA – Consortium of EU-Project Physical Activity through Sustainable Transport Approaches (PASTA)
Priorities for developing Scotland’s cities and regions - City Deals, partnerships and economic strategy
Central Edinburgh, United Kingdom
20 Sep 2017 - 20 Sep 2017
Delegates at this conference will discuss the future policy priorities for developing Scotland’s cities and regions.
With each of Scotland’s seven city regions at varying stages of the City Deal process, delegates will look at best practice for designing and delivering City Deals, including examples from both Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom.
Further sessions will assess the potential for City Deals to meet the objectives of a range of policies such as the UK-wide Industrial strategy and the Scottish Government’s economic strategy, in terms of stimulating growth, driving innovation and developing skills.
Delegates will discuss opportunities for Scotland’s cities and regions to attract investment and develop international links in advance of the United Kingdom’s forthcoming exit from the European Union, as well as the way forward for developing partnerships with the private sector and promoting inclusive growth.
Contact Name: Stephanie Barr
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
UK Rail Industry Forum
London, United Kingdom
20 Sep 2017 - 20 Sep 2017
This important gathering of senior professionals in the UK rail industry will meet on the 20th September to learn and share strategies for solving the most pivotal issues facing the rail network. Hear innovative solutions on concerns such as capacity and congestion, take away new strategies on railway operations and learn from MTR on their recent franchise bid success. Do not miss the opportunity to join 120+ of the most important rail industry leaders and senior professionals from TOC’s, FOC's, transport bodies, construction and consultancy firms from across the UK. All gathering to receive insight on new models of delivery and technology that is set to transform how our railways are ran.
Website: Waterfront Conference Company
Managing socio-cultural factors during emergencies in public transport systems
20 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
The IMPACT project is glad to invite you to the Final Dissemination Event "Managing socio-cultural factors during emergencies in public transport systems", to be held in Rome (Italy), 21-22 September 2017.
IMPACT is a CSA of the European Commission investigating the key role played by cultural factors in managing safety and security issues related to emergencies in public transport systems.
The final event will bring together experts, researchers, practitioners and relevant stakeholders in the different transport domains, including service providers, first responders, law enforcement and national and international regulators. It will be a great opportunity to:
- create a wider community around the theme of multicultural and social factors in emergency management in transport domains;
- present, validate and discuss the final results achieved by IMPACT;
- exchange best practices and generalise findings with other research Projects and to other domains.
Keynote speakers, like Gert Jan Hofstede and Marcel Altenburg, will provide the impetus for a discussion on current research trends in socio-cultural aspects relevant for ensuring safety and security in modern transport hubs.
The event will also host a panel session dedicated to introducing the LETS-CROWD H2020 project, recently started.
For further information and to subscribe to the event, please visit http://www.impact-csa.eu/events-news/impact-final-event/
Website: IMPACT project
Connecting Europe Conference
21 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
he European Commission, Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE), in cooperation with the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and Ministry of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure of the Republic of Estonia, have the pleasure to invite you to the Connecting Europe Conference taking place in Tallinn at the Nordea Concert Hall on 21-22 September 2017.
The main focus of the conference will be to identify policy actions and financing solutions to invest in the Transport sector with the perspective of the post-2020 EU financial framework.
We look forward to welcoming you and kindly invite you to register at the earliest opportunity: http://www.connectingeu.eu/register.asp
Deadline for registration is 15 September 2017.
For more information about the event, please visit http://www.connectingeu.eu
Should you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact email@example.com
We look forward to welcoming you in Tallinn!
Website: European Commission
Hydrogen for clean transport
22 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
This event brings together the most innovative European hydrogen initiatives in the transport sector.
On Friday 22 September 2017 sector experts will share the latest learnings from the FCH JU funded HyFIVE and H2ME 1 & 2 projects and demonstrate hydrogen technology as the solution to advancing the EU’s air quality and green agenda.
The morning part of the event will be dedicated to the HyFIVE final conference including conclusions from the project and discussions on the benefits of zero-emission hydrogen technology in project regions.
This will give participants the chance to find out how hydrogen technology is closely linked to the EU’s air quality and green agenda and will highlight next steps beyond the project.
In the afternoon, a roundtable hosted by the H2ME project will take place, hosting a discussion about how hydrogen and fuel cell technology (HFC) can support the EU’s decarbonisation goals and how to address the remaining barriers to uptake of HFC technologies in the transport sector.
Website: EC - Research & Innovation
Flight Safety Symposium
London, United Kingdom
26 Sep 2017 - 27 Sep 2017
Three Conferences in One - The Definitive Safety Event
The Flight Safety Symposium showcases the importance of continued improvement in global aviation safety. Get to grips with the latest regulation, advice and best practice worldwide to reduce the chance of accidents. Share your knowledge and listen to others in safety decision maker roles and those that develop products and services in this area to strengthen your safety process and systems going forward.
The event brings together three areas: Commercial Flight Safety, Airline Engineering and Maintenance Safety (AEM) and Air Traffic Control (ATC). By attending, you have access to the three streams allowing you to gain insight across a breadth of topics at one conference. The streams will run simultaneously during the two days allowing you to pick and choose the panels and keynotes that are relevant to you and your business. Also don’t miss the chance to network with like-minded safety professional in our central breakout area.
Website: Flight Global
CIVITAS Forum Conference 2017
Torres Vedra, Portugal
27 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
The CIVITAS Secretariat is glad to announce that this year’s CIVITAS FORUM Conference will take place on 27-29 September 2017 in Torres Vedras, Portugal. The annual event brings together the CIVITAS community from across Europe: hundreds of mobility experts, actors and stakeholders, all of whom are devoted to the development of sustainable urban mobility in their cities. The 15th edition of the CIVITAS Forum Conference will continue the tradition of offering state-of-the-art presentations, interactive workshops and sessions, interesting site visits, not to mention new innovative elements in the programme.
Book the dates 27-29 September in your agendas. Further information (e.g.: programme and calls for speakers) can be found on the event website.
The city of Torres Vedras, one of Portugal’s leading examples in sustainable urban development, was chosen to host the CIVITAS Forum 2017 because of its active involvement in CIVINET Portugal-Spain and the CIVITAS Political Advisory Committee, demonstrating a strong political commitment to sustainable mobility issues and to the CIVITAS Network.
94th UITP Metropolitan Railways Assembly
Vienna , Austria
27 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
94th UITP Metropolitan Railways Assembly – 'Growing cities, growing networks'
The Metro Assembly gathers, once a year, the top-level managers of UITP Metro Division member companies to share news and discuss key issues and challenges at the highest level. Participant members also receive an update on the technical activities developed by the Metro Division in the course of the year and a preview of upcoming working topics.
Under the banner ‘Growing networks, growing cities’, this edition in Vienna will include sessions dedicated to digitalisation.
The Metro Assembly meeting is reserved for the representatives of metro operator companies member of UITP and selected guests (upon invitation by the Metro Assembly Chairman). If you would like to check your eligibility to attend, please contact the UITP secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rethinking the Urban Environment: The EU Transition Towards Smart Cities
28 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
This international symposium will provide an invaluable opportunity to engage with recent policy developments at EU level and scrutinise the future of smart cities globally. It will also enable delegates to analyse recent technological developments and suitable funding opportunities which can underpin the success of future transitions. The event will bring together representatives from the EU and national institutions, the private sector and the civil society to share best practice and provide a broad range of perspectives.
- Discuss the latest developments in the EU policy framework for smart cities
- Analyse existing smart-city projects and share best practice
- Learn about cutting-edge technologies for sustainability in the city
- Develop understanding on which financial sources best suit each project
- Learn how to facilitate investments and enhance cooperation among stakeholders
- Gain insight on big-data solutions and ICT-based applications in the urban environment
- Broaden their network and build constructive partnerships to implement effective smart-city solutions
- Assess how to pre-empt and collaboratively address emerging risks
Website: Public Policy Exchange