Country for PR: United Kingdom
Contributor: PR Newswire Europe
Saturday, June 18 2022 - 04:10
Global Mobility Call becomes the cornerstone for business and governments to build the future sustainable mobility
PARIS, June 17, 2022 /PRNewswireAsianet/ --

The first edition of Global Mobility Call, the world congress on sustainable 
mobility organised by IFEMA MADRID and Smobhub, concluded today with a great 
boost for more sustainable, efficient and inclusive mobility, and with the 
consolidation of the new ecosystem of new mobility's institutional and business 

Global Mobility Call brought together more than 4,500 on-site attendees and 
13,000 online attendees from 40 countries, with more than 1.3 million views of 
the live programme. In addition, 250 journalists have covered the more than 100 
multi-sector dialogues, where over 300 panelists, representatives from public 
and private sectors, entrepreneurs, academics and experts have presented 
proposals, ideas, reports and reflections on the rapid processes of changes in 

Among the main conclusions was the need to carry out national and international 
projects that promote digitalisation, decarbonisation, connectivity, intermodal 
and multimodal transport, industrial transformation, urban design, improvement 
of rural transport, funding and professional services.

The President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, closed the Global 
Mobility Call by stating that this forum "is the best example of the capacity 
for resilience,  ambition to transform, the essential collaboration between the 
public and private sectors, the strength of companies and of Spanish society as 
a whole. Both private and public sectors share a special ability to face 
difficulties and adapt to new scenarios".

He has underlined that the uncertainties provoked by the war "should not delay" 
the sustainable mobility transformation.

In closing the event, the President of the Executive Committee of IFEMA MADRID, 
José Vicente de los Mozos, explained that these days at Global Mobility Call 
have shown "the inspiration and the keys to enter into business of enormous 
proportions, for which priority is to access recovery funds", while the event 
has generated "content and professional networking, which will translate into a 
real boost for sustainable mobility".

"We have to process the vast content and contacts of highest interest which 
have been produced during these days. It will be our job to organise and make 
this important legacy available to the different sectors and the thousands of 
professionals who have participated in Global Mobility Call", he said.

Global Mobility Call has responded to the need to bring together all mobility 
actors at a time of profound transformation. The need to act on both climate 
and energy crises, seizing the opportunity provided by the EUR 800 billion 
NextGenerationEU European recovery funds, has made Global Mobility Call an 
unprecedented opportunity to shape the future of a decarbonised, safe, 
digitised mobility, which respects the planet and the people's health, aligned 
with the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement and the European 
Green Pact.

Among the panellists, Jeffrey Sachs, American economist and specialist in 
sustainable development, called for further digital development of mobility and 
insisted that this be approached as an integrated ecosystem of sectors, just as 
Global Mobility Call does.

Clotilde Delbos, CEO of Mobilize, stressed the need to work towards providing 
users with mobility services tailored to their needs.

Michio Kaku, physicist and futurist, predicted how the quantum physics of the 
future will generate computers that will connect to the brain and the 
robotisation of the automotive industry.

Adina Vălean, European Commissioner for Transport, highlighted the 
opportunity presented by the Next GenerationEU Funds to boost projects in many 
of Europe's mobility sectors. It was also stressed that it is important to make 
this coincide with the drive for energy transition, to make Europe less 
dependent on fossil fuels.

Monica Araya, Climate Mobility Advisor and member of the ClimateWorks & 
Partners' Steering Committee suggested incorporating into the sustainable 
mobility agenda the questions of generating employment, fostering talent and 
economic value, at a time when countries are trying to remain within supply 
chains, and society is very anxious about the climate crisis and the retraining 
of labour in many sectors.

Urban planner and MIT professor Carlo Ratti called for reflection on deep 
structural changes in the mobility of people, jobs and products, at a time of 
disruption accelerated by the Covid crisis and war.

More information:

Marta Cacho, Directrice de la Communication,
Elena Valera, Presse Internacionale, 


Source: Global Mobility Call