SOURCE: Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan

April 19, 2011 08:32 ET

Frost & Sullivan to Host 3rd Annual Industry Event on "Urban Mobility 3.0"

2 Days for Parliament, Industry and Academy to Debate Growth Opportunities in Smart Mobility Business Models, Infrastructure and eService Platforms

LONDON--(Marketwire - Apr 19, 2011) - Frost & Sullivan will be hosting its 2011 interactive workshop entitled 'Urban Mobility 3.0: Growth Opportunities in Smart Mobility Business Models, Infrastructure and eService Platforms' in London on 15th and 16th June. Following its inaugural event in 2009 and its successor in 2010, this third annual consecutive workshop will be looking at urbanisation and the growth of mega-cities as general global developments and their profound impact on personal mobility and the car of the future.

The two day event is designed to debate, discuss and provide recommendations to the industry on new urban mobility models and how this trend can provide opportunities for government, public sector and corporations to align their future mobility vision, products and services toward customers' unmet needs. The event will also debate and discuss the role of electric vehicles as a sustainable transport of the future.

"Concepts like bike and car sharing, integrated door-to-door transport solutions, inter-modality, smart phone-based urban mobility solutions and Automotive Application stores will become common place in the future urban world," says Frost & Sullivan Partner and Automotive & Transportation Practice Director, Mr. Sarwant Singh.

"Electric vehicles were the central focus point for our first event held in 2009, and in 2010 we discussed the necessary infrastructure for vehicle technologies of the future," he continues. "This year's logical step therefore is the combination of those two in light of global mega trends shaping future urban mobility patterns."

Day one of the workshop will take place at the House of Lords in the House of Parliament and will facilitate a panel of parliamentarians and industry as well as academic experts discussing the many facets of urban mobility. The objective of the discussion is to help government and industry think about contrasting future mobility scenarios. The conversation will take the form of a debate: on one side, those in favour of the development of sustainable personal transport (i.e. cars), on the other, those in favour of developing sophisticated multi-modal public transport. Each panel will discuss the future of mobility within their transport mode and attempt to prove why, where and how government policies should support their industry.

Day two of the event will be held at 116 Pall Mall in London's Westminster and feature keynote speeches and panel discussions with both experts from the Automotive industry and the academic world, including:

  • Isabel Dedring
    Mayor of London's Environment Advisor
    Greater London Authority, United Kingdom

  • Philip Dingle
    Power Utilities and Networks Segment Manager, Electrical Sector
    Eaton Corporation

  • Klaus Dehnert
    Director Sales & Marketing Vehicle Group EMEA
    Eaton Corporation

  • Dr. Walter Hoogland
    Coordinator of Sustainability Research Programmes
    Universiteit van Amsterdam (member of Advisory board of the Amsterdam Smart City project)

  • Dr. Bernhard Blättel
    Director Project Mobility Services, BMW AG

  • Robert Henrich
    CEO, car2go (a subsidiary of Daimler)

  • Charles Bradshaw-Smith
    President of Micropower Europe
    E.ON AG

  • Ian Allen
    Manager Environmental Strategy & Ampera
    General Motors

  • Michael Hurwitz
    Director
    Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV)

  • Alexander Sixt
    Head of Corporate Development
    SIXT AG

  • Andrew Everett
    Head of Transport
    Technology Strategy Board (TSB)

  • Christian Schlosser, Ph.D.
    Chief, Urban Transport Section
    Human Settlements Financing Division
    UN-Habitat

  • Jan Cupal
    Senior Technology Manager
    Verbund - Austrian Renewable Power GmbH

  • Sarwant Singh
    Partner and Practice Director Automotive & Transportation
    Frost & Sullivan

If you are interested in more information on Frost & Sullivan's interactive event 'Urban Mobility 3.0: Growth Opportunities in Smart Mobility Business Models, Infrastructure and eService Platforms', please e-mail Katja Feick, Corporate Communications, at katja.feick@frost.com.

A limited number of complimentary passes are available to members of the media. Please also visit the event website for more background information: www.gil-global.com/urbanmobility

Official Sponsor of 'Urban Mobility 3.0' is Eaton Corporation. For more information visit: www.eaton.com.

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