Hannover’s micromobility expo deepens forum insights for year 2

Hannover is gearing up for the second appearance of the micromobility expo this May (14-16), sharing mobility ideas, solutions and concepts.

Covering lightweight vehicles – think bicycles, cargo bikes, e-scooters and the like – as well as mobility infrastructures and services, the show runs over three days, the final one dedicated to the public while the first two are aimed at city urban planning departments, tourist info centres and urban and council authorities.

The show also targets commercial buyers, dealers, logistics companies, fleet managers, railway station managers, repair shops, nursing and home assistance services, and punters/end consumers.

The forum element will continue to be key for the show and this year will draw on an expanded bank of expertise, including Berlin’s Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment (IZT).

Among panel discussions, speed presentations and elevator pitches, the spotlight will be shone on options for achieving a green mobility transformation in cities, with a particular focus on integrated micromobility solutions. Local public transport and neighbourhood development will also be key discussion topics, with both having a profound impact on city residents’ immediate surroundings.

“The forum was already one of the big highlight events at last year’s premiere,” said Simona Erdmann, the director at Deutsche Messe in charge of the micromobility expo. “By joining forces with the IZT we are infusing the conference program with fresh ideas. The IZT’s own R&D programs and mobility transformation strategies, which aim to ensure that future mobility concepts for business and society are sustainability focused, will make a valuable contribution in this regard.”

There’s more on the show at the official site.