MOVE 2020 puts urban mobility and cyclist behaviour in the spotlight

Urban mobility-focused MOVE is returning to London ExCel between 11-12 February this year, with a 300 stand exhibition and a thousand speaker agenda.

The event is expected to double in size and scope from last year’s launch, which saw around 3,000 urban mobility figures from across the globe attend.

This year, the conference will feature a thousand speakers across 500 sessions and 15 content tracks, covering what MOVE describes as the ‘entire ecosystem’ of urban mobility. Sessions on ticketing, revenue and payments, mapping and GIS, security, liability and regulation, smart traffic and drones, will all be added to this year’s agenda.

Keynote speakers from Lyft, Lilium, Oxbotica, KPMG, Magna International and Royal Dutch Shell will feature at the event, while the likes of Nissan, Toyota, Renault, Volvo and Jaguar Land Rover, amongst others, have confirmed their attendance.

“MOVE is all about spotlighting creative solutions that pave the way towards a sustainable future for urban transport,” said Conference Director Cormac Cronin Martin. “The speakers we’ve signed up this year are true disruptors in the industry. And that’s exactly what we’re looking for – we’ve got a bold vision and we need people who aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo.”

The exhibition will include 200 leading transport innovators, accompanied by 250 start-ups making waves on the mobility scene. Over 6,000 transport leaders across government, automotive, logistics and energy are expected to attend.

Those in the cycling industry may be interested in the show’s active mobility content, which will inform attendees of the regulatory restraints and limitations surrounding active mobility from big players such as Lime and Zagster, while looking at examples and variations of active mobility around the world.

New active mobility solutions and designs will be on show at the exhibition, accompanied by a test track, while CXOs from cycling, transport, mobility, infrastructure and supply chain-related backgrounds will also be in attendance.

At the forefront of the active mobility presence of MOVE 2020 is the Cyclist Behaviour Panel: Factors Driving Change, chaired by CI.N’s Mark Sutton, which will be putting cyclist behaviour on debate; what is motivating the rise in active mobility, are people warming up to electrified modes of this, and whether active mobility is becoming a priority on our roads, are among some of the questions to be debated during the panel.

Joined by international participants, the speakers include Lucas Harms, Managing Director of the Dutch Cycling Industry, and Amit Gupta, Co-Founder and CEO of Yulu Bikes.

Another session taking place of interest to the cycle industry is the Favourable Micromobility Regulation Panel: Showing Leadership at City and State Level, which will debate some of the fundamental aspects surrounding policy and regulation, including input from industry stakeholders.

MOVE 2020 will take place 11-12 February at London ExCel.

Hayley Everett

Multimedia Reporter

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