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CIVITAS Forum 2016

Start Date: 
Monday, July 11, 2016 - 16:30
End Date: 
Monday, July 11, 2016 - 16:30
Description of Event: 

Get ready to join the CIVITAS Forum 2016 this September in Gdynia, one of Poland’s most progressive cities!

With man’s environmental impacts and global warming creating a myriad of challenges to our planet, it is now the time to implement and encourage cutting-edge initiatives in sustainability.

Urban transport is a major pillar in this direction, making the CIVITAS Forum 2016 – to be held in the port city of Gdynia, Poland, from 28-30 September – the ultimate event for all stakeholders in the urban mobility sector.

Under the banner ‘Shaping the Mobility of Tomorrow’, Europe’s leading annual transport conference will unveil the most sustainable urban transport solutions to date. The event will host a variety of insightful, exciting discussions and sessions from selected experts covering topics such as smart cities, e-buses, inclusive mobility, ITS solutions, urban freight logistics, alternative fuels and shared mobility.

Several high-profile stakeholders, politicians and decision makers are expected to attend or speak at the conference, including Vice-President of the EC Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič, Poland’s Minister of Development Mateusz Morawiecki, and Mayor of Gdynia Wojciech Szczurek.

With the Mayor’s full support, the City of Gdynia is going all the way in making this pivotal event a spectacular one by organising five different site visits: a biking trip, tour of the city centre, e-mobility trolleybus discovery, low emission bus visit and a cuttingedge traffic management centre.

The programme also features plenty of networking opportunities including an intriguing cocktail reception in one of the city’s notable museums and a grand dinner in a five-star venue by the waterfront. The CIVITAS Awards 2016 and the Cycling Challenge 2016 Awards will be instrumental in highlighting best practices and success stories that everyone can learn from and be inspired by. Gdynia, part of the tri-city metropolitan complex that also includes Gdansk and Sopot, has won numerous awards in sustainable urban transport.

The city has been a vigorous participant in CIVITAS-led initiatives such as CIVITAS TELLUS and CIVITAS DYN@MO, representing a great opportunity for the Forum’s attendees to discover a model city in the field. The conference will be hosted at the Pomeranian Science and Technology Park, a beacon of innovation and entrepreneurship in Poland.

Reserve your place by logging on to the CIVITAS website and registering: http://www.civitas.eu/user