“European Mobility Expo”… This exhibition may not ring a bell… Previously known as the “Public Transport Exhibition”, it has become an unmissable event for transport professionals. Zoom on this major mobility event, normally scheduled from 23 to 25 June at Paris Porte de Versailles. It has finally been postponed from 15 to 17 December 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The mobility exhibition for more than 15 years
During three days, the European Mobility Expo will be held at the Porte de Versailles. In a few figures, it is 30,000 m² invested by more than 11,000 professional mobility participants, more than 250 international exhibitors, 150 European journalists and finally 12 international associations. Two years ago, EUMO Expo hosted Transdev, Bombardier Transport, Cykleo, Cerema, EvoBus France, RATP Group, Instant System, Iveco Bus, Klaxit, MyBus, Smoove, SNCF, Zenbus, Thales and others. To find the list of exhibitors in 2018, please click here.https://youtu.be/kargmDXiTSs
This exhibition, around mobility and urban transport, is an initiative of GART (Transportation Authorities Group) and UTP ( Public transport and Railway Union). Through this event, several topics will be discussed during workshops and conferences. In summary : Mobility as a Service, Smart Cities, energetic transition, opening up to competition, and much more… An excellent opportunity for exchange, many conferences, round tables and debates will take place throughout the exhibition.
The city of Hamburg, guest-star of the European Mobility Expo
As the second largest city in Germany, Hamburg is “the largest logistics and transport hub in Northern Europe” according to EUMO Expo. With its 5.4 million inhabitants, the metropolis of Hamburg is a model for urban mobility. Ranked as the tenth most liveable city in the world by The Economist in 2017, the city is focusing on the development of “safe and diversified forms of mobility”. Between 2008 and 2017, the distance travelled by public transport was doubled by 68% and by bicycle by 55%. The European Mobility Expo will thus be an opportunity for the German city to present its innovative projects and solutions. In summary : presentation of its MaaS SWITCHH platform, its ioki/VHH electric shuttle system, the deployment of fully automated shuttles (HEAT) and the extension of its urban rail services by 2035 .
Highlights of EUMO Expo
During the European Mobility Expo one of the most anticipated events will be the “Smart Move Challenge”. Indeed, this competition with an international scope, gives the opportunity to several start-ups to present their projects. On the programme: Twenty start-ups in the running. Three categories of tools and services. A jury of professionals and major players in the field of mobility. At the end : Three winners, a €10,000 grant, a stand at the next exhibition, an acceleration program and a partnership. If you wish to participate, you have until 12 October. Do not hesitate to take a look at the page dedicated to the challenge.
Finally, it should be noted that eco-mobility will be highlighted with a 600m2 space exclusively dedicated to bicycles. With the current health crisis and the implementation of temporary bicycle paths in several cities around the world, this means of transport should be highly popular in the future. For this reason, the European Mobility Expo has decided to bring together the various players in the market. That is to say, manufacturers, equipment manufacturers, service providers, designers, street furniture companies, experts, associations…