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Reducing congestion and fostering faster, greener and cheaper transport options.

Smart Mobility will bring together the leading stakeholders from mass transit, smart mobility and urban planning companies to discuss and reveal what the future holds for the Middle East and Africa.

The unrestricted movement of goods and services, and the flexibility and integration of different modes of transportation is integral to the long-term success of our cities. However, congestion, aging infrastructure and rapid urbanization are intensifying the need for radical mobility solutions.

The content will focus on the future of urban mobility and outline what specifically needs to be done now to ensure cities are positioned to beat the challenges of the future.

Key themes to be covered, include:

  • Forecasting the disruptive trends that will have a transformative impact on the mobility landscape
  • What will the region’s roads look like in 2050?
  • Electric vehicle charging infrastructure: best-in-class case studies on successful international roll-outs
  • Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) market projections for the MENA region over the next decade

Agenda

10:30 - 11:00 Opening keynote address
Mohammed Al Muallem, Executive Vice President, DP World
*Taking place in the Hypermotion Lab
11:00 - 12:00 Mass transport systems post Covid-19
Moderator: Martin Tillman, Board Member, CIHT (Dubai Group) & Director, Strategic Planning & Advisory, AECOM
Dimitris Bountolos, Chief Information & Innovation Officer, Ferrovial
Jens Martin Skibsted, Partner, Manyone
Kenneth Cobb, Associate Director - Transport Planning & Mobility, WSP
12:00 - 13:00 Achieving net-zero through smart mobility
Moderator: H.E. Dr. Nasser Saidi, Chairman, CEBC MENA 
Mike Hawes, CEO, Society of Motors Manufacturers & Traders 
Saif Ghubash, Director of Land Transport, Ministry of Infrastructure Development 
Bassel Al Nahlaoui, Managing Director – Mobility, Careem 
Gary D. West, Managing Director, Future Mobility & OnStar Middle East Operations, General Motors Africa & Middle East
Taavi Roivas, Chairman, Auve Tech 
13:00 - 14:00 How ready are we for Autonomous Vehicles?
Moderator: Lucy Hedges, Technology Journalist, Metro UK & BBC
Chris Thomas, Co-founder & Partner, Assembly Ventures 
Gabriel Sallah, Autonomous Driving and Solutions Lead @ GBB HPC, Microsoft
Dr. Nahid Sidki, Chief Technology Officer, Research Products Development Company (RPDC)
Gary D. West, Managing Director, Future Mobility & OnStar Middle East Operations, General Motors Africa & Middle East
14:00 - 15:00 Smart Mobility Showcase GCC Project No 1: The Red Sea Development Project
Andreas Flourou, Executive Director of Operations, The Red Sea Development Company (KSA)
15:00 - 16:00 Why the future of mobility is electric?
Moderator: Lucy Hedges, Technology Journalist, Metro UK & BBC
Mark Carson, Customer Experience and Quality Director - Africa, Middle East, Pacific, Renault
Kevin Chaloub, Founder & CEO, EV Lab
Andreas Furlinger, Founder & CEO, APELEON
16:00 - 17:00 What do investors look for in future mobility start-ups?
Moderator: Chris Thomas, Co-founder & Partner, Assembly Ventures
Mike Granoff, CEO & Co-Founder, Maniv Mobility
Sebastian Peck, Partner, Kompas
Dimitris Bountolos, Group Chief Information & Innovation Officer, Ferrovial 
17:00 Close
10:00 - 11:00 Mobility Leaders Roundtable
Moderator: Kelsey Warner, Future Editor, The National
Balkiz Sarihan, Head of UAM Strategy Execution & Partnerships, Airbus
Oliver Walker-Jones, Head of Marketing, Joby Aviation 
Rahul Vijay, Head of Direct Tech Deals & Supply Chain, Uber 
Peter Littau, Commercial Lead VoloDrone, Volocopter
Abdullah Al Shamsi, Senior Director of Future of Things, Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects
11:00 - 12:00 How will new mobility solutions shape future cities?
Anthony Foxx, Former US Transportation Secretary (2013-17) & Chief Policy Officer, Lyft
*Taking place in the Hypermotion Lab
12:00 - 13:00 What will the region’s roads look like in 2050?
Moderator: Jonathan Spear, Chair, CIHT (Dubai Group) & Policy and Strategy Advisor, Atkins Acuity
Prof. Dr. Sabih Khisaf, VP International, Institution of Civil Engineers
Andrew Stevenson, Transport & Built Environment Sector Leader, Middle East, Mott MacDonald
Dr. Nahid Sidki, Chief Technology Officer, Research Products Development Company (RPDC)
Dr. Georges Aoude, CEO & Co-Founder, Derq
13:00 - 14:00 Smart Mobility Showcase Project No 2: Nissan Motor Co.'s Customer Centricity Transformation Journey
Hussein M. Dajani, General Manager, Digital and CX Transformation, AMIO, Nissan Motor Co.
14:00 - 15:00 How deliverable is urban air mobility?
Moderator: Dr. Patrick Noack, Executive Director – Future Foresight & Imagination, Dubai Future Foundation
Oliver Walker-Jones, Head of Marketing, Joby Aviation
Corvin Huber, Chief Executive Officer, D3 Technologies
Duncan Walker, CEO, Skyports
Jon Michaeli, Global Head of Sales & Business Development, Matternet
Andreas Fürlinger, Founder & CEO, APELEON
15:00 - 16:00 Building the MENA’s first $1.5bn unicorn: the story behind the transportation startup
Moderator: Vikas A. Aggarwal, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise, INSEAD
Rachid Maalouli, Global Head of Strategy, Innovation and Corporate Development, Swvl
16:00 - 17:00 Smart Mobility Showcase Project No 4
Francois Portal, Program Director Cabline, MND
17:00 Close
10:00 - 11:00 Panel session: Funding & financing smart mobility infrastructure in the GCC
Shailendra Kaushik, Co-Founder, Cities Forum
Stephan Gobert, Chief Strategy, Innovation & Customer Experience Officer, ENGIE
Ahmed Hafez, Regional Director, Via
11:00 - 12:00 Panel session: Rethinking public ridership: new mobility solutions
Moderator: Meto Trajkovski, Partner (Transport & Logistics), Boston Consulting Group 
Amir Melad, General Manager, Middle East, TIER 
Saad Pall, General Manager, MENAP, Uber 
Ahmed Hafez, Regional Director, Via
Dr. Hamad Al Jassmi, Associate Professor & Director, Emirates Centre For Mobility Research 
12:00 - 13:00 Panel session: Infrastructure resilience in an uncertain world
Moderator: Hoda Al Khzaimi, Director, Center of Cyber Security, NYU-Abu Dhabi & President, Emirates Digital Association for Women
Dr. Bushra Al Blooshi, Head of Research & Innovation, Dubai Electronic Security Center
Ghaith Al Darmaki, Chief Technology Officer, Asyad Group
13:00 - 13:40 Presentation: 5G as an enabler of future mobility
Baha Al Lawati, Vice President Enterprise, Omantel
13:40 - 14:20 Presentation: Smart Mobility Showcase Project No 3
Gabriel Sallah, Autonomous Driving and Solutions Lead @ GBB HPC, Microsoft
14:40 - 15:30 Presentation: Case study presentation: Micro-mobility 
Omar Kandil, Public Affair Manager – Middle East, LiME 
15:00 Close

Speakers

Balkiz Sarihan photo

Balkiz Sarihan

Head of UAM Strategy Execution & Partnerships, Airbus

Chris Thomas photo

Chris Thomas

Co-founder & Partner, Assembly Ventures

Meto Trajkovski photo

Meto Trajkovski

Partner (Transport & Logistics), Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Bassel Al Nahlaoui photo

Bassel Al Nahlaoui

Managing Director – Mobility, Careem

Shailendra Kaushik photo

Shailendra Kaushik

Co-Founder, Cities Forum

Dr. Nasser Saidi photo

Dr. Nasser Saidi

Chairman, CEBC MENA

Jonathan Spear photo

Jonathan Spear

Chair, CIHT (Dubai Group) & Policy and Strategy Advisor, Atkins Acuity

Martin Tillman photo

Martin Tillman

Board Member, CIHT (Dubai Group) & Director, Strategic Planning & Advisory, AECOM

Kevin Chalhoub photo

Kevin Chalhoub

Founder & CEO, EV Lab

Corvin Huber photo

Corvin Huber

Chief Executive Officer, D3 Technologies

Dr. Georges Aoude photo

Dr. Georges Aoude

CEO & Co-Founder, Derq

Abdullah  Al Shamsi photo

Abdullah Al Shamsi

Senior Director of Future of Things, Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP)

Mansoor Al Malik photo

Mansoor Al Malik

Executive Director Policy & Legislation Division, Dubai Customs

Dr. Bushra Al Blooshi photo

Dr. Bushra Al Blooshi

Head of Research & Innovation, Dubai Electronic Security Center

Patrick Noack photo

Dr. Patrick Noack

Executive Director – Future Foresight & Imagination, Dubai Future Foundation

Dr. Hamad Al Jassmi photo

Dr. Hamad Al Jassmi

Associate Professor & Director, Emirates Centre For Mobility Research

Stephan Gobert photo

Stephan Gobert

Chief Strategy, Innovation & Customer Experience Officer, ENGIE

Gabriel Sallah photo

Gabriel Sallah

Autonomous Driving and Solutions Lead @ GBB HPC, Microsoft

Gary D. West photo

Gary D. West

Managing Director, Future Mobility & OnStar Middle East Operations, General Motors Africa & Middle East

Monica Hernandez Alarcon photo

Monica Hernandez Alarcon

Director of Human Resources, General Motors Africa & Middle East

Vikas A. Aggarwal photo

Vikas A. Aggarwal

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise, INSEAD

Sabih Khisaf photo

Prof. Dr. Sabih Khisaf

VP International, Institution of Civil Engineers

Oliver Walker-Jones photo

Oliver Walker-Jones

Head of Marketing, Joby Aviation

Sebastian Peck photo

Sebastian Peck

Partner, Kompas

Omar Kandil photo

Omar Kandil

Public Affairs Lead, Middle East, Lime

Michael Granoff photo

Michael Granoff

Managing Director, Maniv Mobility

Lucy Hedges photo

Lucy Hedges

Technology Editor/ Travel Show Presenter , Metro UK / BBC

Saif Ghubash photo

Saif Ghubash

Director of Land Transport, Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure

Francois Portal photo

Francois Portal

Program Director Cabline, MND

Andrew Stevenson photo

Andrew Stevenson

Transport & Built Environment Sector Leader, Middle East, Mott MacDonald

Hussein M. Dajani photo

Hussein M. Dajani

General Manager, Digital and CX Transformation, AMIO, Nissan Motor Co.

Baha Al Lawati photo

Baha Al Lawati

Vice President Enterprise, Omantel

Mark Carson photo

Mark Carson

Customer Experience and Quality Director - Africa, Middle East, Pacific, Renault Middle East

Mike Hawes photo

Mike Hawes

CEO, Society of Motors Manufacturers & Traders

Rachid Maalouli photo

Rachid Maalouli

Global Head of Strategy, Innovation and Corporate Development, Swvl

Andreas Flourou photo

Andreas Flourou

Executive Director of Operations, The Red Sea Development Company

Amir Melad photo

Amir Melad

General Manager, Middle East, TIER Mobility

Saad Pall photo

Saad Pall

General Manager, MENAP, Uber

Rahul Vijay photo

Rahul Vijay

Head of Direct Tech Deals & Supply Chain , Uber

Ahmed Hafez photo

Ahmed Hafez

Regional Director, Via

Peter Littau photo

Peter Littau

Commercial Lead VoloDrone, Volocopter

Kenneth Cobb photo

Kenneth Cobb

Associate Director - Transport Planning & Mobility, WSP

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