Open Stage Café


Presentations, discussions and great coffee


22 MAY

09.30-10.00: 5G trials for future of transport and mobility

Hosted by the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom 

  • Speaker: Alina Koskela, Special adviser, 5G Momentum


10.00 - 10.30: The role of policy in the big data landscape - The case of Transforming Transport 

Hosted by INTRASOFT International

  • Speaker: Akrivi Vivian Kiousi, Senior Business Development Manager, Head of Transport Lab, INTRASOFT International


10.30 - 11.00: How to Generate Wider Economic Benefits from Transport Corridor Investments—Evidence from South Asia

Hosted by SuM4All

  • Speaker: Muneeza Alam, Economist, Transport Global Practice, World Bank


11.00 - 11.30: Air Connectivity and Benefits of Aviation

Hosted by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) 

  • Speaker: Toru Hasegawa, Deputy Director, Economic Development, Air Transport Bureau of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) 


12.00 - 12.30: Catenary electrified trucks: Field trial on A5 in Hessen and outlook

Hosted by Siemens and Hessen Mobil

  • Speakers: Patrik Akerman, Head of Business Development Siemens eHighway and Dr. Reußwig, Head of the Department for Intelligent Transport Systemsworks, Hessen Mobil


12.45 - 13.15: Promoting Electric Mobility in Developing Countries

Hosted by the Global Green Growth Institute

  • Speaker: James Seong-Cheol Kang, Principal Transport Specialist, Global Green Growth Institute


13.15 -13.45: Ride Fair: A Policy Framework for Managing Transport Network Companies

Hosted by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP)

  • Speakers: Heather Thompson, CEO, ITDP and Ramón J. Cruz, International Policy Program Director, ITDP


16.00 -16.45: Israel as the Auto Tech Hub

Hosted by the Prime Minister's Office of the State of Israel 

  • Speaker: Himmat Younis, Head of International and Education Programs, Prime Minister's Office of the State of Israel 


16.45 - 17.15: Transport GenderLab: a regional initiative towards improving public transportation systems with a gender focus

Hosted by the InterAmerican Development Bank

  • Speaker: Maria Agustina Calatayud, Senior Transport Specialist at the InterAmerican Development Bank


17.15 - 17.45: The TRUE initiative - How remote sensing data is helping to shape Ultra Low Emission zones policy

Hosted by the FIA Foundation and the International Council on Clean Transportation

  • Speakers: Sheila Watson, Director of Environment and Research, FIA Foundation and Yoann Bernard, Researcher, the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)


17.45 - 18.15: Digital Transport: Mapping public transport for innovation and integration in Africa, Latin America and beyond

Hosted by World Resources Institute 

  • Speaker: Benjamin Welle, Director, Integrated Transport & Innovation, Mobility Program, World Resources Institute


23 MAY

09.30-10.00: Better Cities: The Role of National Transport Policy

Hosted by the London School of Economics

  • Speakers: Catarina Heeckt, Project Manager, LSE Cities and Philipp Rode, Executive Director, LSE Cities


10.00 - 10.30: Transport Management in High-Risk Road Areas

Hosted by Total

  • Speaker: Philippe Girard, Head of Road Transport Department, Total


10.30 - 11.00: Powering cities in the age of disruptive mobility: TRAFI x BVG case study 

Hosted by TRAFI

  • Speaker: Christof Schminke, Managing Director Germany, TRAFI


13.00 -14.00: Series of Presentations

Hosted by the State of Saxony

1. Innovative Decentralised Safety Logic - a cost efficient railway safety and control system for regional lines

  • Speaker: Dr. Martin Sommer

2. Rail-City Portal: Enabler for Sustainable City Logistics

  • Speaker: Daniel Haalboom

3. From assisted to automated rail driving - concept and campus for regional mobility

  • Speaker: Prof. Dr. Uwe Götze


15.30 -16.00: Financing Hybrid PPP

Hosted by KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH

  • Speaker:  Carsten Wiebers, Managing Director - Global Head Aviation, Mobility & Transport, KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH, Frankfurt am Main, Germany


16.00 -16.30: Improving Conectivity and Accessibility throughout Micromobility. Challenges and Meanings

Hosted by GROW, NUMO Alliance and ITF

  • Speakers: Sergio Romo, CEO and Co-Founder GROW, Carlos Pardo, Senior Manager, City Pilots, NUMO Alliance and Stephen Perkins, Head of Research and Policy Analysis, ITF


16.30 - 17.15: Conversation with Dan Sperling

Speaker:  Professor Daniel Sperling, Ph.D. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis


17.15-18.00: Future accessibility impacts of transport policy scenarios: equity and sensitivity to travel-time thresholds

Hosted by ITF Young Researcher Award Winner

  • Speaker: Dr. Rafael H. M. Pereira,  Institute for Applied Economic Research, Brazil - University of Oxford, UK


18.00: ITF Awards Ceremony