micromobility expo 2020, 14 - 16 May
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Deutsche Messe and IZT

Deutsche Messe and Berlin's Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment (IZT) have agreed to work closely together on organizing the 2020 micromobility expo forum. The IZT's involvement will further strengthen the forum, last year's inaugural edition of which was organized by Deutsche in cooperation with the Hannover Braunschweig Göttingen Wolfsburg Metropolitan Region (Metropolregion).

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The objective of Deutsche Messe's collaborative approach is to establish the micromobility expo and its three-day supporting forum as the leading micromobility showcase in Germany and internationally for both industry insiders and consumers. The second micromobility expo for lightweight vehicles and mobility infrastructures and services will be held from 14 to 16 May 2020 at the Hannover Exhibition Center, Germany.

"The forum was already one of the big highlight events at last year's premiere," commented Simona Erdmann, the director at Deutsche Messe in charge of the micromobility expo. "By joining forces with the IZT we are infusing the conference program with fresh ideas. The IZT's own R&D programs and mobility transformation strategies, which aim to ensure that future mobility concepts for business and society are sustainability focused, will make a valuable contribution in this regard."

Holistic solutions for urban areas

The three-day forum is an opportunity for attendees to learn about new mobility concepts and solutions and share ideas with experts from industry, policy and public administration. The form will feature a comprehensive offering of speed presentations, panel discussions and elevator pitches. This year, the spotlight will be on options for achieving a green mobility transformation in cities, with a particular focus on integrated micromobility solutions. Local public transport and neighborhood development will also be key discussion topics since both have a profound impact on city residents' immediate surroundings.

"In the future, smart mobility systems will have a decisive influence on the quality of life of urban dwellers. Decarbonization, electric vehicles, fair and efficient space utilization, clean air and public amenities that foster social interaction are all vital to making densely populated cities attractive places to live. Micromobility, in particular, will play a decisive role in giving everyone access to sustainable urban mobility," explained Professor Stephan Rammler, Scientific Director at the IZT. Rammler, who is an expert on sustainable mobility concepts, is currently focused on exploring the relationship between digitalization and sustainability.

The micromobility expo's visitor target audience includes professionals from municipal and urban authorities, city urban planning departments and tourist information centers. The show also targets commercial buyers, dealers, logistics companies, fleet managers, railway station managers, repair shops, nursing and home assistance services, and end consumers.

The first two days of the show are reserved for industry professionals, while the final day, Saturday16 May, will feature an extensive and action-packed program offering plenty of interest for consumers and professionals alike.

About the IZT

The IZT is an independent research institute which runs its own research programs, organizes events for the scientific community and for the public, provides experts opinions, and advises clients from politics, business, culture and civil society. Its central focus is on researching and developing ecologically, socially and intergenerationally robust strategies for economies and societies. Sustainability and quality-of-life considerations are among the principal success metrics the IZT applies to all of its R&D and consulting work.

About Metropolregion

Metropolregion Hannover Braunschweig Göttingen Wolfsburg GmbH (Metropolregion) develops, runs and supports innovative projects in the transport, eMobility, energy efficiency, resource efficiency, healthcare, culture and creative arts sectors. The company is owned by the four cities that make up its name, the state of Lower Saxony and a number of associations of cities, districts, municipalities, enterprises and research institutes in the region. Metropolregion operates Europe's biggest municipal e-vehicle fleet.

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