Maison de l’Automobile, Brussels 9th July 2013

Novotel Brussels Centre - Tour Noire, Brussels, Tuesday 9th July 2013

This important new event will explore the fast expanding concept of ‘collective car’ provision and ways of integrating new forms of car ownership and use with total urban mobility, including the challenges and opportunities for passenger transport operators and city authorities to build new relationships and combined mobility products, information and payment systems.

Speakers will include experts in changing patterns of travel and customer behaviour, the new car share offers being made by automotive, manufacturing and rental sectors and the experience of transport operators and authorities in building car related travel into their offer and the lessons from bike sharing.

There will also be a perspective from the European Union on this element of transport policy.



Car sharing & Urban Mobility: Next Steps
(programme subject to change)


9am       Registration and coffee


9.15am Introduction & welcome

               Peter Stonham, Car Share Europe / New Transit

9.30am Shared mobility in the transport mix – a new future for liveable cities

        Mark Major, Urban Mobility Unit, European Commission

‘The role of car share in sustainable urban transport frameworks.’

How the EU is working with stakeholders to deliver targeted EU-level action achieve high quality and sustainable urban transport and mobility for all users as part of the transport policy white paper objectives.

   Martyn Briggs, Mobility Programme Manager, Frost & Sullivan

Global leaders in change management and emerging trends.

‘The growing significance and changing attitudes towards car sharing - who is shaping the market?’

The world of urban mobility is in the middle of a revolution. The future is in integration and mediation between different parties with connectivity about getting around. Car sharing will play a major part in this.


Giles Bailey, Directer Group Marketing Strategy

‘The disruptive challenges to urban mobility up to 2020: new players are changing the game.’

Any period of change brings with it disruption - and this disruption provides challenging opportunities for the evolvement of strategic urban planning and the supporting technologies. We can be sure the future will be different from today. But how? 

10.45     Networking and refreshment break

11.00     Car sharing and urban mobility: creating the right framework.


Dr Johannes Theissen, Team Red, Berlin

Team Red offer expert consultancy in transport and mobility. Clients include German Institute of Urban Affairs, Veolia Environmental Services & German Association of the Automotive Industry.

Expanding access to car sharing through the smart mobility card’

Providing the vehicles is not the final solution - thought needs to be given to how users will pay for the use and access the vehicle.


                Nicole Harper, Graduate Student,

                Environmental management and Policy at Lund University Sweden

                ‘Contexualize car sharing within resource efficiency’


Nico Garbriel, Drive Now (BMW/Sixt) TBC

‘Point to point car sharing - a big city option - but how does it work with public


Drive Now is the joint car sharing venture between BMW and Sixt and represents the automotive manufacturers strategic move to be a genuine mobility provider. It includes providing car sharing but also wider in-car transport information to drivers.


                Sebastian Schlebusch, nextbike - The bike sharing system

Next Bike offers a large international network of rental bikes in more than 80 cities across the World

Integrating the metropolradruhr bike sharing project into the public transport system of the Ruhr Areas offers a win-win situation for all.

‘Bike sharing and public transport - a strategic alliance in the Ruhr Area’

Lessons can be learnt from the explosion in integrated public bike sharing schemes - complementing eco-friendly transport from door to door, by linking with public transport networks.


12.20     Panel discussion featuring the morning speakers

An opportunity to further explore the issues raised and develop links between all the players in the new mobility mix. 

13.00     Networking lunch

 13.45     Car sharing/car clubs in the mainstream - making common cause with cities and

public transport operators

Chair: Peter Stonham, Car Share Europe / New Transit


Michael Glotz-Richter, Senior Project Manager, Sustainable Mobility for the City of Bremen

‘Leading local authorities and municipalities towards a fully integrated offer’

Seen as the ‘father’ of integrating car sharing within public transport by local, politically adopted car sharing action plans, Michael will share his extensive knowledge of how integration works. Michael also lead the MOMO Project, which explored the European potential for car sharing by raising awareness with key stakeholders.


                Dave Brook,

‘An update from North America’

International consultant in car sharing and transportation options and Managing Partner of Team Red, USA. Dave works with start up car sharing companies, car rental firms, transportation providers, local governments and investors. He has designed and assisted in the implementation of innovative projects to provide alternatives to single occupancy vehicle driving and has a great insight into the way car sharing is developing. 


               Reinhard Birke, Vienna Stadtwerke

                The transport service provider for urban and rural Vienna.

‘Making the offer multi modal - with shared mobility adding to public transport’

Innovation and collaboration is the fundamental aim of the SMILE project in Vienna with the integration of carsharing into the public transport mix.

 Comfort break  

 14.45     Operational challenges for efficient and effective car share.

Chair: Giles Bailey, Director, Group Marketing Strategy


Oliver Mackpang, CarJump

CarJump is a Berlin-based business uniting all car share providers in one user-friendly application.

'Making the new offer understanable'

The car sharing jungle could lead to constantly increasing complexity and confusion for the user. Innovative app technology focusing on urban mobility can provide information at the finger tips of users, and make the offer easy to access.


Will Judge, Mastercard

'Seamless travel, seamless transaction: making payment simple

Will is leading the development of multi- purpose payment systems for transport and travel that will bring all transactions into a simple and familiar format - with an opportunity to include car share authorisation and release too.


                Matt Eastwood, Carplus UK, Scotland

                ‘A regional approach: developing car clubs in the towns & cities of Scotland.’

Carplus is the UK-based organisation that supports the development of affordable, accessible and low-carbon car sharing clubs.


                Ravi Seth, UGARI - Carsharing made easy

 ‘The first carsharing comparison platform’ 

UGARI is a Berlin-based-startup out of CHECK24's incubator, M-Cube. Our focus is to take carsharing mainstream by enabling customer adoption and high utilization rates through mobile and desktop solutions. Our initial service is - the first carsharing comparison platform that matches users' needs with service provider.    

                Coffee Break

15.45     Panel discussion featuring the afternoon speakers

  An opportunity to explore the afternoon’s proceedings further and discuss issues raised.

16.30       Close and networking






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