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04 May 2022

New solutions, planning, intelligent infrastructures and public-private partnerships to promote sustainable mobility at Global Mobility Call

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The speakers will participate in the Congress programme from 14th to 16th June at IFEMA MADRID.

International speakers from the sector will also address how to promote more efficient transport systems and citizen-centred mobility.

Efforts to provide new solutions, progress with planning and intelligent infrastructures to develop sustainable mobility, and the role of public-private collaboration. These will be just some of the topics that international speakers will address at Global Mobility Call, IFEMA MADRID and Smobhub’s project that aims to contribute to economic recovery and energy resilience, which are so urgently needed in Europe at the moment.

The Congress will be held from 14th to 16th June at IFEMA MADRID. It will include participation by speakers including Juan de Antonio, María Luisa Domínguez, Carlo Ratti and Silvia Roldán. Their talks will also address promoting more efficient transport systems and citizen-centred mobility.

Juan de Antonio is the founder and CEO of ride-sharing company Cabify. He will participate on 14th June in IFEMA MADRID’s Main Auditorium with the talk New Solutions to Improve Urban Mobility. Before founding Cabify, he worked at companies including Ericsson, BCG and Zero Motorcycles, in a period that he combined his passion for learning with a strong desire to have a positive environmental impact. He is also Vice-Chair of Endeavor Spain. He graduated in Telecommunications Engineering in 2002 from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. He completed his education with an MBA at Stanford in 2010.

María Luisa Domínguez González, chair of Spanish rail infrastructure operator ADIF. She will participate on 15th June in the Main Auditorium with the talk Developing Intelligent Infrastructures for Safer, Sustainable & Connected Mobility That Benefit Society. She joined the Projects Business Unit of Gestor de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias (Railway Infrastructure Management, GIF) in 1998, becoming Head of the Unit in 2001. In 2005, after the creation of ADIF, she became Director of High-Speed Projects, and since 2007, Director of Studies and Projects with the General Directorate of Major High-Speed Projects. In 2013 she joined the board of ADIF-Alta Velocidad (High Speed) as head of the Technical Coordination section. In 2016 as Director for Projects. Between 2018 and 2021, she was General Manager of Strategic Planning & Projects. Since July 2021, she has been the Chair of ADIF and ADIF-Alta Velocidad.

Carlo Ratti is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He will participate on 16th June in the Main Auditorium with the talk Urban, Interurban & Rural Planning As a Necessary Factor for a More Active, Healthy and Citizen-Centred Mobility. At MIT, he directs Senseable, is a founding partner of the international design and innovation office Carlo Ratti Associati and co-chair of the World Future Council on Cities & Urbanisation. He is a leading voice in the debate on the impact of new technologies on urban life and design. He is co-author of more than 500 publications, including “The City of Tomorrow” (Yale University Press, with Matthew Claudel), and holds several technical patents.

Silvia Roldán Fernández, CEO of Metro de Madrid. She will participate on 16th June with the talk Boosting Sustainable & Efficient Public Transport Through Public-Private Partnerships. She has spent most of her professional career at Spanish rail infrastructure operator ADIF in different positions of responsibility. In 2019, she was appointed Director-General of the Regional Transport Authority. In October 2019, she was appointed CEO of Metro de Madrid. In November 2020, she was awarded an Honourable Mention as Industrial Engineer of the Year, awarded by the College and Association of Industrial Engineers of Madrid. In December 2021, she received the Industrial Engineer of the Year award, a national award by the General Council of Official Associations of Industrial Engineers of Spain. Roldán is chair of ALAMYS (Latin American Association of Metros) and Vice-Chair for Europe of the UITP Metro Division.

Find out more about Global Mobility Call here.