19 - 20 June 2018
Köln Messe, Cologne, Germany

The Future of Transportation is a study and conference on the subject of What Next. One of our core themes is ‘Getting Transportation Off the Ground’, in which we will examine how quickly personal airborne transportation systems will become viable mass transportation. The futuristic vision of skyscrapers surrounded by airborne transport for mass commuting could be just a few years away, but are the world’s governments and existing transport providers and operators sizing themselves up for the change? Will today’s automotive companies with brands that rank continuously among the world’s leading names be lost in history or will they – as, for example, Mercedes has long stated – be part of the new transport solution?

The Future of Transportation World Conference will bring together world transportation leaders from automotive manufacturers and their suppliers, transportation authorities and city planners, rail and public transportation technology firms and operators, technology and software giants, drone and personal air transportation solution companies, freight and logistics companies, mass-transit solution providers, business consultants, and inventors of new and disruptive global mobility solutions, all with the common goal of devising better solutions for the increasingly demanding challenge of providing safe, efficient, sustainable transportation for the world in 2030 and beyond.

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Conference Streams   Call for Papers

Conference Streams – ALL STREAMS ARE ACROSS 2 DAYS

Stream 1
Urban Air Mobility

How autonomous aerial vehicles and personal airborne transportation solutions will revolutionise urban mobility

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Stream 2
Urban Mobility & Smart Cities

Intelligent urban mobility solutions for smart megacities of the future

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Stream 3
Legal & Technical Issues of
Autonomous Vehicles

Building international standards and a legal framework for successful implementation of highly automated vehicles.

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Stream 4
The Challenge For Rail

How new technology can help modernise railways and help operators meet the challenge from new mobility solutions.

Days 1 & 2More Info

Stream 5
Mobility as a Service

Is MaaS the next industrial revolution for transportation and urban mobility?

Days 1 & 2More Info

Stream 6
Quantum Shifts

Examining new concepts and changes that would radically transform surface congestion.

Days 1 & 2More Info

Stream 7

Developing zero-emission transportation and sustainable mobility solutions for future generations.

Days 1 & 2More Info

Stream 8
Changing Landscape For
Automotive Industry

Vehicle manufacturers will see big changes including the probable effects of reductions in vehicle ownership, new ways of selling vehicles to a different ownership profile and challenges from new highly competitive mobility solutions.

Days 1 & 2More Info

Stream 9
Infrastructure and
Project Funding

This session will review successful private funding and joint funding partnerships and how these may be able to be expanded in the future. Who will the players be?

Days 1 & 2More Info

First 100+ Speakers Announced For 2018 – 200 Expected

Alexei Korn

senior strategy manager
Swiss Federal Railways

Steve Kearns

stakeholder manager
Transport for London

Jörg Astalosch

ITAL design

Dr Remo Gerber

chief commercial officer
Lilium Aviation

Hakan Kostepen

executive director - strategy and innovation

Florian Reuter

e-volo GmbH

Alvaro Urech

innovation manager

Prof Jelte Bos


Sampo Hietanen

MaaS global

Frank Meyer

senior vice president

Mark Thomas

vice president of marketing

Susanne Marczian

manager sustainable mobility
Ford Motor Company

Hans-Martin Duringhof

chief innovation officer

Dr Andreas Gissler

managing director

Josef Hargrave

associate director - global foresight manager

Stephan Herbst

General Manager Business Strategy


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Venue Information

Venue Address

Conference Centre East
Köln Messe (East Entrance)
Messeplatz 1
50679 Cologne

Venue Website

Session Times

Tuesday 19 June
08:15hrs - 17:30hrs

Wednesday 20 June
09:00hrs - 17:30hrs