Conference Programme

Tuesday 17 September 2019

Doors Open at 8:00 AM

9:30 AM

Opening ceremony – Introduction & welcomes

Background from ITS Bordeaux 2015, input to COP21, climate change as high priority policy objective, guiding programmes towards decarbonisation
French Ministry of Transport : France Mobility programme & how ITS4Climate fits with national priorities; strategy towards COP 25, COP 26 etc.
Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine : regional policy for climate; commitment via Below2 Coalition; specific measures for transport and mobility decarbonisation
Bordeaux Métropole : strategies and programmes for ITS and for CO2 reduction

Florence GHIRON, TOPOS-Digital Aquitaine
Michel LABARDIN, Vice-President, Future of Mobility, Bordeaux Métropole
Alain ROUSSETPresident, Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine

10:00 AM

Plenary session I – The big picture: what’s the climate challenge to transport?
Faced with a climate emergency, how can ITS and public policy help fight global warming?

The climate challenge: what does “keeping global warming to 2 degrees / 1.5 degrees” mean for transport sector, how can national targets be cascaded down to region/city/organisation/individual level? What is the scale of change needed at each of these sub-national levels?
The ITS and business response: ITS comprise a wide range of tools such as electromobility, connected & automated vehicles, traffic management, public transport, city logistics and Mobility as a Service. How could these be optimised and deployed for maximum impact on CO2 emissions?
The public policy response: countries, regions and cities need to match the scale of the climate challenge with ambitious policies for energy, transport, mobility, economy – and rapidly adopt effective measures to implement them. They need to take the lead in informing and influencing their constituencies so that unpopular measures are accepted.

Frédéric MAZZELLA, CEO, Blablacar
Nicolas BEAUMONT, Senior VP Sustainable Development and Mobility, Michelin
Mohamed MEZGHANI, Secretary General, UITP
Jeremie ALMOSNI, Transport and Mobility Director, ADEME
Annela ANGER, Senior Research Associate, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership – Vice-Chair of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s – Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice

11:00 AM

Executive session I – Public Authorities – what policies & priorities are needed for true sustainability?

Which cities are a model in setting demanding targets for transport emissions? How do they achieve buy-in by citizens and stakeholders?
Electrification can mean zero-carbon vehicles; what are the barriers and success factors for building up an electricity supply and charging point infrastructure? What of hydrogen?
Sustainable Energy (and Climate) Action Plans, Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans: are these tools effective for planning and implementation? Where have they led to lower emissions?
What potential, what requirements for carbon-free active modes, e.g. walking and cycling? How can we steer demand?

Robert HERRMANN, President of the Eurometropolis of Strasbourg,
Eurometropolis of Strasbourg
, General Director, Mobility, Bordeaux Métropole
Digital Mobility and Climate Protection, Ministry of Transport Baden-Württemberg
Martin BÖHM, Chair of the European Network of ITS Associations, Head of Business Unit Technologies and Services for Mobility, AustriaTech GmbH
Michel DELPON, Chairman of the Hydrogen Study Group at the National Assembly, Deputy of Dordogne
Brigitte DESVEAUX, Vice-President of “Communauté d’agglomération La Rochelle” in charge of transportation and mobility

12:30 AM LUNCH

2:00 PM

3 Topic Workshops – parallel sessions

Workshop – Topic 1
Climate goals, measuring and evaluating transport GHG

Nour-Eddin EL FAOUZI
, Deputy Head of Department, IFSTTAR 

Annela ANGER-KRAAVI, Senior Research Associate, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Francisco FERREIRA, phD, MSc, Associate Professor, Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research

François CUENOT, Mechanical engineer, UNECE

Andres MONZON, Professor, TRANSyT-UPM, Transport Research Centre-Universidad Politecnica de Madrid

Thamara VIEIRA DA ROCHA, Project engineer, CITEPA

Workshop – Topic 2
Low-carbon technologies, solutions

, Deputy Director, CEREMA

Sophie VAN VELZEN, Project manager Smart & Green Mobility, City of Helmond

Francois GUICHARD, Mechanical Engineer – Expert ITS, UNECE

Workshop – Topic 3
Reducing network, mode & system emissions

, Traffic Architect Connected and Automated Driving, MAPtm

Sophie GILLAERTS, Project Coordinator Parking Plan and TmaaS, City of Ghent

Isabel WILMINK, Senior scientist, TNO Traffic & Transport

Stefan SEITZ, Managing Director, Swarco Traffic Holding

3:30 PM Coffee break

4:00 PM

Executive session II – Industry and Research 
Power & limits of ITS/smart mobility solutions

Is the solution 100 % electric vehicles ? How can we increase take-up ? How create and adequate charging infrastructure ? What future for ( carbon-free) alternative fuels ?
What limits to reducing traffic inefficiencies ? Can demand be managed for sustainability ? Can public transport take up a massive shift from car use ? What potential for shared transport ?
How can we achieve carbon-free logistics, goods transport and deliveries in cities ? For long distance movements ?
Can MaaS Satisfy all mobility demands ? How can MaaS be optimised for zero-carbon emissions ? Who is responsible ?

Raphaël CHERRIER, CEO, Qucit
David CHAUVIN, Group Marketing Director, Flowbird
Francisco FERREIRA, phD, MSc, Associate Professor, Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research
Frederic DELAVAL, CEO, Geopost 
Anne de BAGNEUX, Director of Group Strategy and Transformation, Transdev Group
Jaap VRESWIJK,Traffic Architect Connected and Automated Driving, MAPtm
Eric FRANCERIES, CEO, Gertrude
Pascal BELOT, Hydrogen LCV international key account manager, groupe PSA
Stefan SEITZ, Director, Vice-President CEE/CIS, Swarco

5:30 PM

Keynotes : keys actions of europeans networks and associations

(Cohost), Director of EU and International affairs, ID4Car
Suzanne HOADLEY, Senior manager and traffic efficiency coordinator, POLIS
 Laurent MEZZINI,
Director City Flow & Energy solutions – Alstom, Maas Alliance
Mathieu CHIARA,
Communication manager, AVERE

Networking : Cities and Business

Nicolas BEAUMONT (Cohost)
, Founder, WBCSD
Aurélien BELHOCINE, Public affairs, Qucit
Renaud LAGRAVE, Vice-President , Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine

7:30 PM Congress Dinner - Café Maritime

Wednesday 18 September 2019

Doors open at 8:00 AM

9:00 AM

Executive III. Making it happen, enabling deployment: getting it done

Incentives, funding & finance 
Huge financing will be needed to implement effective ITS for climate measures; how much and where from? How can investment be encouraged, with what incentives?

Policy, legislation
Strong policies are needed, probably legislation – European, national and local. What mix of restriction, enablement and encouragement can be effective? Who should take the lead?

Economics and business models
CO2 has no economic cost or value today; how can we change that? How can carbon-saving be turned to business profit? How can necessary spending for climate mitigation actually benefit the economy? What of carbon budgets?

Changing behaviours
Decisions by businesses and individuals need to favour the low- and zero-carbon choices; what incentives and other measures can lead to the massive changes needed?

Edgar KAMPERS, Founder, Qoin Foundation
Elodie de RECY, Senior Banker, European Investment Bank
David CAUBEL, Project Leader for the French Mobility Platform, French Ministry of transport
Camille COMBE, Project manager, La Fabrique de la Cité
Pierre AUBOUIN, Infrastructure & Transportation Department Director, Caisse des dépôts

10:30 AM

Topic Workshops – parallel sessions

Workshop – Topic 4 Decarbonising freight transport & logistics​

, Director, LIST Institute, Université of Northampton

Olivier QUOY, CEO, Atlandes

Alan LEWIS, Technical Develpment Director, Smart Freight Centre

Charles GARNIER, Phd Engineer, CATIE

Michel LE VAN KIEM, Head of Innovation Department, Grand Port Maritime de Bordeaux

Workshop – Topic 5
MaaS 4 Climate

Jean-Luc MATE
, President Founder, JLM Conseil

Brylie OXLEY, Senior Developer, MaaS Global

Anna KRAMERS, PhD, Program Director Mistra SAMS, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Marko JAVORNIK, General Manager Voyego, Comtrade

Laurent CHEVEREAU, Director of studies “Connaissance des offres et services de mobilité”, Cerema

Marti JOFRE, CEO, Factual

David LAINE, Transdev MaaS

Workshop – Topic 6 Implementation challenges, enablers, barriers

Paul CURTIS, Associate Director, Vectos

José VIEGAS, Chairman of Advisory Board on Environment and Sustainability, EDP

François GUICHARD, Mechanical Engineer – Expert ITS, UNECE

Ozhan YILMAZ, Smart Transport Specialist, EIB

Edgar KAMPERS, Founder, Qoin Foundation

Suzanne HOADLEY, Senior manager and traffic efficiency coordinator, POLIS

12:30 AM LUNCH

2:00 PM

Executive IV. Doing it together

Doing it effectively, doing it together:

Communicating the message
What are the key messages of “ITS for Climate”? Who is the audience? What is the most effective way to inform & influence?

Using networks and alliances
Power in numbers, but which network to join? How effective are associations in powering deployment of sustainable transport? What potential for networks to cooperate, to share knowledge of effective measures against emissions?

Replication: pioneers and followers
Many individual “success stories” but are they well known? How can they be replicated widely? Do we need a new wave of pioneer cities showing how to cut CO2 emissions massively, using all the most effective tools?

Citizen and business engagement
Ultimately, we need total uptake by individuals and businesses, that travel and use or generate mobility demand. How can we generate such a level of engagement? Can we find “champions” to take the lead? Who will start us off…?

Suzanne HOADLEY, Senior manager and traffic efficiency coordinator, POLIS
Stéphane BARBIER, Chief Business Development Officer, TRANSPOLIS
Marc MORTUREUX, Director, PFA
Sébastien CAPELLE, Marketing Director-Transportation, Orange Business Service
Sylvie THROMAS, Director of the Training programme, VEDECOM
David HUE, Technical Director, Fareco
Sébastien FRAYSSE, Head of IoT Southern Europe, Middle East & Africa, HERE Technologies

3:00 PM Coffee Break

3:30 PM

Plenary session II. Achievements and next steps

One small step for climate, a giant leap needed for the planet

Inspirational keynotes: 
To save our planet and its people, there’s no denying that a huge, “tectonic” change is needed in how we move and transport things…ITS and smart mobility for climate is a good start…and full-scale, total deployment is entirely possible. We just need the will to get going… 
…Let this first congress on ITS4C be the start of a long journey to real sustainability. Let us build the ITS4C toolbox and get it into the hands of all who need it, let’s bring it to the COP process, let’s connect all the networks and associations into a common movement for a shared purpose. Let’s get it done…

Patrick OLIVA, Co-founder, Paris Process for Mobility and Climate (PPMC)
Martial CHEVREUIL, President, ATEC – ITS France
Olivier DUBOIS, Director of Partenership and Development, Electric Mobility Board, Group – EDF
Hervé le TREUT, Climatologist, Sciences Politiques

4:30 PM


 Hervé MARCHYLLIE, President, TOPOS – Digital Aquitaine

Martin LEŸS, Délégué Regional Delegate of EDF Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Jean-François VILLERET, Director of “Tour Véhicules Electriques”
Françoise COUTANT, Vice-President in charge of Climate and Energy Transition, Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Stéphanie RIVOAL, Secretary General of the France-Africa Summit

Nouvelle-Aquitaine Electrique Tour - Arrival

Thursday 19 September 2019
Technical visit - discover Local ITS companies

8:15 AM


Meeting point railway station Bordeaux Saint-Jean 

Gare Saint-Jean – Belcier – 137 rue des terres de Borde

Departure by bus 

9:00 AM

Bordeaux Technowest Newton – Parc de l’intelligence environnementale 

Introduction by TOPOS-Digital Aquitaine
– Presentation of the incubator – nursery  Technowest Newton specialized in : eco-activities, urban mobility, ITS, digital, energies 
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– Pitches of startups specialized in smart mobility :    
    Qucit: Better experience for cities with AI 
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    Simob : Universal hubs for Kick-scooters and hoverboards in sharing mode
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11:30 AM

Visit of ATOS’ Innovation Lab’

Visit of ATOS’ Innovation Lab’ specialized in ITS and Smart city among other topics

1:00 PM Lunch in Atos

2:30 PM

GERTRUDE ITS System Presentation

On site presentation of GERTRUDE ITS System Real time urban and multimodal traffic regulation
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4:30 PM

Visit of Gazelle Tech

1st manufacturer of fully composite peri-urban vehicles
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6:00 PM Bus transport back to Bordeaux gare Saint-Jean