The 4th edition of the Portugal Mobi Summit starts next tuesday, with an online debate that aims to foresee those mobility trends that will remain after a year of confinement.
What challenges and opportunities can these new times bring in order to rethink the whole mobility system, created with a 20th Century logic, and without having in mind climatic changes? With a year of pandemic behind, which deeply halted movement, and in the midst of re-opening confinement, the 4th edition of the Portugal Mobi Summit starts already next week looking towards a new mobility. To question, discuss and inspire change is the main goal of the Global Media Group and EDP’s initiative, that, after having asserted itself in 2020 as an international event, will strengthen its global approach through participation of speakers and audiences from all over the world.
The first debate session will be already on the 4th of May and it will focus on “Post-Covid Mobility – what tendencies will remain beyond confinement”.
Counting with the partnership of Via Verde, CEiiA and the Cascais Town Hall – a smart city – the PMS2021 will keep its digital format, with debate sessions and online interviews, replicated in the outlets Diário de Notícias, Jornal de Notícias, TSF, Dinheiro Vivo and Motor24.
Until the big summit in October it will be possible to accompany through the GMG media outlets, articles on public figures and opinion leaders about their electric experience in the series “Going Electric”, assist to the stories of change and innovation of Portuguese small and medium size companies in the series “PME Green Mobility”, as well as to listen and to answer questions from the younger generations in the series “Under-23 Mobility”.
On the 20th, 21st and 22nd of October, in a virtual environment, the big summit will again gather in Cascais a vast panel of national and international speakers and guests. Three days of debate where experts from the fields of sustainable mobility, smart cities, energetic transition, digital transition, innovation, public transportation and urban planning policies will gather and discuss.
Changes that are in line with the commitments taken at a European level of reduction of carbon dioxide emissions and strengthening the use of clean energy resources, as well as a more accessible mobility for all. These are, nonetheless, the commitments that guide the partners of this initiative, from EDP which holds a leading position in the renewable energy sector and that is expanding its electric charging network in Portugal and abroad, both at home and on the road, or of CEiiA, which continues to develop solutions for more ecological transportation, mainly in the field of aviation.
On Via Verde’s side, the company keeps betting in shared mobility solutions and taking its innovative parking paying system through an app to more and more cities in Portugal.
On the other side, Cascais became the first municipality to offer free public transportation to de-incentivize the use of private transportation and that way, to reduce atmospheric pollution, at the same time that keeps strengthening its bicycle path network, which will soon reach 90KM, and to make available integrated bicycles in the innovative MobiCascais system, available through an app.