Program

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Take part of inventive thoughts and discussions of world-leading innovators and renowned specialists.

PROGRAM 

TAKE THE LEAD IN THE RACE FOR SMART AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES 

 

Wednesday 20 june
 
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08:00

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Coffee and registration


How will testbeds for e-mobility and connected and autonomous vehicles affect the cities of the future?

Hotter than Spotify, that's how the automotive industry in Gothenburg has been described as the sector shifts towards connectivity, automation, digitization and electrification, forming an engine that's helping power the region's development surge. The automotive industry is undergoing great transformation, with Gothenburg claiming world-leading positions in many areas such as electrification, self-driving technology and connected vehicles. 

Moderator
Jack Ewing, Journalist, The New York Times

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09:00

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Welcome and ​​​​opening speech 

Ann-Sofie Hermansson, Mayor, City of Gothenburg

 

Keynote Speaker 

Wang Zhixiong, Vice Chairman of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Shanghai Committee, 
Chairman of Shanghai Federation of Industry and Commerce

 
Electromobility – collaborating on testbeds & innovation

Learn how cities incorporate electromobility in their strategies for becoming smart cities, and how to collaborate on innovation. How can electromobility testbeds be used to collect data, and what can we do with open city data? Learn about the development of e-buses in Europe. Discover what’s happening with the ElectriCity testbed and its new vehicles and new technologies.

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09:10

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Short presentations and panel discussion 
 

Robert Missen, European Commission, Directorate - General For Mobility and Transport

Sture Portvik, Project Manager for Electro mobility City of Oslo
Niklas Gustafsson, Senior Vice President & Chief Sustainability Officer Sustainability and Corporate Affairs, Volvo Group

Eilert Johansson, VP Business and Innovation area Mobility at RISE Research Institutes of Sweden 

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10:40

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Coffee break

 
How will autonomous vehicles impact cities?

Around the world, intense efforts are under way to test autonomous vehicle technology, and Gothenburg is the first city in the world to investigate the interaction between self-driving vehicles and long-term sustainable urban planning. The sharing economy will play an important role in the use of autonomous vehicles. Can cities plan and regulate the use of autonomous vehicles in shared fleets in ways that reduce congestion and increase urban accessibility.

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11:00

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Short presentations and panel discussion 
 

Stefan Eglinger, Director Urban Transport Administration City of Gothenburg 
Håkan Agnevall, President of Volvo Bus Corporation and a member of the Volvo Group Management

Frank Horch, Senator Federal State of Hamburg

Jan Hellåker, Program Director of Drive Sweden

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12:30

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Lunch

 

What roles do circular and sharing economies have to play in sustainable cities?

Population growth and globalization contribute to significantly increased consumption of finite resources. The linear economy has to be replaced with a circular economy. A system shift that not only builds sustainability and resilience, but also generates business and economic opportunities. The circular economy is designed to recreate resources, over and over again, and to remove waste and pollution from the equation. 

A sharing economy and collaborative consumption have great potential for resource efficiency, and as such fit the circular economy model well. This could involve non-profit initiatives and public services, as well as the creation of innovative business models. Growing urbanization and increasing consumption make it necessary to develop and implement tools for circular and sharing economies in our cities.

Moderator
Anna-Karin S. Öjerskog

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13:30

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Welcome and opening speech

Ulf Kamne, Deputy Mayor, City of Gothenburg

Keynote Speaker
Mikael Damberg, Swedish Minister for Enterprise and Innovation

 
How can a circular economy be used as a tool in future urban development?

The impact of consumption on the climate is a major global challenge. The City of Gothenburg was the first city in the world to include emissions from consumption in its climate programme.

How can a circular economy be used as a tool to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? If we want the development of electromobility and autonomous vehicles to be truly sustainable, a well-rounded circular economy is required. The raw material flow for the production of both vehicles and batteries has to undergo recycling and reuse.

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13:45

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Short presentations and panel discussion 
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Naoual Loiazizi  - Policy advisor, Sustainable City of Dordrecht 
Kristina Jonäng, President of the Environment Committee in Region Västra Götaland
Leonardo Rosado, Assistant Professor at the Architecture and Civil Engineering department at Chalmers focusing on the Urban Metabolism field

Malin Ripa, Senior Vice President CSR Management, Volvo Group Headquarters

 

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15:10

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Coffee break

 

The sharing economy – commercial business models and public services in smart cites

All around the world new sharing opportunities, offerings, platforms and services are born every day. Undoubtedly, sharing can provide huge advantages to society and to cities, ranging from a reduced use of resources, increased utilization of existing infrastructure, broader access to knowhow to freeing up road space for public use. But how should cities approach the topic? We believe cities need a clear sharing strategy in order to shape the development of sustainable cities. A true sharing city is a co-creation by its citizens, businesses and the public sector.

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15:30

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Short presentations and panel discussion 

 

Pieter van de Glind, Sharing Cities Alliance
Kes McCormick, Associate Professor and Assistant Head at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University
Emma Öhrwall, Human Ecologist and Co-founder Collaborative Economy Gothenburg
Martin Savén, Public Policy Manager, Uber Sweden

Kerstin Enochsson, Volvo Cars Corporate Strategy and Project Office

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17:00

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End seminars

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17:00

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Networking Reception - hosted by Business Region Göteborg