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29 June 2020

WALCC presents Nordic mobility collaboration at world’s first virtual mobility congress

The WALCC was one of 21 presenters selected by ITS-Finland—the Intelligent Transport Society of Finland, a forum for collaboration uniting public and private sector actors—and its partners to host a virtual exhibition room at the Green & Smart Recovery Mobility 2.0 Virtual Congress on June 11th, 2020. The congress was hosted by a group of central actors in the Finnish mobility industry including authorities and regulators, the Ministry of Transport, Communications and the Transport and Communications Agency, and the Transport Infrastructure Agency; as well as cities, Helsinki and Tampere.

The congress was designed as a means of bringing Finland’s mobility industry forward to an international audience and offering a view on how the recovery from the covid-19 pandemic can be realized in a smart, green way. Speakers at the congress included the Minister of Transport and Communications, the Mayor of Helsinki and representatives from leading Finnish companies such as Finnair, MaaS Global, Neste, Sensible 4, and Virta, among others. The congress drew 800 viewers to its live stream from over 30 countries.

The Alliance’s virtual exhibition room was part of the Seamless Intramodality and Connectivity theme and presented its Nordic Urban Mobility Ecosystem, inviting congress participants to learn how the Alliance is spurring the growth of the Nordic mobility sector. The Alliance took the opportunity of addressing an international gathering of mobility experts to share its plans for the Nordic Connectivity on Demand (NCD) initiative developed together with lead partner and anchor member of NUME Telia. The NCD initiative pursues the development of the mobility, connectivity, and energy infrastructures of cities in a systemic effort to support the expansion of smart, electric mobility. The Alliance and its partners are currently engaging forward-thinking cities in Finland in the interest of establishing pilot and demonstration projects advancing the realization of these solutions.

The Alliance also promoted its upcoming Autumn Forum the “Making Transcendent Innovation Happen” Forum hosted together with Fortum and Stockholm Exergi at the Epicenter in Stockholm, October 13th to 15th, 2020. The Forum, the  18th bi-annual Forum, will serve as a platform for bringing forward the work the WALCC and its partners are doing in the Alliance’s four focus areas to a global audience.

If you are interested in hearing more about the pilots and demonstration projects we are developing or joining the WALCC in developing its Autumn Forum, please contact Jussi Hulkkonen (first.last@walcc.org).