Open Mobility Conference 2019

TravelSpirit Foundation and the MaaS Alliance announce Open Mobility Conference 2019

New Brussels conference will examine how to build an open ecosystem of mobility and lay the foundations for seamless Mobility as a Service (MaaS)…join us for our unique day event on 11th April 2019.
  • How can we create new mobility services that can be easily deployed, scaled and integrated seamlessly with existing provision?
  • What does an open ecosystem and Internet of Mobility look like and what opportunities does it create?
  • Why is openness so important?
These are the questions on the table at the Open Mobility Conference 2019. This one day conference, in Brussels on 11th April, will bring together innovators, disruptive thinkers, transport authorities, mobility operators, technology providers and infrastructure developers in a unique co-creative environment to start building answers these questions.

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TravelSpirit AGM, Manchester, March 13th 2019

Meet team TravelSpirit, join us for networking and speakers!

Meet TravelSpirit members, hear about new horizons in Mobility as a Service and join our networking event.

The TravelSpirit AGM is an opportunity to hear about new developments in Mobility as a Service, think about the context for new transport innovations and shape the future of mobility. 

Speakers include Johannah Randall, Head of Station Operations at HS2 Ltd.

If you haven’t joined TravelSpirit, as an affiliated member, now is a good time to get involved and influence its direction! 

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TravelSpirit Annual General Meeting and Networking Event

Meet TravelSpirit members, hear about new horizons in Mobility as a Service and join our networking event!
The TravelSpirit AGM is an opportunity to hear about new developments in Mobility as a Service, think about the context for new transport innovations and shape the future of mobility.

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If you haven’t joined TravelSpirit, as an affiliated member, now is a good time to get involved and influence its direction!

Join online to qualify for your free tickets to the AGM, access TravelSpirit resources and join a growing community of planners, disruptive thinkers, transport operators and technology firms with a common vision for an open, equitable and seamless transport system.

Leadership Development for Sustainable Action, Ambleside, UK, 3-6 Dec 2018

Leadership Development – a short course in a great place with good people University of Cumbria, Ambleside: December 3-6 2018, intensive, revitalising CPD!

Love learning in great places with good people? We think you’ll love this intensive, immersive and transformative excursion into the realms of Leadership Development too. Whether you’re a ‘leader-in-the-making’ or working to develop others leadership potential, this short course will challenge, stimulate and, if you’re up for it, generate new thinking and practice.

We mix it up with a blend of input and experiential hands-on activities facilitated and steered by professionals, leaders and experts from a range of sectors. Our aim is to grow skills and know-how on leadership and its development. We’ll work together to develop our critical understanding of what leadership development means in different contexts, how it emerged, the influence of different fields, thinkers and practice and how building this solid foundation could influence and support the develop of practice.

What you should expect to achieve during the course:

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Polis Annual Conference, Manchester, 22-23 November 2018

TravelSpirit will be at the annual Polis Conference in Manchester, UK on November 22nd and 23rd.
It’s great to see that TravelSpirit founding member, Transport for Greater Manchester, has been given the honour of heading this international organisation for the next two years and that the annual conference has come to the UK.
As we did last year, we will be speaking again at the conference this year.
Giles Bailey, our CEO, will be presenting our joint paper  with Mohamed Hegazy from the consultancy and community group Transport for Cairo in Egypt.
Our talk this year will focus on creating an open eco-system of data on the critical informal transport sector in Cairo and how this has allowed greater transparency in understanding the transport needs of this growing metropolis in an emerging economy.

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Stimulating Transport Innovation in Local Authorities, Coventry, UK, 21st November 2018

On Wednesday, November 21st, Giles Bailey, CEO of TravelSpirit Foundation, will be speaking at the “Stimulating transport innovation through capacity building in small and medium local authorities – SUITS” conference in Coventry, England.

The conference has been organised by TravelSpirit affiliated member Transport for the West Midlands  and is part of a European Union’s Civitas programme.

Throughout the day speakers from across the Europe will be speaking on various aspects of this topic and comparing UK and other experiences including from councils, government and academia. Giles will be concentrating on the issues of creating an open framework and its benefits and challenges.

Autonomy Conference, Paris, France

TravelSpirit will be hosting a session on the morning of Friday, October 19th at the Autonomy Conference in Paris, France 
Autonomy is a annual global conference concentrating on new mobility trends and issues including MaaS and brings together speakers and exhibitors from across France as well as the wider world. Having attended last year, this year TravelSpirit we will be hosting an interactive session on  the morning of Friday, October 19th looking at the work of the Foundation, the need for openness in city thinking, our progress on developing an Openness Index/ MaaS Maturity Index and the role that these kinds of indices can play in championing good practice in cities around the world. Please join us!

BMW Group and Daimler AG join forces to deliver MaaS at scale

Stuttgart/Munich. The BMW Group and Daimler AG plan to locate the headquarters of their proposed global mobility company in Berlin. The two partners are purposely seeking to establish this innovative mobility services provider outside of their respective Group structures in the dynamic environment of Germany’s capital city. At the same time, the globally positioned joint venture will maintain its international presence as a success factor.

“Our vision is to create a major global player for seamless and intelligent connected mobility services together. As a hub for creativity and innovation, Berlin is exactly the right location for our plans,” according to Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and head of Mercedes-Benz Cars.

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TravelSpirit calls on government to learn from Mobike failure and support open collaboration in transport

In its submission to the UK government’s call for evidence surrounding the Future Mobility Grand Challenge, the TravelSpirit Foundation called on the UK government to promote the adoption of open source technologies, including blockchain, and open collaboration. This will support an inclusive future mobility and avoid the kind of market failures that leave communities marginalised and without the transport they need to prosper.

TravelSpirit Chair, Si Ho, said:

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