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7 - 9 December 2023
  University of Birmingham, Dubai Campus   
in collaboration with GEN UK

ABOUT

MOBILITY FUTURES FORUM
7 - 9 December 2023
University of Birmingham Dubai Campus

With the UAE hosting the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference (COP28), we are opening our Dubai campus to the global transport community to converge and shape the future pathways and solutions to address the challenges around the future of sustainable mobility.

 

The forum is brought to you by the University of Birmingham's Railway Research and Education Centre in collaboration with GEN UK. 

The Forum brings a festival of change that offers a range of activities and debates around the various topics that are relevant to the sector, promoting active participation, interaction and networking.

If you wish to attend, please express your interest by clicking on the link below.

 

Please note: that the programme is under review and may be subject to change. We aim to keep any amends to a minimum but are aiming for a high quality, diverse and exciting programme bringing together as much of the industry as possible to encourage cross fertilisation across all areas. 

Thursday 7th December


 

Stream 1

Stream 2

Stream 3

9.30am to 10am

Forum Opening and Speeches

10am to 12pm

Keynotes:

Heather Thompson, ITDP

Prof Rachid Yazami, KVI

Sustainability Innovation in Business

Paul Misener

1pm to 3pm

Sustainability policy strategies

Chris Skidmore MP & 

Sir Steve Smith

Purpose driven sustainable global trade

Linzi Boyd

Future of Transport

AtkinsRealis

Sustainable investment 101 and opportunities:

Hassan Habib and

Mustapha Mokass

3.30pm to 5.30pm

Day ONE
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Rails for Change: Youth for Climate Action

International Union of Railways (UIC)

Sustainable luxury as an innovation driver - eYachts

6pm to 7pm

UIC (International Union of Railways) Keynote Lecture

*We are in the process of confirming all activities and so the programme is subject to change

Friday 8th December

Stream 1

10am to 12pm

Keynotes:

Sara Sabry

Ben Medland

Safety of Automated Vehicles

Alan O’Mahony, Carlos Montenegro and Mohd Hwaidi

1pm to 3pm

Keynote

Ed Miliband

Energy solutions

Avanthika Satheesh

3.30pm to 5.30pm

Entrepreneurship Education

Bettina Merlin, Isabell Steidel and Mark Brewer

Entrepreneurship Training UAE

Dr. Racha Abdrabbo Haffar

Stream 2

Stream 3

HyperTunnel

(10.30am to 11am)

6pm to 7pm

Dubai RTA Keynote Lecture

*We are in the process of confirming all activities and so the programme is subject to change

Saturday 9th December

Stream 1

10am to 12pm

Futurist view - new horizons

Linda Maepa

Entrepreneurship Education

Bettina Merlin, Isabell Steidel and Mark Brewer

1pm to 3pm

Net zero entrepreneurs showcase

Accelerating entrepreneurs - Innovation insights in the UAE, UK, World

3.30pm to 5.30pm

LeZero Innovation Prize Awards

Learnings and Calls to Action

Stream 2

Capacity building for sustainable development through transport projects

University of Birmingham & Crossrail International

Open for partners

*We are in the process of confirming all activities and so the programme is subject to change

Sponsors

Partners

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Venue

Venue

ABOUT THIS VENUE:

Our outstanding new campus demonstrates our commitment to providing a world-leading, research-informed, elite university education in the heart of the UAE. 

Watch our campus video here

FULL ADDRESS:
University of Birmingham
Academic City - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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