On the 12th and 13th of February, Connekt travelled to London to join the first edition of the MOVE Conference. Connekt, and several of our members were invited to present or take part of a panel at the first edition of this conference. MOVE was highly promoted as the conference and exhibition where disruptors and industry leaders in mobility were coming together to design and shape the future of mobility. The agenda of the Conference was covering 9 tracks in urban mobility: Auto Futures to Autonomous Vehicles, Business Models, Cycling & New Mobility, Energy & Charging, Infrastructure & Connectivity, Smart Cities, Tech Data & Innovation and Urban Supply Chain.
The conference’s ambition was to bring disruptors, their technology and their attitude together with stakeholders across all modes and disciplines in order to dialogue, to create insight and to promote collaboration to make a real change. There was a strong representation of the industry mostly from regions like the VS, Germany and tech start-ups from Israel. Unfortunately just a minority of policymakers were present, although the Dutch policymakers were well-represented with cities like Amsterdam and Rotterdam presenting in several tracks. Besides the sessions divided over the 9 tracks, most attendees gathered at the exhibition floor for startups.
On Tuesday Connekt’s Chairman Nico Anten gave an inspiring keynote on disruptive thinking and collaborative action throughout the supply chain. His speech addressed personal lessons that go back generations, yet have become the pillars under a new business strategy resonating collaboration and trust.
After the first day of MOVE all Connektmembers that travelled to London for the conference were invited to join Connekt’s Dutch Dinner. This was a great informal network opportunity where we shared insights of what we had heard on the MOVE Conference.