To discuss future transport and mobility through the prism of innovation, cooperation, and education, as well as to agree on sustainable transport policy guidelines, the «Look at the Future of Mobility: Innovations, Education and Collaboration » conference will bring together industries leaders and policy makers at RTU on November 8.
The conference will be held in the RTU auditorium building «Domus Auditorialis», Zunda krastmala 8, from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. The introduction will be given by Swedish Ambassador to Latvia Karin Höglund, Transport Minister Kaspars Briškens, and RTU Rector Tālis Juhna.
At the conference, high-level Latvian and foreign experts will discuss the future of cargo transportation and logistics, as well as the development of passenger transportation, paying close attention to the challenges of both railways and micromobility. A separate session will be devoted to civil-military logistics, which is a new field in Latvia and has yet to be discussed at any great lengths.
After each session, experts, among whom will be Pasažieru vilciens chairman Rodžers Jānis Grigalis, Riga City Executive Director Jānis Lange, Latvenergo board chairman Mārtiņš Čakste, Stena Line freight transportation commercial director Vladimirs Ščavinskis, Ministry of the Interior parliamentary secretary Igors Rajevs, and Federation of Latvian Security and Defense Industries board chairman Elīna Egle-Ločmele. In addition, a number of other influential industry representatives will help to create a comprehensive policy framework for energy-efficient and sustainable development of transport and logistics.
In the field of passenger and freight transport, a road map will be developed for the development of sustainable urban mobility solutions, the use of electric trains and the promotion of regional mobility using integrated transport networks, the improvement of safety in micromobility, as well as the promotion of public-private partnership in the field of mobility solutions.
In addition, the intent of the civil-military policy framework is to increase the importance of mobility in crisis management, promote the development of a unified civil logistics system for quick response, widen the availability of resources for responding to crises, and steer the formation of a strong partnership between the state and the private sector, as well to build cooperation in the field of civil and military logistics.
After the conference, the policy guidelines will be submitted to the responsible ministries.
The Look at the Future of Mobility: Innovations, Education and Collaboration is organized by the Department of International Economic Relations, and the RTU Transport Economics and Logistics Department of the Faculty of Engineering Economics, and RTU Management, with the support of the Swedish Institute.