Towards smart and low carbon mobility

Towards smart and low carbon mobility

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Airport Regions Conference

Rue Montoyer 21

1000 Brussels


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The European Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, has called 2018 the year of multimodality. In 2019, the LAirA project partnership, wants to continue on that direction, aspiring to a future of low-emission mobility.

In the framework of the Interreg Central Europe project LAirA (Landside Airport Accessibility), the Airport Regions Conference, the LAirA communication partner, is delighted to invite you to a public conference on the topic of sustainable mobility in airport areas: Towards smart and low carbon mobility. The conference will take place in Brussels, on 23 January 2019, from 09:30 to 16:00, at the Airport Regions Conference offices (Rue Montoyer 21, 1000), 1st floor conference room.

This event will foster an exchange of ideas on sustainable transport modes. It will be a unique opportunity to engage with local and regional authorities from Central Europe and to benefit from the knowledge generated in the LAirA project. The audience will be comprised of local and regional public authorities, European policy-makers, airports, and infrastructure and service providers.

The LAirA project targets around 56 million passengers and 39,000 employees in the airport areas of Vienna, Budapest, Warsaw, Milan, Stuttgart, Dubrovnik and Poznan. LAirA works on 7 key thematic areas: electric mobility, air-rail links, walking and cycling, shared mobility, information technology systems, wayfinding and road public transport. The LAirA partners prepared action plans on these thematic areas. On 23 January, an interactive session will be organised around the action plans and participants will have the chance to directly engage with the responsible LAirA partners.

DRAFT AGENDA - 23 January (more information will follow early January):

09:30 - 10:00 Welcome Coffee
10:00 - 10:15 Welcome Words, Airport Regions Conference
10:15 - 10:30 LAirA project at a glance, Gabor Csaba Sooki-Toth, Thematic Expert, Budapest 18th District, LAirA Lead Partner

10:30 - 12:00 - Speakers Panel
  • Isabelle Vandoorne, Deputy Head of the Sustainable and Intelligent Transport unit, DG MOVE, European Commission
  • Sylvain Haon, Senior Director – Strategy, UITP – International Association of Public Transport
  • Ivo Cré, Director Policy & Projects, Coordinator Access, POLIS
  • Mario Santi, Environmental and Sustainability Management, Vienna Airport
  • Andrew Murphy, Manager – Aviation, Transport & Environment
  • Moderation by Lea Bodossian, Managing Partner, Airspire
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 15:30 - Action Plans Panel
  • LAirA Joint Electric mobility action plan, Kristof Boda, Transport Development Specialist, Budapest Airport
  • LAirA Joint Air-Rail links action plan, Milda Manomaityte, Founder Director, Global AirRail Alliance
  • LAirA Joint Soft Mobility action plan, Balazs Kozak, Environmental Engineer, Budapest 18th District
  • LAirA Joint Shared mobility action plan & LAirA Joint ITS mobility action plan - Tamara Vlk, Automated and Clean Mobility, AustriaTech
14:30 - 14:45 Coffee Break
  • LAirA Joint Wayfinding action plan, Liam Henderson, CEO, Transporting Cities
  • LAirA Joint Road Based Public Transport, Josip Paljetak, Deputy Director of Airport Operations, Dubrovnik Airport
  • Recommendations - Claudia Carra, Airports Accessibility Planning, SEA Milan Airports

15:30 - 16:00 Concluding Remarks

IMPORTANT: On 24 January 2019 (09:00-13:30), we will also organise a LAirA workshop (by invite only). This workshop is dedicated to LAirA partners, ARC members and invited stakeholders only. While the conference on 23 January is a public event, the registrations for the workshop on 24 January will only be accepted if you are a LAirA partner, ARC member or invited stakeholders, as this is an invite-only workshop.

Thank you and we hope you can join us on this occasion. Should you have any questions, please contact us at

LAirA is financially supported by the European Union’s Interreg Central Europe programme, which is an EU cohesion policy programme that encourages cooperation beyond borders. LAirA is a 30-months project with a total budget of €2.3 million.