Save the date for the USEmobility final conference

We are happy to announce the USEmobility final conference that will take place in the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
Date of the conference: 13.02.2013, 10:00 – 16:00 o’clock

Conference title: Why do European travellers change the transport mode? Facts and implications on policy and providers.


Date: Wednesday, 13th of February 2013 at 10:00 – 16:00 o’clock

Venue: In the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften)
Jägerstraße 22/23, 10117 Berlin, Germany - Entrance: Markgrafenstraße

Conference moderator: Judit Schulte-Loh

Conference language: German, with simultaneous translation German/English

Draft programme:

10:00 am
Welcome by Dirk Flege, Managing Director of the Allianz pro Schiene e.V.

10:05 am
USEmobility image film, aims and approach of the USEmobility research
Jolanta Skalska, head EU projects, Allianz pro Schiene e.V.

10:15 am
Welcome and keynote speech
Michael Odenwald, State secretary, BMVBS Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development

10:35 am
Why the European Commission supports the project?
Frank Smit, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation

11:00 am
Coffee break

11:20 am
USEmobility-Survey: People in Europe are willing to change transport mode
Thomas Krautscheid, Head of Division Transport, Marketing and Environment, Quotas GmbH

11:40 am
USEmobility on-site: Concepts that are accepted by the users Christian Grotemeier, Partner, BSL Transportation Consultants GmbH & Co. KG

12:00 midday
Roundtable discussion USEmobility international: What distinguishes the Austrian, Belgian, Croatian, German and Hungarian ‘swing users’?
- Christian Höller, VCÖ Mobilität mit Zukunft, Austria
- Stijn Lewyllie, European Passengers‘ Federation / TreinTramBus, Belgium
- Slavko Stefičar, Savez za Željeznicu, Croatia
- Jolanta Skalska, Allianz pro Schiene, Germany
- Judit Varga, Clean Air Action Group, Hungary

12:40 pm
Discussion with the audience

1:00 pm

1:45 pm
Work with USEmobility: Future actions from the users‘perspective
Andreas Geißler, Transport Policy Consultant, Allianz pro Schiene e.V.

2:05 pm
USEmobility in practice: Roundtable discussion with transport companies, politicians, science and civil society
- Asst. Prof. Borna Abramović, PhD, Head of Chair for Railway Organisation, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences University of Zagreb
- Klaus Garstenauer, Head Local and Regional Transport and Authorised Representative, ÖBB Personenverkehr AG
- Niels Hartwig, Head of Division Passenger Transport, Public Transport Systems, Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development
- Christopher Irwin, Vice-Chairman European Passengers‘ Federation
- Frank Klingenhöfer, Intergroup Relationship Director Arriva UK Trains
- Joachim Korn, Managing Director Regiobahn GmbH

3:20 pm
Discussion with the audience

3:40 pm
Short conclusions from the conference
Dirk Flege, Managing Director of the Allianz pro Schiene e.V.

3:45 pm
Time to talk


Please note that this is a draft programme, we reserve the right to change any point.