Taxi and Ride-hailing Conference and Exhibition


  
  
 
 
  • Conference & Exhibition
01/12/2020
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03/12/2020
Karlsruhe
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About: 

The Taxi and Ride-hailing Conference and Exhibition, in conjunction with IT-TRANS 2020, is an excellent opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge and learn about smart solutions with leading taxi experts from across the world.

On the exhibition floor, delegates will have the opportunity to see the latest innovation for the sector.

Learn the latest developments in taxi revolution at this upcoming event.

This recently announced new date means that more information will be released going forward - including on the programme and speakers - stay connected to this page for more news! 

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and taking place in parallel with IT-TRANS 2020.

 

Speakers: 

Dr. Yousif Mohammad Al Ali, CEO, Dubai Taxi Corporation (UAE)

Abdulmajeed Al Tassan, Assistant Vice President of Land Transport Development and Quality, Transport General Authority (Saudi Arabia)

Giovanni Bazzoli, Policy Advisor, TaxiEurope Alliance (Belgium)

Gregor Beiner, representative taxi.eu (Germany)

Claudia Breure, Global Head of Public Affairs, Free Now (Germany)

Amanda, Yee Mun Chin, Head of Mobility, TGN Digital Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)

Matt Daus, President, International Association of Transport Regulators and Ex-Commissioner and Chairman of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) (USA)

Blair Davies, CEO, Australian Taxi Industry Association (Australia)
Eva Fraedrich, Senior Researcher Mobility, MOIA GmbH (Germany)

Dr. Anja Kaeller, Legal Officer - DG for Mobility and Transport, European Commission (Belgium)

Emre Kiran, Head of Trainings, UITP Academy (Belgium)
Herwig Kollar, Head of legal Department, Taxi Deutschland (Germany)
Marie-France Laurin, Chief Development Officer, Netlift (Canada)

Kevin Liu, VP (Sales & Marketing), Streamax Technology., Ltd (China)

Joe Ma, Deputy General Manager, Shenzhen Bus Group Pengcheng Taxi (China)
Victoria Markewitz, Business Development Principal, Via Transportation (Germany)

Mohamed Mezghani, Secretary General, UITP (Belgium)

Robin Moradian, Business Development Lead, Splyt (UK)

Micheal Oppermann, Managing Director, German Taxi Association (Bundesverband Taxi und Mietwagen e.V) (Germany)

Dr. Alexander Pischon, CEO,Verkehrsbetriebe Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)

Jérôme Pourbaix, Senior Director - Global Growth, UITP (Belgium)  

Joan Sáez Roldán, Project Management Office, Institut Metropolità del Taxi - Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona (Spain)

Aaron de Rozario, Chief Executive Officer, Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria (Australia)

Rajarshi Rakesh Sahai, Chief Business Officer, Adaptive City Mobility (Netherlands)

Aram Sargsyan, General Manager for EMEA and CIS, Yandex (Russia)

Laurin Sepoetro, Manager Public Policy, Uber (Germany)
Björn N. Siebert, Lead Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Door2door (Germany)
Paul Soegianto, Chief Strategy Officer, PT Blue Bird Tbk (Indonesia)
Luc Texier, Head of Sales Europe, Bestmile (Switzerland)
Mark Thomas, VP Marketing and Alliances, Ridecell (USA)
François-Joseph Van Audenhove, Partner, Global head of Arthur D. Little Future of Mobility Lab (Belgium)

Britta Wirtz, Managing Director, Messe Karlsruhe (Germany)

Kaan Yilidizgoz, Senior Director – Membership, Marketing and Services, UITP (Belgium)

Irina Zaripova, Chairman, Public Council for Taxi Services Development (Russia)

 

Programme: 

Wednesday 2 December 2020

09.00 Opening & Welcome

  • Britta Wirtz, Managing Director, Messe Karlsruhe (Germany)
  • Mohamed Mezghani, Secretary General, UITP (Belgium)
  • Dr. Alexander Pischon, CEO,Verkehrsbetriebe Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
  • Dr. Yousif Mohammad Al Ali, Deputy Chair of UITP Taxi and Ride-hailing Committee (UAE)

 

9:30 - 10:30 - Panel Discussion - The Future of Taxi Transportation

The taxi industry has gone through a major transformation in the last decade. We are now witnessing new players entering the market and changing the rules of business.
The future will bring sustainable and innovative transportation where both taxi and ride-hailing businesses can play a key role in mobility ecosystem.
As the use of technology increases, new partnerships are on the horizon. We’ll discuss the expected changes ahead in the transport market between now and 2030. Learn how they will affect your business.
 

Moderator: Kaan Yilidizgoz, Senior Director – Membership, Marketing and Services, UITP (Belgium)

Panelists:

  • Dr. Anja Kaeller, Legal Officer - DG for Mobility and Transport, European Commission (Belgium)
  • Dr. Yousif Mohammad Al Ali, CEO, Dubai Taxi Agency (UAE)
  • Aaron de Rozario, CEO, Commercial passenger Vehicle Victoria (Australia)
  • Gregor Beiner, Representative, Taxi.eu (Germany)
  • Irina Zaripova, Chairman, Public Council for Taxi Services Development (Russia)
  • Micheal Oppermann, Managing Director, German Taxi Association (Bundesverband Taxi und Mietwagen e.V (Germany)

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break

 

11:00 - 12:30 - Achieving Operational Excellence - Global best practices

Taxi and ride-hailing players around the world are investing in new technologies and behavioural training to improve operational efficiency and profitability.
Technological innovations are making it vital for all companies to reinvent themselves. You’ll see real-life examples of business transformation, technology adoption, driver management and new business models.
 

Chair: Dr. Yousif Mohammad Al Ali, CEO, Dubai Taxi Corporation (UAE)

Speakers:

  • Aram Sargsyan, General Manager for EMEA and CIS, Yandex Taxi (Russia): Technologies that drive Yandex.Taxi’s profitability
  • Paul Soegianto, Chief Strategy Officer, BlueBird Group (Indonesia): Bluebird Transformation Journey
  • Amanda, Yee Mun Chin, Head of Mobility, TNG Digital Sdn Bhd (Malaysia): #JOMTKSI: A Socially Driven Mobility Innovation for Malaysia’s Taxi Ecosystem 
  • Joan Sáez Roldán, Institut Metropolità del Taxi - Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona (Spain): Fixed fares for taxi applications in the Barcelona Metropolitan Area
  • Joe Ma, Deputy General Manager, Shenzhen Bus Group Pengcheng Taxi (China)

12:30 Lunch break

 

14:00 - 15:30 - Regulation of Taxis and Private-hire Vehicles - Finding the right balance

Regulators around the world are facing the challenge to keep up with new innovation and technology.
The regulatory response so far has varied greatly, from outright prohibition and trying to enforce existing taxi and limousine regulations, to attempting welcome and facilitate the entry of new services.
This session will share with you the dilemma for regulators in regards to control permits, fares, driver management, service quality and key performance indicators.
 

ChairMatt Daus, President, International Association of Transport Regulators and Ex-Commissioner and Chairman of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) (USA)

Panelists:

  • Aaron de Rozario, CEO, Commercial passenger Vehicle Victoria (Australia): Regulating the winds of creative destruction
  • Herwig KOLLAR, Head of Legal Department, Taxi Deutschland (Germany): Changing the rules? The battle for new regulation in Taxi - and PHV industries in Germany
  • Claudia Breure, Global Head of Public Affairs, Free Now (Germany): Is it time for Europe-wide regulation of taxi and VTC services?
  • Abdulmajeed Al Tassan, Assistant Vice President of Land Transport Development and Quality, Transport General Authority (Saudi Arabia)
  • Giovanni Bazzoli, Policy Advisor, TaxiEurope Alliance (Belgium): Taxis and Public Service Obligations
  • Alireza Ghanadan, CEO, Tehran Taxi Organization (Iran): Policy Implications of Transportation Network Companies in Iran 

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break

 

16:00 - 17:00 - Adoption of Cleaner and Innovative Vehicle Design

Both the taxi and ride-hailing industry are aiming to adopt latest innovations by introducing cleaner and accessible vehicles.
Many cities around the globe are promoting zero-emission vehicles including: London, Shenzhen, Thimphu and Panama.
New vehicle designs are pushing towards sharing and autonomy. In this session learn about global case studies which are driving towards green and inclusive taxi and private-hire services
 

Chair: Blair Davies, CEO, Australian Taxi Industry Association (Australia)

Speakers:

  • Eva Fraedrich, Senior Researcher Mobility, MOIA GmbH (Germany): MOIA ride-pooling in Hamburg. Cause-and-effects of an on demand service on the urban transport system
  • Luc Texier, Head of Sales Europe, Bestmile (Switzerland): Challenging the Giants with a Differentiated, Orchestrated TNC Service
  • Matt Daus, President, International Association of Transport Regulators and Ex-commissioner and Chariman of the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) (USA): Infrastructure developments and vehicle design for EVs in the US
  • Rajarshi Rakesh Sahai, Chief Business Officer, Adaptive City Mobility (Netherlands): Shared electric fleets for all, globally, now !

Thursday 3 December 2020

9:00 - 10:30 - New Mobility Innovations - Digital disruption in personal mobility

Personal mobility is facing three major innovations that have disruptive potential: electrification, shared mobility and automation.
On-demand and shared mobility has played a key role to shape up the ride-hailing industry. Operators are dependent on new tools to increase their efficiency. During this session you will understand the use cases of artificial intelligence, big data, customer loyalty and machine learning for the taxi and ride-hailing industry.
 

Chair: Sonila Metushi, Policy Advisor, Koninklijk Nederlands Vervoer (KNV), The Netherlands

Speakers:

  • Mark Thomas, VP Marketing and Alliances, Ridecell (USA): Next generation ridehailing - owning the fleet
  • Kevin Liu, VP (Sales & Marketing), Streamax Technology., Ltd (China): AI empower the taxi industry
  • François-Joseph Van Audenhove, Partner, Global head Future of Mobility Lab, Arthur D. Little (Belgium): Rethinking on-demand mobility-Turning roadblocks into opportunities
  • Victoria Markewitz, Business Development Principal, Via Transportation (Germany): New mobility innovations and partnerships across the taxi, technology, and public transport industries

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:00 - Taxis and the Sharing Economy - Accepting the new reality

New mobility innovations such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS), autonomous vehicles, carpooling are providing an opportunity for the taxi industry to integrate with urban transport.
Taxi and ride-hailing industry are integral part of the mobility offering and provide critical first & last mile connectivity. Take the opportunity to learn from experts around the world about new tools being used to bring together these mobility offerings.
 

Chair: Emre Kiran, Head of Trainings, UITP Academy (Belgium)

Speakers:

  • Laurin Sepoetro, Manager Public Policy, Uber (Germany): An Operating System for Everyday Life
  • Marie-France Laurin, Chief Development Officer, Netlift (Canada): Carpooling, micro shuttle and taxi as a mobility solution
  • Björn N. Siebert, Lead Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Door2door (Germany): Taxi, ridepooling and public transport: Strong partners in the future of mobility
  • Robin Moradian, Business Development Lead, Splyt (UK): Superapps: Unlocking Global Mobility-as-a-Service

12.00 - 12.30 Closing session

  • Dr. Yousif Mohammad Al Ali, CEO, Dubai Taxi Agency (UAE)
  • Kaan Yilidizgoz, Senior Director – Membership, Marketing and Services, UITP (Belgium)

 

Exhibition

The exhibition will be the opportunity to discover more on the taxi related innovations, with companies such as Taxi Master, Pengcheng Electric Taxi Company, Ridecell, Streamax, Trapeze ect. 

The entrance to the Taxi & Ride-hailing Conference & Exhibition also gives access to the IT-TRANS exhibition. If you need more information on the whole exhibition floor, please visit IT-TRANS' website.

If you want to register as an exhibitor you can find all the information about it here and the registration form here.

Innovation Guided Tour

Date: 1 December 2020

Time: 13.30 - 15.30

Place: Exhibition Hall A/B, Messe Karlsruhe

If you wish to participate the Taxi Innovation Guided Tour, please send an email to athur.cormier@uitp.org

Technical visit in Stuttgart

Date: 4 December 2020

Time: 09.30 - 15.00

City: Stuttgart, Germany

If you wish to participate to the Technical visit, please send an email to athur.cormier@uitp.orgSocial Event

IT FAMILY DINNER

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 7pm, ZKM - Center for Art and Media - Lorenzstrasse 19, 76135 Karlsruhe

PRICE:  95euro VAT included *

Enjoy our prestigious conference dinner and mingle with the IT-TRANS community of delegates, trade press journalists, and many others.

KARLSRUHE NETWORKING NIGHT

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 7pm, Gartenhalle - Karlsruhe Convention Center, Festplatz 9, 76137 Karlsruhe

PRICE:  49euro VAT included *

Enjoy a wild party with live music, dancing and great food and drinks. The Karlsruhe Networking Night is THE get-together for delegates, exhibitors, representatives of trade associations, trade press journalists, and others! Party into the wee hours!

*The social events are not included in the basic price of the event

Registration: 

You can register to the conference here:

English: https://osc.kmkg.de/osc/go?shop=taxi20gb_eto

German: https://osc.kmkg.de/osc/go?shop=taxi20_eto

                                     RATES
UITP Member     400€ *
Non Member      600€ *

*Rates exclude 19% German VAT.

Do you want to exhibit?

If you want to register as an exhibitor you can find all the information about it here and the registration form here.

You can register as exhibitor here below:

Deutsch: https://osc.kmkg.de/osc/go?shop=taxi20

English: https://osc.kmkg.de/osc/go?shop=taxi20gb

Practical information: 

The event is organised in parallel with IT-TRANS 2020 and will take place at Messe Karlsruhe.

Location:
Messe Karlsruhe
Messeallee 1, D-76287 Rheinstetten
Germany

Plan route

More information on access and accomodation may be found here: https://www.it-trans.org/en/register-plan/for-visitors/getting-there/

 

Speakers: 

Dr. Yousif Mohammad Al Ali, CEO, Dubai Taxi Corporation (UAE)

Abdulmajeed Al Tassan, Assistant Vice President of Land Transport Development and Quality, Transport General Authority (Saudi Arabia)

Giovanni Bazzoli, Policy Advisor, TaxiEurope Alliance (Belgium)

Gregor Beiner, representative taxi.eu (Germany)

Claudia Breure, Global Head of Public Affairs, Free Now (Germany)

Amanda, Yee Mun Chin, Head of Mobility, TGN Digital Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)

Matt Daus, President, International Association of Transport Regulators and Ex-Commissioner and Chairman of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) (USA)

Blair Davies, CEO, Australian Taxi Industry Association (Australia)
Eva Fraedrich, Senior Researcher Mobility, MOIA GmbH (Germany)

Dr. Anja Kaeller, Legal Officer - DG for Mobility and Transport, European Commission (Belgium)

Emre Kiran, Head of Trainings, UITP Academy (Belgium)
Herwig Kollar, Head of legal Department, Taxi Deutschland (Germany)
Marie-France Laurin, Chief Development Officer, Netlift (Canada)

Kevin Liu, VP (Sales & Marketing), Streamax Technology., Ltd (China)

Joe Ma, Deputy General Manager, Shenzhen Bus Group Pengcheng Taxi (China)
Victoria Markewitz, Business Development Principal, Via Transportation (Germany)

Mohamed Mezghani, Secretary General, UITP (Belgium)

Robin Moradian, Business Development Lead, Splyt (UK)

Micheal Oppermann, Managing Director, German Taxi Association (Bundesverband Taxi und Mietwagen e.V) (Germany)

Dr. Alexander Pischon, CEO,Verkehrsbetriebe Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)

Jérôme Pourbaix, Senior Director - Global Growth, UITP (Belgium)  

Joan Sáez Roldán, Project Management Office, Institut Metropolità del Taxi - Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona (Spain)

Aaron de Rozario, Chief Executive Officer, Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria (Australia)

Rajarshi Rakesh Sahai, Chief Business Officer, Adaptive City Mobility (Netherlands)

Aram Sargsyan, General Manager for EMEA and CIS, Yandex (Russia)

Laurin Sepoetro, Manager Public Policy, Uber (Germany)
Björn N. Siebert, Lead Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Door2door (Germany)
Paul Soegianto, Chief Strategy Officer, PT Blue Bird Tbk (Indonesia)
Luc Texier, Head of Sales Europe, Bestmile (Switzerland)
Mark Thomas, VP Marketing and Alliances, Ridecell (USA)
François-Joseph Van Audenhove, Partner, Global head of Arthur D. Little Future of Mobility Lab (Belgium)

Britta Wirtz, Managing Director, Messe Karlsruhe (Germany)

Kaan Yilidizgoz, Senior Director – Membership, Marketing and Services, UITP (Belgium)

Irina Zaripova, Chairman, Public Council for Taxi Services Development (Russia)

 

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Please contact: jochen.georg@messe-karlsruhe.de to learn about sponsorship opportunities for your organisation at this event.

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