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Author, Speaker, Innovator: It's time to talk women and innovation with SITCE keynote Katrine Marçal

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Introducing our keynote speaker…

With an eye on the Mother of Invention

With an eye on an innovative future, the 2022 edition of the Singapore International Transport Congress and Exhibition (SITCE) will discuss the latest developments transforming urban mobility.

Held in a city where innovation shines through, the world of public transport will see what the next steps are for transforming the way we move around our cities.

Under the 2022 edition theme “Heartbeat of Mobility”, expert voices and interesting contributions will be made in a pioneering region of the world (2-4 November).

We’re pleased to announce that one of those voices will be our keynote speaker Katrine Marçal.

A bestselling author, leading journalist, and sought-after speaker, Katrine is a welcome addition to our 2022 gathering.

As an author, her first book “Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner?” has been translated into more than 20 languages across the globe, and was named one of The Guardian’s books of the year in 2015.

Recognition for Katrine’s work grew from there, and in the same year she was listed as one of the BBC’s 100 Women.

Writing for Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter, Katrine has interviewed some of the world’s leading economic thinkers – with several of her interviews viewed on YouTube more than a million times.

Katrine’s second book “Mother Of Invention: How Good Ideas Get Ignored In An Economy Built For Men” became a bestseller in Sweden in 2020 and will be published in several languages during 2021 and 2022.

Originally from Sweden, Katrine now lives in the English countryside, and continues to inspire as a writer and speaker, giving keynotes at institutions such as Oxford University Business and Economics Programme, London School of Economics and The Royal School of Technology in Stockholm.

Inspiring speakers can impact an event’s audience in many different ways.

We know that the world is changing, and public transport finds itself looking to the future in an ever-changing society.

Innovation will help to lead this change, and with a strong focus on gender equality and women in leadership, public transport can help to transform our cities into the most liveable places for all of us.

With Katrine’s focus on including women as the missing key to innovation, leading audiences through fascinating examples of how innovators have failed to take women’s experiences into account, she will analyse what they can tell us about women and innovation today.

Katrine’s keynote speech is not to be missed!

The perfect platform…

For the latest sector solutions

For the fourth edition of the most important event in public transport held in the Asia-Pacific region, SITCE has established itself as a must-attend gathering in the region.

Working towards a more sustainable, resilient and seamless public transport, Asia-Pacific has become known as a testing ground for smart and pioneering sector developments.

Aiming to address challenges and raise solutions for urban mobility planners, operators, service providers, innovators, start-ups and researchers, SITCE brings together those shaping the future of the urban mobility landscape.

Jointly hosted by UITP and LTA Singapore, the theme ‘Heartbeat of Mobility’ is set, with the Congress programme and Exhibition planning in place for another exciting edition.

Across the three days, there will be Plenary Sessions suited to everyone’s interests, covering a wide range of topics for the future of urban mobility.

A very special fireside chat will take place with our partners at BBC StoryWorks to launch our new member-led collaboration, featuring several UITP members who are part of the new series. More to come soon!

During SITCE, innovation, smart cities and technology will be weaved throughout our impressive programme. To time with our arrival in Singapore, we’re publishing a new Report giving policy recommendations covering the topic of demand management, giving policy makers direction on measures to manage and influence demand for mobility and policies to influence land-use and transport planning as well as users’ daily life.

The paper will be presented by Roch Muraine, Worldwide Sales Director in Transportation at Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise in Paris and Chair of the Passenger Flow & Crowd Management Working Group, at the upcoming Metro Assembly on 1 November in Singapore.

Learn more about human-centred smart mobility in our brand new publication!

The programme is set, and the theme is in place…join us.


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