Transportation of tomorrow: Enabling smarter intermodality

The Convention gave an overview of recent and future trends, and also strengthened links between the different stakeholders.

The social perspective of mobility was also addressed at the Convention. Furthermore, to reflect the global nature of mobility, experiences and perspectives from other regions have been shared to complement the European view.

The Mobility Convention 2014 brought together top-level experts representing industry, research, and the users to discuss smarter intermodality, to share the latest developments, insights, and challenges.

Intermodality is the key to sustainable passenger mobility, and improving the interfaces is a major challenge in taking mobility to the next level. As new technologies develop and customer behavior changes, fundamental questions have to be asked again: Which are the mobility needs of people in the future? How will they travel? What kind of concepts and new challenges lie ahead? Which role will intermodality play?


Enabling smarter aviation: Managing the change

Preparing their companies for the future is particularly complex for the players in the aviation sector, as they need to make strategic decisions accounting for unprecedented challenges. In particular, these are the digitization trend, growing uncertainty regarding regulations, the development of emerging markets, and the need for more sustainable operations.

Aviation managers and members of academia have been adopting their work to meet the challenges of a constantly changing business environment for very long term decisions as well as on mid- and short-term perspective. Infrastructural master planning, fleet decisions and financing as well as operational allocation of resources and management of irregularities ask for continuously improved forecasts, methods and tools to be able to master industry challenges today.

The Aviation Convention 2015 once again brought together high-profile experts from academia and industry to share the latest developments and challenges from their work, research and personal expertise. The Convention gave a unique overview of recent forecasting methods and their results as well as insights on strategic trends and developments for the aviation industry.

To strengthen links between academia and the aviation industry has been one of the main goals of the Aviation Convention. This event helped to generate new research topics, strategic and operational options and new solutions.

The Aviation Convention 2015 was the ideal environment to discuss and explore aviation industry development options in a constantly changing environment to enable smarter aviation.