Event Highlights

Wednesday, September 28

Welcome & Forum Opening: Hans-Werner Kaas, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, Detroit

Mobility Next >> Shared Mobility Solutions for Livable Cities: José Viegas, Secretary-General, International Transport Forum, OECD

Mobility Next >> Shared Mobility and the End of Car Ownership: Emily Castor, Director of Transportation Policy, Lyft

Creating an Ideal Mobility Ecosystem for the Future:
Mudassir Sheikha, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Careem, Dubai
Chuck Gulash, Director, Collaborative Safety Research Center, Toyota
Steven Fernández, Director of Investor Relations, Abertis Infraestructuras, Spain
Moderator: Andreas Mai,Former Director, Smart Connected Vehicles, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Data in Motion: The Convergence of Analytics and Mobility: Jim Goodnight, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, SAS

Thursday, September 29

Introduction of Mary Barra: Doug Rothwell

The Future of Personal Mobility: Mary Barra, Chairman & CEO, General Motors Company
– Moderator: KC Crain Jr., EVP & Director of Corporate Operations, Crain Communications Inc.

Improving Quality of Life through Mobility Solutions:
Peter Sweatman, Principal, CAVita
Andrea Coleman, CoFounder, Riders for Health, UK
Sohier Hall, Co-founder, President & CEO, Luum
– Moderator: Chris Thomas, Founder & Partner, Fontinalis

Mobility Next >> Accelerating the World’s Transition to Sustainable Transport Diarmuid O’Connell, Vice President of Business Development, Tesla Motors

Building Blocks for Sustainable Mobility: Håkan Samuelsson,President & CEO, Volvo Car Group

The Human Impact of Mobility – Beyond the Car, Beyond the Code: Bill Ford, Executive Chairman, Ford Motor Company – Moderator: Rebecca Jarvis, ABC News Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent

Urban Mobility around the World:
Mike Duggan, Mayor, City of Detroit
Anne Berner, Finland Minister of Transport & Communications
Heidi Francis, Assistant Deputy Minister-Road User Safety, Ontario Public Service
– Moderator: 
Gabe Klein , Co-founder, CityFi

Workgroup Breakout Sessions and Report Outs

Summary and Outlook – Future of Mobility: Hans-Werner Kaas, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, Detroit

Innovation within a Safety Culture: Blair Anderson, Under Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Transportation

Closing Comments: Doug Rothwell

screen-shot-2016-11-18-at-12-39-40-pmThe inaugural 2016 World Mobility Leadership Forum proved that mobility’s next chapter begins in Detroit. We want to thank the partners, sponsors and speakers that made the experience memorable. During the two-day Forum, more than 300 automotive, mobility, technology and government leaders from 12 countries gathered in Detroit to discuss the ways mobility can help solve some of the most pressing global challenges. Nearly 30 experts and thought leaders took the stage to provide their perspectives on the future of mobility, including Ford Motor Company’s Bill Ford and General Motors Company’s Mary Barra. The Forum garnered worldwide media coverage from outlets such as Automotive News, Bloomberg, Forbes, USA Today and Yahoo Finance. And best of all, the Forum reinforced Michigan’s leadership role in the next mobility revolution as the automotive and technology industries converge.

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Event Location & Lodging

The Forum will be held at The Westin, in the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation package with a code granting you access to a reserved block of rooms.

Located in the McNamara Terminal, The Westin is the only hotel inside Detroit Metropolitan Airport. The following airlines are located in the McNamara Terminal: Delta, KLM and Air France. If you fly into another terminal at the airport, there are shuttles that you can take to The Westin. As a registered overnight guest at the hotel, you can access the shops and restaurants in the McNamara Terminal and take advantage of full-service hotel features.

Click here to learn more about The Westin.

The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport
2501 Worldgateway Place
Detroit, MI, 48242
United States
Info: 734-942-6500
Reservations: 866-716-8108

Getting to the Westin

All roads and flights lead to the Motor City. Click here to access driving directions to The Westin. When you get to The Westin, long-term self-parking and valet parking is available.