Langenburg Forum 2015

Sustainable Mobility and Logistics

On 18 and 19 June 2015, the Langenburg Forum “Sustainable Mobility and Logistics” took place at the Langenburg Castle. In light of the fact that greenhouse gas emissions from transport have increased 48 per cent globally since 1990 and will continue to rise, the need for action on sustainable developments is evident. Participants of what the press dubbed the “G-100-Summit in Hohenlohe,” debated whether digitalisation and electrification could be the catalyst for sustainable development and how this transformation can be realised.

Approximately one hundred high-ranking participants from consumer protection and environmental organisations, academia, business and politics, discussed three panel solution oriented approaches for individual transport, freight transport, and urban centres, in which both intersect. In their keynotes, Madeleine Albright, 64th US-Secretary of State, German Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection, Heiko Maas, and EU Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger reported about the political action approaches to create a more sustainable transportation system.

At the centre of the discussion was digitalisation, with the potential to make electrification and new mobility and logistics concepts useful and applicable. Moreover, participants emphasised the pressure to act in urban centres, which has become more and more urgent as a result of urbanisation. At the same time, cities present many and diverse opportunities for sustainable transportation.

Invitation as pdf-file
Documentation of the Langenburg Forum 2015
Vita of all speakers

Video message from HRH The Prince of Wales

Thursday, June 18th 2015

1:00 pm Welcome
Video Message of HRH The Prince of Wales
Philipp Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Joschka Fischer, Former Foreign Minister of Germany

Key-Note: Challenges of Urbanization
Madeleine K. Albright, 64th Secretary of State of the United States

2:00 pm Panel: The Future of Mobility: Which Sectors are Setting the Standard?
 Peter Schwarzenbauer, Board Member, BMW Group
Thomas Daiber, Chief Executive Officer, Hubject GmbH
Hans Hubschneider, Founder, PTV Planung Transport Verkehr AG
Armin Schmidt, General Manager, ATS Advanced Telematic Systems GmbH

4:00 pm Panel: Intermodality in Freight: Push from Digitalisation?
Arda Ermut, President of the Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey
Boris Palmer, Mayor of the City of Tübingen
Dr. Hansjörg Rodi, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Schenker Deutschland AG
Christoph Wolff, Managing Director, European Climate Foundation

5:30 pm Key-Note: Digitisation in Transport – Brave New World or Loss of Automobile Autonomy?
Heiko Maas, German Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection

7:30 pm “Hohenlohe Region” – Dinner 
Winfried Kretschmann, Governor of the German Federal State of Baden-Württemberg

Friday, June 19th 2015

9:00 am Panel: Urban Spaces: Steering Digitalisation toward Sustainability = Decarbonisation?
Prof. Dr. Dr. Klaus Töpfer, Founding and Executive Director of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) and Former German Minister for Environment
Dr. Bernhard Blättel, Director Mobility Services, BMW Group
Yvonne Hofstetter, General Manager, TERAMARK Technologies GmbH
Philipp von Schierstaedt, Vice President & General Manager Radio Frequency & Sensors, Infineon Technologies AG

11:00 am Key-Note: Big Data or Building: Driving the Mobility of Tomorrow?
Günther H. Oettinger, EU-Commissioner for Digital Business and Society

12:30 pm Summary of the Second Conference Day
Justin Mundy, International Sustainability Unit of HRH The Prince of Wales

Moderator: Verena Wriedt

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