NITI Aayog to host global mobility summit in September

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 04 Jul 2018

NITI Aayog, India's policy think tank, in collaboration with various ministries and industry partners, is organising ‘MOVE: Global Mobility Summit’ in New Delhi on September 7-8. This summit will aims to drive the Indian government’s goals for vehicle electrification,  renewable energy integration and job growth and also speed up India’s transition to a clean energy economy.

The summit will be the first global mobility summit of its kind in the country, and will see over 1,200 participants from across the world including government and industry leaders, research organisations, academia, think tanks and civil society organisations.

Through this summit, the government aims to encourage synergies between indigenous industries such as automobile manufacturing, IT, electronics and telecommunications to integrate with global supply chains and cement India’s position as a progressive, forward-looking nation. 

The summit will constitute three designated components – a conclave,  expo and  featured events. The event will be focused on asset utilisation and services, comprehensive electrification, alternative energy, reinventing public transport, logistics and goods transport and data analytics and mobility.

Rajiv Kumar, vice-chairman, NITI Aayog said, “Nowhere in the world is there greater potential to accelerate the transition to a shared, connected and zero emission society than India.  ‘MOVE’ will help catalyse the transition by laying down a futuristic roadmap.”

NITI Aayog CEO, Amitabh Kant said, “Rapidly evolving technologies and business models are transforming the mobility sector.  New pathways are emerging to provide clean, cost-effective mobility services that create new jobs, reduce dependence on oil imports and achieve efficient land usage in cities. India has a leapfrog opportunity”.

High-level panel discussions
The Conclave would include panel discussions featuring global CEOs and transport ministers from across the world.  It will also see participation from countries like the Netherlands, Slovakia, USA, UK, Netherlands, China, South Korea and Australia. Special track sessions with mayors and governors from various major cities and capitals are also planned to highlight their experiences with future mobility and evolve development paradigms for India.

The Expo titled,‘MOVEMENTUM’, will feature future technologies and cutting-edge innovations which will shape the mobility paradigm, showcasing India’s push towards transformative mobility solutions. The global mobility summit (GMS) exhibition that will be held at the India Gate lawns, New Delhi will have sector-specific focus.

The featured events would include breakout sessions, fireside chats, innovation spotlights, hackathons, mobility pitch competitions and networking sessions. These events will focus on offering informal insights into what constitutes transformative mobility.

Through the National Strategy for Transforming Mobility, NITI Aayog is urging all States and Union territories to formulate state-specific comprehensive strategies by constituting respective State Task Forces. India’s policy think tank is looking to integrate the inputs received from various states with global practices to come up with a National Strategy, that is said to be launched soon.