Intertraffic launches first ever webinar programme during original Amsterdam show week

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International expo organiser Intertraffic has announced it is launching its first ever free-to-attend webinar series on Tuesday 21 April 2020, the original opening date of Intertraffic Amsterdam, which has been postponed until March 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In this first webinar Carlo van de Weijer, general manager of the Eindhoven AI Systems Institute at Eindhoven University of Technology, will interview three mobility professionals about the effect of the coronavirus on mobility and on their organisation, as well as getting their views on smart mobility, traffic management, and connected, cooperative and automated driving.

The experts taking part will be Aurélien Cottet, MaaS initiatives coordinator at Transdev; Paul Speirs, global head of pre-sales at PTV Group and Chris de Veer, sector manager for smart mobility at the Province of Noord-Holland/Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. There will also be an introduction from Intertraffic Amsterdam exhibition manager Joyce de Winter.

“In post-Corona era, will we experience a rapid return in the field of mobility towards long traffic jams, packed trains during rush hour and crowded airports?” asks webinar host Carlo van de Weijer (left). “Or will our experience with conference calls make us finally decide to refuse to go back to blocked traffic? Or will some remaining fear of contamination make public transport and shared cars less popular and make people want to shift to individual modalities such as the bicycle and car? In any case we might see some trends to be leveraged by the crisis; I look forward to sharing the thoughts and knowledge of the experts in this webinar”

The Intertraffic team promises to continue serving its community, sharing knowledge and creative ideas and initiatives with further online knowledge sessions and activities to follow after this one. Subjects will include new aspects of the mobility transition, as well as unexpected impacts and innovative remodelling and re-engineering of concepts in changing times.

The first webinar takes place on Tuesday 21 April 2020 14.00-15.00 hrs (CEST)

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Tom has edited Traffic Technology International magazine and the Traffic Technology Today website since May 2014. During his time at the title he has interviewed some of the top transportation chiefs in charge of public agencies around the world as well as chairmen and CEOs of multinational transportation technology corporations. Tom's early career saw him working on some the UK's leading consumer magazine titles. He has a law degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).

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