The third annual Movin’On Summit in Montreal ended on Thursday, wrapping up another successful event focused on sustainable mobility, industry trends, environmental awareness, and the latest and greatest to impact global players in e-commerce, automotive manufacturing, and more.
The Michelin-inspired event concluded with a message from United Nations Climate Action Summit 2019 Special Envoy, Luis Alfonso De Alba and Michelin Group’s CEO, Florent Menegaux, stressing the importance of working towards creating sustainable action for mobility in the UN.
The closing ceremony reiterated the purpose of the annual Movin’On Summit as an inspiration and driver behind the development of mobility solutions for the environment while changing the pace of transportation as we now know it.
Major takeaways from the 2019 Movin’On Summit focused on solutions for eliminating waste, addressing challenges in dimensional mobility, maximizing automation, and utilizing technology to create streamlined collaboration and efficiencies. Game-changers revealed include the Michelin Uptis – an airless and puncture-proof tire projected to enter the market as early as 2024.
Over 95 leading speakers from academia, politics, cities, and businesses addressed challenges and presented the latest in automated strategies, further promoting movement in sustainable action. Keynote speeches were presented by Michelin Group, General Motors, BMW Group, Harvard Business School, California State Transportation Agency, Accenture, Google Cloud, and more.
Beyond education and innovation exploration, companies left the summit with action plans and next steps to overcome challenges and improve initiatives. Among those pursuing next steps include Lyon, Angkor and Niamey developing an action plan to address mobility challenges following participation at the startup LaVilleE+ working session.
The 2020 Movin’On Summit planning is already underway, as confirmed by Michelin’s CEO Florent Menegaux during the closing ceremony. Montreal will again host the C2 International-organized event from June 3-5, 2020.