Experts gather for smart mobility event
On the 11th of February, the MOBI-MIX project hosted the Smart Mobility Webinar.
The webinar brought together mobility experts from across Europe to discuss our smart mobility guide and to examine public-private collaboration and its challenges. Experts included Soufian Jahouh from the City of Rotterdam, Chris van Mourey from the City of Antwerp, Robert Schopen from Co-wheels, Laura Babío from POLIS and Giel Mertens from Bax & Company.
City of Rotterdam's Soufian Jahouh giving an introduction to the MOBI-MIX project.
City of Antwerp's Chris Van Maroey explaining the mobility framework for public -private partnership.
Co-wheels' Robert Schopen discussing procurement challenges for the private sector.
Some of the highlights from the discussions among the experts included the challenges of public-private collaboration. Robert Schopen, marketing manager from Co-wheels discussed the procurement challenges from the private sector perspective and the traditional vs open approach to procurement. Robert explained how an open approach to procurement enables private companies to have the opportunity to operate in locations where it is best suited to their needs and ideals. The open approach also enables the ability to trial and innovate new schemes to overcome fixed bay restrictions. Overall resulting in open discussions and clearer visions.
Bax & Company's Giel Mertens explaining the smart mobility guide.
POLIS' Laura Babío discussing the smart mobility guide with a use case example.