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Conference theme

Conference theme
The main theme of ECOMM 2017 is ‘Teaming-up for liveable cities’. With this theme the ECOMM 2017 conference wants to explore how a continuous improvement in the quality of life and health in cities can be realized. By working together (public-private and cross-border), combating climate change, creating integral solutions and customizing mobility services. Maastricht Bereikbaar (Accessible Maastricht), the City of Maastricht, the Province of Limburg, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, the University of Hasselt and the Breda University of Applied Sciences have teamed-up to create liveable cities. We would like to invite you to come and join us in Maastricht from 31 May – 2 June 2017.

Jointly addressing mobility challenges
A large majority of European citizens live in an urban environment, with over 60 % living in urban areas of over 10.000 inhabitants. They live their daily lives in the same space, and for their mobility share the same infrastructure. Urban mobility accounts for 40% of all CO2 emissions of road transport and up to 70% of other pollutants from transport. European cities increasingly face problems caused by transport and traffic. The question of how to enhance mobility while at the same time reducing congestion, accidents and pollution is a challenge to all major cities in Europe.

With a focus on sharing knowledge and encouraging further cooperation in order to jointly address the various mobility challenges, the organization of ECOMM 2017 has selected 5 crosscutting subjects: CO2 neutral transport, public-private partnership, integral solutions serving multiple goals, cross-border cooperation and user perspectives. In addition to the selected topics for the focus sessions, these 5 subjects will have an important place in the conference programme.


ProgrammE at a glance

Wednesday 31 May 2017

08.00-13.30 Registration open 
08.00-12.00 Build-up stands & demonstrations
09.00-12.00 Excursions & side meeting
12.00-13.30 Lunch + visit exhibition
12.00-13.30 Kick-Off Pressure Cooker Session
12.00-18.00 Exhibition open
13.30-15.15 Opening Session
15.15-15.45 Coffee break
15.45-17.15 Focus sessions 1
18.00-19.30 Welcome reception

Thursday 1 June 2017

09.00-10.30 Plenary Session – Interactive Panel Discussion
09.00-18.00 Exhibition open
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.30 Focus sessions 2
12.30-13.30 Lunch break
13.30-15.00 Focus sessions 3
14.00-15.00 Press Conference
15.00-15.15 Short coffee break 
15.15-16.45 Focus sessions 4
16.45-18.00 Meet the Locals Tour
20:00- ECOMM Dinner + Party

Friday 2 June 2017

09.00-10.30 Plenary Session - House of Commons Debate
09.00-14.30 Exhibition open
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.30 Results & Recommendations Pressure Cooker Session
11.00-12.30 Focus sessions 5
12.30-13.30 Closing Session
13.30-14.30 Lunch break
14.40-17.30 Excursions & side meetings