SuM4All @ 2018 ITF Summit
Sustainable Mobility for All (SuM4All) was one of the many organizations represented at this year’s edition of the world’s premier transport conference – the 2019 International Transport Forum Summit. Held from 23rd – 25th May in Leipzig, Germany, the conference saw over 1400 decision makers from more than 80 countries attend, including transport ministers from 59 countries. Governments, the private sector, international organizations and academia were represented at the event.
SuM4All joined more than 50 other exhibitors in showcasing its achievements during the past year. Participants at the conference visited the SuM4All booth to learn about its first joint output – the 2017 Global Mobility Report (GMR). The GMR provides an assessment of the global performance of the transport sector and the progress made towards four main objectives – universal access, efficiency, safety and green mobility. Visitors had the opportunity learn more about the report by taking part in a short quiz. Those that did well were rewarded with SuM4All merchandise.
Ministers of Transport and CEO’s from the private sector also visited the booth to discuss championing the initiative and joining the new “SuM4All Advisory Committee.” Nancy Vandycke, the program manager of the SuM4All initiative at the World Bank, moderated a panel discussion on the SuM4All Global Roadmap of Action (GRA), which is currently being developed. The GRA is a multi-agency effort in developing a menu of policy actions to achieve sustainable mobility. The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, the International Civil Aviation Organization and the International Association of Public Transport were represented in the panel discussion.