The Mobility Centre for Africa NPC convened the 2nd Future Mobility Roundtable on Monday November 27, 2017 at the IDC Conference Centre in Sandton. The event brought together transport and mobility experts, who shared their insights as to how South Africa and the continent should be managing the technological disruptive forces that are sweeping the industry. Key speakers included the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands H.E. Marisa Gerards and Gauteng Growth and Development Agency CEO, Saki Zamxaka.
The speaker line-up included senior industry and city representatives from eThekwini, Ekurhuleni and Johannesburg Municipalities as well as SANRAL, SANEDI, NAAMSA, Deloitte, Uber, Intertol, Royal HaskoningDHV, RTMC and BMW. This high-level round-table event was attended by senior representatives from government, industry and academia.
The Mobility Centre for Africa NPC (MCA) is a non-profit company that has been established to research and test connected, autonomous and electric vehicle technologies. The MCA is convening these Roundtable events as consultative forums for stakeholders that are affected by and/or are implementing smart mobility solutions that will address some of our major challengs facing mobility encompassing all elements, viz., Road Crashes, Emissions, Congestion and Affordability.
The Sandton event is a 2nd in a series of events planned by the MCA taking place in major cities across the country including Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London, Bloemfontein, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni. The first Roundtable was held in Durban in October 2017 as part of the Innovation Festival Durban 2017.