ELF Expert Forum „Mobility and infrastructure networks“

Neos LAB - Das liberale Forum, Neubaugasse 64-66, Wien, Österreich
23. April 2018, 14:00 Uhr



The event is organised by the European Liberal Forum with the support of NEOS Lab and ALDE Party. This event is part of a series of Expert Forums organised around Europe on topical matters and challenges facing the European Union and will be conducted as the ALDE Party considers its manifesto for the 2019 elections to the European Parliament. This forum will be particularly focus on mobility and infrastructure – currently shaped by trends in Digitalisation, Automatisation and Decarbobisation. Understanding ongoing changes, emerging trends and their potential implications are important to ensure sustainable mobility for the 21st century across Europe. Three important pillars in this debate cover the digitalization of transport, cross-border mobility and cross-border infrastructure, which will be covered in our expert forum.

14:00 – 14:05 Introduction to European liberal Forum Josef Lentsch, Member of the Board

14:05 – 14:15 Welcome Speech, Angelika Mlinar MEP, ALDE Party Vice-President


14:15 – 15:15 PANEL 1: Cross-border Infrastructure

Franz Hörhager, Expert of private infrastructure investments

Gesine Meissner MEP, Member of the TRAN Committee AND Substitute Member of the ENVI and ITRE Committee

Alfred Pitnik, Head of Public & International Affairs Rail Cargo Group


15:15 – 16:15 PANEL 2: Cross-border Mobility

Prof. Elmar Fürst, Vienna University of Economics and Business – Institute for Transport and Logistics

Andreas Sernetz, Founder and CEO Fairplane

Bart Vink, D66, Member of the City Council of Amsterdam and Board Member Dutch Thinktank on Mobility and Spatial Development


16:15 – 17:15 PANEL 3: Digitalisation of Transport

Stefan Blachfellner, BCSSS, Managing Director

Stefan Gara, NEOS, Member of the Vienna City Council and Parliament

Irene Rivera Andrés MP, Ciudadanos, Spanish Chamber of Deputies Member of the Commission on Road Safety and sustainable mobility

Representative from Uber


17:15 closing remarks Dr. Christopher Gohl, Member of the ALDE Party Manifesto Drafting Committee

Moderated by Manfred Mühlberger