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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Welcomes Attendees of LA CoMotion 2018 With Opening Keynote

November 15, 2018

“Los Angeles is driving the future of transportation — a future that we are determined to make safer and more accessible, equitable, shared, and sustainable for everyone in our city. LA CoMotion is helping us bring that vision to life by assembling some of the world’s brightest minds to shape the direction of urban mobility.”

  • 1,300 Attendees from across the globe flock to Downtown L.A. to discuss the future of urban mobility

LOS ANGELES, California – Today, LA CoMotion, the leading global event bringing together the key players of urban mobility, opened its doors to a host of international attendees in the heart of the Downtown Los Angeles (L.A.) Arts District. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti kicked off the event with a rousing welcoming keynote that expressed his commitment to strengthening the city’s current position as the ultimate testing ground for innovative mobility technologies.

“Los Angeles is driving the future of transportation — a future that we are determined to make safer and more accessible, equitable, shared, and sustainable for everyone in our city,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “LA CoMotion is helping us bring that vision to life by assembling some of the world’s brightest minds to shape the direction of urban mobility.”

From November 15-16, the LA CoMotion Leadership Conference will bring together more than 85 speakers from over 30 countries to discuss the current market landscape and the impact policy and technology will have on the future of the urban mobility. The program features influential thought leaders from across the mobility sector. Don’t miss some of this year’s most anticipated panels, including:

  • Better Transportation > Better Cities > Better Living

    • Mohamed Mezghani, Secretary General, International Association of Public Transport (UITP)

    • Valerie Plante, Mayor, Montréal

    • Kadri Simson, Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure, Estonia

    • Larry D. De Shon, Chief Executive Officer, Avis

  • Providing the Service of Seamless Mobility

    • Raj Kapoor, Chief Strategy Officer, Lyft

    • Yann Leriche, CEO Transdev North America and Head of the B2C Business Line and Autonomous Transportation Systems, Transdev

    • Martin McMullan, Director, Connected Journeys NZ Transit Agency

    • Emily Warren, Senior Director of Policy & Public Affairs, Lime

  • Los Angeles: Ground Zero of the Mobility Revolution?

    • Christopher Hawthorne, Chief Design Officer, City of LA

    • Seleta Reynolds, General Manager, LADOT

    • Phillip A. Washington, CEO, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

  • Managing the Revolution: Overcoming the Roadblocks to an AV Future

    • Ellie Casson, Head of Local Policy, Waymo

    • Seleta Reynolds, General Manager, LADOT

    • Karina Ricks, Director Office of Mobility and Infrastructure, City of Pittsburgh

The second day of the conference will mark the inaugural Hack.LAMobility, an unprecedented 24-hour mobility Hackathon, in partnership with moovel, an urban mobility company, and DigitalLife@Daimler, a leader of transportation digitization. The country’s finest mobility geeks will be coding their way to a new mobility future and competing for an all-inclusive paid trip to Berlin for the Tech Open Air festival.

Last but not least, following two days of engaging programming and networking opportunities, LA CoMotion will be open to the general public, free-of-charge, for the LA CoMotion Mobility Festival, a fun day packed with interactive exhibits, workshops, demonstrations, tours, test tracks, and street activations. Global architectural firm Woods Bagot will present their fascinating research on the repurposing of parking places in the city of Los Angeles, exploring how a shift in planning could provide dwellings for 3 million people. The Woods Bagot 3D data visualization tool will adjust itself live to different density scenarios, inviting Angelenos to own the development process of their city.

About CoMotion LLC

CoMotion LLC is a Los Angeles-based event, media and venture group at the cutting-edge of the urban mobility revolution. With LA CoMotion as its annual flagship event, CoMotion is driving thought-leadership and business collaboration across the new mobility space. CoMotion organizes proprietary world-class mobility conferences and creates, aggregates and publishes mobility sector news, content, and information. CoMotion also advises and partners with both established as well as early stage mobility businesses, civic leaders, and municipalities on five continents.

Media contact: 

Sarah Kalvar

Communications Manager

LA CoMotion

+1 213-317-7897

skalvar@lacomotion.com

www.lacomotion.com

@LA_CoMotion #LACOMO18

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