THE FIA PROMOTES ACCESSIBLE AND INCLUSIVE MOBILITY AT THE INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT FORUM 2022 SUMMIT
The 2022 edition of the International Transport Forum (ITF) Summit – the first one held as an in-person event since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic – focused on “transport and inclusive societies” and was the occasion for the FIA to promote the transition towards a more accessible and inclusive mobility future for all.
The Annual Summit of the International Transport Forum is the world’s largest gathering of transport ministers and the premier global transport policy event. Held from 18-20 May in Leipzig, Germany, it offered the perfect occasion to address the main challenges still preventing many people from having a safe and easy access to mobility at a time where the demand for more flexible transport options has never been so high.
FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem was invited to take part in the panel discussion of the Summit’s opening plenary, along with Secretary of Transportation of the United States of America Pete Buttigieg, Minister for the Environment of the Netherlands Vivianne Heijnen, Minister of Transport and Road Safety of Israel Merav Michaeli, World Travel and Tourism Council CEO & President Julia Simpson, and Development Bank of Latin America Vice President, Physical Infrastructure and Digital Transformation Antonio Silveira.
During the discussion, President Ben Sulayem explained that mobility must not only be affordable but that the future of mobility must also be green and that the FIA, thanks to its network of 244 Clubs representing 80 million road users from 146 countries and its strong connection with car manufacturers, can be part of the solution. The FIA President highlighted the FIA’s work in motor sport that shows that improvements are possible. To illustrate the role of motor sport as a catalyst for innovation, he talked about how the…
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