Mobil-Lux 2023

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Organised by the Luxembourg Ministry of Mobility and Public Works and the City of Luxembourg, with the support of Luxtram, Mobil-Lux 2023 will seek to address urban development and mobility challenges, provide learning opportunities and foster constructive inter-cultural dialogue. The congress will focus on topics such as urban public transport, the tramway, national mobility concepts and the challenges of mobility in the context of the energy crisis.

Mobil-Lux 2023 Event Preview

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What is Mobil-Lux 2023?

Developing mobility is a major concern for many European cities and involves a number of challenges, including urban planning, social, cultural, technical and environmental challenges. Having faced those challenges, Luxembourg has been particularly committed to implementing an intermodal and innovative mobility strategy. 

In pursuit of these goals, the Luxembourg Ministry of Mobility and Public Works and the City of Luxembourg, with the support of Luxtram (the developer and operator of the city’s tramway), decided to organise Mobil-Lux 2023, a European congress advocating an inter-cultural approach to future-oriented urban mobility. 

This congress is unique and unprecedented. We have invited German-speaking, French-speaking and English-speaking representatives to talk to a diverse and multicultural audience. In order to facilitate communication and understanding, all of the presentations will be interpreted live into German, French and English. 

In addition to presentations on the topic of mobility, the conference will also be hosting a conveniently located exhibition that will provide insight into the know-how and expertise in the field of mobility of Mobil-Lux’s professional partners.

Who is behind Mobil-Lux, and why?

Mobil-Lux is an initiative launched by the Ministry of Mobility and Public Works of Luxembourg, together with the City of Luxembourg and Luxtram. It seeks to address the various ways in which mobility challenges can be met in Europe.

We believe that there is a real need to promote constructive exchange, both between the various players in this field and across geographical borders. Firstly, in order to better understand how our cities should design and implement upcoming transformations and, secondly, to share expertise and experience with all those who are considering re-designing their own mobility offerings. 

As Luxembourg borders both Germany and France, and both of these languages are spoken locally, it is therefore ideally positioned to host a congress with such an inter-cultural approach. The Organisation Committee of Mobil-Lux comprises representatives from the three organisations mentioned above, and is supported by two scientific experts, one German- and one French-speaking.

In addition, Mobil-Lux also offers a wide range of sponsorship and exhibition options that have been designed to attract influential visitors.

Luxtram, Luxembourg

Credit: Luxtram SA

Who is the event for, and why should they attend?

As a forum for addressing the issues of urban development and mobility, Mobil-Lux seeks to assemble key European players in the mobility sector at this event held in Luxembourg. This congress is therefore directed at transport companies, transport associations, industry associations, decision-makers and policy makers, as well as engineers, planners and consultants, manufacturers, suppliers and service providers from major European cities.

As an event without precedent, Mobil-Lux stands apart from other conventions. French and German speakers will be able to get together and exchange ideas, unfettered by geographical boundaries and linguistic constraints. In addition, the presentations by Luxembourg representatives may serve as a paragon for others.

What will be the key learning opportunities at Mobil-Lux 2023?

As a forum for inter-cultural dialogue, Mobil-Lux seeks to bridge the gap between different cultural approaches through the following key learning opportunities:

  • Fostering a better understanding of the transformations that our cities need to achieve
  • Staging presentations on different practices in the field of urban mobility
  • Providing opportunities for sharing expertise and experiences with those who are planning to review their mobility offerings
  • Supporting constructive inter-cultural dialogue between all stakeholders.

A highlight will certainly be the panel discussion, which will feature many European political decision-makers from different countries. 

What do the organisers hope to achieve at Mobil-Lux 2023?

Luxembourg, with its geographical location and language heritage, is ideally positioned to act as an intermediary between European stakeholders and decision-makers. At the same time, the country’s progressive mobility policy can be showcased.

There are many shining examples of how inter-cultural exchange has a positive impact on development. As a result of this process, the best approaches from across cultures are propagated.

The aim is to create a permanent exchange platform, so that the event can take place every two years in Luxembourg as a biennial. Each time, of course, with a different focus on mobility.

What topics will be covered at Mobil-Lux?

The first edition of the congress will focus primarily on the tramway and the new challenges of urban public transport in times of the energy crisis”

The first edition of the congress will focus primarily on the tramway and the new challenges of urban public transport in times of the energy crisis.

Mobility is a major challenge for most European cities, comprising urban, social, cultural, technical and environmental aspects, among others. 

There is a real need to promote a constructive exchange between different actors in order to share experiences with all those who are considering the re-organisation of their mobility offering.

As a liaison between French-speaking and German-speaking culture, Luxembourg wants to create a new platform for exchange between the various players in the service of future‑oriented mobility.

We will also focus on the tramways in Luxembourg. The tram in Luxembourg boasts a fantastic design and plays a central role in the country’s mobility concept, which will become even more important in the future. Currently, the tram connects passengers to the railway network and, in the not too distant future, the tramline will also be extended to the airport – and there’s more to come. A rapid tram system is being planned, which will connect Luxembourg City to Esch, which sits on the French border.

One of the important topics that will be discussed is the national mobility concept, which includes a whole range of measures other than the tram. These innovative plans are blazing a trail for policy-makers from other countries, who may look to us for inspiration and guidance. With their implementation, Luxembourg will become a forerunner in the field of mobility. You not only have to put good things into practice, you also have to talk about them. And that is what we will achieve with Mobil-Lux. 

Furthermore, we will also discuss the challenges that are related to mobility in the context of the energy crisis, as well as the strategy that is adopted by the different actors and countries in this respect.

Finally, we must mention the fact that, while Europe is big, Luxembourg is a small country. This is another reason why we are happy that our European neighbours are participating in our congress, with the goal of creating a forum for exchange that has never existed before in this form.

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