Mobility event announced for Birmingham

A major trade event focused on the future of mobility is taking place in Birmingham next month.

The event, which will be held on Thursday 4 August at UK House: The Commonwealth Business Hub, during the Commonwealth Game, will shine a spotlight on the next generation of transport technology – from sustainability to automation – and bring together policy makers and business leaders to tackle issues such as decarbonisation, to shape the future of mobility

Speakers confirmed to date include: Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, Ian Constance, CEO, Advanced Propulsion Centre, Margot James, Executive Chair, Warwick Manufacturing Group, Isobel Sheldon OBE, Chief Strategy Officer at Britishvolt, and Vinnie Mehta, Director General, Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India.

Sessions will cover topics such as decarbonising transport, digital rail, sustainability solutions in the aerospace industry and vehicle electrification.

Andrew Mitchell, Director General for Exports and UK Trade at the Department for International Trade, said: “The Commonwealth Games presents an opportunity to not only showcase the best of British sport, but also how the UK and the West Midlands are shaping the future of transport.

“As the eyes of the Commonwealth fall on Birmingham, UK House provides us with a unique platform to share ideas, discover new pathways for collaboration and build awareness of the cutting-edge developments that are happening here in the UK.

“Together, we will share experiences and insight to help drive transport innovation across the Commonwealth. I urge businesses of all sizes to sign up and join us for this unique chance to learn and grow together.”