Every year, EPOMM appoints one of the participating countries to organise ECOMM (European Conference on Mobility Management). This conference attracts 300 – 400 participants each year. During the conference, participants exchange knowledge and experience on people’s transportation choices and how to influence (traveller) behaviour.
The honour has fallen to the city of Utrecht, the Netherlands, to organise the ECOMM conference 2015 together with the partners: the Ministry of Infrastructure & the Environment, the Province of Utrecht, the Rijkswaterstaat Department of Public Works & Water Management, CROW/KPVV and the Utrecht Regional Management (BRU). The conference will be held in the Jaarbeurs convention centre in Utrecht, with as theme: ‘Moving People. User orientation as the key to success’.
To visit this ECOMM edition promises to be a rewarding experience:
- the Netherlands is in many ways a pioneer country for Mobility Management and will show you the newest developments.
- Utrecht is an interesting mobility hub – under reconstruction is the largest railway station of the Netherlands, that will also contain the largest bicycle parking in the world. It is just half an hour by train from Amsterdam-airport.
- The city of Utrecht has many innovative mobility programmes, notably their city logistics, their campaigns, their policy of creating a compact, bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly city centre, their extension of the public transport network and many more.
- And, last but not least, it is a very charming and attractive city, with a history going back to roman times, a beautiful and lively old city – centre of an agglomeration of 600,000 persons.