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INNOTRANS: Leading associations and non-governmental networks have joined forces to support Women in Mobility in organising and running events for female transport specialists and managers.

The programme of lectures, keynote speeches and innovation tours will be rounded off by a networking lunch on September 21 onboard the DB Ideas Train, which is one of the premium sponsors of the WiM Luncheon together with LAT Group, Siemens Mobility, Alstom and Jochim Meyn. In addition, the event is supported by the Enterprise Europe Network, the European Railway Clusters Initiative, the Brandenburg Economic Development Agency, Berlin Partner, IPM, the IHK Berlin, Women Mobilize Women, Female Vision, the Association of German Female Entrepreneurs, Tumi Friends, the German Transport Forum, the German Institute for Healthy Living, the German Society for International Co-operation and the European Union Agency for Railways.

The Women in Mobility Luncheon, moderated by Larissa Zeichhardt and Tanja Kampa will start at the Berlin-Brandenburg region’s stand with a champagne reception. Susanne Henckel, State Secretary of the Federal Ministry for Digital Affairs & Transport, will welcome guests, followed by an opening keynote by Clio Liégeois, Executive Board Member of ERA. Innovation tours, ‘speed dating’ and a lunch will follow in the course of the afternoon.

The focal point of the get together will be the DB Ideas Train. There will be keynote speeches by Dr Daniela Gerd tom Markotten, Board Member for Digitisation & Technology at Deutsche Bahn, and Antonella Trombetta, Director of European Affairs at Hitachi Rail. There is also the opportunity to take part in the presentation of the ERCI Innovation Awards.

Another event will be a ‘female vision of mobility’ hosted by the Berlin-based non-profit organisation Female Vision in co-operation with the German Institute for Good Life at the Berlin-Brandenburg region stand. Two ‘World Cafés’ will highlight infrastructure projects relating to women using transport.

In the subsequent panel discussion, the results of the projects will be shared with the State Secretary of the Berlin Senate’s Department for the Environment, Mobility, Consumer & Climate Protection, Dr Meike Niedbal.