More than 600 people attended Latam Mobility Colombia 2022, a meeting organized by Latam Mobility, a leading community in promoting sustainable mobility in Latin America.
During two days of activity, representatives of the public and private sectors presented their progress, experiences and plans to strengthen sustainable mobility in the cities of the region.
The inauguration of the event was in charge of the President of Colombia, Iván Duque, whose participation showed the level of personalities that made up the forum. Likewise, the Vice Minister of Transportation, Camilo Pabón, and at least 30 firms dedicated to working in favor of sustainable mobility graced the activity, surrounded by the green and ecological environment offered by the Orquideorama of the Botanical Garden of Medellín.
The first day of Latam Mobility Colombia included interesting topics such as “The Sustainable Mobility Revolution in Latin American Cities”, in which leaders from different metropolises in the region were present to present advances and future strategies.
Prestigious companies and organizations such as General Motors, Inchape-Jaguar, Volvo, Porsche, Renault, and the Chamber of the Automotive Industry exchanged ideas about the transition to electric vehicles in Colombia.
Regarding strategies for the implementation of charging infrastructure in Latin America, Blink Charging, Siemens, Enel X, Vehya and Power Electronics, presented their experience and plans to boost this area in the region, which is a key aspect in the path towards electromobility.
The first day of activities at Latam Mobility Colombia also featured prominent panelists to talk about the current state of public transportation and fleet management in the country and the region. Autocab, ABinBev, Geotab and Renting specifically addressed the topic “Transport in Business and Fleet Management Solutions”.
Transmilenio, Metro de Medellín, Transdev, BYD, Hitachi and Enel X discussed the decarbonization of public transportation, a vital aspect in the reduction of emissions.
Finally, the panel “Financial Sector, Insurance and Infrastructure Management as Allies of Sustainable Mobility”, closed the first day, with the distinguished participation of representatives of General Motors Financial Colombia, VG Mobility and UK Export Finance (UKEF – British Embassy).
Day two of Latam Mobility Colombia continued to bring together the most outstanding companies in the region. The energy sector, represented by Enel, Celsia, ICE, EPM and Acolgen explained how sustainable mobility represents a great opportunity to change their business model and be more environmentally friendly, among other aspects highlighted in the discussion.
Next, the topic “Clean Fuels (Natural Gas, Hydrogen, Biofuels): Allies to Reduce Emissions in the Transport Sector” captured the attention of the attendees with the participation of the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Colombia, Ecopetrol, Fedebiocombustibles, Naturgas and Edinsa.
Applications and Micromobility
Members of digital mobility platforms also gathered at the Orquideorama Botanical Garden of Medellin to present key innovations in the future of cities. Google Waze, Appimotion, Ridery, Metro de Medellin and Autocab made up this interesting panel.
Finally, representatives from FIM Latin America, the District Mobility Secretariat of Bogota, the mobility solution “Lola”, Moevo and Taxialife closed the meeting by exchanging ideas about clean and safe mobility in Latin American cities.
In addition to the panels addressed during the two days of Latam Mobility Colombia, the forum featured individual presentations by different representatives of companies working to promote sustainable mobility.
Santiago Ángel Urdinola, Director of Government Relations, Communications and Corporate Responsibility at General Motors, spoke on the topic “Vision Zero. Charged with the Future”.
Rafael Roa Ocampo, Special Accounts Manager of INPEL, Álvaro Iriarte of Optibus, David Cabañete, director of Via Transportation for Latin America, Juan Felipe Bedoya, representative of Porsche and Camilo de Ituram also presented their views on issues related to mobility, energy and innovation.
For Latam Mobility it was a great challenge to return to the physical meetings after two years of pandemic, for which we want to thank partners, associations, institutions, moderators and all the people who made this activity possible in order to promote sustainable mobility and clean energy in the region.