Australia’s intelligent transport leaders will meet in Brisbane (May 30-31), host city of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, to discuss gold standard mobility solutions for Queensland and the nation.
Queensland is gearing up for the global event, and an influx of visitors, by announcing significant investment for facilities and infrastructure. Mobility 2023 attendees will receive early insights into these developments, as well as hear from ITS leaders about industry-wide intelligent transport innovations, new and emerging mobility solutions and sustainable transport developments.
More than 200 ITS and mobility professionals are expected at this must-attend event at the Stamford Plaza Riverside Hotel, which will also cover smart infrastructure, data ecosystems, mobility on demand, MaaS and active and inclusive transport.
The keynote presentation will be delivered by Neil Scales, Queensland’s Director General, Department of Transport and Main Roads. Travelling from the US, Gretchen Newcomb, Director of Partnerships, North America & Australasia for MobilityData, along with Andrew Glass Hastings, Executive Director of Open Mobility Foundation, will provide international perspectives.
Closer to home, notable speakers include, Darren Atkinson, Director, Connected and Automated Vehicle Policy and Regulation, Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts; Michelle Batsas, Director of Future Mobility, Victorian Department of Transport and Planning; and Kevin Cocks, Executive General-Manager (Accessible Transport Network), QLD Department of Transport and Main Roads.
Intelematics is the event’s major sponsor. CEO Nick Marks says Mobility 2023 is the perfect opportunity to update ITS professionals on the company’s broader role advancing connected mobility through a new partnership with US-based Traffic Technology Services (TTS).
"Australia will be the first in the Asia-Pacific region to trial TTS’ Personal Signal Assistant® (PSA) and Personal Freeway Assistant (PFA) solutions.
“This new generation of road safety technologies will allow us to predict and dynamically respond to changing road conditions. By giving road authorities the ability to see traffic flows in real time and drivers the ability to make more informed decisions when on the road, we will be creating smarter, safer and more efficient road networks.
“As a leader in mobility and traffic technology, we are pleased to be at the forefront of this safety evolution and partnering with TTS, vehicle manufacturers and state road authorities to bring the benefits of this technology to life in Australia,” said Mr Marks.
Last year’s Mobility conference was one of the first events to reconnect ITS leaders following the lifting of travel restrictions. With face-to-face networking now commonplace, ITS Australia CEO Susan Harris says Mobility 2023 will be the place to be for industry discussions.
“People are once again enjoying opportunities to meet up in person. Over the last twelve months, we have seen an upward trend in on-site attendance figures and we are expecting more of the same at our events this year.
“Mobility 2023 promises to be a significant event, and a platform for discussions to be carried on throughout the year including at our Global Summit, in August in Melbourne. The Global Summit will see more than 1,000 professionals from around the world meet at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) for 4 days of technical tours, demonstrations, key note speeches, workshops and networking.
“Transport is a hot topic again and with more commuters, sightseers, and tourists back in our major centres, there’s a need for continuous and progressive discussions about individual, public and active travel. Mobility 2023 and our Global Summit will ensure industry leaders will have the latest information, can collaborate, and create partnerships to identify trends and opportunities,” said Ms Harris.
Mobility 2023 sponsors are Queensland Government (Premier), Intelematics (Major) and the Victorian Government (Supporting)
Mobility Reference Group
Leveraging research led by ITS Australia, exploring new mobility challenges and opportunities -- including Mobility as a Service, Shared Mobility, and Community Transport - a Mobility Reference Group was convened and meets bi-annually to workshop solutions and new approaches to improving transport in Australia. With representatives from more than 60 organisations across government, industry and academia the Group will meet Monday 29 May in advance of the Mobility 2023 Conference for a facilitated half-day workshop.
To register and for more information about Mobility 2023, 30-31 May, Brisbane, click here