IFEMA MADRID and Smobhub presented in Paris the second edition of the Global Mobility Call to companies, institutions and experts leading sustainable mobility development. This International Congress-Expo will be held in the Madrid Recinto Ferial from 24 to 26 September.

Around 50 representatives from French companies in the mobility sector attended the launch of the second edition of the Global Mobility Call in France. These included companies working with energy supply, mobility services providers, micro‑mobility solutions, infrastructure managers and vehicle manufacturers.

The European market for sustainable mobility

The European market for sustainable mobility generates billions and is set to skyrocket in 2030, thanks to €800 billion provided by NextGenerationEU funds, the majority of which is being used for mobility projects.

Transport is responsible for a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions in European countries. Rapid solutions will be required as mobility demands rise. This is why decarbonisation, energy efficiency and smart mobility are a priority for national, regional and local governments, as well as for companies, to ensure they achieve the goals of the European Green Deal, the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals and continue to be profitable in an increasingly demanding social and financial environment in terms of green credentials.  

The second edition of the Global Mobility Call

In its second year, the Global Mobility Call will be a meeting place for this new integrated sustainable mobility ecosystem, where companies, public institutions and specialists can draw up practical solutions for the sustainable mobility of people and goods.

David Moneo, director of Global Mobility Call said that “this event will be a particularly privileged platform for French companies. France is Spain’s main trade partner and we have excellent bilateral relations. The hydrogen corridor project driven by our countries along with Portugal and the EU is just one example of this cooperation, but there are many others already in place and even more to come, which we hope to show the world in September in Madrid”.

Global Mobility Call
Christine Allard, President of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in France and Head of Institutional Relations at Sanef, and David Moneo, Director of Global Mobility Call.

For Christine Allard, president of the Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in France and head of Institutional Relations and Communication of Sanef, “the challenges of low-carbon mobility are absolutely essential for the coming years. Supporting Global Mobility Call seems to us fundamental to promote new ideas, new technologies and find solutions for a low-carbon and intelligent mobility”.

Global Mobility Call 2023: what it will look like

The 2023 Global Mobility Call will have integrated Congress and Expo spaces to promote reflection and action: GMC Congress, with 8 thematic itineraries: Sustainable and efficient transport; Energy transition towards net-zero; Mobility solutions for citizens; Smart and liveable towns and regions; The transformation of the automotive industry towards mobility services; Best sustainable corporate strategies and business practices for fairer, cleaner and inclusive economic development; Technology and innovation as drivers of transformation in mobility; and Talent and future employment.

GMC Expo will be made up of 13 main areas of sustainable mobility. It will provide a space for networking and showcasing new developments in the sector. Participation in GMC Expo offers companies and public entities the opportunity to enhance their leadership position, reputation and influence in the sustainable mobility ecosystem; to participate in new public-private investment and generate new opportunities and business relationships with new clients and partners through high-level networking.

IFEMA MADRID and Smobhub are organising the Global Mobility Call under the auspices of the Spanish Government via the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and the Urban Agenda, and Madrid region and city. GMC2023 will have a strong institutional presence, with the participation of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces and the main Spanish and European business and institutional associations, making the Global Mobility Call the biggest international marketplace for sustainable mobility, where public and private actors can sign new trade and collaboration agreements.

Global Mobility Call 1
From left to right, Félix Pérez-Fajardo, commercial manager of Global Mobility Call; Clara Rivas, COCEF communication; Julie Ricard, commercial director of COCEF-IFEMA MADRID; Juan José Lillo, CEO of Smobhub; Christine Allard, president of COCEF and head of Institutional Relations and Communication of Sanef; David Moneo, director of Global Mobility Call, and José Manuel Escoín, secretary general of COCEF.

Highlights

Related articles

EuMo 2024, towards the Talent in Mobility Awards: time to apply!

Talent in Mobility is the initiative of the EuMo-European Mobility Expo (October 1-3, exceptionally in Strasbourg) to reward public transport professionals. As we told you in late May, nominations are now open for the award, or rather the awards celebrating women and men for their contribution to th...

Sustainable Bus Awards 2025: check out the (14) finalists!

To find out who the three winners of the Sustainable Bus Awards 2025 will be, we will have to wait for the awards ceremony during the opening day of the FIAA in Madrid, scheduled to take place in the Spanish capital Oct. 22-25. In the meantime, however, the 14 finalists who will compete for the [&he...