Koelnmesse and the City of Cologne have presented a new, hybrid event called polisMOBILITY, from 18 to 21 May 2022 that shows how mobility in cities can and must be designed in the future. The event highlights cross-industry urban mobility in all its diversity, focuses on solutions.
April 23, 2021. By News Bureau
Koelnmesse and the City of Cologne have presented a new, hybrid event called polisMOBILITY, from 18 to 21 May 2022 that shows how mobility in cities can and must be designed in the future. The event highlights cross-industry urban mobility in all its diversity, focuses on solutions rather than purely on products and places the emphasis on the challenges for the cities. An innovative triad comprising of expo, conference and experience anchors the theme urban mobility both at the fairgrounds as well as directly in the city. At the same time, the global mobility community will find its home all year round on a digital content and event platform.
Henriette Reker, Mayor of the City of Cologne, on the new event: "polisMOBILITY will make an important contribution towards bringing the solutions we need for sustainable mobility in our cities to the streets in a dialog between cities, companies, associations and universities. Cologne is even going a step further here: We want to multiply the force of the mobility transformation by involving the entire city and through the enthusiasm of the people of Cologne. Because we know: Such a rapid social, spatial and technological transformation can only work if we carry the people along with us and visualize the added value for their daily lives in Cologne. I am delighted that we are kicking off this movement with polisMOBILITY."
Gerald Böse, President and Chief Executive Officer of Koelnmesse, added: "With polisMOBILITY, we are casting the complex correlations surrounding the mobilityfriendly city into a format that presents innovative solutions not only in the exhibition halls, but also in the urban environment and thus makes them tangible for a broad audience. Urban space will be the focus of a comprehensive exchange between companies, municipalities, urban planners and interested citizens. I am delighted that together with the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the city of Cologne and Prof. Dr. Busmann with his polis Convention, we are making this Koelnmesse project a reality."
The name polisMOBILITY is derived from the Greek word 'polis' for 'city' and the English word 'mobility'. Together with the claim, 'Moving cities', the word mark makes the focus of the new event clear: How do we want to live and move around in cities in the future?
The polisMOBILITY interweaves expo, conference and experience elements to do justice to the diversity of urban mobility and offer visitors a comprehensive experience of networked locomotion concepts.