Global Mobility Call Announces First Congress Speakers

6th Apr, 2022

Jeffrey Sachs, Adina Vălean, Raquel Sánchez Jiménez and Luis Gallego will be among the speakers in the Main Auditorium from 14th to 16th June 2022 at the IFEMA MADRID Exhibition Centre. Bookings before 15th May get an early bird discount of up to 50%.

Global Mobility Call, the international congress of IFEMA MADRID and Smobhub, which will bring together from 14 to 16 June all actors of the main economic sectors involved in the development of sustainable mobility, opens for ticket sales this Monday, for the different areas and contents of the congress, with the early bird discount of up to 50% off the official prices, until 15 May.

A launch that coincides with the announcement of some of its first internationally recognised speakers who have already confirmed their participation in Global Mobility Call, including Jeffrey Sachs, Adina Valean, Raquel Sánchez Jiménez and Luis Gallego. All of them will take part in the programme in the Main Auditorium, where they will address the most pressing challenges of sustainable mobility as a driver of economic, social and environmental transformation. Over the next few days, the list of leading international business and institutional figures will be extended over the coming days.

Early Bird Discounts On Basic-Premium Passes (Before 15th May)

In order to make it as easy as possible for professionals, business and institutional executives to attend, and to offer the greatest flexibility in terms of participation, Global Mobility Call has established a wide range of tickets ranging from the Basic 1-day ticket, with a rate of €150 (€75 Early Bird), which gives access to the forums and exhibition area for one day, to the Basic 3-day ticket, with a rate of €300 (€150 Early Bird), with access to forums and exhibition area for the three days of the congress, from 14 to 16 June. Likewise, the Premium 1-day ticket, with a rate of 275€ (151€ with 45% discount Early Bird rate), gives access to the Main Auditorium, forums and exhibition area for one day only, and Premium 3-day ticket, with a rate of 750€ (413€ Early Bird rate) which gives access to the Main Auditorium, as well as forums and exhibition area from 14 to 16 June.

International Sustainable Mobility Stakeholders

IFEMA MADRID’s Main Auditorium will host the Global Mobility Call's central programme, featuring leading voices from the business sector, institutions, academics and entrepreneurs in discussions, talks and presentations on the sustainable mobility agenda and new trends. The following keynote speakers have already been confirmed:

- Jeffrey Sachs, development economist and chairman of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, will participate on 15th June in the Main Auditorium. He is regarded as the leading international economic advisor of his generation, author of two landmark books on intelligent and sustainable global development. He was special advisor to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and has held several other high-level advisory positions in the international arena and governments in Latin America, Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Asia and Africa.

- Adina Vălean, European Commissioner for Transport, will participate on 14th June in the Main Auditorium. Her career highlights include twelve years as a member of the European Parliament, where she chaired the ITRE Committee (July-December 2019), chair of the ENVI Committee (2017-2019) and vice-president of the European Parliament (2014-2017). She was also a member of the Romanian Parliament from 2004 to 2007. Vălean holds a master’s degree in European Integration and Security Studies and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics.

- Raquel Sánchez Jiménez, Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda of the Government of Spain, will speak on 16th June in the Main Auditorium. With a degree in Law and a master's degree in Labour Law and Social Security, she has been very focused throughout her professional career with relevant positions linked to climate change, urban and aviation mobility, urban planning, environment and sustainability.

- Luis Gallego, CEO of International Airlines Group, will participate on 14th June in the Main Auditorium. He has headed International Airlines Group since September 2020, after having chaired Iberia since January 2014. IAG is the parent company of Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, Vueling and LEVEL. It is one of the world’s largest airline groups, with 533 aircraft flying to 279 destinations and carrying 118 million passengers a year (pre-COVID). During his time at Iberia, he launched Iberia Express and has been its CEO since January 2012, turning the new Iberia subsidiary into one of the most efficient and punctual airlines in Europe. At Vueling, he became chief operating officer in 2009, when the airline merged with low-cost carrier Clickair, which he co-founded in 2006. He held various positions with the Spanish regional airline Air Nostrum between 1997 and 2006. Born in Madrid, he holds a degree in aeronautical engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and an MBA from IESE.

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