Vision of Urban Future

City as a Lab Summit: Mobility 2021

8-9 JUNE 2021 • ONLINE

Gain insight into trends in the fields of mobility, e-mobility, smart cities, and in-car content and connect you with the most important stakeholders in Slovenia and abroad.

Get familiar with mobility industry insights.

Listen to more than 20 exciting speakers and panelists.

Top regional and international trend-setting companies and cities.

VISION: Urban Future

Mobility has always been a mix of different industries that create new business models for innovative user-friendly solutions, while transforming cities to smart ecosystems.

Day 1
Tuesday, 8 June 2021

9:00 – 13:30 (CET)

Welcome speeches

Jernej Vrtovec
Minister of infrastructure of Republic od Slovenia

Zoran Janković
Mayor of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Stojan Petrič
Director of Media house Delo

Smart cities

What are the challenges of cities of the future?

Cities are under increasing pressure – how to ensure a high quality of life, attract or retain citizens in cities, compete with other cities, and ensure the sustainable use of resources, space, infrastructure, and services.

9:20 – 10:30

Andrej Bergant
Executive Director of Energy and Environmental Solutions

There is no smart city without sustainable solutions

Florian Lennert
Head of Urban Development and Mobility

Neom, an accelerator of human progress

Vassilis Agouridas, PhD
Head of EU Public Co-Creation & Ecosystem Outreach

Driving the Sustainable Transition of Urban Mobility to the Third Dimension

Smart cities round table

  • Evald KRANJČEVIČ, MSc, Director of Sales of Energy and Solutions, Petrol
  • Florian LENNERT, Head of Urban Development and Mobility, Neom
  • Vassilis AGOURIDAS, PhD, Head of EU Public Co-Creation & Ecosystem Outreach, Airbus

Daniel AVDAGIČ, Managing director, AV Living Lab

Logistics & Smart Factories

How are companies coping with changes in logistics, smart workspaces, and factories?

The fourth industrial revolution brings many technological, economic, organizational, and social changes that radically changed production and logistics.

10:30 – 11:40

Francis Cepero
Director of Vertical Market Solutions

Advance Planning Solutions in Logistics and how IoT Creates Business Value

Viktor Kastelic
Managing Director, cargo-partner Slovenia

… and the world keeps rolling. New Logistics Solutions for Today’s Challenges

Erin Beilharz
Consultant digital project & transformation

Logistics and Smart Factories round table

  • Nenad RESMAN, Director Business Development / Trade Lane Manager SEE – Greater China, cargo-partner
  • Marjana SENČAR SRDIČ, MSc, Head of IoT Technology and Innovations, A1
  • Erin BEILHARZ, Consultant digital project & transformation, Lufthansa Systems

Klavdija JANC, Business Development Manager, AV Living Lab

Virtual coffee break

11:40 – 12:10

Smart cars

How smart and autonomous can a car get?

Vehicles are no longer perceived as just a means of transportation. They are becoming more and more like a smartphone, improving the overall travel experience. This offers new opportunities for players entering applications and services.

12:10 – 13:20

Jaka Klement
Director of motor vehicle insurance department

Keeping up with accelerations of modern mobility

Sarah Schappert
Director for URBAN-X (Europe)

URBAN-X – Reimagining city life

Guy Harpak
Head Of Technology at Mercedes-Benz Research & Development Tel-Aviv

The rise of smart cars, fireside chat

Joseph Perry
Director, New Media Distribution – Automotive

In-car Entertainment

Smart Car round table

  • Sarah SCHAPPERT, Director for Urban-X (Europe), BMW Group, URBAN-X by Mini
  • Neri FRIEDLANDER, Innovation & Partnerships Manager, Mercedes-Benz (Daimler)
  • Jaka KLEMENT, Director of motor vehicle insurance department, Zavarovalnica Triglav

Klavdija JANC, Business Development Manager, AV Living Lab

Day 2
Wednesday, 9 June 2021

9:00 – 12:05 (CET)

Mobility as a Service (MaaS)

The future of mobility – pay-as-you-go or subscription?

Today, we can rent almost any means of transport over the phone, rent or use our means of transport when we do not need it, buy a ticket, order a ride or join an existing one.

9:00 – 10:15

Darja Kocjan, MSc
Director of Slovenian Railways – Passenger Transport

New trains and micromobility

Mark Boris Andrijanič
Head of Public Policy

Driving the future of shared mobility

Shirly Kalush
Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO)

Multimodality – the new way to move

Victoria Markewitz
Business Development Principal

Partnerships in MaaS and Integrated Mobility Systems

MaaS Round Table

  • Darja KOCJAN, MSc, Director of SŽ-Passenger Transport, Slovenske železnice (Slovenian railways)
  • Shirly KALUSH, Chief Business Development Officer, GoTo
  • Victoria MARKEWITZ, Business Development Principal, Via

Daniel AVDAGIČ, Managing Director, AV Living Lab

Virtual coffee break

10:15 – 10:45


How will platforms integrate existing energy networks with new e-charging business models?

Transition to e-mobility is not just about launching new vehicles with state-of-the-art technology. It requires well-educated employees and an excellent charging infrastructure that will be integrated with existing energy networks, energy storage facilities, and domestic power plants. E-mobility also promotes a sustainable ecosystem and develops new services through flexible mobility and energy solutions.

10:45 – 11:55

François Delion
Managing Director, Renault Nissan Adriatic

From new mobility to new competences

Stefan Breunig, PhD
Head of Strategy

Powering Urban and Regional Air Mobility

Lennart Hinrichs
Commercial Director

Take Control of the Battery Lifecycle with Analytics    

Jean-Christophe Labarre
Innovation & Partnerships Strategy Director at Mobilize, Groupe Renault

Mobilize, Beyond Automotive

E-mobility round table

  • Stefan BREUNIG, PhD, Head of Strategy, Rolls Royce
  • Lennart HINRICHS, Commercial Director, Twaice
  • Jean-Christophe LABARRE, Innovation & Partnerships Strategy Director at Mobilize, Groupe Renault
  • Tadej SMOGAVEC, PhD, Head of Sustainable Mobility Development, Petrol

Klavdija JANC, Business Development Manager, AV Living Lab

City as a Lab Summit: Mobility 2019

ABOUT City as a Lab: Mobility

Vision of the Urban future

City as a Lab: Mobility 2021 is upgrading the City as a Lab: Mobility 2020 event, which brought together two 2019 mobility events: Delo’s Mobility 2019 Conference and the City as a Lab Summit 2019 organized by AV Living Lab.

Even more multidisciplinary

City as a Lab: Mobility 2021 will be even more multidisciplinary, connecting mobility providers with leading players in complementary industries such as ICT, logistics, energy, together with the insurance and financial industries. Just like the previous year, it will provide insight into the latest trends in mobility and connect the biggest players in the region and the world in a virtual environment.