Movin’On: a global mobility summit comes to Montréal

published on June 1, 2017
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Produced in collaboration with the innovative creators of C2 Montréal, Movin’On is a global mobility summit. The event will attract high-level mobility stakeholders, and aims to change the world of mobility through engaging talks and hands-on experiences.


What does “mobility” mean in this context? In short, mobility is the movement of people (such as car owners and bus passengers) and goods (such as commercial items and freight). The summit focuses on the importance on collaboration to create multimodal transportation experiences that are not only fluid, but also enjoyable and connected.

The theme of the 2017 event is ‘From Ambition to Action.’ Increasingly, we possess the technology to implement large-scale initiatives to improve mobility. But certain conversations are vital for success. What are the challenges and opportunities of integrating new technologies and AI in the mobility of tomorrow? What breakthroughs will dramatically transform the future of transportation? How do we maximize the economic and environmental potential of the circular economy? These questions are at the core of the summit’s raison d’être.


Montréal is an intelligent city. We’re not just tooting our own horn — in 2016 we were named the ‘Intelligent Community of the Year’ by the Intelligent Community Forum. We’re also leaders in aerospace, clean energy, and information and communications technology. It makes sense that a convention on the subject of public mobility takes place here.

The summit will take place at a former shipyard — how apropos! — that has been transformed into a site dedicated to contemporary art and cutting-edge events. Arsenal covers a massive 41,000 square feet and includes exhibition space, two commercial art galleries, a catering kitchen, screening room and a magnificent hangar that can be subdivided to host a variety of events (think: fundraisers, galas, concerts or cocktail parties.) Notably, Arsenal is also home to the annual internationally-praised C2 Montréal conference.


Movin’On has a varied list of confirmed speakers. Here are four of the highlights.

Jack Endo. Since 1986, Endo has been doing R&D with such big names as Toyota. These days he promotes the development of Artificial Intelligence into Automated Driving System and Connected Vehicle System at the Toyota Research Institute in Silicon Valley. 

The Honourable Marc Garneau. Having served his country his entire professional career, Garneau began with the Canadian Navy, and then as an astronaut and President of the Canadian Space Agency, and now in political life. Now he’s the Federal Minister of Transport. 

Zoë Knight. As the Head of the Climate Change Centre of Excellence for HSBC, Knight produces research on climate change issues. She regularly speaks at conferences and industry events globally. 

Igor Pasternak. Pasternak was born in Kazakhstan inside the Soviet Union, and formed a childhood fascination with LTA aircraft that has driven his life’s work. He formed his first company, Aeros Ltd., in the Ukraine. Pasternak then immigrated to the United States in 1994 and founded Worldwide Aeros Corp.



Event: Movin’On
Location: Arsenal
Dates: 13 – 15 June 2017