On October 26 and 27, 2017, EU Business School (EU) held the Electric Mobility Conference on its Munich campus.
Established in 1973, the international, triple-accredited, multi-campus business school is ranked among the top business schools in Europe and has also had the honor of being recognized by the Academy of Business in Society (ABIS) for its consistent dedication to corporate social responsibility.
The two-day conference focused on the emerging field of electric mobility comprised industry experts, engineering professionals, government representatives, academics, and EU Business School students. Attendees explored the future effects of electric mobility on society, such as the impact on the environment, the evolution of careers and the development of infrastructure.
The event centered around four discussion panels: setting the scene for electric mobility; electric mobility’s implications on local business; visioning the challenges of electric mobility; and the ethics of electric mobility.
In addition, to expose its students to cutting-edge thinking, EU Business School collaborated with the UITP, (the International Association of Public Transport), only worldwide network to bring together all public transport stakeholders and all sustainable transport modes. Another collaborator was MVG, (Munich Transportation Corporation), which is committed to developing a highly integrated public transport system in Munich.
Attendees also had the opportunity to take part in a speed networking session, tour the Munich Electric Mobility Station, and had the privilege of being one of the first groups to ride on Munich’s brand new electric buses.
EU Business School Vice-President and Managing Director, Luc Craen, said:
“We are working hard to make this a very exciting and rewarding experience, for students as well as the international transport community. Through our projects and speakers – such as our recent event with Nestle’s Chairman Emeritus, Peter Brabeck Letmathe – we want to impress upon students the importance of sustainability and flexibility in business. The more we change, the faster we are changing, and it is our responsibility to educate our students to think quickly and in ways that will not jeopardize the precious, limited, natural resources available to us.”
The first in a series of three, this conference gave EU Business School students an in-depth insight into the future effects of electric mobility and how it and other emerging technologies will revolutionize business and society at large.