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On 21st of April Intertraffic Amsterdam goes digital with the first webinairCarlo van de Weijer will interview three professionals about the effect of Covid-19 on mobility

Covid-19 is impacting the world and a change in mobility habits is inevitable both in short term and longer term, making knowledge transfer now even more crucial. The Intertraffic community needs to stay connected and continue to share stories, expert views and advice. Intertraffic brings you a free to attend webinar on 21 April (14.00-15.00 hrs - CES), the original opening date of Intertraffic Amsterdam. Expert Carlo van de Weijer will interview three mobility professionals about the effect of the corona virus on mobility and on their organisation (programme and registration here).

Approximately 30,000 mobility professionals would have been heading off to Intertraffic Amsterdam next week. 900 exhibitors were ready to share their latest solutions and insights and a 120 session-strong Summit & Demonstration programme was lined up. However, the Covid-19 pandemic meant Intertraffic Amsterdam had no other option but to reschedule for 23-26 March 2021.

"Although we have all found ways to work and meet remotely via Teams and Zoom to us there is nothing that beats a spontaneous face-to-face meeting, a warm smile and a sense of camaraderie. We miss you all dearly and very much look forward to seeing many of you in Amsterdam in March next year", Intertraffic says.

The Intertraffic team will organise a number of online knowledge sessions and activities, kicking off with a webinar on Tuesday 21 April. "We will highlight new aspects of the mobility transition, unexpected impacts and innovative remodelling and re-engineering concepts in changing times". Carlo van de Weijer will host this webinar interviewing Paul Speirs (PTV Group), Aurélien Cottet (Transdev) and Chris de Veer (Province of Noord-Holland and Amsterdam Metrolpolitan Area) on the latest developments and the impact of this crisis on the mobility industry.

Carlo van de Weijer: "In post-Corona era, will we experience a rapid return in the field of mobility towards long traffic jams, packed trains during rush hour and crowded airports? Or will our experience with conference calls make us finally decide to refuse to go back to blocked traffic. Or will some remaining fear of contamination make public transport and shared cars less popular and make people want to shift to individual modalities such as the bicycle and car? In any case we might see some trends to be leveraged by the crisis; I look forward to share the thoughts and knowledge of some experts during this webinar"

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