Global Mobility Forum Led by Bill Ford to be Held in Detroit in September


An invitation-only group of more than 250 global automotive and technology leaders, as well as government officials, will come together Sept. 28-29 in Detroit for the World Mobility Leadership Forum, an event with a goal of beginning a worldwide conversation about how mobility solutions can address societal challenges.

Topics to be covered at the forum include urban congestion, the delivery of health care, the environment, transforming cities, and transportation access for disabled citizens.

The World Mobility Leadership Forum will feature more than 20 key speakers, including: Bill Ford, executive chairman of Ford Motor Co.; Mary Barra, chairman and CEO of General Motors Co.; Anne Berner, minister of transport and communications for Finland; Emily Castor, director of transportation policy at Lyft; Chuck Gulash, director of Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center; Diarmuid O’Connell, vice president of business development at Tesla Motors; and more.

“The societal and mobility challenges being faced around the globe only can be addressed by working together,” says Ford. “Now is the time for our industries, infrastructure partners, nonprofits, and government agencies to accelerate the development of the necessary transportation solutions that will improve people’s lives.”

The forum, which will also feature networking opportunities and an immersion experience displaying new mobility technologies, will take place at the Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport hotel, located at 2501 Worldgateway Place in Romulus.

Business Leaders for Michigan and MICHAuto are organizing the event, while McKinsey and Co. is facilitating sessions as discussion providers. Michigan Economic Development Corp. and the Detroit Regional Chamber are event partners.

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