DELRIO: THE RIGHT TO MOBILITY, A SOCIAL GOOD FOR OUR DEMOCRACIES
(Accreditation will close on Saturday, 18 July)
"The right of mobility for everyone should be recognized as a social good from modern democracies - says the Minister Graziano Delrio. “In this regards, infrastructure and transport systems become an essential tool in facilitating people’s access to territories. They also play a unique role to enhance socio-economic development, bringing well-being and prosperity of our communities. In order to achieve all of these ambitious objectives, we need to create resilient and sustainable infrastructures aimed at protecting the environment, insuring accountable public finance management and creating a shared vision of the strategies we will put in place”.
With these words, Minister of Infrastructures and Transport, Graziano Delrio, announced the launch of the upcoming G7 Transport Ministers, the first official conference of the initiative under the Italian Presidency, that will take on June 21 and 22 in Cagliari – Sardinia.
The Summit will be the occasion for the EU to address the most crucial issues concerning mobility in the next future: Do transport infrastructures have social values for G7 countries? What these countries are doing to promote automated guided vehicles running on smart roads?
Summer main topic:
To engage on the Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV ) in continuing with the previous meeting in 2016 in Karuizawa, Nagano (Japan) under the Japanese presidency;
For the first time, the G7 Italy will focus on social cohesion, inclusiveness and sustainability of infrastructures;
Transport infrastructures: a problem or opportunity for communities and territories?
Transport system is a way to guarantees the right to mobility for everyone, but how?
Conference working sessions: After the arrival of delegations from the seven ministers on June 21, G7 Transport will start officially the following day at the former tobacco industry, “Manifattura Tabacchi”, in Cagliari, Headquarters of the G7 Transport.
There will be three sessions: the morning’s session will be on the social role of infrastructures, sustainability and programming. In the afternoon, the participants will share the best practices on infrastructures and sustainable transports The discussion during last session will cover connected technologies and automated guidance.
List of all confirmed participants for the Summit: Marc Garneau, Minister for Transport from Canada, France Élizabeth Borne Minister in charge of the Ministry for Economic Transition and Solidarity from France, Alexander Dobrindt, Federal Minister for Transport and Infrastructure from Germany; Keiichi Ishii Minister for Territory, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism from Japan, Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport, from United Kingdom; Elaine Chao, Secretary of State for Transport from United States and Violeta Bulc, Commissioner for Transport , for the European Commission
G7Gallery", exhibition will be held at former Manifattura Tabacchi, organized by Mit in collaboration with ItaliaCamp. It will display the best Italian practices selected under a specific call;"Nice to Meet You G7".
Media organizations are informed that all the procedures for accreditation are available at the link:
The summit will take place at former Manifattura Tabacchi of Cagliari. Media Center and the accreditation desk will be located in the same area.
You are invited to send your accreditation requests not later than 5pm , Saturday 16 June 2017 and to provide for accommodation and transport as soon as possible
Summit Programme - short
Official welcome by the Italian Ministry of Infrastructures and Transports, Graziano Delrio .
Summit media badges for accredited journalists can be collected at accreditation desk from 8:00am.
Arrival of Heads of delegations at the Summit venue
Participation in high-level bilateral meetings
Working sessions are scheduled from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm.
The agenda will offer three open sessions : declarations from ministers during the first session, Graziano Delrio will give the opening speech (available on streaming) and a last session will focus on best practices.
Closing press conference is open to all media representatives
Media center will be open from 8 am to 10 pm.