Directions




The event takes place at:

Haus Witten
Ruhrstraße 86
58452 Witten
Germany

You can obtain further directions here. Parking is available close to the location.

Your contact person

Inga vom Hagen-Hülsberg
Project Manager
Tel.: +49 201 632488-34
Fax: +49 201 632488-99
vomhagen-huelsberg@business.metropoleruhr.de

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How digitalization changes cities: Innovations for the urban economy of tomorrow

The conference will be held in English. There will be a simultaneous translation.


Program

10.00 a.m.

Welcome and registration


10.30 a.m.

OPENING
Rasmus C. Beck, CEO Business Development Agency metropoleruhr GmbH
Prof. Dr. Jan van der Borg, Scientific Director of EURICUR, Division of Geography and Tourism, Catholic University of Leuven


OFFICIAL WELCOME
Sonja Leidemann, Mayor of the City of Witten


SMART SOLUTIONS FOR THE CITY OF THE FUTURE:
GELSENKIRCHEN – THE CONNECTED CITY

Frank Baranowski, Lord Mayor of the City of Gelsenkirchen


'THE NEW CITY MOMENT': HOW CITIES ARE CRITICAL FOR COMPETITIVENESS
AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR CITY LEADERS

Dr. Christian Ketels, Scientific Director of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, Harvard Business School, Boston;
President of the TCI Network, Barcelona


DIGITAL TRANSITION: OPPORTUNITIES & EXPERIENCES FROM EUROPEAN CITIES
Nikolaos Kontinakis, Senior Project Coordinator ‘Smart Cities’ of EUROCITIES, Brussels


12.00 p.m.

PANEL DISCUSSION – DIGITALIZATION AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Frank Baranowski
Dr. Christian Ketels
Nikolaos Kontinakis
Prof. Dr. Jan van der Borg


12.30 p.m.

Lunch break


1.30 p.m.

PARALLEL WORKSHOPS
(There will be no simultaneous translation during the sessions)


WORKSHOP 1: NEW MOBILITY – DIGITAL SUPPORT FOR (NEW) INFRASTRUCTURE

SMARTER CYCLING – BEST PRACTICES FROM CYCLE HIGHWAYS
Carolien Ruebens,Senior Project Officer at European Cyclists’ Federation, Brussels
Frank Joneit, Project Manager at Ruhr Regional Association, Essen

SHARING ECONOMY FOR NEW MOBILITY
Dietrich Sümmermann, CEO MotionWerk GmbH, Essen

AUTOMATED PUBLIC TRANSPORT: PERSPECTIVES FOR INTERMODAL MOBILITY IN SMART CITIES
Joop Veenis, Founder and Director of TheFutureMobility Network, Rotterdam

With subsequent discussion

Moderation: Börje Wichert, Director Regional Business Development of Business Development Agency metropoleruhr GmbH, Essen



WORKSHOP 2: DIGITALIZATION OF HEALTHCARE

RESHAPING HEALTHCARE – DIGITAL TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS
Dr. Sebastian Merkel, Researcher at Institute for Work and Technology, Gelsenkirchen

THE IMPACT OF DIGITAL CHANGE ON THE HEALTHCARE SECTOR AND THE LOCATIONAL CHOICE OF START-UPS
Lukas Piechulek, Researcher at Centre for Economic Education, Ruhr University Bochum
Arnd Jäger, CEO Healthy Projects GmbH, Düsseldorf

THE SHIFT TOWARDS KNOWLEDGE ECONOMIES: THE NEW ROLE OF UNIVERSITIES FOR REGIONAL INNOVATIONS
Dr. Fabian Hoose & Fabian Beckmann, Researchers at Chair of Sociology, Labour and Economics, Ruhr University Bochum

With subsequent discussion

Moderation: Dr. Sebastian Merkel, Researcher at Institute for Work and Technology, Gelsenkirchen



WORKSHOP 3: HOW DIGITALIZATION DRIVES URBAN PRODUCTION

DIGITALIZATION, PRODUCTION & URBANISATION – NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR EUROPEAN CITIES
Dr. Willem van Winden, Executive board EURICUR, professor of Urban Knowledge Economy & Strategy, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

URBAN PRODUCTION IN HAMBURG EAST
Hape Schneider, Senior Projectmanager HafenCity Hamburg GmbH, Hamburg

INDUSTRY 4.0 AND ITS EFFECTS ON URBAN LOGISTICS
Martin Stockmann, Researcher at Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics, Dortmund

With subsequent discussion

Moderation: Dr. Luís Carvalho, Executive board EURICUR, Researcher at Centre of Studies in Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Porto



WORKSHOP 4: SCALING UP URBAN ENERGY PILOTS

GREENTECH.RUHR: WORLD-CLASS ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS
Dr. Erwin van Tuijl, Project Manager Greentech.Ruhr, Business Development Agency metropoleruhr GmbH, Essen

BUILDING A SMART DISTRICT – LESSONS FROM BIRMINGHAM
David Horsfall, CEO DACH Planning, Birmingham

THE SILENT REVOLUTION – VERTICAL WINDMILLS IN SMART CITIES
Dr. Sylvia Böcker, CEO DIRECTTECH Global GmbH, Moers

TENANTABLE ELECTRICITY: EFFICIENT ENERGY TRANSITION FOR MULTI-FAMILY-HOUSES
Dr. Jens Matics, city-energy, Heiligenhaus

With subsequent discussion

Moderation: Dr. Erwin van Tuijl, Project Manager Greentech.Ruhr, Business Development Agency metropoleruhr GmbH, Essen


3.00 p.m.

Coffee break


3.30 p.m.

WRAP-UP SESSION: HOW DIGITALIZATION CHANGES CITIES


4.00 p.m.

CLOSING SPEECH
THE URBAN DIMENSION OF DIGITALIZATION: THE VIEW OF EURICUR

Prof. Dr. Jan van der Borg, Scientific Director of EURICUR, Division of Geography and Tourism, Catholic University of Leuven
Dr. Willem van Winden, Executive board EURICUR, professor of Urban Knowledge Economy & Strategy, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences


4.30 p.m.

End of the conference