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Jun 6, 2024 1 min #EIT URBAN MOBILITY

Izmir, June 4, 2024 – #Connect4Mobility 2024, organized by EIT Urban Mobility RIS Hub Türkiye, will take place on June 11, 2024, at the İzQ Innovation Center in Izmir. This event, themed “Inclusive and Accessible Urban Mobility,” is funded by EIT Urban Mobility and EIT – European Institute of Innovation and Technology, and is coordinated by Fark Labs in partnership with Sabanci University.

The event will feature notable speakers such as Dr. Cemil Tugay, Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and Ahu Buyukkusoglu Serter.Academics, entrepreneurs, public and private sector representatives, and investors will come together to discuss solutions for inclusive and accessible mobility.

The event will be commenced in Turkish. There will be a sign language interpreter throughout the day.


🗓️ Date: Tuesday, June 11
🕙 Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
📍 Location: İzQ Innovation Center, Konak, Izmir

  • 🕙 10:00 AM – Breakfast
  • 🕤 10:30 AM – Opening Speech: Dr. Cemil Tugay, Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality
  • 🕙 10:45 AM – Keynote: Ahu Buyukkusoglu Serter – Inclusive & Accessible Mobility Together
  • 🕚 11:00 AM – Panel 1: Inclusive Mobility Moderator: Ömer Hantal, Chief Innovation Officer, Fark Labs Speakers:
    • Utku Cihan, Mayor of Hopa Municipality
    • Özlem Şenyol Kocaer, Chairwoman, Pedestrian Association
    • Metin Salt, Founder, Salt Consultancy
    • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kevser Üstündağ, Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts
  • 🕛 11:50 AM – Coffee Break
  • 🕐 12:10 PM – Panel 2: Opportunities for Accessibility and Inclusion in Future Mobility Moderator: Dr. Özge Akbulut, Chief Science Officer, Fark Labs; Faculty Member, Sabanci University Speakers:
    • Hasan Erdoğan, Director of Mobility Solutions, TOFAS
    • Erden Ergökmen, COO, Cevher Jant Sanayii A.Ş.
    • Hakan Çevikoğlu, CEO,
    • Zülal Tannur, Founder, From Your Eyes
  • 🕑 1:00 PM – Lunch Break
  • 🕓 2:20 PM – Panel 3: Accessible Mobility Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Murad Tiryakioglu, Afyon Kocatepe University Speakers:
    • Prof. Dr. Koray Velibeyoğlu, İzmir Institute of Technology
    • Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrem Ayhan Selçuk, Dokuz Eylül University
    • Dr. Hale Erez Külekçi, Pedestrian Accessibility Chief, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Department of Transportation Planning
  • 🕔 3:10 PM – Coffee Break
  • 🕕 3:30 PM – Panel 4: Alternative Mobility Moderator: Gökçe Gülcüler, Harvard Business Review Turkey Speakers:
    • Dr. Ali Onuralp ÜNAL, General Manager, Tripy Mobility
    • Selcuk Kochan, Co-Founder, MOBIQU
    • Dr. Turgay Bozoğlu, General Manager, ESHOT
  • 🕖 4:20 PM – Closing Speech
  • 🕗 4:30 PM – Happy Hour & Networking

Join us at this event to discuss fair and accessible transportation solutions for all. Let’s take steps together for a more inclusive and accessible Türkiye and world. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to shape the cities of the future!