Tuesday September 27, 2016 from 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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461 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202

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Melissa Smith 


Join NextEnergy and UM-SMART for this invitation-only event to welcome a small visiting trade delegation representing Finnish, Swedish and U.K.industry, enterprise, government, and research. NextEnergy has been the Michigan partner in this SMART-led international group of MaaS innovation and enterprise leads and this is our chance to host them at the home stadium! It is a unique opportunity to engage with these globally recognized mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) pioneers to hear first-hand their successes and challenges in implementing MaaS ventures and programs.

 You will also have the chance to share technological and commercial best practices with other local and global MaaS movers from the automotive, IT, energy, real estate, freight, infrastructure, and finance industries, as well as tech and service startups, local governments, investors, researchers, and more.

 The purpose of the MaaS Trade Mission - Michigan is to propel the MaaS transformation forward, providing new market opportunities and smarter mobility solutions in Michigan and across the globe.

NOTE: The event is part of a week-long series of events organized by UM-SMART and local partners. 


11:30 – 11:45 a.m.  Registration

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch and Go-Around (Name, Affiliation, 3 words)

12:30 – 12:45 p.m. Welcome                                                       

12:45 – 1:45 p.m. "Global MaaS Trailblazers" (Panel)                                                       

Hear about current and planned private-public MaaS deployments in Northern Europe.

  • Raine Hermanns, Tekes (Finland)
  • Filip Kjellgren, Vinnova (Sweden)
  • Moderator: Sue Zielinski, UM SMART

1:45 – 2:45 p.m. "Pure Michigan Mobility" (Panel)

Hear from visionary public sector leaders about Michigan-based MaaS-related directions and projects.

  • Janet Atarian, City of Detroit Planning Department
  • Graig Donnelly, Wayne State University
  • Glenn Stevens, MICHauto 
  • Moderator: Jean Redfield, NextEnergy

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Break

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.  "MaaS for the Masses Meet Industry Trailblazers in Michigan" (Panel)

Many of Detroit’s flagship entities in health, education, and real estate are primed and ready to integrate MaaS into their plans to make it easier for people to get where they're going and do what they need to do. Meanwhile MaaS-related technological and commercial innovations from global vehicle OEMs and other leaders are charging forward worldwide.

  • Scott Collins, Bedrock Properties                                       
  • Gary Streelman, Magneti Marelli
  • Terry Duncan, Mahindra Genze
  • Sharifa Alcendor, Henry Ford Health Systems
  • Moderator: Tim Johnson, NextEnergy

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Networking Reception





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Thank you!
UM-SMART extends special thanks to our generous sponsor, Business Leaders for Michigan, for support of Michigan MaaS Mobility Week and Trade Mission. Many thanks also to Michigan-based collaborators and supporters including NextEnergy, Techstars, and more.