Takeaways from the Movin' On 2018 Summit

This year's Movin’ On Summit had one goal at the top of the list for organizers and attendees: Bringing forth concrete actions for innovative and sustainable mobility.


The results of the second Movin’ On Summit, the World Summit on Sustainable Mobility led by Michelin, demonstrate the shift from ambition to action is taking form. With its organizing partner C2 and Movin' On LABS, Movin’ On Summit has announced one goal that tops the list: Bringing forth concrete actions for innovative and sustainable mobility.

Stakeholders at the event put all their energy into this mission, and the results speak for themselves. Here is an overview of the main actions taken during Movin' On:

Funding, new tools and firm commitments

  • The Quebec government launched a $120 million action plan for sustainable mobility and smart transportation.
  • Total Foundation and the Michelin Corporate Foundation jointly allocated 1.5 million euros for a global road safety education program for 10- to 18-year-olds. This is an example of the cooperative agreements initiated during the Movin' On Summit by international companies such as Accenture, BNP Paribas, Capgemini, CGI, Dassault Systèmes, DHL, ENGIE, EY, Faurecia, Geodis, MACIF, Michelin, Mobivia, Orange, Saint Gobain, Solvay, Thales and Total. These companies worked with other mobility stakeholders at the event to work toward sustainable mobility.
  • The WWF created a tool for transport companies to set greenhouse gas emission targets in line with the Paris Agreement.
  • A toolbox was made available to major players in the decarbonization of transport (cities, countries, companies, etc.) on the insights.movinonconf.com platform. These tools were developed by IDDRI1, ITF, WBCSD, WWF and PPMC; presented during the Movin' On Summit; and tested by participants.
  • 1 IDDRI : Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales, ITF: International Transport Forum; WBCSD: World Business Council for Sustainable Development; WWF: World Wide Fund for Nature; PPMC: Paris Project for Mobility and Climate
  • Michelin announced that by 2048, its tires will be manufactured with 80% renewable materials and 100% of the tires will be recycled.

Signing up for the long haul

  • The Movin' On ecosystem is now working toward sustainable mobility all year long through Movin' On LABS, the Movin' On Summit and a variety of collaborative tools. Among these, "insights.movinonconf.com," was created to promote the sharing of knowledge and facilitate the call to action.
  • Montreal students have been involved in the Movin' On Summit reflections as they are the citizen-consumers of tomorrow.

Joining forces today to change the mobility of tomorrow

  • During the summit, Movin' On LABS and its Quebec partners in mobility (InnovÉÉ, IVÉO, Propulsion Quebec, Jalon, Prompt Quebec) formalized the creation of an open innovation network in sustainable mobility supported by the Ministry of the Economy, Innovation and Digital Science (MESI) and the City of Montreal.
  • The discussions between participants during the Movin' On Summit led to the creation of 15 communities of affiliation, including a Smart Bus that transforms your commute into productive work time, the beginnings of a hydrogen industry in Quebec, a network of locations and related mobility services managed by the blockchain.
  • The example of the Lyon/Kochi partnership has brought new players to allcities4oneplanet.com, the Cities Alliance on Sustainable Mobility, bringing together cities committed to sustainable urban mobility. The sharing of best practices between cities in the North and the South is now part of the actions taken for sustainable mobility.
  • Forty Canadian business leaders met with their European counterparts, invited by Montréal International and Investissement Québec, to amplify their future cooperation, alliances and industrial consortia.

The Movin' On 2018 Summit, by the numbers:

  • More than 5,000 participants from 60 countries
  • 155 partners
  • 220 media representatives from 20 countries
  • Representatives from 25 cities from around the world
  • 45 working sessions featuring 248 experts and leaders
  • 40 exhibiting startups selected for their ability to influence mobility
  • 69 Aquarium interviews with international leaders
  • 554 million impressions on social media
  • More than 600 sustainable mobility vehicle tests at the Ride & Drive Event
  • More than 50 side events
  • 31,839 contacts exchanged via klik, the event platform
  • 600 braindate connections (targeted peer-learning meetings)
  • More than 1,000 hours of graphic design

Mark your calendar

The next edition of the Movin' On Summit will be held from June 4-6, 2019 in Montreal with many new features – but always the same desire to move from ambition to action for a more innovative and sustainable mobility.