Transportation, tech worlds to talk mobility in Wynwood
More than 500 people from the transportation and tech industries, government and academia are expected to descend upon Wynwood next April 2 and 3 for CoMotion Miami, a conference to “advance mobility across South Florida and the world,” according to a release.
“CoMotion is a global platform where the most innovative transportation and technology companies, as well as civic and business leaders… collaborate, and interact to share ideas and do business,” the release continued. “CoMotion organizes exclusive world-class events with cities at the forefront of the mobility revolution, like Los Angeles, Miami and Paris, and is the new mobility industry’s premiere source for news, insights, and analysis.”
“Wynwood is a hub for innovation and creative businesses that are driving innovation throughout the Americas, so it’s the ideal place to host the first-ever CoMotion Miami,” said Albert Garcia, co-chairman of the Wynwood Business Improvement District, in the release. He also announced the event at the district’s June 25 meeting. “We look forward to welcoming the world’s top transportation and technology companies to Wynwood for this prestigious event next year.”
Technology and mobility companies including Audi, Cruise Automation, Ford, Parsons, Verizon, and Via were represented at the June 25 Wynwood kickoff. “Miami-Dade County is becoming a major technology center,” said Carlos A. Giménez, county mayor, at the event. “We now have the highest number of start-up companies in the nation. This means we are at the forefront of change and innovation, and that tradition continues with our leading role in shaping the future of mobility. With a strong history of working with the private sector, we’re excited to welcome CoMotion to Miami, to present our shared vision for mobility in the years to come.”
“Miami-Dade County is absolutely the natural choice for launching our second major new mobility event after CoMotion LA,” said John Rossant, CoMotion CEO and chair of the NewCities Foundation, a nonprofit think tank. “Miami-Dade County has opened its doors to mobility innovators from around the country and around the world, and the pro-business environment of Florida makes the city one of the most dynamic and exciting hubs of new mobility in the world.”