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LA CoMotion ’18 Debuts Extraordinary Industry-Leading Speaker Lineup for Nov. 15-16 Leadership Conference

23 October, 2018


Multi-faceted second edition of world’s most exciting mobility event to include:

  • Entire day of startup pitches at Mobility Innovation Day, Nov. 14
  • 24-hour Mobility Hackathon hosted by moovel and Daimler Digital Life
  • Major design exhibition by global design firm Woods Bagot on repurposing parking in Los Angeles


LOS ANGELES, California – LA CoMotion, the leading global annual event bringing together key players of urban mobility, kicks off its second edition in the heart of the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District on November 15-17, 2018. 

This year’s edition of what is billed as the world’s most exciting mobility event gathers an impressive lineup of global speakers, including Valérie Plante, Mayor of Montreal, Matt Petersen, President and CEO of the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), Mohamed Mezghani, Secretary General of The International Association of Public Transport (UITP), Kadri Simson, Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure for the Government of Estonia, Phillip Washington, CEO of LA Metro, the City of Pittsburgh’s Director of Mobility Infrastructure Karina Ricks, Jeff Marootian, Director of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) in Washington, D.C., and many others.

Visionaries of the new mobility economy such as Eric Allison, the new head of Uber’s urban airspace program, Bastian Lehmann, Founder and CEO of Postmates, Ellie Casson, Head of Local Policy at Waymo, Yann Leriche, CEO of Transdev North America, Rob Lloyd, CEO of Virgin Hyperloop One, Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe, and Peter Schwarzenbauer, Member of the Board of Management for BMW Group, will contribute to making this year’s conference program an even bigger success.

LA CoMotion ’18 has a record number of public and private partners from across the world, such as Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), the City of L.A., Metro, Verizon, the Toyota Mobility Foundation, Transdev, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), Wisdome, Southern California Edison, Lyft, Lime and JUMP, and more.

On the eve of the conference, on Nov. 14, LA CoMotion along with LACI and the NewCities Foundation will be hosting semi-finalists in this year’s LA New Mobility Challenge, a competition focused on the world’s most innovative mobility startups and early stage companies. Competitors will be pitching to a crowd of venture capitalists and key stakeholders from the public and private sectors.

The global architectural and design consultancy Woods Bagot will be presenting a major research and design exploration at LA CoMotion on the opportunity for re-imagining LA’s urban fabric in an age where connected and autonomous mobility enable the repurposing of public parking spaces on a citywide scale. Woods Bagot’s exceptional data visualization pavililon will showcase how LA can become a greener, denser, transit-friendly and more affordable city.

LA CoMotion, in partnership with moovel, an urban mobility company, and Daimler Digital Life, a leader of digital transportation, will also be hosting Hack.LAMobility, an unprecedented 24-hour non-stop LA Mobility Hackathon, starting on November 16. At LA CoMotion, Hack.LAMobility will challenge students and young professionals to imagine a future without traffic jams and build technology and transportation solutions which will transform the LA mobility world. Participants will be competing for an all-inclusive paid trip to Berlin for the Tech Open Air festival, and can register to participate on the Hack.LAMobility website.

LA CoMotion encourages participants to Go Metro and use public transit to attend the event.


“LA CoMotion, now one of the global leaders in showcasing the brave new world of urban mobility, shares our city’s goal of being the global leader of transportation technology.”


Eric Garcetti
City of Los Angeles


Learn more about the event at and register here to attend.



Media contact: 

Sarah Kalvar

Communications Manager

LA CoMotion

+1 213 317 7897

@LA_CoMotion #LACOMO18



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