The mobility of the future: an opportunity that will generate a million jobs in the Spain of 2040

The Ifema Madrid fairgrounds will open its doors this Tuesday, June 14, to the Global Mobility Call (GMC) international congress, with which it hopes to establish the leadership of the capital in the sustainable mobility sector, which will generate 300,000 million euros in business , 54,000 million in investments and one million jobs in Spain by 2040, according to data provided by the Spanish Association of Car and Truck Manufacturers (ANFAC).

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13 June 2022 Monday 05:00
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The mobility of the future: an opportunity that will generate a million jobs in the Spain of 2040

The Ifema Madrid fairgrounds will open its doors this Tuesday, June 14, to the Global Mobility Call (GMC) international congress, with which it hopes to establish the leadership of the capital in the sustainable mobility sector, which will generate 300,000 million euros in business , 54,000 million in investments and one million jobs in Spain by 2040, according to data provided by the Spanish Association of Car and Truck Manufacturers (ANFAC).

In this context, the president of Ifema Madrid, José Vicente de los Mozos, has confirmed that the sustainable mobility event will be the "first fair in Europe" to contribute "in a transversal way" to real projects and strategies related to the sector.

"We want to present Madrid and Spain as the window of sustainable mobility in Europe" assured De los Mozos, who pointed out to the Efe agency the "transforming impact" of the industry, both for society and for a business fabric that needs to "accelerate ” their strategies in this matter.

To specify the measures promoted in Europe, there will be more than 100 discussion tables and more than 300 experts from the sector who, until Thursday June 16, will analyze the responsibility of young people in the society of the future, the challenge of rural depopulation and the business ecosystem generated by mobility.

Along with initiatives such as the improvement in waste management or the implementation of clean energy in the fairgrounds, Ifema will announce, next July, its new strategic sustainability plan, with which it plans to become a "zero carbon emissions" company. carbon” in the future, according to the president, without specifying dates.

Regarding the logistics and transformation of the space, De los Mozos argued that a "period of crisis" has passed to one "of opportunities" since, although the economic results prior to the pandemic were not achieved, the company billed 98 million euros in 2021, with a net profit of 100,000 euros.

“Ifema has not cost citizens money during this period. 18% of the turnover came from activities other than congresses and fairs; 11% came from digitization and 7% from the diversification of the business line”, he added.

The first edition of the congress will have more than 280 speakers, 30 sponsoring companies and a forecast of 14,000 visitors, 7,000 of them in person and the rest via "online", with an outstanding attendance of the public

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