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Iztok Bricl, the GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre‘s Director, told for Kongres Magazine: ”The TEN-T Days is, after the 7th Congress of League of Communists of Yugoslavia 1958 and the 13th Meeting of the Ministerial Council of OSCE in 2005, the largest and certainly the most notable high-profile event of congress character.”

European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc has successfully invited Ministers, Members of the European Parliament and key stakeholders to Ljubljana to discuss how to contribute to smart, sustainable and safe Mobility, relying on the trans-European transport network and investments in transport connectivity.

The TEN-T Days, starting today under the slogan »Connecting Europe«, also hosts an idea accelerator and futuristic lab to allow young European entrepreneurs and companies to showcase innovative mobility solutions. There will be a high-level Interinstitutional meeting to discuss further synergies between transport, energy and digital connectivity, and the investment support with highest EU value-added in the post-2020 framework, leading to a Ljubljana declaration by all relevant stakeholders on key principles for investments in smart, sustainable and safe mobility. Among the high-level events, there will be Ministerial sessions with Western Balkans and Turkey, and with Southern Mediterranen countries.

At the opening event, the Future of Mobility: Idea Accelerator and Futuristic Lab and Hackathon have been opened. Innovative companies and entrepreneurs get an opportunity to present their ideas and to reach out to participants from across the EU including public authorities, transport companies, project promoters, public and private banks, investors, etc.

The TEN-T Days indoor and outdoor Exhibition will showcase innovative projects and ideas that contribute to European transport infrastructure development. The indoor exhibition will welcome about 100 exhibitors showing innovative transport solutions in two halls of the GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre. The exciting projects working on the future mobility – electric vehicles and chargers, ITS and alternative fules will be exhibited at the Kupola Hall, while projects supporting this mobility with rail, maritime, IWW and road transport infrastructure will be exhibited in the Steklena Hall.

Different innovative technologies for the road sector, such as electromobilic natural gas and fuel cell/hydrogen will be higlighted at the outdoor exhibition which will spotlight a range of alternative fuels vehicles, from passenger cars and light commercial vans to heavy vehicles. In addition, an innovative electric plane and other innovate projects will be showcased.

GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre will beside space for the congress and its acommpanying futuristic lab and exhibition, provide a gala dinner for approximately 2000 delegates. Surely, GR will have no issue with such preparations, for it already prepapred gala dinner for the World Congress in Fetal Medicine for 1800 participants.