Chance for young people to shape top level discussions on future transport challenges in Europe

06 June 2012 #SMMT News
  • Our Future Mobility Now launches competition for students and graduates across Europe.
  • “Ask a CEO!”: send in your video question to win participation in the Skills and Innovation Roundtable in Brussels.

Our Future Mobility Now, an initiative from the major automobile manufacturers in Europe, is launching a competition for students and young professionals to win a seat at the project’s high level Roundtable on 10 October  in Brussels with the CEOs of Europe’s largest automobile firms and top EU policy-makers.

The Roundtable will discuss ‘Innovation for Europe, Skills for the Future’ and provide a unique opportunity for the leaders of tomorrow to meet, question, and discuss with the leaders of today. Innovation and skills are major issues for society, especially as Europe works to remain competitive in a global perspective.

Our Future Mobility Now is an initiative of the European automobile manufacturers, organised by ACEA. Reaching out to the mobile generation of the future, the project facilitates dialogue and debate about the major mobility questions of the present and the solutions for transport and mobility in the future. Following last year’s launch event in June in Brussels, the conversation has evolved and grown online via regular, expert”led webinars and discussions on Facebook and Twitter. The main portal is

The competition to select Roundtable delegates is called “Ask a CEO!” and opens today at”competition/. It challenges Europe’s young talent to create a video message with their personal, compelling question to a CEO and to explain what triggered their thoughts or why they believe their question matters.

The top 10 most original or thought”provoking questions will win a place at the table and run for an award for ‘best entry’, voted on by the CEOs and the public. The competition is open until 15 July.

The Roundtable

The delegates’ programme at the 10 October event will feature expert workshops, a quick”fire

walk and talk lunch, the plenary and a public debate in the afternoon. A visit and welcome drink will be held at a state”of”the”art car manufacturing facility on the evening before. The plenary debate will be open to a wider audience, for which registration opens in the summer, and will be accessible live via the internet.

Our Future Mobility Now brings together the mobile generation of the future and Europe’s leading vehicle manufacturers to explore how vehicles and transport will evolve and influence the 21st Century. It is organised and run by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association.

To find out more about Our Future Mobility Now, and to enter the competition to become a delegate, go to

To find out more about how the SMMT is supporting the UK’s strong technology and innovation capability through the SMMT Award for Automotive Innovation 2012, click here.

To discover more about UK automotive’s participation in government’s See Inside Manufacturing initiative, giving young people a glimpse of work in state of the art automotive manufacturing facilities, click here.

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