2023 Annual POLIS Conference

The Annual POLIS Conference 2023 will take place on 29-30 November in Leuven, Belgium.

The Annual POLIS Conference is Europe’s leading sustainable urban mobility event, providing an opportunity for cities and regions to showcase their transport achievements to a large audience of mobility experts, practitioners, and decision-makers from both the public and private sector.

After a record-breaking edition in 2022, the POLIS Team and our Conference host and current President City of Leuven are glad to welcome you to another fantastic Conference.

Registrations for the Conference will launch in June, but you can already submit an abstract as a Speaker or become a Sponsor of the Conference.


Become our Speaker at POLIS 2023

The Call for Speakers for the Annual POLIS Conference 2023 is officially open: if you are interested in speaking at our Conference, all you have to do is pick one of our 50 priority topics and submit your abstract by 28 April 2023.

We are looking for dynamic speakers to share their insights on the latest trends and developments in urban transport innovation traditional and less-known session formats are more than welcome! 

For more information about the Call, check it below:

Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor for the Annual POLIS Conference

For the upcoming Annual POLIS Conference 2023, you may enhance the visibility of your organisation or initiative through one of our 12 Sponsorship and Exhibition packages: indeed, our Call for Sponsors and Exhibitors is now open – check it out and download our Sponsorship form to apply, too! For an overview of the packages, check the image below:

We are happy to accommodate individual needs and develop a tailored sponsorship package that meets your expectations: do not hesitate to contact our Event Manager Alexia Collignon (acollignon@polisnetwork.eu) to find your perfect match!

Meet our host

Leuven, Belgium, is a mission-driven city that excels through inspiring governance models and the systems put in place for the public to innovate and get involved in critical decision-making processes.

Dynamic and diverse, Leuven is at the forefront of innovation: indeed, the European Commission awarded the city as the 2020 European Capital of Innovation for its unique cooperation model one that unites residents, institutions, and organisations and allows them to co-innovate, test, and apply groundbreaking solutions to fight climate change, foster the quality of life and education, and promote a sustainable, accessible, and inclusive mobility system. 

Because of its cooperation model, the Belgian city and POLIS President has also received many accolades for mainstreaming accessibility.

“Our cooperation model, Leuven2030, is how citizens, companies, as well as research institutes, commit to sustainable mobility and focus on inclusive mobility”

— Deputy Mayor David Dessers.

Leuven 2030 is a non-profit organisation which convenes 600 local partners and civil society representatives, all working towards the goal of climate neutrality through small and large-scale actions and projects. An active Advisory Group also supports the organisation for disabled users and advises on the different mobility rights and supporting measures for disabled people.

Still curious about Leuven?

Read our interview with David Dessers and Tim Asperges on Thinking Cities. Read our latest interview with Tim Asperges along with other representatives from the Cities Mission POLIS members of Groningen, Gothenburg, and Ljubljana in our brand-new magazine Cities in motion.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I become one of your Sponsors?

Our Sponsorship package is available here. For further questions, please contact Alexia at acollignon@polisnetwork.eu

How can I become one of your Speakers?

Read our Call for Speakers here. Remember to submit an abstract by 28 April 2023 here.

Where is your Media kit?

For inquiries about the Annual POLIS Conference Media kit (Coming soon!) and communications, contact Alessia at agiorgiutti@polisnetwork.eu.

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