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COMPANIES AND STAKEHOLDERS RENEW THEIR CONFIDENCE IN NME: EXHIBITION’S SECOND EDITION BECOMES THE FOCAL POINT IN ITALY FOR DISCUSSIONS ON GREEN PUBLIC TRANSPORT

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COMPANIES AND STAKEHOLDERS RENEW THEIR CONFIDENCE IN NME: EXHIBITION’S SECOND EDITION BECOMES THE FOCAL POINT IN ITALY FOR DISCUSSIONS ON GREEN PUBLIC TRANSPORT

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The world of public transport chooses NME
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Agens, Anav and Asstra, the three associations that make up the Exhibition Steering Committee, will bring their vision of the future of public transport to the exhibition.

Agens, Anav and Asstra together represent more than 95% of the public transport market in Italy. The partnership between these associations and NME has a strategic significance not only because it brings together supply and demand but because it sets the stage for an exhibition that is unique in the range of Italian of events related to the world of mobility.

“The NME initiative in Milan,” declares Arrigo Giana, president of Agens, “is not just a moment in which the best innovative transport technology steps into the spotlight. It is also an opportunity to promote a strategic vision of the sector that combines the need for its industrial evolution with the primary role of mobility in the development of our local areas and in the energy transition. The industry needs brave, forward-looking choices. This means that we can’t be reactive, but need to look at how the sector can be best structured in the future, bearing in mind the ethics of public service and the awareness that companies must increase their competitiveness across all aspects of their operations." And Nicola Biscotti, President of Anav, states that Anav “supports Next Mobility Exhibition (NME) as it is the most important platform for hosting debate. We are convinced that to guarantee the sustainability of local public transport, there is an urgent need to increase the National Transport Fund given the higher costs that are currently weighing on our companies. Regarding the energy transition, it is important to note that public transport contributes only 0.7% to climate-changing emissions. A gradual approach is therefore needed, combining traditional technologies with low environmental impact fuels to improve the quality and appeal of the service."

Finally, Asstra adds: “Public transport is the beating heart of our cities and NME will be an important opportunity to put the sector at the centre of the debate. The ecological transition underway and the scenarios opened up by AI applications require, in fact, ever more focus on collective mobility as a determining factor in the socio-economic and cultural development of the local areas and the country as a whole," declares Andrea Gibelli, President of Asstra.