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News, 11/10/2017

Unleashing the full potential of the mobility sector - how can the EU be the forerunner?

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Seminar on 21st November 2017
from 15h30 till 17h30
Place: Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU
Avenue de Cortenbergh 80, B-1000 Bruxelles
pdfMaas Roadshow Program 21 November 2017

Mobility is one of the key sectors to contribute to the competitiveness and well-being of society. It also has a huge emission reduction potential and can be a significant sector in circular and sharing economy.

Finland is known for developing Mobility as a Service (MaaS), as a promising solution to transport decarbonisation challenge with a huge business potential - MaaS is expected to grow to a business worth over one trillion euro by 2030.

In MaaS information, payment and bookings of travel chains are offered via all-inclusive mobile applications based on either subscriptions or one-off trips or services. It gives us complete access to all transport and logistics services, door-to-door, that are easy to use. MaaS enables a dramatic increase in the effectiveness and productivity of the transport system as well as on-demand services across the whole mobility spectrum.

In addition promoting automated transport and access,interoperability and user rights of data, are the areas where the future winners are made and solutions to the wicked problems found.

The question of how the regulators both in the national and EU level can act as enablers for this development is of utmost importance. Finland has laid the grounds with the new regulatory approach by adopting the Finnish Act on Transport Services (also known as Transport Code) which is the main regulatory tool to support the digitalisation and modernisation of transport system.  The Act promotes customer-oriented, market-based transport services on the basis of sound competition.

The Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications, together with the Permanent Representation of Finland to the European Union warmly welcome you to discuss these topics with the representatives of the Ministry and the Finnish businesses

To sign up by 12 November and for more information, do not hesitate to contact Ms. Maija Ahokas ( or Mr. Altti Iiskola (

We anticipate lively discussions and look forward to seeing you in Brussels in November 2017!

Mr Olli-Pekka Rantala                                                           
Ministry of Transport and Communications, Finland         

Mrs Minna Kivimäki
Deputy Permanent Representative of Finland

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