Working Breakfast: “Higher Cost for European Consumers & SMEs through Airline Consolidation”
In today’s connected world, travelling enables in-person relationships and broadens our horizons. Over the last few years, the travel industry has undergone a major transformation through mergers and joint venture partnerships. But, while airline consolidation may improve customer experience thanks to streamlined service, fare compatibility, and frequent flyer programmes, it can also limit customer choice. By redirecting traffic towards their own websites and limiting the amount of information available online, airlines can prevent independent platforms from offering the possibility of neutral comparison shopping to consumers.
We have invited institutional and industry stakeholders in order to create an informative and sustainable discussion that will open further dialogue regarding this topic.
Working Dinner “European Green Deal: Technology & Policy Mix Helping Create a Zero-Carbon Transport Future”
The Transport sector currently accounts for 23% of global energy-related CO2 emissions. A close collaboration of policy ambition and business action will be key to achieving the vision of Europe becoming the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. In the future, all road vehicles: cars, trucks, buses, two-wheelers, – will require a mix of powertrain technologies matching the users’ needs and fueled by sustainable energies. ERTRAC and EGVIA work on the European research efforts needed to develop and deploy these solutions.
With this event we aim to contribute to the ongoing discussion on the future energy needs in road transport, gathering stakeholders active in e-mobility, biogas, synthetic fuels, etc. By reinforcing synergies and increasing the impact of European R&I, we can make the targets of the European Green Deal a reality.