The Hyperloop Conference is the 1st international conference on high-speed transportation. Here, you will meet all the Players in the hyperloop ecosystem, including hyperloop start-ups, corporates, suppliers and investors. After the first edition at Hypermotion Frankfurt it will now take place at the Innotrans in Berlin and further international locations are planned.
June 15th & 16th 2023
9 am – 6.30 pm
Oliver Luksic (Parliamentary State Secretary of the Federal Minister for transport and digital infrastructure), Keir Fitch (Head of Unit Rail Safety & interoperability – DG MOVE european commission), Thomas Jarzombek (Spokesman for the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the Bundestag Committee for Education, Research and Technology Assessment) & Carlo M Borghini (Executive Director and Chief Executive at europe`s rail joint undertaking – EU body), Thomas Meißner (Lead Mobility, Energy & Innovation – Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie) & Michael Johannes (Vice President Mobility & Logistics Messe Frankfurt)
9:30 – 9:40
Keynote 1: “The exhilarating & practical journey from HL technology to real productization”
Raja Narayanan (INTERIM CEO/CFO – Virgin Hyperloop)
9:40 – 9:50
Keynote 2: „Mobilizing humanity in a new way“
Andrès de Leon (CEO – HyperloopTT)
9:50 – 10:00
Keynote 3: „Saving money by repurposing infrastructure funds to Hyperloop“
Mars Geuze (CCO & Co-Founder – Hardt Hyperloop)
10:00 – 10:10
Keynote 4: „Building the european Hyperloop value chain“
David Pistoni (CEO & Co-Founder- Zeleros Hyperloop)
10:10 – 10:20
Keynote 5: „Magrail: How to ensure interoperability of conventional railways on the way towards hyperloop“
Przemek Ben Paczek (CEO & Co-Founder – Nevomo)
10:30 – 11:15
Panel discussion: „challenges in the hyperloop ecosystem for passenger transportation“
Luis Navarro (Chief Operating Officer – Zeleros), Mars Geuze (CCO & Co-Founder – Hardt Hyperloop), Kasia Foljanty (CMO & Co-Founder – Nevomo), Thijs Smit (Innovation Manager – NS), Fabien Letourneaux (R&D Programme Manager System Safety – SNCF), Keir Fitch (Head of Unit Rail Safety & Interoperability – DG MOVE european commission), Manuel Gerres (Managing Director – Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures)
11:15 – 11:30
Coffee break (speed dating 1)
11:30 – 13:00
Hyperloop Masterclasses 1 – 6
13:00 – 14:00
14:00 – 15:00
Hyperloop safari/demo show
15:00 – 15:10
Asset Heavy Keynote 1: „Vacuum Valves for Hyperloop Transportation“
Christian Schmidt (Sector Manager – VAT GROUP)
15:10 – 15:20
Asset Heavy Keynote 2: „Vacuum Challenges of Hyperloop – A short Insight“
Dr. Tom Kammermeier (Global Application Development Manager – LEYBOLD)
15:20 – 15:30
Asset Heavy Keynote 3: „Hyperloop infrastructure made smart: New steels and tube designs for the future“
Joseph Seungmin La (Head of Corporate Strategy Department – POSCO Europe)
15:30 – 15:40
Asset Heavy Keynote 4: „Standardization of Hyperloop systems – Quo vadis?“
Ernst Donislreiter (Business Line Manager Amusement Rides – TÜV SÜD)
15:45 – 16:30
Coffee break (speed dating 2)
16:30 – 17:15
Pitches outcome Hyperloop Workshops
17:15 – 18:00
Panel Discussion: „Challenges in the Hyperloop ecosystem for freight transportation“
Pierre Chambion (VP of Engineering & Head of Technology – Virgin Hyperloop), Alix Martinot-Lagarde (Deputy Chief Industry & Innovation Officer – rail logistics Europe), Erik Wirsing (VP Global Innovation – DB Schenker), Andrés De León (CEO – Hyperloop Transportation Technologies), Alexander Garbar (Head of the Corporate Development & Strategy Department – Duisport), Lucienne Krosse (Thematic Lead Smart Buildings & Cities – EIT InnoEnergy), Carlo M Borghini (Executive Director and Chief Executive at europe`s rail joint undertaking – EU body)
18:00 – 18:15
18:15 – 20:15
Hyperloop networking with drinks & live music
In the 6 masterclasses, the participants and experts will develop solutions for Hyperloop topics.
Masterclass 1: Opportunities for Hyperloop routes in Europe and beyond
In this masterclass we will jointly discover and rate opportunities for hyperloop routes.
After some introductory words about hyperloop technology we will introduce the class to constraints, technology parameters as well as some comparison facts to other modes of transport.
Based on our joint experience realization challenges of major infrastructure projects and other input we will create an evaluation matrix.
Using this matrix for some route ideas (which we will jointly develop) our masterclass will result in a ranking of possible route opportunities – and a list of challenges to be solved.
DOMINIK HÄRTL (BUSINESS DEVELOPER) HARDT HYPERLOOP
OTTMAR GREIN (RAIL SYSTEM SENIOR CONSULTANT) – DB ENGINEERING & CONSULTING
Masterclass 2: One Hyperloop Standard Worldwide: How it will look like?
FRANK BUCHMANN – (HEAD OF DEPARTMENT – DB NETZ AG)
DR. GEORG SCHOBER – (HEAD OF TRANSPORTATION – TÜV SÜD)
Masterclass 3: Development and marketing of a hyperport transport system for standard ship containers to relieve the strain on the traffic infrastructure
Together with infrastructure providers, hyperloop OEMs, logistics service providers and customers from different branches we will put our focus on long-distance connections with hyperloop. We will cover aspects such as technical feasibility, legal requirements and the economic benefits. The China Train (China Belt & Road), connecting China with Europe via rail tracks, will be a promising use case and base for the analysis.
DR: NURI MORAVA (PROGRAM LEAD GLOBAL R&D AND EARLY STAGE TECHNOLOGIES – DB SCHENKER VENTURES)
MICHAEL HENGST (VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS & ACTING HEAD OF SAFETY – HYPERLOOPTT)
GUANZHE CAO (HEAD OF ASIA DESK OF DUISPORT-GROUP)
STEFANIE HORN (BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER NEW TECHNOLOGIES – FUJITSU)
Masterclass 4: MagRail – practical use-cases to enhance existing rail-service
In this joint masterclass of Nevomo, RFI, DB Netz and tba you will learn and practice on MagRail use-cases for rail. You will learn how interoperable MagRail will be with existing railways and how you could enhance your existing railway services by a MagRail upgrade to your network.
STEFAN KIRCH (CHIEF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER – NEVOMO)
GIUSEPPE CARCASI (TEAMLEADER STUDIES AND SYSTEM INNOVATION – RFI)
FRANK BUCHMANN – (HEAD OF TRAIN SIMULTATION & DYNAMICS – DB NETZ AG)
Masterclass 5: Future mobility in Europe – Values shaped by Hyperloop
With a comprehensive Hyperloop network in Europe, our perception of tomorrow’s mobility is changing. Hyperloop offers significant benefits, especially with regard to European climate goals and the economic viability of transport infrastructure. Instead of replacing existing modes of transport, the Hyperloop will enhance and be integrated into today’s mobility system. It is important for every player in the mobility industry to understand how such an integrated transport system look like, which modal shifts will result from it and how this will affect the capacities in the existing network.
DIETER MICHELL-AULI (CHIEF SALES OFFICER – DB ENGINEERING & CONSULTING)
JASNE PRILOP (CONSULTANT – DB ENGINEERING & CONSULTING)
LUIS NAVARRO (CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER – ZELEROS)
MARCUS EBERT (GLOBAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR – DB ENGINEERING & CONSULTING)
Masterclass 6: New business Models for Railway Undertakings (RU) and Infrastructure Managers (IM)
This masterclass will address three core questions :
Which role could play Railway Undertakings & Infrastructure Managers in the upcoming Hyperloop ecosystem ?
What are the business models for RUs and IMs in that context ?
What are the future challenges they will face ?
KATHARINA DIECK (CONSULTING DB ENGINEERING & CONSULTING)
FABIEN LETOURNEAUX (R&D Programme Manager System Safety SNCF Innovation & Research)
THIJS SMIT (INNOVATION LEAD NS INTERNATIONAL)
DR. GIUSEPPE CARCASI (TEAM LEADER STUDIES & SYSTEM INNOVATION – RETE FERROVIARIA ITALIANA – RFI)