Posted on April 04, 2017

Visionaries Join Michelin at Movin’On, the Global Summit for Action in Sustainable Mobility


Visionaries Join Michelin at Movin’On,

the Global Summit for Action in Sustainable Mobility
Registration now open for three-day symposium in Montreal, June 1315, 2017

CLERMONT-FERRAND, France, and MONTREAL, April 3, 2017 Michelin, a world leader in sustainable mobility and innovation, today announced the first wave of speakers for Movin’On, the world’s largest collaborative event focused on solving society’s key mobility challenges.

Movin’On will bring together experts and visionaries from a broad cross section of stakeholders in transportation, including automotive, rail, air, truck, bus, bicycle, shipping, academia, government, NGOs and non-profit organizations for break-through innovation workshops and collaborative sessions that aim to drive actions to address mobility challenges for growing urban areas.

Speakers for Movin’On 2017 include:

  • The Honorable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport (Canada).
  • Shigemoto Kajihara, Vice Minister for Global Environmental Affairs, Ministry of the Environment (Japan).
  • Bertrand Piccard, Initiator and Pilot, Solar Impulse.
  • Jean-Dominique Senard, CEO, Michelin Group.
  • Jean Todt, President, Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and Special Envoy for Road Safety, United Nations.
  • Jun Yu, General Manager, GAC Group.

Movin’On presenters will also feature:


  • Patrick Bass, CEO, ThyssenKrupp North America
  • Barry Einsig, Global Automotive and Transportation Executive, Cisco Systems
  • Ursula Mathar, Head of Sustainability and Environmental Protection, BMW Group
  • Grégoire Olivier, Director of Mobility Services, PSA Group 
  • Franck Rinderknecht, CEO, Rinspeed
  • Alexendre Taillefer, Associate Principal, XPND Capital
  • José Viegas, Secretary General, International Transport Forum (ITF) at OECD
  • Details for additional speakers available here

Movin’On attendees can experience the latest vehicles and technologies ― some never seen before ― from leading innovators in mobility:

  • Tesla will demonstrate its latest fully autonomous vehicles.
  • BMW will unveil two new models in its Mini Cooper line.
  • Solar Impulse 2: see the mock-up of the solar aircraft that completed a 25,000-mile trip around the world.
  • Roborace: see the first driverless fully electric race car that will compete in this new motorsports series.
  • Proterra: see the zero-emission electric bus that will revolutionize urban transit fleets.
  • Lito Green Motion: experience the luxury design and power of the new Sora electric bike.

Movin’On will assemble a diverse and open ecosystem of partners in sustainable mobility, including:


Movin’On, presented by Michelin in association with C2, continues the 20-year tradition established by Michelin Challenge Bibendum as the world’s premiere and longest-running forum for sustainable mobility. Announced in December 2016, Movin’On 2017 in Montreal invites more than 3,000 participants from 35 countries to engage in a range of dynamic forums, including an exhilarating 360-degree technological platform for plenary sessions and other experiential presentations. Movin’On will also host collaborative workshops, master classes and labs that feature cutting-edge innovation and disruptive technology. Instead of a traditional exhibit hall, Movin’On will feature an Innovation Center and “Village Start-Up,” a forum where dozens of start-up companies will present concepts for the future of mobility.


Partnerships for Movin’On are available for select Michelin collaborators and key innovators in the transportation industry. See for more information. Movin’On is also open to the general public to attend. For pricing information and to register see


About Movin’On

Presented by Michelin in association with C2, Movin’On is the international summit for action in sustainable mobility. Movin’On 2017 will be held at the Arsenal in Montreal, Quebec, June 13-15. The symposium experience will feature inspiring keynote presentations, hands-on collaborative sessions, networking opportunities and technology exhibitions. Participants from business, government and academics will collaborate and explore new actions to resolve global challenges that will define the future of mobility. For tickets or more information, please see

About Michelin Group

Michelin, the leading tire company, is dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility, sustainably; designing and distributing the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its clients’ needs; providing digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences; and developing high-technology materials that serve the mobility industry. Headquartered in Clermont-Ferrand, France, Michelin is present in 170 countries, has 111,700 employees and operates 68 production facilities in 17 countries which together produced 184 million tires in 2015. (


About C2

C2 is a global convener on a mission to transform executives and organizations that are ripe for change whether they know it or not. In a collaborative context specifically designed to provoke collisions and spark new ideas, C2 gets leaders to challenge their biases, shift their perspectives and explore completely new ways of doing business. C2’s reinvention of the international conference experience started with the annual C2 Montréal event, which has been described as “challenging conventions” by The Economist and “a business conference unlike any other” by the Harvard Business Review. After Zurich, Milan, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Rome and San Francisco, C2 is now expanding its reach across all continents. See for more information.


For media inquiries, please contact:


In the United States:

Brian Remsberg

Michelin North America, Inc. or +1.864.458.5908

Tom Sullivan

Michelin North America, Inc. or +1.704.222.5488


Mary Ann Kotlarich

Michelin North America, Inc. or +1.864.458.4884


In Canada:

Irene Aguzzi

Michelin North America Canada, Inc. or +1.450.978.7635


Anne Dongois

C2 or +1.514.826.2050


In Mexico:

Armando Limon

Michelin Mexico or +52.442.376.1104




About Michelin North America

Michelin, the leading mobility company, is working with tires, around tires and beyond tires to enable Motion for Life. Dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility and sustainability, Michelin designs and distributes the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its customers’ needs. Michelin provides digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences. Bringing its expertise to new markets, the company is investing in high-technology materials, 3D printing and hydrogen, to serve a wide variety of industries — from aerospace to biotech. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Michelin North America has approximately 22,500 employees and operates 34 production facilities in the United States and Canada. (