Cable Car Congress


The Cable Car Congress is a two-day congress format organised by Cable Car World. Current topics in the context of urban cable cars will be dealt with in four sections. The congress is firmly integrated into the overall concept of Cable Car World so that all participants can use both options during the event days. In this way, every visitor can optimise their stay to suit their individual needs.

Moderation: Carmen Hentschel
(Translation German/English available)

Day 1 - Cable Car Congress

TUESDAY - 06/04/2024
TUESDAY - 06/04/2024
10:00 a.m. Greeting Patron - German
  • Patron: Dr. Volker Wissing (Federal Minister for Digital and Transport)
  • Speaker: Hartmut Höppner (State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport)
TUESDAY - 06/04/2024
10:07 a.m. Greeting Ministry of Transport of Sierra Leone (Guest of Honour)
  • Speaker: Hon. Minister Alhaji Fanday Turay (Minister of Transport Sierra Leone)
TUESDAY - 06/04/2024
10:14 a.m. Greeting OITAF (World Cable Car Association) - German
  • Speaker: Mag. Jörg Schröttner (President of the OITAF and Head of the department „Oberste Seilbahnbehörde“ („Supreme Cable Car Authority“) in the Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology)
Part I: Urban Development & Cable Cars | 10:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
TUESDAY - 06/04/2024
10:20 a.m. Keynote – University Paris1 Sorbonne – Science
  • Speaker: Prof. Dr. Carlos Moreno (Professor Entrepreneurship Territory Innovation), requested
TUESDAY - 06/04/2024
10:40 a.m. Impulse Lecture 1.1 – MoRTH – Governance
  • Topic: Background and planning in the context of the indian cable car programme Parvatmala
  • Speaker: n.n
TUESDAY - 06/04/2024
11:00 a.m. Impulse Lecture 1.2 – City of Herne – Governance - German
  • Topic: Modern mobility solutions for the development of a future neighborhood in the Metropole Ruhr
  • Speaker: Dr. Frank Dudda (Mayor, City of Herne)
TUESDAY - 06/04/2024
11:20 a.m. Impulse Lecture 1.3 – Industrial Association for Hot-Dip Galvanizing – Industry - German
  • Topic: Shaping the future in a floating way: Hot-dip galvanised steel as the key to sustainable urban cable car systems
  • Speaker: Mark Huckshold (CEO, „Industrieverband Feuerverzinken“, engl. „Industrial Association for Hot-Dip Galvanizing“)
TUESDAY - 06/04/2024
11:40 a.m. Impulse Lecture 1.4 – UNStudio – Design/Architecture
  • Topic: Building the future: The Synergy of Design and Infrastructure in Future-Oriented Architecture
  • Speaker: Jürgen Heinzel (Associate Design Director, UNStudio) & Stella Nikolakaki (Senior Architect, UNStudio)
TUESDAY - 06/04/2024
12:00 p.m. Panel Discussion Part I - German
  • Topic: Urban cable cars as an intergral part of modern urban development
  • Speaker: Helmut Wiesner (City Planning Council, Federal City of Bonn), Johannes Wieczorek (Deputy Director-Genral, German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport), Dr. Frank Dudda (Mayor,City of Herne), Han Joosten (Head of Area Development, BPD), Jan große Beilage (Head of Cable Car Projects, AMPMarseille)
  • Moderation: Alix Doberstein (Head of Project Management & Consulting, Future Mobility Solutions)
12:30 p.m. Break – Workshops & Guided Tours
Part II: Financing & Funding | 03:00 - 05:00 p.m.
TUESDAY - 06/04/2024
03:00 p.m. Impulse Lecture 1.5 – CBH Attorneys at Law – Law - German
  • Topic: Intergration of urban cable cars into public transport – regulatory hurdles and requirements
  • Speaker: Dr. Jan Deuster (Attorney & Partner, CBH Attorneys at Law)
TUESDAY - 06/04/2024
03:20 p.m. Impulse Lecture 1.6 – Mota-Engil – Investment
  • Topic: International approach to financing urban cable car projects with PPP models
  • Speaker: Ricardo Oliveira (Business Development, Mota-Engil)
TUESDAY - 06/04/2024
03:40 p.m. Impulse Lecture 1.7 – Karanovic & Partner – Law
  • Topic: A PPP process from a legal perspective using the example of the new cable car in Montenegro
  • Speaker: Sandra Perisic (Advocate/Senior Associate, Karanovic & Partner)
TUESDAY - 06/04/2024
04:00 p.m. Impulse Lecture 1.8 – Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) – Governance - German
  • Topic: Funding Scenarios and Conditions for Urban Cable Cars in Germany
  • Speaker: Ingo Strater (Head of Sustainable Urban and Rural Mobility, Networks, Digital Municipal Transport Systems, BMDV)
TUESDAY - 06/04/2024
04:10 p.m. Impulse Lecture 1.9 – BPD – Real Estate - German
  • Topic: Economic Effects of Urban Cable Cars on Large Area Developments
  • Speaker: Han Joosten (Head of Area Development, BPD)
TUESDAY - 06/04/2024
04:20 p.m. Panel Discussion Part II
  • Topic: Conditions for the Financing of International Urban Cable Car Projects with the PPP Approach for the Successful Project Planning of Infrastructure Projects
  • Speaker: Andreas Funke (Partner, PwC), Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr (Mayor, City of Freetown, Sierra Leone), Ricardo Oliveira (Business Development, Mota Engil), Tijana Arsenijevic (Senior Associate / Attorney at Law, Karanovic Partners)
  • Moderation: Ramatou Magagi (Principal Investment Officer, Department of Transaction Advisory Services of IFC)
TUESDAY - 06/04/2024
04:50 p.m. Key Listener
  • Topic: Summary of Day 1 and Outlook for Day 2
  • Speaker: Prof. Dr. Harry Wagner (Professor for Intermodal Mobility and AI, University of Applied Science Ingolstadt & CEO FMS)
05:10 p.m. End of Congress Programme

Day 2 - Cable Car Congress

WEDNESDAY - 06/05/2024
WEDNESDAY - 06/05/2024
10:00 a.m. Greeting from the host City of Essen
  • Speaker: Simone Raskob (Councilor for Environment, Sport and Transport, City of Essen)
Part III: Planning & Process | 10:10 - 12:00 a.m.
WEDNESDAY - 06/05/2024
10:10 a.m. Impulse Lecture 2.1 – PwC – Consulting
  • Topic: Public Transport Integration of Urban Cable Cars as part of the Potential Analysis
  • Speaker: Maximilian Rohs (Director Infrastructure & Mobility, PwC) & Mathis Lepski (Senior Associate Infrastructure & Mobility, PwC)
Part I: Urban Development & Cable Cars | 10:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
WEDNESDAY - 06/05/2024
10:30 a.m. Impulse Lecture 2.2 – Stadt Freetown – Governance
  • Topic: Overcoming Mobility Restrictions with an Urban Cable Car as the Backbone of Public Transport in Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Speaker: Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE (Mayor, City of Freetown, Sierra Leone & Co-Chair, C40 Cities)
WEDNESDAY - 06/05/2024
10:50 a.m. Impulse Lecture 2.3 – Arcadis – Planning - German
  • Topic: Deviations from the Dutch Planning Processes Using the Examples of Almere and Amsterdam
  • Speaker: Ton Vergeldt (Senior Project Manager, Arcadis)
WEDNESDAY - 06/05/2024
11:10 a.m. Impulse Lecture 2.4 – Salzmann/BERNARD Gruppe – Planning - German
  • Topic: Urban Cable Cars – From Feasibility Study to Award | Experience from Internationally Implemented Projects
  • Speaker: Stephan Salzmann (CEO, Salzmann) & Philipp Hillebrand (Head of Traffic Planning, BERNARD Gruppe)
WEDNESDAY - 06/05/2024
11:30 a.m. Panel Discussion Part III - German
  • Topic: Success Factors for the Implementation of a Planning Process
  • Speaker: Prof. Dr. Harry Wagner (Professor for Intermodal Mobility and AI, TH Ingolstadt), Dr. André Schaffrin (Managing Consulant, Energy & Infrastructure, ifok GmbH), Ton Vergeldt (Senior Projectmanager, Arcadis)
  • Moderation: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Follmann (Professor for Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Applied Science, Darmstadt)
12:00 p.m. Congress break – Workshops & Tour of the Trade Fair
Part IV Operations & Best Practice | 02:00 - 04:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY - 06/05/2024
02:00 p.m. Impulse Lecture 2.5 – Transdev – Operation - German
  • Topic: General Condition Operating an Urban Cable Car
  • Speaker: Christian Kleinenhammann (COO, Transdev Germany GmbH)
WEDNESDAY - 06/05/2024
02:20 p.m. Impulse Lecture 2.6 – TÜV Süd – Inspection
  • Topic: Maintanance, Testing and Special Operational Requirements for Urban Cable Cars
  • Speaker: Dr. Georg Schober (Head of the Cable Car Testing Centre, TÜV Süd)
WEDNESDAY - 06/05/2024
02:40 p.m. Impulse Lecture 2.7 – University of Mexico City – Science
  • Topic: Economic and Socio-Environmental Impact of Cable Cars in Mexico City
  • Speaker: Sergio Astorga (PhD, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana)
WEDNESDAY - 06/05/2024
03:00 p.m. Impulse Lecture 2.8 – Mi Teleférico – Operation
  • Topic: Experience from the World’s Largest Cable Car Network in La Paz, Bolivia
  • Speaker: Cesar Portillo Arano (Project Manager, Mi Teleférico)
WEDNESDAY - 06/05/2024
03:20 p.m. Panel Discussion Part IV
  • Topic: Factors for the Successful Operation of Urban Cable Cars
  • Speaker: Patrick Vial (Project Manager, Tisséo Collectivités, Toulouse, France), Patrick Kayemba (Assiciate Director Africa, European Institute for Sustainable Transport EURIST Africa), Cesar Portillo Arano (Project Manager, Mi Teleférico, Bolivia)
  • Moderation: Guido Bruggeman (Independent Mobility Expert)
WEDNESDAY - 06/05/2024
03:50 p.m. Closing Words
  • Topic: Summary, Outlook and Perspectives
  • Speaker: Dominik Berndt (CEO, Cable Car World GmbH)
04:00 p.m. End of Congress Programme