Lunch with an Entrepreneur: The Incredible Future of Urban Transportation


12:15PM Monday 18th November 2019

Pitcher Partners, Level 13, 664 Collins St, Docklands VIC 3008
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Are we there yet? The incredible future of urban transportation has arrived

Uber Air has recently announced Melbourne as the first international test city for flying taxis and the business of developing the network of landing infrastructure we are going to need for urban aerial mobility is well underway.

Our cities are about to be hit by a transport revolution – think driverless cars, delivery drones, micro mobility on electric scooters and Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft.

The technology for this revolution already exists today with Australian innovators and entrepreneurs at the frontline pushing the boundaries for city planning and regulatory changes which will be required.

Pitcher Partners International Institute of Entrepreneurship is delighted to host Clem Newton-Brown, CEO and Founder of Skyportz in a discussion on the future of urban transportation. Clem is regarded as one of the key figures behind the urban aerial mobility revolution and is playing a pivotal role in shaping the future of cities by working with the industry to deliver the infrastructure that services such as Uber Air will require.

The focus of this Lunch with an Entrepreneur with Clem is not about predicting the future – it is about what he and other like-minded and future-focused innovators are doing to create the urban environment to facilitate the biggest transportation change the world has seen since the invention of the motor vehicle.

This will be a moderated conversation supported by Michael Langhammer of Pitcher Partners. We welcome you to join the discussion and contribute to the debate.

A light lunch and refreshments will be provided from 12:15pm for a 12:30pm start.

Registrations are essential.

About the speaker

Clem has spent a lifetime around politics, law, planning, cities and pushing the boundaries. He started the first water taxi service on the Yarra River in 1992 and around the same time was getting around on a powered scooter, 25 years before the current trend for micro mobility.

As a former planning barrister, Deputy Lord Mayor of Melbourne and Member of Parliament, Clem has a unique insight into how this transport revolution can be realised. 


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