Keynote Speakers

Philippe Crist

Philippe Crist is Advisor for Innovation and Foresight for the International Transport Forum (ITF) at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

His work focuses disruptive urban mobility scenarios, including automated driving, and examines how car-based and active mobility, public transport and taxis must adapt to these. He leads ITF work on data science how to leverage new and rapidly growing data sources to improve transport decision-making and is investigating how policy and regulation might adapt to an increasingly algorithmically-driven world. His work also encompasses helping public authorities think about how public space allocation, including curb management, will change under new travel practices and business models.

He is also a recognised world expert on cycling safety and policy, and in 2016 he won the Danish Cycling Embassy's Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion.

A French-American dual national, he is an ex-competitive cyclist and avid mushroom hunter. He also does much of his best thinking on a bicycle.

Klaus Bondam

Klaus Bondam has been the CEO of the Danish Cyclists’ Federation since 2014, representing the interests and working to improve cyclists’ conditions in Denmark. Klaus Bondam has a wide-ranging career spreading from nationwide famous actor, to Mayor of Technical and Environmental Affairs in Copenhagen and now to representative of the millions of everyday cyclists in Denmark. During his years as a political leader, Mr. Bondam contributed significantly to establishing Copenhagen as a game changer, on the international everyday cycling scene with some of the best possible conditions for cyclists. Copenhagen is today a living proof of a city with a modern sustainable mobility and a strong focus on liveability.

Amanda Ngabirano

Ms Amanda Ngabirano is an urban and regional planner, lecturing at Makerere University in Kampala. She is known to be so passionate about planned physical development for sustainability, vitality and inclusiveness.

She has been involved in several urban development projects locally, regionally as well as internationally, with a particular inclination to urban transport. Her passion and commitment towards smart cities is unrivalled. Ms Amanda is one of the active urban and regional planning lecturers at Makerere University, always seeking to link theory and practice. She is also the Vice President, World Cycling Alliance, board member representing the African continent. Amanda rides her bicycle in her city Kampala, and sees a huge opportunity in investing in cycling, together with walking, NOW and not latter. She tirelessly works closely with her city leadership to give cycling and people, the future they deserve, and is glad to see some admirable results already. Amanda is also a fine, articulate and experienced specialist in communicating urban development issues, no matter the complexity of the subject. Notably, she is one of the most inspiring international speakers, who never leaves her audience the same. She is popularly known as ‘Amanda from Uganda’ and ‘Madam Bicycle’. For more information about Ms Amanda Ngabirano, please visit